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  • Sharon betting on shift to right

    Israel should forget about a permanent deal with the Palestinians and focus on a long-term interim agreement, Likud Party chairman Ariel Sharon said at a conference in Herzliya. Sharon, the Likud’s candidate for prime minister in Feb. 6 elections, used th

  • Sharon betting on shift to right

    Israel should forget about a permanent deal with the Palestinians and focus on a long-term interim agreement, Likud Party chairman Ariel Sharon said at a conference in Herzliya. Sharon, the Likud’s candidate for prime minister in Feb. 6 elections, used th

  • What happened to Barak’s social ‘revolution’?

    JERUSALEM, Dec. 19 (JTA) – When Tsahala Gelfand was brutally strangled to death by her husband last week, Israelis were reminded of a grim domestic issue that has been overshadowed by the crisis with the Palestinians. But even though the third wife-killing in a week – and the 16th this year – sparked a debate…

  • Israelis disgusted by their politics

    Jerusalem residents use the same words: Disappointment. Despair. Disgust. Confidence in their political system has never been terribly high, but recent events appear to have sent it to a new low. Barak’s decision to resign and call elections will spare th

  • Israelis disgusted by their politics

    Jerusalem residents use the same words: Disappointment. Despair. Disgust. Confidence in their political system has never been terribly high, but recent events appear to have sent it to a new low. Barak’s decision to resign and call elections will spare th

  • Is Israel using ‘excessive force’?

    An Israeli human rights group blames Palestinians for not keeping children away from violent flashpoints and supports the right of Israeli soldiers to shoot to kill any armed Palestinian firing at them. Nevertheless, it also critcizes Israel for never hav

  • Is Israel using ‘excessive force’?

    An Israeli human rights group blames Palestinians for not keeping children away from violent flashpoints and supports the right of Israeli soldiers to shoot to kill any armed Palestinian firing at them. Nevertheless, it also criticizes Israel for never ha

  • Israeli commander describes ‘complicated’ war

    JERUSALEM, Nov. 28 (JTA) – During these past two months of Israeli-Palestinian violence, Col. Gal Hirsch has lived his life from shooting to shooting, riot to riot, day into night into day again, without more than two hours of sleep in any given day. As commander of the Binyamin Brigade, Hirsch has controlled Israeli military…

  • Violence harms Israeli economy

    JERUSALEM, Nov. 6 (JTA) — With images of violence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip flashing across television screens around the world, it did not take long for Israel’s tourism industry to start feeling the pinch. Hotel occupancy has plummeted at lightning speed, Ben-Gurion Airport is deserted and taxi drivers and tour guides have…

  • Israelis live in line of fire

    In the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo, the target of Palestinian gunmen from a nearby village, life goes on as normally as possible. Israelis here make every attempt to continue with their daily lives as the conflict rages in their backyards. “Pe