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  • Iran pulling strings to create Mideast turmoil

    By Ehud Danoch

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    What do all the current threats facing the Middle East -- the Hamas takeover in the Gaza Strip, Hezbollah's bid for power in Lebanon, political turmoil in Iraq and imminent nu- clear weapons in the hands of a radical dictatorship -- all have in common? Answer: Iran.

    While these...

  • Briefs: Hamas kills off faux Mickey Mouse; Rabbi named to new British cabinet

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm


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    Hamas Kills Off Its 'Mickey Mouse'

    Hamas plans to replace the Mickey Mouse look-alike that was killed off in its controversial children's program.

    Reuters this week quoted producers at Hamas' Al-Aqsa Television as saying that Farfur, which drew international...
  • Combining fact and fiction confuses peace event

    By  Orit Arfa

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    On June 5, the 40th anniversary of the Six-Day War, two years after standing side-by-side with friends in Gush Katif in an attempt to ward off the evacuation of Gaza, I attended an Israeli-Palestinian peace event marking "40 years of war and occupation" at the Tel Aviv Cinemateque.
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  • Why ‘peace camps’ do not make peace

    By Judea Pearl

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Last week marked the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Six-Day War, and Israeli society took a hard look at this pivotal turning point in its history.

    Silver-haired generals, retired politicians, journalists and analysts were the week's favorites on Israeli TV programs, as they...
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  • Saudis breathe new life into diplomacy

    By Leslie Susser

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    For the first time in years, serious Israeli-Arab peace moves seem to be afoot. The key mover is Saudi Arabia, and the key document is a 2002 peace initiative that it sponsored.

    The Saudis have quietly been exchanging ideas with Israeli leaders on changes in the document that would...

  • What’s behind the Euro division on Palestinians’ Mecca pact?

    By Rina Bassist

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Mahmoud Abbas announced in Mecca that an agreement had been reached for a Palestinian unity government, Europe's united position toward the Palestinian Authority came apart at the seams.

    Paris strongly favored the agreement, while Berlin and Brussels remained cautious,...

  • Olmert-Rice-Abbas summit meets low expectations

    By Leslie Susser

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    No one expected this week's tripartite American-Israeli-Palestinian summit to make any startling breakthroughs. For days, spokesmen for U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas had been lowering...
  • Briefs: Palestinians riot near Jerusalem dig; Brandeis threatened with loss of donations

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Palestinians Riot Around Jerusalem

    Palestinians rioted at entry points to Jerusalem to protest a ban stemming from previous riots over an Old City dig. Police banned Palestinian males under age 50 from attending Friday prayer services at mosques on the Temple Mount, and extended a...

  • Briefs: Israel reviews Jerusalem dig; U.S. offers reward for Islamic Jihad leader

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Israel Reviews Jerusalem Dig

    Israel is pressing ahead with a controversial dig near the Temple Mount but will review plans to build at the site. The Jerusalem Municipality announced Monday that a plan to renovate a pedestrian walkway leading from the Temple Mount's Mughrabi Gate to...

  • A meaningful peace plan

    By Judea Pearl

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    While attending a Muslim American conference in Doha, Qatar, in 2005, an Arab leader asked me at the dinner table: "Tell me, why didn't Israelis accept the Saudi peace proposal of 2002? In fact, they did not even respond to it. Did it not offer them everything that they ever wished...
  • Former Israeli and Palestinian fighters push for peace—together

    By Peter L. Rothholz

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Two members of Combatants for Peace, a fledgling organization of some 250 former Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters, told a standing-room only audience at the Skirball Cultural Center Jan. 31 that there can be no military solution to the conflict between their two nations....
  • Bibi, Judea Pearl, Muslims and the Dennis

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Netanyahu

    Thank you for presenting Larry Derfner's candid perspective on perhaps the most shameful issue facing Israel: the treatment of Israeli Arabs ("Netanyahu Ranks High as Racist Demagogue," Jan. 19).

    Former Prime Minister Netanyahu's disdain for Israel's Arab citizens and...

  • Palestinian terror reaches Eilat

    By Dina Kraft

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Eilat generally has escaped the violence of the six-year Palestinian intifada, but even its remote setting couldn't forever insulate the Red Sea resort city from the region's tensions.

    A suicide bomber struck Monday morning at a small bakery in the usually serene city, killing three...

  • Palestinian remarks generate cheer and gloom

    By Judea Pearl

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Cheerful news reached us last week from Damascus. Hamas' political chief, Khaled Meshal, told Reuters in an interview on Jan. 10 that Israel is a "matter of fact," and that Hamas might consider recognizing Israel once a Palestinian state is established.

    Don't misjudge me. I am not...

