Ariel Sharon stunned Israeli politics early this month by announcing that he had ordered official plans for relocating 17 settlements in the Gaza Strip and at least three more in the West Bank. He has ignited a political firestorm in Israel, as many on the Israeli right are...
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Steven L. Spiegel
February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm
May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm
It is astonishing that in America, many Jews are not heartened by President Bush's "road map" toward Middle East peace, officially made public last week. These Jews fear that Israel will be pressured to make premature concessions and prefer no diplomacy to one in which Israel would...
February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm
In the wake of the tragic death of Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon on the Space Shuttle Columbia, there was Ariel Sharon, the prime minister and prime healer, providing solace on national television. Just five days earlier, Sharon had won a stunning election victory, and it is clear...
September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm
As we enter the year 5763, the mood of the Jewish people is justifiably dark indeed.
It has been a year of increasing violence in the Middle East, growing anti-Semitism in Europe, hostility toward Israel, and a general air of crisis and ominous headlines -- a shared misery of...
May 2, 2002 | 8:00 pm
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