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Amir Peretz: I'm going to be Prime Minister

Former Defense Minister vows to retake Labor leadership, then triumph in elections.Yoel Domb, 9/27/2016, 9:30 AM

'How dare they show their faces at memorial ceremony?'

Father of fallen IDF hero Emmanuel Moreno criticizes Amir Peretz, Tzipi Livni, Dan Halutz for attending IDF memorial ceremony.Eliran Aharon, 7/19/2016, 4:00 PM

Peretz: Orsher has no place in public discourse

MK Amir Peretz criticizes Israeli army radio film critic for tirade against Jews of Middle Eastern descentTal Polon, 7/13/2016, 10:53 AM

'In next war, thousands of rockets will hit in heart of Israel'

Senior military official warns of heavy rocket fire in next Lebanon war: '300 tons per month, equivalent to 5 hours of Air Force bombing'.Shai Landesman, 6/27/2016, 4:48 PM

What Avigdor Liberman could learn from Amir Peretz

Liberman would do well to avoid the mistakes of Peretz, the last non-general to hold the post of Defense Minister.Ben Sales, 5/20/2016, 1:00 AM

MK: Strong Opposition better for the public than unity gov't

MK Amir Peretz fumes at idea of unity government, which he predicts would lose touch with public interest.Tova Dvorin, 5/13/2016, 12:16 PM

Plastic bag law passes, bans free shopping bags as of 2017

Bill dreaded by Israeli shoppers finally passed, will ban free distribution of plastic shopping bags beginning in January 2017.David Rosenberg, 3/29/2016, 8:36 AM

MK Yonah: Labor is coming together, though disagreements remain

MK Yossi Yonah welcomes Amir Peretz's return, still doesn't understand Herzog's vision, praises Bennett's education plan.Shimon Cohen, 2/9/2016, 7:52 AM

It's official: Peretz returns to Labor party

Former Labor leader signs membership papers to come back to original party, though it remains unclear if he will challenge Herzog.Elad Benari, 2/9/2016, 5:15 AM

Amir Peretz to take on Herzog in Labor leadership race

Former defense minister says he will support chairman Yitzhak Herzog against PM Netanyahu's coalition until next Labor primaries.Cynthia Blank, 11/26/2015, 11:22 AM

MK Begin: There is 'no solution' to the Arab-Israeli conflict

MK Benny Begin says he does not see a possible agreement with the Arabs, notes the PLO will never agree to concede land.Uzi Baruch, 11/13/2015, 6:13 AM

Peretz Returning to Labor Party

MK Amir Peretz decides to leave Livni's Hatnua, run with Labor in the next elections.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/4/2015, 10:39 PM

MKs Learn: 'There is No Substitute for Hard Work'

Incoming MKs meet with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and veteran MK Amir Peretz for seminar on legislation and law-making.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 3/29/2015, 12:43 PM

Poll: Likud Leads, But Netanyahu Losing Approval

Series of surveys find that while Likud keeps marginal lead in the polls, Netanyahu's approval rating has noticeably dropped.Cynthia Blank, 2/22/2015, 9:34 AM

Peretz Submits Bill to Prevent Bennett from Becoming PM

MK Amir Peretz submits bill to revert to direct prime ministerial elections - specifically to prevent 'extremist' Bennett from becoming PM.Orli Harari, Tova Dvorin, 11/25/2014, 1:35 PM

Livni Warns of Imminent Coalition Breakup

As Lapid threatens 'alternate government' and Livni plummets in polls, minister hints at shakeup in radical leftist conference.Ari Yashar, 11/14/2014, 8:31 AM

Peretz Readies for Dismissal, Clashes with Netanyahu Over Role

Clashes erupt between PM, minister over role of ministers in the government - and whether Peretz is 'folding in the face of terror.'Tova Dvorin, 11/9/2014, 12:42 PM

'Netanyahu Will Have No Choice but to Fire Peretz'

