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By Los Angeles Times | February 15, 1993
WASHINGTON -- Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres told U.S. Jewish leaders yesterday that Israel must make peace with the Palestinians or face in the future a "Yugoslav-like situation in our own country" that could endanger the existence of the Jewish state.Beginning the first visit to Washington by a senior Israeli official since the U.S. elections, Mr. Peres also said that Israel's new Labor-led government was "extremely confident" that it would be able to forge a close working partnership with the Clinton administration to bring about peace in the Middle East.
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June 22, 2014
Letter writer Ray Gordon conveniently overlooks historical fact and present-day reality when he accuses Israel of failing to accommodate the demands of the Palestinian Authority under the unified government of Fatah and Hamas ( "U.S. should hold Israel accountable," June 18). After the declaration of Israeli statehood by the United Nations in 1948, Israel was willing to accept the sharply diminished area allotted to it. Unfortunately, the combined Arab states, with the active participation of the Palestinian Arabs, chose not to do so and took over the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem, rendering the entire territory under their control Judenrein by exodus or massacre.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | February 8, 1999
AMMAN, Jordan -- King Hussein of Jordan, the eloquent, British-educated monarch whose 46-year reign delivered this desert kingdom from years of war to a fragile peace, died yesterday in this city where mourners from every walk of life joined his family in waiting for the end.He was 63. The king's eldest son, 37-year-old Abdullah, was sworn in as king. Prince Hamzah, the 18-year-old son of Hussein's fourth and last wife, American-born Queen Noor, was named crown prince. Setting out the line of succession was one of King Hussein's last official acts before returning Jan. 27 to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
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September 25, 2013
Secretary of State John Kerry's meeting with Iran's foreign minister ("Kerry to meet Iran's foreign minister at UN in first face-to-face talks since 1979," Sept. 23) represents a good first step for direct negotiations between the U.S. and Iran, a country that does not threaten U.S. national interests. Hopefully, President Barack Obama will also meet with the new Iranian president, Hasan Rowhani, who has been reaching out to the West since entering office. It is past time for the U.S. to stop allowing Israel and its powerful lobby to dictate our foreign policy, which has caused us so much harm and expense.
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By DAN BERGER | July 12, 2000
Parris is doing such a good job for Maryland, they made him governor of the whole U.S. Faith Popcorn could brand Baltimore as a drink (city on the rocks), a car (worlds only sports utility town), a dot.com (gateway to the future) or a chain store (love our crabs). Charm is out. George sounded presidential at the NAACP. Better warn Al. Yasser and Ehu will make peace to avoid spending all summer in Frederick County.
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By Dan Berger | April 15, 1998
If all the megabanks in the country merged into one, how could anyone tell?Peace between Irish Catholics and Protestants should mean anyone can make peace. Not so, alas.Bill is escaping again to the Summit of the Americas in Santiago, Chile, as far he could get and still be in the Americas.Merlin legislators finally agreed it is politically safe to take on Big Tobacco. There's courage for you.Pub Date: 4/15/98
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By Dan Berger | July 2, 1999
Greenspan just had to raise the interest rate. Too many Americans are employed.Hubbell and Starr are such a lovely couple, they should be law partners.Finally Israel has a government that can make peace with the Arabs if not necessarily with itself.George W. Bush is raising so much money there won't be any left over for anyone else. At least, that's his idea.
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By Dan Berger | November 11, 1996
Leon Panetta has a job to do in California before returning to the White House in another capacity.If Palestinians and Israelis want to make peace, they will have to do it on their own. They won't have Warren Christopher to make them.Continuity means keeping Chairman Helms' hand at the tiller of foreign policy.If baseball owners balk again, players will walk again.Pub Date: 11/11/96
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By DAN BERGER | April 27, 1992
Rival Afghan guerrillas have a deal. For a day.The election could turn on judicial appointments, health care, the deficit, affirmative action, unemployment, crime, the banking crisis and pollution. George means it to be about free trade with Mexico, and good luck to him.This week, Clinton wants to make peace, demobilize the forces and invade Cuba. He must be in Florida.Cameras in space have snapshots of the Big Bang. In the beginning, there was Nothing. Then it exploded.Hayden wants to go half-way on the piggyback increase.
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By DAN BERGER | February 6, 1992
The wonderful lost city of Ubar has been found, but don't everybody move there at once.They want to build a Giant in a park, for the folks who play ball in the supermarket.Congress is very good about extending jobless benefits, as if that is all it can do.Syria is buying up surplus Czech and Soviet tanks. To make peace with?Never ride a motorcycle without a helmet, or serve in the legislature without thick skin.Cheer up. American 13-year-olds score higher in science and math than Irish and Jordanian 13-year-olds.
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By Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham and William Reed and By Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham and William Reed | July 11, 2013
One argument in favor of the Obama administration's decision to arm the Syrian rebels is that the move will help create incentives for the Syrian government to negotiate a deal at a planned peace conference in Geneva. It's no secret that the balance of power in the past few weeks has shifted in favor of the Syrian regime, particularly after the regime regained control of the strategic town of Qusair. If the betting before was that time worked against President Bashar Assad, the military equation on the ground dramatically shifted the betting.
