18 recommendations that could determine Israel’s fate before the ICC
Buses to run as normal Monday after Egged strike called off
Scheduling, not Netanyahu, prohibits Obama-Rivlin meeting
Largest Israeli religious youth movement invites members to build illegal settlement
More chickens with bird flu culled at north-central kibbutz
Hebrew U. scientists map brains of the blind
‘Policing children’s Web surfing may backfire’
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Israel seeks solutions for 20 million tons of salt set to pile up annually
Israeli innovators receive grants to aid developing world
Tel Aviv-bound United Airlines passengers demand NIS 1.2m. for consecutive canceled flights
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ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Jerusalem ICC, January 22
Nir Bergman’s journey to bring ‘Yona’ to the screen
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Grapevine: In tragedy and triumph
Kiryat Shmona held by Sakhnin, remains in 2nd place
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Soccer player murdered in Kafr Kasim shooting
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Senior police officer questioned for sexual harassment, indecent acts allegations
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Herzog may accept invite to Washington
Netanyahu urges Likud MKs to attack the press
MK Tibi suspects polls underestimate Arab united list strength
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Hezbollah in first response since Syria strike: Zionists will fail in attempts to set new rules
Rivlin blasts attack against Druse guard who served in President’s Residence
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Report: Iranian general was killed in Israeli strike because he didn't turn off his phone
What was behind Israel’s strike in Syria that killed an Iranian general?
Netanyahu presented with emergency plan to absorb 120,000 French Jews
Ukrainian Jews look to evacuate city as Jewish woman reportedly killed by shelling
New report on anti-Semitism finds France is most dangerous country for Jews
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Kippah-wearing Swedish reporter assaulted in Malmo
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Zarif and Kerry get a little too friendly for Iranian regime
Rivlin praises Abdullah for bringing stability to region
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Letters to the editor: Jan. 25
Inappropriate elections tactics
If Palestine joins the ICC, then what?
When will we hear of Jacob’s daughters?
Two revolutions, two outcomes
Oil spill fallout
Arrivals: Securing his own freedom in Israel
Book Review: The lady doth protest too much
Book Review: Translating Patrick Modiano
Hot off the Arab press
Grapevine: A man of many talents
A not so tight budget
This Week in Jerusalem
Mud-slinging and more
Happily Eva After: Ushering in 2015 the Eva way
Giving Beit Shemesh children a helping hand
Red in the South
Anti-Semitism and the battle against Jihad
US, Britain and France will be next if ICC indicts Israel
Combating terror: The tough battle ahead
Lebanon reaches the limit
A song for Shvat: 'Song of the grasses'
אַתְ לְבַדֵך תָבִינִי
La liste de Herzog
Le parti national religieux a un nouveau nom
Promesses et programmes de campagne
Les mots valent mieux que la violence
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Un autre regard sur l’Ethiopie
Une démocratie tronquée
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Loin de la campagne
Unis contre la terreur islamique
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Al-Sissi n’est pas Moubarak
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Un éléphant dans un magasin de porcelaine
L'aveuglement de l'Occident
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Friends of JNF Australia Visit Negev Communities
International Dental Convention Participants Tour the Negev with KKL-JNF
Holiday Cheer as KKL-JNF Distributes Christmas Trees
The Moshav Movement Honors KKL-JNF
Serbian PM Plants a Tree in the Grove of Nations
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Israel and Finland Connect through the Environment
KKL-JNF Experts Visit China for Future Environmental Collaborations
The Shamir Drilling Project
Graduation Ceremony for Rosh HaAyin’s Volunteer Firefighters
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In his Footsteps: Heritage Excursions in Memory of Yitzhak Rabin
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Living on the Edge in the Gaza Periphery
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WMC 2015 Opening Reception at Beit Hatfutsot
Living Green in Israel: the Contest and the Winners
Addressing Climate Change Conference
Nurturing the Foresters of the Future
Saving the Sabras
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Prime minister to Channel 1: I’ll be running again in next election
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Hanegbi heads to Myanmar for highest-level visit in 35 years
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MK calls on PM to destroy homes of Jews who murdered Arab teen
Netanyahu: Hamas leaders are legitimate targets, no one is invincible
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Diplomacy & Politics
GIL HOFFMAN, GREER FAY CASHMAN \
Benyamin Netanyahu faction meeting.
(photo credit:KNESSET CHANNEL)
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu denied an Army Radio report Wednesday that he wants to extend President Shimon Peres’s tenure by a year, cancel an election set for spring, and enact a law taking the right to elect the president from the Knesset and giving it to the people.The report said Netanyahu wanted to take such steps because the public supported them and because he did not approve of prospective Likud candidates Reuven Rivlin and Silvan Shalom.But a minister who spoke to Netanyahu about the matter said the prime minister had denied any connection to the report.Coalition chairman Yariv Levin said it did not matter whether the report was true, because such a bill cannot pass.“That idea has no chance whatsoever,” Levin said. “There is not enough time or support to pass it.”President Shimon Peres is opposed to any change in the law regarding the tenure of the president that would enable him to remain in office longer than the seven years for which he was elected, the President’s Office said in a statement.Peres has a number of plans in connection with the Peres Center for Peace, in addition to which he has received numerous invitations to visit countries around the world after completing his term on July 27. Current heads of state and of major organizations and institutions abroad want to have Peres as an honored guest – with or without an official role or a title.“The process has already begun,” Labor’s presidential candidate Binyamin Ben-Eliezer told Channel 10 in response to the report. “It’s not easy to change the system at the last minute.It would have to be for the next presidential election, not this one.”Other presidential candidates declined to comment.Prior to the election of Israel’s eighth president, the law permitted a president to serve two consecutive five-year terms before stepping down.Yitzhak Navon, Israel’s highly popular fifth president, stepped down after one five-year term because he wanted to return to politics, and resumed his political career as both a member of Knesset and education minister.Ezer Weizman, Israel’s seventh president, who also enjoyed great popularity, was found to have committed a fiscal violation for which he could no longer be prosecuted due to the expiry of the statute of limitations, but, given the circumstances, he could no longer function as president. At the time he was already serving the second year of his second term, and the law was changed in accordance with that period of service, so that a president is now elected for a single seven-year term, instead of a five-year term with the option to serve another five years.After Peres was elected, there were rumors that he would try to get the law changed so that he could remain in office indefinitely, but he made it clear from the start that he did not want to serve beyond his legally allotted term.
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