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  • Bishara quits from abroad

    Israeli Arab lawmaker Azmi Bishara has abruptly ended a parliamentary career built on denouncing the Jewish state from enemy capitals and then dodging charges of sedition at home.

  • Gates visit reflects strong ties

    U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ visit to Israel demonstrates the strength of bilateral strategic ties in the face of Iran’s nuclear program and mounting speculation that Syria may take up arms against the Jewish state.

  • Botched hit stirs up Labor primary

    Ahead of the Labor primary, a candidate is accused of spilling secrets for political gain by airing his account of a decade-old botched assassination.

  • Olmert eyeing the big picture

    As Ehud Olmert held another round of anti-climactic talks with the Palestinians, the Israeli prime minister was signaling he wanted to engage in big-picture diplomacy with the Arab League.

  • Did Egypt abuse Israeli POWs?

    Former Israeli prisoners of war are recounting what Egyptian soldiers did to them in the 1973 Yom Kippur War, telling their stories in response to a flurry of atrocity allegations from Egypt.

  • Lebanon war named

    After months of equivocation, Israel has formally recognized last year’s conflict with Hezbollah as a war and given it a name – the “Second Lebanon War.”

  • P.A. installs unity government

    The Palestinians’ national unity government installed this weekend may well achieve its immediate aim of healing factional rifts between Hamas and Fatah, but whether it can break up the international isolation of the Palestinian Authority remains unclear.

  • Abbas Olmert summit produces little

    Another Israeli-Palestinian peace summit has come and gone with little to show, though an unconfirmed report indicated hope for the release of a kidnapped Israeli soldier.

  • Israel stirs Eurovision controversy

    Israel’s entry for Eurovision has triggered controversy for lyrics that seem to touch on the most combustible of current crises – Iran’s nuclear program.

  • P.A. deal meets lukewarm response

    While Palestinians danced in the streets at the news of the unity agreement between the governing Hamas and rival Fatah movements, Israel and mediator nations were less enthusiastic.