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EU delegation meets Hamas PM, Israel protests (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 01 May 2007 16:59:35 GMT

A European parliament delegation met Palestinian prime minister Ismail Haniya in Gaza on Tuesday despite an EU diplomatic boycott of his Hamas movement, sparking a protest from Israel.

Globalist: In criticism of a war, hints of a new Israel (International Herald Tribune)
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Tue, 01 May 2007 15:49:16 GMT

A devastating report lambastes Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for outright incompetence in last summer's war and offers a damning judgment of Israel itself.

ISRAEL: Report adds to growing pressure on Olmert (McClatchy Washington Bureau)
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Wed, 02 May 2007 00:22:30 GMT

Early in the evening of July 12, eight hours after Hezbollah militants seized two Israeli soldiers in a cross-border raid from Lebanon, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called his top military and political leaders together to debate how Israel should respond.

Report: Elites believed Israel was 'beyond the era of wars' (World Tribune)
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Tue, 01 May 2007 23:58:54 GMT

JERUSALEM — For years, Israel's military leadership dismissed the need to prepare for conventional war, a government commission said.

Ahmadi-Nejad: Israel is manifestation of state terrorism (ArabicNews.com)
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Wed, 02 May 2007 03:33:38 GMT

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad said today that the Israel is manifestation of state terrorism, genocide and crimes.

Israel' Kadima party plans to call on PM Olmert to resign: report (People's Daily)
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Wed, 02 May 2007 03:08:15 GMT

Israeli Coalition Chairman of Kadima party Avigdor Yitzhaki is planning to call on Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to resign during a meeting of the party faction on Thursday, Israel Radio reported on Tuesday.

Heading for French showdown, candidates have eyes on Israel (JTA)
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Tue, 01 May 2007 21:16:14 GMT

French presidential candidate Segolene Royal, left, and Nicolas Sarkozy. Israel's Independence Day celebration offered a golden opportunity for advisers to French presidential candidates to emphasize their sympathy toward Israel, and no one was going to miss out.

Israel’s Political System (Foreign Relations)
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Tue, 01 May 2007 21:06:06 GMT

Seats in Israel’s legislative assembly, the Knesset , are assigned through a system of nationwide proportional representation: Rather than electing individual candidates, voters cast ballots for an entire party.

Israel's Winograd Commission blasts Olmert, Peretz, Halutz (The Nation via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 30 Apr 2007 19:41:15 GMT

The Nation -- The Winograd Commission, established by Israeli PM Ehud Olmert to investigate Israel's notably unsuccessful performance in last summer's war against Lebanon, today issued a first "Partial Report" in Jerusalem. The report covered only the period leading up to the war and the first six days of what turned out to be a 33-day war. It attributed "primary responsibility" for what it ...

Israel's Prime Minister Defies Calls To Resign (WCSH 6 Portland)
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Tue, 01 May 2007 19:54:52 GMT

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert faced an onslaught of calls for his resignation and the first cracks in his coalition Tuesday following a government commission's harsh criticism of his handling of Israel's war last summer in Lebanon.