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  • Netanyahu says Syria must be stripped of its chemical weapons

    September 11, 2013 | 9:17 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday Syria must be stripped of its chemical weapons and that the international community must make sure those who use weapons of mass destruction pay a price.

    Speaking at a military ceremony, Netanyahu said Syria had carried...

  • Report: Netanyahu promised Kerry to put ‘hold’ on settlement construction

    May 7, 2013 | 8:39 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that he would put a hold on construction in West Bank settlements until mid-June.

    Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel was told to delay the publication of new government tenders for the...

  • Assessing Ariel Sharon

    April 10, 2013 | 8:45 am

    On the night of Jan. 24, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was transported to Soroka University Medical Center in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba. Secured horizontally and face-up, he was passed slowly through an advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine,...

  • France’s Hollande ripped Netanyahu, French satirical weekly reports

    November 8, 2012 | 11:02 am

    French President Francois Hollande said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “turned a memorial service in Toulouse into an election rally,” a French satirical newspaper reported.

    The weekly Le Canard Enchaine published an unsigned article that said Hollande made the comment...

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  • With pressure mounting, will Bibi go left or right?

    March 14, 2011 | 1:41 pm

    Israel is staring at a fork in the road, with potential disaster along either path.

    On the path to the left lies a major Israeli peace initiative that deals with all the core issues under dispute with the Palestinians. On the path to the right lies more waiting, possibly with some...

  • Peace in the Mideast remains an illusion

    By Arthur Cohn

    January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    President Bush's historic visit to Israel and the Middle East can only delay the inevitable disappointment.

    Why? It follows the enormous anticipation of the Annapolis conference

    in late 2007 -- a conference the overwhelming majority of Israelis believe failed. Since then, the...

  • Letter from France:  An incendiary TV news report’s truthfulness is on trial

    By Shirli Sitbon

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Something unusual happened in the small 11th Appeals courtroom of Paris on Nov. 14. The footage used for a September 2000 report by French TV on the death of Mohammad al Dura in the Gaza Strip was screened and examined by a judge in a slander trial against an Internet site that had...
  • Israel will meet Iran threat, Olmert vows to General Assembly

    By Tom Tugend

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The annual summit meeting of North American Jewish leaders climaxed Tuesday with an affirmation by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that "Israel will not shy away from challenging Iran's development of nuclear weapons."

    Fresh from his discussions with President Bush in...

  • Community Briefs

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Rabin Tribute Marks 10th Anniversary of Assassination

    A lively, heartfelt tribute to former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin brought more than 400 people to the University of Judaism to mark the 10th year since an assassin took his life.

    "I miss the man himself; I miss the man...

  • With Us—Always

    By Rob Eshman

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The communitywide memorial rally held in Los Angeles just days after the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was heart-wrenching, tearful, agonizing and awful.

    But it was also good.

    The police cordoned off Wilshire Boulevard between La Cienega and San Vicente...

  • 2004 Takes Some Unexpected Turns

    By James D. Besser

    December 30, 2004 | 6:59 pm

     

    There's nothing as risky as end-of-year predictions, as 2004 so painfully demonstrated.

    Twelve months ago, otherwise sober analysts were predicting a political upheaval among Jewish voters and that Howard Dean, the former Vermont governor, was a cinch to win the 2004 Democratic...

  • IDF Could Target Gaza Next

    By Naomi Segal

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    A new Israeli military operation has many wondering if the army now has the Gaza Strip in its sights.

    For months, Israeli forces have been engaged in a massive anti-terror operation in the West Bank, but have not carried out such operations in Gaza. Several reasons were given,...

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