April 21, 1999 |
From where she sits in the small grocery her family owns on Casa Nova Street, Juliette Mazzawi can hear the fiery words emanating from the loudspeakers at a makeshift mosque just down the block. The 43-year-old Christian listens to what she considers to be anti-Christian sermons and feels afraid--and she's surprised to feel that way.
November 13, 1998 |
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday dismissed criticism from Palestinian Authority officials and Israeli opposition leaders over a decision to begin construction at a politically sensitive site in East Jerusalem.
April 12, 1998 |
At 89, Yosef Burg looks back on Israel's first half-century as an elder measures the accomplishments of his offspring, and he issues a sober judgment: "First of all, I would like to say that we exist." In fact, this is no understatement from one of Israel's preeminent politicians, who has seen the Jewish state from its hardscrabble beginnings through five wars and myriad international crises. Against all odds, Israel exists.
May 22, 1997 |
On a vast expanse of open land in the rocky hills west of this booming Israeli settlement, the next explosive housing controversy may be taking shape. To Benny Kashriel, the mayor of Maale Adumim, the plans for a new neighborhood on the city's outskirts will allow it to attract thousands of residents and Jerusalem-area visitors with hotels, shops and new homes. "It's a question of business," Kashriel said of the proposal for 1,500 apartments and 3,000 hotel rooms. "It's not ideological at all."
April 3, 1997 |
Israel acknowledged Wednesday that it had quietly approved expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, adding to tensions on a day of new violence and anger between Israelis and Palestinians. A firebomb smashed into an Israeli army truck in the West Bank, sending it tumbling down a slope near the Jalazoun refugee camp and injuring 13 soldiers. In a nearby village, Israeli motorists beat a Palestinian they accused of stoning their car.
April 1, 1997 |
A move by the 22 members of the Arab League to freeze relations with Israel and reactivate an economic boycott of the Jewish state was a message to Israelis that they should reconsider a government that is leading the region into danger, Arab diplomats said Monday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacted sharply to the Arab League resolution adopted at a two-day meeting in Cairo.