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  • Israel sets June date to elect President Shimon Peres' successor

    Israel's presidential election will be held June 10, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein announced Monday, putting an end to uncertainty about the future of the important though largely ceremonial position. Candidates have just over a week to qualify by...
  • Israeli lawmakers advance measure to restrict release of prisoners

    Israeli lawmakers advance measure to restrict release of prisoners
    An Israeli legislative committee gave initial approval Sunday to legislation that would curb the release of convicted murderers, a policy that if enacted might prevent future political deals calling for prisoner swaps with the Palestinians. The panel...
  • 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...
  • Scrabble at the Bain Center

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  • Netanyahu's choices

    Netanyahu's choices
    As President Barack Obama begins his second term, he faces a series of Middle East challenges far more daunting than when he began his presidency in 2009. These problems include: •what to do about the Arab-Israeli conflict, with peace talks between...
  • Women take heart from visit to Israel

    Women take heart from visit to Israel
    Pikesville resident Debra Attman is well known as a local philanthropist, providing the driving energy behind several events, including the Chocolate Affair, the annual event benefiting Health Care for the Homeless. But it was her work with The...
  • Apartheid in Israel? Hardly.

     Apartheid in Israel? Hardly.
    Two American academic groups — the American Studies Assn. and the Assn. for Asian American Studies — have called for a boycott of Israeli universities. Those resolutions have met with many objections. Much has been made, for example, of the...
  • Funeral of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon set for Monday

    Funeral of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon set for Monday
    JERUSALEM -- A state ceremony in memory of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will be held Monday at the parliament building in Jerusalem, officials announced. Services for Sharon, who died Saturday at 85 after being incapacitated for years by a...
  • As Ariel Sharon lies in state, Israelis pay their respects

    As Ariel Sharon lies in state, Israelis pay their respects
    JERUSALEM — Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s casket, draped in Israel's blue and white flag, made its way to Jerusalem on Sunday aboard a military command car in a somber motorcade flanked with police motorcycles and other military...
  • Israeli, world leaders remember Ariel Sharon in state ceremony

    Israeli, world leaders remember Ariel Sharon in state ceremony
    JERUSALEM -- Under skies dotted with scattered clouds and a blimp, Israeli and international leaders attended the state memorial ceremony held Monday for former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who died Saturday. Draped in an Israeli flag and...