Israeli lawmakers scuttle two-state bill

Israeli lawmakers scuttle two-state bill

JERUSALEM, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Minority lawmakers in the Israeli Knesset lost their bid to pass a so-called "Two-State Solution" bill that would prohibit future land grabs, officials said.

Israel calls to release Pollard from U.S. prison

JERUSALEM, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Israeli officials Sunday called for the release of jailed Israeli-American spy Jonathan Pollard amid reports the Washington spied on Israel, officials said.

Herzog installed as Israeli Labor Party leader

JERUSALEM, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Isaac Herzog took leadership Friday of Israel's Labor Party, the opposition party in parliament, promising a focus on promoting peace with Palestinians.

Israel's dilemma: Where to sell the east Med gas

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 18 (UPI) -- The Israeli government, rejoicing in the Jewish state's growing reserves of natural gas off its Mediterranean coast and the possibility of oil as well, is wrestling with the geopolitical ramifications this energy wealth has brought in its train.
Egypt terminates gas supply to Israel

Egypt terminates gas supply to Israel

JERUSALEM, April 23 (UPI) -- Most Israeli officials downplayed Egypt's decision to terminate a natural gas supply to Israel, calling it a business dispute, not a politically motivated one.

Israeli group says anti-Semitism rising

JERUSALEM, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- An Israeli forum monitoring anti-Semitic activity worldwide says regional tensions in the Middle East may revive negative sentiments.

Israel approves Holocaust allowances

JERUSALEM, July 30 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert approved a plan Monday to pay government allowances to the country's 120,000 elderly Holocaust survivors. Olmert approved the plan -- developed by a committee headed by Welfare Minister Isaac Herzog -- to pay millions of

Israeli cabinet condemns British boycott

JERUSALEM, June 3 (UPI) -- Calls from within Great Britain to boycott Israeli schools and commerce represent anti-Semitism in Europe, an Israeli official said Sunday.

Israeli Cabinet votes for boycott

JERUSALEM, March 18 (UPI) -- Israel's Cabinet voted unanimously Sunday to boycott the new Palestinian unity government.

Israel: Cease-fire holds -- or else

JERUSALEM, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- An Israeli official says if the cease-fire does not hold Monday, military operations won't stop, and there is evidence Iranian fighters are in Lebanon.

Sharon's new government sworn in

JERUSALEM, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's new government was sworn in Monday after the Knesset approved a plenum vote of 58 to 56, with six abstentions.
Isaac Herzog
JER2000013002 - 30 JANUARY 2000 - JERUSALEM, ISRAEL: Israeli Prime Minister and cabinet secretary Isaac Herzog attend the first cabinet meeting, January 30, 2000, since Attorney General Elyakim Rubinstein ordered, last week, a criminal investigation into Barak's campaign funding in the last general election. One Israel, Barak's party, was also fined 13.8 million shekels by State Controller Eliezer Goldberg over Party Fund Law violations. Goldberg listed the name of cabinet secretary Herzog as the party responsible for funneling foreign and domestic donations to Barak's campaign. rw/Debbie Hill UPI

Isaac "Buji" Herzog (Hebrew: יצחק "בוז'י" הרצוג‎, born 22 September 1960) is an Israeli politician and lawyer. He currently serves in the Knesset on behalf of the Labor Party as Minister of Welfare & Social Services and Minister of the Diaspora, Society, and the Fight Against Antisemitism. He was previously Minister of Housing and Building and Minister of Tourism.

Herzog is the son of Israeli President Chaim Herzog and Aura Herzog, and the grandson of Rabbi Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog. He was born in Tel Aviv and studied law at Tel Aviv University and Cornell University. Herzog is married with three children, and is nicknamed Buji.

Although he did not win a seat in the 1999 elections, Herzog served as government secretary in Ehud Barak's cabinet until 2001 when Barak was beaten by Ariel Sharon in a special election for Prime Minister. In 1999, he was also investigated in the 'Amutot Barak' scandal (a scandal involving allegations that the party funding law was violated), but maintained his silence. The Attorney General, therefore, decided to close the case against him due to lack of evidence. From 2000-2003, he served as chairman of the Israel Anti-Drug Authority.

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