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  • Challenges Loom for New Olmert Regime

    By Dan Baron

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Just in time for Israel's 58th Independence Day, Ehud Olmert has clinched his new coalition government.

    But while the prime minister promises to set the Jewish state's borders and to calm, if not end, the conflict with the Palestinians, domestic realities post serious challenges.

    ...
  • Sharon Plan Lacks Details on Pullout

    By Ron Kampeas

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Now that Ariel Sharon has persuaded just about everyone -- the Bush administration, its European and Arab allies and Sharon's own contentious Cabinet -- that it's time for Israel to leave the Gaza Strip, he needs to fill in the details.

    But the devil often lies in those details,...

  • 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...

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  • Good or Bad?

    By Sidney Zion

    January 4, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    There'll be no Yiddish spoken in the Bush Cabinet -- unless Colin Powell starts talking to himself. Dubya spells diversity with his picks. Three Blacks, a Cuban émigré and most recently, an Asian American Democrat and an Arab American Republican named Abraham.



    But no Jews. And...

  • 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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