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  • Yes, I can

    By David Suissa

    November 6, 2008 | 1:37 am

    Now that the election season is over, I want to share a personal revelation that I think can help bring Obama voters and McCain voters closer together. But first, a
    little background.

    I've always loved a good conversation, especially with people whose views are different from mine....
  • Shinui Weighs in on Releasing Prisoners

    By Leslie Susser

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Even after Shinui became the third-largest party in Israel in last January's Knesset elections, shrewd political observers tended to dismiss its electoral success as a flash in the pan.

    Not anymore. After months of being derided as a passing fad with little substance, Shinui, whose...

  • The Challenge of Pluralism in Israel

    By Julie G Fax

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Until the American youth with the long hair and the kippah showed up in his high school in 10th grade, Ehud Bandel believed what most Israeli's believed: You were either Orthodox or you were secular. The jarring embodiment of a liberal, religious Jew was enough to change Bandel's...

  • 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...

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  • Challenge Begins for Shinui

    By Leslie Susser

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    After Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the biggest winner in Israel's election would appear to be Yosef "Tommy" Lapid, head of the staunchly secular Shinui Party. In just its second election, Shinui more than doubled its strength Tuesday, jumping from six to 15 Knesset seats to become...

  • The Party Line

    By Gil Sedan

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Nearly 30 political parties are vying in Israel's Jan. 28 general elections.

    According to the latest polls, about 15 parties stand a chance of getting at least 1.5 percent of the vote, the threshold for getting at least one of the Knesset's 120 seats.

    Following is a guide to the...

  • The Shinui Stance

    By Eric Silver

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Tommy Lapid, who has made a second career hammering the ultra-Orthodox, says he didn't go into Israeli politics in order to become a government minister. But the outspoken, 71-year-old veteran journalist is suddenly warming to the prospect.

    With elections less than one week away,...

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