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David Ben-Gurion

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  • My emotional return to Israel

    As I watch Hamas firing hundreds of rockets against Israel, and the violent protests in Europe about Israel, thoughts come flooding back about the first time I ever visited the country and my most recent visit last month. My first trip to Israel in...
  • Ariel Sharon dies at 85; Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader

    Ariel Sharon dies at 85; Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader
    JERUSALEM — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the iron-willed army general who fought in nearly all of his nation's major wars and spearheaded Jewish settlement of Palestinian territories, then years later presided over Israel's withdrawal...
  • Ariel Sharon, Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader, dies

    Ariel Sharon, Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader, dies
    Ariel Sharon, the daring Israeli general who as a field commander and prime minister became one of the most influential and controversial leaders in the Middle East, died Saturday. He was 85. Sharon, who had been incapacitated since suffering a severe...
  • Kerry draws fire for reported comment about 'apartheid' and Israel

    Kerry draws fire for reported comment about 'apartheid' and Israel
    Secretary of State John F. Kerry was denounced by supporters of both Israel and the Palestinians on Monday for reportedly saying that Israel could become an “apartheid” nation if it does not reach a peace deal to create a separate...
  • Zachary Lazar searches for meaning in 'I Pity the Poor Immigrant'

    Meyer Lansky is one of the gravitational centers of Zachary Lazar's new novel, "I Pity the Poor Immigrant" (Little, Brown and Company: 256 pp., $25). Not so much the dapper, "Boardwalk Empire"-era gangster as Lansky in 1972 in Israel, seeking to retire...
  • Book review: 'Jerusalem' by Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Book review: 'Jerusalem' by Simon Sebag Montefiore
    Simon 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...
  • Al Schwimmer dies at 94; founder of Israel's aerospace industry

    Al Schwimmer dies at 94; founder of Israel's aerospace industry
    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...
  • Israel's Netanyahu calls early elections for September

     
    Prime 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....
  • In Israel, efforts to draft new draft law flounder

     
    Israel'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,"...
  • Adolf Eichmann and the hunt for monsters

    Adolf Eichmann and the hunt for monsters
    On May 23, 1960, then- Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion stood at the podium in the Knesset and solemnly said: "A short time ago one of the most notorious Nazi war criminals, Adolf Eichmann, was discovered by the Israeli security services. Adolf...
  • In Theory: Miracles for Money?

    They come to be healed. They are people afflicted with everything from paralysis, cancer to blindness. Some travel great distances for a promise to be healed instantly in the name of Jesus Christ. ABC's "Nightline" this week aired a report titled "Turning...