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  • 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

  • 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

  • Jewish-Arab coexistence groups tested

    NEVE SHALOM, Israel, Oct. 24 (JTA) – In the playground outside the mixed Jewish-Arab school of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, Arabic and Hebrew weave together indistinguishably as children swing and seesaw during the late morning recess. But these days, even a school that symbolizes coexistence and is located at a unique community of 20 Jewish and…

  • Jewish-Arab coexistence groups tested

    NEVE SHALOM, Israel, Oct. 24 (JTA) – In the playground outside the mixed Jewish-Arab school of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, Arabic and Hebrew weave together indistinguishably as children swing and seesaw during the late morning recess. But these days, even a school that symbolizes coexistence and is located at a unique community of 20 Jewish and…

  • Israelis set aside bickering for now

    JERUSALEM, Oct. 16 (JTA) – Customers at an Israeli supermarket wince at photos of a Ramallah mob lynching two reserve soldiers who accidentally turned into the West Bank town. “They are barbarians and they hate us. That is the problem,” says Orit, a cashier. “Now there is nothing left to do, no chance for peace.”…

  • Israelis set aside bickering for now

    JERUSALEM, Oct. 16 (JTA) – Customers at an Israeli supermarket wince at photos of a Ramallah mob lynching two reserve soldiers who accidentally turned into the West Bank town. “They are barbarians and they hate us. That is the problem,” says Orit, a cashier. “Now there is nothing left to do, no chance for peace.”…

  • Israelis set aside bickering for now

    The horrific lynchings and the deadly violence have left Israel as it usually is during times of national crisis – briefly unified. People across the political spectrum are together if only in their disgust. During the Sukkot holiday, usually an upbeat t

  • Israelis set aside bickering for now

    JERUSALEM, Oct. 16 (JTA) – Customers at an Israeli supermarket wince at photos of a Ramallah mob lynching two reserve soldiers who accidentally turned into the West Bank town. “They are barbarians and they hate us. That is the problem,” says Orit, a cashier. “Now there is nothing left to do, no chance for peace.”…

  • Brutal murders strengthen Israel’s resolve

    JERUSALEM, Oct. 12 (JTA) — The brutal murder of three Israeli soldiers by a Palestinian mob in the West Bank has sickened Israelis and strengthened their government’s resolve to quell the ongoing unrest with whatever means are necessary. Prime Minister Ehud Barak decried what he called the “shocking and heinous lynching” of the reservists, whose…

  • Peace activists quiet during violence

    JERUSALEM, Oct. 8 (JTA) – Supporters of the Oslo peace process have, for seven years, persistently argued that there was no choice but to make peace with the Palestine Liberation Organization, Israel’s most bitter of enemies. As diplomacy raised and dashed hopes – and bus bombings and Palestinian riots terrified Israelis – the peace camp…