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  • Israelis choose the ‘lesser evil

    JERUSALEM, Feb. 6 (JTA) – For a day, at least, Revital Ovadia represented the average Israeli. A 25-year-old civil servant in the Interior Ministry, Ovadia didn’t like either of the two candidates in Israel’s election for prime minister Tuesday – but ultimately decided that Likud Party leader Ariel Sharon was the lesser of two evils….

  • Israelis choose the ‘lesser evil

    JERUSALEM, Feb. 6 (JTA) – For a day, at least, Revital Ovadia represented the average Israeli. A 25-year-old civil servant in the Interior Ministry, Ovadia didn’t like either of the two candidates in Israel’s election for prime minister Tuesday – but ultimately decided that Likud Party leader Ariel Sharon was the lesser of two evils….

  • Russian vote swinging back to Likud

    ASHDOD, Israel, Jan. 29 (JTA) – Several hundred Russian immigrants have packed into a gaudy seaside wedding hall in the port city of Ashdod to hear Ariel Sharon make his pitch for the premiership. They wait patiently in their seats for the Likud’s prime ministerial candidate, the subdued mood contrasting with the urgency of Israel’s…

  • Russian vote swinging back to Likud

    ASHDOD, Israel, Jan. 29 (JTA) – Several hundred Russian immigrants have packed into a gaudy seaside wedding hall in the port city of Ashdod to hear Ariel Sharon make his pitch for the premiership. They wait patiently in their seats for the Likud’s prime ministerial candidate, the subdued mood contrasting with the urgency of Israel’s…

  • Collaborators stuck between Israel, Palestinians

    JERUSALEM, Jan. 22 (JTA) – Younis Aweba dips into his pocket and unfolds an Arabic leaflet circulating through the West Bank, listing 14 wanted collaborators with Israel. He calmly points to his name – fifth from the top – on a piece of paper that is nothing less than his own death warrant. Even after…

  • Collaborators stuck between Israel, Palestinians

    Younis Aweba dips into his pocket and unfolds an Arabic leaflet circulating through the West Bank, listing 14 wanted collaborators with Israel. He calmly points to his name – fifth from the top – on a piece of paper that is nothing less than his own death

  • As elections approach, what makes Barak tick?

    As Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak plugs away toward a peace agreement, supporters and detractors alike are pondering his motives. Observers say Barak is driven by an excessive ambition to stake a place in Israeli history as the leader who negotiated ul

  • As elections approach, what makes Barak tick?

    As Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak plugs away toward a peace agreement, supporters and detractors alike are pondering his motives. Observers say Barak is driven by an excessive ambition to stake a place in Israeli history as the leader who negotiated ul

  • Birthright Backers: New ways needed to fund trips

    JERUSALEM, Jan. 4 (JTA) — Jewish communities must start thinking about new means of funding to sustain the Birthright Israel program, which sponsors free Israel trips for Jewish students, according to the philanthropists who have supported the trips until now. In 2004, the program will send 25,000 people to Israel, philanthropist Michael Steinhardt said at…

  • Right wing mobilizes against Barak deal

    JERUSALEM, Dec. 31 (JTA) — The symbolism of Shoshana Selavan’s T-shirt, splattered with red paint to look like blood, was obvious. Posing sullenly for the cameras, Selavan stood in front of dozens of protesters chanting slogans and blowing whistles across from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s office on a bright Sunday morning. A Hebrew slogan…