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A controversial practice that has allowed tens of thousands of young ultra-Orthodox men to avoid compulsory military service has emerged as a looming test for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new coalition government — and one that could create
Image PNN The President of the Israeli Knesset, Reuven Rivlin, has indicated that he fears that recent political developments will prejudice the role of the Knesset because of the change in the balance of power between the coalition and the
Less than two weeks ago, Yuval Diskin, the recently retired chief of Israel 's internal security agency, launched a blistering verbal assault on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his defense minister, Ehud Barak , questioning their judgment on
Kadima Chairman Shaul Mofaz, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman will also be present at the meeting. The Israeli officials will receive reports on the talks between the west and Iran in Istanbul. (Attila Somfalvi)
In a stunning reversal, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called off early elections Tuesday after reaching an agreement to bring the main opposition party into the government, a move that puts a more moderate face on his hawkish coalition.
The chairman of the opposition in the Israeli Parliament agreed early Tuesday morning to join the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , a surprise move that staves off early elections and creates a new unity coalition with a huge
Tzipi Livni , who recently lost the leadership of her centrist Kadima Party and her position as leader of the opposition, resigned from the Israeli Parliament on Tuesday but said that she was not quitting public life. The state of Israel is too dear
Former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni announced her resignation from parliament on Tuesday, weeks after she was ousted as opposition leader, in a move that could shake up Israeli politics ahead of widely expected national elections. <
Centrist parties have historically not fared well for a variety of structural reasons in Israeli politics. Despite an auspicious start for Kadima in 2005, it too seems doomed. Can the newly elected chairman of the centrist Kadima party, Shaul Mofaz,
Shaul Mofaz took over as head of the opposition in Israel this week having defeated Tzipi Livni to lead the Kadima Party it was seen as further evidence of the country's rightward shift. A former military chief of staff and defense minister, Mr.