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  Politics of Israel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As the legislative branch of the Israeli government, the Knesset enacts laws, supervises government activities, and is empowered to elect or remove the President of the State or State Comptroller from office.
From the founding of Israel in 1948 until the election of May 1977, Israel was ruled by successive coalition governments led by the Labor Alignment (or Mapai prior to 1967).
Following on from the Israeli general elections of March 28, 2006, which left Kadima as the biggest block in the Knesset, Olmert is expected to be the next prime minister.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Israel   (3070 words)

 Israel and the occupied territories
Israel's overall human rights record in the occupied territories remained poor and worsened in the treatment of foreign human rights activists as it continued to commit numerous, serious human rights abuses.
Israel conducted mass, arbitrary arrests in the West Bank during military operations, summoning and detaining males between the ages of 15 and 45.
Israel censored Palestinian publications in East Jerusalem, raided and closed media outlets in the territories, blocked publications and broadcasts, and periodically detained or harassed members of the media and clergy.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2003/27929.htm   (19775 words)

 Israel and the Occupied Territories
The country's non-Jewish population is concentrated in the north of the country, in Bedouin communities in the Negev region in the south, and in a narrow band of Arab villages in central Israel adjacent to the occupied territories.
Israel has no constitution; however, the law provides for freedom of worship, and the Government generally respects this right in practice.
Although negotiations between the Patriarchate and the Government of Israel reduced the amount of land confiscated, the parties had not reached agreement on compensation for damage done to the property by the IDF during incursions into Bethlehem in April 2002.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/irf/2003/24453.htm   (8480 words)

 Human Rights Watch World Report 2003: Middle East & Northern Africa: Israel, the Occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, ...
The Palestinian Legislative Council criticized the participation of children in armed activities is reaction to growing community concern after several incidents in Gaza in which Palestinian boys aged under sixteen were killed as they attempted to attack settlements on April 24.
The resolution demanded Israel cease its activities in Ramallah, and withdraw to the position it occupied in September 2000.
On August 28, Israel informed the U.N. secretary-general that it did not intend to become a party to the ICC statute, and therefore had no legal obligations arising from its December 31, 2000 signature.
www.hrw.org /wr2k3/mideast5.html   (6104 words)

 Israel Commentary
Israel charged that the PLO staged 270 terrorist actions in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, and along the Lebanese and Jordanian borders.
Israel with General Ariel Sharon in charge was, of course, blamed for killings in which they had no part and no logical motive.
Israel remains a parliamentary form of democracy wherein each party in the Knesset is awarded a number of members commensurate with how many votes it obtains in Israeli national elections and ipso facto, how well the party platform represents the thinking of the Israeli public.
www.israel-commentary.org   (13116 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The election in January 2005 of Mahmud ABBAS as the new Palestinian leader following the November 2004 death of Yasir ARAFAT, the formation of a Likud-Labor-United Torah Judaism coalition government in January 2005, and the successful Israeli disengagement from the Gaza Strip (August-September 2005), presented an opportunity for a renewed peace effort.
Israel usually posts sizable current account deficits, which are covered by large transfer payments from abroad and by foreign loans.
The economy rebounded in 2003 and 2004, growing at a 4% rate each year, as the government tightened fiscal policy and implemented structural reforms to boost competition and efficiency in the markets.
www.odci.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/is.html   (1627 words)

 Israel Commentary: June 2003 Archives
Throughout Israel's occupation, the Arab countries helped by the United States, have pushed to keep Jews out of the territories so that at a convenient moment, or in a peace negotiation, the claim that the West Bank is "Arab" territory could be made more plausible.
Some in Israel favor the settlements for the obverse reason: to reinforce Israel's claim for the fulfillment of the Mandate and of Resolution 242 in a peace treaty that would at least divide the territory.
The world is being victimized by an epidemic of terrorism—from the September II attacks, the USS Cole bombing in Yemen and suicide bombers in Israel, to murderous kidnappings in the Philippines, a nightclub bombing in Bali, the deadly guerrilla takeover of a Moscow opera house, and the fatal hotel bombing in Kenya.
www.israel-commentary.org /archives/2003_06.html   (15551 words)

 Elections and Electoral Systems by Country
The Center for Voting and Democracy is dedicated to fair elections where every vote counts and all voters are represented.
Adam Carr's Electoral Archive has complete (ie, seat by seat) federal elections statistics from 1901 (federation) to the present, and statistics for all Australian state elections since 1990.
National Electoral Committee has information in English on the Parliamentary Elections of 1995 and 1999, and the local elections of 1996, plus an overview of elections from 1989-1996.
www.psr.keele.ac.uk /election.htm   (1465 words)

