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  Israel
Institutions
  President  Reuven "Ruby" Rivlin 0 14 +8.62%
  Government  Binjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu 4 15 +30.83%
  Knesset  Likud 0 15 +5.00%
State
 Central 
 Golan 
 Haifa 
 Jerusalem 
 Northern 
 Southern 
 Tel Aviv 
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  Ashkenazi Chief Rabbinate  David Lau 1 13 +9.52%
 Sephardi Chief Rabbinate      
Party Leadership
 Hadash 
  Jewish Home  Naftali Bennett 1 12 +34.10%
  Kadima  Shaul Mofaz 1 12 +24.60%
  Labor  Isaac Herzog 1 13 +17.00%
  Shelly Yachimovich 2 13 +41.50%
  Likud  Binjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu 6 14 +56.00%
  Meretz  Zahava Gal-On 1 12 +23.95%
 Shinui 
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Country
 Palestinian National Authority 


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Mediterranean Sea  

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Established May 14, 1948
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorGerald Farinas
Last ModifiedGerald Farinas May 10, 2004 04:12pm
DescriptionState of Israel
Medinat Yisra'el

The first United Nations established government, the State of Israel is located in the Middle East bordering the Mediterranean Sea between Egypt and Lebanon. Its territories were once the British colony of Palestine. The United Nations originally created two independent Arab and Israeli states but territorial occupation by Israel has stymied the creation of an independent Arab-led Palestine. Violence continues today concerning the establishment of Palestine as a nation of its own. Slightly smaller than New Jersey, Israel is comprised of six districts: Central, Haifa, Jerusalem, Northern, Southern, Tel Aviv. It also claims over 500 settlements in the Palestinian holdings of the West Bank, Golan Heights and East Jerusalem.

Israel is a parliamentary democracy led by its President, elected by the nation's parliament for a seven-year term. The President appoints a member of the ruling party in parliament to create a coalition government. That member assumes the role of Prime Minister. Legislation is the jurisdiction of parliament in the unicameral Knesset, comprised of 120 seats elected by popular vote.

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PARTY REGISTRATION

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MEDIA
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Magazine Israel Insider 
Magazine Jerusalem Report 
Newspaper Ha Aretz 
Newspaper Israel National News 
Newspaper Jerusalem Newswire 
Newspaper Jerusalem Post 
Newspaper Maariv 

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Mar 27, 2012 09:00am Mar 27, 2012 09:00am Leadership Election Kadima Leadership Election  Picimpalious 
Nov 06, 2012 02:45pm Nov 06, 2012 02:45pm Primary Election Jewish Home Leadership Election  Picimpalious 
Nov 13, 2012 07:00pm Nov 13, 2012 07:00pm Primary Election Jewish Home Primary Election  Picimpalious 
Nov 25, 2012 02:00am Nov 26, 2012 01:00pm Primary Election Likud Primary Election  Picimpalious 
Nov 29, 2012 02:00am Nov 29, 2012 02:00am Primary Election Israeli Labor Party Primary Election  Picimpalious 
Oct 22, 2013 04:00pm Oct 22, 2013 04:00pm General Election Israel Local Elections  Picimpalious 
Mar 17, 2015 12:00am Mar 17, 2015 04:00pm General Election Israel Legislative Election  IndyGeorgia 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
May 20, 2015 01:20pm Rule Change Palestinians banned from riding same buses as Israelis: official  Article RP 
May 27, 2013 09:00pm News Israeli Haredim rebel against army draft plan   Article Forwardista 
Apr 03, 2013 10:00pm News Race for chief rabbinate marked by Byzantine politics  Article Picimpalious 
Jan 27, 2013 02:00am News Israel Admits Giving Ethiopian Jew Immigrants Birth Control Injections without Consent  Article Jason 
