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Knesset moves quickly to approve coalition dealupdated: Wed May 09 2012 16:32:00

The Israeli parliament approved Wednesday by a vote of 71-23 a coalition agreement between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party and the opposition Kadima party of Shaul Mofaz.

Israel forms unity government, wards off September electionsupdated: Tue May 08 2012 08:18:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing Likud party have agreed to form a unity government with the rival centrist political faction Kadima in a move that will put off elections until late next year and create one of the largest coalition governments in Israeli history.

Netanyahu calls for early electionsupdated: Mon May 07 2012 07:07:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Sunday for early elections.

Israeli opposition party picks new leaderupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 07:42:00

Tzipi Livni, Israel's former foreign minister, lost her fight to remain head of Kadima, Israel's main opposition party.

Police: Tourists blocked from Jerusalem holy sites after leaflets call for disturbancesupdated: Sun Feb 12 2012 11:16:00

Israeli authorities temporarily blocked Jews and foreign tourists from entering some of Jerusalem's most visited holy sites Sunday after leaflets called for causing disturbances there, police said.

Netanyahu scores Likud primary winupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 05:54:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu handily won his Likud party leadership primary Tuesday, fueling speculation that he may soon call for nationwide elections.

War games in Israel meant to show forceupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 05:54:00

Israeli war games seen as a show of force amid rising tensions with Iran. CNN's David McKenzie reports.

Former Israeli president starts 7-year prison sentenceupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 05:34:00

Moshe Katsav, the former Israeli president, began a seven-year prison sentence on Wednesday for rape and other sexual offenses.

Israeli man killed near West Bank holy siteupdated: Sun Apr 24 2011 13:45:00

An Israeli man was killed and four others were wounded early Sunday morning near Joseph's Tomb, a Jewish holy site in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, an Israeli military spokesman said.

Netanyahu moves to cut Israeli food, fuel pricesupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 14:56:00

Facing mounting domestic political pressure, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday announced a series of economic measures aimed at bringing down rapidly rising prices for food and gasoline.

Court: Former Israeli president guilty of rape, sexual harassmentupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 14:28:00

A Tel Aviv district court Thursday found former Israeli president Moshe Katsav guilty of multiple charges of rape and sexual harassment.

Netanyahu: No extension of settlement freezeupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 04:05:00

Israel does not plan to extend a moratorium on settlement-building in the West Bank, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told party colleagues Sunday, despite a Palestinian threat to walk away from peace talks if building resumes.

Another kick in the wallupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 07:31:00

CNN followed Jerusalem's two best football teams - one Palestinian, the other Jewish - as they played on either side of the wall.

Pressure rising as settlement freeze deadline nears endupdated: Sun Jul 04 2010 19:08:00

As the 10-month building freeze in the West Bank settlements comes closer to its end scheduled in September -- and only days before the Benjamin Netanyahu-Barack Obama meeting this week -- tension in Israel over the question of the future status of settlements is rising.

Other nations' coalitions show way for Britainupdated: Wed May 12 2010 06:57:00

The experience of minority and coalition governments worldwide shows the advantages and risks for the UK as the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties build an alliance that can command a parliamentary majority following an election that produced no clear winner.

Hoping for a miracleupdated: Fri Apr 23 2010 12:04:00

Former Aston Villa boss John Gregory tells CNN about his task to keep a soccer team in Nazareth, Israel from being relegated.

It won't be easy to restore trust between U.S. and Israelupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 10:25:00

The current flap over Israeli settlement construction in East Jerusalem is a real humdinger, but it isn't the worst moment in the history of U.S.-Israeli relations.

Poll: Half of Israelis back bombing if needed to stop Iran nukesupdated: Sun Jun 14 2009 09:44:00

Roughly half of Israelis support bombing Iran's nuclear facilities if international efforts fail to stop the Islamic republic from developing nuclear weapons, according to a Hebrew University poll released Sunday.

Netanyahu reaches out to Palestiniansupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 09:56:00

Incoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday his government will be a "partner for peace" with the Palestinians.

Israel: Labor votes to join Netanyahu's coalitionupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 14:49:00

The Central Committee of Israel's Labor Party voted Tuesday to join a coalition government headed by Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu.

Mandate for Israeli governmentupdated: Fri Mar 20 2009 09:21:00

CNN's Bill Schneider reports on the mixed mandate coming out of Israel's national elections.

Israel: Netanyahu gets more time to form governmentupdated: Fri Mar 20 2009 09:21:00

Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu, running out of time to form a coalition government, was granted a 14-day extension Friday by Israeli President Shimon Peres.

Former Israeli president to face rape charges, officials sayupdated: Sun Mar 08 2009 18:35:00

Israel's attorney general will indict former President Moshe Katsav on charges of rape and sexual assault of a number of his employees, the country's justice ministry said Sunday.

Nationalist could be Israel's next foreign ministerupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 12:13:00

Israeli media are buzzing with reports that right-wing nationalist Avigdor Lieberman may become Israel's next foreign minister.

Israel: Netanyahu fails to strike deal with Kadimaupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 09:31:00

Israel's next government is shaping up to be a narrow conservative coalition after designated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to strike a deal on Friday with the moderate Kadima Party.

