April 5, 2006 |
Israeli warplanes fired three missiles into the Gaza Strip compound of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in response to Palestinian rocket fire, the first such Israeli attack since the militant group Hamas took power last week. The attack did not appear aimed at Abbas. The site was scarcely occupied, and the Israeli army gave no explanation for hitting the security compound of the moderate leader, who was in the West Bank at the time.
October 18, 2007 |
An opera by Richard Wagner -- whose music and anti-Semitic writings influenced Adolf Hitler -- will be performed by an orchestra made up of Israeli and Arab musicians and conducted by a Jew at an open-air theater built by the Nazis.
September 24, 1987 |
Israelis celebrated the start of the Jewish New Year on Wednesday, with rabbis blowing the traditional ram's horn.
January 2, 2013 |
JERUSALEM - Two years after construction began, Israel has finished the bulk of the work on a fence along its border with Egypt. Closing off the rambling, 140-mile-long stretch of desert border will prevent the "unfettered flow of illegal infiltrators, the smuggling of drugs and weapons," said a statement from the Defense Ministry, which oversaw the $400-million engineering project. Speaking at a ceremony marking the completion of the main section, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the effort to curb the illegal entry of migrants from Africa, reduced from more than 2,000 a month in January 2012 to fewer than 40 in December.
April 23, 2004 |
An Israeli Arab taken hostage in Iraq on April 8 and accused of spying for Israel was released by his captors Thursday, his U.S.-based employer said. Research Triangle International Vice President Sally Johnson said employee Nabil George Razouk "is safe and sound." Dozens of foreigners have been abducted in Iraq in recent weeks and most have been released unharmed. One Italian hostage has been killed.
June 22, 1991 |
Most Israelis favor territorial concessions in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, where Palestinians have been in revolt for 42 months, according to an opinion poll published Friday. But the poll by the independent Guttman Institute showed most Israelis would hold on to East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, annexed by Israel after their capture along with the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the 1967 Middle East War.
January 2, 2004 |
Eight Israelis and Palestinians left on an expedition to climb an unnamed, unconquered mountain in Antarctica, vowing to show they can work together under difficult conditions. The two yachts carrying the six men and two women of the "Breaking the Ice" expedition sailed from Puerto Williams, a Chilean naval base. "I think we are setting a very good example on how different people can live and cooperate together," leader Heskel Nathaniel said as the expedition sailed off in good weather.
May 16, 2002
Re "It's Too Early for a Palestine State," Commentary, May 14: Avi Davis should certainly provoke a large and vocal response with his call for a return to the 19th century, the century of European imperialism. Every caricature from that period appears in Davis' polemic. I find it hard to credit that in these supposedly modern times there are still some who believe that it is the white man's duty to bring enlightenment to the hapless Palestinians. But, it is our burden, so we must lead them out of the error of their ways--as soon as we crush them, of course.
February 9, 1991 |
During the war's first few days, Israelis were too stunned to laugh about the unfolding events, but any hesitations have passed. Today, jokes fill the newspapers and make the rounds mouth-to-mouth. "CNN has been amazing," popular singer Danny Sanderson said on television a few days ago. "I wouldn't be surprised to see Bernard Shaw riding a Scud as it flew from Iraq to Israel, just to get the story. 'We're crossing Jordan now,' he would say. 'I see Tel Aviv in the distance.'
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December 15, 1985 |
The Egyptian Supreme Court ruled Saturday that a military tribunal can legally try an Egyptian policeman accused of killing seven Israeli tourists in October, Egypt's Middle East News Agency reported. The agency said the court ruled that under existing emergency laws, the country's president has the right to refer any case to a military tribunal. Police Cpl. Soliman Khater, 25, has been charged with murdering seven tourists and trying to kill two others at a beach on the Gulf of Aqaba on Oct. 5.