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  • Iron Dome battery deployed to central Israel

    August 21, 2013 | 9:08 am

    An Iron Dome anti-missile system battery was deployed to central Israel.

    The battery was moved to the Sharon region north of Tel Aviv for the first time, according to the Israel Defense Forces. The region, which includes Netanya and Hadera, is believed to be within range of...

  • Israel observes Memorial Day with siren, ceremonies

    April 15, 2013 | 7:40 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during a national memorial ceremony for Israel's fallen soldiers that no one will succeed in destroying Israel.

    "Since the birth of the State of Israel, many have tried to destroy it. They will never succeed. The IDF is stronger than...

  • Sharon marks five years in coma

    January 4, 2011 | 10:12 am

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon remains in a coma five years after suffering a massive stroke.

    There were no official events Tuesday to mark the five-year anniversary of the stroke, which ended Sharon’s political career. But he was briefly remembered Monday at a Likud Party briefing and in a column written by former colleague Tzachi Hanegbi in The Jerusalem Post.

    Sharon remains hospitalized at the Sheba Medical Center of Tel Hashomer Hospital in Tel Aviv. He has returned home for weekend visits, according to reports.

  • Ariel Sharon moved to ranch first time since coma

    November 12, 2010 | 8:29 am

    Ariel Sharon was moved to his ranch for the first time since he fell into a coma in January 2006.

    The former Israeli prime minister will spend the weekend at the ranch in the Negev desert, aides said of his move Friday.

    Next week, he will return to the Tel Aviv hospital where he...

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  • Northern Israel needs investment to bolster it—- security and development are linked

    August 14, 2008 | 12:04 am

    The graffiti on the Galilean bomb shelter that greeted Prime Minister Ehud Olmert wasted no words: "Wake up Sharon, Olmert's in a coma."

    Watching Olmert tour upgraded and refurbished bomb shelters in the north after the release of the Winograd Report last spring prompted jokes in...

  • Ehud Olmert: A political time line

    August 2, 2008 | 12:56 am

    NEW YORK (JTA)—The following is a time line of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s political career:

    Sept. 30, 1945 Born to Bella and Mordechai Olmert in Binyamina, near Haifa.

    November 1963-1971 Begins military service in the Golani Brigade, but hand and feet injuries that predate his...

  • Holy Moly! Robertson Apologizes

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The Rev. Pat Robertson has long preached as though God is on his side -- including when he recently cast the stroke suffered by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as God's punishment for "dividing" the Holy Land by pulling Israel out of Gaza.

    But last week, Robertson apparently...

  • Clear Ideological Focus Marks Olmert

    By Leslie Susser

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Ehud Olmert, who took over as acting Israeli prime minister following Ariel Sharon's debilitating stroke, is a career politician with a clear ideological focus. If he becomes prime minister in his own right, Olmert can be expected to carry on peacemaking efforts with the Palestinians...

  • AFTER SHARON

    By Gidi Grinstein

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    History will note the premiership of Ariel Sharon as the pivotal moment when Israel decided that ending control over the Palestinians was in its own, crucial interest. And it was the time that Israel took dramatic unilateral action to pursue that course. Disengagement, defeating...

  • Not All Wish Sharon Well

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Words of concern and sympathy poured in from all over the world after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a major stroke. Especially striking were supportive comments from quarters that had once cast Sharon as an inflexible hawk -- or even a war criminal -- but who now gave...

  • Israeli Government Gets on With It

    By Dan Baron

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Israel is resigning itself to politics without Ariel Sharon.

    Shock gripped the Jewish state last week when Sharon was hospitalized with a massive stroke, turning to fears for the worst when he underwent repeated surgery.

    Doctors said it could take time to ascertain whether Sharon...

  • Port Town Harbors ‘Oasis of Judaism’

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The captivating simplicity of Onset, Mass., sneaks up on you. In this quaint harbor town, the main activity is perhaps taking walks to the harbor to watch the boats sail and the sun glisten on the water. Therein lies its charm, as well as a hidden jewel of a shul near the bridge at...

  • The Disengagement Summer

    By Barbara Opall-Rome

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The column of armored SUVs waited, engines humming, as a phalanx of bodyguards ushered Prime Minister Ariel Sharon into the third truck from the end. As the convoy cleared the main gate of the Israeli government head's residence, a set of decoy vehicles turned north, toward...

  • Center Court

    By Rob Eshman

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    At the Mercedes-Benz Cup doubles final last Sunday at UCLA, the clumps of Israelis in the grandstands waved their blue-and-white flags between points and yelled out encouragement in Hebrew. They were cheering on the team of Yoni Erlich and Andy Ram, who had reached the finals by...

