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2005-09-06 07:45:43

By Matt Spetalnick JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has erased much of Benjamin Netanyahu's once-commanding lead in a Likud party leadership race triggered by the evacuation of Israel's Gaza settlements, a new poll showed on Tuesday. Netanyahu, Sharon's chief rival in their rightist Likud, is trying to unseat the prime minister as head of their ruling party, a move that could bring down the government, force early elections and keep peacemaking with the Palestinians...

2005-08-30 09:05:44

By Allyn Fisher-Ilan TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's bitter rival, Benjamin Netanyahu, launched a bid on Tuesday to topple him as Likud party leader in a power struggle sparked by the evacuation of Gaza settlers. Likud polls show ex-finance minister Netanyahu would rout Sharon in a primary if it were held soon, stirring speculation Sharon may break away from rightists and forge a new centrist party to run in an election due before November 2006. Likud's...

2005-08-30 07:46:52

By Allyn Fisher-Ilan TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's bitter rival, Benjamin Netanyahu, launched a bid on Tuesday to topple him as Likud party leader, intensifying a power struggle sparked by the evacuation of Gaza settlers. Likud polls show ex-finance minister Netanyahu would rout Sharon in a primary if it were held soon, stirring speculation Sharon may break away from rightists and forge a new centrist party to run in an election due by November 2006....

2005-08-30 07:21:27

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Former Israeli finance minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Tuesday he would seek to topple Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as Likud party leader in a primary likely to be held before the end of 2005. Netanyahu will be the main candidate of Likud rightist hardliners in revolt over Sharon's removal of settlers from Gaza and part of the West Bank under his plan to "disengage" from conflict with Palestinians seeking statehood. "Likud needs leadership that will...

2005-08-29 10:30:23

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Monday launched his strongest public attack on the man opinion polls show could unseat him as Likud party leader, saying Benjamin Netanyahu panics under pressure. "Netanyahu feels the heat," Sharon told Channel 10 television, without giving any examples. "In any stressful situation he immediately panics and loses his cool." Netanyahu's spokesman was not immediately available for comment. Israel Radio said...

2005-08-10 00:52:44

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon would lose a leadership battle in his Likud party against rival Benjamin Netanyahu if a vote was held now, two opinion polls showed on Wednesday. Netanyahu quit as finance minister on Sunday in protest at Sharon's plan to withdraw Jewish settlers from occupied Gaza as part of a so-called disengagement plan from conflict with the Palestinians. The daily Maariv newspaper said a poll commissioned by Channel 10 television showed...

2005-08-09 04:58:17

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - A leading Israeli rightist said on Tuesday he would seek to topple Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as head of the ruling Likud party before the next general election, due in 2006. Uzi Landau, leader of a Likud "rebel" faction that tried in vain to scuttle Sharon's Gaza pullout plan in votes of the cabinet and parliament, told a news conference that he would run in Likud's next party primary. Sharon's main primary rival is expected to be Benjamin Netanyahu, an ex-prime...

2005-08-08 03:58:26

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel pressed ahead on Monday with preparations for its Gaza pullout, signaling business as usual despite Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's resignation in protest at the plan. "We are back to our routine ... The disengagement will begin as planned, exactly a week from today," Asaf Shariv, a spokesman for Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, told Army Radio, a day after Netanyahu's dramatic walkout at a cabinet meeting. Sharon's security cabinet was to...

2005-08-08 03:53:45

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A narrow majority of Israelis support Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to withdraw from the occupied Gaza Strip next week despite the 11th-hour resignation of his top government rival, a newspaper poll found on Monday. Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu quit in protest on Sunday, saying Sharon's vision of "disengaging" from fighting with the Palestinians would harm Israel's security. Political analysts saw the move as an early challenge to the premiership. The...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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