May 18, 1996 |
Natan Sharansky was stepping down from the podium at a housing rally to make his way through a ramshackle camp of homeless squatters near the prime minister's office when an Israeli woman shorter and stouter than he cut the famous Russian dissident off at the pass. "Since you came from Russia, you have gotten a house, a car, everything you wanted," said Amalia Fatkash, jabbing her cigarette in Sharansky's face.
March 29, 1991 |
British publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell launched an Israeli Russian-language weekly newspaper, Vremya, produced by Soviet Jewish emigres. Maxwell said he hopes eventually to circulate the newspaper in Moscow. The Vremya staff, which has been publishing a daily Russian-language page in the Hebrew newspaper Maariv, is made up of Russian Jews who emigrated to Israel. Natan Sharansky, the celebrated former dissident, is chairman of the editorial board.
May 25, 1989
The ailing mother-in-law of former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky was secretly flown from Moscow to Jerusalem in a humanitarian mission approved by the Soviet government, a U.S. physician said. Svetlana Stiglitz, 62, left Moscow on a stretcher Sunday night and arrived at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem on Monday, Dr. Michael Baden said. Baden said she was met in London by her son-in-law. Baden said Stiglitz "had broken her hip, which was untreated, and had numerous bedsores. She was very depressed and dehydrated."
February 20, 1987 |
Western countries adopt a double standard when they cheer token political changes in the Soviet Union but reject similar moves in South Africa, former Soviet prisoner Natan Sharansky said today. Peering through the bars of a mock jail cell across the street from the Soviet Mission to the United Nations, Sharansky also repeated charges that the release today from prison of dissident Hebrew teacher Josef Begun and other dissidents earlier are merely "cosmetic gestures" by Soviet leader Mikhail S.
September 15, 2006
Re "Failing a terror test," Opinion, Sept. 12 Natan Sharansky claims that Hezbollah receives $100 million a year from Iran and is therefore a proxy for that state. Israel receives billions of dollars from the United States every year. Does that make Israel a proxy for the U.S.? If so, we should apologize to the people of Lebanon -- and bring our own proxy to heel. SAREE MAKDISI Los Angeles
January 29, 1997 |
Back in Russia for the first time since he was expelled 11 years ago, Natan Sharansky bowed his head Tuesday before the grave of a human rights champion and said a prayer in Hebrew. Sharansky, a former Soviet political prisoner, came to pay his respects to his friend Andrei D. Sakharov, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his struggle against the totalitarian system. Now Israel's trade minister, Sharansky returned for an official visit to the capital he had not seen since his arrest two decades ago.