Tzipi Livni, Israel's former foreign minister, lost her fight to remain head of Kadima, Israel's main opposition party.
Thursday evening and the line outside Israel's Channel 2 production facility is getting longer. Dozens of eager fans are waiting to enter the studio for the season finale taping of, "Eretz Nehederet," or "What a Wonderful Country."
Israel's Opposition Party Leader, Tzipi Livni tells Christiane Amanpour she's willing to be arrested.
Tzipi Livni, leader of a key Israeli opposition party, said Monday she would be willing to face arrest to challenge the validity of war crimes charges reportedly filed against her in a British court.
A British court's decision to issue an arrest warrant for former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni is "absurd," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday.
Incoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that "extremist Islam is trying to bring us down through terrorism from north and south" as his Cabinet prepared to take office.
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.
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.
Benjamin Netanyahu, the head of the conservative Likud Party, has been chosen to form Israel's next government, Israeli President Shimon Peres announced Friday.
Israel's prime minister denied media reports that it is negotiating with the militant group Hamas, which controls Gaza, but said there will be Israeli "consultations" Sunday "regarding the situation in the south."
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.
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the unofficial Israeli election results
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.
"I won!" Tzipi Livni said. My party got the most votes. "Today, the people decided -- Kadima," Livni announced at a victory rally Tuesday night.
Uncertain Israeli elections set the stage for weeks of possible coalition negotiations. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
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.
Talk to Israeli voters, and you hear disillusionment.
CNN's Bill Schneider reports that, in this election, Israelis are searching for their version of Barack Obama.
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.
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.
CNN.com profiles the leading parties and party leaders ahead of Tuesday's Israeli elections.
Diplomats edged closer to finding a way to end the fighting in Gaza on Friday as the United States and Israel signed an agreement designed to stop arms smuggling into the Palestinian territory.
The Israeli military surrounded densely populated Gaza City late Monday as the death toll mounts in Gaza.
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni discusses the latest on the unrest in the Gaza region.
CNN's Rick Sanchez interviews a Palestinian man and an American woman about the conflict between Hamas militants and Israel.
The Israeli air force bombed the homes Thursday of two top Hamas military figures, killing at least one of them.
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak met Thursday in Cairo amid escalating cross-border violence between Israel and Hamas.
U.S. President-elect Barack Obama has "a tremendous opportunity" to help negotiate an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan that could help "empower the forces of ... moderation in the Islamic world," former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Sunday.
The White House on Thursday acknowledged that a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians is unlikely to happen before President Bush leaves office.
Israel's internal security agency is "very concerned" that extremists in that country might assassinate an Israeli leader to disrupt the peace process with the Palestinians, Shin Bet's director said Sunday, according to Israeli newspaper Haaretz.
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
Unable to form a new coalition government, Kadima Party leader Tzipi Livni said Sunday she has asked Israeli President Shimon Peres to hold early general elections.
Kadima Party leader Tzipi Livni has given up efforts to form a coalition government and will ask President Shimon Peres for early elections in 90 days, Israeli media reported late Saturday.
Elections to chose a new Israeli government appeared closer Friday when the ultra-Orthodox Shas party rejected a bid to join a coalition government headed by Kadima Party leader Tzipi Livni.
Caught in between four countries and 60 years of conflict, the disputed plateau could soon change hands again -- peacefully
Israeli President Shimon Peres asked Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, head of the Kadima party, to form a new government Monday.
The resignation of Israeli President Ehud Olmert doesn't necessarily mean he's gone. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
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
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert handed in his resignation to President Shimon Peres on Sunday, Peres announced.
Israel's corruption-tainted prime minister told his Cabinet that he would step down, following through on a promise to allow the new leader of the ruling party to try to form a coalition government
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni declared victory Thursday in an election to lead the ruling Kadima Party, putting her on a path that could make her Israel's first female prime minister in 34 years.
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, the front-runner to succeed outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, casts her ballot.
Tzipi Livni wins a close race (by fewer than 500 votes) to become the new leader of Israel's ruling Kadima Party
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni is one step closer to becoming the nation's first female prime minister since Golda Meir. The current prime minister, Ehud Olmert, has decided to resign following corruption allegations involving more than $150,000 in payments from a New York businessman. Livni, 50, has served in Israel's legislature, the Knesset, for less than a decade, but was effectively put on the path to the nation's highest office after claiming victory in Tuesday's primary.
Israel's ruling party stages a primary, forcing its members to choose between moving right and moving left
More than 70,000 members of Israel's ruling Kadima Party Wednesday will choose a new leader for the party and potentially a new prime minister.
Ehud Olmert pledged Thursday to immediately resign as Israel's prime minister once his party chooses his successor as leader next week
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice emerged from three-way talks with Palestinians in a good mood, joking and laughing with reporters -- so much so that her guest, U.N. Secretary-General for Somalia Ahmedou Ould-Abdalla, wanted in on the joke.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says he will step down as party leader once a replacement is elected.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will not affect efforts to reach a Mideast peace deal before the end of the year.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced Wednesday he will resign in September, raising doubts about progress for U.S.-backed Mideast peace efforts
Countries at a one-day conference Tuesday agreed to commit more than $240 million to help strengthen the Palestinian Authority's police force and court system
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday that Israeli plans to build 1,300 homes in East Jerusalem pose the "greatest obstacle" to Mideast peace.
Israel's foreign minister warned the ruling Kadima party Thursday that it must be prepared to replace Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who is embroiled in a corruption probe, an aide said.
Hamas leaders in Gaza have declared a three-day mourning period after an Israeli raid on eastern Gaza City left at least 17 dead and more than 20 wounded.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas agreed Sunday to authorize peace talks, which could begin Monday, according to the offices of both leaders.
Palestinians seek governmental and economic aid at fundraising conference in Paris. CNN's Jim Bittermann explains.
A major donors conference to raise funds for the Palestinians has gone beyond expectations, with donors pledging $7.4 billion to help build a Palestinian state, organizers said Monday.
A rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza on Thursday struck near a synagogue in the Israeli town of Sderot, injuring a woman and damaging a home, an Israel Defense Forces spokeswoman said.
Israelis complained about rocket attacks from Gaza while Palestinians questioned Israeli plans for West Bank settlements during peace talks Wednesday.
Israeli tanks and bulldozers plow into Gaza in the biggest incursion in years. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports
The Israeli blockade is a matter of life or death for some Gaza citizens. ITN's Julian Manyon reports.
Rice, Gates in Mideast
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni told Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Wednesday that he should resign over his handling of last summer's war in Lebanon.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Jerusalem on Saturday for a series of meetings with Middle Eastern leaders.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has expressed skepticism that Iran is serious about suspending its uranium enrichment program and said the United States expects to "make some movement forward" on a sanctions resolution when U.N. diplomats convene in New York next week.
Israel began moving forward Tuesday on a diplomatic effort to end the conflict in the Middle East, Israel's foreign minister said.
Israel's foreign minister said Wednesday a Hamas-led Palestinian government could be designated a terrorist state, subject to sanctions, if it refuses to recognize Israel and renounce terrorism.
Two opinion polls published Friday suggest that Israelis voting in upcoming elections would strongly support the Kadima political party founded by ailing Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, even without its gravely ill leader.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres resigned Wednesday from the Labor Party and endorsed his former rival, Ariel Sharon, in the upcoming race for prime minister.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres will resign from the Labor Party, Israeli Channel 10 reported Tuesday night.
The new party created amid political upheaval in Israel will support the creation of a peaceful Palestinian state, giving up some land to ensure Israel's Jewish majority and maintaining all of Jerusalem under Israeli control.
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