July 17, 2001 |
A suicide bomber killed himself and two Israeli soldiers at a crowded bus stop north of Tel Aviv on Monday, bringing Israel and the Palestinians closer to conflagration as Israel quickly retaliated. Israeli tanks shelled Palestinian security outposts in the West Bank towns of Tulkarm and Jenin just hours after the bombing. No casualties were reported.
June 30, 2001 |
Lenny Krayzelburg is going to swim at the Maccabiah Games next month in Israel. Krayzelburg's mother very much wants him to stay home. Krayzelburg's father very much wants his son to go. The Maccabiah Games are sometimes called the Jewish Olympics. The Games are held every four years in Israel. Jewish athletes from around the world come to compete and also to fill their souls with a sense of their heritage.
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June 23, 2001
How many cliches can a director of publications at the Israeli Democracy Institute cram into one short newspaper article? Judging by Uri Dromi's latest effort ("A Letter to an American Jewish Friend," Commentary, June 17), quite a few. His ideas are old, worn out and wrong. Some of them are even dangerous. To imagine, at this stage of the game, that by giving up the settlements Israel would suddenly become much stronger and united is a naive delusion recognized by most Israelis. That's why Prime Minister Ariel Sharon currently enjoys such a wide public support.
June 16, 2001 |
Organizers of the Maccabiah Games said Friday that this summer's Jewish Olympics-style event will go on as scheduled even though nearly half the athletes from abroad will stay away out of fear of violence. "There will be a Maccabiah on July 16," said Iris Dror, a spokeswoman for the games. Arieh Shumer, director-general of Israel's ministry of science, culture and sports, said the final number of participants remains in question. "We have another month. . . . [It] is a long time.
June 11, 2001 |
Fearful of terrorist attacks, growing numbers of diaspora Jews are canceling planned visits to Israel this summer in a trend that is outraging the nation's political leaders and deepening its sense of gloom over the conflict with the Palestinians. So many Jewish athletes have refused to come here for the Maccabiah Games, held every four years and scheduled to open July 16, that organizers pleaded with the government Sunday to postpone the event for a year.
June 6, 2000 |
Four of five officials found guilty of negligence in the collapse of a footbridge at the 1997 Maccabiah Games were sentenced to prison terms Monday. Four Australian athletes died in the bridge collapse. The Maccabiah Games bring Jewish athletes from around the world to Israel for competitions and festivities every four years. On July 14, 1997, athletes were to enter a stadium for a gala opening ceremony by way of a rickety footbridge over the polluted Yarkon River.