November 24, 2005 |
Israel on Wednesday set early elections for March 28, clearing the way for Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to try to stay in power as the head of a new centrist party. Sharon bolted from his hard-line Likud and formed the National Responsibility party, which picked up momentum with an announcement by Haim Ramon, a Labor Party politician, that he is joining the group. Sharon's aides said Wednesday that he would campaign on the U.S.
August 23, 2006 |
Israeli President Moshe Katsav will face questioning in a sexual harassment investigation, police said Tuesday after seizing computers and documents at his official residence. At least two former female employees have accused Katsav of harassing them, police said. One of the women reportedly also alleged that Katsav received money for granting pardons. Police plan to question Katsav at his residence today, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.
April 22, 1994 |
Israel's ruling Labor Party expelled three of its members of Parliament on Thursday in an internal power struggle that Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin warned could lead to his government's downfall and Labor's defeat at the subsequent election. Bitterly attacking former Health Minister Haim Ramon for challenging his leadership, Rabin said the insurgents were not only undermining the coalition government but also its efforts to achieve peace with Israel's Arab neighbors.
August 3, 1992 |
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's Cabinet on Sunday named two Israeli Arabs to high-ranking jobs, the first such government appointments in 19 years. "Members of Parliament Nawaf Massalha and Walid Zadik were approved by the Cabinet as deputy ministers," Health Minister Haim Ramon said. A government official said the Cabinet also accepted a U.S. invitation to resume peace talks in Washington on Aug. 24, the first session since Rabin's Labor Party won a June election.
March 21, 2000 | ,
The pope is still 40 miles away, but here in Jerusalem the jockeying has commenced. Sovereignty over Jerusalem is the single most intractable disagreement dividing Israelis and Palestinians, and who better to resolve it than the pope? Maybe that's what the Palestinians were thinking Monday when they hoisted a 10-foot-high brightly colored hot-air balloon high above Orient House, their de facto headquarters in East Jerusalem.
December 19, 2007 |
Israel on Tuesday carried out more airstrikes against Palestinian rocket squads based in the Gaza Strip, killing at least six more militants a day after slaying Islamic Jihad's military chief. Israeli air operations have killed at least 11 militants since Monday evening. Most belonged to Islamic Jihad, which has claimed responsibility for dozens of cross-border rocket attacks into southern Israel in recent months.