The parole board of Israel's Prison Service has granted former prime minister Ehud Olmert early release from his 27-month corruption sentence.
Thu, 29 Jun, 2017
Shimon Peres, the Israeli politician who won the Nobel Peace Prize during his unprecedented seven-decade career, has died aged 93.
Wed, 28 Sep, 2016
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Tue, 27 Sep, 2016
Hundreds of Israelis lined up outside Israel’s parliament building yesterday to pay their last respects to Ariel Sharon, the former prime minister and general who died over the weekend.
Mon, 13 Jan, 2014
The body of Ariel Sharon, Israel’s former prime minister and general will be brought to Israel’s parliament in Jerusalem where it will lie in state.
Sun, 12 Jan, 2014
Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon has died, his son has confirmed.
Sat, 11 Jan, 2014
Israeli media is reporting that former prime minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma since a debilitating stroke eight years ago, has died at 85.
The Israeli hospital treating Ariel Sharon says the former prime minister’s medical condition remains critical.
Sat, 04 Jan, 2014
The condition of critically ill former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon is deteriorating further, doctors say.
Fri, 03 Jan, 2014
Ariel Sharon is in critical condition and his life is in danger, the director of the hospital where the former Israeli prime minister is being treated has said.
Thu, 02 Jan, 2014
The condition of comatose former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon has taken a turn for the worse, according to media reports.
Wed, 01 Jan, 2014
Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon has undergone surgery to insert a new feeding tube.
Wed, 04 Sep, 2013
THERE’S something in the air in Derry. The great city of St Columcille is the first UK City of Culture, a cultural extravaganza that began in January and will extend all year.
Mon, 11 Mar, 2013
Israel’s defence minister Ehud Barak announced he was quitting politics, a surprise decision that deepens uncertainty over how Israel will confront Iran’s nuclear programme.
Tue, 27 Nov, 2012
Wars of the future are likely to be fought over water as climate change, the needs of growing populations, and the greed of politicians collide, writes Dan Buckley
Wed, 05 Sep, 2012
FORMER Israeli premier Ariel Sharon was taken yesterday from the hospital bed where he has been lying in a coma for nearly five years, for a trial period at home, a hospital official said.
Sat, 13 Nov, 2010
Israel’s former prime minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma for more than four years after suffering a series of strokes, was moved to his home today.
Fri, 12 Nov, 2010
US evangelical broadcaster Pat Robertson said Haiti was "cursed" because of what he called a "pact with the devil" in its history.
Thu, 14 Jan, 2010
PALESTINIAN President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday dismissed calls by the new right-leaning Israeli government to recognise Israel as a Jewish state, an issue emerging as a main obstacle to peacemaking.
Tue, 28 Apr, 2009
Israel’s new leader Benjamin Netanyahu has promised to seek “full peace” with the Arab and Muslim world, but refused to utter the words everyone was waiting to hear: “Palestinian state.”
Wed, 01 Apr, 2009
Israel’s attorney general tonight said that he is considering indicting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in connection with allegations he unlawfully took cash-stuffed envelopes from a Jewish-American businessman.
Sun, 01 Mar, 2009
Israeli prime minister-designate Tzipi Livni today abandoned her efforts to form a new coalition government and said she would recommend early parliamentary elections.
Sun, 26 Oct, 2008
Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni declared victory today in the Kadima Party leadership race by a narrow margin of 431 votes.
Thu, 18 Sep, 2008
Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert’s office announced today he will undergo a “routine” test as part of his treatment for prostate cancer.
Mon, 19 May, 2008
The elder son of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon began a seven-month prison sentence today for illegal fundraising during one of his father’s campaigns.
Wed, 27 Feb, 2008
ISRAELI Prime Minister Ehud Olmert yesterday announced he has prostate cancer and would soon have surgery, but said the disease is not life-threatening.
Tue, 30 Oct, 2007
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert revealed today he is fighting prostate cancer, but the disease is not threatening his life.
Mon, 29 Oct, 2007
Israel must control all of Jerusalem forever, said former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, taking a stand against a key compromise that could seal an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.
Wed, 24 Oct, 2007
Former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has easily defeated a radical Jewish settler in the race to lead the hardline Likud Party.
Wed, 15 Aug, 2007
THE internal fighting between Palestinian factions in Gaza is the latest stumbling block to attempts to secure a peace that has been elusive since the formation of the state of Israel.
Sat, 16 Jun, 2007
Members of the Israeli Labour Party were choosing a new leader today, picking between two retired soldiers – one an ex-premier who fizzled fast and the other a newcomer to politics.
Tue, 12 Jun, 2007
Oil and gas firm BG Group said today it remained in talks over a potential deal to supply Palestinian gas to Israel.
Wed, 23 May, 2007
The supreme leader of Iran has called on Islamic nations to retaliate against Israel over excavations being carried out near a hotly disputed holy site in Jerusalem.
Wed, 07 Feb, 2007
Under heavy police guard, Israeli workers began a dig today at a centuries-old walkway that leads to a holy site in Jerusalem disputed by Muslims and Jews, a spokesman said.
Tue, 06 Feb, 2007
Israel and Syria have reached understandings on a future peace deal between the two countries following a series of secret talks between its representatives, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported today.
Tue, 16 Jan, 2007
Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak announced his much-anticipated return to politics, saying he will run for the leadership of the Labour Party, a first step towards trying for Israel’s highest office again.
Mon, 08 Jan, 2007
Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas held a long-overdue summit today, reviving hope that peace talks can resume after years of fighting, hostility and distrust.
Sat, 23 Dec, 2006
Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert said in the NBC interview today that he had no objection to the US negotiating with Iran on the nuclear issue to achieve a peaceful compromise.
Mon, 13 Nov, 2006
Ariel Sharon was taken out of intensive care this morning, the Haim Sheba Medical Centre announced in Jerusalem.
Mon, 06 Nov, 2006
Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon is in stable condition today, a day after being rushed into intensive care with an infection that attacked his heart, hospital officials said.
Sat, 04 Nov, 2006
FORMER Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was yesterday taken to an intensive care unit after his overall condition and heart function deteriorated, a hospital spokesman said.
Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon has been taken to the intensive care unit of the medical centre where he is being treated after his overall condition and heart function deteriorated, the Ynet website reported today.
Fri, 03 Nov, 2006
Ariel Sharon’s pneumonia has improved and he has been taken out of intensive care, but is still in serious condition, a hospital spokesman said in Israel today.
Tue, 29 Aug, 2006
The hospital treating Israeli former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said today he was in a stable condition, two days after being put on antibiotics for double pneumonia.
Wed, 16 Aug, 2006
Ariel Sharon’s condition has greatly deteriorated, according to the hospital where the ailing former Israeli prime minister is being treated.
Mon, 14 Aug, 2006
On a table facing his desk, Ehud Olmert keeps photographs of three Israeli soldiers whose capture by Islamic militants in Gaza and Lebanon sparked the latest Middle East crisis.
Wed, 02 Aug, 2006
Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon was rushed to the intensive care unit of a Tel Aviv hospital today to undergo a form of dialysis, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Wed, 26 Jul, 2006
The condition of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma since suffering a stroke in January, has deteriorated, though there was no immediate danger to his life, according to hospital officials and former aides.
Mon, 24 Jul, 2006
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma since a stroke last January, has suffered a deterioration in his medical condition, hospital officials said tonight.
Sun, 23 Jul, 2006
Two Egyptian security officers were killed today in an exchange of fire with Israeli troops after crossing the border into Israel.
Fri, 02 Jun, 2006
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