Jan 17, 2011 03:26 EST
Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak was on Monday to quit his Labour party, a key member of the ruling coalition, and to announce the creation of a new party, media reports said.
Jan 16, 2011 05:32 EST
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Some leaders would have fired him months ago for insubordination. But Avigdor Lieberman, denounced by critics as the Jewish Joe McCarthy, just wraps himself tighter in the flag.
Jan 13, 2011 10:42 EST
A decision by Israel's parliament to probe the funding of left-wing NGOs and rights groups has provoked lively debate over the very character of the country's democracy.
Jan 10, 2011 15:44 EST
Outspoken Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday accused local left-wing activist groups of aiding militants who seek to harm the Jewish state's security.
Jan 09, 2011 08:10 EST
A group of leading Israeli intellectuals has written to the Israeli parliament to protest plans for an investigation into the funding of left-wing rights groups, Haaretz newspaper said Sunday.
Jan 05, 2011 13:12 EST
Israel's ultra-nationalist Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman appears set on becoming the new champion of the Israeli right although for the time being, he is happy to stay within the ruling coalition.
Dec 19, 2010 14:45 EST
Disillusioned by the collapse of talks and disappointed by the US administration, the Palestinians are turning away from negotiations and seeking international recognition for a Palestinian state.
Dec 09, 2010 08:04 EST
Holocaust survivor and former Israeli Knesset speaker Dov Shilansky dies at 86. Dov Shilansky, a Holocaust survivor and former speaker of the Israeli parliament, has died. He was 86.
Dec 02, 2010 15:39 EST
The United States admitted it has failed to win a new Israeli settlement freeze, a Palestinian official said on Thursday, in a potential knockout blow to stalled peace talks.
Nov 27, 2010 14:03 EST
Christian Wulff, Germany's first head of state to be born after World War II, arrived on Saturday on his first official visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories, the German embassy in Tel Aviv said.
Nov 24, 2010 10:30 EST
In Jerusalem, one man's neighborhood is another's settlement. If there is ever to be Middle East peace, here's a knot that must somehow be undone.
Nov 23, 2010 16:11 EST
Palestinian and Syrian officials on Tuesday condemned a new Israeli law mandating a national referendum ahead of any withdrawal from annexed east Jerusalem or the Golan Heights.
Nov 22, 2010 17:18 EST
Israel's parliament on Monday passed a law calling for a national referendum ahead of any withdrawal from annexed east Jerusalem or the Golan Heights, a move that could derail future peace deals.
Nov 22, 2010 05:54 EST
Israel's parliament was on Monday to vote on a bill requiring a national referendum be held before any withdrawal from occupied east Jerusalem or the Golan Heights, a spokesman said.
Nov 07, 2010 14:22 EST
The Canadian sex symbol, in Israel as a guest judge in the local version of television's "Dancing with the Stars," told reporters on Sunday she had written to Ultra-Orthodox leaders asking them to stop blocking anti-fur legislation.
Nov 07, 2010 06:44 EST
In Jordan's election campaign, anger at Israel and fears of fallout from peace deadlock. Frustration with the interminable deadlock in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is bleeding over into Jordan, where bitterness at Israel is flowing more freely than ever during campaigning for this week's parliamentary elections.
Nov 02, 2010 14:16 EDT
At a meeting of a parliamentary lobby group, Danny Dayan, chairman of the Yesha Council of settlers, said work on around 4,000 government-funded housing units had been held up because Defence Minister Ehud Barak had not signed off on the invitations to tender.
Nov 01, 2010 02:00 EDT
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - A "Say No to Obama" event in Israel drew only 100 supporters on Sunday to the launch of an Israeli version of the Tea Party movement that is challenging the U.S. President in Tuesday's mid-term elections.
Oct 11, 2010 09:24 EDT
The Israeli government on Monday endorsed a bill requiring a national referendum be held before any withdrawal from occupied east Jerusalem or the Golan Heights, the justice ministry said.
Oct 11, 2010 07:39 EDT
The Israeli government on Monday backed a bill requiring a national referendum be held before any withdrawal from occcupied east Jerusalem or the Golan Heights, the justice ministry said.