Oct 24, 2012 09:00pm News Momentum builds for Gaza to secede, Israel and West Bank to become one   Article Picimpalious 
May 09, 2012 02:00am News 'Ulpana to serve as unity government's first test'  Article Picimpalious 
Apr 11, 2012 01:20pm News Israel steps up campaign for convicted spy  Article Craverguy 
Mar 02, 2012 10:00am General Breaking the ice: Arab and Jewish teens play together in rare mixed Israeli ice hockey team   Article Monsieur 
Jan 13, 2012 08:00pm Scandal False Flag  Article Forwardista 
Aug 11, 2011 09:00am Rule Change Israel approves 1,600 settler homes in East Jerusalem  Article RP 
Aug 04, 2011 03:20pm News Netanyahu agrees to 1967 border for Palestinian state  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Jul 13, 2011 12:00pm Proposed Legislation Israel passes law banning calls for boycott   Article RP 
May 23, 2011 07:40am General Israel OKs more settlement homes  Article RP 
Mar 23, 2011 09:00am News Bomb explodes at Jerusalem bus stop; 25 wounded   Article Brandonius Maximus 
Sep 08, 2010 08:00pm News Arab rape-by-deception charge 'was result of plea bargain'  Article New Jerusalem 
Jul 21, 2010 01:00pm Legal Ruling Arab guilty of rape after consensual sex with Jew  Article RP 
Jun 08, 2010 02:00pm Report Israeli suspected of running Ukraine organ trafficking ring   Article Jason 
Jun 07, 2010 06:00am News Rachel Corrie activists due home  Article Bob 
Jun 01, 2010 02:00pm News Iran Sanctions, Peace Talks Thrown Into Doubt After Israeli Raid  Article Bob 
May 31, 2010 01:00pm News Israeli commandos storm aid flotilla; 9 killed  Article Bob 
Apr 22, 2010 10:00pm News 5 indicted in Israeli organ trafficking ring  Article Jason 
Mar 12, 2010 01:00pm News Israel seals off West Bank  Article RP 
Dec 21, 2009 02:00am General Challenging Traditions at the Heart of Judaism   Article Forwardista 
Dec 20, 2009 12:00am General Israel harvested organs in '90s without permission  Article Forwardista 
Dec 17, 2009 04:10pm News Rabbis versus Christmas: Religious rivalry in Jerusalem benefits no one   Article Bob 
Dec 04, 2009 04:00am Statement Ha'aretz says U.S. officials face 'pro-Israel' background check  Article Jason 
Nov 23, 2009 09:10am Analysis For Obama, the world doesn't revolve around Israel  Article Jason 
Nov 19, 2009 08:55am General U.S. Jews Urged To Buy Land In West Bank   Article Jason 
Nov 19, 2009 12:00am Statement Israel: Obama criticism of Jerusalem construction is racist  Article Jason 
Nov 05, 2009 04:00pm News Israelis held for organ sales  Article Jason 
Oct 12, 2009 05:00pm General Vigilantes Patrol For Jewish Women Dating Arab Men  Article RP 
Sep 30, 2009 05:40am General SAUDIS WILL LET ISRAEL BOMB IRAN NUCLEAR SITE   Article kal 
Sep 17, 2009 05:25pm News Algerian kids falling prey to Jewish 'organ harvest'  Article Jason 
Sep 06, 2009 12:00am General Swedish FM cancels Israel trip amid 'organ' row  Article Jason 
Aug 23, 2009 05:00pm General Palestinian news agency 'confirms' organ snatching story  Article Jason 
Aug 04, 2009 07:00pm General Butchers: The hidden truth about Israel's kidney theft ring  Article kal 
Jul 13, 2009 08:00pm General Senior KKK member arrested in Tel Aviv  Article Forwardista 
Jul 12, 2009 09:00pm General Israeli spy memorial hides more than it reveals  Article Forwardista 
Jun 05, 2009 11:00pm Video Feeling the Hate In Jerusalem on Eve of Obama's Cairo Address  Article Forwardista 
May 08, 2009 05:00pm Statement Netanyahu: Israel will never withdraw from Golan   Article RP 
May 07, 2009 09:00am Report Settlement expansion seeing biggest boost since 2003   Article RP 
Apr 20, 2009 06:00am General Israelis warn of Eritrea flashpoint  Article kal 
Mar 29, 2009 01:50pm Idiocy Palestinian orchestra shut after Holocaust concert  Article the wanderer 
Mar 20, 2009 01:00pm News Netanyahu Gets More Time, Hopes to Forge Broader Coalition  Article ArmyDem 
Feb 21, 2009 10:00am News Netanyahu to Form Israeli Government  Article ArmyDem 
