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March 25, 2001 | From Associated Press
Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian in an exchange of fire Saturday after a day of demonstrations in which Israeli Arabs joined Palestinians to protest severe Israeli travel restrictions. Palestinians opened fire on soldiers south of Bethlehem, and the troops fired back, wounding one of the attackers, the army said. Israeli paramedics treated the wounded man, but he died.
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July 17, 1999 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 1 million Arabs live in Israel as citizens of the Jewish state. Those who are old enough may vote in Israeli elections, and they regularly send a handful of their own to parliament. Yet Israeli Arabs feel like second-class citizens--a fact underscored these days by the fierce debate over whether an Israeli Arab legislator should be able to serve on a committee that handles sensitive security issues. When it first came up, the mere idea horrified some Jewish politicians.
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December 29, 1992 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The growing tensions between Israel's Arab minority and the Jewish majority exploded Monday evening in a tumultuous session of Parliament that almost resulted in members coming to blows. The issue formally before the Knesset was the long-delayed equalization of government child-support payments to Arab and Jewish parents.
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July 26, 1999 | DOUGLAS E. MIRELL, Douglas E. Mirell is a founder and president-elect of the Progressive Jewish Alliance
The irony could not be richer. Barely one week after House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt (D-Mo.) timorously withdrew his nomination of Salam Al-Marayati to serve on the National Commission on Terrorism, the government of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak appointed Israeli Arab Hashem Mahameed to the Knesset's Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee. Mahameed's selection marked the first time in its 51-year history that Israel's parliament had appointed a non-Jew to such a sensitive post.
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June 12, 2005 | Kristen Stevens, Associated Press Writer
At a recent family wedding, Khaled Mahameed says, no one talked to him. Neighbors curse him at the supermarket. A relative accuses him of unwittingly playing into Israel's hands. The reason: This Israeli Muslim has embarked on a lonely mission to teach his fellow Arabs about the Nazi Holocaust. Mahameed's newly opened Holocaust institute in the biblical town of Nazareth is a modest operation, with occasional lectures and about 60 photos documenting the genocide mounted on the walls.
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October 31, 2000 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a month-old wave of deadly violence burst into the heart of Jerusalem on Monday, beleaguered Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak was fighting for his political life in a hostile parliament eager to throw him out of office. Late Monday, in a stark escalation ordered as retaliation for killings in Jerusalem and other attacks, Israeli helicopter gunships fired rockets at political and police headquarters of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat in at least three cities.
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March 10, 2001 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Salah Tarif, the first non-Jew to serve in an Israeli government, is under no illusions about the political minefield that awaits him as he takes up his post as minister without portfolio in hard-liner Ariel Sharon's Cabinet. "Everything I say or do is being put under a microscope," Tarif said in an interview here in his ancestral village near Israel's northern border.
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August 30, 2001 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under U.S. and European pressure, Israeli armor pulled out of the West Bank town of Beit Jala early today, ending a two-day invasion after Palestinian leaders agreed to stop attacks on a nearby Jewish neighborhood, the army and witnesses said. Shooting stopped about midnight, and the pullout was completed by dawn, security officials and witnesses said. One Beit Jala family whose house had been taken over by troops said by telephone that the soldiers left about 5 a.m.
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October 3, 2000 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the bloodiest day yet, clashes between security forces and Israel's Arabs spread so widely Monday that both sides spoke fearfully of the violence spiraling into a communal war between the country's Jewish majority and Arab minority. In addition to battling Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on the fifth day of violent protests, Israeli police were fighting stone-throwing protesters in their own back yard--in Israeli towns from the Negev desert in the south to Nazareth in the north.
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October 15, 1999 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheik Raed Salah, a hard-line leader of Israel's Islamic Movement, chooses his words with care when he speaks of recent evidence that Israeli Arabs are involved in attacks against Jews. Israel's long history of discrimination against its Arab citizens "is not a justification for violence," said Salah, the mayor of this scruffy Israeli Arab town--and the object of intensive new scrutiny by a government that says it has no choice but to act against extremists within Israel's own borders.
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