Political officials believe PM will be forced to dismiss Environment Minister following his tirade during a television interview.Ido Ben Porat and Ben Ariel, 11/9/2014, 1:46 AM

Min. Peretz: I'm Leaving the Government

Hatnua member, former defense minister says Netanyahu 'has brought the country to a state of despair.'Ido Ben Porat, Gil Ronen, 11/8/2014, 10:43 PM

Ministers Strongly Oppose 'Scandalous' Budget Cut

Ministers from all sides pledge to oppose long-term cut to fund Gaza operation; calls to postpone as materials received last minute.Ari Yashar, 8/31/2014, 11:58 AM

Minister Threatens to Leave 'Extreme Right' Government

Environmental Affairs Minister Amir Peretz slams Bennett for making Israel 'extreme right', calls to end sanctions against PA.Uzi Baruch, 4/12/2014, 9:11 PM

Sa'ar Blasts Members of Livni's Party

Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar says Hatnua should back the Israeli government, not blame it for torpedoing peace talks.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 4/8/2014, 3:15 AM

Israeli, PA Officials Collaborate to Help the Environment

Ministerial delegations meet over waste treatment, water and air pollution. Peretz: We can only benefit by working together.Tova Dvorin, 2/21/2014, 7:53 AM

Ethiopian Immigrants Plant Roots in Israel

Connecting on a whole new level: new Ethiopian immigrants, Jewish Agency participate in tree-planting ceremony in honor of Tu Bishvat.Tova Dvorin, 1/14/2014, 9:01 PM

Minister Peretz in Landmark Visit to Turkey

Environment Minister in Istanbul, the first official visit by an Israeli minister since the relations between the countries broke down.Elad Benari, 12/5/2013, 5:16 AM

Mount Scopus Park Project Approved

Despite efforts by Minister Amir Peretz to stop it, a new national park on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem has been approved.Elad Benari, 11/15/2013, 12:15 AM

Peretz Holds Up Planning of Mt. Scopus Park

Environment Minister Amir Peretz is actively standing in the way of development of a new park on Mt. Scopus.David Lev, 11/14/2013, 11:51 AM

Peretz: Bennett is Looking for Headlines

Hatnua minister: Bayit Yehudi ministers have a "collective responsibility" to accept terrorist release if they don't leave coalition.Elad Benari & Hezki Baruch, 10/28/2013, 2:16 AM

Tensions Boil Over Between Bayit Yehudi, Hatnua Parties

Coalition MKs trade barbs over ‘homes for terrorists’ claims and more. PA leaders lend support to ‘Jewish Home’ position.Maayana Miskin, 10/27/2013, 12:20 PM

Landau: Peretz’s Policy will mean Split Jerusalem

Tourism Minister warns of harsh consequences as Minister Peretz freezes plans for national park that angered Arabs in Jerusalem.Maayana Miskin, 10/9/2013, 3:40 PM

Israel to Get Tough on Air Pollution

The government on Sunday authorized a major plan to battle air pollution in Israel, approving a NIS 140 million programDavid Lev, 8/25/2013, 3:53 PM

Min. Peretz: Bayit Yehudi Torpedoing Peace

Minister from Tzipi Livni's party accuses religious Zionist party of recklessly endangering Israel.Gil Ronen, 8/11/2013, 11:04 PM

Bennett: Good Thing Pioneers Weren’t Like Livni

In spite of left-wing opposition, gov't approves Judea and Samaria towns as part of "national priority" list.Maayana Miskin, 8/4/2013, 1:38 PM

Peretz Blasts Danon Over Comments on 'Two-State Solution'

"Anyone who tries to bury the idea of two states endangers the future of Zionism,” warns Environment Minister Amir Peretz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/9/2013, 6:06 AM

Bennett: I Won't Let Peretz Damage Hesder Yeshivas

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett said that he would not allow Hesder yeshivas to be damaged by proposed changes in requirementsDavid Lev, 5/13/2013, 10:06 PM

