Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsStrikes Israel
IN THE NEWS

Strikes Israel

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
April 6, 1998 | Times Wire Services
Arab Israelis will hold a general strike in their towns in northern Israel today to protest what they say was police brutality during a clash over house demolitions, an Arab spokesman said Sunday. Abed Anabtawi, general secretary of the Land Defense Committee, who represents the 850,000 Arab Israelis, said 20 Arabs were hurt Saturday when police used tear gas and batons to stop them from rebuilding three homes that Israel said were built without permits.
ARTICLES BY DATE
WORLD
November 20, 2006 | Richard Boudreaux and Rushdi abu Alouf, Special to The Times
Israel said Sunday that it had called off a planned aerial bombardment of a Palestinian militant's home after about 200 of his supporters, in a new defensive tactic, rushed to form a human shield around the residence. The mass mobilization in the Gaza Strip is believed to be the first employed by Palestinians to prevent an Israeli airstrike. It is part of a growing use of civilians, including women and children, to counter an Israeli offensive aimed at halting rocket fire into Israel from Gaza.
Advertisement
NEWS
July 5, 1989
Israeli troops arrested 200 Palestinian activists in the occupied West Bank in one of the largest sweeps of the 18-month uprising, military sources said. Those arrested are suspected of belonging to the popular committees that organize and direct the rebellion against Israeli rule. The sweep took place on the eve of a key vote in Prime Minster Yitzhak Shamir's Likud Party on his plan to let Palestinians in the occupied territories choose negotiators to peace talks with Israel.
WORLD
July 14, 2006 | Vita Bekker, Special to The Times
Simcha Mualem, an auburn-haired fifth-grade teacher, was praying on her balcony Thursday morning in the northern Israeli city of Nahariya when she heard the shrill whistle of a rocket. Mualem said she saw the rocket slam into a neighboring building, where it killed a woman. Shocked by the sight of a rocket plowing into a balcony just 50 yards from her own, Mualem recalled, she screamed, fell from her chair and felt her body go numb from fear.
NEWS
December 12, 1988
Jean Gump--maybe she is the only sane one of us all, considering the consequences of ignoring the problem. ELEANOR R. BLURTON Fountain Valley
NEWS
December 6, 1997 | Associated Press
Weary passengers flopped on mattresses at Israel's international airport Friday, the third day of a nationwide strike that has left produce rotting on ships in port and bank customers scrambling for cash. With more than 600,000 workers already off the job, the national labor federation threatened to expand the general strike if talks--scheduled to resume late today--do not bring a breakthrough.
NEWS
June 2, 1988 | Reuters
A 24-hour strike by engineers shut down Israel Television and Israel Radio's domestic programs today, Broadcasting Authority officials said. Programs beamed abroad were broadcast and the strike did not affect the popular Israel Armed Forces station Galei Tsahal, which specializes in pop music and news.
NEWS
June 25, 1987 | MICHAEL ROSS, Times Staff Writer
Israeli troops, firing to disperse demonstrators on the West Bank, wounded a Palestinian woman Wednesday as Israeli Arabs staged a general strike to protest what they called the government's "apartheid" policies. The strike by Arabs living inside Israel's pre-1967 borders was not meant to extend into the occupied West Bank or Gaza Strip, where another 1.4 million Palestinians live under Israeli military rule.
NEWS
July 6, 1988
President Chaim Herzog chastised Israelis on Tuesday for work slowdowns and strikes by the nation's doctors, nurses and first-aid crews, saying they are symptomatic of a "social and moral sickness." "We have turned into a cruel society to ourselves and to others," Herzog said during a commemorative service for Zionist leader Theodore Herzl. "This has been expressed in recent days in the health crisis in general and in MDA."
NEWS
October 3, 1986 | From Reuters
More than 400 Arab prisoners in Israeli jails are on a hunger strike for better conditions, Israel's spokesman for prison services said Thursday. The spokesman, Johnnie Tester, said that 250 prisoners began refusing to eat a week ago at the Hebron jail in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Another 180 began a hunger strike Sunday at Kfar Yona jail.
