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  • Mothers’ March

    By Naomi Segal

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    A single mother's 120-mile hike to protest Israeli government cuts in social welfare benefits has captivated public and media attention and spawned similar pilgrimages in the country.

    The growing tent encampment set up by Mitzpe Ramon resident Vicky Knafo and her comrades on the...

  • Bombing Shatters Lives, Peace Moves

    By Naomi Segal

    June 12, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The fragile peace efforts launched a week ago at the Middle East summit in Aqaba, Jordan, appeared to be unraveling at a dizzying pace this week, as Israel and the Palestinians were drawn back into a familiar and bloody pattern of violence and retaliation.

    In the latest day of...

  • Mitzna Wins Labor

    By Naomi Segal

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    If Haifa Mayor Amram Mitzna hopes to becomes Israel's next prime minister, he faces a daunting challenge: resuscitating a moribund Labor Party in a little more than two months.

    A day after the dovish newcomer to national politics won a sweeping victory in Labor's leadership primary,...

  • Israel Weighs Response to Bombing

    By Naomi Segal

    October 24, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Israel generally reacts swiftly to Palestinian terror attacks, but that was not the case this week.

    By Wednesday, Israel had yet to retaliate, a day after 14 people were killed and more than 45 injured when a vehicle laden with explosives plowed into a bus near Hadera, in northern...

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  • Knesset to Get First Openly Gay Legislator

    By Naomi Segal

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Activists in Israel's gay and lesbian community are hailing the upcoming swearing in of the Knesset's first openly gay member, calling it a breakthrough in their efforts for greater recognition.

    When the Knesset reconvenes in November following its summer recess, Uzi Even, a Tel...

  • 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,...

  • Gaza/Bethlehem First—and Last?

    By Naomi Segal

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Reports of the death of a gradual Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire plan may be premature.

    A lot of evidence surfaced this week that the initial skepticism that greeted the "Gaza/Bethlehem First" plan was justified. But there were also facts to buttress the optimistic view that the...

  • Powell Visit Unsuccessful

    By Naomi Segal

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    By most any benchmark, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's Middle East peacemaking mission was far from successful.

    And if one uses what most observers consider the most important benchmark -- achieving an Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire -- then the mission was a distinct failure....

  • Wedding Hall Disaster

    By Naomi Segal

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Israel has set up a state commission of inquiry into building safety after 23 people were killed and hundreds injured when a wedding hall collapsed last week.

    The May 24 collapse at the Versailles wedding hall in Jerusalem's Talpiot neighborhood has spurred a public outcry over what...

  • Looking Right and Left

    By Naomi Segal

    March 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Prime Minister-elect Ariel Sharon was expected to present his new government for Knesset approval on Wednesday, after the fervently Orthodox Shas Party signed a coalition agreement that gives Sharon a parliamentary majority.

    Sharon has signed up several major and minor parties in the...

  • Careless Construction

    By Naomi Segal

    April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    An Israeli court has convicted five people in the collapse of a bridge at the Maccabiah Games in 1997 that left four Australian athletes dead and scores of others injured.

    Following a trial that lasted more than two years, at which more than 80 witnesses testified about the disaster...

  • History in the Making

    By Naomi Segal

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    By the time the transplant team approached Doris Ullendorf and Ken Gorfinkle, they had already talked about donating the organs of their first-born son.

    They knew that Ari, who until 48 hours before had been a perfectly healthy 16-month-old, was brain dead, killed by some mysterious...

  • Nation/World Briefs

    By Naomi Segal

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    From the beginning, there were clear indications of the kind of year that lay ahead.

    As the Days of Awe approached last September, President Clinton reached for a High Holidays prayer book and turned to the Yom Kippur liturgy in his search for the right words of contrition following...

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