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  • Netanyahu halts security barrier between Jerusalem neighborhoods

    October 19, 2015 | 2:45 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stopped the erecting of a concrete barrier between a Jewish and an Arab neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem.

    On Monday, Netanyahu reportedly called for a stop to the security barrier of portable concrete slabs between the Arab neighborhood...

  • Fence in Jerusalem May Face Barriers

    By Leslie Susser

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A year after the U.N.-affiliated International Court of Justice at The Hague ruled that Israel's West Bank security barrier was illegal, controversy over the section in and around Jerusalem could spark new international pressure on the Jewish state to change the fence route or stop...

  • Europe Held Key in U.N. Fence Ruling

    By Rachel Pomerance

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When it comes to action at the United Nations, Europe -- considered by many observers to be the organization's moral bellwether -- often decides the course.

    That was the case again this week as the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution demanding that Israel comply...

  • U.N. Failing in Conflict-Resolution Role

    By James D. Besser

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In Indiana in the 1960s, billboards proclaimed a central message of the John Birch Society: "U.S. Out of the U.N."

    The United Nations, the right-wing crusaders believed, was part of a communist plot to undermine our sovereignty. Soon, Americans would be slaves to the puppet masters...

  • Is There a Hole in the Fence Plan?

    By Leslie Susser

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The burnt-out hulk of an Israeli bus destroyed by a Palestinian suicide bomber had just arrived at The Hague on Sunday, when a second bus was blown up at a busy intersection in Jerusalem.

    The first bus -- the remains of a Palestinian bomber's work in Jerusalem on Jan. 29 -- was...

  • Bombing Hits Close to Home for Group

    By Michael S. Arnold

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Lt. Gen. Moshe Ya'alon was describing the Palestinian Authority's strategy of terrorism, when a small commotion erupted in the corner of the room.

    One of Ya'alon's aides swiftly scribbled a note and passed it to the Israeli army chief of staff, who hardly skipped a beat in his...

  • Hague Protest Mideast Conflict

    By Toby Axelrod

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Holland turned into a staging ground for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict this week, as demonstrators converged on The Hague to talk about Israel's security barrier and Palestinian terrorism.

    As the International Court of Justice held hearings on the West Bank security fence,...

  • U.S. Should Support Right to Build Fence

    By Rep. Henry Waxman

    February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Attacks on Israel are escalating again. With another deadly suicide bombing in the heart of Jerusalem, the race to thwart the infiltration of terrorists is up against yet another rush: to condemn Israel at the United Nations.

    This time, the forum is the United Nations' International...

  • Israel Prepares for Fence Court Case

    By Leslie Susser

    February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Israel claims that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has no jurisdiction to rule on the West Bank security barrier, but at the same time, the government is preparing detailed legal, security and diplomatic arguments and an intensive public relations campaign.

    The government...

  • Local Dems Query Candidate Clark

    By Tom Tugend

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Some 20 people filtered into a Beverly Hills home last week to check out the credentials of Gen. Wesley K. Clark during a nationwide conference call with the Democratic presidential candidate.

    "I came to window-shop," said Muriel Waterman, a clinical social worker.

    The gathering at...

  • Hello, I Must Be Going

    By Luis Lainer

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    There is something Marxist about Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's pledge to "disengage" Israel from the Palestinians through the completion of a security barrier and the evacuation of a few settlements. Just like Groucho Marx, Sharon is declaring his intention to leave and stay...

  • Hamas Returns to Terror in Gaza

    By Dan Baron

    January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In dying, Reem al-Reyashi dealt a double blow: to Israelis who hoped Hamas had decided to show restraint and to fellow Palestinians quietly earning a living in one of the few places where Israeli-Palestinian cooperation still thrives.

    Reyashi, a 22-year-old mother of two and the...

  • Controversy Erupts in Shooting at Fence

    By Dan Baron

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Talk about trading places. Last month, Gil Na'amati finished his three-year stint of compulsory military service after serving in Israel's artillery corps and spending time operating in the West Bank. Now the 22-year-old kibbutznik is the poster boy for Palestinian grievances against...

  • Olmert Withdrawal Plan Stirs Up Israel

    By Leslie Susser

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In a single passionate interview recently, Ehud Olmert, Israel's deputy prime minister, managed to do what most politicians only dream about -- recast a nation's political and diplomatic agenda.

    Although Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has been talking vaguely about "unilateral steps,"...

  • Peace Petition GetsWolfowitz’s Support

    By Ron Kampeas

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    A grass-roots petition for Israeli-Palestinian peace, chugging along slowly for months, took off last week when a powerful and surprising name was attached to it.

    Paul Wolfowitz, the U.S. deputy secretary of defense who is a close adviser to President Bush, voiced strong support for...

  • Israel Urged to Complete Security Fence

    By Leslie Susser

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    With Israel and the Palestinians seemingly on the brink of a new round of terrorism and response, calls for the speedy completion of the barrier between Israel and the West Bank are growing.

    Recent Palestinian attacks in Jerusalem and central Israel, along with Israel's targeted...