The law provides for the election of women and minorities to the National Assembly; however, representation was token.
No information was available regarding whether the regime enacted specific legislation to promote the welfare of children.
This 2003 report covers the human rights record of the regime of Saddam Hussein until its fall on April 9.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2003/27928.htm   (8720 words)

 A Choice Without an Alternative - by Gordon Prather
Israel shares the lands of the Middle East with nations who still seek to destroy the peace – nations like Iran and Iraq and Libya.
Physicist James Gordon Prather has served as a policy implementing official for national security-related technical matters in the Federal Energy Agency, the Energy Research and Development Administration, the Department of Energy, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Department of the Army.
Prather also served as legislative assistant for national security affairs to U.S. Sen. Henry Bellmon, R-Okla. -- ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee and member of the Senate Energy Committee and Appropriations Committee.
www.antiwar.com /prather?articleid=3661   (682 words)

 Palestinian National Authority   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The first Palestinian elections took place in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on 20 January 1996 for selecting the PNA president and 88 members to the legislative council.
For the elections, the West Bank was divided into 11 electoral districts and Gaza Strip into 5 districts.
The Palestinian legislative council has 89 members, 88 members elected in 16 multi-seat constituencies and the president as ex officio member.
www.pna.gov.ps /Government/gov/Elections_in_Palestine.asp   (184 words)

Denying Israel's right to exist by claiming the Jews have no historical roots in Israel is a backbone of Palestinian Authority (PA) cultural education, as is the attempt to reinforce Palestinian claims to the land by creating an ancient Palestinian history in Israel.
The importance of the activity was inwards, that is, to the belief-based public itself, and to the population of Israel, and not the leadership.
In November 2003, Boycott Watch sent a letter to the Office of Antiboycott Compliance, furnishing evidence that the divest-from-Israel campaign is a direct function of the Palestinian Authority, which is a member of the Arab League and a signatory to the Arab boycott of Israel.
www.think-israel.org /jul04bloged.html   (20317 words)

 Israel Legislative branch - Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
elections: last held 28 January 2003 (next scheduled to be held fall of 2006)
Elections includes the nature of election process or accession to power, date of the last election, and date of the next election.
Election results includes the percent of vote and/or number of seats held by each party in the last election.
www.indexmundi.com /israel/legislative_branch.html   (109 words)

 The World Factbook 2004 -- United States
elections: president and vice president elected on the same ticket by a college of representatives who are elected directly from each state; president and vice president serve four-year terms; election last held 7 November 2000 (next to be held 2 November 2004)
A major short-term problem in first half 2002 was a sharp decline in the stock market, fueled in part by the exposure of dubious accounting practices in some major corporations.
In 2003, growth in output and productivity and the recovery of the stock market to above 10,000 for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were promising signs.
www.brainyatlas.com /geos/us.html   (1839 words)

 TAPPED: November 2003 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
As Congress rushes to conclude its 2003 session, Republican leaders are trying to garner votes for controversial legislation by loading the bills with billions of dollars in added costs that analysts said would expand the budget deficit for years to come.
All legislators have a taste for pork, of course, but Daschle and the other plains Democrats rely much more heavily on this sort of thing to win re-election than their colleagues from the Pacific coast or the northeast.
Apparently, this is supposed to be an effort to throw a bone to the conservative base -- which is outraged by the fact that a whopping 2 percent of Bush's nominees (as opposed to 20 percent of Clinton's) have been blocked -- rather than a serious attempt to get the judges confirmed.
www.prospect.org /weblog/archives/2003/11   (15510 words)

 Lijphart Elections Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Lijphart Elections Archive is a static research collection of district level election results for approximately 350 national legislative elections in 26 countries that was maintained through 2003.
This was the origin of the Elections Archive in the University Library of the University of California, San Diego.
The objective of the Archive is to systematically collect election statistics in as much detail as possible, including, as a minimum, the results at the level of the individual election districts in which votes are converted into seats.
dodgson.ucsd.edu /lij   (208 words)

 Informed Comment
Hassan al-Fattah of the NYT points out that the problem with the Bush administration argument that American Iraq would be a new exemplar for the region and spread democracy is that when Iraq went bad, so did the democracy project.
Although he is probably referring to the leak of the National Intelligence Estimate, his implication is that once he was given the go-ahead by Bush and Cheney to leak classified information for political purposes, tat led to his outing of a covert CIA operative's name.
Such references were removed at the insistence of Russia, China and probably others because of the manner in which the U.S. in 2003 abused the Security Council and it's authority by invading Iraq and citing present and past resolutions as justifying and even authorizing the invasion.
www.juancole.com   (10142 words)

