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  Israel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Israel is bordered by Lebanon and Syria in the north, Jordan and the West Bank in the east, and Egypt and the Gaza Strip in the south-west, and has coastlines on the Mediterranean in the west and the Gulf of Eilat (also known as the Gulf of Aqaba) in the south.
Israel is currently also embroiled in an ongoing conflict with Palestinians in the territories controlled since the Six Day War in 1967, despite the signing of the Oslo Accords on September 13, 1993, and the ongoing efforts of Israeli, Palestinian and global peacemakers.
Israel currently plans on expanding existing large West Bank settlement blocs, and maintains the current impasse in the peace process —negotiations toward a permanent peace treaty featuring a two-state solution— cannot be restarted until the Palestinian government dismantles terrorist groups.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Israel   (4163 words)

 President of Israel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
President of the State of Israel (Hebrew: נשיא המדינה, Nasi Hamedina) is the head of state of Israel, but has a largely ceremonial, figurehead role with real power lying in the hands of the Prime Minister of Israel.
The office falls vacant upon resignation or upon the decision of three-quarters of the Knesset to impeach the president on grounds of misconduct or incapacity.
When the president is temporarily incapacitated or the office falls vacant, the speaker of the Knesset may become acting president.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/President_of_Israel   (637 words)

 Encyclopedia: President of Israel
Austerity in Israel: From 1949 to 1959, the state of Israel was, to a varying extent, under a regime of austerity (×¦× ×¢;), during which rationing and similar measures were enforced.
The Knesset (×›× ×¡×ª;, Hebrew for assembly) is the Parliament of Israel.
Israel is excluded from many regional organizations uniting surrounding Arab nations, such as the Organization of the Islamic Conference, which embraces every Middle Eastern nation except Israel and Cyprus, and the Arab League, which promotes the common interests of Middle Eastern and North African Arab states.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/President-of-Israel   (2322 words)

 President of Israel: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The President (The chief executive of a republic) is elected by an absolute majority ((elections) more than half of the votes) by the Knesset (The Israeli unicameral parliament) (the Israeli parliament).
When the president is temporarily incapacitated or the office falls vacant, the speaker (Someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)) of the Knesset may become acting (The performance of a part or role in a drama) president.
Although the president's role is non-political, Israeli heads of state perform important moral (The significance of a story or event), ceremonial (A formal event performed on a special occasion), and education (The activities of educating or instructing or teaching; activities that impart knowledge or skill) al functions.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pr/president_of_israel.htm   (900 words)

 Iranian president says move Israel to Europe - Wikinews
In October, the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, called Israel a "disgraceful blot" to be "wiped off the map." Ahmadinejad further remarked Thursday at a summit of Muslim nations in Islam's holy city of Mecca that the Jewish state should be moved to Europe and questioned whether the Holocaust actually took place.
Speaking at a news conference on the summit sidelines, Ahmadinejad said most Jews in Israel "have no roots in Palestine, but they are holding the destiny of Palestine in their hands and allow themselves to kill the Palestinian people." The summit condemned terrorism and extremism, stressing the themes of moderation and tolerance.
Tension between Israel and Iran began before the 1979 Islamic Revolution when the Israelis joined the United States in siding with the Shah before he was deposed.
en.wikinews.org /wiki/Iranian_president_says_move_Israel_to_Europe   (829 words)

 The President of the State of Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Katsav was born in 1945 in Yazd, Iran, and immigrated to Israel with his family in 1951.
In 1969, at the age of 24, Katsav was elected mayor of Kiryat Malachi as the coalition leader representing Gahal and the National Religious Party.
Katsav is the second president of Sephardic origin, and the first president to have been born in an Islamic country.
www.knesset.gov.il /president/epresident.htm   (496 words)

 Ezer Weizman
Thus, during the July 1993 "Accountability" campaign against Hizballah terrorism, the President demonstrated his solidarity with Israeli citizens living on the northern border by visiting them while their towns were still under shell-fire, staying the night with the inhabitants and even sleeping in a bunker with IDF soldiers.
President Weizman also visited the wounded in hospitals and the families of the fallen and of terror victims in their homes.
President Ezer Weizman renewed an institution established by one of his predecessors — a monthly gathering of intellectuals and academics entitled the “Bible and Jewish Sources Group,” dedicated to examining and discussing core Jewish issues.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/ezer_weizman.html   (863 words)

