WE'VE MOVED! IsraPundit has relocated to Click here to go there now.
News and views on Israel, Zionism and the war on terrorism.

November 08, 2002

'Bibi' Israel's New Foreign Minister and Wants More

Summary and links to today's political news from Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has called early elections after failing to rebuild his crippled coalition government. Netanyahu, ousted as prime minister in May 1999, joined Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's government but vowed to challenge him for the leadership of their right - wing Likud party and lead it into an early general election. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Likud Party is favored to emerge as Israel's strongest faction in an abbreviated election campaign, and Sharon holds a slim edge over his main rival for party leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, according to polls published Wednesday. Israel's former leader Benjamin Netanyahu became foreign minister on Wednesday, ending more than three years in the political wilderness with a pledge to be tough on the Palestinians and an eye on the top job.

Source Articles:
Mid-East concerns over Israel elections (BBC News 11/05/2002)
The poll Sharon didn't want (BBC News 11/05/2002)
Israel to hold crisis elections (BBC News 11/05/2002)
Israel gears up for elections (BBC News 11/06/2002)
Q&A: Israel's early elections (BBC News 11/05/2002)
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon stunned his rivals yesterday by dissolving... (NY Post 11/06/2002)
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Likud Party is favored to emerge as Isra... (FOX News 11/06/2002)
Israel's ex-premier, Benjamin Netanyahu, announced Tuesday that he acc... (FOX News 11/05/2002)
Netanyahu Is Israeli Foreign Minister, Eyes Top Job (Reuters 11/06/2002)
'Bibi' Israel's New Foreign Minister and Wants More (Reuters 11/06/2002)
Israeli Foreign Minister Netanyahu Eyes Top Job (Reuters 11/06/2002)
May 17, 1999: Ariel Sharon takes over leadership of Likud Party as Ben... (FOX News 11/05/2002)
Analysis: Sharon government's collapse (BBC News 11/05/2002)
Profile: Binyamin Netanyahu (BBC News 11/05/2002)