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Celebrated IDF Soldier Meir Har-Zion Dies at 80

Elite unit fighter helped shape ethos of Israel’s army in its early years

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Photographing Ariel Sharon

Gillian Laub remembers her portrait sessions with the late prime minister

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Sharon Supporters Flock to Knesset To Mourn

Israelis of all ages pay their final respects to the late prime minister

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Michael Oren: If Peace Talks Fail, Israel Should Withdraw from West Bank

Netanyahu’s former ambassador to the U.S. moves to his left

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Let’s Remember the Dark Side of Ariel Sharon’s Legacy—and Bury ‘Sharonism’ With Him

As defense minister, he presided over disaster in Beirut, and as prime minister, over disengagement, not peacemaking

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A Divider by Nature, Sharon Tried To Unite Israelis Behind Ending the Occupation

A stalwart of the right, Sharon was a pragmatist whose mission was to teach Jews how to survive in the Middle East

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Ariel Sharon’s Legacy

Talking to the former Prime Minister’s longtime advisor, Raanan Gissin

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Ariel Sharon Dies at 85

The former Israeli Prime Minister had been comatose since 2006 stroke

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Ariel Sharon: 1928-2014

One of Israel’s legendary military commanders and most influential politicians leaves a legacy that was nearly great

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Sharon’s Health Deteriorating; Egyptian Protestors Killed

Plus a rabbi’s take on Inside Llewyn Davis, and more in the news

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Debating the Wisdom of the Gaza Disengagement

With Kerry arriving, Ariel Sharon’s last major political act looms large

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Ariel Sharon’s Condition Worsening

The former Israeli prime minister is in organ failure, doctors say

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The Fight for Prayer at the Temple Mount Intensifies

Israeli lawmakers push for access to the holy site

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Famous February 26th Birthdays

A look at the today’s big days, including a special one

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Secrets From Israel’s Archives

How did Menachem Begin’s Cabinet handle the truth about the Sabra and Shatila massacre? Here are the transcripts.

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Moshe Kahlon Makes a Splash

Does Netanyahu need to look over his shoulder?

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Israel’s First Female Supreme Court Justice Dies

Miriam Ben-Porat, also Israel’s first-ever female comptroller, was 94.

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Yitzhak Shamir’s Do-Nothing Legacy

The late prime minister’s fatal flaw was reluctance to act

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Sundown: The Everything Bagel

Plus Oren on Israel’s image, the Israeliness of Nakba Day, and more

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The Most Anti-Israel President

Obama has bullied the Jewish state more than any president in history, according to op-ed pages and partisans. They said the same about Reagan.

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Shaul Mofaz, New Head of Israel’s Largest Party

And why Likud leader, Netanyahu, is likely to see gains in next elections

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Settled

Ariel Sharon planned Israel’s settlements as bulwarks for defending the state and preserving Jerusalem, as his youngest son recalls in a new biography

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Daybreak: Grapel Still Jailed

Plus the crisis moves toward Syria, and more in the news

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Breaking Free

Let’s call this a party

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Uncloaked

Meir Dagan, recently retired as chief of the Mossad, wanted to reestablish the agency as a powerful deterrent to Israel’s enemies. With a string of daring operations, he succeeded.

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Israel Disney

The Walt Disney Company and an Israeli movie-theater chain announced plans last week to build a Disney theme park in Haifa. An artist imagines what it will look like.

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Sundown: Obama’s Error

Plus yes that is a creepy Sharon sculpture, and more

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Sundown: Rocket Hits Ashkelon

Plus Staten Island Jew-listing, and more

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Visiting Privileges

As Netanyahu arrives in Washington a final Israeli-Palestinian agreement couldn’t be further away

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The Bridge

Former Congressman Robert Wexler wants to make Mideast peace, but he doesn’t want to be ambassador to Israel