Netanyahu surprised analysts and observers of Israeli affairs by winning (or sweeping, as they say in the Hebrew state) 30 seats in the Knesset. His was not just a victory over the Likuds traditional foe, the Labour Party, led by Isaac Herzog and the centre-left alliance. It was also a victory over the right wing and racist ultra-religious conservative parties, with respect to which he can now negotiate from a position of strength

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Israels Arab List steps up


Coordinates: 31N 35E / 31N 35E / 31; 35 Israel // or //, officially the State of Israel (Hebrew: , Mednat Yisr’el, IPA:[medinat jisael]( listen); Arabic: , Dawlat Isrl, IPA:[dawlat israil]), is a country in Western Asia, situated at the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It shares land borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria in the northeast, Jordan on the east, the Palestinian territories comprising the West Bank and Gaza Strip[10] on the east and southwest, respectively, and Egypt and the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea to the south. It contains geographically diverse features within its relatively small area.[11][12] Israel’s financial center is Tel Aviv,[13] while Jerusalem is both its designated capital and the most populous individual city under the country’s governmental administration

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Written on March 27th, 2015 & filed under Israeli History Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Can you imagine reading an editorial in a respected newspaper today discussing the rights of “Negroes” or “Chinamen”? Probably not. And yet, like other newspapers in this country, The Times continues to use the generic term “Arabs” or “Israeli Arabs”to refer to the Palestinians who live inside Israel, falsely distinguishing them from the Palestinians who live in the territories occupied by Israel in 1967 or those who were driven into exile during the destruction of Palestine in 1948.

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They're Palestinians, not 'Israeli Arabs'

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Jimmy Carter, the former US president, Nobel laureate and founder of the Carter Centre, was conspicuously absent from the podium at the national Democratic conventions in 2008 and 2012, at which Barack Obama was nominated by the party for the US presidency. Reasonable speculation for Carters absence is that Obama felt Carters presence might be harmful to his election, or re-election, because of his very public views on the Israeli-Palestinian issue, views that are not popular with influential members of the Democratic Party and its most important contributors

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Obama and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict

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The history of Israel encompasses the history of the modern State of Israel, as well as that of the Jews in the Land of Israel. The area of modern Israel is small, about the size of Wales or half the size of Costa Rica, and is located roughly on the site of the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judah except that these ancient kingdoms also included what is now the West Bank.

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History of Israel – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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President-elect: Reuven Rivlin (2014) Prime Minister: Benjamin Netanyahu (2009) Land area: 7,849 sq mi (20,329 sq km); total area: 8,019 sq mi (20,770 sq km) Population (2014 est.): 7,821,850 (growth rate: 1.46%); birth rate: 18.44/1000; infant mortality rate: 3.98/1000; life expectancy: 81.28 Capital and largest city (2009 est.): Jerusalem, 791,000 Note: Israel proclaimed Jerusalem as its capital in 1950, but the U.S., like nearly all other countries, maintains its embassy in Tel Aviv. Other large cities: Tel Aviv-Yafo 3.381 million; Haifa 1.054 million Monetary unit: Shekel More Facts & Figures Israel, slightly larger than Massachusetts, lies at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered by Egypt on the west, Syria and Jordan on the east, and Lebanon on the north.

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A history of Israel is one of persecution, struggle, oppression and survival. Long before Jacob became Israel, since the ancient beginnings of Genesis, this tiny nation has been in a constant state of survival. From the moment of Abraham’s arrival in the land of Canaan, God’s people have been surrounded by enemies on all sides.

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The History of Israel

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A history of Israel is one of persecution, struggle, oppression and survival. Long before Jacob became Israel, since the ancient beginnings of Genesis, this tiny nation has been in a constant state of survival.

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The History of Israel


A history of Israel is one of persecution, struggle, oppression and survival. Long before Jacob became Israel, since the ancient beginnings of Genesis, this tiny nation has been in a constant state of survival

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The History of Israel

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