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NSA Spying on Israeli Prime Ministers

NSA Spying on Israeli Prime Ministers

by Sagit Levi Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) and his predecessor Ehud Olmert (Kadima) were among those spied upon by America's National Security Agency (NSA), new documents leaked by whistleblower and former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden reveal. According to reports Friday in the British Guardian, the New York [...]

Yachimovich Supports US-Imposed Settlement

Yachimovich Supports US-Imposed Settlement

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Opposition Leader Shelly Yachimovich (Labor) upset her rivals for the Labor party chairmanship over the weekend when she set new preconditions for her party entering Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition. In an interview with Ha’aretz, she said that for Labor to join, there must be a United States [...]

US Meddling in Israeli Elections

US Meddling in Israeli Elections

by Sagit Levi United States President Barack Obama is closely following Israeli elections, Channel 10 News reported on Tuesday. And remarks by Obama quoted by The Atlantic columnist Jeffrey Goldberg reveals that Washington is also attempting to once again interfere with Israel's democratic process. According to Channel 10, the White House [...]

Britain Enraged by Ariel University Recognition

Britain Enraged by Ariel University Recognition

by Eitam Abadi England has condemned Israel's decision to officially recognize the Samaria region's Ariel University Center as a full-fledged institution of higher education. "We are deeply disappointed by the decision to upgrade Ariel's university center. Ariel is beyond the Green Line in a 'settlement' that is illegal according [...]

US Behind Yachimovich Campaign

US Behind Yachimovich Campaign

by Eitam Abadi The Labor party's campaign for upcoming Knesset elections is being directed by prominent American political operative Stanley Greenberg, a close adviser to United States President Barack Obama inherited from former US President Bill Clinton. “It is an honor for me to work with Shelly Yachimovich and the Labor party in the [...]

Netanyahu May Back Parts of Levi Report

Netanyahu May Back Parts of Levi Report

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) will recommend that the government support at least part of the controversial Edmund Levi Report. The 89-page report was submitted to a ministerial committee in July by a panel officially established by Netanyahu in January to define the legal status of Jewish communities in the [...]

Kurdistan Fighting Intensifies

Kurdistan Fighting Intensifies

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Six Turkish soldiers, two state militiamen and 11 Kurdish resistance fighters were killed when the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) attacked military outposts in Turkish-occupied northern Kurdistan, security sources said on Sunday. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused unnamed foreign countries of backing the [...]

Mofaz Wins US Favor

Mofaz Wins US Favor

by Sagit Levi United States President Barack Obama made an unscheduled appearance on Thursday while Israeli Vice Premier Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) was at the White House meeting with US National Security Advisor Tom Donilon. Obama spent more than half an hour with Mofaz, who reportedly outlined ways he can assist in advancing America's [...]

Mofaz Angling for US Favor

Mofaz Angling for US Favor

by Sagit Levi Vice Premier Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) is scheduled to arrive in Washington on Monday for a series of key meetings intended to restore the confidence of United States officials in his party following his victory over Tzipi Livni in recent primaries. Livni had been widely regarded as Washington's preferred candidate to install in [...]

Hotovely Warns PM May Split Likud

Hotovely Warns PM May Split Likud

by Sagit Levi Member of Knesset Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) expressed concern on Monday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu may choose to split the Likud and form a joint list with Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz (Kadima), Defense Minister Ehud Barak (Atzmaut) and Likud ministers such as Dan Meridor and Michael Eitan. Speaking with [...]

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