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  • The Dichter Scale

    By Rob Eshman

    February 5, 2014 | 1:11 pm

    One way to determine whether Israeli politicians are serious about wanting to become prime minister is to check how many times they’ve visited Los Angeles.

    By that measure, Avi Dichter is very serious.

    For Israelis running for office, Los Angeles is an ATM. You come, you speak,...

  • Israel fears prisoner death may spark Palestinian uprising

    February 25, 2013 | 2:51 pm

    Masked Palestinian gunmen fired in the air on Monday as thousands marched at the West Bank funeral of a prisoner whose death in an Israeli jail has raised fears in Israel of a new uprising.

    Arafat Jaradat's death on Saturday and a hunger strike by four other Palestinian inmates...

  • Knesset confirms Dichter as home front chief

    August 16, 2012 | 10:31 am

    Israel’s Knesset approved the appointment of former lawmaker Avi Dichter as home front defense minister.

    The 41-26 vote on Thursday came a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet unanimously approved the appointment.

    Dichter had resigned from the opposition Kadima...

  • Dichter quits Knesset to take home front defense ministerial position

    August 14, 2012 | 10:25 am

    Israeli lawmaker Avi Dichter resigned from the Kadima Party and the Knesset in order to join the government as minister of home front defense.

    Dichter reportedly sent Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin his resignation on Tuesday after being offered the position Monday night during a...

  • Israeli lawmaker Dichter heckled at Brandeis

    April 5, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Israeli lawmaker Avi Dichter was heckled by protesters during a speech at Brandeis University.

    Students from the group Brandeis Students for Justice in Palestine stood up as Dichter began speaking Tuesday during a panel discussion before an audience of several hundred students and...