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Un conseiller vante le “pragmatisme” d’Avigdor Lieberman

Posted by alicemarziali su 31 marzo, 2009

LE MONDE

Ancien ambassadeur d’Israël aux Etats-Unis pendant les années d’une convergence presque absolue entre les deux pays, entre 2002 et 2006, Danny Ayalon est aujourd’hui, pour ainsi dire, chargé de l’image du nouveau ministre israélien des affaires étrangères, Avigdor Lieberman. Un ministre que les Occidentaux, assure ce nouveau député, vont découvrir et “apprécier” une fois dissipés les “stéréotypes” et les “faux-semblants” venus, selon lui, d’Israël. “Il me rappelle Ariel Sharon, un leader avec une vision, du courage, et un grand pragmatisme”, affirme M. Ayalon, qui fut un proche conseiller de l’ancien premier ministre. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Un gouvernement qui veut la paix mais refuse de parler d’Etat palestinien

Posted by alicemarziali su 31 marzo, 2009

LE MONDE

Je le dis aux dirigeants de l’Autorité palestinienne : si vous voulez vraiment la paix, il est possible d’arriver à la paix. Le gouvernement sous ma direction agira pour arriver à la paix sur trois volets : économique, sécuritaire et politique”, a déclaré, mardi 31 mars, Benyamin Nétanyahou, en passe de devenir le nouveau premier ministre israélien. Le chef du Likoud s’exprimait lors de la présentation de son gouvernement à l’investiture du Parlement.

“Nous mènerons des négociations de paix permanentes avec l’Autorité palestinienne en vue de parvenir à un accord final et nous ne voulons pas gouverner un autre peuple”, a-t-il ajouté. Dans le cadre d’un “accord définitif”, les Palestiniens “disposeront de tous les droits pour se gouverner eux-mêmes, sauf ceux susceptibles de constituer un danger pour la sécurité et l’existence de l’Etat d’Israël. M. Nétanyahou, déjà premier ministre de 1996 à 1999, s’est toutefois gardé de parler d’un Etat palestinien indépendant. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Benyamin Nétanyahou présente un gouvernement élargi mais fragile

Posted by alicemarziali su 31 marzo, 2009

LE MONDE

Israël a, depuis mardi 31 mars, l’un des gouvernements les plus pléthoriques de son histoire. Il est marqué à droite et la présence des travaillistes dans la coalition ne change pas véritablement sa nature. D’ailleurs, il n’est pas sûr que tous les députés travaillistes votent la confiance au cabinet de Benyamin Nétanyahou, le chef du Likoud, la droite classique, qui revient au pouvoir dix ans après son éviction par Ehoud Barak, chef de file des travaillistes, aujourd’hui associé en tant que ministre de la défense. L’amertume est vive dans les rangs des héritiers d’Yitzhak Rabin, les rebelles à cette alliance contre-nature digérant mal cette participation à un exécutif traduisant, selon eux, un repli sur lui-même de l’Etat juif. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Israel’s 32nd government sworn in at Knesset plenum

Posted by Andrea Pompozzi su 31 marzo, 2009

Mar. 31, 2009
Shelly Paz and Tovah Lazaroff , THE JERUSALEM POST

Israel seeks peace with the entire Arab and Muslim world but continues to be threatened by the forces of Islamic extremists, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said several hours before he was sworn in Tuesday evening.

He took the oath of office just before midnight, after the Knesset voted 69-45 to approve the new government. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Why does the world media love to hate Israel?

Posted by claudiacampli su 31 marzo, 2009

23/03/09

Click here for more articles by Bradley Burston

I was just in the States, speaking to members of Ameinu, an organization which, the times notwithstanding, remains outspoken both in its support for peace and its support for Israel.

Among the topics I was asked to address was the portrayal of the Jewish state in the news media. Phrased a little less delicately, the issue amounts to: “Why does the press love to hate Israel?” Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Netanyahu sworn in as Israel’s prime minister

Posted by claudiacampli su 31 marzo, 2009

By Haaretz Service

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn in late Tuesday to lead Israel’s 32nd government, after cobbling together a coalition amid rising tensions within his own Likud party and with other leading political figures.