 IFES Election Guide - Country Profile: Israel
Assembly: Israel has a unicameral Knesset with 120 seats.
Israel Announces Preliminary Results Of The March 2006 Knesset Election
Results of the March 28 parliamentary elections re...
www.electionguide.org /country.php?ID=106   (145 words)

 IQexpress -- Resources on Congress, Government, Press, Economy, Issues and More
Several of President Bush's key legislative priorities stalled last week while his credibility took a hit with the disclosure that he authorized the release of sensitive intelligence in an effort to discredit a vocal critic of the invasion of Iraq.
A seismic shift of policy and culture on Tennessee's Capitol Hill may be in the works, as nearly 20 legislators are giving up their seats in the state legislature.
On Jan. 28, 2003, President Bush delivered the 2003 State of the Union Address to Congress.
www.iqexpress.com   (4552 words)

 U.S. Senate: Legislation & Records Home > Votes > Roll Call Vote Summary - 108th Congress, 1st Session
Motion To Invoke Cloture On The Nomination Of Thomas C. Dorr, Of Iowa, To Be A Member Of The Board Of Directors, Commodity Credit Corporation.
1917; To prohibit the use of funds for implementing the 2003 revision of Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76.
1806 As Modified; To express the sense of Congress that the removal of the Government of Saddam Hussein has enhanced the security of Israel and other United States allies.
www.senate.gov /legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/vote_menu_108_1.htm   (1680 words)

 National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
Former administrative assistant at the Pentagon for Department of the Army, Department of Defense, and former editorial clerk for the Department of Labor.
Former legislative director for Senator John McCain and chief of staff for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Was a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and served as executive director of the National Commission on Federal Election Reform, chaired by former Presidents Carter and Ford, as well as the executive director of the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age.
www.911commission.gov /about/bios_staff.htm   (2225 words)

 Garden State EnviroNet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The 9,400-acre Pine Barrens preserve was purchased by NJCF in 2003 in the largest private land conservation acquisition in state history and is now managed jointly with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
Activists hope to banish high-tech junk from landfills and scrub the nation's air and water of lead, chromium, mercury, and other toxins prevalent in digital debris.
During Maine's legislative fight, "they were doing more than any other manufacturer to fight the bill," says Jon Hinck, staff attorney for Maine's Natural Resources Council.
www.gsenet.org /tue.php   (9155 words)

 Misinformation, disinformation, and bias in Joy Hakim's 'A History of US'
Hakim should observe that Venice and the United Provinces of the Netherlands are classified as republics, and that Britain is considered to have a republican legislative body.
And crusaders set off for Israel (called the Holy Land) in the name of religion, but managed to plunder and murder as they went.
Her book Josephus on Jesus: The Testimonium Flavianum Controversy from Late Antiquity to Modern Times was published in 2003 by Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. (New York City), as a part of that company's series Studies in Biblical Literature.
www.textbookleague.org /121hakm.htm   (3532 words)

 Philadelphia :: Keystone Politics :: Pennsylvania Politics, PA Government, Harrisburg Gossip
Director Tigre Hill's 2 ½-years-in-the-making political tragi-comedy, which premieres tomorrow at the Philadelphia Film Festival, dissects how John Street's collapsing campaign was resuscitated by a scrum of prevaricating political artful dodgers.
There are no startling, "say wha'?" revelations in the documentary, but "Shame" is organized into an easy-to-grasp and entertaining 90 minutes that Joe and Joan Citizen can easily digest.
At the same time, the get-together spawned speculation that the foursome were also bonding over their individual rifts with one man: John Dougherty, party treasurer and leader of the electricians' union.
www.keystonepolitics.com /Topic4.html   (2589 words)

 All book reviews available electronically, by Daniel Pipes
Israel's Border Wars, 1949-1956: Arab Infiltration, Israeli Retaliation, and the Countdown to the Suez War
Israel, the West Bank and Gaza: Toward a Solution
A History of Israel: From the Aftermath of the Yom Kippur War
www.danielpipes.org /rev/year/all   (2962 words)

 CNSNews.com: The Cybercast News Service
(CNSNews.com) - Legislation approved Wednesday by the California Senate Judiciary Committee is "a sexual-agenda bomb dressed up as a child-caring Easter egg," a conservative group charged.
(CNSNews.com) - The Bush administration's decision not to seek election to the new U.N. Human Rights Council has drawn praise from Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), while critics of the move said it was a missed opportunity to ensure a good foundation for the council in its inaugural year.
Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - Acting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert pledged on Thursday to form a coalition government based on his plan to make further unilateral territorial withdrawals in the West Bank and set Israel's permanent borders with or without negotiations with the Palestinians.
www.cnsnews.com   (1630 words)

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