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  • Israel’s peace camp in disarray

    The public bloodletting that the Labor Party presented to the Israeli public this week has exposed the depth of disarray on the Israeli left following Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s massive defeat at the polls.

  • Israel’s peace camp in disarray

    The public bloodletting that the Labor Party presented to the Israeli public this week has exposed the depth of disarray on the Israeli left following Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s massive defeat at the polls.

  • Barak’s second resignation paves way for unity

    JERUSALEM, Feb. 21 (JTA) – Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s second resignation appears to be his final zigzag – at least for the foreseeable future. Two weeks after his whopping electoral defeat at the hands of Likud leader Ariel Sharon, Barak, the Labor Party’s leader, reversed his reversal of his election night resignation by informing…

  • NEWS ANALYSIS

    JERUSALEM, Feb. 13 (JTA) – A national unity government appears increasingly likely as envoys from the Likud and Labor parties work to overcome some snags in negotiations. Both Prime Minister-elect Ariel Sharon and outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Barak appear determined to forge a unity coalition that will remain in power until the end of the…

  • How Sharon won the election

    JERUSALEM, Feb. 5 (JTA) – How did Ariel Sharon do it? How did the 72-year-old opposition leader win the prime ministership when just a few months ago most Israelis would have considered it thoroughly unlikely, given Sharon’s long and controversial career as a maverick military officer and hard-nosed politician? Sharon was initially seen as a…

  • Sharon calls for unity government

    JERUSALEM, Feb. 6 (JTA) – Israeli Prime Minister-elect Ariel Sharon may find that the worst thing about his landslide victory over incumbent Ehud Barak on Tuesday was precisely his 25-point margin of victory. The very magnitude of Sharon’s victory triggered Barak’s decision, two hours after the exit polls, to announce his resignation from active politics….

  • Sharon calls for unity government

    JERUSALEM, Feb. 6 (JTA) – Israeli Prime Minister-elect Ariel Sharon may find that the worst thing about his landslide victory over incumbent Ehud Barak on Tuesday was precisely his 25-point margin of victory. The very magnitude of Sharon’s victory triggered Barak’s decision, two hours after the exit polls, to announce his resignation from active politics….

  • How Sharon won the election

    JERUSALEM, Feb. 5 (JTA) – How did Ariel Sharon do it? How did the 72-year-old opposition leader win the prime ministership when just a few months ago most Israelis would have considered it thoroughly unlikely, given Sharon’s long and controversial career as a maverick military officer and hard-nosed politician? Sharon was initially seen as a…

  • Will unity government follow Israeli vote?

    JERUSALEM, Jan. 30 (JTA) – With Ariel Sharon’s victory in Israel’s election next week considered a foregone conclusion, political observers are focusing instead on what will happen the morning after the vote. Leftist political forces are resigned to the defeat of incumbent Prime Minister Ehud Barak and are debating two issues – whether to join…

  • Israelis will miss Clinton

    JERUSALEM, Jan. 16 (JTA) — The only T-shirts on the streets of Tel Aviv that provoke smiles from almost everyone these days say “Clinton Lashilton” — Hebrew for “Clinton as our leader.” The facile Hebrew rhyme — appearing above a smiling representation of the U.S. president, who is counting his final hours in the White…