May 1, 2006


Israel's Olmert completes his coalition
(RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, 5/01/06, Associated Press)

After three weeks of negotiations, prime-minister-designate Ehud Olmert has put together a coalition government that backs his plan to pull out of parts of the West Bank and draw Israel's final borders by 2010, officials said Monday. [...]

Mr. Olmert announced his cabinet appointments Monday, naming Tzipi Livni, a rising star in Israeli politics, as vice-premier and foreign minister.

Mr. Livni is a senior member of Mr. Olmert's Kadima Party and had served as acting foreign minister in recent months. Monday's appointment makes Mr. Livni the second most powerful politician in Israel.

'Tis best 'twere done quickly.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 1, 2006 8:55 AM
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