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  • Report: Ariel Sharon is responsive, moves fingers

    October 23, 2011 | 1:34 pm

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is responsive and has gained weight, his son told The New York Times.

    Sharon, who has been in a coma since suffering a stroke nearly six years ago, moves his fingers when requested and looks at people when he is awake, Gilad Sharon told the...

  • Rod Lurie On Dustin Hoffman and His Remake of Sam Peckinpah’s “Straw Dogs”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 23, 2011 | 2:48 pm

    The last time I spoke with Israeli-born writer-director Rod Lurie—whose remake of Sam Peckinpah’s controversial film, “Straw Dogs,” opened this past week – was before the premiere of “The Contender” (2000), his political thriller about a female U.S. senator (Joan Allen) who...

  • Ariel Sharon moved to ranch first time since coma

    November 12, 2010 | 8:29 am

    Ariel Sharon was moved to his ranch for the first time since he fell into a coma in January 2006.

    The former Israeli prime minister will spend the weekend at the ranch in the Negev desert, aides said of his move Friday.

    Next week, he will return to the Tel Aviv hospital where he...

  • Ariel Sharon going home

    September 22, 2010 | 10:45 am

    Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma for nearly five years, is expected to be moved from an Israeli hospital to his Negev ranch.

    The former Israeli prime minister, 82, who suffered a stroke on Jan. 6, 2006 that left him comatose, will be moved within the next few weeks from the...

  • Briefs: Israeli professor, a Shoah survivor, among dead at Virginia Tech; Ariel Sharon -- signs of sentience

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Israeli Professor, a Shoah survivor, among dead at Virginia Tech

    Among the things said to have inspired Liviu Librescu to leave his home in Israel and resettle in southwest Virginia was the area's pastoral surroundings.

    A professor of engineering at Tel Aviv University, Librescu...
  • Nation & World Briefs

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Scholar, Not Rabbi, to Head Conservative Seminary

    With Conservative Judaism at a crossroads, the movement's flagship institution has chosen a scholar of American Jewry to guide it. The new leader of the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), announced this week, is Arnold Eisen, a Jewish...

  • Spectator - Young Historians Find Their Genre

    By Gaby Friedman

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    When Erica Silverman was looking for a subject for her latest children's nonfiction book, she decided to seek inspiration from one of the most famous Jewish writers of all time, Sholom Aleichem.

    With pathos and humor, Sholom Aleichem amused generations of fin-de-siecle Jews with his...

  • Letters

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Off the Shelves

    Recently, I found a pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel DVD documentary, "Jenin, Jenin," in my city of White Plains, N.Y., library, produced by an Arab organization ("Libraries: The New Mideast Battlefront," Jan. 20). I assume it was distributed countrywide to libraries.


  • Scheinerman/Sharon

    By Rob Eshman

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The pre-mortem eulogies, the stream of editorials, the international expressions of sympathy -- what you are witnessing is Ariel

    Sharon's ascension to the Jewish pantheon.

    It is a remarkable aliyah. Once anathema to a majority of American Jews, Sharon is now a crossover hit among...

  • Names to Watch on Way Up, Down in ‘06

    By James D. Besser

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Here are a handful of people to watch in the coming 12 months -- some on the way up; some on the way down.

    Jack Abramoff: The once-high-flying Republican lobbyist, Jewish benefactor and GOP best buddy has become the most radioactive man in Washington, thanks to controversial deals...

  • Bibi Up,  Sharon Down —for Now

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Former prime minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu is back in control of Israel's Conservative Likud Party as his onetime ally and current rival, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, recovers from a mild stroke.

    Exit polls showed Netanyahu winning Monday's Likud Party leadership primary with 47...

  • In Political Tsunami, Sharon Bolts Likud

    By Dan Baron

    November 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli politics usually make for fine drama -- and 2006 is shaping up to be no exception to that rule.

    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon quit the Likud Party this week to form a new centrist party to compete in early elections expected to take place in March.

    Sharon's new party, to be...

  • Steinitz Says Sharon Move ‘Damaging’

    By Tom Tugend

    November 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Dr. Yuval Steinitz, one of the most influential Likud stalwarts in the Knesset, lashed out against Prime Minister Ariel Sharon during a just concluded visit to Southern California.

    Steinitz, who chairs the key Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, as well as intelligence and...

  • Sharon Feels Heat From Home, Abroad

    By Dan Baron

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The diplomatic reprieve that followed Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip appears to be over, with Ariel Sharon feeling political pressure both at home and from abroad.

    The surprise ouster last week of the prime minister's coalition partner, Labor Party chief, Shimon Peres, has...

  • Sharon Emerges as Rabin’s Heir

    By Leslie Susser

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    As world leaders gathered in Israel to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, Israelis are asking to what extent the killer's bullet changed the course of Israeli-Palestinian history.

    An Israeli assassin, a right-wing extremist, killed Rabin on Nov. 4,...

  • The Changed Man

    By Rob Eshman

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In May of 1998, a wealthy Israeli-born businessman called our offices and suggested I go to the Peninsula Hotel to interview his friend, Ariel Sharon.

    I said no.

    At the time, Sharon was 70. He was minister of infrastructure in the government of the Likud Party's youthful new leader...

  • Barbed Wire Fails to Separate Hearts

    By Toby Klein Greenwald

    August 11, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Almost every war has one photographic image that emerges and that remains ingrained in the public's mind -- and the media -- as the defining picture of that war.

    Out of the Holocaust came the image of the little boy in a cap with his hands raised over his head. Out of Vietnam, it is...

  • Analysis - Sharon’s Worries   Over Pullout Mount

    By Leslie Susser

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    With the planned Israeli withdrawal from Gaza less than three weeks away, right-wing leaders say they haven't yet given up hope of preventing it.

    According to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), about 2,000 right-wingers have managed to pass through the army cordon around Gaza, and...

  • There’s No Place for Ugly Words on Gaza

    By Joseph Aaron

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The withdrawal of Israeli settlements and settlers from the Gaza Strip will dominate the Jewish summer.

    Now, you can think that's a good idea or a bad one, be for it or against it. All that's fine and in the best tradition of Judaism. What is not fine and what is desecrating Judaism...

  • Disengagement Now—No Way to Peace

    By Arthur Cohn

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan for an Israeli pullout from Gaza and a few more settlements in the Shomron has found extensive initial approval among Jews in the Diaspora.

    At first glance, this is understandable. The absence of a credible Palestinian negotiating partner,...

  • Bibi May Mount Sharon Challenge

    By Idan Ivri

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    At the moment, Benjamin Netanyahu is working under Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as finance minister, but at a stop in Beverly Hills last week, Netanyahu sounded like he'd rather have Sharon's job.

    "Bibi," who served as prime minister from 1996 to 1999, has denied rumors that he will...

  • Briefs

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Bielski Wins WZO Chairmanship

    Zeev Bielski, the mayor of Ra'anana, was unanimously elected chairman of the World Zionist Organization (WZO). Bielski was elected by the Zionist General Council last Friday after World Likud withdrew its candidate, former Israeli Minister for Diaspora...

  • Is Bibi Set to Challenge Sharon?

    By Leslie Susser

    June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Everyone in the Israeli political establishment knows it's only a matter of time before Benjamin Netanyahu challenges Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for leadership of the Likud Party and the country.

    But speculation is now rife that the challenge could come sooner than expected.

  • The Battle Over Gaza in America

    By Marc Ballon

    June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    It all started with a dream.

    One night in March, Jon Hambourger slipped into a deep sleep and envisioned a train rolling through history. The 47-year-old Los Angeles mortgage broker said he had a choice: jump on or risk irrelevance.

    The next morning, the Orthodox father of one told...

  • Cease-Fire Appears on Verge of Collapse

    By Leslie Susser

    May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    Just three months after it was ushered in at a peace summit in February, there are growing signs that the cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinians may be on the verge of collapse.

    There has been a dramatic increase in the number of terrorist attacks in the Gaza Strip, there...

  • Community Briefs

    By Tom Tugend

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    L.A. Teens Join International March of the Living
    On Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Memorial Day, which falls on May 5 this year, 53 Los Angeles-area teenagers, along with seven chaperones, will join a record 18,000 people on a 3-kilometer march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, following...

  • Grim Faces, Tense Words at Summit

    By Ron Kampeas

    April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    As photo-ops go, this one didn't develop quite as expected.

    The meeting Monday between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and President Bush at Bush's vast Texas ranch was to have affirmed the special U.S.-Israel relationship and paved the way forward in the...

  • Gaza Strife and American Jews

    By James D. Besser

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Civil strife in Israel over Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Gaza disengagement plan could cause new strains in the American Jewish community and accelerate the turning away from the pro-Israel cause, especially among younger Jews.

    The mounting strife, which includes death threats...

  • Unilateral Withdrawal

    By Larry Derfner

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    I, along with what the polls say is 60 percent of Israelis -- and maybe even Ariel Sharon, too -- trust Mahmoud Abbas' good intentions. More than that, I'm impressed by what he's done on the ground -- by prevailing on Hamas and the other terrorist groups to "cool down" the violence...

  • Sharon, Abbas Meet in ‘Summit of Hope’

    By Dina Kraft

    February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Israelis are calling the Sharm el Sheik summit, held next to the sparkling waves of the Red Sea, the "Summit of Hope" -- hope that the speeches and handshakes really will signify the end of four and a half years of bloodletting and despair.

    "Tikvah," the Hebrew word for hope, was...

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