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Palestinian prime minister resigns  West Bank: Salam Fayyad has submitted his letter of resignation. Fayyad's decision may help smooth the way for a Palestinian unity government   Israeli PM Olmert declares intent to resign
Israel minister resigns over harassment allegations  Jerusalem: Interior Minister Silvan Shalom has resigned after a series of sexual harassment allegations. The attorney-general has ordered a probe into claims   Netanyahu orders ministers out, sets stage for new elections  Jerusalem: Prime Minister called for the dismissal of two critical members of his Cabinet and announced he'd call for the dissolution of the nation's legislature Palestinian negotiating team resigns  West Bank: The Palestinian negotiating team has resigned and will not participate in peace talks with the Israelis Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad resigns  West Bank: The Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has resigned, after a long-running dispute with President Mahmoud Abbas Israeli foreign minister resigns  Jerusalem: Avigdor Lieberman has resigned after prosecutors decided to charge him with breach of trust. He would fight to clear his name of the charges Israeli Defense Minister Barak resigns  Jerusalem: Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak announced his resignation Monday, saying he will quit politics in January to spend more time with his fa... Chief Palestinian negotiator steps down  West Bank: Saeb Erakat did so because he felt responsible that documents were stolen from his office but not because of how peace talks have unfolded   Abbas 'will not seek re-election'

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  West Bank: Palestinian Authority President has announced that he will not seek re-election in polls in January

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  Jerusalem: Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, dogged by allegations of corruption, formally announced his intention to resign at a Cabinet meeting


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  Jerusalem: Moshe Katsav is lashing out at the Israeli media for 'letting my blood' and 'brainwashing' the Israeli public
  President to stand down temporarily  Jerusalem: Facing numerous sex crimes charges, Moshe Katsav has asked to be temporarily removed from power Jan.16 Military chief quits over war performance
  Jerusalem: The Israel Defense Forces' chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz was under pressure since the end of war against Hezbollah.    The 34-day war failed in of recovering tw...

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Nov.10   Palestinian PM offers to resign
  Palestine: Ismail Haniya of the Hamas has said he is willing to resign if this will end a Western aid boycott

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Nov.9   Peres ousted as Labor Party chief
  Jerusalem: A fiery union leader Amir Peretz won a stunning victory over Shimon Peres in the leadership contest Aug.7   Netanyahu resigns Cabinet post  Jerusalem: The Cabinet approved the start of Sharon's plan to withdraw all troops and settlements from Gaza

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Sep.6   Abbas offers resignation
  West Bank: Arafat told Palestinian legislators he had accepted Prime Minister offer to resign
May.16 Erakat resigns as chief negotiator  West Bank: Saeb Erakat resigns as the Palestinian minister in charge of negotiations with Israel Feb.26   Foreign minister replaced  Jerusalem: Sharon has removed rival Netanyahu as foreign minister and offered the post to Finance Minister Silvan Shalom

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Feb.20   Barak Quits
  He will not serve in Sharon government, steps down as leader of the Labor Party and resigns from the Knesset

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B. 2015-12-20 Israel minister resigns over harassment allegations Jerusalem
C. 2014-12-02 Netanyahu orders ministers out, sets stage for new elections Jerusalem
D. 2013-11-13 Palestinian negotiating team resigns West Bank
E. 2013-04-13 Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad resigns West Bank
F. 2012-12-14 Israeli foreign minister resigns Jerusalem
G. 2012-11-26 Israeli Defense Minister Barak resigns Jerusalem
H. 2011-02-12 Chief Palestinian negotiator steps down West Bank
2009-11-05 Abbas 'will not seek re-election' West Bank
J. 2009-03-07 Palestinian prime minister resigns West Bank

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