Saturday April 19th 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Ehud Barak’

Barak Criticized for Politically-Motivated Evictions

Barak Criticized for Politically-Motivated Evictions

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Member of Knesset Z’ev Elkin (Likud) blasted Defense Minister Ehud Barak (Atzmaut) on Thursday, saying Barak’s decision to evict the residents of the Patriarch's House in the ancient Judean city of Hebron was made only for political reasons. Elkin’s criticism came in the wake of reports that Barak ordered a poll [...]

PM Saves Ulpana from Demolition

PM Saves Ulpana from Demolition

by Eitam Abadi Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) informed his ministers at a Wednesday morning cabinet meeting that he had asked Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein to find a solution to avoid the court-mandated destruction of Beit El's endangered Ulpana neighborhood. Netanyahu added that in the near future he will bring [...]

Netanyahu Refuses UN Call for Renewed Freeze

Netanyahu Refuses UN Call for Renewed Freeze

by Sagit Levi In a rare act of defiance against imperialist pressure, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) told United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday that there will be no new freeze on Jewish construction in the Samaria and Judea regions. Ban demanded earlier in the day that Netanyahu reinstate the ban on all Jewish [...]

Likud MKs Fighting to Keep Barak Out

Likud MKs Fighting to Keep Barak Out

by Eitan Abadi Member of Knesset Danny Danon (Likud) has announced a new campaign to prevent Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu from guaranteeing Defense Minister Ehud Barak and other members of his Atzmaut faction reserved spots on the Likud list in the next national elections. Danon’s move comes amid reports that Netanyahu is pressing [...]

PM Denies Likud Safety Net for Barak

PM Denies Likud Safety Net for Barak

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu denied Monday that he had promised Defense Minister Ehud Barak a designated spot on the Likud party list should Barak's new Atzmaut faction fail to pass the electoral threshold in the next elections. "I give you my solemn word, I never promised Ehud Barak a designated slot," Netanyahu [...]

Likud ‘Rebels’ Seek to Stop House Demolitions

Likud ‘Rebels’ Seek to Stop House Demolitions

by Sagit Levi Ministers and lawmakers from the ruling Likud party are seeking ways to prevent the state from destroying thousands of homes in the Samaria region. Following the demolition of three homes at the Migron village in September, politicians are particularly concerned about a number of Supreme Court decisions and government [...]

Trajtenberg Passes Cabinet Vote

Trajtenberg Passes Cabinet Vote

by Eitam Abadi Israel's government handily passed the Trajtenberg Committee report on Sunday, a week after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) was forced to retreat from bringing the report to a vote due to not being able to muster a cabinet majority. The committee's recommendations on socio-economic change prompted by the summer's [...]

Israel Succumbing to Quartet Demands

Israel Succumbing to Quartet Demands

by Sagit Levi Following a five hour meeting with his inner cabinet of eight ministers Tuesday night, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) has agreed to accept the Middle East Quartet's proposal for negotiations with the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. Although it was widely expected that Israel would submit to foreign pressure and [...]

Bill Clinton Blames Netanyahu for Thwarting US Agenda

Bill Clinton Blames Netanyahu for Thwarting US Agenda

by Sagit Levi Former United States President Bill Clinton on Thursday lashed out at Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud), saying his election to office represents a key obstacle to America's Middle East agenda, according to Foreign Policy magazine. During a roundtable with bloggers on the sidelines of the Clinton Global Initiative in [...]

Yachimovich Takes Labor Primary, Reinvigorates Party

Yachimovich Takes Labor Primary, Reinvigorates Party

by Eitam Abadi Member of Knesset Shelly Yachimovich, the newly-elected Labor party leader, said overnight Wednesday that "the time has come to rebuild the country with a spirit of justice, equality, responsibility for the people and social democracy." During a victory speech at the party's headquarters at Beit Berl Teachers' College in Kfar [...]

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