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Sharon's Kadima party gains in polls

JERUSALEM, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's new Kadima party has gained popularity in the week since he was hospitalized, a Ha'aretz poll published Wednesday said.

Battle begins over Sharon succession

JERUSALEM, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's collapse has triggered a political battle over his succession.

Doctors: Sharon's overweight, but fine

JERUSALEM, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is overweight, but suffered no permanent brain damage from a small stroke a week ago, doctors officially announced Monday.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 21, the 355th day of 2005 with 10 to follow.
By United Press International

Tensions mount between Israel and Iran

JERUSALEM, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Tensions are rising between Israel and Iran after Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the Holocaust "a myth."

Sharon's new Kadima party high in poll

JERUSALEM, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's new Kadima party got a boost in the polls Thursday with the defection of Shimon Peres to it from the Labor Party.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2005 with 69 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for Oct. 17-23, 2005.
By United Press International

Sharon urges Likud unity

JERUSALEM, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, whose opponents failed to force a November primary, has called for unity within the Likud party.

Rivals Landau and Netanyahu form alliance

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Israeli political rivals Benjamin Netanyahu and Uzi Landau united Thursday in a bid to oust Prime Minister Ariel Sharon from leadership of the Likud Party.

Likud's anti-Sharon move gathers steam

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Israel's right-wing Likud Party will attempt to move up its leadership primaries, the first time a party has tried to oust a serving prime minister as chairman.

Cabinet to okay 3 settlements' eviction

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The government is expected to approve the evacuation three Gaza Strip settlements, Netzarim, Kfar Darom and Morag.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2005 with 150 to follow.
By United Press International

West Bank barrier speeds up

JERUSALEM, July 7 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minster Ariel Sharon reportedly has ordered speedier completion of the West Bank separation barrier, which the Palestinians claim is a land grab.

Netanyahu angers Sharon over withdrawal

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 3 (UPI) -- Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intends to vote for postponing the withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in the Cabinet but skip Wednesday's vote in the Knesset.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington on May 24, 2011. Vice President Joe Biden (L) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) applaud. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין "בִּיבִּי" נְתַנְיָהוּ (help·info) Binyamin Netanyahu; born October 21, 1949) is the Prime Minister of Israel. He serves also as the Chairman of the Likud Party, as a Knesset member, as the Health Minister of Israel, as the Pensioner Affairs Minister of Israel and as the Economic Strategy Minister of Israel.

Netanyahu is the first and only Israeli prime minister born in Israel after the State of Israel's foundation. Netanyahu joined the Israeli Defense Forces in 1967 where he served as a team leader in the Sayeret Matkal special forces unit, taking part in many missions including the hostage rescue mission from the hijacked Sabena Flight 571 in 1972. He fought in the Yom Kippur War in 1973 and achieved the rank of captain before being discharged. Netanyahu served as the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations from 1984 to 1988, member of the Likud Party, and was Prime Minister from June 1996 to July 1999.

Netanyahu withdrew from politics after a corruption scandal related to gifts from a government contractor. In 2002 he returned as Foreign Minister (2002–03) and Finance Minister (2003 – August 2005) in Ariel Sharon's governments, but he departed over disagreements regarding the Gaza Disengagement Plan. He retook the Likud leadership on December 20, 2005. In the 2006 election, Likud did poorly, winning 12 seats. In December 2006, Netanyahu became the official Opposition Leader in the Knesset and Chairman of the Likud Party. In August 2007, he retained the Likud leadership by beating Moshe Feiglin in party elections. Following the 10 February 2009 parliamentary election, in which Likud placed second and right-wing parties won a majority, Netanyahu formed a coalition government. He is the brother of Israeli Special Forces commander Yonatan Netanyahu, who died during a hostage rescue mission, and Iddo Netanyahu, an Israeli playwright.

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