Ashkenazi Jews http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23940/all en 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 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 5731710 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 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 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 5734091 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 5734214 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 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 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 5735180 at http://www.globalpost.com Netanyahu set to win Israel vote, but losing steam http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/netanyahu-set-win-israel-vote-losing-steam <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>* Support for Netanyahu slips, according to opinion polls</p> <p>* Prime Minister still set to secure re-election</p> <p>* Netanyahu vows not to uproot Jewish settlements</p> <p>By Maayan Lubell</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Four days before Israel's parliamentary election, opinion polls published on Friday showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu still set to win, although his support had slipped to its lowest point in the campaign so far.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/netanyahu-set-win-israel-vote-losing-steam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashkenazi Jews Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli Jews Politics of Israel War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 08:45:12 +0000 5736002 at http://www.globalpost.com Netanyahu claims election victory, based on exit polls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/blank-headline-received-11 <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 22 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel's election on Tuesday after exit polls showed he was set to lead a right-wing government with a narrow majority in parliament.</p> <p>"According to the exit polls, it is clear that Israelis decided that they want me to continue serving as prime minister, and that I form as broad a government as possible," Netanyahu, who heads the right-wing Likud party, said on his Facebook page. (Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch, Editing by Jeffrey Heller)</p> Ashkenazi Jews Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli Jews Politics of Israel Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:45:42 +0000 5737991 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Netanyahu says preventing nuclear Iran his primary challenge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-netanyahu-says-preventing-nuclear-iran-his-primary-cha <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>(Adds quotes)</p> <p>TEL AVIV, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in an election victory speech on Wednesday, said preventing a nuclear-armed Iran would be the primary challenge facing the new government he intends to form.</p> <p>"I am proud to be your prime minister, and I thank you for giving me the opportunity, for the third time, to lead the state of Israel," he told a cheering crowd at the campaign headquarters of his right-wing Likud party.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-netanyahu-says-preventing-nuclear-iran-his-primary-cha" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashkenazi Jews Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli Jews Politics Politics of Israel Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 23:30:22 +0000 5738067 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. renews call for resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/blank-headline-received-17 <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>WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday renewed its call for a resumption of long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations in the wake of Israeli elections in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emerged the winner but with a weaker-than-expected showing for his right-wing bloc.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/blank-headline-received-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashkenazi Jews Business Entertainment Environment Health Israeli Jews Israeli–Palestinian conflict Politics Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:00:41 +0000 5738444 at http://www.globalpost.com Israeli silence on Syria is strategic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/israeli-silence-syria-strategic <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>* Acknowledging attacks risks humiliating foes and friends</p> <p>* Netanyahu ally says Israel's Syria clout limited</p> <p>By Dan Williams</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Military secrets are not readily divulged anywhere. But in Israel the blanket silence that envelops officials after an event like Wednesday's mysterious air strike on Syria reflects a deeper strategy involving both deterrence and outreach.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/israeli-silence-syria-strategic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashkenazi Jews Asia Israeli Jews Labor Technology War Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 09:48:21 +0000 5742738 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Israeli minister implicitly confirms Syria bombing raid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/urgent-israeli-minister-implicitly-confirms-syria-bombing-raid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israel's outgoing Defence Minister Ehud Barak implicitly confirmed on Sunday an Israeli air strike on a military site in Syria this week.</p> <p>Barak refrained from a direct confirmation but told the Munich Security Conference it was "another proof that when we say something we mean it. We say that we don't think that it should be allowable to bring advanced weapon systems into Lebanon".</p> <p>kjm/txw</p> Ashkenazi Jews Asia War Western Asia AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:32:14 +0000 5744461 at http://www.globalpost.com