GA Gets Earful On Sharon

11/20/2003 - 19:00
Editor and Publisher
Jerusalem — The most newsworthy aspect of the major annual meeting of the North American Jewish federations’ United Jewish Communities was not in the issues debated or resolutions passed over four days of programs this week. It was in the fact that the General Assembly (GA) was held here (for only the second time in its 72-year history), despite security concerns, and that an estimated 4,000 Jews from the U.S.

Sharon Squeezed On Fence

09/18/2003 - 20:00
Staff Writer
The leader of a major West Bank settlement bloc threatened to lead a move to oust the Sharon government if it bows to American pressure not to place Ariel and other large Jewish settlements within the security barrier now under construction. Shaul Goldstein, mayor of the Regional Council of Gush Etzion, a bloc of settlements just south of Jerusalem with a strong historical and emotional tie to Israelis, said that if the Sharon government runs the barrier along the Green Line, Israel's pre-1967 border, "it will become a political fence, not a security fence."

Sharon Gamble Pays Off

05/23/2002 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, widely regarded as a successful military strategist, displayed his political acumen this week when he turned a stunning defeat of his emergency economic package by the Knesset into a victory not only for the package but also for his political career. "Sharon became a real hero," said Mordechai Kedar, a professor at Bar-Ilan University. "And he is now very high in the polls."

AIPAC No. 2 On Power Scale

11/20/1997 - 19:00
Washington Correspondent
AIPAC No. 2 On Power Scale Anti-Israel groups have long complained that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee is one of the most powerful groups in Washington, and now it’s official: The current issue of Fortune Magazine rates AIPAC as the second most powerful lobby in the capital. That appeared to delight officials of the pro-Israel lobby group, even though they generally seek to avoid the limelight.

Sharon May Hear Mixed Message

05/02/2002 - 20:00
Washington Correspondent
  Sharon May Hear Mixed Message

A Hard Line to Walk

Pinball policies in response to Sharon-Arafat spat
04/11/2002 - 20:00
Washington Correspondent
It was an almost impossible political challenge: This week Jewish leaders were trying to put a positive spin on increasingly panicky, inconsistent U.S. efforts to end an Israeli-Palestinian crisis that continues to spin out of control. The pinball policies bounced from the harshest-ever condemnations of Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat to fierce new pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
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