March 27, 1992 |
Hello, is Yasser Arafat in? Israel's telephone company inaugurated direct-dial service to 10 Arab countries Thursday, ignoring protests from some Arab governments that they should agree by treaty before such direct links are opened. The list includes Lebanon and Jordan, both of which border Israel, as well as the oil-producing states of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
January 22, 1991 |
When war broke out in the Persian Gulf, the American public heard the news from CNN, the British public from the BBC and the Israeli public from a kindly, balding man in corduroy slippers reporting from his modest home in the heart of Tel Aviv. Mickey Gurdus, dubbed "the Eyes and Ears of Israel" by the local press, rules by satellite dish and shortwave antenna over an electronic empire that stretches across the globe.
May 21, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider blocking a constitutional challenge to the government's secret wiretapping of international phone calls and emails. At issue is whether Americans who have regular dealings with overseas clients and co-workers can sue to challenge the sweep of this surveillance if they have a “reasonable fear” their calls will be monitored. The case, to be heard in the fall, will put a spotlight on a secret surveillance program that won congressional approval in the last year of President George W. Bush's presidency.
September 12, 2002 |
In a rare mutiny against the power of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian legislators Wednesday forced his newly appointed Cabinet to resign--the latest sign of his crumbling authority. Arafat also announced that presidential and parliamentary elections would be held Jan 20. He had hoped that at last fixing a date would stave off the challenge to his Cabinet, but the maneuver failed.
May 20, 2001 |
A struggle that began with rocks and bullets and quickly moved to roadside bombs and helicopter gunships has jumped to a precarious new level, as Israelis and Palestinians hurtle toward what an increasing number on both sides fear could be full-fledged war. By unleashing fighter jets Friday against population centers in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the Middle East's mightiest army crossed a Rubicon in its attempts to crush a bloody Palestinian revolt.
March 30, 1998 |
History is written by the victors, it is often said, but in Israel even the winners do not agree on how to portray their past. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Jewish state, government-run Israel Television is airing a 22-part documentary series that has enraged many Israelis and apparently enlightened others by telling the story of their country's founding from the perspective of the vanquished as well as the victors.