Knesset

Sderot Rage Reaches Olmert’s Office

02/12/2008 - 19:00
Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv — After years of repeated rocket attacks, the outrage of Sderot reached the doorsteps of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and brought Israel to the brink of a long-delayed invasion of the Gaza Strip.

Showdown For Kadima

03/09/2006 - 19:00
Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv — As Israel’s election campaign heads into its final weeks, Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will take off his gloves to protect his lead, said a campaign consultant.

BREAKING: Lebanon War Report Raps Olmert

01/29/2008 - 19:00
Israel Correspondent

An Israeli state inquiry into the conduct of the Lebanon war exonerated Ehud Olmert from charges that he ordered an 11th-hour ground offensive against Hezbollah for political purposes.

The report, issued Wednesday, improved the prime minister's prospects of weathering the storm of an otherwise blistering assessment of the government's performance during the inconclusive war.

Evangelicals’ New Reach In Jewish Agency Criticized

12/25/2007 - 19:00
Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv — An accord expanding U.S. Evangelical Christians’ stake in the innermost sanctums of the Zionist movement has produced an undercurrent of unease in Israel and North American Jewish leadership circles.

Work On Security Fence Slows

12/18/2007 - 19:00
Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv — Work on Israel’s controversial separation barrier has ground to a virtual halt as the country’s attention — and budget funding — has shifted away from the threat of Palestinian suicide bombers from the West Bank, say fence advocates.

On A Mission For Israel

10/15/1998 - 20:00
Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem — Lynda Prince, a Native American from British Columbia, Canada, received more than a few curious stares last week when she explored the Israeli capital in Indian authentic garb.

Prince, who was in Israel to attend an annual evangelical Christian conference called the Feast of Tabernacles, wore a 30-pound deer-skin wedding dress and brightly colored feathered headdress during much of her visit, despite the sizzling autumn heat.

From Yeshiva To Army?

05/28/1998 - 20:00
Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem — Shimon, a student at the ultra-Orthodox Tiferet Israel yeshiva, says he is not prepared to serve in the military, even if a new bill calling on the draft of yeshiva students is passed in the Knesset.

“I won’t go into the army, even if there is a law,” says the army-age yeshiva bocher, who studies at the school from early in the morning until late at night.

Restitution Effort Moves To Arab World

01/28/1999 - 19:00
Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem — Having successfully recovered millions of dollars worth of Jewish property lost in the Holocaust, restitution experts in Israel and the U.S. are now setting their sights on the Arab world.

The Knesset Parliamentary Committee on the Restitution of Jewish Property announced plans this month to create a national center to register documents and testimony about the possibly “tens of billions of dollars” in property left behind by Jews who emigrated to Israel from Arab/Muslim countries.

A Fertile Controversy

03/12/1998 - 19:00
Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem — All they ever wanted was a child. For a decade the observant couple, who live on a moshav in the north, had been trying to have a baby, only to have their hopes dashed time after time. The wife, who could not conceive naturally, underwent numerous in-vitro fertilization treatments. Even when these proved successful, she suffered eight miscarriages due to an immunological disorder that caused her body to reject the fetuses.

Desperate, the couple went in search of a woman who could bear them a child.

Labor Unrest

11/07/2002 - 19:00
Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem — Give up on Oslo and Arafat. That’s what political pundits are saying the Labor Party, the dominant left-of-center force in Israel since its founding in the late 1960s, must do to maintain its political viability after leaving Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s coalition government.

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