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October 7, 1991 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Israel, the question of who, if anyone, is allowed to break the taboo of talking to the Palestine Liberation Organization got caught up in a tragicomic tangle of superfine distinctions Sunday. An Israeli court sentenced peace activist Abie Nathan to 18 months in jail for talking to PLO chief Yasser Arafat this summer. According to law, no Israeli can make contact with members of "terrorist organizations."
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March 18, 2009 | Richard Boudreaux
The split screen seemed to capture Israel's mood of frustration over its setbacks in recent years. On one side, television viewers saw the somber face of Ehud Olmert as he addressed them Tuesday evening for perhaps the last time as prime minister. His message: Marathon efforts to win the release of a captured soldier had failed. The other side showed the soldier's dejected parents as they listened from a tent outside Olmert's residence.
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NEWS
September 14, 1993 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The school principal stared at the loaded Uzi machine pistol on the floor a few feet away, briefly pondered the dramatic political changes unfolding around him, then began to speak. "The people of Israel have always had to distinguish between things that will pass and things that are permanent," he said. "This is one of those things that will pass."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2000 | HUSSEIN IBISH, Hussein Ibish is communications director for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
As the Lebanese people have finally liberated themselves from more than two decades of Israeli occupation, most American commentators are reacting with only one concern: Will northern Israel be safe from attack? The focus on this misleading question is the result of a widespread acceptance of the official Israeli line that its 22-year rampage in southern Lebanon was in essence a futile quest for peace in a hostile region.
WORLD
March 18, 2009 | Richard Boudreaux
The split screen seemed to capture Israel's mood of frustration over its setbacks in recent years. On one side, television viewers saw the somber face of Ehud Olmert as he addressed them Tuesday evening for perhaps the last time as prime minister. His message: Marathon efforts to win the release of a captured soldier had failed. The other side showed the soldier's dejected parents as they listened from a tent outside Olmert's residence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2000 | HUSSEIN IBISH, Hussein Ibish is communications director for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
As the Lebanese people have finally liberated themselves from more than two decades of Israeli occupation, most American commentators are reacting with only one concern: Will northern Israel be safe from attack? The focus on this misleading question is the result of a widespread acceptance of the official Israeli line that its 22-year rampage in southern Lebanon was in essence a futile quest for peace in a hostile region.
NEWS
July 17, 1989 | From Reuters
The unemployment rate in Israel has risen above 9%, the highest in more than 20 years, with more than 140,000 Israelis jobless, Israel Television said Sunday. Unemployment last year was 6.4%.
NEWS
June 3, 1985
Security forces have arrested 13 members of a Palestinian guerrilla cell suspected of committing several killings with weapons bought from Israelis, Israel radio said. Cell members allegedly killed three Gaza residents they suspected of collaborating with Israel in 1984, including Abdul-Karim Kishta, the mayor of the Gaza town of Rafah. The Israeli military said it could not confirm the radio report.
NEWS
March 19, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Israeli and U.S. officials Monday rejected a reported offer by Yasser Arafat to participate in direct talks with the Jewish state, a proposal that appeared to mark a tactical retreat on the part of the PLO leader. "I accept talks with the Israelis in the presence of the five permanent members of the (U.N.) Security Council at the negotiating table because I want a guarantee, and I need the pressure of the five on Israel," Arafat was quoted in the Paris newspaper Le Figaro.
OPINION
January 7, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
In its quest for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, the United States has pursued essentially the same objective over several administrations. So when Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced during his latest round of shuttle diplomacy that "we can achieve a permanent-status agreement that results in two states for two peoples if we stay focused," skepticism was understandable. Not just because the peace process has been so tragically unsuccessful over the last 15 years, but because even today, each side seems intent on thumbing its nose at the other.
NEWS
September 14, 1993 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The school principal stared at the loaded Uzi machine pistol on the floor a few feet away, briefly pondered the dramatic political changes unfolding around him, then began to speak. "The people of Israel have always had to distinguish between things that will pass and things that are permanent," he said. "This is one of those things that will pass."
NEWS
October 7, 1991 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Israel, the question of who, if anyone, is allowed to break the taboo of talking to the Palestine Liberation Organization got caught up in a tragicomic tangle of superfine distinctions Sunday. An Israeli court sentenced peace activist Abie Nathan to 18 months in jail for talking to PLO chief Yasser Arafat this summer. According to law, no Israeli can make contact with members of "terrorist organizations."
NEWS
March 21, 1993 | Reuters
Gunmen shot and killed an Israeli reserve soldier in an ambush in the occupied West Bank on Saturday night, an army spokesman said. The spokesman said two soldiers were also wounded when the gunmen fired on an army vehicle on patrol west of the Jewish settlement of Ariel. Muslim gunmen earlier killed an Israeli soldier in a pre-dawn ambush in the Jabaliya refugee camp in the occupied Gaza Strip.
NEWS
May 23, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
The Israeli Labor Ministry announced plans Monday to crack down on Palestinians working in the Jewish state illegally and free their jobs for unemployed Israelis. Spokesman Arye Pikel said the ministry is not trying to throw 45,000 legally employed Arabs from the Israeli-occupied territories out of their jobs. "We want to end illegal employment of a further 60,000 Arabs working without social benefits or medical protection," he said. "Since many Arabs would not want the jobs . . . if they became legal and they had to pay taxes, we want the jobs for Israelis."
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