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April 24, 1990
Israeli politicians are approaching a make-or-break point in their attempts to form a new government. Thursday is the deadline that President Chaim Herzog has given Labor Party leader Shimon Peres to find the 61 votes he needs to build a majority in the Knesset, Israel's Parliament. The preceding week was marked by a frenzied round of deal-making and -breaking, death threats and a tear-gas grenade attack on a religious party's meeting site.
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February 18, 1992
Israel's election season shifts into high gear this week as the country's two biggest parties select the candidates for prime minister. The Labor Party, following a string of disappointing performances at the polls, is holding its first-ever open primary Wednesday. More than 150,000 Labor faithful will choose from among four rivals for the top spot on the party's list of parliamentary candidates. The favorite is Yitzhak Rabin, a former prime minister.
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February 5, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey and Edmund Sanders
WASHINGTON - President Obama plans to travel to Israel this spring, making his first trip of his presidency to the close U.S. ally. White House spokesman Jay Carney confirmed the trip Tuesday, although he offered no dates and few details. Carney said the president and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the visit on a Jan. 28 phone call. The president will also visit Jordan and the West Bank on the trip, he said. News of the impending visit first broke in Israel, where it drew big headlines.
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February 15, 1994 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israeli Tourism Minister Uzi Bara looked up from the lunch table with eyes as wide as his future vision of the profits that peace will reap. First, he said, will come the Christian pilgrims--millions of them from the world over, flocking to the holy sites where Jesus was born, where he lived and died--the fruits of the recent peace between Israel and the Vatican after two millennia of estrangement.
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February 27, 2011 | By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times
Jaffa Road has witnessed empires come and go, watched camel caravans give way to stagecoaches and automobiles, seen pilgrims and pioneers, businessmen and bombers. Now change is coming once again to the iconic Jerusalem route. Supplemented by a network of designated buses and pedestrian malls, a new light-rail train along the city's main thoroughfare will "revolutionize transportation and the city too," said Nadav Meroz, acting director of the Jerusalem Transportation Master Plan.
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