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Israel’s Netanyahu loses key coalition partner

July 17th, 2012 Comments off

FILE- In this May 8, 2012 file photograph, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Kadima party leader Shaul Mofaz hold a joint press conference in Jerusalem. Israel plunged toward a political crisis Tuesday, July 17, 2012, after the Kadima Party, the largest party in the government quit, leaving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in charge of a hard-line coalition opposed to most Mideast peace moves. The moderate Kadima Party voted to pull out of the government in a feud over attempts to reform the country's military draft. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)Israel plunged toward a political crisis Tuesday after the largest party in the government quit, leaving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in charge of a hard-line coalition opposed to most Mideast peace moves.

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New York Times covers "vandalism"

June 21st, 2012 Comments off
James sent me this:  “Don’t know if you’ve seen the reporting the NYT about the zionist colonialists’ attack on the Grand Mosque at Jabaa yet, but there’s some real (ugly) gems in the reporting (as usual for the NYT on Occupied Palestine).

In particular is Netanyahu’s reaction to the terrorist attack: “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately condemned the attack as “the work of intolerant, irresponsible lawbreakers,” adding, “We will act quickly in order to bring them to justice.”” Hey, Bibi, aren’t these the same people who are in government with you?!

Also revealing about the NYT’s bias in support of the illegal colonial occupation is the characterization of attacks on Palestinians by Zionist colonizer as “vandalism” and not terrorism, which is of course precisely what it is:

A West Bank mosque was burned and vandalized early on Tuesday, with graffiti warning in Hebrew of a “war” over the impending evacuation of the Jewish settlement of Ulpana.
Police officials said it was the fourth attack on a mosque in the last 18 months and part of a recent uptick in so-called “price tag” incidents by radical settlers.” and that “Dan Halutz, a former chief of staff of the Israeli Army, said that the authorities did not do enough to crack down on “price tag” vandalism, which he called “counterterrorism.”“”.

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Netanyahu injured in friendly soccer match

June 12th, 2012 Comments off

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tore a tendon and will have to wear a cast for several weeks after he injured himself during a friendly soccer match between Jewish and Arab youths.
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Netanyahu seeks to relocate illegal outpost

June 5th, 2012 Comments off

An Israeli official says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is recommending that authorities physically move the buildings of an illegal West Bank outpost slated for demolition later this month.
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Germany asks Israel for gesture on settlements

May 30th, 2012 Comments off

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) welcomes German President Joachim GauckGerman President Joachim Gauck asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday for a gesture on the issue of West Bank settlements, which the international community define as illegal.

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Israel PM replies to Abbas letter on peace process

May 12th, 2012 Comments off

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuIsrael’s chief negotiator on Saturday went to Ramallah to hand over a letter from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas, sources on both sides said.

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Israeli coalition deal approved

May 10th, 2012 Comments off

The Israeli parliament approves a coalition deal between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and the Kadima party of Shaul Mofaz.
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New Israeli coalition confronts first challenge

May 9th, 2012 Comments off

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 5, 2010 file photo, an Israeli soldier, second left, and Ultra-orthodox Jewish men pray at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's Old City. A controversial practice that has allowed tens of thousands of young ultra-Orthodox men to avoid compulsory military service has emerged as a looming test for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new coalition government and one that could create major mayhem in the Jewish state. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)A controversial practice that has allowed tens of thousands of young ultra-Orthodox men to avoid compulsory military service has emerged as a looming test for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new coalition government — and one that could create major mayhem in the Jewish state.

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First rifts emerge in new Israeli coalition

May 9th, 2012 Comments off

The first rifts in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s expanded coalition emerged just a day after the Israeli leader brought the main opposition party into his government, with religious and secular parties exchanging threats Wednesday over draft exemptions for ultra-Orthodox Jews.

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Israel PM unveils shock coalition deal with Kadima

May 9th, 2012 Comments off

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) shakes hands with Kadima party leader Shaul MofazPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu struck a surprise deal with the opposition Kadima party to form a new, broad coalition government, axing plans for a snap election.

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