Honor the cease-fire, Hamas leader says

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JERUSALEM, June 27 (UPI) -- All Palestinians should honor the Israeli-Hamas cease-fire in Gaza, a senior Hamas leader said Friday hours after mortar rounds were fired.
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Israeli panel seeks to end Gaza attacks

JERUSALEM, March 5 (UPI) -- The Israeli security council Wednesday instructed military leaders to develop a plan to end rocket attacks launched from the Gaza Strip.

Israel eyes power reduction for Gaza

JERUSALEM, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak proposed Sunday that his government begin limiting electrical power supplied to the Gaza Strip.

Shas: No compromise on Temple Mount

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Israel to resume targeted assassinations

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Blair visits Middle East as special envoy

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Israel approves Olmert's Cabinet shuffle

JERUSALEM, July 4 (UPI) -- A panel of Israeli government ministers Wednesday approved Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's Cabinet reshuffle despite bickering over one appointee.

Former Israeli justice minister convicted

TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A former Israeli government official was convicted Wednesday in Tel Aviv of indecent conduct for kissing a female soldier against her will. A three-judge panel voted unanimously to find former Justice Minister Haim Ramon guilty of sexual harassment after

Israeli official, facing trial, steps down

JERUSALEM, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Israeli Justice Minister Haim Ramon, facing a charge of committing an indecent act, resigned his government post Friday.

Israel sees only terrorists in S. Lebanon

JERUSALEM, July 28 (UPI) -- Israel has warned that anyone remaining in southern Lebanon will be regarded as a terrorist.

Israel rejects expanded ground force

JEREUSALEM, Israel, July 27 (UPI) -- Israel's Security Cabinet decided Thursday not to summon reserve troops to expand ground incursions against Hezbollah forces in Lebanon. Ministers at the meeting, which was called by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, said the country should instead make use of

2 dead in Israel-Palestinian violence

GAZA CITY, Gaza, June 17 (UPI) -- Israeli Air Force attacks killed two suspected terrorists in Gaza and wounded two others as militants and military exchange fire.
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Haim Ramon (Hebrew: חיים רמון‎, born 10 April 1950) is an Israeli politician who currently serves as a member of the Knesset for Kadima and previously served as both Vice Prime Minister and Minister in the Prime Minister's Office with responsibility for state policy.

Born in Jaffa, Ramon served in the Israeli Air Force, rising to the rank of Captain, before studying law at Tel Aviv University, gaining a BA. He joined the Labor Party (then part of the Alignment alliance as soon as he left the military, and was secretary of its youth wing from 1978 until 1989. He entered the Knesset in May 1983, replacing Daniel Rosolio, and has remained a member since then, except for a period between January 2006 and the March 2006 election (he had to resign in order to switch from Labor to Kadima). He has been a member of various committees, and chaired the finance committee from 1988 to 1992.

Ramon was appointed Minister of Health in the government of Yitzhak Rabin in 1992. In February 1994 he resigned his position, over the failure of the Labor Party to support the proposed National Health Insurance Law and breaking the linkage of the Histadrut Labor Federation and the Clalit Health Fund. In a dramatic speech at a party gathering he compared the party members to beached whales and resigned his position.

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