Feb 13, 2009 07:00pm General Ex-official: Israel can hardly wait to attack Iran   Article kal 
Feb 13, 2009 07:00pm News Livni effort to form Israel government fading  Article ArmyDem 
Feb 12, 2009 10:00am News Labor, Meretz consider merger to create largest opposition party  Article New Jerusalem 
Feb 12, 2009 01:00am Opinion Does Zionism legitimize every act of violence?  Article Forwardista 
Feb 11, 2009 07:00pm News In Israeli Vote, With Two Parties Nearly Tied, the Winner Is Gridlock  Article ArmyDem 
Feb 06, 2009 10:00am News Tiring of moderates, many Israelis prefer 'iron fist'  Article ArmyDem 
Feb 05, 2009 01:05am News British Mandate-era arms cache found in Hod Hasharon synagogue   Article Forwardista 
Feb 03, 2009 01:00pm Idiocy Opponents scratch Livni's face from billboards  Article the wanderer 
Feb 01, 2009 07:00am General Elections 2009 / Netanyahu: Iran won't get its hands on nuclear weapons   Article kal 
Jan 21, 2009 01:15pm Announcement Supreme Court: Arab parties back in race  Article Forwardista 
Jan 15, 2009 07:00am News Israel Shells UN Headquarters In Gaza  Article karin1492 
Jan 14, 2009 11:00am General Starbucks Supports Israel  Article kal 
Jan 11, 2009 04:00am Commentary For Love of Israel - A Commentary By Susan Estrich  Article kal 
Dec 27, 2008 09:10pm News Israel set for prolonged Gaza op   Article Karma Policeman 
Dec 27, 2008 11:00am News Massive Israeli air raids on Gaza   Article Karma Policeman 
Dec 26, 2008 03:15pm News Israelis reopen Gaza's crossings   Article Karma Policeman 
Nov 03, 2008 04:20pm General Israel To Stop Funding Illegal Settlements  Article RP 
Oct 04, 2008 09:45am News Jewish 'modesty patrols' sow fear in Israel  Article Craverguy 
Jul 11, 2008 07:00am News Israel 'ready to act' over Iran  Article kal 
Jul 07, 2008 08:20pm News Israel tests 'Iron Dome' anti-rocket system  Article kal 
Jun 21, 2008 08:00pm News Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel  Article Forwardista 
Jun 08, 2008 01:00pm News Israel, Palestinians To Draft Peace Pact  Article Brandonius Maximus 
May 21, 2008 09:50pm Announcement Israel holding peace talks with Syria  Article RP 
Mar 06, 2008 05:40pm News Gunman kills 8 at Jerusalem seminary  Article Bob 
Feb 20, 2008 01:00pm Review Author: After World War II, Hatred Shifted Its Focus From Serving Nazis To Arabs  Article New York Democrat 
Jan 20, 2008 04:00pm News Israel stops fuel shipments; Gaza City goes dark  Article James Crews 
Dec 20, 2007 01:00am News Jerusalem patriarch says Holy Land not only Jewish  Article Gerald Farinas 
Oct 08, 2007 09:00am News Israel May Approve Division of Jerusalem  Article New York Democrat 
Oct 02, 2007 07:00pm News Israel lifts veil of silence over Syria strike  Article Forwardista 
Sep 22, 2007 01:05am News Cremation: Israel's latest religious war  Article Forwardista 
Sep 21, 2007 11:00am News Israel, U.S. Shared Data On Suspected Nuclear Site  Article New York Democrat 
Sep 11, 2007 06:40pm Event Syria complains of Israeli 'aggression'  Article RP 
Aug 08, 2007 07:00am Press Release U.S. Colleges Declare: 'Boycott Israeli Universities? Boycott Ours, Too!'  Article New York Democrat 
Jun 19, 2007 11:00pm News Sexual assault victims protest return of Haim Ramon  Article Forwardista 
Jun 17, 2007 02:00am News Israel praises Hamas-free cabinet  Article Guy 
Jun 04, 2007 08:00pm News Israel military court interns Hamas ministers for six months  Article Forwardista 
May 23, 2007 10:00am News Amnesty accuses Israel of 'serious rights abuses'  Article The Sunset Provision 
May 23, 2007 05:00am General Rising anti-Semitism in Israel meets state‚Äôs blind eye  Article kal 
May 11, 2007 04:00pm News Defiant Hamas TV airs resistance Mickey again  Article New York Democrat 
May 10, 2007 08:00pm News Committee approves construction of three new Jewish neighborhoods in East Jerusalem  Article Forwardista 
