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  Politics of Israel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Israel's governmental system is based on several basic laws enacted by its unicameral parliament, the Knesset.
Israel's legal system is best described as a "mixed" one: it belongs to the western legal tradition, it is heavily influenced by the Anglo-American legal system, has some aspects which are typical to the Civil Law tradition, and has unique characterisitics which are induced from the fact that Israel is a Jewish and democratic state.
From the founding of Israel in 1948 until the election of May 1977, Israel was ruled by successive coalition governments led by the Labour Alignment (or Mapai prior to 1967).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Government_of_Israel   (3303 words)

 Israel, country, Asia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Israel has no constitution; it is governed under the 1948 Declaration of Establishment as well as parliamentary and citizenship laws.
The state of Israel is the culmination of nearly a century of activity in Zionism.
Israel eventually yielded to strong pressure from the United States, the USSR, and the United Nations and removed its troops from Sinai in Nov., 1956, and from Gaza by Mar., 1957, as UN forces were sent to the Sinai and Gaza to keep peace between Egypt and Israel.
www.bartleby.com /65/is/Israel.html   (2997 words)

 The Local Dimension in Israeli Government and Politics
Israel is well-known as a state in which political power is heavily concentrated in its central institutions, both government and party.
The opposition parties lost control of most of the local governments which had been in their hands in the prestate period and were replaced by new coalitions dominated by Mapai, the Israel Labor party that was dominant in the country as a whole.
The most powerful local governments, those of the kibbutzim, and secondarily the older moshavim, were attracting a proportionately smaller share of the new immigrants and losing their importance in the local government constellation as a result.
www.jcpa.org /dje/articles3/lg-ch1.htm   (12411 words)

 Akhlah: Israel Government
Israel is a parliamentary democracy with legislative, executive and judicial branches.
The Knesset, Israel's legislative authority, is a 120-member unicameral parliament which operates in plenary session and through 14 standing committees.
The Government (cabinet of ministers) is charged with administering internal and foreign affairs.
www.akhlah.com /israel/israel_government.php   (94 words)

 Israel (09/04)
Israel and the PLO subsequently signed the Gaza-Jericho Agreement on May 4, 1994, and the Agreement on Preparatory Transfer of Powers and Responsibilities on August 29, 1994, which began the process of transferring authority from Israel to the Palestinians.
Israel’s tech market is very developed, and in spite of the pause in the industry’s growth, the high-tech sector is likely to be the major driver of the Israeli economy.
Israel has diplomatic relations with nine non-Arab Muslim states and with 32 of the 43 Sub-Saharan states that are not members of the Arab League.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3581.htm   (5608 words)

 Israeli Responses to the FBI's Espionage Investigation Leak - A Compendium
Israel's security establishment insists there is no Israeli involvement in allegations that a Pentagon analyst provided Israel with secret documents relating to White House deliberations over Iran - as reported by CBS News.
Both AIPAC and the government of Israel have strongly denied the allegations.
Former Mossad head Danny Yatom revealed that former CIA Director George Tenet believed that Israel was engaged in such activity in 1997-98; Yatom flew to the U.S. for a one-on-one meeting with Tenet to prove that the charges were baseless.
www.jcpa.org /brief/brief4-3.htm   (783 words)

 Comment by the Government of Israel
Israel welcomes, in particular, the unqualified call for an unconditional cessation of violence, the establishment of a meaningful cooling off period and the resumption of negotiations.
Israel is giving careful and immediate consideration to these matters, some of which have already been proposed by Israel in its statements and even unilaterally implemented.
Israel wishes to note that the cessation of violence by the Palestinian side should be accompanied by concrete measures on the ground which are capable of appraisal, such as the prevention of terror activities and the arrest of terrorists.
www.d-n-i.net /al_aqsa_intifada/goi_comment_mitchell_report.htm   (1278 words)

