That's the good news.
On the other side of the equation, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is...
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Aides of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he is scheduled to meet Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak next week at the Red Sea port of Sharm el-Sheik. Mubarak has played a key mediating role in efforts to retrieve Cpl. Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier held...
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A funny thing is happening on Israel's way into Lebanon: Its war with Hezbollah is converging politically with the civil war now convulsing Iraq.
In Baghdad, tens of thousands of Shiite marchers swore allegiance last week to their Hezbollah co-religionists; some even pledged their...
July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm
More than two weeks into the war in Lebanon, there is a growing consensus that one of the chief casualties will be Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's plan for a unilateral Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank.
Pundits on the right and left argue that the war in Lebanon and fighting...
July 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Nearly 40 years ago, Israel and the Arab world fought a war that altered the course of Middle Eastern history. Now, as the region teeters on the brink of a new and potentially more violent cataclysm, it is important to revisit the lessons of the Six-Day War, a conflict that few...
April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 15
The bread don’t rise, but spirits may. Two events tonight focus on Passover through music and comedy. Celebrate Chol Hamoed Pesach at Stephen S. Wise Temple with this evening’s “Let My People Sing” series event, “Tears, Laughter and Spirit.” Comedian Joel...
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Syria's President Bashar Assad is proving to be as stubborn a character as his father.
But where Assad senior showed his obduracy by refusing to make concessions for peace, the younger Assad shows his by continually pushing for peace talks -- or at least saying he wants them....
September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm
The notion of an Israeli-Syrian alliance against terror may strike some as ludicrous, but after the killing of a Hamas mastermind this week in Damascus, that idea is gaining traction.
Hamas called Sunday's killing of Izzadin Sheik Khalil a "despicable crime" and blamed it on the...
September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Under strong pressure from Washington to pull Syrian forces out of Lebanon and prevent cross-border terror against U.S. troops in neighboring Iraq, Syria's President Bashar Assad has again been talking about a readiness for peace with Israel.
The Israeli establishment, however, is...
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Syrians Struggle at U.N.
A Syrian-led draft resolution condemning Israel is not getting support at the U.N. Security Council. Syria has been unable to convince Security Council members to vote on the resolution. Introduced Sunday, it criticizes Israel's attack that morning on a...
September 25, 2003 | 8:01 pm
"A Fistful of Lentils" by Jennifer Felicia Abadi (Harvard Common Press, 2002).
Reading "A Fistful of Lentils" is like wandering through a family album. Instead of food photos you find dozens of family portraits, touching stories and the fascinating history of a rich and unique...
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