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  • Assad Faces Trouble on All Fronts

    By Gil Sedan

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Syrian President Bashar Assad is confused and worried. The heat is on, and it's not clear he can take it.

    Israel points a menacing finger at Syria for hosting terrorists, accusing it of enabling last Friday's deadly terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, which has been blamed on the...

  • Assad Faces Trouble on All Fronts

    By Gil Sedan

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Syrian President Bashar Assad is confused and worried. The heat is on, and it's not clear he can take it.

    Israel points a menacing finger at Syria for hosting terrorists, accusing it of enabling last Friday's deadly terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, which has been blamed on the...

  • After 10 Years, a Separate Peace

    By Gil Sedan

    October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Ten years ago this week, in the midst of a desert storm in the Arava Valley, the late King Hussein of Jordan and the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel signed a peace accord ushering in an era of hope that relations between the neighbors would become a model for a new Middle...

  • Will Gaza Pullout Bring Civil Strife?

    By Gil Sedan

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    On the eve of the Jewish New Year, Israel's national discourse was dominated by talk of potential civil war, but few of those talking dared define the possible dimensions of such a conflict.

    Would it mean confrontations between soldiers and civilians? Would it be limited to the...

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  • Sheik Yassin and Me

    By Gil Sedan

    March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    As a journalist, I met Sheik Ahmed Yassin twice during my visits to the Gaza Strip. The first time was when I attended a military court hearing in 1984, when Yassin was sentenced to 13 years in prison for anti-Israel activities.

    Only a year later Yassin was released in a...

  • Is P.A. Taking Steps Against Terror?

    By Gil Sedan

    August 28, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Israel is skeptical about the Palestinian Authority's tentative measures against terrorism -- and is following up by conducting anti-terror operations of its own.

    Both Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz and Israel's army chief of staff, Moshe Ya'alon, said this week that the...

  • Terrorists in Old City

    By Gil Sedan

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Since the intifada began two years ago, Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert had boasted that Arab residents of eastern Jerusalem had opted to stay out of the violence for fear of losing Israeli social service benefits.

    With the recent arrest of an East Jerusalem terrorist cell deemed...

  • Arafat’s Paper Trail

    By Gil Sedan

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    These battleground spoils cannot explode or kill, but Israel considers them important benefits of its military operation in the West Bank: Thousands of documents, pamphlets and posters that provide written evidence of the Palestinian Authority's massive involvement in terrorism. The...

  • Control Issues

    By Gil Sedan

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Suppose for a second that Israel strikes a cease-fire deal with Yasser Arafat. Would the Palestinian Authority president be able to deliver? Arafat himself may not know for sure, as the extent of control he retains over the many military factions he has created or allowed to flourish...

  • Foul Wind From Iran

    By Gil Sedan

    January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Iran has again surfaced on Israeli radar screens as a strategic threat to the Jewish state.

    Israeli officials charged that 50 tons of weapons captured aboard a ship in the Red Sea last week were destined for the Palestinian Authority. The officials also made clear where they thought...

  • Intifada: No Let-up

    By Gil Sedan

    May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Israel doesn't understand the Palestinians, lamented a former official who has spent years trying to do so, and this is why Israel doesn't know how to deal with them.

    The speaker was Ami Ayalon, until recently the head of the Shin Bet security service, which fights an ongoing war...

  • Estranged Bedfellows

    By Gil Sedan

    March 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Only in Israel would a government minister refrain from singing the national anthem.

    Saleh Tarif, the first Arab appointed to the Cabinet in Israel's history, refused to sing "Hatikvah" during an event at the Tel Aviv fairgrounds at the end of an intensive week of struggle within...

  • Increasing Tensions

    By Gil Sedan

    November 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    As the violence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip enters its second month, there is a growing fear that it will escalate and embroil the entire region.

    "It is absolutely mandatory that this conflict should not turn into an interreligious war," Avishai Braverman, president of Ben-Gurion...

  • Pushing the Limits

    By Gil Sedan

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    In less than a week, whatever was left of the mutual trust between Israelis and Palestinians appeared to come tumbling down.

    Except for the loss of life, this loss of trust is among the greatest casualties of the past week of bloody rioting.

    And when a Palestinian police officer opened...

  • Assigning Blame

    By Gil Sedan

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The catalyst for a spate of violence here may have been an Israeli politician's visit to a Muslim and Jewish holy site, but Israeli officials are holding Palestinian leaders directly responsible for the bloodshed.At least 55 people were killed, mostly Palestinians, in rioting that...
  • Mourning Israel’s Poet

    By Gil Sedan

    September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Yehuda Amichai, a world-renowned poet and one of Israel's most famous writers, has died of cancer at the age of 76.

    Amichai, who died last Friday, was known for blending modern ideas with ancient Jewish traditions, as well as his innovative use of Hebrew.

    "He was very Israeli, and at...

  • Getting Ready

    By Gil Sedan

    July 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    As their leaders are talking peace, many Israelis and Palestinians are preparing for war.They include not only militant Jewish settlers and members of the fundamentalist Palestinian Hamas movement, but also the Israeli army and the troops of Palestinian Authority President Yasser...

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