Israel Musings December 3, 2014: Israeli Knesset votes sets election date after Netanyahu fires cabinet minister

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Israeli Knesset votes sets election date after Netanyahu fires cabinet ministers

By Bonnie K. Goodman

The Israeli Knesset voted 84 to 0 with only one abstention on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 to dissolve the Knesset and set an election date for March 17, 2015. The vote comes a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired…READ MORE

 

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Israel Musings September 3, 2013: Israeli-Palestinian peace talks continue this week in secrecy & little progress

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Israeli-Palestinian peace talks continue this week in secrecy & little progress

By Bonnie K. Goodman

On Sept. 1, 2013, Nabil Sha’ath, a senior Palestinian leader leaked to Israel Radio that Israel and the Palestinians met the evening before, Saturday Aug. 31, 2013 for the fifth peace talks meeting. The next day on Sept…

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Israel Political Brief September 2, 2013: US Envoy Martin Indyk has attended Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, new meeting scheduled

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Indyk has attended Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, new meeting scheduled

Source: JTA, 9-2-13

The U.S. envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks has attended a negotiating session, the U.S. State Department said, in advance of a scheduled meeting….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief September 2, 2013: Israeli, Palestinian negotiation teams to meet on Tuesday

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Israeli, Palestinian negotiation teams to meet on Tuesday

Source: Haaretz, 9-2-13

The meeting in Jerusalem will be the sixth in this round of negotiations, which are held under a heavy veil of secrecy….READ MORE

Israel Musings August 22, 2013: Israel meets with Palestinians for third peace talks meeting

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Israel meets with Palestinians for third peace talks meeting

By Bonnie K. Goodman

This week without much media fanfare, the Israeli-Palestinians peace talks continued with two unannounced meetings on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2013. Israel’s chief negotiator Tzipi Livni revealed that the meetings took place. Both meetings were held in Jerusalem…READ MORE

Israel Political Brief August 20, 2013: Justice Minister Tzipi Livni wants constitutional proposal balancing Israel’s Jewish, democratic identities

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Livni wants constitutional proposal balancing Israel’s Jewish, democratic identities

Source: JTA, 8-20-13

Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni appointed Israel Prize winner Ruth Gavison to draft a constitutional proposal that would reconcile the country’s democratic and Jewish characters….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief August 4, 2013: West Bank settlements join Israel’s list of national priority communities

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West Bank settlements join Israel’s list of national priority communities

Source: JTA, 8-4-13

Fifteen West Bank settlements were added to the list of communities approved by Israel’s Cabinet that are entitled to extra government benefits….READ MORE

Israel Musings July 24, 2013: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu promises referendum on any peace agreements

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu promises referendum on any peace agreements (Video)

By Bonnie K. Goodman

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announces that there will be a referendum for any peace deal with the Palestinians at the weekly cabinet meeting held this week at the the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, July 21, 2013
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated his plans in a Knesset press conference on Monday, July 22, 2013 that any peace agreement with the Palestinians that would be reached would have to be approved by a referendum, with the public…READ MORE

Israel Musings July 23, 2013: Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird weighs-in on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks resumption

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John Baird weighs-in on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks resumption (Video)

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird has weighed in on the announcement that Israel and the Palestinians will begin peace talks after a three-year hiatus. On Sunday, July 21, Baird phoned Israeli and Palestinian officials to state his support of…READ MORE

Israel Musings July 22, 2013: Israel and Palestinians agree to peace talks, but what will be the concessions?

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Israel and Palestinians agree to peace talks, but what will be the concessions? (Video)

By Bonnie K. Goodman

 United States Secretary of State John Kerry announced from Amman, Jordan on Friday July 19, 2013 that the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority agreed to sit down together for peace talks in Washington, DC….READ MORE

Jewish Political Brief June 3, 2013: Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni Delivers Impassioned Address at AJC Global Forum

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Israeli Minister Tzipi Livni Delivers Impassioned Address at AJC Global Forum

Source: AJC, 6-3-13

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Israeli Minister Tzipi Livni Delivers Impassioned Address at AJC Global Forum

Tzipi Livni, who serves as Israel’s Justice Minister and is also in charge of negotiations with the Palestinians, told an audience of over 1500 at AJC’s Global Forum that “the only way to keep Israel as both a Jewish state and a democratic state” is to create a “Palestinian state for the Palestinians.”…

Minister Livni argued for pursuing a two-state settlement as being “not a favor to the Palestinians, but rather as a necessity for Israel” and reflecting “core Jewish values.”…READ MORE

Israel Political Brief May 9, 2013: Justice Minister Tzipi Livni moving to make public exclusion of women illegal

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Livni moving to make public exclusion of women illegal

Source: JTA, 5-9-13

Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni ordered her ministry to draft legislation that would make the gender-based segregation of women illegal….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief May 3, 2013: Israel rejects 1967 borders ‘precondition’

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Israel rejects 1967 borders ‘precondition’

Source: JTA, 5-3-13

Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni reportedly refused to accept the 1967 border as the basis for a final Israeli-Palestinian border prior to negotiations….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief April 8, 2013: Justice Minister Tzipi Livni: I Was Educated to Remember and Never Forget at the Massuah Institute for the Study of the Holocaust

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Livni: I Was Educated to Remember and Never Forget

Source: Arutz Sheva, 4-7-13

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni attended a ceremony marking Yom Hashoah at the Massuah Institute for the Study of the Holocaust….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief April 7, 2013: Justice Minister Tzipi Livni: Holocaust Survivors Deserve Free Legal Help

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Livni: Holocaust Survivors Deserve Free Legal Help

Source: Arutz Sheva, 4-7-13

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni announced Sunday that she would sponsor a law that would provide free legal help to Holocaust survivors who are seeking to reclaim property or benefits they were supposed to have received, but didn’t….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief March 14, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu Reaches Coalition Deals for Israel Government

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Netanyahu Reaches Coalition Deals for Israel Government

Source: Bloomberg, 3-14-13

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party has reached agreements with other parliamentary factions to form a new government, according to a spokeswoman for his Likud party.

“We expect that the coalition agreements will be signed by the party leaders later today,” Likud spokeswoman Noga Rappaport said in a phone interview….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief February 19, 2013: Tzipi Livni’s Hatnua Party first to sign coalition deal with PM Benjamin Netanyahu

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Livni’s Hatnua signs first coalition deal with Netanyahu

Source: JTA, 2-19-13

Hatnua, led by Tzipi Livni, became the first party to sign a coalition deal with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief February 19, 2013: Tzipi Livni: Iran, Palestinians, as important as equal share of burden

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Livni: Iran, Palestinians, as important as equal share of burden

Source: Ynetnews, 2-19-13

Hatnua Chairwoman Tzipi Livni spoke at a joint press conference with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, announcing her decision to join his coalition….READ MORE

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