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2010-08-19 11:26:00

Ronald S. Lauder: "Defending Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people is top priority" NEW YORK and JERUSALEM, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heads of Jewish communities from around the world will gather in Jerusalem for a meeting of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) Governing Board on 31 August and 1 September 2010. The gathering will focus on ways to fight the growing threats against Israel. It will be addressed by senior statesmen from Israel and abroad. Writer and Nobel...

2009-09-08 12:00:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Israel's leading financial daily newspaper, Globes, today named Arison Group Chairman Shari Arison its "Woman of the Year." Among the reasons for her selection, the newspaper noted that "this year she proved she has genuine business power and leadership ability. Arison showed that she possesses that rare quality found in leaders: the ability to withstand pressure." In particular, Globes cited Arison's fortitude in her faceoff with the Bank of...

2008-11-06 18:00:07

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice acknowledged Thursday a Mideast peace agreement is unlikely before President Bush leaves office. On her way to Tel Aviv, Rice told reporters on the plane a deal between Israel and the Palestinians might have been possible if Foreign Secretary Tzipi Livni, the new leader of the Kadima Party, had been able to form a government. Israel is now set for elections in February. Rice, after her arrival, met with Livni at the home of the U.S. ambassador,...

2008-11-05 09:15:00

Palestinian Arabs fired at least 35 rockets into Israel's Negev region Wednesday after Israeli forces conducted a raid into the Gaza Strip, officials said. Six alleged members of the militant group Hamas were killed and two Israeli soldiers were injured in the operation, Ynetnews.com reported. Palestinians responded by launching a fusillade of Qassam rockets, with at least one landing in central Ashkelon, the Web site said. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak reportedly held a meeting...

2008-10-26 03:00:06

Tzipi Livni, the leader of Israel's Kadima Party, reportedly decided Saturday to call elections within three months after failing to find coalition partners. The Jerusalem Post said Livni made up her mind after an evening meeting with the Kadima team that had been trying to negotiate with other parties. She planned to inform President Shimon Peres Sunday, the report said. "Enough extortion -- we're going to elections," she reportedly told her allies. Leaders of Likud blamed Livni for her...

2008-10-24 09:00:08

The Shas party announced Friday that its leadership decided not to join a new Israeli government led by the Kadima party's Tzipi Livni. The ultra-Orthodox Shas said in a statement it sought aid for Israel's needy population and to protect Jerusalem but was turned down, the Jerusalem Post reported. "Shas asked for real aid for the Israeli society's disadvantaged population and sought to protect Jerusalem. We cannot ignore the difficulties and hardship these days, when Israel has reached the...

2008-10-20 15:00:16

Israeli Kadima party leader Tzipi Livni prevailed on a party-related Web site to remove a picture that superimposed a swastika over a picture of Pope Benedict. The BBC said the site, Yalla Kadima, isn't an official party site, but rather a site where party activists express personal opinions. One of the Web site's editors told the BBC the offending graphic was sent by pensioners. The pope's plan to elevate World War II Pope Pius XII to sainthood sparked protests among Jews who say he...

2008-09-22 00:00:12

World News IN BRIEF *JERUSALEM The Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, handed his resignation to President Shimon Peres but he could stay in office for weeks or months until a new government is formed. Mr Olmert was replaced by Tzipi Livni, the Foreign Minister, as leader of the ruling Kadima Party on Wednesday, raising her chances of becoming Israel's first woman prime minister since Golda Meir in the 1970s. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights...

2008-09-21 15:00:01

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert submitted his resignation Sunday, opening the door for Foreign Minister Tzipi Livini to take over the office. Olmert, who is under a cloud from a criminal investigation of his personal finances, hand-delivered his letter of resignation to President Shimon Peres, Ynetnews.com reported. "I would like to take this opportunity to thank the prime minister for his contribution to the people and the country and for many years of public service," Peres said...


Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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