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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Knesset
On a trip to Israel several years ago, I met and bonded with the Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and award-winning author Edwin Black. He has been a guest on my TV and radio shows on several occasions. When he asked me to be a part of his new publication, "Financing the Flames," I was more than pleased and the invitation prompted me to write this piece to share his work with the world.
Israel's top security forces are red-faced after a team of television journalists sneaked a printed 3-D plastic gun past Knesset guards, ostensibly to show that it could be done — and they did it twice.
On June 16, 1974, Richard Nixon became the first U.S. president to visit Israel. This week, President Obama has become the fifth president to do so, and over the course of three days, he will reaffirm the United States-Israel alliance and underscore the advancements Israel has made in only four decades.
President Obama departed Tuesday night on his first trip to Israel, a largely symbolic visit that even his aides say isn't likely to forge progress on peace with Palestinians, the Syrian civil war or Iran's nuclear ambitions.
Who would have thought? Fashion police live in Israel, too, it seems. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, Sara, has taken some serious hits from the political gossip crowd who hated her choice of dress for the 19th Knesset's swearing-in ceremony earlier this week.
When it comes to the threat of corruption, Israel's defense sector faces the greatest risk, according to a new report from a watchdog group that's dedicated to assessing how easy it is to infiltrate and corrupt government bodies around the world.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has officially won re-election, according to Israeli media, but his Likud party is expressing disappointment.
After a lackluster three-month campaign, few doubt that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on his way to re-election. But the makeup of Netanyahu's next government remains a mystery.
As Israel's ambassador to the United States, Danny Ayalon developed a strong friendship with President George W. Bush and personally arranged a multibillion-dollar U.S. loan package that allowed the Jewish state to raise foreign funds at low interest rates.
With the establishment last week of a broad national unity government in Israel - brought about by the Kadima Party's bold decision to join Prime Minister Netanyahus government - I believe that Israel is on the crossroads of major positive change.
The Kadima party could lose a large faction of lawmakers because of its leader's decision to join the Israeli government, The Washington Times has learned.
Israel's Kadima party could lose a large breakaway faction of lawmakers following its leader's controversial decision to join the current Israeli government, The Washington Times has learned.
Israel was gripped by election fever Monday, with new balloting expected as early as the summer and polls suggesting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands a good chance of re-election — largely because of a divided opposition.
A leading Arab member of the Israeli parliament is threatening to sue the Israeli ambassador to the United States over an article the diplomat wrote that portrays him as a supporter of suicide bombers.
A senior Israeli lawmaker is complaining to the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv over the State Department's refusal to issue a visa for another Israeli legislator who once belonged to an outlawed political party on the U.S. terrorist list.