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  • 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....
  • Rabbi tells of King's courage under fire

    Rabbi tells of King's courage under fire
    Rabbi Israel S. Dresner was gripped with fear when an angry mob surrounded the house where he'd gone to meet the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. It was 1962, and Dresner was with King in Albany, Ga., to organize and demonstrate against civil rights abuses...
  • David L. Ulin on Mahmoud Darwish

     
    David L. Ulin on the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish and his recently retranslated book Journal of an Ordinary Grief....
  • 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...
  • Pedro 'Cuban Pete' Aguilar, mambo legend, dies at 81

    Pedro "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's crisis of leadership

    Israel's crisis of leadership
    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,...
  • Is peace out of reach?

    YASSER 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...
  • Negotiating the Mideast

    Negotiating the Mideast
    American presidents have never had an easy time in the Middle East. For 60 years, they have been trying to make peace, or just prevent recurrent wars, and the record of success is thin while the death toll from the violence is disturbingly high. The...
  • Israel, starting from scratch

    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...
  • 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...
  • Bush: No negotiation with 'killers'

     
    by Mark Silva and updated JERUSALEM - President Bush, addressing the Israeli parliament at a time celebrated by Israelis and mourned by Palestinians, today will remind Israelis that Americans rose first to the recognition of the new independent state of.....