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Spin CycleObama, sources say, has settled on Eric Holder as his attorney general nominee, and has apparently concluded that Holder's role in the Marc Rich pardon -- which is now, disingenuously, being described as tangential -- won't be an obstacle......
Tags: Health, Lawyers, Crimes, Trials, Dianne Feinstein
The Swampby Mark Silva Doves were supposed to be flying at year's end in Israel, where leaders of the Israelis and Palestinians had joined President George W. Bush in making a dubious commitment to a framework for a peaceful, two-state solution......
Tags: Hawaii, Annapolis, Heads of State, Texas, Terrorism
Times Staff WriterYasser Arafat, guerrilla chieftain turned statesman who juggled armed resistance and political diplomacy, yet failed to achieve his lifelong dream of creating a Palestinian state, died today. He was 75. Tayeb Abdel Rahim, a top Arafat aide, confirmed...
Tribune staff reporterPalestinian leader Yasser Arafat, smiling and unusually upbeat, was praising the United States and visiting Secretary of State Colin Powell for "continuing their role to protect the peace process." Without going into any details, Arafat, who met with...
Washington BureauPresident Bush for the first time endorsed the idea of a Palestinian state Tuesday, but he said the concept has always been part of the administration's Mideast strategy so long as Israel's right to peace and security are preserved. "But first things...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Peace Negotiations, Ariel Sharon, Islam, Israel
From Wire ReportsJERUSALEM - Just days after U.S. soldiers put Saddam Hussein behind bars, Israeli military censors have lifted a ban on reporting a tightly held government secret: a plan to assassinate the Iraqi leader at his uncle's funeral in 1992. Israel, moving...
Sun Foreign StaffJERUSALEM - In a case closely watched as a barometer of strained relations between Israel's Jewish and Arab citizens, an investigative panel concluded yesterday that Israeli police used excessive force in quelling deadly riots three years ago, and it...
Tags: Religious Conflicts, Crimes, Riots, Murder, Civil Unrest
Tribune foreign correspondentWhen Palestinian radicals claimed they assassinated Israeli ultranationalist Rehavam Zeevi out of revenge Wednesday, it once again threw a spotlight on Israel's controversial policy of "targeted killings." Critics say Zeevi's slaying by followers of...
Tags: Health, Crimes, Hamas, Justice and Rights, Ariel Sharon
Sun Foreign StaffJERUSALEM - After more than a generation of trying, Israel in recent months believed it had finally found a way to limit the influence of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. First, the government of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon isolated him by...
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