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Israel's New Unity Government Collapses

Draft dispute leads to dissolution

(Newser) - The unity government formed scarcely more than two months ago in Israel has already dissolved, thanks to a disagreement over a proposed universal draft law. The coalition has been trying for weeks to figure out how to draft more Arab citizens and ultra-Orthodox Jews, the New York Times reports. A... More »

Netanyahu Stuns, Forges New Government

Broad coalition could push progress on Iran, Palestinians

(Newser) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled a revamped coalition government today, forming a broad alliance with the chief opposition party that could free his hand to take bold action on peace with the Palestinians and decide whether to attack Iran. In a stunning reversal, Netanyahu called off plans to hold... More »

Netanyahu Asks Rival Livni to Join Government

Move could boost peace talks with Palestinians

(Newser) - The Israeli prime minister has asked moderate opposition leader Tzipi Livni to join his government—a move that could boost efforts to restart negotiations with the Palestinians if she accepts, or rip apart her rival party if she refuses. The offer, made late yesterday after a cabinet meeting, came amid... More »

Livni Claims Win in Race to Succeed Olmert

She would be Israel's first female PM since Golda Meir

(Newser) - Tzipi Livni declared victory today in her party's primary and is on track to become Israel's first female prime minister in more than 30 years, Reuters reports. Livini, currently the foreign minister, comfortably won the Kadima Party election to decide who will replace scandal-plagued Ehud Olmert. Final results aren't yet... More »

Livni Poised to Be Israeli PM

Leads in polls to take over from Olmert

(Newser) - The main party in Israel's coalition government is poised today to choose 50-year-old foreign minister Tzipi Livni as Kadima party leader and new prime minister. She'll have a matter of weeks to construct a new coalition government or risk an election defeat by the right-wing Likud party, reports the New ... More »

Israel's Parliament Elects Peres President

83-year-old former PM vows to unite country

(Newser) - The Knesset voted in Vice Premier Shimon Peres as president of Israel today, after his two rivals for the office dropped out. Peres, a former PM and Nobel laureate, says his job is to unite Israeli society and "expel despair from our midst." He follows Moshe Katsav, who... More »

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