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January 24, 1993 | Associated Press
Israel is returning to Egypt 4,500-year-old jars and other artifacts unearthed from the Sinai desert during the years the Jewish nation held the peninsula. Israel dug up the objects between 1967, when it captured the desert during the Middle East War, and 1982, when it was returned as part of a peace agreement. Tel Aviv University said that Israel will give back the artifacts by the end of 1994. The objects also include jars, flint tools, grinding stones, axes and bracelets.
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August 18, 2011 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Gunmen near the southern Israeli resort town of Eilat launched a coordinated attack Thursday against three civilian and military targets, killing at least five people and wounding 20 more, Israeli military officials said. The attacks shattered a period of relative calm along the Israel's border with Egypt and heightened concerns about growing instability and lawlessness in the Sinai desert region. In one incident, gunmen in a car opened fire on a public bus as it drove south from Beersheva to Eilat on a highway near the Israel-Egypt border, injuring nine passengers.
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July 22, 1990
Regarding Leo Wolinsky's article on June 24 ("Trip Into Mideast Past Reveals Uneasy Present"), I would like to protest his obvious bias. He would have us believe he had just suffered a combat experience in Israel instead of the mysterious barren emptiness of the Sinai Desert. His description of 20-year-old weapons lying in ruins reads more like a war correspondent's report from the battle front, not a travel writer in one of the most beautiful and safest nations in the Western world.
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November 5, 2006 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
SUNRISE is spectacular public theater on Mt. Sinai. Hours before dawn, tourists and pilgrims -- on foot or camel -- start a trek to the 7,349-foot peak, determined to get there before the show begins. When the sun finally makes its appearance, the audience at the pinnacle breaks into applause or bursts into song. Oohs and ahs accompany the second act, when light transforms the sky into an ethereal, golden hemisphere and the land far below into a craggy moonscape.
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September 19, 1993 | PATRICIA COHEN, Cohen covers the federal courts for New York Newsday. and
The Jeeps dropped us off at a sandy patch in the valley called Abu Sila on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, about three hours from Israel's Red Sea resort city of Eilat. Meaning "father of the flash flood," Abu Sila has little significance in early December, before the winter's rainy season has set in. Still, a chill edged its way through the sun-soaked Sinai as the Jeeps headed left and we headed right. Into the desert.
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November 5, 2006 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
SUNRISE is spectacular public theater on Mt. Sinai. Hours before dawn, tourists and pilgrims -- on foot or camel -- start a trek to the 7,349-foot peak, determined to get there before the show begins. When the sun finally makes its appearance, the audience at the pinnacle breaks into applause or bursts into song. Oohs and ahs accompany the second act, when light transforms the sky into an ethereal, golden hemisphere and the land far below into a craggy moonscape.
NEWS
February 1, 1994 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The peaked sands that fed and bewitched the children of Israel over 40 years of biblical history roll out to the end of the sky, and in their midst, clinging to a tenuous life, have sprung these few acres of new-sprouted olives, vegetables and tiny brick houses, battered by a chilly desert wind.
WORLD
August 18, 2011 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Gunmen near the southern Israeli resort town of Eilat launched a coordinated attack Thursday against three civilian and military targets, killing at least five people and wounding 20 more, Israeli military officials said. The attacks shattered a period of relative calm along the Israel's border with Egypt and heightened concerns about growing instability and lawlessness in the Sinai desert region. In one incident, gunmen in a car opened fire on a public bus as it drove south from Beersheva to Eilat on a highway near the Israel-Egypt border, injuring nine passengers.
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April 13, 2001 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
It's one of the greatest stories ever told: A baby is found in a basket adrift in the Egyptian Nile and is adopted into the pharaoh's household. He grows up as Moses, rediscovers his roots and leads his enslaved Israelite brethren to freedom after God sends down 10 plagues against Egypt and parts the Red Sea to allow them to escape. They wander for 40 years in the wilderness and, under the leadership of Joshua, conquer the land of Canaan to enter their promised land.
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December 16, 1987 | From Reuters
An earthquake registering 4.5 on the Richter scale struck Cairo, the Sinai desert and Ismailia on the Suez Canal on Tuesday, Egyptian officials said. There were no reports of casualties or damage.
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February 1, 1994 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The peaked sands that fed and bewitched the children of Israel over 40 years of biblical history roll out to the end of the sky, and in their midst, clinging to a tenuous life, have sprung these few acres of new-sprouted olives, vegetables and tiny brick houses, battered by a chilly desert wind.
TRAVEL
September 19, 1993 | PATRICIA COHEN, Cohen covers the federal courts for New York Newsday. and
The Jeeps dropped us off at a sandy patch in the valley called Abu Sila on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, about three hours from Israel's Red Sea resort city of Eilat. Meaning "father of the flash flood," Abu Sila has little significance in early December, before the winter's rainy season has set in. Still, a chill edged its way through the sun-soaked Sinai as the Jeeps headed left and we headed right. Into the desert.
NEWS
January 24, 1993 | Associated Press
Israel is returning to Egypt 4,500-year-old jars and other artifacts unearthed from the Sinai desert during the years the Jewish nation held the peninsula. Israel dug up the objects between 1967, when it captured the desert during the Middle East War, and 1982, when it was returned as part of a peace agreement. Tel Aviv University said that Israel will give back the artifacts by the end of 1994. The objects also include jars, flint tools, grinding stones, axes and bracelets.
TRAVEL
July 22, 1990
Regarding Leo Wolinsky's article on June 24 ("Trip Into Mideast Past Reveals Uneasy Present"), I would like to protest his obvious bias. He would have us believe he had just suffered a combat experience in Israel instead of the mysterious barren emptiness of the Sinai Desert. His description of 20-year-old weapons lying in ruins reads more like a war correspondent's report from the battle front, not a travel writer in one of the most beautiful and safest nations in the Western world.
NEWS
June 1, 1986 | From Reuters
President Hosni Mubarak pledged Saturday to make every effort to regain the Sinai desert enclave of Taba from Israel. "I promise you I will do my best to get Taba back," he told reporters during a tour of this Suez Canal city. Israel retained the 700-yard coastal strip when it handed back the Sinai peninsula to Egypt in 1982.
NEWS
May 18, 1988
Israel set up emergency telephone hot lines and readied cropdusting planes to fly into action against a possible plague of locusts, the desert insects feared since biblical times. Officials said dark, cloud-like swarms of locusts were spotted in Egypt's Sinai Desert, and smaller numbers were seen in Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Shifting winds would determine whether the pests would cross into Israel.
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