Tag Archives: Prime Minister

Netanyahu’s excellent speech at the UN

I missed Bibi’s speech last night as I was at a wedding.  I’ve now caught up on it (via Israellycool) and “excellent” doesn’t begin to describe it. Here’s the video: You can read the full text of his speech at … Continue reading

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Election day guide (and propaganda)

Election Day is almost upon us once again, barely two years from the last elections. Voting will begin tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. Israel time and polls will close at 10 p.m.  This year, more than ever before, many Israelis … Continue reading

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Palestinian PM resigns, un-resigns, re-resigns

Back in April Salam Fayyad, the Palestinian Prime Minister, tendered his resignation. The resignation comes following major disagreements over government policy in the Palestinian Authority and rumors that Abbas would fire Fayyad, who also serves as finance minister. The world … Continue reading

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Bibi vs. Barak – sign of impending elections?

The Israeli news has been dominated in the last few days by the latest sparring between PM Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak. What implications does this rift have for the Israeli political process? One of the major points of … Continue reading

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Baruch Dayan Emet: Former PM Yitzchak Shamir, 96

Israel’s former Prime Minister Yitzchak Shamir has died at the age of 96. He led a full, action-packed life and was one of the founding fathers of the State of Israel. Shamir fought in radical pre-state undergrounds to oust the … Continue reading

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