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It began in 1964 as a Time magazine photo assignment for Henry Grossman to cover the Beatles' debut appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." It developed over the years into a deep friendship between Grossman and the group, one that allowed him rare access...
World NowIsrael's latest attempt to reform its military-draft law has failed, as the committee assigned to determine means of including more ultra-Orthodox Jews and Israeli Arabs was unable to "formulate a recommendation that would achieve a Knesset majority,"...
Special to Tribune NewspapersSimon Sebag Montefiore's epic survey of Jerusalem's sanguinary history does not inspire confidence in the civilizing qualities of religion. The pile of corpses accumulated over millenniums from the persecutions both perpetrated and endured by all three of...
World NowPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed Sunday he is moving to dismantle what has been considered one of the more stable coalition governments in Israel’s history and calling for early elections in September....
Al Schwimmer, a former aircraft engineer who smuggled American planes to Israel for its 1948 war of independence, founded its aerospace industry and later became a figure in the Iran-Contra affair, died in Tel Aviv on Friday, his 94th birthday. The cause...
Jacket CopyDavid L. Ulin on the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish and his recently retranslated book Journal of an Ordinary Grief....
Donald S. Kellermann, who brought a new depth to opinion polling on politics, public policy and the media as founding director of the Times Mirror Center for the People & the Press, died Tuesday of liver cancer at his home in Washington, D.C. He was 83....
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I expected to be transformed by my first visit to Israel, and especially Jerusalem, the cradle of three faiths, a traveler's Holy Grail. But when I returned to Rome for Christmas, I was surprised to realize that what I remember most is not ancient,...
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...
Associated PressPedro "Cuban Pete" Aguilar, one of the leading mambo dancers of the 1950s who performed for presidents and other world leaders and was featured in Life magazine, has died. He was 81. The mambo legend died Jan. 13 of heart failure at the Sinai Plaza...
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,...
Today's question: Could Arabs and Israelis have done anything differently before 1948 that would have laid a better foundation for the Middle East? Later in the week, Pearl and Bisharat will discuss relations with Hamas, their personal connections to...
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