Israel Political Brief January 29, 2013: Sunday Times editor apologizes over Benjamin Netanyahu cartoon

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Sunday Times editor apologises over Benjamin Netanyahu cartoon

Source: The Guardian, 1-29-13

The acting editor of the Sunday Times has apologised unreservedly to Jewish community leaders for what he said was “a terrible mistake” in publishing a cartoon featuring Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which prompted a wave of complaints….READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief January 29, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu offers Yair Lapid Foreign Minister post or Treasury portfolio

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PM offers Lapid FM post or Treasury portfolio

Source:  YNet, 1-29-13

Netanyahu offers Yesh Atid chairman one of two top cabinet posts, sources say. Analysts believe Lapid in fact keener on housing, internal affairs portfolios

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid a choice between the foreign affairs or finance portfolios, sources close to the two said.

The two met at the prime minister’s residence on Thursday away from the public eye in a meeting that kicked off the coalition negotiations….READ MORE 

Israel Political Brief January 29, 2013: Israel Boycotts UN Rights Review

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Israel Boycotts UN Rights Review

Source: New York Times, 1-29-13

Israel became the first country to boycott a United Nations review of its human rights practices on Tuesday, shunning efforts by the United States and others to encourage its participation in a process in which all countries have hitherto….READ MORE

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