  • Israel Is Smaller in Size But Stronger in Spirit

    By Uri Dromi

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The withdrawal from Gaza, scheduled to begin in mid-August, is one of the most important events in the history of the State of Israel. It will determine whether Israel can continue to be a Jewish and democratic state.

    In an Alert Paper published in June 2003 by the Jewish People...

  • Turmoil Grows as Withdrawal Nears

    By Leslie Susser

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    With Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip scheduled to begin on Aug. 15, escalating right-wing and settler protests threaten to plunge the country into anarchy and could provoke a strong anti-settler backlash.

    Protesters last week blocked major highways, poured oil and scattered...

  • Israel Foresees Pullout Headaches

    By Leslie Susser

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    On the face of it, nothing illustrates Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's political odyssey from settlement builder to settlement dismantler better than a recently published report on West Bank outposts.

    The report details how government ministers and officials broke the law and...

  • Making 2005 a Year of Peace in Israel

    By Leslie Susser

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon predicts 2005 will be the year of peace -- and Israelis, Palestinians and key members of the international community are taking steps to make it happen.

    In a keynote speech last week at the Herzliya Conference on Israel's National Security, Sharon...

  • Groundwork Laid to Evacuate Gaza

    By Gil Sedan

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Despite political hurdles, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is forging ahead with his Gaza disengagement plan, giving various government agencies the green light to prepare for the evacuation of settlers -- using both carrots and sticks.

    Even as Israeli police begin laying the...

  • Sharon Defuses Settlement Crisis

    By Leslie Susser

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    For a day or two in early August, Israel and the United States seemed to be heading for a showdown neither side wanted.

    Quick action by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon managed to avert a looming crisis over Israeli building in the West Bank, but the tension could resume as...

  • Community Briefs

    March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Hollywood Welcomes Israel Foreign Minister

    Israel Foreign Affairs Minister Silvan Shalom met with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a bevy of high-powered Hollywood stars, an achievement granted few foreign dignitaries, during a three-day visit to Los Angeles.

    During the 45-minute...

  • Sharon, Abbas Court White House

    By Leslie Susser

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    As the fragile Israeli-Palestinian peace process inches forward, leaders of both sides are looking to upcoming audiences with President Bush to exert pressure on the other and give the "road map" peace plan some momentum.

    Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his Palestinian...

  • Sharon’s Dilemma: Which Peace Move?

    By Leslie Susser

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It has become a familiar equation: Hope for progress toward peace leads not to a drop in Palestinian terror attacks but to their acceleration. Throughout the 1990s, Palestinian terrorists often tried to sabotage the peace process by stepping up their attacks whenever progress seemed...

  • ‘Map’ Puts Pressure on Bush and Sharon

    By James D. Besser

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    With a new Palestinian government almost ready to roll, the Bush administration may be in the uncomfortable position of getting exactly what it asked for.

    But that's nothing compared to the potential conflicts facing Israeli Prime Minster Ariel Sharon, who now may have to make the...

  • Peace ‘Map’ Faces Rough Road Ahead

    By Leslie Susser

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    As soon as the dust settles in Baghdad, President Bush and his good friend, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, could be heading for a showdown.

    The looming bone of contention is the "road map" toward Israeli-Palestinian peace prepared by the diplomatic quartet of the United...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Ramon Memorial Service Held

    A state memorial service for Israel's first astronaut was held at an air force base near Ben-Gurion Airport. A plane carrying Col. Ilan Ramon's remains from the United States landed Monday and was taken to the base for the ceremony. Israeli President...

  • Extra Israel Aid:  No Slam Dunk

    By James D. Besser

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Republican leaders on Capitol Hill say they can't wait to prove their friendship for Israel. They'll get their chance when the new Congress convenes in January, but some may wish they could take a pass.

    The test will come when lawmakers take up a huge new aid request Israeli...

  • Kenya Attacks Blur Lines of Terrorism

    By Matthew E. Berger

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The attacks on Israeli targets in Kenya are not expected to divert the United States from a possible war with Iraq -- or change U.S. limits on Israel's response to Palestinian terror. One immediate effect of the Nov. 28 attacks, thought to be the work of Al Qaeda, may be a subtle...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Committee Wants Inspection of Western Wall

    A U.N. group offered to inspect a portion of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem that could soon collapse. It is unclear whether Israel will accept the offer from the group, which is affiliated with UNESCO. In a letter to Israeli Prime...

  • Labor Looks for Leadership

    By Leslie Susser

    May 23, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    As the Israeli Government plays its coalition shuffle, the Israeli Left searches for a direction.

    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon stood behind his decision Wednesday to fire four Cabinet ministers from the fervently Orthodox Shas Party for failing to support the government's emergency...

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