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Change is not in the air in Israel. The public mood is as unyielding as Jerusalem stone after a three-week war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip and a national election campaign that focused more on conflict management than on conflict resolution. Voters...
It's beginning to look a lot like 1998 in the Middle East. Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister from 1996 to 1999, has a shot at taking over again after a very close election Tuesday. In Iran, Mohammad Khatami, the country's president from 1997 to...
Tags: Heads of State, Nouri Maliki, Iraq, Jerry Brown, Benazir Bhutto
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...
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...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIsraeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's decision to quit after his centrist Kadima party chooses a new leader in September could trigger early national elections. These are some of his possible successors: Tzipi Livni Foreign minister and chief negotiator...
With its broken promises and wasted potential for peacemaking, the era of Ehud Olmert is ending. On Wednesday, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni was chosen to replace Olmert as head of the ruling Kadima party. Brought down by corruption allegations and...
Tags: Diplomacy, Annapolis, Mahmoud Abbas, Tzipi Livni, Kadima
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,...
It's a new year in an old and bloody world. In Israel, politicians jockeying for power have launched the most lethal military assault on Palestinian territory in decades. Israel has justified its bombardment of Gaza on the grounds that Hamas broke a...
Times Staff WriterThe Palestinian Authority declared its intention today to hold its first municipal elections, but said a general vote for the presidency and parliament could not be held as long as Israel maintains its military grip on Palestinian cities and towns. The...
Times Staff WriterJERUSALEM — Beset by angry hecklers in Israel's parliament, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon vowed today to push ahead with his plan to withdraw settlers from the Gaza Strip. Speaking as lawmakers reconvened for their autumn session, the beleaguered...
Times Staff WriterIsraeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon warned his conservative Likud Party today that forming a new ruling coalition with the leftist Labor Party was the only way to avoid the collapse of the government and early elections. Sharon said he would try to...
Times Staff WriterSmarting from a symbolic loss in Israel's parliament, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon today explored ways to widen his tottery coalition while pushing a controversial plan to remove Israeli settlers and soldiers from the Gaza Strip. Sharon and...
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