Middle East http://kbia.org en Elections in Israel shift focus to political center http://kbia.org/post/elections-israel-shift-focus-political-center <p></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In elections held last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's party received the majority of the votes, which secures him another term as prime minister.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But the election wasn't exactly a complete triumph for Netanyahu. His party, </span>Likud<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, only received 31 seats in</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Israel's parliament. That's 11 fewer seats than they received in the last election.</span></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:44:05 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 28159 at http://kbia.org Elections in Israel shift focus to political center Off the Clock: January 28, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/clock-january-28-2011 <p>Words Travel: Author Ibtisam Barakat talks about her latest project, a children&rsquo;s story for the Arab world, and beyond.</p><p style="padding: 6px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,'sans serif'; background-color: rgb(200, 216, 232);">Ibtisam Barakat is a Palestinian writer who lives in Columbia Missouri and participates in many international writing and arts programs.</p><p style="padding: 6px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,'sans serif'; background-color: rgb(200, 216, 232);"> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 06:00:00 +0000 4516 at http://kbia.org Off the Clock: January 28, 2011