Articles by Ramit Plushnick-Masti

Israel Authorizes Offensive in Residential Areas of Gaza

  • 06 July 06
  • The Associated Press
Israeli leaders on Wednesday authorized the army to send troops into residential areas of Gaza and gave the green light for the military to push ahead with a plan to create a buffer zone meant to prevent militants from firing rockets into Israel, officials said.

Israel's Sharon Undergoes Tracheotomy

  • 16 January 06
  • The Associated Press
Doctors successfully performed a tracheotomy on Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Sunday evening, the hospital where he is being treated said in a statement Sunday.

West Bank Barrier Ruled Unjust

  • 01 July 04
  • The Associated Press
In a precedent-setting decision, Israel's Supreme Court ordered the government Wednesday to change a large section of its West Bank barrier, saying the current route violates the basic human rights of the local Palestinian population.

Sharon Faces Off With Cabinet

  • 31 May 04
  • The Associated Press
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Sunday threatened to dismiss Cabinet ministers who do not support his plan to withdraw from the Gaza Strip, raising the stakes in a showdown that could break up the government, participants in the meeting said.

Israel Tackles Trafficking of Women Sex Slaves

  • 21 February 03
  • The Associated Press
Every year hundreds of women running from poverty in her homelands are smuggled into Israel to enter a profession older than the Bible -- prostitution.

Sharon Proposes Limited Truce

  • 10 February 03
  • The Associated Press
Israel has offered the Palestinians a gradual cease fire, a senior government official said, while suggesting that efforts to remove Yasser Arafat as Palestinian leader will intensify after the U.S.-Iraq conflict is resolved.

Far Right Wins Sharon Extra Time

  • 05 November 02
  • The Associated Press
Ariel Sharon on Monday survived three no-confidence votes, winning more time to try to restore the parliamentary majority he lost when the moderate Labor Party bolted his coalition last week.

Israel, Lebanon Dispute Border River

  • 18 September 02
  • The Associated Press
Israel will not allow Lebanon to divert water from a border river shared by the two countries, Israel's defense minister warned Tuesday, a day after a U.S. water expert inspected a Lebanese pumping project there.