Israel Musings August 4, 2013: President Shimon Peres turns 90, US Congress considers Congressional Gold Medal honor

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Shimon Peres turns 90, US Congress considers Congressional Gold Medal honor (Video)

By Bonnie K. Goodman

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Israeli President Shimon Peres officially turned 90 on August 2, 2013, and the United States Congress intends to honor the occasion by introducing legislation to award him with the Congressional Gold Medal. Last year President Barack Obama awarded Peres the…READ MORE

Israel Political Brief May 22, 2013: In wake of PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s bed debacle, state comptroller launches probe

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In wake of Netanyahu’s bed debacle, state comptroller launches probe

Source: Haaretz , 5-22-13

A recent report revealed that PM spent $127,000 of taxpayers money on installing a ‘resting chamber’ on a flight to London for Margaret Thatcher’s funeral; MKs requested the investigation….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief April 18, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu among dignitaries at Margaret Thatcher funeral

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Netanyahu among dignitaries at Thatcher funeral

Source: Jerusalem Post, 4-17-13

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara joined a host of British and international dignitaries in London on Wednesday, as the British capital stages its biggest political funeral in almost half a century for former prime minister Margaret Thatcher….READ MORE

Israel Brief April 1, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Israelis celebrate end of Passover holiday Moroccan style

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Israelis celebrate end of Passover holiday Moroccan style

Source: The Times of Israel, 4-1-13

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took part in the celebrations, attending a Mimouna gathering in Or Akiva along with his wife Sara….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief March 24, 2013: Forbes Israel Names Sara Netanyahu Israel’s most powerful woman

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Sara Netanyahu Israel’s most powerful woman

Source: Globes, 3-24-13

“Forbes Israel” ranked the prime minister’s wife ahead of Leumi CEO Rakefet Russak-Aminoach as the country’s most powerful woman….READ MORE

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