 Israel Government, Israel
According to the Government, recognizing these villages would conflict with its attempts to establish new villages in "an orderly manner, and would leave disputes over the land unresolved." Residents of the unrecognized villages paid taxes to the Government; however, their villages were not eligible for government services.
According to the Government, recognizing these villages would conflict with its attempts to establish new villages in "an orderly manner, and would leave disputes over the land unresolved." Residents of the unrecognized villages pay taxes to the Government; however, they are not eligible for government services.
On April 4, the Israeli Government refused to allow a Palestinian human rights activist to travel to Cairo, Egypt for a regional meeting on human rights; however, several months later the Government allowed the activist to attend a meeting outside of the country (see Section 2.d.).
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 Hoppa - Government in Israel
Israel, the United States, Jews, Racism, Civil Rights The mission of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is to stop the defamation of the Jewish people, to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike.
Israel, Military Isayeret.com is a private website that was created in order to motivate young Israelis to join combat units and Special Forces units in particular.
Israel, Jerusalem, Peace, Politics, Jews, Judaism, Democracy The Peace Encyclopedia gives much-needed background to the issue of the Israel-Palestinian conflict; Famous Jews Interactive provides biographies.
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 System of Government in Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Israel is governed by a multi-party parlimentary system.
The Ministers that head the government ministries are appointed by the Prime Minister generally from among the ranks of the parties in the coalition.
Cities in Israel are managed by a mayor and the city council.
www.science.co.il /Government.asp   (180 words)

 Sharon government escalates military offensive against Palestinians
The nature of the military strikes and choice of targets disproves Israel’s claim that its actions are aimed at disrupting Palestinian rocket attacks launched from northern Gaza into Israel.
Israel has long hoped for the overthrow of the Syrian and Iranian governments, and Sharon is doing everything he can to encourage the joint provocations being mounted in the region by the Bush administration and Britain’s Blair government.
Israel has not produced any concrete evidence of Iranian and Syrian involvement in terrorism, but this has not deterred Washington from employing the allegations for its own purposes.
www.wsws.org /articles/2005/nov2005/gaza-n011.shtml   (1402 words)

 Welcome to Hasbara - Israel Reaction Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Israel - through its emergency rescue operations abroad and its foreign assistance missions - strives to realize the Jewish value of “Tikkun Olam", saving lives and making the world a better place for all its inhabitants.
World-class business leaders and analysts describe Israel, which is at the cutting edge of hi-tech, as a wonderful opportunity for investment.
Israel has both the talented people and the infrastructure necessary to turn a new idea into a successful business.
www.hasbara.us   (693 words)

 The Government of Israel
Like the United States, Israel is a democracy and, as you probably know, is the only democracy in the Middle East.
Israel operates as a parliamentary democracy while the U.S. has a constitutional democracy.
Like here, the highest court in Israel is called the Supreme Court, whose judges are approved by the president and who serve for life.
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 Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements: Israel-PLO: Peace Agreements: Library and Links: ...
The two parties agree that the outcome of the permanent status negotiations should not be prejudiced or preempted by agreements reached for the interim period.
The two parties will invite the Governments of Jordan and Egypt to participate in establishing further liaison and cooperation arrangements between the Government of Israel and the Palestinian representatives, on the one hand, and the Governments of Jordan and Egypt, on the other hand, to promote cooperation between them.
Israel will implement an accelerated and scheduled withdrawal of Israeli military forces from the Gaza Strip and Jericho area, beginning immediately with the signing of the agreement on the Gaza Strip and Jericho area and to be completed within a period not exceeding four months after the signing of this agreement.
www.usip.org /library/pa/israel_plo/oslo_09131993.html   (2784 words)

 Government of Israel News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The new government, which is comprised of the Likud, Labor and United Torah Judaism, was approved by a vote of 58-56, with six abstentions.
Israel circulated its first resolution ever to the General Assembly as part of a new effort to engage the United Nations and to test whether the organization is capable of taking a balanced approach to the Mideast, THE JERUSALEM POST reported.
After his return to Israel, Eban was elected a Member of Knesset for the Mapai party and served in the successive Labor Party cabinets of David Ben-Gurion, Levi Eshkol, and Golda Meir, as minister of education, deputy prime minister, and minister of foreign affairs respectively.
www.nclci.org /news/Israel_gov_news.htm   (4350 words)

 israelinsider: Israel's daily online news magazine
Israel and the Palestinians agreed to halt their latest round of rocket attacks and airstrikes, but the planned deal threatened to fall through even before it was announced.
Israel says Iran's remarks violation of UN charter; Iran should be removed
After Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's call for Israel to be "wiped off the map," Israel's Ambassador to the U.N., Danny Gillerman, has requests Iran be removed from the United Nations.
www.israelinsider.com   (906 words)

