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January 2, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Efforts to find a compromise that would keep Israel's divided government intact were deadlocked Monday, and officials close to Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir said that he is determined to assert his authority over dovish ministers in the teetering coalition. "The prime minister is standing firm," said Yosef Ben-Aharon, a top aide to Shamir.
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April 26, 2002 | WILLIAM ORME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Negotiations with Israel over a U.N. investigation into its three-week occupation of the Jenin refugee camp got underway here late Thursday and will resume today, U.N. officials said, as the fact-finding team prepares to leave for the Middle East. The Israeli delegation, arriving for talks at the U.N. Secretariat, said it hoped to be able to resolve its concerns about the U.N. mission--and to avert another Security Council meeting on the issue.
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April 13, 1988 | ROBERT SCHEER, Times Staff Writer
Irving Howe, author of "World of Our Fathers," a classic on American-Jewish life, was nearly prevented from speaking in Beverly Hills last month.
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April 21, 2002 | TRACY WILKINSON and T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It was 4 a.m. April 3 when the first Israeli soldiers crept into the Jenin refugee camp, the cinder-block houses looming pale and white in the darkness. Steeled to battle what they had been told was a garrison of armed terrorists, the soldiers advanced steadily northward through the camp, a riot of concrete buildings and narrow alleys sprawled over a gently sloping hillside.
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February 21, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
The Israeli army Monday destroyed one house and sealed three others belonging to Palestinians suspected of throwing gasoline bombs at Israeli buses and army vehicles in the occupied territories. Elsewhere in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, at least 19 Palestinians were wounded by army gunfire on the second day of a three-day general strike, Palestinians sources said. The army had no information on the incidents.
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October 19, 1988 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
A 5-year-old boy and a Palestinian youth were killed by gunfire from Israeli troops during anti-government protests Tuesday, and a leading Jewish expert on the occupied territories said that government efforts to end the Arab uprising are resulting in a "horrifying increase" in violations of Palestinian civil rights. The boy, Zia Haj Mohammed, is believed to be the youngest victim of army gunfire in more than 10 months of anti-Israeli unrest in the territories.
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March 16, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr. and DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir's government fell Thursday night on a tense parliamentary vote of no confidence as the rightist Likud Party leader doggedly refused to accept an American formula to start Israel's first peace talks with the Palestinians. The vote was 60 against Shamir's government, 55 in favor of it and five key abstentions. Shamir's defeat marked the first time in Israel's 41 years of independence a government had lost a no-confidence vote in the Knesset, Israel's Parliament.
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October 20, 1991 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Moments after their final meeting with Secretary of State James A. Baker III, when the Palestinians at last pledged to go to talks in Madrid with Israel over the fate of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, negotiator Hanan Ashrawi murmured to a reporter, "What else could we do? We had no choice."
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June 12, 1991 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some say the trouble began after some 6- and 7-year-olds taunted a column of teen-age Muslim nationalists parading through the winding Old City of Nablus. The Muslims boxed the ears of some of the toddlers and offended their big brothers, who belonged to a rival gang from the Palestine Liberation Organization. Others say the conflict stemmed from simple turf battles between the Muslims and the secular PLO youths. No matter.
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March 21, 2001 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush admonished visiting Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Tuesday to avoid provocative acts such as expanding Jewish housing in disputed areas, possibly rekindling the friction that marred the relationship between Israel and his father's administration.
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April 14, 2002 | From Associated Press
The statement issued Saturday by Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat on the WAFA news agency, translated from Arabic: The Palestinian leadership and his excellency, President Arafat, express their deep condemnation for all terrorist activities, whether it is state terrorism, terrorism by a group or individual terrorism. This position comes from our steady principle that rejects using violence and terror against civilians as a way to achieve political goals.
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April 9, 2002 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an ominous reflection of growing Arab anger at the United States, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell was greeted on the first leg of his high-stakes Mideast mission Monday with a testy challenge about the Bush administration's priorities and new demands before the Arab world will aid the peace effort.
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April 9, 2002 | WILLIAM ORME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. said it would block an Arab attempt to get the Security Council to pass its fourth resolution on the Middle East crisis in four weeks, arguing in a protracted debate here Monday that further U.N. action could undermine Secretary of State Colin L. Powell's cease-fire mission. Nasser Kidwa, the Palestinian representative to the U.N.
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April 5, 2002 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Declaring that "enough is enough," President Bush announced Thursday that he is dispatching Secretary of State Colin L. Powell to the Middle East next week in a bold but risky bid to end the raging violence and get Israel and the Palestinians back to the peace table. "The storms of violence cannot go on," Bush said in a Rose Garden speech that included a series of stern messages for Palestinian and Israeli leaders as well as for regional players in the escalating crisis.
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April 5, 2002 | From Associated Press
The text of President Bush's remarks Thursday on the Middle East, as transcribed by EMedia MillWorks Inc.: Good morning. During the course of one week, the situation in the Middle East has deteriorated dramatically. Last Wednesday, my special envoy, Anthony Zinni, reported to me that we were on the verge of a cease-fire agreement that would have spared Palestinian and Israeli lives.
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April 5, 2002 | MICHAEL SLACKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His voice clear and stern, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak went on national television Thursday to lash out at Israel's "inhumane" treatment of the Palestinians. But as he appeared to be building toward a dramatic announcement, jabbing his finger in the air, he instead declared Egypt's commitment to peace--with Israel.
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February 18, 1990 | From Associated Press
Israeli soldiers backed by helicopters raided a West Bank village and tracked down Palestinian fugitives in nearby caves, arresting more than 100 suspected uprising activists, the army and state radio said Saturday. In the Gaza Strip, a 22-year-old Palestinian woman was killed Saturday morning by fellow Palestinians who accused her of helping Israeli authorities, Arab reports said. The woman, Ishanhaz Timraz, was murdered on the main street in the Gaza town of Rafah when she went to a U.N.
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February 18, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Military abuse against Palestinians and the response of Israeli authorities to such cases are fueling a bitter debate in Israel: Are individual soldiers to blame, or is it the fault of the orders they are given? Two budding controversies are pulling the debate into the open. In one, a military wife is campaigning to avert a trial of her husband for ordering troops to beat Palestinian detainees.
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April 5, 2002 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX and CAROLYN COLE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Israeli tanks with searchlights rumbled through darkened, near-deserted streets here late Thursday, tightening their hold on Nablus, the West Bank's largest city, and surrounding three refugee camps where Palestinian gunmen were barricaded behind sandbags and garbage bins.
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April 3, 2002 | TRACY WILKINSON and RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Laying waste to one of the last remaining symbols of Palestinian autonomy, Israel bombarded the West Bank's central security headquarters Tuesday and then--through direct U.S. mediation--agreed to a mass surrender by the enemy. As his army expanded a 5-day-old offensive in the West Bank, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon threatened to send besieged Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat into exile with a "one-way ticket."
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