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  • Moving and Shaking: Ariel Sharon and Anne Samson honored

    By Ryan Torok

    January 16, 2014 | 2:51 pm

    From left: At Los Angeles City Hall, businessman and activist Joe Shooshani, L.A. councilmember Bob Blumenfield, Jerry Levey, Israel Consul General David Siegel, Councilmember Paul Koretz and Adam King gathered to commemorate the passing of Israeli leader Ariel Sharon. Photo...

  • Sharon’s unfinished business

    January 15, 2014 | 10:32 am

    When I first heard about Ariel Sharon’s stroke — the first one, a minor brain attack about four weeks before he suffered the massive hemorrhage that would leave him comatose for the final eight years of his life — I was having dinner at a Jerusalem restaurant with a colleague from...

  • Russell Simmons mixes up Ariel Sharon and Shimon Peres in condolence

    January 13, 2014 | 4:48 pm

    Hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons was one of the many to publicly mourn former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, who passed away on Saturday. He was probably one of the few, though, to mourn the wrong man.

    “R.I.P. my friend Ariel Sharon great pleasure working with you.....

  • Sharon’s unfinished business

    January 13, 2014 | 3:43 pm

    When I first heard about Ariel Sharon’s stroke — the first one, a minor brain attack about four weeks before he suffered the massive hemorrhage that would leave him comatose for the final eight years of his life — I was having dinner at a Jerusalem restaurant with a colleague from...

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  • Biden meets Israeli leaders following Sharon funeral

    January 13, 2014 | 3:37 pm

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres following the funeral for Ariel Sharon.

    Biden and Netanyahu held a private dinner Monday evening following a meeting that included U.S. and Israeli officials.

    The leaders...

  • Israel retaliates for rocket fire from Gaza following Sharon funeral

    January 13, 2014 | 12:49 pm

    Israeli airstrikes hit two terror sites in Gaza in retaliation for rockets fired at southern Israel moments after the private funeral service for Ariel Sharon.

    Israel reportedly had warned Hamas in Gaza not to fire rockets at Israel during Monday afternoon’s funeral for the...

  • Sharon at funeral remembered as ‘friend, leader, military chief’

    January 13, 2014 | 9:21 am

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at his public funeral was remembered as a man of courage and strength on the battlefield and in the political arena.

    “Sharon was a complex man who lived in complex times in a complex neighborhood,” U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said...

  • Appreciation: A salute to Ariel Sharon

    By Uri Dromi

    January 11, 2014 | 9:56 am

    In January 1985, as a colonel in the Israeli Air Force, I was running a course for high-ranking officers of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), focused on lessons from Israel’s wars. One of the case studies to be discussed was the battle of Um-Katef/Abu-Ageila, in the Six-Day War,...

  • Ariel Sharon, a bio of a life beyond all expectations

    January 11, 2014 | 9:02 am

    Perhaps the most irrational act esteemed journalist David Landau has ever attempted in his literary career is trying to write a clear-eyed evenhanded biography of Ariel Sharon in “Arik: The Life of Ariel Sharon” (Knopf: $37.50).  Sharon’s larger-than-life almost mythic persona...

  • Former Israeli PM And military commander Ariel Sharon dead at 85

    January 11, 2014 | 8:56 am

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the trailblazing warrior-statesman who transformed the region and was reviled by Arab foes, died on Saturday aged 85, after eight years in a coma caused by a stroke.

    Sharon left historic footprints on the Middle East through military...

  • Condition of former Israeli leader Sharon worsens

    January 9, 2014 | 11:12 am

    The condition of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, in a coma since 2006, has deteriorated sharply in recent hours and he is close to death, the hospital treating him said on Thursday.

    Sharon, 85, has been on life support and out of the public gaze since suffering a...

  • Hebron settlers’ spokesman: Bibi may suffer a fate worse than Sharon

    January 6, 2014 | 12:13 pm

    David Wilder, the spokesman for Hebron’s Jewish community, has written an article published by various right-wing Jewish outlets arguing that Ariel Sharon, Yitzhak Rabin and Menachem Begin all met unhappy ends because they surrendered land. And he warns Netanyahu that he is...

  • Sharon needs ‘miracle’ to stop deterioration, doctor says

    January 6, 2014 | 10:28 am

    The condition of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon continues to deteriorate as his organs slowly shut down.

    “Unless there is a turn on the level of a miracle, his condition will get worse and worse from day to day,” Dr. Zeev Rotstein, director general of Sheba Medical...

  • Sharon’s condition worsens following blood infection

    January 3, 2014 | 10:49 am

    Ariel Sharon’s medical condition further deteriorated following a blood infection and multiple organ failure.

    Prof. Ze’ev Rotstein, the director of Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, said at a press conference Friday morning that over the past 24 hours, doctors have observed a...

