Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s tie-up with far-right coalition partner Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman could backfire by eroding their lead ahead of Israel’s Jan. 22 ballot, a poll said on Friday.
Top Republican donors Sheldon Adelson and his wife gave another $10 million to the “Super PAC” backing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in October, saying they hoped to “level the playing field” with Democrats ahead of the Nov. 6 election.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he was merging his Likud party with that of his ultra nationalist coalition ally Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman in a hard-right tack ahead of Israel’s Jan. 22 election.
David Stern, who helped remodel the NBA into a global phenomenon and oversaw the ascent of Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and LeBron James, announced on Thursday that he will step down in 2014.
If Israel bombed a Sudanese munitions factory, as Khartoum alleges, the raid was part of its widening proxy war against Islamist militants in neighbouring Egypt which the Jewish state is reluctant to confront directly.