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  • Letters

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Gaza Fight

    Imagine a person's agony when the doctors tell him that in order to save his life, he must amputate a limb. ("The Battle Over Gaza in America," June 17). Imagine the increased agony when a second group of doctors tells him that not only will amputation not help his...

  • Israel, Palestinians Coordinate Withdrawal

    By Leslie Susser

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon conceived the withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank as a unilateral step, but it's increasingly being coordinated by Israeli and Palestinian negotiators.

    The two sides are working on joint military plans to stop Palestinian terrorists...

  • Army Chief Doubts Survival of Israel

    By Leslie Susser

    June 9, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    It's not every day that Israel's No. 1 soldier expresses doubts about the country's long-term survival. But that was part of a bleak message from Lt. Gen. Moshe Ya'alon that has shaken the country's political establishment.

    In a wide-reaching, early June interview in the daily...

  • Ex-Israel President Weizman Dies at 80

    By Dan Baron

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    He was the ultimate Israeli high-flier, literally as well as metaphorically, shepherding and shaping the Jewish state through war and peace with a singular, sometimes mordant charm.
    And although Ezer Weizman, who died Sunday at 80, ended his public career tainted by scandal,...

  • Some Gaza Settlers Weigh Kibbutz Move

    By Dan Baron

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    For the settlers of the Gaza Strip, the left-leaning kibbutzim just over the border with Israel proper are, politically speaking, a world apart.

    But as Knesset ratification of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip looms, some Gaza settlers are exploring the...

  • Pullout Plan Sparks Clash on Legitimacy

    By Leslie Susser

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    As Prime Minister Ariel Sharon powers ahead with plans for disengagement from the Gaza Strip, charges are flying between proponents and naysayers determined to gain monopolies on legitimacy, each side accusing the other of trampling democratic norms.

    The settlers claim Sharon does...

  • Israel Distrusts Syria Peace Talks Proposal

    By Leslie Susser

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Under strong pressure from Washington to pull Syrian forces out of Lebanon and prevent cross-border terror against U.S. troops in neighboring Iraq, Syria's President Bashar Assad has again been talking about a readiness for peace with Israel.

    The Israeli establishment, however, is...

  • 5765

    By Rob Eshman

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Let's be honest: 5765, the year now stretched out before us, does not look promising.

    It begins as 100,000 Jews amassed last Saturday evening in the streets of Jerusalem to protest Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to pull 7,500 Jewish settlers out of the Gaza Strip and thousands...

  • Sharon Wins Big With Bush

    By Ron Kampeas

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    One historic concession deserves another. Just four months after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon -- the father of the settlement movement -- stunned Israelis by pledging to evacuate some settlements, he got his payback from President Bush, who reversed decades of U.S. policy by...

  • Signs of Thaw Seen in Israel-Europe Ties

    By Leslie Susser

    July 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    After years of mutual distrust and periodic acrimony, there are signs of a thaw in relations between Israel and Europe.

    As Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was feted in London this week, Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom pressed a new "friendship with Europe" initiative. Also, the European...

  • A Costly Win

    By Leslie Susser

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Since the start of Israel's election campaign last October, the flamboyant leader of the secular-rights Shinui Party had been promising a secular revolution in Israel.

    This week Yosef "Tommy" Lapid seemed to have a golden opportunity to fulfill his promises when Shinui -- which...

  • Terrorism Grows as Israeli Vote Issue

    By Leslie Susser

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    This week's suicide bombing in Tel Aviv has made terror even more of a central issue in Israel's upcoming election -- and highlighted the major parties' different prescriptions for ending the violence.

    For months, Amram Mitzna, the Labor Party's candidate in the elections, has...

  • Checks and Balances

    By Rob Eshman

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    I'm feeling a little used this week. Not have-to-take-a-shower used, but more like three-card-monte used.

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to Los Angeles two weeks ago and, in the name of Jewish unity, urged and inspired L.A. Jews to support Israel in this time...

  • Vengeance: It’s Part of Justice

    By Joshua Micah Marshall

    November 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Last month, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon touched off a brief war of words with the United States when he warned the West -- and particularly America -- not to forget the lessons of Munich 1939, when Europe's democracies appeased Hitler by sacrificing Czechoslovakia. But...

  • Solidarity Call

    By Tom Tugend

    July 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A proposal for a massive solidarity conference in Israel, attended by Jews worldwide, has been warmly welcomed by Israeli officials and American Jews.

    The advance solidarity campaign was launched June 25 with a full-page ad in the New York Times and drew responses from 3,500...