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April 26, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Tenants let three apartments in the predominantly ultra-Orthodox Tel Aviv suburb of Bnei Brak burn while they asked a rabbi whether a call to the fire department on the Sabbath would violate Jewish tenets. Observant Jews are forbidden to use telephones on the Sabbath because to do so would involve breaking an electric current, which is considered a form of work. They are, however, permitted to break the Sabbath in case of an emergency.
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October 31, 2002 | Laura King, Times Staff Writer
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.
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March 10, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The government announced Friday that construction of 4,000 apartments for Jewish immigrants from the Soviet Union and other newcomers will begin next week. About 2,000 of the apartments will be in East Jerusalem, and Housing Minister David Levy, speaking to local officials in northern Israel, said the construction in that Arab quarter is a clear answer to U.S. policy questioning Israeli sovereignty over the area, Israel Radio reported. "It is not only our clear . . .
NEWS
October 29, 1996 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
July 13, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
October 29, 1996 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
WORLD
October 31, 2002 | Laura King, Times Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 27, 1991 | RUTH PITCHFORD, REUTERS
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.'
NEWS
April 26, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Tenants let three apartments in the predominantly ultra-Orthodox Tel Aviv suburb of Bnei Brak burn while they asked a rabbi whether a call to the fire department on the Sabbath would violate Jewish tenets. Observant Jews are forbidden to use telephones on the Sabbath because to do so would involve breaking an electric current, which is considered a form of work. They are, however, permitted to break the Sabbath in case of an emergency.
NEWS
July 13, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
March 10, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The government announced Friday that construction of 4,000 apartments for Jewish immigrants from the Soviet Union and other newcomers will begin next week. About 2,000 of the apartments will be in East Jerusalem, and Housing Minister David Levy, speaking to local officials in northern Israel, said the construction in that Arab quarter is a clear answer to U.S. policy questioning Israeli sovereignty over the area, Israel Radio reported. "It is not only our clear . . .
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