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JERUSALEM — Yitzhak Shamir, the onetime underground Jewish fighter and long-serving Israeli prime minister whose unyielding belief in the right of Jews to all of the biblical Land of Israel often exasperated U.S. policymakers, has died. He was 96....
Tags: Religion and Belief, West Bank, Judaism, Israel, Palestine
Opinion L.A.Israel's fundamental policy toward the Palestinians is the problem -- and that policy has hardly changed, despite the seemingly diverse sequence of left, right and center parties that have been in power....
Dov Shilansky He began recitations of Holocaust victims' names Dov Shilansky, 86, a former Israeli Parliament speaker and advocate for memorializing victims of the Holocaust, died Thursday at a Tel Aviv hospital. The cause was not given. Shilansky...
Tags: Judaism, Israel, Germany, Likud, Civil Unrest
Los Angeles TimesPresidents Jimmy Carter and Herbert Hoover might be bracketed together for a number of reasons. Both were engineers by training, shared an almost theological faith in the chimera of governmental efficiency, believed effective management grew from close...
Tags: Woodrow Wilson, Elections, Arts and Culture, White House, Crisis
In their March 17 Times Op-Ed article, "Why glorify the murderers?" Ron Kehrmann, Yossi Mendelevich and Yossi Zur make a number of misleading statements and remove all historical context in their effort to demonize Palestinians as people who hate...
Edward Sanders, an attorney and leader in the Jewish community who served President Carter as a special advisor on Mideast policy, died Monday at his Los Angeles home. He was 87. The cause was cancer, according to his son-in-law, Stanley Witkow. Sanders...
Tags: Nazi Party, Judaism, Robert F. Kennedy, Civil Unrest, Massacres
Israel is becoming a right-wing country. That is the most significant thing you need to know about Tuesday's election returns. In a sense, this is no surprise. Israel has been moving right for years. It was not until 1977 -- almost 30 years after the...
Tags: Nazi Party, Elections, Ehud Barak, Likud, Civil Unrest
Put merit first Re “UCLA said yes. Now, the hard part.,” Column One, Feb. 2 As a UCLA student, I am disappointed that our school has chosen diversity over merit. Though Karina De La Cruz's experiences are not to be made light of, they do not...
Tags: England, Family, Hamas, Migration, Armed Conflicts
AARON DAVID MILLER, who served at the State Department as an advisor to six secretaries of State, is a scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. His forthcoming book, "The Much Too Promised Land," will beYASSER ARAFAT was the first to arrive. He came by presidential helicopter, his black and white kaffiyeh flapping in the cool evening breeze. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and President Clinton arrived the next day. And then there were three, a trio of...
Tags: Philosophy, Woodrow Wilson, Palestine, Ehud Barak, Likud
The lack of progress toward a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians is an exception to the old saying that success has many fathers but failure is an orphan. The inability to resolve a struggle dating back to 1948 has many fathers and many...
Tags: Diplomacy, European Union, Judaism, Tzipi Livni, Israel
Israel is in the throes of a grave crisis of leadership. General elections are scheduled for Feb. 10, and there is no widely respected or overwhelmingly popular leader in sight. Even with the existential threat of a nuclear Iran looming over the country,...
Tags: Tzipi Livni, Elections, Ehud Barak, Likud, Civil Unrest
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