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  • Group to picket Israel Philharmonic performances

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Women in Black will demonstrate against the appearance of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Los Angeles Feb. 5 and 6, after the group's demand that the performances be cancelled was rejected.

    According to its web site -- www.wib-la.org -- the small organization plans to hold a...

  • The Lion in Waiting

    By Rob Eshman

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Last Friday evening, I was pacing backstage at the University of Judaism's (UJ) Gindi Auditorium, rehearsing my introduction for Ehud Barak.

    Born on a kibbutz, 36 years in the Israel Defense Forces, fought in three wars, architect of the Entebbe raid, disguised as a woman to kill...

  • Israel in Wonderland

    By Roberta Fahn Schoffman

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    These days, I feel a little like Alice falling down a deep dark hole and landing in a world turned so upside down that right is wrong and wrong is everywhere.

    Just when you think it can't be any more topsy-turvy in Israel than it already is, the president addresses the nation with...

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  • Palestinian terror reaches Eilat

    By Dina Kraft

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Eilat generally has escaped the violence of the six-year Palestinian intifada, but even its remote setting couldn't forever insulate the Red Sea resort city from the region's tensions.

    A suicide bomber struck Monday morning at a small bakery in the usually serene city, killing three...

  • Scandals and war fallout cast doubt on Olmert’s leadership

    By Leslie Susser

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Following the sudden but not unexpected resignation of the Israeli army's chief of staff, pundits are asking how much longer Ehud Olmert, the country's beleaguered prime minister, can survive in office.

    Under investigation for corruption and with his approval ratings at an all-time...

  • No ordinary orchestra—in war and in peace, the Israel Philharmonic plays on

    By Carvin Knowles

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    If it were a novel, no one would believe the 70-year saga of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, with its astonishing cast of famous characters, including Leonard Bernstein, Arturo Toscanini and Albert Einstein. But it's all true. It's a history ripe for Hollywood: An orchestra that...
  • Coast-to-coast U.S. tour trumpets Philharmonic anniversary

    By Carvin Knowles

    January 25, 2007 | 3:00 pm

    Since the festivities kicked off in mid-December with a series of concerts in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra has been celebrating its 70th anniversary in style, hosting appearances by many of the orchestra's friends from over the years.

    The...

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