May 27, 1996 |
In a feisty televised debate three days before national elections, Prime Minister Shimon Peres on Sunday urged voters to "move forward" on his course of Middle East peacemaking, while challenger Benjamin Netanyahu fired back that Israelis live not in peace but in fear.
January 11, 1998 |
On a rainy night last week, a ragtag group of right-wing demonstrators gathered outside Jerusalem's Laromme Hotel, which stands like a huge white fortress at the intersection of two major roads--to Palestinian-controlled Bethlehem and Hebron--into the Holy City. The demonstrators were there to greet U.S. Special Envoy Dennis B. Ross, who had come to put pressure on the Netanyahu government to move forward with Israel's redeployment from the West Bank. "Ross Go Home" read one of their signs.
January 26, 2014 |
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is accustomed to criticism for his political policies, but the latest flap involves something decidedly more personal: his son's non-Jewish girlfriend. According to multiple media reports , Netanyahu's son Yair, a 23-year-old student, is dating a young Norwegian woman he met in Israel at the Interdisciplinary Center at Herzliyah, where both study. The prime minister himself reportedly discussed this with his Norwegian counterpart, Prime Minister Erna Solberg, during a meeting at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, over the weekend.
October 9, 2012 |
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday night that he is disbanding his right-wing government and calling for early elections, blaming a coalition deadlock over how to slash nearly $4 billion from next year's budget. Speculation has been rife for months that Netanyahu's inability to pass a 2013 budget would force him to dismantle what has been one of Israel's longest-serving coalition governments. Parliamentary elections, which were expected to take place in October 2013, will probably occur by February.
August 21, 2012 |
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday condemned the brutal beating of a Palestinian teenager by a gang of Jewish youths shouting anti-Arab slurs. Though racially motivated attacks by both Israelis and Palestinians are not uncommon, the incident Thursday night in central Jerusalem has triggered a wave of soul-searching among Israelis, particularly after one suspect expressed pride in his actions because the victim was Arab. "In the state of Israel, we are not prepared to tolerate racism," Netanyahu said Tuesday.
May 26, 2011
Prison pitfalls Re "State ordered to slash inmate levels," May 24 I would be happy to see the release of the thousands now incarcerated for nonviolent crimes such as possession of marijuana or cocaine. I do not see them as a threat. If, for much lower cost, they receive drug treatment, education and job training in the community and are allowed to freely participate in society, most will become law-abiding, productive Americans. That most nonviolent "drug offenders" in prison are African American or Latino reflects not the prevalence of drug use but the way the "war on drugs" has been focused on those communities.