OPINION
January 25, 2006 | MAX BOOT, MAX BOOT is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
IRAN'S DECISION to remove the U.N. seals on its nuclear research facilities has made obvious the failure of European attempts to cajole the mullahs into giving up their atomic dreams. The only thing the Europeans did was buy time for the Iranians to better camouflage and defend their research and production sites. Some experts estimate that Iran will need only three more years to build its first nuclear bomb, and it will pass the point of no return much sooner.
WORLD
December 22, 2004 | Josh Meyer, Times Staff Writer
Lawyers for victims of attacks by Palestinian militant groups filed suit Tuesday against a prominent Middle Eastern bank, saying it helped funnel money to Palestinian suicide bombers and should be forced to pay damages. The suit against Arab Bank was filed in federal district court in Brooklyn, N.Y., on behalf of nearly 700 victims of attacks in Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and their relatives. The plaintiffs are from Israel, the U.S. and 10 other countries.
WORLD
October 5, 2004 | Laura King, Times Staff Writer
Palestinian militants in the northern Gaza Strip managed to fire more crude rockets at an Israeli border town Monday, even as Israeli troops and armor inundated a large swath of the seaside territory in a bid to halt such attacks. The death toll in the wide-ranging 6-day-old Israeli incursion, code-named Days of Reckoning, was nearly 80, with the number of wounded ranging above 200, according to Palestinian hospital officials and an Israeli human rights group.
WORLD
June 15, 2003 | Laura King, Times Staff Writer
As 7-year-olds the world over are prone to do, the little boy squirmed and fidgeted as his mother bent over him to fuss with his clothing. First she straightened the collar of his tiny military-style camouflage uniform. Then she smoothed his green Hamas headband, giving him a final pat before he scampered off to join the funeral procession Friday for a Palestinian mother and baby who had been killed the day before in an Israeli missile attack targeting a Hamas militant.
WORLD
May 28, 2002 | MARY CURTIUS and TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Palestinian suicide bomber strolled through a shopping mall here Monday evening, paused to watch children play, then detonated his explosives outside an ice cream parlor crowded with families. Two Israelis--a toddler and her grandmother--were killed, and more than 20 adults and children were wounded, police said. The bombing came as the Israeli army pressed ahead with a campaign of near-daily incursions into Palestinian towns.
NEWS
February 11, 2002 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Palestinian gunmen killed two Israeli soldiers and seriously wounded four other people outside the Israeli army's southern command headquarters in Beersheba on Sunday as Prime Minister Ariel Sharon returned home from Washington.
NEWS
July 13, 1987
About 450,000 Israeli civil servants staged a one-day warning strike to demand higher wages and a cut to a five-day workweek. Air traffic was paralyzed and radio and television were silenced. Beaches and stores were crowded as many Israelis took advantage of the time off on a normal workday. The strike--called by the Histadrut trade union federation, which represents nearly all of the civilian labor force of 1.4 million--came after Finance Minister Moshe Nissim broke off negotiations this month.
SPORTS
May 11, 1992 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You want electricity? Steve Israel had the sizzle in him for sure in a game against Southern Mississippi last season, and when he talks about that performance now, his voices crackles with the promise of more. In that game for Pittsburgh, Israel made four solo tackles from his cornerback spot, returned a fumble 83 yards for a touchdown, returned an interception for an 81-yard touchdown and had a 71-yard punt return for a third touchdown called back because of a clipping penalty.
NEWS
April 6, 1998 | Times Wire Services
Arab Israelis will hold a general strike in their towns in northern Israel today to protest what they say was police brutality during a clash over house demolitions, an Arab spokesman said Sunday. Abed Anabtawi, general secretary of the Land Defense Committee, who represents the 850,000 Arab Israelis, said 20 Arabs were hurt Saturday when police used tear gas and batons to stop them from rebuilding three homes that Israel said were built without permits.
NEWS
December 6, 1997 | Associated Press
Weary passengers flopped on mattresses at Israel's international airport Friday, the third day of a nationwide strike that has left produce rotting on ships in port and bank customers scrambling for cash. With more than 600,000 workers already off the job, the national labor federation threatened to expand the general strike if talks--scheduled to resume late today--do not bring a breakthrough.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|