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February 14, 2013
Regarding Ramzi and Noura Hemady's recent commentary on Syria's Golan Heights, the authors ignore three critical facts when it comes to the ultimate possession of that disputed territory ("Let people of the Golan decide their fate," Feb. 8). First, based on biblical and current history, the presence of Israel is justified in that strategic region. Second, there are now over 20,000 Israelis living on the Golan Heights with extensive agricultural development. Third, Syria has refused to negotiate for the return of the Golan Heights in exchange for making peace with Israel.
NEWS
July 19, 2011
The article "Social networks as a grass-roots approach to Mideast peace" ( July 18 ) misses the point when it lists the Israeli-Palestinian conflict's core issues as "...mutual recognition and respect, ideology and dignity. " In fact, there are four key issues involved: borders, settlements, refugees and Jerusalem. Unfortunately, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has refused to even discuss, much less negotiate, any of these issues. Instead, what Israel wants is to continue stealing more Palestinian land and water in occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem while maintaining its strangulation blockade on the civilian population ofGaza.
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March 10, 2011
HENDERSON, Nev. — Harold Miner pulls up in a black Cadillac Escalade, rolls down a window and extends his right hand to greet a visitor. Later, the publicity-shy former USC basketball All-American is friendly and engaging. He shows no sign of discomfort as he recalls the pain of failed expectations and explains why he has mostly strayed from the public eye since his surprisingly unremarkable NBA career short-circuited 15 years ago. Smiling and laughing easily, he appears thoroughly at ease.
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By Michael L. Buckler | January 30, 2011
The Peace Corps has endured a rough month. On Jan. 18, the Corps lost Sargent Shriver, its charismatic architect and first leader. The previous Friday, ABC News ran a grizzly story on violence against Peace Corps volunteers — Jess Smochek was gang-raped in Bangladesh in 2004; Kate Puzey was murdered in Benin in 2009. This raises the question: Has Mr. Shriver's Peace Corps become too dangerous for volunteers? There's no question that in male-dominated, developing countries, the Peace Corps experience is often more harrowing for women than men. Approximately 0.5 percent of female volunteers become rape victims in the Peace Corps (during the two-year service commitment)
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By Richard Gorelick, Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2010
Anthony Bourdain is famous for his ground-shifting "Kitchen Confidential" book, for his fearless food travels on his "No Reservations" cable show, and for being a charming loudmouth. His friend Eric Ripert is famous foremost for being a great chef, and, more recently, for his own frequent seatings at the "Top Chef" judges' table. But would two white-haired chefs sitting around talking make for a satisfying evening at the theater? That's what people wanted to know when the Hippodrome announced "An Evening with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert," the first in a planned series of food-and-wine events the theater intends to make part of its expanded programming.
NEWS
March 29, 2000
THE MIDDLE EAST is a smaller place since Pope John Paul II came and went. He didn't make peace among its residents, but has made them see how near each other they are. The pontiff's prayer at the Western Wall did as much as one man's gesture could to heal a millennium of distrust and worse between Jews and Catholics. His service at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher rekindled the bond among Christians, especially with the Orthodox churches. His recognition of Yasser Arafat and presence at a refugee camp acknowledged the reality and suffering of the Palestinians.
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March 11, 1992
Long before his death Monday after a heart attack at 78, Menachem Begin was a spent force in Israel. In August 1983, he resigned and went into a seclusion from which he never emerged. What had happened? His wife of 43 years had died. Israel's invasion of Lebanon the year before, which he had ordered, accomplished none of its political goals, leaving the PLO intact as a force against Israel and Lebanon a shambles of anarchy.Yet two of his legacies endure. One is the peace with Egypt, responding to President Anwar Sadat's initiative and President Jimmy Carter's patience at Camp David in 1978.
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By David Wood and David Wood,Sun reporter | June 11, 2008
WASHINGTON - U.S. efforts to shrink al-Qaida and Taliban sanctuaries in Pakistan have stalled, enabling militants to step up planning of terrorist strikes against the United States and cross-border attacks into Afghanistan unhindered, according to U.S. officials. Despite billions of dollars in aid, largely to the Pakistani military, the United States has watched from the sidelines as Pakistan has concluded peace deals with tribal leaders and extremists in Pakistan that have resulted in increased attacks against U.S. troops in neighboring Afghanistan, U.S. officials say. U.S. officials have been unsuccessful in getting the Pakistani army to move against the extremists.
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | November 28, 2007
No telling if Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert can make peace, but he can make predictions. Consider the one he tossed out in January 2005, the last time he broke bread with Martin O'Malley. O'Malley, then mayor of Baltimore, was visiting Israel as part of a delegation of city officials and community leaders. At the time, Olmert, a cabinet minister who'd previously served as Jerusalem mayor, joined the group for dinner. At some point, Olmert stood up and made some remarks to the group.
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