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August 10, 1987 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
Israeli lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to continue the controversial Lavi jet fighter development project Sunday in an action that is non-binding but is seen nevertheless as an important indication of continued political support for the program. The action came at an extraordinary joint meeting of the Knesset (Parliament) Foreign Affairs and Finance committees, where the final tally showed 22 lawmakers in favor of continuing the multibillion-dollar project, with 6 opposed and 3 abstentions.
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August 10, 1987 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
Israeli lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to continue the controversial Lavi jet fighter development project Sunday in an action that is non-binding but is seen nevertheless as an important indication of continued political support for the program. The action came at an extraordinary joint meeting of the Knesset (Parliament) Foreign Affairs and Finance committees, where the final tally showed 22 lawmakers in favor of continuing the multibillion-dollar project, with 6 opposed and 3 abstentions.
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REAL ESTATE
March 17, 1985
Rod Kazanjian, reportedly California's largest eucalyptus tree grower, has paid $5 million for 3,520 acres of land near Delano for expansion of his Fresno-based biomass energy operation. The Tulare County property was sold by Griffin/Fraysher Co., Bakersfield. Kazanjian plans to put 1,240 acres into production of the fast growing trees, a major source of energy in Israel and other countries and a popular source of slow burning firewood in this country.
WORLD
October 20, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Thursday that Iran would have "a price to pay" if it did not back down from its atomic ambitions and hinted that Israel might be forced to take action. Olmert did not specifically threaten to cripple Iran's nuclear program in a military strike, as Israel did in Iraq 25 years ago, when it bombed an unfinished nuclear reactor. But he repeated what he said a day earlier after meeting Russian President Vladimir V.
NEWS
October 2, 1988 | KARIN LAUB, Associated Press
Peter Fromm, a naval cadet with the first West German military unit ever to visit Israel, said he had mixed feelings about being here: "We don't know what the reaction is going to be." Moshe Biermann, 54, a Holocaust survivor, felt anxiety about the young sailors being on Israeli soil. "When I see German uniforms," he said, "I still feel a stab in my heart." The scene at the port of Haifa reflected the state of relations today between West Germany and Israel on its 40th anniversary as a nation.
OPINION
March 7, 2008
Re "Palestinian priest's views spur criticism," March 1 The Rev. Naim Ateek, an Anglican priest, preaches nonviolence, but he and his speakers spend so much energy vilifying Israel that they have none left for calling attention to the persecution of Christians by Muslims. Christians have been harassed and their property and churches vandalized. Israeli policing on the West Bank can be firm, but its purpose is to protect not only Israelis but also non-Islamist elements from terror and mayhem.
OPINION
August 9, 2010 | By Micah Zenko
It's time for Israel to come out of the closet. After five decades of maintaining a nuclear weapons program without acknowledging its existence, Israel should proactively announce and provide information about its nuclear weapons status. Though Israel's bombs have long been an open secret, unprecedented international scrutiny in coming years will make this "nuclear opacity" increasingly untenable. By maintaining the fiction that it is not a nuclear power, Israel has pigeonholed itself as an international pariah, similar to its adversaries Iran and Syria.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1998 | MARTIN GILBERT, Martin Gilbert is author of "Israel, A History," (William Morrow, 1998)
Today marks the 50th anniversary of Israeli statehood--fulfilling the aspirations of Jews throughout the world. The road to statehood was often harsh. Several of its defining moments could have impeded or even prevented Israel's birth and growth. It was not the Holocaust, but 20 years of Jewish immigration to Palestine and the establishment of Jewish national institutions there that enabled the Jewish state to come into being.
WORLD
January 31, 2011 | By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times
As turbulence continued to rock Egypt on Sunday, next-door neighbor and ally Israel was watching and preparing for possible strategic, diplomatic and even economic repercussions. High-level officials discussed matters behind closed doors over the weekend while normally talkative ministers were silent, following strict orders from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "We are anxiously monitoring what is happening in Egypt and in our region," said Netanyahu at the opening of the weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday.
WORLD
July 23, 2009 | Paul Richter
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned Wednesday that the United States may erect a "defense umbrella" over the Middle East if Tehran continues its nuclear program, a sign that the Obama administration is preparing for the reality of an Iranian bomb.
WORLD
September 30, 2009 | Richard Boudreaux
Israel has warned for years that it might carry out military action to prevent Iran from building an atomic bomb. But as the United States and other powers prepare to confront Iran in talks this week, the message from Jerusalem is more restrained. Israeli leaders say they are willing to wait as President Obama plays out his strategy of negotiating with Iran while threatening stronger sanctions if talks fail. They say last week's disclosure of a previously secret nuclear enrichment plant under construction in Iran strengthened the case for harsh international measures.
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