Benjamin Netanyahu

Chaos and low confidence afflict Foreign Ministry

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 21, 2013

Only a couple of weeks ago, Israel’s diplomats were on cloud nine.

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Top three cabinet posts to change hands

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 14, 2013

All three top ministers in the Israeli cabinet below the Prime Minister — defence, finance and foreign affairs — are about to change. What does this mean for Israeli policy in the coming years?

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Pacts will founder on the peace process

By Amir Mizroch, March 14, 2013

After six weeks of wrangling, on Wednesday night a deal was done that looked set to pave the way for Israel’s 33rd government.

The coalition negotiations have taken a tortuous path, and the fact that they have gone all the way to the 42nd and last day of the mandated time allotted does not speak well of the ability of the erstwhile political partners to work together in the future.

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Charedim out as ground-shaking deal is brokered

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 14, 2013

It came down to the wire but at the last moment, a coalition has almost certainly been formed in Israel, five weeks after Benjamin Netanyahu was first called to President Shimon Peres and nearly two months after the elections.

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Obama in Israel: now available for iPad

By Jennifer Lipman, March 11, 2013

Interested citizens will be able to track President Obama's every move as he embarks on his much - anticipated Israel visit, thanks to a dedicated app.

The US leader is due to spend three days in Israel, arriving on March 20, in his first trip to the Jewish state since he was a presidential candidate in 2008.

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Tough timing, but plenty of muscle to spare

By Jonathan Cummings, March 7, 2013

Reports of Aipac’s demise are premature.

It is true that this is the first time for several years that neither the US President nor the Prime Minister of Israel will be addressing its policy conference.

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Haggling at fever pitch as Bibi seeks coalition

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 7, 2013

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has one week left to form a government and, although the outlines of the new coalition are now becoming clear, he still has major differences with his two main future partners, Yesh Atid and Habayit Hayehudi.

Last Saturday, Mr Netanyahu received a two-week extension from President Shimon Peres in which to build a coalition.

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Bibi nears deal with Bennett and Yesh Atid

By Anshel Pfeffer, February 28, 2013

Likud-Beiteinu negotiators achieved a breakthrough this week in discussions with the religious-right party Habayit Hayehudi — and were due to re-enter talks with the centre-right Yesh Atid on Thursday.

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With Hagel on side, Obama looks set for Middle East scrap

By Jonathan Cummings, February 28, 2013

President Obama’s nominee for Defence Secretary, former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel, has been confirmed by the Senate, ending several weeks of deeply acrimonious hearings in Congress.

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