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June 22, 1987
Vandals torched two cars belonging to Palestinian journalist Hanna Siniora, who sent shock waves through Israel two weeks ago by announcing he would be the first Arab to run for the Jerusalem City Council. Siniora, editor of the East Jerusalem newspaper Al Fajr, said the vandals also painted a slogan on a wall near his house proclaiming in Arabic: "Jerusalem will only be the capital of Palestine."
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June 22, 1987
Vandals torched two cars belonging to Palestinian journalist Hanna Siniora, who sent shock waves through Israel two weeks ago by announcing he would be the first Arab to run for the Jerusalem City Council. Siniora, editor of the East Jerusalem newspaper Al Fajr, said the vandals also painted a slogan on a wall near his house proclaiming in Arabic: "Jerusalem will only be the capital of Palestine."
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June 6, 1987 | From Reuters
Militant Rabbi Meir Kahane, a member of Parliament who campaigns to expel all Arabs from Israeli-ruled territory, said Friday he is considering running for mayor of Jerusalem. The statement by New York-born Kahane came a day after Hanna Siniora, a prominent Palestinian newspaper editor in Arab East Jerusalem, said he would head the first list of Arab candidates for Jerusalem's municipal elections in November, 1988.
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October 30, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shouting "traitor, traitor," scores of jeering protesters prevented Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek from campaigning on the principal pedestrian mall here this week, dramatizing the bitter contests under way in Israel's municipal elections. "People must understand they are voting on peace," Rabin said at a later stop where the crowd was friendlier. "A vote for Teddy is a vote for peace; a vote for (challenger Ehud) Olmert is a vote against it."
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March 6, 2002 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israel on Tuesday killed three top commanders of a militia loyal to Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, and Palestinians fired long-range rockets for the first time into an Israeli city, amid shrill cries for revenge and growing despair, fear and hate. In rapid-fire succession, Israelis and Palestinians attacked each other throughout the day and night and braced for more violence as fighting here escalated to its deadliest level yet.
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August 9, 1987 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
Hanna Siniora knew his announcement would kick up a political storm. But he said he was in such despair over what appears to be another breakdown of the so-called Middle East peace process that he could not resist. Siniora, a prominent Palestinian journalist, said he will put forward a slate of Palestinian candidates in the next Jerusalem municipal election, scheduled for November, 1988, in the hope of winning enough seats on the City Council to protect the interests of the city's Arab minority.
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January 25, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders
JERUSALEM - With elections looming, waitress Gal Har-Gaash, 21, favored a strong, conservative leader like Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, head of the Likud Party. Long-time liberal Yakov Castro, 38, was attracted by Labor Party Chair Shelly Yachimovich's promise to lower Israel's high cost of living. But when they cast their votes in Tuesday's national election, both reached the same conclusion: pick the newly formed centrist party Yesh Atid, led by Yair Lapid. Har-Gaash said she thought Netanyahu's ruling party was a shoo-in for reelection, so she voted for Lapid and Yesh Atid in the hopes that the former TV journalist would join the next coalition government and prevent it from drifting too far to the right.
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