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  • Reuven Rivlin elected Israel's president, will succeed Shimon Peres

    At the end of a tense vote that capped one of the country’s messiest political campaigns, Reuven Rivlin was chosen Tuesday to serve as Israel’s next president. Rivlin, 74, was elected in Jerusalem by members of Israel’s 120-seat...
  • Israel picks Reuven Rivlin in particularly messy presidential contest

     Israel picks Reuven Rivlin in particularly messy presidential contest
    At the end of a tense vote that capped a messy political campaign, Reuven Rivlin was chosen Tuesday to serve as Israel's 10th president. Rivlin, 74, was elected by members of Israel's 120-seat parliament to succeed the country's longest-serving public...
  • What is the nature of Hamas? Should Israel talk to it?

    My deadline is one week before you will be reading this. I am writing during a relative lull in the fighting. Hamas rockets are still being lobbed into Israel on a much reduced basis and Israel is bombing Gaza with reduced intensity. Both sides are now...
  • At 90, a former Foreign Service officer looks at Gaza then, and now

     At 90, a former Foreign Service officer looks at Gaza then, and now
    Almost 60 years ago, I was a young Foreign Service officer, standing on the Gaza border with my contact from the Israeli Foreign Ministry. The Eisenhower administration had been using all the pressure it could to force Israel to withdraw from Gaza in...
  • 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...
  • Israeli teacher in nude Web photos to return to classroom

    A week after nude pictures of an Israeli high school teacher were posted online, the mother of two plans to return to class Tuesday as debate here swirls over issues of privacy, law and digital decorum. The woman, who teaches 12th grade at a privately...
  • Letters: Israel's future as a Jewish state

    Re "Will Israel's Arabs get a say in its future?," Editorial, Aug. 12 Your editorial regarding whether Israel's Arab minority would be allowed to participate in a vote on a possible peace deal with the Palestinians goes right to the heart of the...
  • No rest in the debate over Sabbath business hours in Jerusalem

    No rest in the debate over Sabbath business hours in Jerusalem
    JERUSALEM — The crowd that gathered at the recent grand opening of Cinema City hadn't come for the movies. They were there in droves to protest a government regulation that keeps the 19-screen cineplex closed each week from sundown Friday to sundown...
  • 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...
  • Rabbi Ovadia Yosef dies at 93; Israeli ultra-Orthodox leader

    Rabbi Ovadia Yosef dies at 93; Israeli ultra-Orthodox leader
    Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, one of Israel's most influential ultra-Orthodox spiritual leaders who presided over the Shas political party, has died. He was 93. Yosef died Monday at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem. He had been treated in recent weeks for...
  • Israeli opposition leader Shelly Yachimovich admits to smoking pot

    Israeli opposition leader Shelly Yachimovich admits to smoking pot
    JERUSALEM – Asking politicians whether they ever smoked pot can produce answers that range from silly to squirming. But when Israeli opposition leader Shelly Yachimovich was asked the question this week, she just said, “yes.” In an...