Lawmakers voted 69 to 45 with five abstentions in favor of Netanyahu’s right-wing government after a six-hour debate, making Netanyahu prime minister for the second time in 10 years.

The new coalition will comprise 30 ministers and seven deputy ministers. In addition to serving as premier, Netanyahu has also created a position for himself as financial strategy minister and appointed Yuval Steinitz (Likud) to serve as finance minister.

Lawmaker Silvan Shalom – Netanyahu’s chief party rival – agreed on Tuesday to enter the incoming government as vice premier and regional development minister, after days of a chasm many feared would divide the faction and hamper the ability of the new coalition to function.

Labor Party chairman Ehud Barak will retain his position as defense minister bringing with him into the government four other Labor ministers.

Yisrael Beiteinu Chairman Avigdor Lieberman, whose inflammatory statements about Israeli Arabs has had him branded as racist and raised ire both in Israel and abroad, will take on the unlikely position of foreign minister.

Shas Chairman Eli Yishai will now serve as interior minister.

Other Likud officials to join the coalition include Ya’akov Ne’eman (Justice Ministry) Gideon Sa’ar (Education), Yisrael Katz (Transportation), Moshe Ya’alon (Strategic Affairs), Gilad Erdan (Environmental Protection), Limor Livnat (Sports and Culture), and Yuli Edelstien (Media and Telecommunications).

Labor minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer will take on the Trade, Labor and Industry portfolio, Shalom Simhon will serve as Agriculture Minister, Labor No. 2 Isaac Herzog will head the Welfare Ministry, and Avishay Braverman has received Labor’s fifth ministerial post – minister without portfolio with responsibility for minorities.

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Netanyahu Strikes Conciliatory Note

