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  • Israel grows impatient with terror-filled Gaza

    By Dan Baron

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Israel's patience with the growing menace from the Gaza Strip appears to be wearing thin.

    Government and military officials spoke openly Sunday of the need to move fast to stop Palestinian terrorists from turning the coastal territory into a "second Lebanon" threatening southern...

  • 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.

    ...
  • Iranian Leader Nixes Israel Ties

    By Dan Baron

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Few people in Israel expected a positive turnaround in Iran, but the election of hard-liner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president of the Islamic republic has raised eyebrows among even the more pessimistic pundits.

    Even before giving his first media conference, the fundamentalist mayor...

  • Ex-Israel President Weizman Dies at 80

    By Dan Baron

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    He was the ultimate Israeli high-flier, literally as well as metaphorically, shepherding and shaping the Jewish state through war and peace with a singular, sometimes mordant charm.
    And although Ezer Weizman, who died Sunday at 80, ended his public career tainted by scandal,...

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  • Where Are Arafat’s Millions?

    By Dan Baron

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    With Yasser Arafat's burial, he took with him one of the enduring secrets of the Palestinian regime -- the whereabouts of a missing fortune in ill-gotten public funds.

    Ranked sixth on Forbes magazine's 2003 list of "the richest kings, queens and despots," with an estimated private...

  • Some Gaza Settlers Weigh Kibbutz Move

    By Dan Baron

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    For the settlers of the Gaza Strip, the left-leaning kibbutzim just over the border with Israel proper are, politically speaking, a world apart.

    But as Knesset ratification of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip looms, some Gaza settlers are exploring the...

  • Bombing Adds Insult to Ruling on Fence

    By Dan Baron

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The International Court of Justice may have ruled it illegal, but Israel's West Bank security barrier has at least one new supporter.

    For Sammy Masrawa, it was more baptism by fire than conversion, after Masrawa witnessed a bombing that killed an Israeli woman and wounded at least...

  • Hamas Returns to Terror in Gaza

    By Dan Baron

    January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In dying, Reem al-Reyashi dealt a double blow: to Israelis who hoped Hamas had decided to show restraint and to fellow Palestinians quietly earning a living in one of the few places where Israeli-Palestinian cooperation still thrives.

    Reyashi, a 22-year-old mother of two and the...

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