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  • Israeli politicians spar over U.S. plan

    An American “road map” for Israel-Palestinian peace is becoming a hot potato for Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. He does not want to oppose the plan, but wants Israelis to know that he is not enamored of it. Israeli military officials announced t

  • Friends mourn slain immigrants

    If terror is a defining part of Israeli life, the Argentine immigrant community has taken an unfortunate step toward fitting in.

  • Israeli parties race the clock

    With Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s decision to call early elections, Israel’s political parties have entered a race against the clock. Parties have less than three months to organize, hold internal elections to choose their leaders and submit

  • Settlement dispute explodes coalition

    Israel’s national unity government collapsed after days of haggling over settlement funding that analysts said masked internal party politics. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s budget passed by a vote of 67-45, with two abstentions. But the victor

  • Israelis accused of spying for Hezbollah

    Israeli officials are describing the arrest of a high-ranking army officer suspected of passing classified material to Hezbollah in exchange for drugs as one of the country’s most serious spy cases ever. Ten other Israelis have been arrested in conn

  • U.S. to Israel: Keep mum on Iraq

    Reacting to U.S. pressure, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon this week asked his Cabinet ministers to stop making public comments about a possible U.S. strike on Iraq.

  • First openly gay Knesset member named

    Activists in Israel’s gay and lesbian community are hailing the upcoming swearing-in of the Knesset’s first openly gay member, calling it a breakthrough in their efforts for greater recognition.

  • Views differ on P.A. Cabinet resignations

    While Israeli officials see the resignations of the entire Palestinian Cabinet as a step toward the replacement of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, Palestinian officials call the resignations a victory for democracy, not a revolt against Ar

  • Palestinian leader’s trial causes fireworks

    It did not take long for the trial of Palestinian militia leader Marwan Barghouti to create fireworks. When Barghouti described himself as a fighter for peace, the presiding judge noted that “fighters for peace don’t plant bombs.”

  • U.S. college editors tour Israel

    A group of college newspaper editors recently traveled to Israel as part of an intensive two-week seminar organized by the Anti-Defamation League. The program, now in its 10th year, had special resonance this time around, with the Israeli-Palestinian conf