 Israel - The President   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The president is elected through secret balloting by an absolute majority of the Knesset on the first two ballots, but thereafter by a plurality, for a term of five years.
When the president is temporarily incapacitated or the office falls vacant, the speaker of the Knesset may exercise presidential functions.
The president, who has no veto power over legislation, appoints diplomatic representatives, receives foreign envoys accredited to Israel, and appoints the state comptroller, judges for civil and religious courts, and the governor of the Bank of Israel.
countrystudies.us /israel/79.htm   (454 words)

 President of Israel. (from Chaim Weizmann) --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The president of a republic is the chief of state, but his actual power varies from country to country; in the United States, Africa, and Latin America, the presidential office is charged with great powers and responsibilities, but the office is relatively weak and largely ceremonial in...
He was an eloquent and passionate spokesman for the Zionist cause and was instrumental in the development of Israel, both as a soldier and as the country's longest-serving president (1983–93).
Israel has had to forge a nation from the diverse Jewish people who immigrated from all parts of the world, while trying to integrate a large Arab minority.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-7845   (850 words)

 The President of the State
The President is elected in a secret vote by the Knesset plenum for a single term of seven years.
Until the 1992 Basic Law: the Government was passed, the President also consulted with all the parliamentary groups elected to the Knesset before assigning the task of forming a new government to the head of the parliamentary group with the best chances of forming a government.
According to the new law the Prime Minister must consult the President only if s/he decides to dissolve the Knesset because s/he feels that there is a majority in the Knesset which opposes the government, and the government is consequently unable to function properly.
www.knesset.gov.il /lexicon/eng/president_eng.htm   (123 words)

 President Jerry M. Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
President Israel earned his B.A. degree in 1962 at New York University, his M.A. in 1963 at the University of Michigan, and his Ph.D. in 1967 at Rutgers University.
Israel became President of the University of Indianapolis in 1998.
Jerry and Carol Israel at President Israel's formal inauguration dinner in 1999.
centennial.uindy.edu /presidents/israel.htm   (211 words)

 Jewish Post - News - Moshe Katzav: A Profile of Israel's New President   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Shamir, Israel's 'Founding Father' explained to the Israeli media that the election of Moshe Katzav, a Likud leader and ex-minister, was a reaction to Israeli's unhealthy domestic political-religious wars.
He is for one Israel, for a multi-ethnic society with one national consensus.
Katzav, the youngest president in the Israeli history and the first non-Ashkenazi president, will be the one leader who will unite the Israelis as one nation before it will be too late.
www.jewishpost.com /jp0610/jpn0610g.htm   (525 words)

 Iran president wants Israel "wiped off the map" - Boston.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday that Israel should be "wiped off the map," the official IRNA news agency reported.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran is seen in Tehran September 3, 2005.
Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday Israel should be "wiped off the map", the official IRNA news agency reported, dampening hopes Iran could temper its hostility toward the Jewish state.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2005/10/26/iran_president_calls_for_israel_to_be_destroyed   (434 words)

Israel stands by its refusal to sign the treaty, which would eliminate its nuclear strength, and Jerusalem is readying for a diplomatic onslaught from Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa, the sworn enemy of the Dimona nuclear reactor and its products.
The Egyptians are proposing a concluding statement that calls on Israel to sign the treaty and that establishes a nuclear disarmament monitoring committee for the Middle East.
U.S. ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk continues to sing the glories of the defense pact.
www.nonviolence.org /vanunu/archive3/mar14haar2.html   (1511 words)

 President Signs Israel-Clinton Legislation
to Honor Long Island Hero
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I am so pleased that the President is signing legislation today to create a lasting memorial to this legendary hero.
Representative Israel introduced H.R. on November 29, 2001 and it moved with unusual speed through the legislative process.
Israel's thirty New York colleagues signed onto the Downey bill in one night.
clinton.senate.gov /~clinton/news/2002/04/2002422B01.html   (324 words)

 CHAIM HERZOG, ISRAEL'S SIXTH PRESIDENT, DIES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
President Ezer Weizman made the official announcement of the death of Israel's sixth President today.
Herzog was appointed Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations in 1975, where he led the campaign against the U.N. resolution that equated Zionism with racism.
In 1981, he was elected to the Knesset as a member of the Labor Party, and in 1983, he was elected to his first term as the President of the State of Israel.
www.fas.org /irp/news/1997/970417-il.htm   (280 words)

