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  • Egypt claims to find Israeli spy ring

    As it tries to broker an end to Palestinian factional fighting, Egypt also claims to have busted an Israeli spy ring. Like past Egyptian allegations of Israeli spying, is it merely a fabrication for domestic consumption?

  • Sex charges spark Israeli outrage

    Israelis who thought they had seen it all after the Lebanon war and a slew of government corruption scandals are agog now to find their president facing a rape indictment.

  • New army chief must learn from Lebanon

    The nomination this week of Maj.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi as the Israeli army’s next chief of staff shows the country’s desire to live down the failings of last summer’s war with Hezbollah while preparing to win the next showdown with the Lebanese terrorist gr

  • Halutz  another war casualty

    Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz made history by becoming the first chief of Israel’s armed forces to resign of his free will — and the reverberations could continue to impact the country’s future.

  • Olmert, in China, discusses Iran

    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert hopes his visit to Beijing can bolster bilateral ties — and convince the Chinese to take a stronger stand against Iran’s nuclear program.

  • Scandals threaten Olmert, shake Israelis

    Israelis are talking about the corruption and criminality that many believe have taken root among those closest to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and in national institutions.

  • Israel mixed on Saddam’s hanging

    While Saddam Hussein’s execution was deplored by Palestinians who long saw him as their champion, reactions in Israel were more mixed.

  • Israeli court backs ‘targeted killings

    In a long-awaited ruling on “targeted killings” of senior Palestinian terrorists, Israel’s High Court of Justice rejected civil-rights groups’ demands for a blanket ban, but urged security forces to be discriminating.

  • Orthodox to boycott El Al?

    El Al is scrambling to fend off a boycott threatened by fervently Orthodox customers angered by its apparent breach of religious law.

  • Bush, Rice bolster Abbas

    President Bush and other U.S. officials are doing all they can to bolster Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, but efforts to revive peace talks remain stalled as the Hamas-led government refuses to recognize Israel or give up terrorism.