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  • Recount demanded in Israel’s Labor primary

    JERUSALEM, Sept. 5 (JTA) — In a scene evoking the turmoil of last year’s U.S. presidential vote in Florida, Israeli Defense Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer is pledging to go to the courts to contest the outcome of this week’s Labor Party primary. Ben-Eliezer made the remarks following a tight race Tuesday against Knesset Speaker Avraham Burg….

  • Hopes for talks down after bombings

    JERUSALEM, Sept. 5 (JTA) — Hopes for a possible cease-fire meeting between Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat have risen, despite five bomb attacks in Jerusalem this week. Just a day after prospects for a meeting appeared dim, both Peres and Arafat spoke optimistically of the possibility of meeting to…

  • Hopes for talks down after bombings

    JERUSALEM, Sept. 5 (JTA) — Hopes for a possible cease-fire meeting between Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat have risen, despite five bomb attacks in Jerusalem this week. Just a day after prospects for a meeting appeared dim, both Peres and Arafat spoke optimistically of the possibility of meeting to…

  • Israeli officer: Police feared for lives in Arab riots

    JERUSALEM, Sept. 3 (JTA) — Israeli forces killed 13 Israeli Arabs during riots last October because they feared for their lives, a former Israeli police commissioner said. On Monday, Alik Ron also told a state panel investigating the riots that poor intelligence information had failed to prepare police for the intensity of the violence. Ron…

  • Israeli officer: Police feared for lives in Arab riots

    JERUSALEM, Sept. 3 (JTA) — Israeli forces killed 13 Israeli Arabs during riots last October because they feared for their lives, a former Israeli police commissioner said. On Monday, Alik Ron also told a state panel investigating the riots that poor intelligence information had failed to prepare police for the intensity of the violence. Ron…

  • Death toll mounts in Israeli-Palestinian violence

    JERUSALEM, Aug. 26 (JTA) — Israeli-Palestinian violence has reached one of its most intense levels, dashing any hopes there may have been for planned cease-fire talks between the two sides. Accompanying the violence, there was a new war of words: In addition to the charges and countercharges that Israel and the Palestinian Authority have traded…

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    Israeli-Palestinian violence has reached one of its most intense levels, dashing any hopes there may have been for planned cease-fire talks between the two sides. Accompanying the violence, there was a new war of words between the United States and the

  • Peres working on cease-fire

    JERUSALEM, Aug. 20 (JTA) — Foreign Minister Shimon Peres is in contact with high-level Palestinian officials in an attempt to work out yet another cease-fire, despite the persistence of violence in the region. On Monday night, Peres enlisted the help of German Foreign Minster Joschka Fischer, who in June proved instrumental in mediating a cease-fire…

  • Israel criticized for seizing Palestinian HQ

    Israel’s closure of Orient House in eastern Jerusalem appears to have dealt a new blow to hopes that more than 10 months of Israeli-Palestinian violence will end any time soon. Israeli analysts likened the Israeli action against the Palestinians’ de facto

  • Israel criticized for seizing Palestinian HQ

    Israel’s closure of Orient House in eastern Jerusalem appears to have dealt a new blow to hopes that more than 10 months of Israeli-Palestinian violence will end any time soon. Israeli analysts likened the Israeli action against the Palestinians’ de facto