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  • Bush, Sharon to discuss Arafat

    The future of Yasser Arafat, or of the Middle East without him, is shaping up as the key agenda item when Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon meets President Bush in Washington next week.

  • What next in the Mideast?

    All-out war — or a return to peacemaking. Both of those options seemed closer this week as Israel and the Palestinians intensified their 16-month armed struggle, while would-be negotiators intensified efforts to resurrect peace talks.

  • Peace plan shakes coalition

    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon´s highwire act was exposed in all its fragility this week by revelations of a new peace plan devised by Shimon Peres and the speaker of the Palestinian Parliament.

  • Israelis consider life after Arafat

    For the first time, Israeli political debate is focusing openly on the prospect of life after Yasser Arafat.

  • Israelis pleased with Powell speech

    Israeli officials generally are pleased with U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell´s long-awaited address on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which appeared to come down harder on the Palestinians than on Israel.

  • Rabbi Shach, giant of fervently Orthodox Jewry, dies

    Rabbi Eliezer Menachem Shach, leader of the non-Chasidic branch of fervently Orthodox Jewry, has died in Israel.

  • Rabbi Shach, giant of fervently Orthodox Jewry, dies

    Rabbi Eliezer Menachem Shach, leader of the non-Chasidic branch of fervently Orthodox Jewry, has died in Israel.

  • Rabbi Shach, giant of fervently Orthodox Jewry, dies

    Rabbi Eliezer Menachem Shach, leader of the non-Chasidic branch of fervently Orthodox Jewry, has died in Israel.

  • Rabbi Shach, giant of fervently Orthodox Jewry, dies

    Rabbi Eliezer Menachem Shach, leader of the non-Chasidic branch of fervently Orthodox Jewry, has died in Israel.

  • Rabbi Shach, giant of fervently Orthodox Jewry, dies

    Rabbi Eliezer Menachem Shach, leader of the non-Chasidic branch of fervently Orthodox Jewry, has died in Israel.