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Prime Ministers in History: Ehud Olmert

Posted by Eric on April 20, 2009

Now that Olmert is history, we can wrap up the Prime Ministers in History series on The Israel Situation. The most recent Prime Minister is harder to look at in a historical perspective, but has no lack of controversy to add to the post.
Olmert was born in 1945 near Binyamina in what would shortly become […]

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1000 Posts at The Israel Situation

Posted by Eric on March 20, 2009

I am kind of in shock. Little did I know “Eric’s Political and Economic Insights” would turn into theisraelsituation.blogspot.com and later TheIsraelSituation.com. But it did.
Little did I know that in a little over one year of blogging, 50,000 unique visitors would have come to this website, but they did.
Little did I know that […]

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Prime Ministers in History: Ariel Sharon

Posted by Eric on February 10, 2009

Ariel “Arik” Sharon was born on Moshav Kfar Malal in 1928. Sharon has a lengthy and controversial history in Israeli politics. His political career fell short when Sharon suffered from a series of debilitating strokes leading to a persistent coma since January, 2006.
Sharon was involved in the Haganah and later the Israel Defense Forces. He […]

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Prime Ministers in History: Ehud Barak

Posted by Eric on February 8, 2009

Ehud Barak was the 10th Prime Minister of Israel. Barak was born in 1942 on Kibbutz Mishmar in what would become Israel six years later. Barak is the Chair of the Labor (Avodah) Party.
Barak joined the Israeli military in 1959 and moved through the ranks while working on many high profile operations including Entebbe. In […]

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Prime Ministers in History: Benjamin Netanyahu

Posted by Eric on February 6, 2009

Benjamin Netanyahu was the 9th Prime Minister of Israel and is current chair of the Likud Party. Netanyahu was born in Tel Aviv in 1949, one year after Israeli independence.

Netanyahu, often called “Bibi” by the Israeli public (and this blog), moved to the United States with his family when he was 14. He entered politics […]

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Prime Ministers in History: Shimon Peres

Posted by Eric on January 21, 2009

Shimon Peres was the eight elected Prime Minster of Israel. He currently serves as President of Israel. He has held his current office since July 2007.
Peres was born in Poland (now Belarus) in 1923. Peres moved to the British Mandate of Palestine in 1934. Peres grew up in a non-religious home but was grandson of […]

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Prime Ministers in History: Yitzhak Shamir

Posted by Eric on January 2, 2009

One of the lesser known Prime Ministers of Israel is Yitzhak Shamir. Shamir took office in October, 1983 and held office for 11 months. He was again elected Prime Minister in October, 1986 and held office until July, 1992. While he held the office for longer than most other Prime Ministers, you do not hear […]

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Prime Ministers in History: Menachem Begin

Posted by Eric on December 3, 2008

The sixth Prime Minister of Israel was Menachem Begin. Begin was the first Prime Minister not affiliated with the left wing Mapai/Alignment/Labor party. Begin was a member of the Likud, the current right wing party seeking a majority in the Knesset.
Begin was born in 1913 in the Russian Empire (now Belarus). His parents were passionate […]

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Prime Ministers in History: Yitzhak Rabin

Posted by Eric on November 7, 2008

Yitzhak Rabin was the fifth Prime Minister of Israel. He held office twice over his career. Rabin is known for his involvement in the Oslo Accords. He was assassinated while in office in 1995.
Rabin was the first Prime Minister to be born in Israel. He was born in Jerusalem in 1922. He grew up in […]

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Prime Ministers in History: Golda Meir

Posted by Eric on October 29, 2008

Golda Meir was the fourth elected Prime Minister of Israel. She was the third woman in history to become a Prime Minister, and the first to do so without a prior family government connection.

Meir served as Minister of Labour and Foreign Minster before becoming the party leader of Alignment, a predecessor to the modern Labor […]

Prime Ministers in History: Yigal Allon

Posted by Eric on October 14, 2008

Yigal Allon was the 4th person to act as Prime Minister. Allon was never elected Prime Minister, he was acting Prime Minister.

Allon was acting Prime Minister of Israel from the death of Levi Eshkol, in February, 1969, until the election of Golda Meir in March. His Prime Ministership lasted less than a month.

Allon was […]

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Haveil Havallim #186: The First Sin of the Year Edition

Posted by Eric on October 12, 2008

Welcome to my second hosting of the Haveil Havalim blog carnival. This blog has developed quite a bit since my first endeavor hosting this wonderful collaboration of posts from the Jewish and Israel Blog-o-sphere.
Please take a moment to read some of my featured posts (linked on the right sidebar). I just finished a […]

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Prime Ministers in History: Levi Eshkol

Posted by Eric on October 3, 2008

The third person to hold the title Prime Minister of Israel was Levi Eshkol. Eshkol was born in 1985 near Kiev, Ukraine. He moved to Ottoman Palestine in 1914, and became a Knesset memeber with Mapai in 1951.
Eshkol spent had a short tenure as Minister of Agriculture followed by over a decade as Finance Minister. […]

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Prime Ministers in History: Moshe Sharett

Posted by Eric on September 17, 2008

The second Prime Minister of Israel, Moshe Sharett, was born in the Ukraine in 1894. He left the Russian Empire for pre-state Israel in 1906. His family moved to the old port city of Jaffa in 1910, and became one of the first families in Tel Aviv just up the beach.
He spent his education years […]

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Prime Ministers in History: David Ben Gurion

Posted by Eric on September 11, 2008

David Ben Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister, is one of the national heroes of Israel. His efforts and influence are still seen across the country today. You can see his name on the main international airport in Israel (Ben Gurion International Airport), one of the largest universities in the nation (Ben Gurion University), and almost […]

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