Prime Ministers of Israel http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23941/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 Thomson Reuters 5731501 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 Israel's Peres concludes coalition-building talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/israels-peres-concludes-coalition-building-talks <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>Israeli President Shimon Peres on Thursday said he had finished meeting all party representatives, and would soon be announcing who he would be tasking to form the new coalition government.</p> <p>The president "completed his marathon series of meetings today as part of the consultations for the formation of the next government," a statement from Peres's office read.</p> <p>Peres will "announce the candidate who will be tasked with forming the government on Saturday night," the statement added, without naming the candidate.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/israels-peres-concludes-coalition-building-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israeli Jews Politics of Israel Prime Ministers of Israel Shimon Peres AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:15:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742118 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel's Peres concludes coalition-building talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/israels-peres-concludes-coalition-building-talks-0 <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>Israeli President Shimon Peres on Thursday said he had finished meeting all party representatives, and would soon be announcing who he would task to form the new coalition government.</p> <p>The president "completed his marathon series of meetings today as part of the consultations for the formation of the next government," a statement from Peres's office read.</p> <p>Peres will "announce the candidate who will be tasked with forming the government on Saturday night," the statement added, without naming the candidate.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/israels-peres-concludes-coalition-building-talks-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israeli Jews Politics of Israel Prime Ministers of Israel Shimon Peres AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:15:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742218 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Peres tasks Netanyahu with forming new Israel coalition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/urgent-peres-tasks-netanyahu-forming-new-israel-coalition <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>Israeli President Shimon Peres tasked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday with forming a new government after two days of intense talks with the parties recently elected to the new parliament.</p> <p>"I have decided to charge Benjamin Netanyahu with forming the government," Peres said at a press conference at his official residence in Jerusalem, after 82 of the 120 members of the Knesset had declared in favour of the premier.</p> <p>dms-agr/al</p> Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli Jews Politics of Israel Prime Ministers of Israel Shimon Peres AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 19:15:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744171 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Peres tasks Netanyahu with forming new Israel coalition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/urgent-peres-tasks-netanyahu-forming-new-israel-coalition-0 <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>Israeli President Shimon Peres tasked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday with forming a new government after two days of intense talks with the parties recently elected to the new parliament.</p> <p>"I have decided to charge Benjamin Netanyahu with forming the government," Peres said at a press conference at his official residence in Jerusalem, after 82 of the 120 members of the Knesset had declared in favour of the premier.</p> <p>"I hope that this task will soon be completed," Peres said, as Netanhyahu stood beside him.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/urgent-peres-tasks-netanyahu-forming-new-israel-coalition-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli Jews Politics of Israel Prime Ministers of Israel AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 19:30:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744177 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel's Barak heads to Washington http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/israels-barak-heads-washington <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 left on Monday for Washington on his second such trip in less than a month, the defence ministry said.</p> <p>The visit, likely to be one of his last before the minister steps down from politics, comes just days after the White House said that US President Barack Obama would be making his first-ever trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories as president.</p> <p>It also comes at at a time of heightened tension along Israel's northern border with Lebanon and war-torn Syria.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/israels-barak-heads-washington" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashkenazi Jews Business Entertainment Environment Health Israeli Jews Politics Prime Ministers of Israel AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:32:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752516 at http://www.globalpost.com Israeli, US defense chiefs hold talks at Pentagon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/israeli-us-defense-chiefs-hold-talks-at-pentagon <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 Defense Minister Ehud Barak held talks Tuesday with Pentagon chief Leon Panetta that were expected to focus on the conflict in Syria and on Iran's nuclear program, US officials said.</p> <p>The meeting comes shortly after an Israeli air raid against a Syrian regime target, which renewed debate in Washington over arming Syria's rebels and fresh concerns about Iran's nuclear program.</p> <p>It was the second time this year that the two defense chiefs, who are both due to step down soon, held talks in Washington.