Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has been convicted of unlawfully accepting money from a US supporter in a retrial on corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who, only years earlier, hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.
Tue, 31 Mar, 2015
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today vowed never to allow Israeli leaders or soldiers to stand trial for war crimes over their actions during last winter’s military offensive in the Gaza Strip, furiously denouncing a recent UN report in a keynote address to parliament.
Mon, 12 Oct, 2009
PRIME minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party has initiated a coalition agreement with an ultra-nationalist faction that brings its leader significantly closer to becoming foreign minister, a Likud party spokeswoman said yesterday.
Tue, 17 Mar, 2009
Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party signed a coalition agreement with the right-wing Yisrael Beitenu faction, naming its leader, Avigdor Lieberman, as the incoming foreign minister, Israeli media reported early today.
Mon, 16 Mar, 2009