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Israeli schizophrenia

...made up mostly of the two major political parties, the Likud and Labor, forcing Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to dissolve the Knesset and call for new elections. Likud-Labor coalition governments are basically schizophrenic. The more the conservative Likud...
Letter about Mideast turmoil misses essential facts to share our democratic form of government, including the fact that 10 percent of the elected members of the Israeli Knesset (Congress) are Arab. Second, Israel is the only country in that part of the world that allows free, unfettered religious...
Israel's political earthquake

...Party. So when the coalition government collapsed, the 77-year-old P.M. was left without a base of support in the Knesset. What he does have going for him is the force of his own charismatic personality and that he is still held in high esteem...
Winners and losers

...plummeted from better than 60 percent to less than 40 percent - putting his government in jeopardy of being toppled by the Knesset. On the other hand, Hezbollah's leader, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, has become the latest folk hero to the Arab street...
Mideast `hacktivists' take conflict online

...their sites from enemy hackers attempting to win a propaganda war. In the volleys, hackers have targeted the Web sites of the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, an Israeli Internet provider and several sites run by the Hezbollah guerrillas. One group calling...
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Crucial mission

...Sharon gave President Bush's call for Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian territories the back of his hand - telling the Knesset he expected the troops would get out soon, but for now they would stay until all the terrorist militias are crushed. This...
Religion briefs: U.S. has third largest Catholic population

...conversions performed in other nations. A related bill in the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, also targeted by the North Americans...of our dollars" in the forthcoming campaign to elect a new Knesset. Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the Reform synagogue union...
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Dates of the Millennium: January 23

...York Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination. 1950 -- the Israeli Knesset approved a resolution proclaiming Jerusalem the capital of Israel. 1964 -- the 24th Amendment to the Constitution, eliminating...
Orthodox pirate radios become major recruiting tools

...ultra-Orthodox community is growing fast because of a high birthrate and an aggressive outreach to secular Jews. In the Knesset, it is represented by two parties crucial to the survival of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition. Over the years...
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