  • Shoah Denial Conference: Damage Assessment

    By Judea Pearl

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    While world Jewry recovers from the shock of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Holocaust conference in Tehran, emotions are slowly giving way to analysis.

    Why is Ahmadinejad pursuing this foolish crusade against the Holocaust? After all, even he must know that the Holocaust...

  • The promise of ‘Peace in our Time’

    By Dan Gordon

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The Iraq Study Group on the face of it seems to be a well-meaning enough document put together buy a well-meaning enough group of elder statespersons.

    One of the Study Group's co-chairs, Lee Hamilton, is a good, decent and principled man. The other co-chair is James Baker, who is...

  • Dems win won’t hurt Israel but could impact Iran

    By Ron Kampeas

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The tone of the U.S.-Israel relationship remains the same whoever controls Congress, but Democratic pledges to stringently oversee the Iraq war could affect how the United States confronts Iran. Democrats won control of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate in Nov. 7...
  • Requirements for peace—NATO troops, action on Palestine

    By Bernard Avishai

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "How can Israeli soldiers fight a 10-year-old boy who wants to die? Or a teenager at the wheel of an exploding truck, smiling because he knows that in 10 seconds he will be in Heaven?
     
  • Al Qaeda urges Israel attacks; Israeli Arab lawmakers represent Hamas in court

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Al Qaeda Urges Israel Attacks
     
  • Salman Rushdie Q & A: there's a fascination with death among suicide bombers

    By Erich Follath

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Salman Rushdie, 59, has spent many years thinking and writing about terrorism. In this interview with political author Erich Follath, which appeared last month in Der Spiegel and is reprinted here with permission, Rushdie reflects on why apparently normal young men turn to terror,...
  • Letters to the Editor

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Bill Boyarsky

    Bill Boyarsky's article ("Needed: Rational Discussion," Aug. 18) was inaccurate and mean-spirited. He had the opportunity to dissent and speak up at the meeting of more than 400 attendees, but instead chose to vent to Journal readers who were not there and who could...

  • Can Artwork Mend Fences?

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Before the Beirut airport closed during Israel's recent war with Hezbollah, a shipment of pillows, shawls and jackets sewn by Palestinian women living in Beirut refugee camps was sent off to Los Angeles' Craft and Folk Art Museum.

    These objects, all exquisitely ornamented, were...

  • Letters to the Editor

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The Left

    Gary Wexler ("Left-Leaning Jewish Groups Out-of-Touch Now," Aug. 4) ought not to be surprised by the wrath of his former compatriots in last week's Letters to the Editor. It is the standard fury against an apostate.

    Instead, he is to be commended for doing what too few of...

  • Attacking Syria Would Ensure Cease-Fire in North

    By Michael B. Oren

    July 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Nearly 40 years ago, Israel and the Arab world fought a war that altered the course of Middle Eastern history. Now, as the region teeters on the brink of a new and potentially more violent cataclysm, it is important to revisit the lessons of the Six-Day War, a conflict that few...

  • ACLU Dispute Shows Tension Among Interfaith Friends

    By Marc Ballon

    July 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    As local pro-Israeli and pro-Arab groups hold ever larger and more heated demonstrations, relations among Los Angeles Muslim and Jewish groups threaten to go into a deep freeze. In one reflection of the changing climate, a longtime Jewish member of the American Civil Liberties Union...

  • NGOs Feel Sting of Hamas Ban

    By Uriel Heilman

    June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Nearly three months since Hamas took control of the Palestinian Authority, Western governments aren't the only ones trying to figure out how to deliver aid to the increasingly needy Palestinian population without inadvertently supporting its extremist government.

    Nongovernmental...

  • UCLA Jews, Muslims Alter Protest Tactics

    By Tom Tugend

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Like Moses upholding the Tablets of the Law, Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller stood on the steps of UCLA's Ackerman Union last week, his outstretched arms grasping a large, hand-lettered cardboard sign, which proclaimed:

    Peace for Israel
    Peace for Palestine
    Share the Hope

    Milling near...

  • Israel’s Teens Get Ironic ‘Inheritance’

    By Robert David Jaffee

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Inheriting the Holy Land: An American's Search for Hope in the Middle East," by Jennifer Miller (Ballantine Books, 2005).

    Amos Oz has explored the subject in novels. Amos Elon has penned essays about it. Politicians as varied as Abba Eban, Mahmoud Abbas, Bill Clinton and even Ariel...

  • 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.

    ...
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE:  Q&A with Moshe Arens

    By Karmel Melamed

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Following a career as Israel's ambassador to the United States in the 1980s and as Israeli defense minister in three separate governments, Moshe Arens left politics to serve as the chairman of the board of governors at the "College of Judea and Samaria," located in the West Bank city...

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