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  • PASSINGS: Shulamit Aloni, Billy Ross

    Shulamit Aloni Israeli champion of civil rights Shulamit Aloni, an Israeli legislator who championed civil rights and was fiercely critical of Israel's treatment of Palestinians, died Friday at her home in a Tel Aviv suburb. Meretz, the party she...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Yes, Israel is a democracy [Letter]

    Yes, Israel is a democracy [Letter]
    William Cooper completely misstated the rules of Israeli citizenship in a recent letter to the editor ("Israel is not a 'democracy,'" Feb. 4). Jewishness is not a prerequisite for citizenship here, as attested to by the 21 percent of Israeli citizens...
  • Israeli minister storms out during speech by EU Parliament president

    JERUSALEM -- The Knesset is a tough room. European Parliament President Martin Schulz was heckled during an address, in German, to Israeli lawmakers on Wednesday. When he voiced concern about unequal water distribution to Palestinians and Israel’s...
  • Paul Greenberg: Opinions in a flash

    (With apologies to Walter Winchell) Good morning, Mr. and Mrs. America, from border to border, coast to coast, and all the ships at sea. Let's go to press! Add another name to those Americans kicking the tobacco habit: CVS pharmacies. They plan to...
  • Rockets launched from Gaza Strip answered with Israeli airstrikes

    JERUSALEM--In the heaviest barrage in more than a year, dozens of rockets were launched at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, drawing condemnation from Israel’s political leadership and swift retaliation by its military. At least 60...
  • Israel approves law to draft ultra-Orthodox men into military

    Israel approves law to draft ultra-Orthodox men into military
    JERUSALEM -- Israeli legislators approved a controversial law Wednesday to end the historic exemption of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men from mandatory military service, a decision some religious leaders decried as persecution. The Equal Service Law...
  • Many visions, little accord on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

    Many visions, little accord on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks
    TEL AVIV -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid out clashing visions of a two-state solution here Tuesday during an Israeli security conference. In a taped interview broadcast at the...
  • Israelis wary over interim nuclear deal between major powers and Iran

    JERUSALEM -- At a cafe in Jerusalem, Giora Shamis greeted the announcement that Iran has begun rolling back its nuclear program with a shake of his head. “I feel deep anxiety,” said Shamis, who runs a hawkish news analysis website. “...
  • Sharon's style missed [Commentary]

    Sharon's style missed [Commentary]
    Former Israeli premier Ariel Sharon's death is a stark reminder of the absence of strong leadership in Israel today. More than their differences in physical appearance or demeanor, what distinguished Sharon from current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...