Netanyahu woos political adversariesupdated: Mon Feb 23 2009 08:30:00

Days after being chosen to form the next Israeli government, Benjamin Netanyahu met with moderate party leaders in an attempt to lure them into a government under his leadership.

Netanyahu: Iran top threat in Israeli historyupdated: Sat Feb 21 2009 03:19:00

Benjamin Netanyahu, the head of the conservative Likud Party, has been chosen to form Israel's next government, Israeli President Shimon Peres announced Friday.

Netanyahu edges towards coalition dealupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 08:05:00

Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu has picked up tentative support that could give him the inside track on forming a coalition government and becoming Israel's next prime minister.

Hamas says it may consider Israeli soldier's releaseupdated: Mon Feb 16 2009 15:01:00

The Palestinian militant group Hamas said Monday that it is willing to consider the release of an Israeli soldier who was seized in a cross-border raid more than two years ago.

Israel centrists just keeping leadupdated: Thu Feb 12 2009 14:38:00

Israel's centrist Kadima is maintaining its one-seat lead over right-wing Likud but with about 100,000 ballots yet to be counted the result is not yet official, the Central Elections Committee said Thursday.

Kadima, Likud claim mandate to governupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 12:54:00

The leaders of Israel's two largest parties jockeyed to form ruling coalitions Wednesday, each claiming a mandate to govern as unofficial election results indicated a virtual tie between them.

Israeli election resultsupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 12:54:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the unofficial Israeli election results

Analysis: A mixed message for peacebrokersupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 12:49:00

"I won!" Tzipi Livni said. My party got the most votes. "Today, the people decided -- Kadima," Livni announced at a victory rally Tuesday night.

Israel's uncertain outcomeupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 12:49:00

Uncertain Israeli elections set the stage for weeks of possible coalition negotiations. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

Exit polls: Kadima leads Israeli vote, big gains for Likudupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 01:33:00

Israel's two largest parties each claimed a mandate early Wednesday after exit polls showed a surprise first-place finish by the ruling Kadima party and dramatic gains by its conservative rivals.

Palestinian expectations lowupdated: Tue Feb 10 2009 06:19:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman gauges low Palestinian expectations for Israel's upcoming elections.

Palestinian despair deepens ahead of electionsupdated: Tue Feb 10 2009 06:19:00

My eyes stung, I was coughing, my nose was running. Along with cameraman David Hawley and freelance producer Kareem Khadder, I had just been tear-gassed -- not for the first time last Friday -- during a day-long clash between Palestinian kids and Israeli soldiers in the West Bank town of Na'alin, on the West Bank.

Analysis: Israeli vote goes down to wireupdated: Mon Feb 09 2009 05:50:00

Down to the wire. That's what the polling in Israel's election on Tuesday predicts: a tight race between Benjamin Netanyahu, former prime minister (1996-99) and leader of the conservative Likud party, and Tzipi Livni, the current foreign minister and leader of the centrist Kadimah party.

Israeli right gains in polls ahead of voteupdated: Fri Feb 06 2009 14:42:00

Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud movement maintains a slim lead ahead of next week's parliamentary elections in Israel, but Tzipi Livni's ruling centrist Kadima party still has a chance to pull out a victory, a win that would give it the first opportunity to form a new coalition government, according to polls published on Friday.

Polls point to tough election day for Laborupdated: Fri Feb 06 2009 14:41:00

CNN.com profiles the leading parties and party leaders ahead of Tuesday's Israeli elections.

Kadima hoping to hold onto powerupdated: Fri Feb 06 2009 14:40:00

CNN.com profiles the leading parties and party leaders ahead of Tuesday's Israeli elections.

Likud seeking to capitalize on lead in pollsupdated: Fri Feb 06 2009 14:39:00

CNN.com profiles the leading parties and party leaders ahead of Tuesday's Israeli elections.

Time.com: Peace Prospects Dim as Israeli Elections Loomupdated: Sun Oct 26 2008 17:00:00

Tzipi Livni's inability to form a new ruling coalition will mean early elections next year, but they could ultimately boost prospects for an agreement with the Palestinians

Time.com: Olmert's Lame-Duck Epiphany About Palestinian Peaceupdated: Tue Sep 30 2008 15:00:00

As Israel's embattled prime minister prepares to leave office, he issues a series of stunning departure statements

Israeli president taps Livni to form governmentupdated: Mon Sep 22 2008 17:05:00

Israeli President Shimon Peres asked Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, head of the Kadima party, to form a new government Monday.

Olmert resigns -- sort ofupdated: Mon Sep 22 2008 17:05:00

The resignation of Israeli President Ehud Olmert doesn't necessarily mean he's gone. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

Time.com: What Olmert's Resignation Means for Israelupdated: Mon Sep 22 2008 07:00:00

Although he remains as head of an interim government, the task of forging a new coalition falls to Tzipi Livni, Olmert's replacement as head of the Kadima party

U.S. donor says Israeli leader received $150,000updated: Tue May 27 2008 12:09:00

A U.S. businessman testified Tuesday that thousands of dollars he donated or loaned to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for political reasons also appeared to pay for luxury expenses.

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