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...
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Tag: David Landau
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December 27, 2007 | 7:00 pmThree years ago, we were sitting around our offices dreaming up an end-of-the-year issue, inundated with examples from other magazines: The Ten Best Movies, The Ten Richest Angelenos, The Ten Most Powerful Hollywood Players, The Ten Top Restaurants, The Ten Hottest Bars and et...
January 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm
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...
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...
April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm
Six months into the Palestinian uprising, Israeli doves and hawks are displaying a rare unity in the face of repeated Palestinian onslaughts.
Palestinian attacks in recent days on two settlement enclaves left two Israeli babies among the victims -- one, a 10-month-old girl, dead; the...
December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm
Just 18 months after Benjamin Netanyahu was voted out of office, public opinion polls show that he would decimate Prime Minister Ehud Barak in a head-to-head contest -- if Netanyahu can only get around the legal obstacles to his candidacy.
Ever smooth before the cameras, Netanyahu...
October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm
July 13, 2000 | 8:00 pm
As Prime Minister Ehud Barak engages this week in Middle East summitry, there is one issue on which he can afford to make the fewest concessions: Jerusalem.
Struggling to hold together the vestiges of his governing majority before leaving for Camp David on Monday, Barak assured the...
June 15, 2000 | 8:00 pm
The coincidence could hardly have been lost on Ehud Barak: As President Hafez Assad was laid to rest in Syria, Israel's Shas Party appeared to lay the premier's "peace coalition" to rest.The fervently Orthodox party's Council of Sages, headed by spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef,...
March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pmI never expected I'd write a first-hand account of my journey into interfaith marriage. As a child I attended the West Coast Talmudic Seminary (WCTS) and then Rambam Torah Institute for high school. As a teenager, my social life centered around my involvement in B'nai Akiva, an...
February 3, 2000 | 7:00 pmPrime Minister Ehud Barak and his closest political allies have been scrambling to limit the damage to their government following a scathing report on the financing behind Barak's election campaign last year.
The effort at damage control comes as Barak needs all the public support he...
September 23, 1999 | 8:00 pmPrime Minister Ehud Barak's cozy late-night dinner with Yasser Arafat and some of the Palestinian leaders' top aides at a private home near Tel Aviv came as a pleasant surprise to Middle East peace watchers.
Even Foreign Minister David Levy's public irritation at not having been...
May 27, 1999 | 8:00 pmAs the election dust settles and coalition-building tensions grow, religion is emerging as the single most dominant factor in Israel's current political cataclysm.
More than the peace process, more than the economy and unemployment, certainly more than the Sephardi-Ashkenazi divide,...
May 20, 1999 | 8:00 pmPundits everywhere are calling Israel's election results a "political earthquake." In fact, though, two distinct tremors have overturned the rules and realities that have governed the Jewish state and its policy-making these past three years.
Labor Party leader Ehud Barak's 56 percent...