Mar 18, 2013 15:59 EDT
A new Israeli governing coalition with a strong showing of pro-settlement hardliners formally took office late on Monday after confirmation by parliament days before a landmark US presidential visit.
Mar 18, 2013 14:59 EDT
The Israeli parliament gave its seal of approval on Monday to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new governing coalition, which includes a strong showing of pro-settlement hardliners.
Mar 18, 2013 09:20 EDT
Israel's new coalition government, which includes a strong showing of pro-settlement hardliners, was to be sworn in on Monday, just two days before a visit by US President Barack Obama.
Mar 18, 2013 09:11 EDT
While US President Barack Obama's visit may not ease his frosty relationship with Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu, the fear of a nuclear Iran will compel the two to transcend their differences, officials say.
Mar 18, 2013 07:21 EDT
Israel's new coalition government, which includes a strong showing of pro-settlement hardliners, was to be sworn in on Monday just two days before a visit by US President Barack Obama.
Mar 17, 2013 16:40 EDT
Israel's new ruling coalition, which is to be sworn in on Monday, is likely to strengthen the hand of the Jewish settler lobby, with key ministerial portfolios handed to its supporters.
Mar 17, 2013 15:18 EDT
Israel's new Defence Minister Moshe "Boogie" Yaalon is a military veteran and staunch rightwinger known for his support of the Jewish settler movement, but who has taken a more moderate stance on Iran.
Mar 17, 2013 11:05 EDT
Former chief of staff Moshe Yaalon was named Israel's new defence minister on Sunday to succeed Ehud Barak, a statement from the ruling rightwing Likud party said.
Mar 05, 2013 14:27 EST
The Pentagon's new chief held talks with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Tuesday and pledged to ensure US budget cuts have no effect on funding for military assistance to the Jewish state, officials said.
Mar 05, 2013 10:57 EST
The Pentagon's new chief hosted Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Tuesday for talks after having faced allegations from some US senators that he was too critical of the Jewish state.
Mar 03, 2013 22:19 EST
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned Iran that Israel would never allow Iranian leaders to develop a nuclear weapon, as he addressed a powerful US-Israel lobby.
Feb 21, 2013 07:05 EST
Already under scrutiny over the Prisoner X affair, Israel's all-powerful spy agencies have once again found themselves in the spotlight with the explosive Oscar-nominated documentary "The Gatekeepers".
Feb 12, 2013 17:31 EST
Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak held talks Tuesday with Pentagon chief Leon Panetta that were expected to focus on the conflict in Syria and on Iran's nuclear program, US officials said.
Feb 11, 2013 06:10 EST
Israel has given final approval for 90 new homes in Beit El settlement near Ramallah in a move likely to spark tension ahead of a top-level visit by US President Barack Obama, officials and an NGO said Monday.
Feb 05, 2013 16:47 EST
The likely downfall of Bashar al-Assad could open new and dangerous fronts for its southern neighbour Israel, experts say, even if it weakens Hezbollah, the Syrian president's Lebanese ally.
Feb 05, 2013 16:05 EST
Israel has deployed a third Iron Dome missile defence battery to the north of the country a few days after carrying out an air strike inside neighbouring Syria, Israeli media said on Tuesday.
Feb 05, 2013 12:54 EST
Israeli leaders warned Tuesday of threats posed by Iran, Hezbollah and their mutual ally Syria as the new Israeli parliament opened following last month's general election.
Feb 04, 2013 21:40 EST
The United States has strongly backed a move by Syria's opposition chief to open dialogue with President Bashar al-Assad's regime in a bid to end 22 months of warfare that has cost tens of thousands of lives.
Feb 04, 2013 18:57 EST
Israel has implicitly confirmed it carried out an air strike in Syria, sparking a warning from Iran, but the Jewish state's next step in anticipation of a post-Bashar al-Assad era remains a mystery.
Feb 04, 2013 16:01 EST
Israel will regret its latest "aggression against Syria", Iran's security chief Saeed Jalili told reporters during a visit to Damascus on Monday.
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6 July 1999 – 7 March 2001
|Preceded by||Benjamin Netanyahu|
|Succeeded by||Ariel Sharon|
|Born||February 12, 1942 |
|Political party||Labor Party|