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/israeli-us-defense-chiefs-hold-talks-at-pentagon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashkenazi Jews Business Entertainment Environment Health Israeli Jews Politics Prime Ministers of Israel AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 01:00:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753992 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama to receive presidential honour on Israel visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/obama-receive-presidential-honour-israel-visit <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>Barack Obama will become the first serving US president to receive Israel's presidential medal, from his Israeli counterpart Shimon Peres on a visit to the Jewish state next month, Peres's office said on Monday.</p> <p>"President Obama has made a unique and meaningful contribution to strengthening the state of Israel and the security of its people," it said in a statement.</p> <p>"Barack Obama is a true friend of the state of Israel and has been since the beginning of his public life. As president of the United States he has stood beside Israel in times of crisis," it added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/obama-receive-presidential-honour-israel-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Government Health Hospitality Israeli Jews Politics Prime Ministers of Israel AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 17:16:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759164 at http://www.globalpost.com Netanyahu seeks more time to build new Israeli government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/netanyahu-seeks-more-time-build-new-israeli-government <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, March 1 (Reuters) - Deadlocked talks with potential coalition partners have forced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to seek more time to build a new government and avert a snap election, officials said on Friday.</p> <p>They said Netanyahu would meet President Shimon Peres on Saturday to ask for a two-week extension after his right-wing party, the narrow victor in Israel's Jan. 22 ballot, exhausted the standard four weeks allotted to build a coalition.</p> <p>(Writing by Dan Williams; editing by Patrick Graham)</p> Israeli Jews Politics of Israel Prime Ministers of Israel Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 08:45:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5770613 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Netanyahu seeks more time to build new Israeli coalition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/update-1-netanyahu-seeks-more-time-build-new-israeli-coalition <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>* March 16 seen as Netanyahu's deadline to secure majority</p> <p>* Obama visit likely to depend on success of coalition talks (Adds quotes)</p> <p>By Dan Williams</p> <p>JERUSALEM, March 1 (Reuters) - Deadlocked talks with potential coalition partners have forced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to seek more time to build a new government and avert a possible snap election, officials said on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/update-1-netanyahu-seeks-more-time-build-new-israeli-coalition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israel Israeli Jews Netanyahu Politics of Israel Prime Ministers of Israel Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 10:15:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5770691 at http://www.globalpost.com Hagel to meet Israeli Defense Minister Barak at Pentagon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/hagel-meet-israeli-defense-minister-barak-at-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>WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters) - New U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, whom Republican critics have sought to portray as anti-Israel, will meet Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak at the Pentagon on Tuesday for his first face-to-face visit with a foreign counterpart.</p> <p>A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the talks between the U.S. and Israeli defense chiefs would include discussions on Iran, but did not offer details.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/hagel-meet-israeli-defense-minister-barak-at-pentagon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashkenazi Jews Israeli Jews Prime Ministers of Israel Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:45:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5771368 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Netanyahu gets two more weeks to form Israel coalition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/urgent-netanyahu-gets-two-more-weeks-form-israel-coalition <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>Israeli President Shimon Peres on Saturday gave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a two-week extension to form a new coalition government, after he failed to do so in an initial four-week period.</p> <p>"I am giving you another two weeks, by law, to complete the task of forming the government," Peres told Netanyahu during a televised statement at the presidential residence.</p> <p>jjm/srm</p> Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli Jews Politics of Israel Prime Ministers of Israel AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 18:45:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771776 at http://www.globalpost.com Netanyahu gets 2 more weeks to form Israel coalition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/netanyahu-gets-two-more-weeks-form-israel-coalition 2 major parties refuse to join a Netanyahu coalition with ultra-Orthodox parties.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/netanyahu-gets-two-more-weeks-form-israel-coalition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Benjamin Netanyahu Business Israeli Jews Politics Politics of Israel Prime Ministers of Israel World Leaders Elections Israel and Palestine AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse and GlobalPost 5771785 at http://www.globalpost.com 'We mean it,' Israel's Barak tells Iran on nuclear arms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/we-mean-it-israels-barak-tells-iran-nuclear-arms <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>Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned Iran on Sunday that Israel would never allow Iranian leaders to develop a nuclear weapon, as he addressed a powerful US-Israel lobby.</p> <p>"It is Iran's pursuit of a nuclear capability which is the greatest challenge facing Israel, the region and the world today," Barak told thousands of delegates at the opening of the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/we-mean-it-israels-barak-tells-iran-nuclear-arms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashkenazi Jews Israeli Jews Prime Ministers of Israel AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 01:30:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772422 at http://www.globalpost.com