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2005-11-28 09:49:52

By Allyn Fisher-Ilan JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres may leave the Labour Party that ousted him as its leader and join Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's new centrist list, a spokesman for Peres said on Monday. The defection of the 82-year-old Peres would represent a vote of confidence by the Nobel peace laureate in Sharon's oft-repeated pledge to make "painful concessions" for peace with the Palestinians. Branded a loser by political satirists for repeated...

2005-11-28 08:47:23

By Allyn Fisher-Ilan JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres may leave the Labor Party that ousted him as its leader and join Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's new centrist list, a spokesman for Peres said on Monday. The defection of the 82-year-old Peres would represent a vote of confidence by the Nobel peace laureate in Sharon's oft-repeated pledge to make "painful concessions" for peace with the Palestinians. Branded a "loser" by political satirists for repeated...

2005-11-28 09:46:07

By Allyn Fisher-Ilan JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres may leave the Labor Party that ousted him as its leader and join Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's new centrist list, a spokesman for Peres said on Monday. The defection of the 82-year-old Peres would represent a vote of confidence by the Nobel peace laureate in Sharon's oft-repeated pledge to make "painful concessions" for peace with the Palestinians. Branded a loser by political satirists for repeated...

2005-11-28 04:26:03

By Allyn Fisher-Ilan JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres may leave the Labour Party that ousted him as its leader and join Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's new centrist list, a spokesman for Peres said on Monday. The defection of the 82-year-old Peres would represent a vote of confidence by the Nobel peace laureate in Sharon's oft-repeated pledge to make "painful concessions" for peace with the Palestinians. But the jury is out over whether Peres, branded a...

2005-11-28 00:40:55

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's veteran statesman Shimon Peres is likely to leave his longtime political home of the Labour Party and join Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's new centrist list, Israeli radios reported on Monday. Israel Radio, quoting senior party sources, said Peres, 82 and a Nobel peace laureate, was leaning toward leaving Labour. He is expected to make an announcement once he returns later this week from a conference on Mediterranean nations in Barcelona, the radio said....

2005-11-25 03:18:12

By Megan Goldin JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's new centrist party would win a March election, altering Israel's political map by crushing rightists opposed to peacemaking with the Palestinians, surveys found on Friday. The polls, the most comprehensive conducted since Sharon quit the right-wing Likud party he helped found, indicated that Sharon could set up a ruling coalition with the center-left Labour Party led by former trade union leader Amir Peretz. "Sharon...

2005-11-25 00:13:53

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon would win a March 28 general election, but his former Likud party would be left in tatters, Israeli newspaper polls found on Friday. The surveys in the mass circulation Yedioth Ahronoth and Maariv newspapers found that Sharon's new centrist Kadima party would win some 33 seats in the 120-member parliament and the centrist Labour Party would win around 28 seats. But the right-wing Likud party under the leadership of Benjamin...

2005-11-24 14:03:25

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's new party chose the name "Kadima," or "forward," on Thursday as a pack of high-profile candidates geared up for a leadership race in the fractured Likud party he left behind. Political commentators said the term "Kadima" would fit well with Sharon's popular image in Israel as an adventurous ex-general who spurred his forces to advance on the battlefield in a military career spanning four decades. Kadima...

2005-11-23 09:07:19

By Allyn Fisher-Ilan JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's president on Wednesday set March 28 as the date for early elections after Prime Minister Ariel Sharon quit his ruling Likud to campaign as a centrist ready to pursue peace with the Palestinians. Parties and politicians have been thrown into frantic maneuvering since Sharon's announcement on Monday gave Israeli politics their biggest jolt for decades and set the stage for elections to be held before they were due in November 2006....

2005-11-21 04:02:52

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon asked Israel's president on Monday to dissolve parliament and call an early election he hopes to win as head of a centrist party that would follow his lead in Middle East peace moves. Sharon's dramatic gamble, after his own right-wing Likud party rebelled against him over a Gaza pullout he championed and completed in September, seemed likely to reshape Israeli politics for years to come. But Sharon gave no immediate...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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