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Times Staff WriterJERUSALEM — Scores of battle-hardened Palestinians signed pledges to renounce violence against Israel and turned in their weapons Sunday, accepting the Israeli government's first collective offer of clemency in 14 years for gunmen listed as wanted...
Tribune staff reporterA few days ago, Joan Lefkow was walking down a Chicago street flanked by federal marshals when a panhandler walked up to her and said, "God bless you, Judge Lefkow." It has been nine months since U.S. District Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow's name and face...
Sun StaffKOCHAV YAAKOV, West Bank - The white van rolled past cement barricades, past a barbed-wire fence and an armed guard at the entry gate, past rows of cream-colored houses with red-tile roofs before pulling to a stop. Glenn and Gilla Jasper, a young Orthodox...
Sixty years ago, my grandparents lived in the beautiful village of Beit Daras, a few kilometers north of Gaza. They were farmers and owned hundreds of acres of land. But in 1948, in the first Arab-Israeli war, many people lost their lives defending...
Tags: England, Israel, Ehud Barak, Civil Unrest, Family
the 39th president of the United States. His newest book is "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," published last month. He is scheduled to sign books Monday at Vroman's in Pasadena.I signed a contract with Simon & Schuster two years ago to write a book about the Middle East, based on my personal observations as the Carter Center monitored three elections in Palestine and on my consultations with Israeli political leaders and peace...
The recipient of seven prestigious Emmy awards for journalistic achievement, Marvin Scott has done it all. Since joining WPIX in 1980, he has served in multiple capacities as anchor, reporter, host and producer. Scott is currently the station's Senior...
SAREE MAKDISI, a professor of English and comparative literature at UCLA, writes often about the Middle East.IN THE WEST, there's a huge sense of relief. The Hamas-led government that has been causing everyone so much trouble has been isolated in Gaza, and a new government has been appointed in the West Bank by the "moderate," peace-loving Palestinian...
Tags: Hamas, Israel, Gaza Crisis (2008), Elections, Diplomacy
JACOB SAVAGE is a graduate fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem.THE HAMAS TAKEOVER of Gaza last week revealed deep fissures within the Palestinian cause. The Americans, the Israelis and the Palestinians all might like to think these divisions are temporary, but the reality is not so simple. To a large extent,...
Tags: Hamas, Israel, Gaza Crisis (2008), Civil Unrest, Turkey
South Florida Sun-SentinelJERUSALEM - The board of a nonprofit organization on which Sen. Barack Obama served as a paid director alongside a confessed domestic terrorist granted funding to a controversial Arab group that mourns the establishment of Israel as a "catastrophe" and...
Tags: Fiction, Bill Ayers, Immigration, Gaza Crisis (2008), Elections
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTo: Writers Guild of America, West President Patric Verrone From: Patrick Goldstein Dear Patric: Well, when it rains, it really pours, huh? It's been hard to get you on the phone, but I can imagine you've been a little overwhelmed these last few days,...
Dunkin' Donuts has pulled an online advertisement featuring Rachael Ray after complaints that a fringed black-and-white scarf that the celebrity chef wore in the ad offers symbolic support for Muslim extremism and terrorism. The coffee and baked goods...
Israel at 60 is a sad place. It is sad despite the prosperity that is apparent at every turn. By most Western political and economic standards, the country is a phenomenal success story. It is one of the few states created after World War II to have...
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