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Times Staff WriterJERUSALEM — The Israeli parliament gave preliminary approval today for compensation payments to Jewish settlers who are to be uprooted under Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan for withdrawing from the Gaza Strip. The bill's passage in the...
Tags: Judaism, Referenda, Crimes, Knesset, Government
Times Staff WritersWith Yasser Arafat's organs reported to be failing as he lay comatose in a French hospital, today brought a hastening drumbeat of preparations — in Jerusalem and Cairo, the West Bank and Paris — for what all seemed to believe was the...
Nancy E. Soderberg, a senior national security advisor in the Clinton administration, is the author of "The Superpower Myth, the Use and Misuse of American Might."Let me be the first to say it: Condoleezza Rice may be in line for a Nobel Peace Prize. As a critic of the Bush administration and a Democrat, I'm not a fan of Rice's record as national security advisor. But if her new rhetoric means a real second-term...
Tags: Weaponry, Lion (animal), Government, Treaties, Elections
Times Staff WriterPalestinian militants in the northern Gaza Strip managed to fire more crude rockets at an Israeli border town today, even as Israeli troops and armor inundated a large swath of the seaside territory in a bid to halt such attacks. The death toll in the...
Times Staff WriterIsraeli Vice Premier Ehud Olmert said in an interview published today that Israel should pull settlers and soldiers from additional areas of the West Bank after the partial withdrawal planned for next year. But a spokesman for Prime Minister Ariel Sharon...
Tags: Judaism, Mahmoud Abbas, Tony Blair, Knesset, Ehud Olmert
Times Staff WriterJERUSALEM — Prime Minister Ariel Sharon today invited the left-leaning Labor Party to enter talks on joining his conservative governing coalition, a move meant to ensure that the prime minister will be able to move ahead with his plan to...
Tags: Judaism, Mahmoud Abbas, Crimes, Murder, Knesset
Times Staff WriterJERUSALEM — Mahmoud Abbas, the interim Palestinian leader, said in an interview published today that the armed struggle against Israel was a mistake and should end. Abbas, favored to become president of the Palestinian Authority in elections next...
Times Staff WriterWith deadly force, Israeli warplanes hit fleeing Lebanese civilians today and Hezbollah militants lobbed rockets at townspeople across northern Israel, even as diplomatic efforts began to gain traction. Israel for the first time signaled willingness to...
The death of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat last month could profoundly alter the Palestinians' long-running conflict with Israel, which erupted into violence again four years ago. Despite a sense that diplomatic progress may finally be...
Times Staff WriterBritish Prime Minister Tony Blair held talks today with Israeli and Palestinian leaders that were notable less for what was said and done than for sending a message of Western wishes to reengage with the Middle East peace process. Blair, the highest-...
Tags: Judaism, Tony Blair, Murder, Civil Unrest, Government
Times Staff WriterBacked by combat helicopters, Israeli troops and tanks pushed their way into a Palestinian refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip today, killing at least eight Palestinians and wounding scores of others, hospital officials said. Separately, at least...
Times Staff WritersPARIS — Ailing Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat arrived at a military hospital south of Paris today to undergo treatment for a mysterious illness that has severely weakened him and added an unpredictable dynamic to Middle East politics....
Tags: Mahmoud Abbas, France, Flu, Health, Hospitals and Clinics
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