Israeli Jews http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23874/all en TABLE-Israel's right-wing Likud leads opinion polls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/table-israels-right-wing-likud-leads-opinion-polls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's<br /> right-wing Likud party, allied with the nationalist Yisrael<br /> Beitenu party, continues to lead opinion polls ahead of Israel's<br /> Jan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/table-israels-right-wing-likud-leads-opinion-polls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Benjamin Netanyahu Israel Israeli Jews Kadima Likud Person Career Politics Politics of Israel Secularism in Israel Yisrael Beiteinu Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:52:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731489 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Israel muted over Obama's Pentagon pick http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-israel-muted-over-obamas-pentagon-pick <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Hagel's record on Iran worries some supporters of Israel</p> <p>* Obama seen setting tone for relations with Netanyahu<br /> government</p> <p>By Dan Williams</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The Israeli government kept<br /> clear on Tuesday of a brewing battle in Washington over U.S.<br /> President Barack Obama's choice for defense secretary, Chuck<br /> Hagel, whose record on Iran and Israel is under scrutiny.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-israel-muted-over-obamas-pentagon-pick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Benjamin Netanyahu Business Candidate Position Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Danny Ayalon Diplomatic Relations Entertainment Environment Government Health International Republican Institute Israeli Jews Person Career Person Party Politics Politics of Israel Quotation United States War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:53:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731496 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-Israeli minister warms to choice of Hagel for Pentagon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/refile-israeli-minister-warms-choice-hagel-pentagon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p/> <p>* Former Republican senator's record on Iran worries Jewish<br /> state</p> <p>* Obama seen setting tone for relations with Netanyahu<br /> government</p> <p>By Dan Williams</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A senior Israeli diplomat has<br /> given a positive view of Chuck Hagel's nomination as U.S.<br /> defense secretary, though some commentators in the Jewish state<br /> expressed worries that the choice could open a new fissure in<br /> bedrock ties with Washington.</p> </p/><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/refile-israeli-minister-warms-choice-hagel-pentagon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashkenazi Jews Asia Barack Obama Benjamin Netanyahu Business Candidate Position Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Diplomatic Relations Ehud Barak Entertainment Environment Government Health Israel Israeli Jews Person Career Person Communication Person Party Politics Prime Ministers of Israel Quotation War Western Asia Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:54:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731501 at http://www.globalpost.com Netanyahu takes on the world in Israeli election campaign http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/netanyahu-takes-the-world-israeli-election-campaign <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Says Iran, Syria should be world's real concern</p> <p>* Netanyahu widely expected to win election easily</p> <p>* Settlement pledge part of stump campaign speech</p> <p>By Jeffrey Heller</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 8 (Reuters) - It's Bibi against the world on<br /> a campaign trail that took the combative Israeli prime minister<br /> to a Jewish settlement on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/netanyahu-takes-the-world-israeli-election-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashkenazi Jews Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli Jews Politics Politics of Israel War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:15:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731710 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-Right-wing millionaire is Israel campaign's surprise star http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/interview-right-wing-millionaire-israel-campaigns-surprise-star <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Naftali Bennett's party enjoying surprise popularity</p> <p>* Party chief is a high-tech millionaire and settler leader</p> <p>* Could win senior post in a Netanyahu-led government</p> <p>By Maayan Lubell</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 9 (Reuters) - A right-wing millionaire who says a Palestinian state would be suicide for Israel has emerged as the surprise success story of the country's election campaign.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/interview-right-wing-millionaire-israel-campaigns-surprise-star" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israel Israeli Jews Naftali Bennett Politics of Israel War Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:30:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732130 at http://www.globalpost.com Netanyahu denies wasting money on Iran attack plans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/netanyahu-denies-wasting-money-iran-attack-plans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Israel and West suspect Iran developing nuclear weapons</p> <p>* Netanyahu frontrunner in Jan. 22 election</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday dismissed allegations by predecessor Ehud Olmert that he wasted billions of dollars preparing for a strike on Iran that did not take place.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/netanyahu-denies-wasting-money-iran-attack-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashkenazi Jews Benjamin Netanyahu Business Israeli Jews Prime Ministers of Israel Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 08:45:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733732 at http://www.globalpost.com Netanyahu keeps clear of Hagel confirmation fight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/netanyahu-keeps-clear-hagel-confirmation-fight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JERUSALEM, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu steered clear of the brewing battle in Washington over the nomination for defence secretary of Chuck Hagel, whose record on Israel and Iran is under scrutiny.</p> <p>"I do not interfere in the political appointments of the U.S. president. It is his prerogative," Netanyahu, who has had a testy relationship with Barack Obama, told Army Radio on Sunday when asked about the nomination.</p> <p>"Congress decides and confirms, and we will work with whoever is chosen."