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  • Jerusalem Gets Business Jump-Start

    By Rochelle Furstenberg

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Jerusalem might be a spiritually moving "holy city," but many Israelis see it as an economic backwater from which young people are fleeing. Roughly 7,000 highly educated young people leave the city each year, and 40 percent of the city's residents live below the poverty line.

    The...

  • Briefs

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Iran Admits Supplying Spy Drones

    The London-based newspaper A-Sharq al-Awsat quoted an Iranian Revolutionary Guard officer as saying the Lebanese militia received eight drones in August. On Monday, Hezbollah sent one drone on a 10-minute sortie over northern Israel, worrying the...

  • Tensions Rise Over U.N. Hamas Support

    By Michael J. Jordan

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    A month after a U.N. official suggested that some Hamas members are on his payroll, the issue is still reverberating in Washington, D.C.

    So far some two dozen members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed a letter calling on Secretary of State Colin Powell "to suspend...

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  • Israel Lays Plans for Post-Arafat Era

    By Leslie Susser

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    As Israel looks ahead to the post-Arafat era, the government is considering a series of policy options: in the short term, easing conditions in the Palestinian territories to help a new leadership consolidate power and in the longer term, restarting peace talks based on the "road...

  • Negev to Blossom Under JNF Blueprint

    By Marc Ballon

    November 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    A prominent Jewish organization wants to turn the mostly barren desert that is the Negev into a string of tree-lined, thriving communities dotted with verdant parks, flowering fields and pristine waterways.

    The Jewish National Fund (JNF), a nonprofit group that has served as...

  • Will Bush Change Course on Israel?

    By Leslie Susser

    November 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The Israeli establishment is delighted by the re-election of President Bush.

    His Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry, may have been seen as a good friend of Israel, but Israeli officials speak of an ideological meeting of minds between Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Likud-led...

  • Will Sharon Share Rabin’s Fate?

    By M.J. Rosenberg

    November 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Nov. 4 marks the ninth anniversary of the single-worst moment in Israel's history: the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. With hindsight -- although many recognized it at the time -- it is clear that the Rabin murder achieved the goal of its perpetrator.

    The assassin, and...

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