Posted by claudiacampli su 31 marzo, 2009

IHT

By ISABEL KERSHNER

Published: March 31, 2009

JERUSALEM — Israel’s incoming prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, struck a somewhat conciliatory tone toward the Palestinians in an address to Parliament on Tuesday, promising negotiations toward a permanent accord. But Mr. Netanyahu, the leader of the hawkish Likud Party, stopped short of endorsing a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a point of potential friction with the United States. President Obama has called the advancement of the two-state solution “critical.” Mr. Netanyahu opposes the idea of a sovereign Palestinian state, proposing a more limited form of self-rule instead. Hours before he was to be sworn into office, Mr. Netanyahu said his new government “will work toward peace on three tracks — economic, security and political.” “We do not want to exercise our power over the Palestinians,” he said. “Under the final settlement, the Palestinians will have all the rights to govern themselves except those that endanger the security and existence of the state of Israel.” Mr. Netanyahu said his government would seek peace with the Arab and Muslim world. He also spoke of the dangers of extremist Islam. “The biggest threat to humanity and to Israel is that of a radical regime armed with a nuclear weapon,” he said, alluding to Iran. Mr. Netanyahu’s governing coalition is dominated by right-wing and religious parties but also includes the Labor Party, which represents the center-left. Mr. Netanyahu replaces Ehud Olmert, whose centrist Kadima Party will now lead the opposition. Mr. Netanyahu, 59, who is Israeli-born and earned a bachelor’s degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has a rich past in Israeli politics. He was prime minister from 1996 to 1999, but his government fell apart after he reluctantly forged agreements with Yasir Arafat, the late Palestinian leader, for Israeli land transfers in the West Bank. Ehud Barak, the leader of the Labor Party, will remain defense minister in the new government. The appointment of Avigdor Lieberman, an outspoken politician and the leader of the nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu Party, as foreign minister has alarmed many abroad. Mr. Lieberman is best known for his contentious policies — and at times insulting remarks — toward Arabs. In Israel, however, public criticism focused on the sheer size of the new cabinet, swelled by Mr. Netanyahu’s attempts to satisfy his coalition partners’ competing demands. With some 30 ministers and eight deputy ministers, the cabinet has grown into the largest in Israel’s history, prompting charges that it will prove unmanageable and constitute a waste of public funds during a recession. In 1996, Mr. Netanyahu prided himself on his establishment of a lean cabinet of 18 ministers. The government established by Mr. Olmert in May 2006 numbered 25. In her first speech as chairman of the opposition, Tzipi Livni, the leader of Kadima, described Mr. Netanyahu’s government as “bloated” and stuffed with “ministers of nothing.” Of more pressing international concern is the future of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The result of Israel’s February elections was a marked shift to the right, injecting a degree of uncertainty over the future of this round of talks, which began at an American-sponsored conference in Annapolis, Md., in November 2007. Mr. Netanyahu said Tuesday that his government will support a “Palestinian security apparatus that will fight terrorism” — an apparent reference to the forces being trained in an American-backed program under the Annapolis framework. Mr. Netanyahu has so far emphasized his plans for economic development in the West Bank. His refusal to endorse the two-state solution has led to skepticism and despondency on the Palestinian side, exacerbated by fears that his government will expedite Jewish settlement expansion in the West Bank. Khalil Shikaki, a prominent Palestinian political analyst, said that economic development will not provide any guarantee against an eruption of Palestinian violence down the road. Briefing reporters in Jerusalem on Monday, Mr. Shikaki noted that the last two intifadas, or uprisings, broke out in 1987 and 2000 when economic conditions in the Palestinian territories were relatively good. Palestinian politics are also complicated and in flux, with Hamas, the Islamic militant group, governing Gaza and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s control confined to the West Bank. Mr. Abbas’s mainstream Fatah movement was expected to start a new round of reconciliation talks with Hamas in Cairo on Wednesday. A previous round ended without results. Meanwhile, not all Israelis buy into the gloomy forecasts of strained relations with Washington. “As long as Hamas is in power in Gaza, we are off the hook,” said Efraim Inbar, a political science professor at Bar-Ilan University. Under these circumstances “nobody can pressure Israel to do anything,” he said in a telephone interview. Mr. Inbar argued that the two-state solution is an “obsolete paradigm,” and that the Palestinian territories should revert to Egyptian and Jordanian control.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/01/world/middleeast/01mideast.html?_r=1&ref=middleeast

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Israel MPs set to vote on cabinet

Posted by gaetanoditommaso su 31 marzo, 2009

BBC NEWS

31 March 2009

Israel’s parliament has begun a special session to vote on the appointment of a new coalition cabinet led by Prime Minster-designate, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Mr Netanyahu, leader of the right-wing Likud party, is expected to be sworn into office following the vote.

The cabinet is one of Israel’s largest, with hard-liner Avigdor Lieberman as foreign minister and Labour veteran Ehud Barak as minister or defence.

Analysts say Iran’s nuclear programme is likely to top its security agenda.

Western states have voiced concern at the coalition’s likely stance on a two-state solution with the Palestinians.

Speaking to the Knesset before being sworn in, Mr Netanyahu said these were “not normal times” for Israel but asked the parliament to trust him “at this time of global crisis, the likes of which we have not had in years”.

“Israel finds itself facing two enormous challenges: an economic challenge, and a security challenge. These two crises have come at time of great international change,” he said. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Netanyahu and Shalom finally meet, just before coalition sworn in

Posted by valecardia su 31 marzo, 2009

HAARETZ

The chasm between Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu and Likud MK and chief party rival Silvan Shalom grew ever wider Tuesday after a meeting scheduled to resolve the row over the latter’s role in the next government was postponed indefinitely.Meanwhile, Yisrael Beiteinu Chairman Avigdor Lieberman is threatening to pull his influential party out of the new coalition if the foreign ministry is returned to Likud in the event Lieberman is forced to resign. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Palestinian factions return to Cairo for unity talks

Posted by valecardia su 31 marzo, 2009

HAARETZ

Representatives of rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah returned to Cairo on Tuesday to resume talks on forming a “national unity” government, representatives of the groups said.

Egyptian-mediated talks between Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction, which controls the West Bank, were scheduled to resume on Tuesday, ahead of a broader meeting including more factions on Wednesday. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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