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  • Orthodox vow fight against reforms

    Israel’s fervently Orthodox political parties vow to wage a fierce battle against religious reforms agreed upon by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s new government. The measures include dismantling the Religious Affairs Ministry and councils that

  • Israeli officials lash out at Belgium

    Israel scathingly denounced the Belgian Supreme Court’s ruling that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon could possibly be tried for war crimes after he leaves office. The court also ruled that investigations could proceed against former Israeli army

  • Familiar faces in Israel resign

    Israel’s elections ushered some new faces onto the political scene, but spelled the end for some old ones after their parties fared poorly. The leader of the left-wing Meretz Party, Yossi Sarid, and the head of immigrant-rights party Yisrael Ba&#821

  • Some predict 2nd Israeli elections

    Israel’s election campaign headed into the home stretch, with Likud holding a lead that may be too slim to help it form a stable government. At least 12 Palestinians were killed in ongoing violence in Gaza.

  • Israeli journalists cry foul

    Israel’s attorney general came under a hail of criticism over his handling of the probe into a controversial media leak about a questionable loan to the family of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

  • Sharon, Mitzna spar over unity government

    The leaders of the main Israeli parties have found yet another point of conflict: Prime Minister Ariel Sharon stressed the urgency of forming a unity government, while his Labor Party rival, Amram Mitzna, vowed not to join a Likud-led coalition.

  • Sharon denies any impropriety

    Already facing allegations of vote-buying and corruption in the Likud Party primaries, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon took another blow with the latest disclosure – a $1.5 million loan Sharon’s sons took from a family friend.

  • Panel bars two Arab legislators

    Several Israeli politicians are warning that partisan politics have overtaken the Central Elections Committee, posing a threat to Israeli democracy. The condemnations came after the committee voted to bar two Arab candidates from running in the Jan. 28 el

  • Israel debates response to terror

    Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is vowing to step up targeted killings of suspected Palestinian terrorists. He made the comment following a terror attack last Friday night at a West Bank yeshiva, in which four students were killed and some 10 others w

  • Grim Christmas in Bethlehem

    Israeli soldiers withdrew from the center of Bethlehem as Christmas approached under gray skies and a gray mood. The withdrawal was intended to allow Christmas celebrations to take place without tanks nearby.