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2006-01-12 07:23:54

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Three of the right-wing Likud party's four cabinet ministers resigned on Thursday in a move that will have no direct impact on the viability of Israel's caretaker government ahead of the March general election. "Likud chairman Benjamin Netanyahu has handed over the letters of resignation to the cabinet secretariat in Jerusalem," a party statement said. The resignations go into effect in 48 hours.

2006-01-12 03:48:52

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Cabinet ministers from the Likud party refused their leader Benjamin Netanyahu's order to quit Israel's coalition government on Thursday but planned to resign at the start of next week, Israeli media reported. The dispute threw a spotlight on infighting in the rightist Likud ahead of a March 28 general election. Opinion polls predict the Likud will finish behind Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's new centrist Kadima party and centre-left Labour. Sharon, who suffered...

2005-12-19 20:05:57

By Tali Caspi TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Benjamin Netanyahu swept to victory to lead Israel's Likud party on Monday after the rightist faction was shattered last month by the defection of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Netanyahu, a former prime minister who opposed Sharon's Gaza pullout and vows to fight further withdrawals from land Palestinians want for a state, won 47 percent of the vote to 32 percent for Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom, an exit poll showed. Likud has led Israel for all...

2005-12-19 18:41:44

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu was declared the winner on Tuesday of a leadership election of his rightist Likud party. "We have a leader - Benjamin Netanyahu," acting party chairman Danny Naveh told a cheering crowd. Netanyahu, a former premier who takes over a party shattered by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's defection, thanked supporters for helping him win the primary. His chief rival was Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom.

2005-12-19 17:38:48

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Benjamin Netanyahu's top rival in the race to lead Israel's Likud party congratulated him on Tuesday after exit polls projected he would win the party primary, Channel One television said. It said Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom, who looked set to come in second in the party primary held on Monday, telephoned Netanyahu to offer congratulations.

2005-12-19 18:20:16

By Matt Spetalnick JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu swept to victory in a Likud party election on Monday to take the helm of the rightist faction shattered by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's defection, an exit poll showed. Netanyahu, an ex-premier who opposed Sharon's Gaza pullout and vows to fight further withdrawals from land Palestinians want for a state, won 47 percent of the vote to 32 percent for Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom, Israel Radio projected. Likud has...

2005-12-19 15:14:50

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Benjamin Netanyahu was set to win a leadership election in Israel's rightist Likud party on Monday, an Israel television and radio exit poll showed. Netanyahu, a former prime minister, took 47 percent of the vote to 32 percent for top rival Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom in a ballot to choose Likud's new chief after the defection last month of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the survey projected. Netanyahu, 56, who as Sharon's finance minister won market praise...

2005-12-13 02:57:21

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Benjamin Netanyahu has taken a commanding lead in the race for the leadership of Israel's Likud party after Prime Minister Ariel Sharon quit the post to form a new centrist movement, polls showed on Tuesday. Netanyahu, a former prime minister who served as finance minister in Sharon's government, led a rebellion in the rightist Likud against the prime minister over Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in September. Polls in the Maariv and Yedioth Ahronoth...

2005-12-11 03:31:16

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz quit the right-wing Likud party on Sunday to join Ariel Sharon in the prime minister's new Kadima faction ahead of a March general election, Israel Radio said. The surprise move was the latest high-level defection from the Likud, which Sharon left last month citing frustration with far-right rebels who opposed Israel's Gaza pullout. The radio said Sharon proposed that Mofaz stay on as defense minister and he agreed.

2005-12-05 15:48:38

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon plans to name veteran peacemaker Shimon Peres as minister of peace affairs if his new centrist party wins a March parliamentary election, Israel Radio said on Monday. Sharon said on Sunday Peres, 82, would play an important role in Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking if Kadima won the ballot. Peres threw his support to Sharon shortly after being voted out as head of the center-left Labour party last month. Israel Radio cited...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.