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  • 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

  • 2.00E+07

    JERUSALEM, Aug. 10 (JTA) — One witness said the streets were filled with blood. Jerusalem’s mayor said, “We are in a war.” Those wounded by nails and shrapnel lay sprawled in the streets, bleeding as they waited for medical attention. Others sat in the street and cried. A popular restaurant was a gutted ruin. A…

  • Bombing in Israel leaves anger, horror in its wake

    Those wounded by Thursday’s suicide bombing in Jerusalem lay sprawled in the streets, bleeding as they waited for medical attention. Others sat in the street and cried after the early afternoon attack at a busy downtown intersection. The bombing killed a

  • 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….

  • U.S. truce effort near collapse

    JERUSALEM, July 2 (JTA) — Israelis and Palestinians alike are rapidly losing all faith in the U.S.-brokered cease-fire that was supposed to put an end to more than nine months of violence. On Monday — the worst day of violence since the cease-fire went into effect on June 13 — media reports in Israel and…