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  • 14 years ago

    JAFFA—The Patriots are coming. I know because bulldozers are hard at work just down the road, flattening a huge field on the cliff overlooking the sea. It was a nice place to take a stroll . . . in broad daylight. The big piles of constructio...

  • 15 years ago

    JAFFA—The country is going to pot. No one seems to mind. It makes us feel like we live in a normal 21st-century nation instead of some backward place where two peoples, neither of whom eats pork, kill each other over a piece of scrubby land. ...

  • 15 years ago

    JAFFA—My husband is bugging me to clean out our shelter. That's the thick-walled concrete room you'll find in just about every house in Israel. If Saddam Hussein lets loose with biological weapons or worse, we are supposed to huddle inside we...

  • 15 years ago

    JENIN, WEST BANK—And they're off! The action-packed "wacky races" are under way across the fields surrounding this embattled town. A distinctively yellow Palestinian taxi is in the lead. Struggling to keep up, a line of cars and battered pick...

  • 15 years ago

    GAZA—“I would dig a tunnel to get to Moshe,” sighed my friend Gaynelle Kanafani, a stunning and vibrant American from Kentucky. A lull in the cycle of violence provided an opportunity to dash down to Gaza to see Gaynelle and other f...

  • 15 years ago

    JAFFA—Have you heard the one about Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Chairman Yasir Arafat finally sitting down to negotiate? Sharon opened with a "biblical" tale. "Before the Israelites came to the Promised Land and settled here, Moses led the...


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