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February 2, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders
JERUSALEM -- After being officially asked to form Israel's next government, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Saturday said he would try to put together as broad a coalition as possible to cope with the country's domestic and international challenges. Netanyahu won the endorsement of 82 newly elected lawmakers to form a coalition government following the Jan. 22 election. In accordance with Israeli law, he will have the next three weeks to put together a majority coalition in the 120-member parliament.
May 11, 1990
Three Valley elementary schools will participate in the Maccabiah/Inter-School Sports Day this morning at 9:30 in Tarzana Park. Adat Ari El Day School of North Hollywood, Valley Beth Shalom Day School of Encino and Kadima Hebrew Academy of Woodland Hills are taking part in the event.
May 26, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been comatose since a stroke in January, will be moved to a long-term care clinic next week, a hospital spokeswoman said. Sharon, 78, suffered a massive brain hemorrhage Jan. 4. His deputy, Ehud Olmert, took over as interim leader and formally assumed office this month after his Kadima party won the most seats in March elections.
September 12, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Ehud Olmert pledged to immediately resign as Israel's prime minister once his party chooses his successor as leader next week, shooting down speculation that he would try to hold on to his office. Olmert, who is battling a corruption investigation, announced in July that he would resign after his Kadima party chooses a new leader in Wednesday's primary. But some thought he was vague about the timing of his exit.
September 27, 1991 | Reuters
A 67-year-old Jew was stabbed to death Thursday in apparent revenge for the Israeli police killing of 17 Arabs on Jerusalem's Temple Mount last year, authorities said. Shlomo Yehia was killed at Moshav Kadima, north of Tel Aviv. Pictures of Temple Mount, site of Islam's third-holiest shrine, were scattered nearby, a police spokesman said. The Temple Mount killings last Oct. 8 prompted a series of Palestinian stabbings of Jews in Israel.
May 1, 2006 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
The religious Shas party agreed Sunday to join a coalition led by Israel's prime minister-designate, Ehud Olmert, and his centrist Kadima movement, apparently assuring Olmert a parliamentary majority. The deal to bring Shas into the new government came after weeks of coalition haggling and was approved late Sunday by a panel of party elders.
January 6, 2006 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
The stroke that left Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon hospitalized has abruptly recast the nation's election campaign and raised questions about whether the mass of centrist voters he hoped to mobilize under a new party would hold together behind a replacement leader. The seriousness of Sharon's condition Thursday made it appear unlikely he could continue serving as prime minister and lead his new movement, Kadima, or Forward, in elections still scheduled for March 28.
March 6, 1996
The day they had been waiting for was finally here. Dressed in festive costumes to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, students of Kadima Hebrew Academy in Woodland Hills gathered in their schoolyard Monday for the West Coast unveiling of the first Hanukkah stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service. Last year, the students had mounted a letter-writing campaign lobbying government officials for the stamp.
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