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November 11, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Israeli media said Tuesday that none of the eight people that the Palestinian Abu Nidal terrorist group claims it seized aboard a French-registered yacht are Israeli or Jewish. "They are not Israelis and not Jews and have nothing at all to do with the Middle East conflict," said Tamar Golan, Israel army radio's correspondent in France.
July 24, 2002 | From Associated Press
Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Dalia Rabin-Pelossof resigned Tuesday, and colleagues said she quit because she was frustrated by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's reluctance to reopen peace talks with the Palestinians. Rabin-Pelossof is the daughter of assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who began a peace process with the Palestinians in 1993.
May 21, 2006 | Sandy Tolan, SANDY TOLAN'S most recent book is "The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East."
THE HISTORY of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can be glimpsed through a series of maps. First is the sepia-toned map of Palestine under the British Mandate, circa 1936. On its surface it suggests one unified country where Arab and Jew can live together between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. This is the map that some Palestinians still place on their walls: A whole Palestine, representing the dream of an independent, secular, democratic and Arab-majority state.
January 23, 2003 | Megan K. Stack, Times Staff Writer
A heated debate about press freedom roiled the country Wednesday after a state prosecutor was suspended for slipping an Israeli reporter a document that outlined corruption allegations against Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
March 27, 2014 | By Henry Chu and Batsheva Sobelman
TOLEDO, Spain - The Jews who flock to the two medieval synagogues in this walled city are tourists, not worshipers. No one of their faith has practiced it in the temples' exquisitely decorated precincts since 1492. That was the year King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, besides dispatching Christopher Columbus to look for a passage to India, decreed that the Jews of Spain had to either convert to Christianity or quit the country. Many fled - and were robbed, beaten or raped on the way out. Those who stayed faced possible torture and a gruesome death in the Spanish Inquisition.
May 5, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The United States has proposed a detailed timetable for easing Palestinian movement and improving Israeli security, part of a push to revive peace talks, officials in Jerusalem said. The document, outlined in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz and confirmed by chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, calls for Israeli removal of West Bank roadblocks to ease travel, and Palestinian action to stop the firing of rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israel.
May 22, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
The Israeli army said it arrested 32 suspected Palestinian Islamic militants in the West Bank in two days of raids. It said 13 Palestinians were arrested Sunday and 19 Monday. Israel's Haaretz daily newspaper said the arrests in areas throughout the West Bank were the result of information gained during the interrogation of top Hamas figure Hassan Salameh, who was captured in the West Bank city of Hebron on Friday.
November 6, 1995 | From Reuters
A black border surrounded the front page of the Jerusalem Post newspaper on Sunday. "Rabin Assassinated," its top headline screamed. "No Israeli, no Jew, no decent human being anywhere can help being shaken to the core, shattered to the depth of his and her soul by the news," it wrote in a rare front-page editorial. Israeli newspapers, reporting Rabin's killing by a Jewish gunman at a peace rally, reflected the shock and fury that swept the Jewish state on Sunday.
December 24, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Defense Minister Moshe Arens appointed a committee today to study possible economic development in the occupied Gaza Strip, in what was seen as a first step toward separating the territory's economy from Israel's. Any encouragement of development in the occupied territories would be a reversal of Israel's policy of keeping Gaza and the West Bank dependent on Israeli goods and employing Palestinians as cheap labor in Israel.
March 8, 1990 | From Times wire services
Israel, under U.S. pressure to convene peace talks with Palestinians, warned former President Jimmy Carter today not to side with the Arabs on his Middle East trip next week. Carter forged the historic 1979 Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty, and Israeli newspapers say he would now like to mediate the Arab-Israeli conflict. The former President will meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders when he visits four Middle Eastern countries and the Israeli-occupied territories.
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