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  • Why Israel is after me

    Amman, Jordan — I AM A PALESTINIAN from Nazareth, a citizen of Israel and was, until last month, a member of the Israeli parliament. But now, in an ironic twist reminiscent of France's Dreyfus affair — in which a French Jew was accused of...
  • 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 this a new Benjamin Netanyahu?

    Is this a new Benjamin Netanyahu?
    Bibi is back. Unlikely as it seemed after his resounding electoral defeat in 1999, Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of Israel's right-wing Likud Party, has returned triumphantly from the political wilderness and was inaugurated -- for the second time --...
  • Hamas' stand

    Damascus, Syria — HAMAS' RESCUE of a BBC journalist from his captors in Gaza last week was surely cause for rejoicing. But I want to be clear about one thing: We did not deliver up Alan Johnston as some obsequious boon to Western powers. It was...
  • Ehud Olmert's failed promises

    With its broken promises and wasted potential for peacemaking, the era of Ehud Olmert is ending. On Wednesday, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni was chosen to replace Olmert as head of the ruling Kadima party. Brought down by corruption allegations and...
  • The Mideast on rewind

    The Mideast on rewind
    It's beginning to look a lot like 1998 in the Middle East. Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister from 1996 to 1999, has a shot at taking over again after a very close election Tuesday. In Iran, Mohammad Khatami, the country's president from 1997 to...
  • ISRAEL: Israel's ban of the iPad flaps on

     
    Israel's Ministry of Communications has banned import of iPads on the grounds that they are not compatible with the country's Wi-Fi standards. The device isn't sold in Israel commercially yet. Few were aware of any problem until the media reported......
  • Jerusalem Day On Wednesday Commenorates Unification of the City

     
    An Israeli national holiday, Jerusalem Day on May 12 commemorates the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in June 1967. The Chief Rabbinate of Isreal declared Jerusalem...
  • ISRAEL: Australia expels Mossad station chief over passports in Dubai killing

     
    It would be difficult to weave as intricate a web as the international spy thriller that first unraveled in Dubai in January. Yet another sinew has been threaded out of the ongoing, worldwide investigation on the killing of Hamas arms......
  • ISRAEL: Parliament comes close to blows over flotilla raid

     
    A discussion in Israel's parliament Wednesday went from heated to a total boil as lawmaker Haneen Zoabi took the stand. Zoabi, an Arab Israeli legislator, took part in the Gaza flotilla and was aboard the Mavi Marmara during the ill-fated......
  • ISRAEL: Arab Israeli lawmaker could lose parliamentary privileges for being aboard Gaza flotilla

     
    As Israel continues to assess the May 31 flotilla raid and its diplomatic backlash in public and behind closed government doors, its parliament continues to deal with one of its own -- Haneen Zoabi, an Arab member of the Israeli......