  • Ariel Sharon in critical condition

    January 2, 2014 | 8:48 am

    The life of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon “is definitely in danger,” according to the medical director at Tel Aviv’s Chaim Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv.

    Sharon’s condition has been classified as critical, Zeev Rotstein confirmed to reporters on Thursday.

    The...

  • A work unworthy of Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker

    By Michael Berenbaum

    August 14, 2013 | 11:41 am

    What is a reviewer to do when a truly gifted writer writes a genuinely awful book?

    I suspect that I was invited to write this review because the editor suspected that I might be open to the author’s experience, moved by the power of her words, and might not dismiss her critique...

  • What Boston hospitals learned from Israel

    April 22, 2013 | 10:14 am

    Minutes after a terrorist attack killed three at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, doctors and nurses at the city’s hospitals faced a harrowing scene — severed limbs, burned bodies, shrapnel buried in skin.

    For Boston doctors, the challenge presented by last week’s bombing...

  • Assessing Ariel Sharon

    April 10, 2013 | 8:45 am

    On the night of Jan. 24, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was transported to Soroka University Medical Center in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba. Secured horizontally and face-up, he was passed slowly through an advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine,...

  • Kadima crumbles, Labor emphasizes social issues and Likud still dominates

    December 6, 2012 | 11:16 am

    Two months ago, the strategy for victory was clear: To unseat Benjamin Netanyahu in elections on Jan. 22, Israel’s handful of center-left parties had to unite under one banner and choose a leader who could challenge the Israeli prime minister on issues of diplomacy and security.

    ...
  • As Barak bids politics bye bye, questions remain about his legacy and future

    November 27, 2012 | 9:27 am

    Is Ehud Barak a calculating political survivor or a military man who, in his own words, “never had any special desire” for political life? Will he be remembered as a warrior or as a seeker of peace? And what will he do next?

    Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s announcement of...

  • Olmert: Likud an ‘extreme right-wing party’

    November 8, 2012 | 10:29 am

    Speaking at Columbia Law School, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called the Likud an “extreme right-wing party” and suggested that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should have better relations with the White House.

    During his talk Wednesday night, Olmert went out of...

  • Poll predicts Kadima won’t make voting threshold

    November 2, 2012 | 9:17 am

    A new poll of Israeli voters indicated Kadima may not make Israel’s voting threshold of two percent in the upcoming elections.

    The poll, which the Israeli daily Yediot Achronot commissioned from the Mina Tzemach polling company and published on Friday, is based on the responses...

  • October 24, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 24, 2012 | 3:28 am

    In-depth

    Who Threw Israel Under the Bus?

    Every time the U.S. has forced Israel to make a tough decision, it has been under a Republican administration, writes Efraim Halevy in the New York Times.

    Throughout the campaign, Mr. Romney has repeatedly accused Mr. Obama of...

  • Revived Israel Policy Forum aims to rise above partisan fray as a pragmatic pro-Israel voice

    June 19, 2012 | 10:20 am

    When President Bill Clinton chose in January 2001 to unveil his Clinton Parameters for Arab-Israel peacemaking, he chose an Israel Policy Forum gala to do it. Four years later, then-Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Olmert sought the same audience to announce then-Prime Minister...

  • First Lebanon War: Marking 30 years, and the lessons learned

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 5, 2012 | 9:48 am

    I vividly remember the day the first Lebanon War broke out. I was 14 years old, a young teenager, living far away from the action, in Jerusalem. My father was not drafted; I was too young to have any friends in the military. It was a far-away war that only years later, when I myself...

  • Eight quick takes on Israel’s canceled election and new unity government

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 8, 2012 | 12:55 am

    Don’t ever underestimate Israeli politics’ ability to surprise you. I was at the ‎Prime Minister’s Office yesterday on some unrelated business, and there was no ‎sense of looming decisions, no feeling of shifting winds. I was working with ‎Prof. Camil Fuchs on our next...

  • So it’s “Shaul or Bibi” - but can Mofaz find the votes?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 28, 2012 | 7:24 am

    “Tzipi or Bibi”, the slogan that made Tzipi Livni the head of Israel’s largest party, had a certain ring of stylishness. In the days leading up to the 2009 Israeli election, “Tzipi or Bibi” was the slogan that convinced hundreds of thousands of left-leaning Israelis to abandon the...

  • An insider’s view of Ariel Sharon

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    October 26, 2011 | 6:29 pm

    Ariel Sharon was a figure of controversy throughout his long career in war, politics and diplomacy, but no one can deny that he looms large in the making of the Jewish state.

    Sharon was hailed as “Arik, King of Israel” when he returned from battle in the Six-Day War, a kind of...

  • 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...

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