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  • Barak calls for unilateral West Bank withdrawal

    May 30, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Israel should consider a unilateral withdrawal from the West Bank if peace talks with the Palestinians fail.

    Palestinian officials and Israeli government coalition leaders slammed Barak’s remarks, which were made Wednesday morning during a...

  • Iraqis fret about security after US withdrawal

    October 21, 2011 | 4:22 pm

    Iraqis fretted about the ability of their armed forces to protect them from violence after U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday all U.S. troops would withdraw by the end of the year.

    Washington and Baghdad failed to agree on the issue of immunity for U.S. forces after months...

  • Michael Oren Picked to Be Israel’s Next US Ambassador

    By Rob Eshman

    May 4, 2009 | 2:22 am

    Why did Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu select Michael Oren as Israel’s next Ambassador to the United States?

    That’s a question many among Israel’s political and religious right are asking in the wake of the Princeton-educated historian’s appointment to the country’s most...

  • Post-Palin Depression

    By Marty Kaplan

    September 11, 2008 | 12:26 am

    A therapist I know -- OK, since you dragged it out of me, my therapist -- told me that I'd be astonished if I knew how many emergency calls she got the night that Sarah Palin gave her convention speech.

    Actually, I wasn't that surprised. Judging from the number of unnerved post-Palin...

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  • U.S. Needs Time Frame on Iraq Mission

    By Sen. Russ Feingold

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    It's been nearly two and a half years since the president gave a triumphant speech about

    Iraq before a banner declaring, "Mission Accomplished."

    But while he was right to celebrate the skill and bravery of the U.S. military forces that deposed Saddam Hussein, he was wrong about...

  • 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...

  • Gaza Settler Pullout Protest Draws 500

    By David Finnigan

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    More than 500 demonstrators, mostly Orthodox Jews, gathered in front of the Israeli consulate in Los Angeles last weekend to oppose Israel's planned, upcoming pullout of settlers from Gaza.

    The two-hour Sunday afternoon rally drew the largest gathering yet of several recent...

  • Analysis - Sharon’s Worries   Over Pullout Mount

    By Leslie Susser

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    With the planned Israeli withdrawal from Gaza less than three weeks away, right-wing leaders say they haven't yet given up hope of preventing it.

    According to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), about 2,000 right-wingers have managed to pass through the army cordon around Gaza, and...

  • There’s No Place for Ugly Words on Gaza

    By Joseph Aaron

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The withdrawal of Israeli settlements and settlers from the Gaza Strip will dominate the Jewish summer.

    Now, you can think that's a good idea or a bad one, be for it or against it. All that's fine and in the best tradition of Judaism. What is not fine and what is desecrating Judaism...

  • Q & A With Daniel Ayalon

    By Howard Blume

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The mid-August Israeli pullout from Gaza is fraught with risks and unknowns, but the Israeli government remains committed to "unilateral disengagement," says Daniel Ayalon, Israel's ambassador to the United States. Ayalon spoke with The Journal about the reasons for disengagement, a...

  • Israel, Palestinians Coordinate Withdrawal

    By Leslie Susser

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon conceived the withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank as a unilateral step, but it's increasingly being coordinated by Israeli and Palestinian negotiators.

    The two sides are working on joint military plans to stop Palestinian terrorists...

  • Israelis Still Divided on Lebanon Move

    By Leslie Susser

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Five years after Israel completed its withdrawal from Lebanon, the jury is still out on whether then-Prime Minister Ehud Barak made the right strategic choice in pulling back troops without an agreement with Lebanon and Syria.

    Despite the pullback, border tensions still flare up...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Sharansky Quits Cabinet

    Forever the rebel with a cause, Soviet-refusenik-turned-democracy-proponent Natan Sharansky has left the Israeli government rather than take part in the withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.

    Sharansky tendered his resignation as Diaspora affairs minister...

  • AIPAC Packs Punch Despite Fed Probe

    By Howard Blume

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    It was a balmy spring evening, and the Jewish elite of Los Angeles had gathered in Beverly Hills to hear two U.S. senators provide a top-level briefing on Israel and the Middle East. The dinner at the Beverly Hilton was hosted by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee...

  • Israel Skeptical of Abbas Moves

    By Leslie Susser

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    The appointment of new commanders to lead a reformed Palestinian Authority security force would seem to be a step toward meeting one of the Palestinian Authority’s key obligations under the “road map” peace plan.
    Yet far from winning plaudits for P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas,...

  • Jews Try to Sell Withdrawal Plan to Jews

    By Ron Kampeas

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    The hardest sell for American Jewish groups signed on to promote Israel's planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip might be other Jews.

