Haaretz Correspondents


Livni: Kadima Will Go Into Opposition

By Haaretz Correspondents, Haaretz Service and Agencies, Mazal Mualem and Yuval Azoulay

“Today the foundation was laid for an extreme right-wing government led by [Likud Chairman Benjamin] Netanyahu. This is not our way, and there is nothing for us in such a government,” Kadima leader Tzipi Livni told party members on Thursday, after 65 MKs announced their decision to support Netanyahu for the post of prime minister-designateRead More


America, European Union Said To Prefer Kadima-Likud Government

By Haaretz Correspondents, Natasha Mozgovaya and Barak Ravid and and The Associated Press

While the make-up of the next government remains a question mark in Israel, it appears that the United States and the European Union have already weighed in with a clear preference for a unity government that includes Kadima and Likud.Read More


Israel's Candidates Make Their Last-Minute Appeals

By Haaretz Correspondents, Noah Kosharek, Agencies and Dana Weiler-Polak

Front-runners Tzipi Livni and Benjamin Netanyahu made last-minute appeals to Israel’s voters Tuesday, as polls opened in a general election that pollsters have said is too close to call.Read More


Shalit May Be Freed as Part of Cease-Fire Deal

By Haaretz Correspondents, Jack Khoury, Amos Harel, Avi Issacharoff and Barak Ravid

This weekend Israel’s “troika” — composed of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni — held an unusual meeting to discuss the negotiations for a cease-fire deal in the Gaza Strip. One of the main points of the deal is thought to be the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, in exchange for the release of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners and the reopening of border crossings.Read More



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