Square Off In Pullout Debate

04/08/2004 - 20:00
Staff Writer
The national debate in Israel over the propriety of defending isolated settlements is expected to intensify after the Passover holiday as more than 200,000 Likud Party members are asked to approve Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s disengagement plan from the Gaza Strip.

Striving For Normalcy

07/05/2007 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was to unveil his new cabinet this week in a move to solidify his strength in the Kadima Party and herald a new era after a year of crises, while the opposition Likud Party advanced the date of its own primary and the Labor Party selected Ehud Barak as its candidate for prime minister in the next election.

Katsav Urged To Step Down

01/25/2007 - 19:00
Staff Writer
Israeli President Moshe Katsav suspended himself this week to fight sex charges, including rape, that the state’s senior law officer planned to file. But some government officials and the media said that wasn’t good enough and called for the president’s immediate resignation or ouster. “In the present situation it is impossible to educate students to respect the presidential institution and ask them to hang pictures in every school of a president charged with grave offenses,” Education Minister Yuli Tamir was quoted as saying.

The Politics Of Apology

03/23/2000 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Why is it,î Pope John Paul II once remarked to reporters during a papal trip and related in Newsweek (March 11, web edition), ìthat it is only the pope who must apologize?î

Running Uphill

11/02/2006 - 19:00
Staff Writer
John Faso, the Republican and Conservative nominee for governor, acknowledges that he is fighting an uphill battle against his popular Democratic opponent, Eliot Spitzer. But he told The Jewish Week that should there be a Democratic sweep Nov. 7, it would inevitably spell "much higher taxes" for New Yorkers.

Rightist Leader Defeated In Antwerp

10/19/2006 - 20:00
Staff Writer
The leader of the far-right party in Belgium, Filip Dewinter, failed in his bid to become mayor of Antwerp after his Flemish Interest party came second, capturing 20 of the 55-seats in the city council.

The Fixers

09/07/2006 - 20:00
Staff Writer
They may have their differences, but “Tikkun olam,” Hebrew for repairing the world, was the one phrase both Andrew Cuomo and Mark Green used in why they want Democratic voters to support them in Tuesday’s primary to be New York’s attorney general. “Every day since I left law school I have been a people’s lawyer and public advocate,” Green said. “I live my professional life according to the classic ‘tikkun olam,’ and this is not just an election year slogan. It is a mirror of my life.”

Amid War Questions, Olmert Seen Vulnerable

08/17/2006 - 20:00
Staff Writers
With a cease-fire in place since Monday after 32 days of fighting, finger pointing has begun in Israel over the conduct of the war, with some questioning whether Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his government will be able to survive the close scrutiny to which it will be subjected.

Kadima Running Stronger Than Ever

01/19/2006 - 19:00
Staff Writer
As the family of Ariel Sharon played a recording of his grandson's voice in an effort to wake him from a coma, members of the Kadima Party he founded selected Ehud Olmert as his successor and polls showed Kadima with an ever widening lead. "What seems important is that Kadima hasn't begun to deflate," said Jon Alterman, director of the Middle East program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. "If anything, the opposite is happening."

In Sickness And In Health?

12/22/2005 - 19:00
Staff Writer and Israel Correspondent
Although his Labor Party opponents insisted this week they would not make an issue of Ariel Sharon's health as he campaigns for re-election in March, the minor stroke that left the prime minister temporarily incoherent Sunday is certain to be on voter's minds.
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