This is how naive I am: I never understood why Primo Levi killed himself. I'd long admired and devoured the works of the Italian chemist who wrote of his experiences surviving the Holocaust. When he committed suicide in 1987, at the age of 67, I couldn't fathom it. Hadn't he survived...
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'Paradise' Golden; Weisz Blooms
The Golden Globe awards, often seen as a curtain raiser and preview of the Oscar ceremonies, picked a tense drama about two Palestinian suicide bombers as best foreign language film on Monday night, while shutting out Steven Spielberg's "Munich."...
May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Bush Expected to OK Palestinian Aid
President Bush is expected to sign legislation that gives $200 million in aid to support the Palestinians. On Monday, the Senate unanimously passed the supplemental spending bill, which provides aid to support the West Bank and Gaza Strip,...
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"People don't become suicide bombers for the fun of it, you know. They have grievances."
The statement should have come as no surprise, after all I had heard that day, but still, I was stunned. The speaker was one of two British journalists I'd spent the morning with in and around...
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December 20, 2001 | 7:00 pm
Trick or treat? That slightly out-of-season challenge reflects Israeli reaction to Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat's dramatic call on his people for "a complete stop to all armed activities, especially the suicide attacks."
Analysts noted that it was Arafat's strongest...
September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm
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On Jan. 12, 1995, Valerie Sobel's 19-year-old son, Andre, died of a brain tumor. Exactly one year later, her husband shot himself. His suicide note stated that he did not wish to live past his son's tombstone unveiling. Three months later, Sobel's mother died of a stroke.
August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm