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  • Suburban Petition Against Fence Raises Hackles of Israeli Government

    This quiet corner of Israeli suburbia never needed to mend fences with its Arab neighbors — until the West Bank security barrier came along. Now 200 residents of the affluent Jerusalem suburb Mevasseret Zion are lobbying alongside scores of Palestinian farmers for the controversial project to be rerouted, in a campaign that has vexed an… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Meeting with Israeli Labor Party leader Shimon Peres on Thursday, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said Egypt would help with a withdrawal if Israel coordinated it with the Palestinian Authority, Ha’aretz reported. Egypt controlled the Gaza Strip before Israel captured it in the 1967 Six-Day War. Mubarak had invited Peres to Egypt. More ▸

  • With U.S. Deadlines Coming Up, Israel is Short on Detailed Plans

    It’s conventional wisdom: In an election year, keep away from the Arab-Israeli conflict. The Middle East helped drive incumbent Presidents Carter and Bush out of office, and President Clinton’s intense last-ditch efforts at the end of his term didn’t help candidate Al Gore. Like much conventional wisdom, there’s a grain of truth to the maxim…. More ▸

  • On the Fence Jerusalem Fence Poses Problems of Logistics — and Humanitarianism

    Palestinian schoolboys scramble onto cement blocks and climb on the 26-foot-high slabs of concrete forming the towering wall that is blocking off Jerusalem from the West Bank. From their perch, the boys can see both sides of the wall that runs along Shaya Street, the previously invisible municipal boundary between Jerusalem and the West Bank… More ▸

  • Ruckus at Kotel As Conservatives Protest Plan to Expand Prayer Area

    When Conservative religious leaders gathered here this week for a rabbinical conference, a resolution on Israel’s West Bank security fence was expected to generate the most controversy. But a dispute over prayer at the Western Wall has put religion front and center. A Conservative rabbi from Texas was arrested and briefly detained by Israeli police… More ▸

  • U.S. Folds Up ‘road Map,’ Blaming the Palestinians

    Now that the “road map” peace plan has failed him, President Bush may be ready to ask for directions. The Bush administration is quietly folding up the Israeli-Palestinian road map, the U.S.-led peace plan that neither the Palestinians nor the Israelis seem willing to follow. In recent statements, top Bush officials have made it clear… More ▸

  • Prisoner-swap Deal with Hezbollah Not First Time Israel’s Paid the Price

    The debate in Israel over this week’s prisoner-exchange deal with Hezbollah is not the first time a swap deal has roiled the Jewish state. Considering Sheik Hassan Nasrallah’s pledge that Hezbollah would kidnap more Israelis, this debate might not be the last. On Thursday, Israel was slated to receive Israeli businessman Elhanan Tannenbaum and the… More ▸