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Babylon & BeyondThe Nobel Prizes take people from the forefront of their particular fields into the public eye. The intentions are good, a recognition of outstanding merit and achievement, of contribution to humanity. And it is humanity's nature to be curious about......
Babylon & BeyondTwo decades after his party was banned from running for seats in the parliament, Rabbi Meir Kahane and his ideas are once more on its agenda. Recently, right-wing legislator Michael Ben-Ari asked to hold a discussion in parliament in memory......
Babylon & BeyondIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to expand his government. This week, as the intense relay-negotiations over captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit were peaking, Netanyahu invited the head of the opposition, Tzipi Livni, for a meeting....
Babylon & BeyondTired of hearing only Avigdor Lieberman? It's time to sound another voice, says Peace Now, the veteran left-wing NGO. In a campaign timed for Israeli independence day starting Monday evening, the organization invites people to "wave the flag of peace".......
Babylon & Beyond(click image for ticker) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in December declared a 10-month construction freeze in the West Bank settlements. He said he hoped the move would "help launch meaningful negotiations to reach an historic peace...
Babylon & BeyondThis week's cross-border shooting raised questions about the delicate balance between Israel and Lebanon and how long it will last. The border is a tight-rope negotiated by the Israel Defense Force, the Lebanese Armed Forces, UNIFIL and Hezbollah, their...
Babylon & BeyondA previous post here discussed the recent exchange of threats between Israel and Syria and the chances of regional war. Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned Syrian President Bashar Assad that attacking Israel would cost him his regime....
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's decision to quit after his centrist Kadima party chooses a new leader in September could trigger early national elections. These are some of his possible successors: Tzipi Livni Foreign minister and chief negotiator...
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TRIBUNE NEWSPAPERSLife, as Kierkegaard pointed out, can only be understood retrospectively, but we must live it prospectively. It's a disjunctive paradox, as true for the lives of nations as it is for those of individuals. Steve Coll's stunningly researched and grippingly...
Bibi is back. Unlikely as it seemed after his resounding electoral defeat in 1999, Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of Israel's right-wing Likud Party, has returned triumphantly from the political wilderness and was inaugurated -- for the second time --...
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