    Many of the major Jewish religious streams, lobbying groups and civil rights groups are encouraging the Bush administration, lawmakers and...

  • Pullout Plan Faces Budget Vote Hurdle

    By Leslie Susser

    March 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    As plans for Israel's withdrawal from Gaza and part of the West Bank intensify, its opponents are banking on one last throw of the parliamentary dice: Knesset rejection of the 2005 state budget.

    If the budget is not passed by March 31, the government will fall, there will be...

  • Sharon Wins Key Likud Party Vote

    By Leslie Susser

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    After a string of embarrassing defeats in his own party, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's victory in the election of key Likud officers raises the chances that he will be able to broaden his government and push through a promised withdrawal from the West Bank and Gaza Strip -- though...

  • Sharon’s Knesset Win Could Be a Loss

    By Leslie Susser

    October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Tuesday, Oct. 26 may well go down as one of the more important, and bizarre, dates in the annals of Israeli politics.

    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon won a resounding victory in the Knesset for his plan to withdraw from the Gaza Strip and part of the West Bank, but the vote ended with...

  • Claim to Gaza

    By Morton A. Klein

    October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In the debate over a possible Israeli withdrawal from Gaza -- 80 percent of which was already surrendered by Israel in 1994 according to the Gaza-Jericho First policy -- little has been said about Gaza's Jewish roots. Media reports typically depict Gaza as an Arab territory to...

  • Claim to Gaza

    By Morton A. Klein

    October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In the debate over a possible Israeli withdrawal from Gaza -- 80 percent of which was already surrendered by Israel in 1994 according to the Gaza-Jericho First policy -- little has been said about Gaza's Jewish roots. Media reports typically depict Gaza as an Arab territory to...

  • Claim to Gaza

    By Morton A. Klein

    October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In the debate over a possible Israeli withdrawal from Gaza -- 80 percent of which was already surrendered by Israel in 1994 according to the Gaza-Jericho First policy -- little has been said about Gaza's Jewish roots. Media reports typically depict Gaza as an Arab territory to...

  • Settlers Threaten to Resist Withdrawal

    By Leslie Susser

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon faces a new obstacle to his plan to evacuate settlements in the Gaza Strip and West Bank: right-wing rabbis who have ruled that dismantling settlements contravenes Jewish law. The rabbis are calling on soldiers to disobey orders and on settlers to forcibly...

  • Sharon Plan Lacks Details on Pullout

    By Ron Kampeas

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Now that Ariel Sharon has persuaded just about everyone -- the Bush administration, its European and Arab allies and Sharon's own contentious Cabinet -- that it's time for Israel to leave the Gaza Strip, he needs to fill in the details.

    But the devil often lies in those details,...

  • Sharon Battles for Pullout Plan

    By Leslie Susser

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Facing a crucial Cabinet vote next week on his amended disengagement plan from the Palestinians, Ariel Sharon is facing as much pressure as he ever did as a general on the battlefield.

    On the international front, the Israeli prime minister has weathered scathing criticism of Israel's...

  • Angelenos Lobby for Israel in D.C.

    By Gaby Wenig

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "You have tears in your eyes at one moment; you are angry the next -- the emotional swing is enormous," said Michael Tuchin, a Los Angeles lawyer who was in Washington, D.C., this week for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual conference. "It is an unmatched...

  • Europe Pushes Palestinian Interests

    By Leslie Susser

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    After what it sees as President Bush's tilt toward Israel, the European Union is indicating that it wants to play a larger role in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict -- with an eye toward promoting Palestinian interests.

    In a series of under-reported statements after Bush's...

  • The Drawbacks of the Proposed Pullback

    By Dr. Nadav Morag

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The targeted killing of Hamas founder Ahmad Yassin and the "open season" that Israel has declared against Hamas leaders and those of other Palestinian terrorist organizations must be viewed as part of a larger Israeli policy designed to achieve a number of objectives.

    One of the...

  • Will Sheik’s Assassination Bring Stability?

    By Leslie Susser

    March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    No one believes Israel is a safer place just after the assassination of Sheik Ahmad Yassin, leader of the terrorist group Hamas.

    The question is whether the assassination and continued Israeli pressure on Hamas will contribute to stability over time.

    In targeting Yassin, Israeli...

  • Gaza Withdrawal Rewards Terrorism

    By Morton A. Klein

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Should Israel withdraw from Gaza, as some are proposing?

    First, consider the impact of a Gaza withdrawal on the international war against terrorism. After three years of nonstop Palestinian Arab terrorism, in which nearly 1,000 Israelis -- and 41 Americans -- have been murdered, to...

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