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We urge all lovers of Israel to pause ten minutes to read Eidelberg’s plan, for at stake is the security of ALL Jews now threatened by the explosion of anti-Semitism in America, indeed, throughout the world.
Despite Israel’s democratic veneer, the people cannot reform the system by ordinary political means; and to expect reform to originate from within the government is like asking chickens to vote for Colonel Sanders.
But we do claim to represent the people of Israel in terms of their Jewish heritage and aspirations on the one hand, and their many grievances against the existing government on the other—which grievances cannot be remedied under Israel’s existing political system.
futureisrael.org   (3233 words)

 Government panel: Israel, banks holding millions belonging to Holocaust survivors
The report comes after banks in Switzerland agreed to pay out hundreds of millions of dollars and open their records, after they were accused of hiding and misappropriating Jewish accounts from the war.
Israel's parliament approved the panel's report Tuesday, saying the money must be returned to the heirs.
"The government of Israel and other public bodies did nothing to investigate the truth, to evaluate the scope of the property and to seek its owners or to examine means of retuning it to them," the report said.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2005/01/18/international2053EST0764.DTL   (376 words)

 MFA homepage title
Israeli Ambassador Dan Gillerman said the Holocaust "brought us face to face with the full extent of man's capacity for inhumanity to his fellow man," and that it served as a "critical impetus" for the development of human rights, the drafting of landmark international conventions on genocide, and the founding of the UN itself.
This course, offered by the Jewish Agency e-Academy in conjunction with the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, provides participants with an understanding of Israel's perspective on some of the most complicated questions regarding the Middle East conflict.
Israel is greatly concerned that Iran is close to producing a nuclear bomb, he said, warning that Israel "must take every necessary step" to prevent what he termed "a nightmare for us and for Russia."
www.israel.org   (606 words)

 The Israeli Government's Official Website, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Director-General Prosor surveyed the political developments following disengagement and stressed that it is Israel's desire to improve relations with the Arab countries and peoples of the region, alongside the necessity of a joint struggle against the threat of armed Islamist fundamentalism.
Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs Silvan Shalom yesterday sent a letter to Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid M. Kasuri, with whom he met last month, extending deep condolences to the government and people and Pakistan for the terrible loss of life caused by the earthquake.
For those amongst the British public who have forgotten how naturally beautiful Israel is, the following two presentations remind us that Israel is so much more than just a place where bombs go off (1 / 2 - better with sound).
london.mfa.gov.il   (702 words)

 The Movement for Quality Government in Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Movement for Quality Government (MQG) was established during the coalition crisis in March 1990, as a non-political and independent movement.
In 2002, the educational arm was separated from the movement and is now operated by an organization established by the MQG: the Academy for Quality Government in Israel.
Effective public pressure directed by the movement, led to a government decision to change the primary election process, the major cause of corruption in the 2003-election race. /mqg2002/english.htm   (1454 words)

 ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el
But the Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erekat, said, according to the Associated Press: "We have recognized the state of Israel and we are pursuing a peace process with Israel, and.
Israel has formally handed over control of the West Bank town of Jericho to the Palestinian Authority."...
The last attack in Israel was a suicide bombing at a bus stop close to Tel Aviv on December 25 that killed four people.
www.havenworks.com /world/israel   (3921 words)

 CBC News: Sharon moves to form national unity government in Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Israel Radio said Sharon also planned to invite the religious parties United Torah Judaism and Shas into the coalition.
The prime minister needs Labour's support to avoid new elections and push forward with his controversial plan for Israel to unilaterally withdraw from the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank next year.
Opposition to this plan from hardline conservative and religious former political allies has reduced Sharon's governing coalition to a minority of just 40 seats in the 120-member parliament.
www.cbc.ca /story/world/national/2004/12/10/likud-labour041210.html   (237 words)

 Government Of Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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 Gay News From 365Gay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The man, who was not named, had sought the estate of his late partner, with whom he lived for several decades, the newspaper Haaretz reports.
In September, Uzi Even, the first openly gay man elected to the Knesset, Israel's parliament, married his longtime partner in Canada where same-sex marriage is legal.
Even is on a campaign to have his marriage recognized in Israel.
www.365gay.com /newscon04/12/120804israel.htm   (306 words)

 The Thirtieth Government of Israel
Tourism Minister Benyamin Elon (National Union) and Minister of Transportation Avigdor Lieberman (National Union) were fired by Sharon on June 4, 2004.
In January 2005, a unity government was formed that included representatives of Likud, Labor and Meimad.
Minister without Portfolio Natan Sharansky (Yisrael b'Aliyah/Likud) resigned from the government on May 2, 2005.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Politics/30gov.html   (391 words)

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