The clubby staff lounges of British universities and the raucous meeting halls of labor unions have long shared a sympathy for the Palestinian cause that has found expression lately with a series of calls for professional unions to boycott Israel.
Veteran statesman Shimon Peres was elected president of Israel on Wednesday, finally winning his first vote for top office and crowning a record-breaking career spanning more than half a century.
Israel's Shin Beth security service has arrested two Palestinian mothers who were allegedly planning to carry out suicide attacks inside the Jewish state, the government said Wednesday.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Elder statesman Shimon Peres was elected Israel's ninth president Wednesday, capping a campaign to extend his six-decade political career,the parliament speaker said.
Israel's former prime minister Ehud Barak won back the Labour party leadership on Wednesday in a spectacular political comeback that could force a reshuffle of Ehud Olmert's governing coalition.
Elder statesman Shimon Peres was elected Israel's ninth president on Wednesday, in a race enlivened by his campaign to cap his six-decade political career with a term in the president's mansion, but marred by rape allegations against the sitting president.
Elder statesman Shimon Peres was elected to the largely ceremonial post of president of Israel Wednesday, capping a career that has spanned six decades and, Israelis hope, restoring dignity to a position that has been marred by allegations of rape and sexual assault swirling around the country's current president.
Veteran statesman and Nobel peace laureate Shimon Peres was on Wednesday elected president of Israel, winning a second round vote in parliament in which he was the sole candidate.
Israel's elder statesman Shimon Peres was virtually assured of being elected the nation's president on Wednesday after the two other contenders for the post pulled out of the race.
Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak won the leadership of Israel's Labor Party on Wednesday, putting him in an influential position to decide the fate of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his coalition government.