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May 26, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Israel's attorney general recommended that Transportation Minister Yitzhak Mordechai stand trial for having allegedly sexually assaulted three women during the past eight years. Leor Horev, the minister's advisor, said Mordechai plans to resign Sunday. Mordechai will remain in parliament but will waive his immunity and stand trial. Mordechai, a former defense minister and a highly decorated army officer, has denied any wrongdoing.
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November 7, 1995 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amir Zilka, a Jew, remembered him with Psalms at the Western Wall. Omran Siyam, a Muslim, prayed for him at the Dome of the Rock. Sister Katrina, a Christian, lighted candles to his memory in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Thus did common purpose settle over the holiest places of three great religions Monday in the fractured city that is the cradle of their faith. It was the parting gift of Yitzhak Rabin, the warrior who died making peace.
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January 26, 1991
Who: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister. Born: 1950 Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Background: Former army captain, formerly Israel's U.N. ambassador; a member of the Knesset, or Parliament, for Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir's Likud Party; shares Shamir's view against allowing a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza.
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December 19, 1995 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The head of Israel's secret service and five other officials of Shin Bet were warned Monday by the commission investigating Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination that the panel's findings could harm them. The letters of warning issued by the Shamgar Commission were seen as a serious blow to Shin Bet's already badly damaged reputation as a crack internal security force.
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October 28, 1988 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
Former Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon was involved in an ill-starred 1982 plot to overthrow Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini that also involved several people who would emerge three years later as key figures in the Iran-Contra arms-for-hostages affair, according to a book scheduled to be published next week. The previously secret plan had the approval of the late CIA Director William J.
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September 26, 1988 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Despite uncomfortable parallels to tragic episodes in Jewish history, proposals to somehow remove the Arab population from land occupied by Israel are creeping from the fringes of Israeli political discourse into mainstream arenas of public debate. In Israel, the notion of Arab deportation is known as "transfer." The idea has become current in the wake of the nine-month Arab uprising against Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
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March 29, 2000 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wrapping up a seven-month fraud investigation, Israeli police recommended Tuesday that former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, be indicted on criminal charges. The case has become emblematic of a raft of shocking corruption inquiries involving the top echelons of Israeli government and business, including the president, the ruling party and the publisher of a leading newspaper.
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November 7, 1995 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a younger woman and diplomat's wife, Leah Rabin admired Jacqueline Kennedy and tried to emulate her elegant style. She adopted the haircut and well-tailored suits. She had Kennedy's knack for hospitality. But never did she imagine she would find herself in Kennedy's shoes as the widow of a visionary head of state. At her husband's funeral Monday, Rabin greeted an unprecedented collection of world leaders who came to Israel to pay their last respects to slain Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
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November 7, 1995 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
It's Monday. The clock here is ticking toward 4 a.m. In Jerusalem it is nearing 2 p.m. Seated in the first row beside his wife, Hillary, is President Bill Clinton, a black yarmulke, or skullcap, sitting high on his block of gray hair. Beside him, his face showing no emotion, is Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Jordan's King Hussein arrives with the taller Queen Noor, who takes a seat beside Israeli Foreign Minister and acting Prime Minister Shimon Peres.
NEWS
November 5, 1995
Here is the text of President Clinton's statement Saturday on the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. "The world has lost one of its greatest men, a warrior for his nation's freedom and now a martyr for his nation's peace. "To Leah Rabin and her children, Hillary and I send our love and our prayers. To the people of Israel, I want you to know that the hearts and prayers of all Americans are with you.
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