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  • Deadly act of terror leads to cease-fire

    JERUSALEM, June 5 (JTA) — The vicious minds that planned last Friday’s suicide bombing outside a Tel Aviv disco may have been too primitive — or too filled with hate — to understand the logic of counterproductivity. The bombing which ripped through the crowd of mainly Russian immigrant teen-agers gathered outside the Dolphin Club, killing…

  • NEWS ANALYSIS

    JERUSALEM, May 30 (JTA) — Lurching wildly from disaster to miraculous salvation to more death and mayhem, emotionally drained Israelis watched with little optimism this week as a new American peace envoy tried to offer hope in the eight-months-old violence with the Palestinians. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs William Burns, who shuttled…

  • NEWS ANALYSIS

    The Mitchell Commission report on ongoing Israeli-Palestinian violence appears to be widening cracks in Israel’s unity government, leading to speculation that the honeymoon between Ariel Sharon and Shimon Peres may be ending.

  • 2.00E+07

    The Mitchell Commission report on ongoing Israeli-Palestinian violence appears to be widening cracks in Israel’s unity government, leading to speculation that the honeymoon between Ariel Sharon and Shimon Peres may be ending.

  • Diplomatic contacts intensify toward cease-fire

    JERUSALEM, May 1 (JTA) – Many Israelis felt let down and even a bit embarrassed as Foreign Minister Shimon Peres spoke of a possible cease-fire during meetings in Washington and New York this week, while Palestinian violence continued to take its toll back home. On Tuesday, Israelis were shocked when Assaf Hershkovitz, a young father…

  • Israelis united against Palestinian violence

    JERUSALEM, April 4 (JTA) — Six months into the Palestinian uprising, Israeli doves and hawks are no longer arguing about the nation’s settlement policy. In fact, they are displaying a rare unity in the face of repeated Palestinian onslaughts. Palestinian attacks in recent days on two settlement enclaves left two Israeli babies among the victims…

  • Diplomatic contacts intensify toward cease-fire

    JERUSALEM, May 1 (JTA) – Many Israelis felt let down and even a bit embarrassed as Foreign Minister Shimon Peres spoke of a possible cease-fire during meetings in Washington and New York this week, while Palestinian violence continued to take its toll back home. On Tuesday, Israelis were shocked when Assaf Hershkovitz, a young father…

  • Israelis united against Palestinian violence

    JERUSALEM, April 3 (JTA) — Six months into the Palestinian uprising, Israeli doves and hawks are no longer arguing about the nation’s settlement policy. In fact, they are displaying a rare unity in the face of repeated Palestinian onslaughts. Palestinian attacks in recent days on two settlement enclaves left two 10-month old Israeli babies among…

  • Government depends on Sharon-Peres chemistry

    JERUSALEM, March 6 (JTA) – Ariel Sharon’s national unity government, which was to be sworn in Wednesday night, will rely on two key factors for stability and longevity. One is a close and harmonious relationship between Likud Prime Minister Sharon and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, the senior Labor Party minister in the Cabinet. The other…

  • 2.00E+07

    JERUSALEM, April 25 (JTA) – There was a flurry of Israeli- Palestinian diplomacy this week despite Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s repeated announcement that there would be “no talks under fire.” Amid numerous meetings between Israeli and Palestinian officials at various levels were reports that Israel is ready to consider a proposal for reviving Israeli-Palestinian negotiations….