Israeli women’s tennis pro Shahar Peer has experienced some success at Indian Wells, but Israeli men’s pro Dudi Sela has yet to play on the hard courts. Both are scheduled to compete in the BNP Paribas Open, which began Monday and runs to Mar. 18.
Vice Premier Haim Ramon said last week that troops and police could be deployed as early as this week for a mass-removal of outposts erected in the West Bank without state approval. He indicated that the operation could be timed to coincide with President Bush's visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority .
Golda Meir may still hold a prominent place in the hearts of Israelis, but right now the most popular woman in Israel is a 20-year-old who swings a tennis racket for a living. Her name is Shahar Peer, and while she is only a private in the Israeli army, she is ranked 18 in the world on the pro tour.