July 13, 1990 |
Tent cities of the homeless are springing up in Israel, populated not--as many observers had predicted--by newly arrived Soviet Jews but by Israelis driven from their homes by soaring rents raised in anticipation of the immigrant influx.
October 29, 1996 |
When Ron Nachman sees the empty apartments on the edge of this Jewish settlement, he imagines young families arriving soon with children, pets and possessions. Nachman, mayor of the town of 15,000, smiles as he envisions the scene. Each family that moves here is a "political fact," he declares--another block to the creation of a Palestinian state in the region that he calls Judea and Samaria, the biblical name for the West Bank.
October 31, 2002 |
Israel's center-left Labor Party ended an uneasy 20-month alliance with conservative Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Wednesday, leaving Israeli politics in a state of disarray at a time of intense conflict with the Palestinians and looming regional confrontation between the United States and Iraq.
January 27, 1991 |
Far away from the holy wars among Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs, palm trees shade an outpost of the Jewish Diaspora where India offers its citizens religious tolerance. "An American student sent a questionnaire asking why our young people had left for Israel," said tax consultant and lawyer Jacob Cohen, wearing an Indian dhoti, the loosely wrapped cloth covering the lower half of the body. "I just wrote: 'Lunacy.'