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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 17:48:47

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom conceded defeat to Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday in a Likud party leadership election. Shalom, Netanyahu's chief challenger, said he had called the former prime minister to congratulate him on his victory. "I told him I am at his disposal," he told reporters at his campaign headquarters.

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...

2005-12-09 08:55:26

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel called Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "very dangerous" on Friday after he expressed doubt that the Holocaust occurred and suggested the Jewish state be moved to Europe. "This was not a misstatement or a passing remark," Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom told Israel Radio. "It is a systematic way of thinking which is intended to bring about the annihilation of the state of Israel." Ahmadinejad's comments drew quick international condemnation,...

2005-12-09 07:04:35

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel called Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "very dangerous" on Friday after he expressed doubt that the Holocaust occurred and suggested the Jewish state be moved to Europe. "This was not a misstatement or a passing remark," Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom told Israel Radio. "It is a systematic way of thinking which is intended to bring about the annihilation of the state of Israel." Ahmadinejad's comments drew quick international condemnation,...

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....

2005-11-19 20:59:58

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Lebanon's pro-Syrian president shook hands with Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom earlier this week in Tunis where both men were attending a technology conference, Israel's foreign ministry said on Saturday. It was the highest level contact between Israeli and Lebanese officials in years, but the foreign ministry downplayed the significance of the handshake with Lebanese President Emile Lahoud, a staunch ally of Israel's longtime foe Damascus. "There was a...