May 09, 2007 03:00pm News Militant 'Mickey Mouse' pulled off air  Article New York Democrat 
May 08, 2007 02:00pm News Hamas 'Mickey Mouse' wants Islam takeover  Article New York Democrat 
May 06, 2007 11:00pm News Israeli spends several hours in Iran  Article Forwardista 
May 02, 2007 12:00am News Syrian military buildup worries Israel  Article Forwardista 
Apr 18, 2007 11:25pm News Rabbi blames Reform Jews for Holocaust  Article Forwardista 
Mar 23, 2007 12:00am News Israeli Soldiers Stand Firm, but Duty Wears on the Soul  Article Forwardista 
Mar 21, 2007 12:00pm News Sudanese in Israel Hope They Have Found a Home  Article New York Democrat 
Jan 29, 2007 08:00pm News Israeli Deputy PM Visits Qatar  Article New York Democrat 
Jan 29, 2007 10:30am Report State Dept.: Israel likely misused cluster bombs in Lebanon  Article RP 
Jan 07, 2007 05:00pm Speculative Revealed: Israel plans nuclear strike on Iran  Article kal 
Nov 21, 2006 12:00pm Report Israel stole private land for settlements: report  Article Guy 
Nov 21, 2006 09:00am Legal Ruling In precedent-setting ruling court says [Israel] must recognize gay marriage  Article Ralphie 
Oct 17, 2006 01:00am General Israeli-American Nobel winner doubts Israel's long-term survival  Article Forwardista 
Oct 14, 2006 09:00pm Interview Ex-Mossad chief says Hamas cannot win  Article Forwardista 
Sep 09, 2006 09:10pm Analysis Rethinking Jewish American deterrence  Article Forwardista 
Sep 09, 2006 09:00pm Analysis Ground forces vs. air force  Article Forwardista 
Sep 09, 2006 09:00pm News Thousands rally in Israel to demand war inquiry  Article Forwardista 
Aug 28, 2006 08:00pm News Olmert ducks independent war inquiry  Article Forwardista 
Aug 24, 2006 11:00pm News U.S. investigating Israeli use of cluster bombs: NYT  Article Forwardista 
Aug 21, 2006 09:00pm Analysis Policing in Gaza has blunted IDF fighting abilities  Article Forwardista 
Aug 19, 2006 01:55am News Israeli troops criticize army, equipment  Article Forwardista 
Aug 19, 2006 01:00am News Israel strikes Hizbollah stronghold: sources  Article Forwardista 
Aug 16, 2006 11:00pm Opinion Rattling the Cage: Flirting with state terrorism  Article Forwardista 
Aug 05, 2006 11:00pm Opinion Israel's assault on Lebanon harms democracy  Article Forwardista 
Jul 30, 2006 04:35pm News Israel OKs temporary aerial suspension  Article Forwardista 
Jul 30, 2006 12:35pm News 34 youths among 56 dead in Israeli strike  Article Forwardista 
Jul 27, 2006 12:00am News Asian ministers say Israeli attack on UN post in Lebanon "apparently deliberate"  Article Forwardista 
Jul 23, 2006 08:00am Analysis Let's Check the Track Records (Israel/Hezbollah)  Article kal 
Jul 22, 2006 02:30pm News Report: US to deliver 'smart bombs' to Israel  Article kal 
Jul 22, 2006 02:00pm Commentary Is the IDF using WMD's in Lebanon?  Article kal 
Jul 19, 2006 12:00am Opinion Violence in Israel caused by 'gay' event?  Article RP 
Jul 18, 2006 11:00pm Editorial Israel's on wrong course  Article Guy 
Jul 17, 2006 12:00am News Israel Violates Law on U.S. Weapons in Mideast  Article Guy 
Jul 12, 2006 09:00am News Israeli Troops Enter Lebanon Amid Kidnap Reports  Article The Oncoming Storm 
Jul 02, 2006 01:00am Editorial Israel's act of war is inexcusable  Article Guy 
Jul 01, 2006 03:00pm Editorial The government is losing its reason  Article Forwardista 
Jun 21, 2006 11:10pm News Red Cross Admits Israel to Organization  Article New York Democrat 
Jun 15, 2006 12:00am General U.S.-trained expert says shell was Israeli  Article Forwardista 
Jun 11, 2006 06:00pm Speech Olmert Ready to 'Make Concessions'  Article RP 
Jun 11, 2006 03:00pm General US approves annual aid to Israel  Article kal 
May 12, 2006 09:00pm Poll Most Israeli Jews want Arab compatriots out - survey  Article Forwardista 
Apr 16, 2006 05:00pm Editorial An anti-Zionist government  Article Forwardista 
Apr 08, 2006 03:10am General Israeli soldier murdered Briton  Article Forwardista 
