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April 16, 1999 | From Associated Press
A powerful ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was sentenced to prison Thursday for taking bribes, capping a drama likely to affect the tight Israeli election race. Aryeh Deri, the leader of the ultra-Orthodox ethnically based Shas Party, received four years in prison--a tough sentence that could rally Shas supporters among Sephardic Jews to the May 17 polls.
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April 16, 1999 | From Associated Press
A powerful ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was sentenced to prison Thursday for taking bribes, capping a drama likely to affect the tight Israeli election race. Aryeh Deri, the leader of the ultra-Orthodox ethnically based Shas Party, received four years in prison--a tough sentence that could rally Shas supporters among Sephardic Jews to the May 17 polls.
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May 31, 1996 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While candidates Shimon Peres and Benjamin Netanyahu maintained a tight-lipped silence Thursday, awaiting final results of Israel's cliffhanger election, broad smiles and celebrations were the order of the day among the voting's undisputed winners: a trio of small religious parties whose voice in Israel's parliament has just grown gigantic. "We will turn the Knesset into a beit knesset," shouted one man, using the Hebrew term for "synagogue," at a celebratory bash.
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May 31, 1996 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While candidates Shimon Peres and Benjamin Netanyahu maintained a tight-lipped silence Thursday, awaiting final results of Israel's cliffhanger election, broad smiles and celebrations were the order of the day among the voting's undisputed winners: a trio of small religious parties whose voice in Israel's parliament has just grown gigantic. "We will turn the Knesset into a beit knesset," shouted one man, using the Hebrew term for "synagogue," at a celebratory bash.
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July 12, 1992 | Associated Press
Rival Palestinian factions at odds over peace negotiations with Israel clashed anew Saturday in the occupied Gaza Strip despite a day-old truce brokered by outside mediators. The fighting marked the latest round in a power struggle between the Muslim fundamentalist group Hamas and the Palestine Liberation Organization's Fatah faction. Hamas opposes the Fatah-backed autonomy negotiations with Israel as a sellout.
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November 24, 1986 | United Press International
Foreign Minister Shimon Peres today declined to tell legislators whether Israel was involved in U.S. arms shipments to Iran but said Israel has no policy to supply arms to Tehran. Shortly after Peres refused to confirm or deny a reported Israeli role in the "arms-for-hostages deal," two small opposition parties dropped plans to put the government to a vote of confidence Tuesday over its policy of secrecy.
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