 News: President of Israel's Supreme Court to give address at Brandeis University's 52nd commencement
He rose through the ranks of Israel's jurisprudence system from attorney general to justice of the Supreme Court, to deputy president and, finally, president of that body.
He is a former president of the University of Iowa and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
He served as president of Dartmouth College from 1987 to 1998 and of the University of Iowa from 1982 to 1987.
my.brandeis.edu /news/item?news_item_id=101456&show_release_date=1   (965 words)

 MARSHALLS PRESIDENT MAKES FIRST ISRAEL VISIT - November 30, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) President Note and First Lady Mary Note were welcomed at Beit Hanassi, the official presidential residence on Monday morning, November 28, with a full state ceremony which included a guard of honor of IDF soldiers and the playing of the two anthems.
The RMI President said that his country supports the State of Israel in its efforts to attain peace and security for its citizens.
Israel is moving from optimism to pessimism with regards the possibility of attaining reconciliation with the Palestinians, he told Note.
pidp.eastwestcenter.org /pireport/2005/November/11-30-12.htm   (469 words)

 israelinsider: Israel's daily online news magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
U.S. President George W. Bush told Israeli Prime Minister to eat less, work less and exercise more in a Tuesday phone call after Sharon's release from the hospital after treatment for a stroke, according to a government statement.
Israel will prevent Palestinians in east Jerusalem from voting in the January 25 election for the Palestinian parliament, a senior Israeli official said Wednesday.
In its annual report submitted on Sunday morning to President Moshe Katsav, The Israel Union for Environmental Defense Adam Teva V'din painted a bleak picture of the environment in which we live.
web.israelinsider.com   (803 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Israel president greets al-Asad, Khatami   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Israeli President Moshe Katsav has shaken hands and chatted briefly with the leaders of Israel's arch-enemies, Syria and Iran, during the funeral of the Pope John Paul II, the president's office says; a report the Iranian prime minister strongly denies.
During this, it was the Syrian president who extended his hand to me and we again shook hands," he said.
Israel accuses Syria and Iran of backing Palestinian resistance fighters in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/332CFC8E-73F8-41D7-9E5F-38FCAB909AE5.htm   (335 words)

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The comments made by the Iranian President on 26 October which call into question Israel's right to exist are, in the Federal Government's view, entirely unacceptable and are to be most strongly condemned.
We have recognized the state of Israel and we are pursuing a peace process with Israel, and...
www.adl.org /main_Anti_Semitism_International/iran_responses.htm   (1060 words)

 ELCA Presiding Bishop Meets President of Israel
For nearly half the meeting, Katsav explained his view that Yasser Arafat, Palestinian president, is responsible for the escalated violence in the region.
Younan called for a comprehensive agreement between the State of Israel and the LWF to solve the tax issue and maintain the hospital for many years to come.
It's a legal agreement and the case is now being appealed to the high court in Israel, he told Katsav in the meeting with the ELCA delegation.
www.elca.org /Scriptlib/CO/ELCA_News/encArticleList.asp?a=2536&p=3   (800 words)

 Analysis: President Kerry on Israel
Last month, Kerry released a position paper titled, "John Kerry: Strengthening Israel's Security and Bolstering the U.S.-Israel Special Relationship." The paper was designed to assuage concerns of pro-Israel voters still rankled by Kerry's comments during the primaries, in which he harshly criticized the Israeli construction of the barrier in the West Bank.
Far from disavowing future negotiation with Arafat, the platform promises to "demonstrate the kind of resolve to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that President Clinton showed." Clinton, of course, was the only American president to honor the former guerilla leader with a state visit and to welcome him to the White House.
And Israel's adversaries should know that in my administration, the special relationship will continue, even if they cannot bring themselves to make true peace with the Jewish state" -- and it's easy to understand the 23 standing ovations the president received at last May's AIPAC policy convention in Washington.
www.commondreams.org /headlines04/0710-03.htm   (1088 words)

 USATODAY.com - Egyptian president blasts Israel, still seeks peace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Israel's incursion into the Palestinian territories were labed "barbaric" by Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak on Wednesday, but he said Egypt will press ahead with its "pioneering role" in peacemaking.
The territory, seized by Israel in 1967, was restored to Egypt under the countries' 1979 peace deal, the first between Israel and an Arab nation.
Mubarak also criticized Israel for its siege of the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem and refusing to allow international aid agencies into the Jenin refugee camp.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2002/04/24/mubarak-israel.htm   (455 words)

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