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  • Likud Vote May Help Sharon

    By Leslie Susser

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It's no secret that former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to challenge Ariel Sharon for leadership of the Likud Party and, he hopes, succeed Sharon as prime minister of Israel.

    So when Netanyahu moved to have Likud's Central Committee vote May 12 against the establishment of...

  • Controversial Conference

    By Leslie Susser

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    When Ariel Sharon decided to isolate Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat in Ramallah, he realized he would be accused of deliberately blocking diplomatic channels if he didn't find an alternative form of dialogue with the Palestinians. Sharon's answer: A regional conference...

  • Paths to Peace?

    By Leslie Susser

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Even before the first Israeli tanks swept into Ramallah at the start of Operation Protective Wall, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was being asked what he intended to do the day after the tanks withdrew. From day one, it was clear that the operation would not in itself put a stop to...

  • Netanyahu Woos L.A. Jews

    By Amy Klein

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Bibi's back.

    Israel's former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the guest at two Jewish functions in Los Angeles this week, on a schedule that included a closed dinner in Palm Springs and a number of private meetings. Netanyahu, who served as Israel's premier from 1996-1999, left...

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  • Durban, the Sequel

    By James D. Besser

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Geneva and Ann Arbor, Mich., may be a world apart, but they now have something in common: both are settings for a reinvigorated effort to undercut the very legitimacy of Israel.

    The same folks responsible for turning this summer's Durban conference on racism into an anti-Israel...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Sharon Defends West Bank Incursion

    Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon defended Israeli incursions into the West Bank in a phone call with Colin Powell. Sharon told the U.S. secretary of state Wednesday that Israeli troops will not leave four Palestinian cities until Palestinians...

  • Invasion Pros   and Cons

    By David Landau

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Israel this week is weighing the interim results of the largest military operation it has mounted during the past 13 months of violence. The balance is complex, informed observers say, with both pros and cons. Israel Defense Force (IDF) troops and tanks pulled back from Bethlehem and...

  • Empathy in Tragedy

    By David Landau

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Israel's civilian and military authorities swung into full alert after the magnitude of the terror attacks against the United States became apparent.

    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon summoned an emergency session of the Security Cabinet on Tuesday, together with key defense and security...

  • War or Pieces

    By Rob Eshman

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Israelis voted Ehud Barak into office as prime minister because he promised to bring them peace. He failed, in large part because his negotiating partner Yasser Arafat was unwilling to make the difficult choices peace demands. Israelis then voted Ariel Sharon into the prime...

  • Sharon Agrees to Let Peres Negotiate

    By David Landau

    August 16, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's policy of "no talks under fire" is increasingly coming under fire within Israel.

    Initially, Sharon's refusal to hold diplomatic talks with the Palestinian Authority until Palestinian violence against Israel ceases completely was supported by Israelis...

  • Bush, Sharon Differ on Cooling-Off Period

    By Matthew E. Berger

    June 28, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    As Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon makes the rounds here and U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell heads to the Middle East, Israel and the Bush administration are divided as to when Israel and the Palestinians should start on the next leg of the road back to peace talks.

    Meeting...

  • Sharon: Criminal or Victim?

    By Michael J. Jordan

    June 28, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The accusation that Ariel Sharon is a war criminal -- back on the public agenda with two court cases in Belgium and a damning BBC documentary -- is the latest step in a campaign to discredit and delegitimize Israel, supporters of the Jewish state say.

    A quick Internet search reveals...

  • Intifada: No Let-up

    By Gil Sedan

    May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Israel doesn't understand the Palestinians, lamented a former official who has spent years trying to do so, and this is why Israel doesn't know how to deal with them.

    The speaker was Ami Ayalon, until recently the head of the Shin Bet security service, which fights an ongoing war...

  • Palestinians Escalate Conflict

    By Eric Silver

    April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The Palestinian intifada, which began as a civil uprising against the Israeli occupation, is rapidly becoming a low-intensity war between armed forces. And the low intensity is getting higher and higher by the day.

    The conflict escalated on Monday night when Palestinian gunmen lobbed...

  • The Perception Gap

    By Helen Davis

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Who is the most distrusted and despised Israeli politician in the Arab world? The answer is not to be found among the usual suspects -- current and former Likud prime ministers Ariel Sharon and Binyamin Netanyahu. Rather, it is the dove incarnate: Shimon Peres.

    Amid the welter of...

  • Looking Right and Left

    By Naomi Segal

    March 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Prime Minister-elect Ariel Sharon was expected to present his new government for Knesset approval on Wednesday, after the fervently Orthodox Shas Party signed a coalition agreement that gives Sharon a parliamentary majority.

    Sharon has signed up several major and minor parties in the...

  • Israel vs. Florida

    By Steven L. Spiegel

    February 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Trying to figure out the results of the Israeli election? Here's something that might help: compare and contrast what happened this week in Israel with what happened last November in Florida.

    In Florida, when the election was over, people knew less than they thought they did. As for...

  • Am I Really Going to Vote for Ariel Sharon?

    By David Margolis

    February 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Not happily, not comfortably, but in a word, yes, I am going to vote for Sharon. I know about Sabra and Shatila, but Ehud Barak has so completely betrayed the hopeful vote I cast for him in 1999 that by now even most of my ambivalence is gone, replaced by an urgency to oust Barak...

  • An Anatomy of Failure

    By Helen Davis

    February 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    When Israeli voters go to the polls next week to elect a prime minister, Ehud Barak will be consigned to political history, and Ariel Sharon will move into the newly vacated post.

    Sharon has effectively waged a campaign of silence, allowing the failed peace process and the daily,...

  • Balancing Acts

    By David Landau

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Prime Minister Ehud Barak and opposition leader Ariel Sharon are trying to get their respective parties to join a national unity government before the Knesset begins its winter session Monday.

    They are calling it a "government of national emergency" and insisting that the ongoing...

  • All Too Familiar

    By Steven L

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It is all too familiar. An incident - sometimes initiated by an Israeli action, sometimes not - incites the Palestinian masses. Rioting ensues, followed by the Israeli army's attempts to control it, followed by horror and tragedy, shocking pictures in the media.

    The pundits declare...

  • Assigning Blame

    By Gil Sedan

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The catalyst for a spate of violence here may have been an Israeli politician's visit to a Muslim and Jewish holy site, but Israeli officials are holding Palestinian leaders directly responsible for the bloodshed.At least 55 people were killed, mostly Palestinians, in rioting that...
  • Unlikely Bedfellows

    By David Landau

    June 24, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    As the deadline draws ever closer for Prime Minister-elect Ehud Barak to present his government for Knesset approval, his coalition negotiations are taking some surprising turns.

    In the latest twist, Barak has resumed talks with a potential partner that, for several weeks now, has...

  • Breakfast with Mr. Security

    By Rob Eshman

    May 14, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Arik Sharon,the last of the great Israeli war heroes/politicians.

    Photo by Peter Halmagyi

    Last Saturday morning, as the Middle East peaceprocess careened toward yet another crisis point, Ariel Sharon washolding court at a back table in the Peninsula Hotel in BeverlyHills.

    Sharon's...

  • Confidence Game

    By Eric Silver

    June 26, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    After a raucous six-hour debate, 55 legislators registered their confidence in Netanyahu, 50 voted against, and an unprecedented 15 abstained or absented themselves from the ballot. The government's paper support is 66 out of 120 Knesset members, plus two far-right sympathizers from...
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