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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.

Israeli TV show attacks taboos with humorupdated: Wed May 19 2010 09:20:00

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."

Tzipi Livniupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 02:33:00

Israel's Opposition Party Leader, Tzipi Livni tells Christiane Amanpour she's willing to be arrested.

Livni willing to face arrest over UK warrantupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 02:33:00

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.

Israel condemns 'absurd' UK arrest warrant for Livniupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 13:49:00

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.

New Israeli PM says 'extremist Islam' trying to destroy his countryupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 16:48:00

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: 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.

Israel denies reports of Hamas negotiationsupdated: Sun Feb 15 2009 06:33:00

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 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.

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

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

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.

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.

Analysis: Israel looking for an Obamaupdated: Tue Feb 10 2009 15:55:00

Talk to Israeli voters, and you hear disillusionment.

Looking for an Israeli Obamaupdated: Tue Feb 10 2009 15:55:00

CNN's Bill Schneider reports that, in this election, Israelis are searching for their version of Barack Obama.

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.

Kadima hoping to hold onto powerupdated: Fri Feb 06 2009 14:40:00 profiles the leading parties and party leaders ahead of Tuesday's Israeli elections.

Israel, U.S. target Hamas arms smugglingupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 15:22:00

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.

Israeli military surrounds Gaza City, officals sayupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 11:06:00

The Israeli military surrounded densely populated Gaza City late Monday as the death toll mounts in Gaza.

Livni news conferenceupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 21:30:00

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni discusses the latest on the unrest in the Gaza region.

Israel, Hamas perspectivesupdated: Fri Jan 02 2009 02:44:00

CNN's Rick Sanchez interviews a Palestinian man and an American woman about the conflict between Hamas militants and Israel.

Israelis strike homes of 2 top Hamas figures; at least 1 killedupdated: Fri Jan 02 2009 02:44:00

The Israeli air force bombed the homes Thursday of two top Hamas military figures, killing at least one of them.

Israel, Egypt discuss Hamas clashesupdated: Thu Dec 25 2008 12:12:00

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak met Thursday in Cairo amid escalating cross-border violence between Israel and Hamas.

Blair: Obama can help forge Israeli-Palestinian peaceupdated: Sun Nov 09 2008 16:24:00

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.

White House: Mideast peace deal 'unlikely' soonupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 14:01:00

The White House on Thursday acknowledged that a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians is unlikely to happen before President Bush leaves office.

Report: Israeli security chief warns of assassinationupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 08:28:00

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. 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

Israel's Livni scraps coalition effort, wants early electionsupdated: Sun Oct 26 2008 12:15:00

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.

Israel's Livni to call for elections, report saysupdated: Sat Oct 25 2008 21:05:00

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.

Israeli election looms as coalition bid rejectedupdated: Fri Oct 24 2008 11:48:00

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. The Golan Heightsupdated: Tue Sep 30 2008 20:00:00

Caught in between four countries and 60 years of conflict, the disputed plateau could soon change hands again -- peacefully

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. 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

Israeli PM Olmert hands in resignationupdated: Sun Sep 21 2008 21:01:00

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert handed in his resignation to President Shimon Peres on Sunday, Peres announced. Israel PM Olmert Tells Cabinet He Will Resignupdated: Sun Sep 21 2008 05:10:00

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

Narrow election victory for Israel's Livniupdated: Thu Sep 18 2008 18:45:00

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.

Kadima voteupdated: Thu Sep 18 2008 18:45:00

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, the front-runner to succeed outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, casts her ballot. Livni Wins Party Vote to Succeed Olmert in Israelupdated: Thu Sep 18 2008 06:00:00

Tzipi Livni wins a close race (by fewer than 500 votes) to become the new leader of Israel's ruling Kadima Party Tzipi Livniupdated: Wed Sep 17 2008 20:10:00

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. Who Will Follow Olmert as Israeli Prime Minister?updated: Wed Sep 17 2008 16:45:00

Israel's ruling party stages a primary, forcing its members to choose between moving right and moving left

Kadima Party vote likely to give Israel new prime ministerupdated: Tue Sep 16 2008 18:44:00

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. Olmert to Resign as Israel PMupdated: Fri Sep 12 2008 10:00:00

Ehud Olmert pledged Thursday to immediately resign as Israel's prime minister once his party chooses his successor as leader next week

Analysis: Facing uphill battle in Mideast, Rice remains hopefulupdated: Thu Jul 31 2008 22:05:00

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.

Olmert announcementupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 18:04:00

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says he will step down as party leader once a replacement is elected.

Rice says peace talks go on despite Olmert quittingupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 18:04:00

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. Olmert to Step Down in Septemberupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 15:00:00

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced Wednesday he will resign in September, raising doubts about progress for U.S.-backed Mideast peace efforts Nations Commit $240M to Palestineupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 10:00:00

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

Abbas: Israeli settlements 'greatest obstacle' to peaceupdated: Sun Jun 15 2008 12:42:00

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.

Ruling party 'must be ready' to replace Olmertupdated: Thu May 29 2008 11:23:00

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 mourns Israeli raid victimsupdated: Tue Jan 15 2008 11:28:00

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.

Israel, Palestinian leaders to talk borders, security, settlementsupdated: Sun Jan 13 2008 17:30:00

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.

Palestinian Donors' Conferenceupdated: Mon Dec 17 2007 14:39:00

Palestinians seek governmental and economic aid at fundraising conference in Paris. CNN's Jim Bittermann explains.

Donors pledge $7.4 billion Palestinian aidupdated: Mon Dec 17 2007 14:39:00

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.

New rocket attack in Israeli townupdated: Thu Dec 13 2007 14:56:00

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.

Rockets, settlements raise concerns at Mideast peace talksupdated: Wed Dec 12 2007 22:40:00

Israelis complained about rocket attacks from Gaza while Palestinians questioned Israeli plans for West Bank settlements during peace talks Wednesday.

Fierce fighting in Gazaupdated: Wed Dec 12 2007 22:40:00

Israeli tanks and bulldozers plow into Gaza in the biggest incursion in years. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports

Blockade leads to hardshipsupdated: Sun Nov 04 2007 09:58:00

The Israeli blockade is a matter of life or death for some Gaza citizens. ITN's Julian Manyon reports.

Rice, Gates in Mideastupdated: Thu Aug 02 2007 07:43:00

Rice, Gates in Mideast

Israeli foreign minister joins calls for Olmert to resign updated: Wed May 02 2007 08:51:00

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.

Rice in Jerusalem to press for peace updated: Sat Feb 17 2007 16:19:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Jerusalem on Saturday for a series of meetings with Middle Eastern leaders.

Rice skeptical of Iran's motivesupdated: Wed Sep 13 2006 21:22:00

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 says diplomacy moving forward to end crisisupdated: Tue Jul 18 2006 08:17:00

Israel began moving forward Tuesday on a diplomatic effort to end the conflict in the Middle East, Israel's foreign minister said.

Israel: New Palestinian regime may be labeled terror stateupdated: Wed Feb 08 2006 13:37:00

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.

Polls: Sharon's party still politically strongupdated: Fri Jan 06 2006 09:19:00

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.

Peres quits Labor Party, backs Sharonupdated: Wed Nov 30 2005 13:09:00

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.

Report: Peres to quit Labor, back Sharonupdated: Tue Nov 29 2005 06:38:00

Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres will resign from the Labor Party, Israeli Channel 10 reported Tuesday night.

New Israeli party lays out principlesupdated: Mon Nov 28 2005 17:22:00

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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