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Livni Wins Kadima Primaries

16:51 17 September in Latest, Politics
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Tzipi Livni has won the Kadima party primaries (Moment columnist Gershom Gorenberg explains how they work, or don’t work, here) with nearly 50% of the vote, according to Israeli exit polls. Livni, 50, will replace beleaguered Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as the party Chairwoman. Her next...

Shin Bet Justice: Tunnel Vision?

10:28 05 September in Latest, Politics
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[caption id="attachment_695" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Tunneling under Israel"][/caption] Tunnels. The very word connotes ancient secrets, mystic rites and modern adventure. Israel is blessed with tunnels both natural (the country gets whole pages on spelunking websites) and man made: The "Rabbinical" tunnels alongside and beneath the Temple Mount...