Mar 30, 2006 11:00pm News Israel's Olmert Hastens to Form Governing Coalition  Article ArmyDem 
Mar 27, 2006 08:45pm News Payment for Israeli soldier decried  Article Forwardista 
Mar 04, 2006 03:00pm General Thousands of Israeli Arabs Protest Attack  Article Forwardista 
Mar 03, 2006 07:00pm General Israeli Couple Attacks Christian Shrine  Article Forwardista 
Feb 26, 2006 09:00pm General Israel grapples with own model of Wisconsin Works  Article Forwardista 
Feb 11, 2006 07:00pm News Ahmadinejad: Israel 'will be removed'  Article New York Democrat 
Feb 09, 2006 12:00pm News Israel plans to build 'museum of tolerance' on Muslim graves  Article Guy 
Jan 30, 2006 01:50pm Perspective Israel's Shooting of Young Girl Highlights International Hypocrisy, Say Palestinians  Article Guy 
Jan 27, 2006 01:00am General Almost half of Israelis say talk to Hamas: poll  Article Forwardista 
Dec 31, 2005 09:00pm Report Under the Guise of Security: Routing the Separation Barrier to Enable Israeli Settlement Expansion in the West Bank  Article Guy 
Dec 28, 2005 10:00pm Editorial Occupiers in another land, but hated all the same  Article Forwardista 
Dec 08, 2005 10:00pm News Israel's Likud Finds Itself in a Free Fall  Article ArmyDem 
Oct 10, 2005 08:55pm General Israel to lease Kinneret shore land to Evangelicals  Article RP 
Sep 07, 2005 02:00am General Evidence from Israeli soldiers forces inquiries into deaths of Palestinians  Article Forwardista 
Aug 21, 2005 07:00pm News Hamas Proclaims Victory, Promises to Destroy Israel  Article off_to_DC 
Aug 17, 2005 10:45pm News Israel: Gaza pullout moving quickly  Article User 13 
Jul 12, 2005 08:00am News Israel's Jews 'set to exceed US'  Article Ben 
Jun 30, 2005 12:20am General Settlers Clash With Soldiers, Palestinians  Article Forwardista 
Jun 03, 2005 08:45am News Israeli troops admit 'eye for eye' killing spree  Article Guy 
Jun 01, 2005 12:35pm News Sharon and Abbas set talks date  Article Guy 
May 17, 2005 06:50pm News Diplomatic turf war grips Israel  Article User 13 
Mar 27, 2005 12:00am News Powerful Israeli opposition leader agrees to support state budget  Article None Entered 
Mar 16, 2005 03:00pm News Israeli troops transfer Jericho to Palestinians  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Mar 15, 2005 09:00pm News Kin of Slain Protester Suing Caterpillar  Article Bob 
Jan 13, 2005 12:00am News Russian Gas For Israel  Article Ben 
Dec 09, 2004 12:00am News Sharon party agrees coalition plan  Article Some say... 
Oct 15, 2004 12:00am Poll Poll: Israelis prefer Bush to Kerry  Article Tony82 
Aug 31, 2004 12:00am Commentary An Improbable Molehunt  Article Tony82 
Aug 30, 2004 12:00am General FBI espionage probe extends past Israeli link, officials say  Article RP 
Aug 29, 2004 12:00am General Israel spy found at Pentagon   Article RP 
Aug 20, 2004 12:00am News Israel court orders barrier reply  Article Guy 
Aug 18, 2004 12:00am General India's 'lost Jews' wait in hope  Article particleman 
Aug 03, 2004 12:00am News US raps Israel over settler plan  Article Guy 
May 20, 2004 12:00am News Israeli demolitions 'a war crime'  Article Guy 
May 15, 2004 12:00am Press Release Thousands Rally for Gaza Pullout  Article Bob 
May 10, 2004 12:00am News Rabbis Criticize Evangelicals in Israel  Article Gerald Farinas 
Apr 27, 2004 12:00am Analysis Criticize Israel?  Article Liberal 
Apr 21, 2004 12:00am News Israeli nuclear spy released  Article Guy 
Apr 02, 2004 12:00am News Israeli police storm mosque compound  Article Liberal 
Mar 28, 2004 12:00am News Israel's State Attorney: Indict Sharon  Article The Oncoming Storm 
Mar 25, 2004 12:00am Perspective Israel Plays With Fire  Article The Oncoming Storm 
Jan 22, 2004 12:00am News Sharon Says 'I Am Not About to Resign'  Article Gerald Farinas 
Jan 21, 2004 12:00am News Israel's Sharon May Face Bribery Charges  Article Gerald Farinas 

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