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/netanyahu-keeps-clear-hagel-confirmation-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashkenazi Jews Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli Jews Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 09:45:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733739 at http://www.globalpost.com NEWSMAKER-Netanyahu conundrum faces Iranian riddle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/newsmaker-netanyahu-conundrum-faces-iranian-riddle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Netanyahu set for re-election, to resume pressure on Iran</p> <p>* Critics scoff at suggestion he will go to war alone</p> <p>* After years in power, his legacy will be decided over Iran</p> <p>By Crispian Balmer</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a simple message as he seeks a third term in office - he is a strong man and a vote for him at parliamentary elections on Jan. 22 means Israel will be a powerful nation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/newsmaker-netanyahu-conundrum-faces-iranian-riddle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashkenazi Jews Benjamin Netanyahu Business Entertainment Environment Health Israeli Jews Politics Politics of Israel War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 12:00:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734091 at http://www.globalpost.com Settlers confident Israel will lurch rightwards in election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/settlers-confident-israel-will-lurch-rightwards-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Polls predict a victory of the right at ballot</p> <p>* Settlers emboldened by electorate shifting right</p> <p>By Maayan Lubell</p> <p>HEBRON, West Bank, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Entrenched in what they view as their Biblical heartland, the hardline Jewish settlers of Hebron look forward with delight to next week's Israeli election.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/settlers-confident-israel-will-lurch-rightwards-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israeli Jews Israeli settlers Politics of Israel Religion War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:00:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734166 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel budget deficit dents Netanyahu's "Mr Economy" image http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/israel-budget-deficit-dents-netanyahus-mr-economy-image <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Budget figures sting Netanyahu week before ballot</p> <p>* Deficit higher than expected after revenue drop</p> <p>* Netanyahu plays down impact of data on Israeli voters</p> <p>By Steven Scheer</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Figures showing Israel's budget ran a much higher deficit than expected last year have dented Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim to skilful economic management just over a week before a general election.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/israel-budget-deficit-dents-netanyahus-mr-economy-image" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashkenazi Jews Benjamin Netanyahu Business Human Interest Israeli Jews Politics of Israel Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:00:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734214 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Political parties in Israel's Jan. 22 election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/factbox-political-parties-israels-jan-22-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 14 (Reuters) - Israelis vote in a parliamentary election on Jan. 22 that opinion polls forecast will be won by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud, running jointly with the far-right Yisrael Beitenu party.</p> <p>The 120 seats in the single-chamber Knesset are allocated by proportional representation to party lists, which secure seats after passing a minimum threshold of winning at least 2 percent of the national vote.</p> <p>Following are the main parties contending in the ballot:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/factbox-political-parties-israels-jan-22-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israel Israeli Jews Politics of Israel War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:15:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734223 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Netanyahu conundrum faces Iranian riddle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-netanyahu-conundrum-faces-iranian-riddle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Netanyahu set for re-election, to resume pressure on Iran</p> <p>* Critics scoff at suggestion he will go to war alone</p> <p>* After years in power, his legacy will be decided over Iran</p> <p>By Crispian Balmer</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a simple message as he seeks a third term in office - he is a strong man and a vote for him at parliamentary elections on Jan. 22 means Israel will be a powerful nation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-netanyahu-conundrum-faces-iranian-riddle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashkenazi Jews Benjamin Netanyahu Business Entertainment Environment Health Israeli Jews Politics Politics of Israel War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:30:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734332 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Israel budget deficit dents Netanyahu's "Mr Economy" image http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-israel-budget-deficit-dents-netanyahus-mr-economy-imag <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Budget figures sting Netanyahu week before ballot</p> <p>* Deficit higher than expected after revenue drop</p> <p>* Netanyahu plays down impact of data on Israeli voters</p> <p>By Steven Scheer</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Figures showing Israel's budget ran a much higher deficit than expected last year have hurt Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim to be a skilful economic manager just over a week before a general election.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-israel-budget-deficit-dents-netanyahus-mr-economy-imag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashkenazi Jews Benjamin Netanyahu Business Human Interest Israeli Jews Politics of Israel Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:45:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734342 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Obama's alleged criticism of Netanyahu enlivens Israeli election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-obamas-alleged-criticism-netanyahu-enlivens-israeli-el <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Israelis ask whether U.S. seeks to sway Jan. 22 ballot</p> <p>* Jibes on foreign policy unlikely to sap Netanyahu base</p> <p>By Dan Williams</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Long-strained ties between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu sprang to the fore of Israel's election campaign on Wednesday after the U.S. president was quoted as criticising the prime minister's character.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-obamas-alleged-criticism-netanyahu-enlivens-israeli-el" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashkenazi Jews Benjamin Netanyahu Business Entertainment Environment Health Israeli Jews Politics Politics of Israel War Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:26:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735180 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel's Netanyahu might look to centre after ballot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/israels-netanyahu-might-look-centre-after-ballot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Prime Minister Netanyahu looks certain to win new term</p> <p>* Could seek centrist allies to broaden rightist coalition</p> <p>By Jeffrey Heller</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks set to form a new governing coalition after next week's election, polls show, with the only question being whether he wants to soften its hardline contours.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/israels-netanyahu-might-look-centre-after-ballot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Benjamin Netanyahu Business Israel Israeli Jews Politics of Israel Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 13:30:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735572 at http://www.globalpost.com