Peretz: Ammonia Plant Will be Gone from Haifa

"We must not accept the continued existence of the ammonia container in Haifa Bay," says Environment Minister Amir Peretz.Elad Benari, 4/19/2013, 4:12 AM

Mitzna: Yair Lapid as Finance Minister is 'Irresponsible'

Appointing Yair Lapid as Finance Minister is like appointing Amir Peretz as Defense Minister, says MK Amram Mitzna.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/14/2013, 5:52 AM

Mitzna: Livni 'Violated Her Word' By Giving Peretz Ministry

MK Amram Mitzna practically called Tzippy Livni, the leader of his party, a liar after being told that he would not serve as a ministerDavid Lev, 2/25/2013, 3:46 AM

Erdan: Livni Won't be Part of Peace Talks

Minister Gilad Erdan in television interview: Netanyahu told me that if Livni joins coalition, she won't take part in peace talks.Elad Benari, 1/4/2013, 6:42 AM

Peretz: Livni Party Won't Join Netanyahu Government

Tzipi Livni’s new party will not be a part of a government led by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, says new member Amir Peretz.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/7/2012, 10:03 PM

Yechimovich and Livni Trade Barbs Over Peretz

Labor chairwoman Shelly Yechimovich says the public is "overwhelmed by the moral low" in Peretz's defection to Livni.Elad Benari, 12/7/2012, 3:19 AM

Peretz Splits Off from Labor, Joins Livni

MK Amir Peretz, once head of Labor Party, splinters from Labor list and joins Tzipi Livni's "the Movement."Gil Ronen, 12/6/2012, 10:32 AM

Internal Row in Labor over Platform, Talk of Split

Amir Peretz tears into Shelly Yechimovich for not ruling out joining a Netanyahu government.Gil Ronen, 12/1/2012, 10:16 PM

Labor Primaries: Results

Herzog, Peretz and Cabel get top slots, Peace Now head in 28th place.Maayana Miskin, 11/30/2012, 11:25 AM

Labor Primaries Pit Current Chairwoman Against Former Chairman

Labor primaries will be a tight race between candidates favored by current chair Yechimovich and former chair Amir Peretz.Elad Benari, 11/29/2012, 6:44 AM

Call to Declare a 'Special Situation' in Israel's South

The powerful Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense committee is calling for a 'special situation' in Israel's south as rockets rain down.Gabe Kahn., 3/12/2012, 5:31 PM

Peretz: Shalit Deal Was in the Works in 2006

Former Defense Minister Amir Peretz claims: Egypt brokered a deal for his release two weeks after the kidnapping.Elad Benari, 10/23/2011, 6:10 AM

Shelly Yachimovich Elected Labor Party Leader

After an exciting and close second round, MK Shelly Yachimovich clinches the leadership of the Labor party.Elad Benari, 9/22/2011, 12:41 AM

Labor Leadership Race Headed for Second Round

Race for the leadership of the Labor party headed for a second round: none of the candidates was able to achieve 40% of the votes.Elad Benari, 9/13/2011, 1:36 AM

Knesset Debates No Confidence Motions

Opposition discussed no confidence motions as social protest groups begin bickering. PM: "Jabotinsky believed in free market".Gabe Kahn., 8/1/2011, 10:06 PM

MK Amir Peretz Escapes Arrest in Britain

Former Defense Minister Amir Peretz is a wanted man; the politician barely escaped an arrest in the UK last week. Chana Ya'ar, 7/6/2011, 9:03 PM

Samaria Mayor: Our Case Against Destruction is Just

The State must give Supreme Court its schedule for razing homes of fallen war heroes Ro'i Klein and Eliraz Peretz in May. Mayor hopes for reversal.Hillel Fendel, 4/7/2010, 11:41 PM

Rafi Peretz New Chief Rabbi of IDF

Rabbi Rafi Peretz, who danced with expulsion soldiers in Gush Katif to show unity of IDF, will replace Rabbi Ronsky.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/26/2010, 7:00 PM