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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….

  • Israeli officials debate threat to Arafat’s rule

    JERUSALEM, Aug. 8 (JTA) — Israeli defense officials are debating whether the government should take steps to prevent the collapse of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat’s regime. The Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported Tuesday that officials are warning that the collapse of the Palestinian Authority could lead to chaos in the West Bank and Gaza Strip….

  • 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…

  • Israel demands kidnapping video

    JERUSALEM, July 8 (JTA) — Hoping to glean information regarding Hezbollah’s abduction of three Israeli soldiers last October, Israel is insisting it receive a full, uncensored copy of a video shot by a member of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon a day after three were kidnapped. Since U.N. officials admitted the existence of the…

  • 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….

  • 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…