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December 2, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Yossi Sarid, the acid-tongued opponent of hawkish Israelis and ultra-Orthodox Jews who try to impose limits on the secular majority, said he would retire from Israeli politics after 31 years in the parliament. Sarid, 65, served as head of the dovish Meretz Party, resigning after a stinging electoral defeat in 2003 cut the party's strength. He said he would not run in the March 28 election.
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December 2, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Yossi Sarid, the acid-tongued opponent of hawkish Israelis and ultra-Orthodox Jews who try to impose limits on the secular majority, said he would retire from Israeli politics after 31 years in the parliament. Sarid, 65, served as head of the dovish Meretz Party, resigning after a stinging electoral defeat in 2003 cut the party's strength. He said he would not run in the March 28 election.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1991
The Los Angeles Times seems only too anxious to print commentaries by Yossi Sarid (Sept. 17) and Ranan Lurie (Sept. 17), who represent a left-wing fringe group in Israeli political circles, and others here who advocate a policy of appeasement and surrender to the demands of Arab nationalism and Palestinian self-determination. In the opinion of Kach International, the policy voiced by these writers will lead the state of Israel in the same direction that Quislings, Vichyites and other fifth columnists pushed their respective countries into prior to World War II. The Arabs will take what they can get now as a means of acquiring the rest of Israel later.
OPINION
March 27, 2002
It is encouraging to read a joint appeal for peace signed by both an Arab American and a Jewish American ("The Only Hope for Peace," by George Salem and Marvin Lender, Opinion, March 24). It is more constructive to pave the way toward peace than to debate which side is more to blame for the calamity. The war of mutual destruction has gone on long enough and does not serve either side. It would be even more encouraging to read a similar joint appeal by Palestinians and Israelis to their respective constituencies.
OPINION
March 27, 2002
It is encouraging to read a joint appeal for peace signed by both an Arab American and a Jewish American ("The Only Hope for Peace," by George Salem and Marvin Lender, Opinion, March 24). It is more constructive to pave the way toward peace than to debate which side is more to blame for the calamity. The war of mutual destruction has gone on long enough and does not serve either side. It would be even more encouraging to read a similar joint appeal by Palestinians and Israelis to their respective constituencies.
NEWS
March 15, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A member of the Israeli Cabinet proposed Sunday that the strife-torn Gaza Strip be turned over to the Palestine Liberation Organization as the first step in the establishment of a Palestinian state. Yossi Sarid, leader of the dovish Meretz bloc and environment minister in the coalition government, went well beyond previous calls for Israeli withdrawal from the troublesome region to argue that Gaza could become a political catapult that would hasten resolution of the Palestinian question.
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December 11, 1986 | Associated Press
Yossi Sarid, a prominent left-wing legislator, suffered a minor heart attack after a heated debate in the Israeli Parliament and was in stable condition at Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday. Israel radio said Sarid collapsed after a Parliament discussion of state censorship on films and plays in Israel. Sarid, 46, often launches battles for human rights issues and frequently speaks in Parliament to defend his political views.
NEWS
August 23, 1985
A Knesset member charged that a state comptroller's report shows that much of the land bought by Israelis in the occupied West Bank was obtained by "forgery, deceit, pressures and threats." Yossi Sarid of the Labor Party said, "All this high-flown talk of 'redeeming the land, Zionism and pioneering' serves as a cover for corruption and cheating." The report shows that 12,500 of 17,500 acres purchased by Jews from Arabs were obtained irregularly.
NEWS
September 10, 1994 | From Associated Press
Talks on crucial foreign aid to support Palestinian autonomy broke down Friday in a dispute between Israel and the Palestinians over whether some of the funds could be used in East Jerusalem. The conflict drew an angry rebuke from the talks' sponsor, the World Bank, which said the aid issue is too important to be "derailed by the two main parties." The bank said it would try to resume the negotiations but set no date for reconvening the delegations from donor nations.
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December 29, 1999 | From Times staff and wire reports
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak kept his ruling coalition intact Tuesday after his government agreed to pay millions of dollars for programs favored by the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party. The Shas Party, which holds 17 seats in the 120-member parliament, had threatened Monday to bolt Barak's six-faction coalition if its fiscal demands weren't met.
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March 15, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A member of the Israeli Cabinet proposed Sunday that the strife-torn Gaza Strip be turned over to the Palestine Liberation Organization as the first step in the establishment of a Palestinian state. Yossi Sarid, leader of the dovish Meretz bloc and environment minister in the coalition government, went well beyond previous calls for Israeli withdrawal from the troublesome region to argue that Gaza could become a political catapult that would hasten resolution of the Palestinian question.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1991
The Los Angeles Times seems only too anxious to print commentaries by Yossi Sarid (Sept. 17) and Ranan Lurie (Sept. 17), who represent a left-wing fringe group in Israeli political circles, and others here who advocate a policy of appeasement and surrender to the demands of Arab nationalism and Palestinian self-determination. In the opinion of Kach International, the policy voiced by these writers will lead the state of Israel in the same direction that Quislings, Vichyites and other fifth columnists pushed their respective countries into prior to World War II. The Arabs will take what they can get now as a means of acquiring the rest of Israel later.
NEWS
July 23, 1995 | From Reuters
PLO chief negotiator Ahmed Korei said Saturday that a Tuesday signing deadline of a deal with Israel on expanding Palestinian self-rule in the West Bank would be missed. "We will resume talks tomorrow at a Dead Sea resort. . . . After one week, we will assess the results," Korei said. "We are so far from [meeting] the July 25 date. We still need more time to conclude the accord." Israeli officials warned that a window of opportunity might be missed if a deal was not concluded by month's end.
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July 20, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Foreign ministers from the Group of 8 nations threw their support Thursday behind deploying neutral monitors to help calm tensions between Israel and the Palestinians. In a final communique issued at the end of a two-day meeting, the ministers said the monitors must be acceptable to both sides. Their presence, the ministers said, could help implement the recommendations of an international commission, the only way, they said, to end the nine months of violence and restart the peace process.
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