Articles by Laurie Copans



Israel Says Rocket Fire May Lead to Invasion

  • 05 March 08
  • The Associated Press
Israel said it would return to Hamas-ruled Gaza if necessary, as it mounted new airstrikes Tuesday on the Palestinian territory after militants fired more rockets at a nearby Israeli town.

U.S. and Israel Shun Unity Government

  • 19 February 07
  • The Associated Press
The United States and Israel agreed ahead of a three-way meeting with the Palestinians to shun any new Palestinian government that does not renounce violence, recognize Israel and accept existing peace agreements, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday.

Holocaust Victims Face Struggle

  • 26 April 06
  • The Associated Press
When Gizela Burg arrived in Israel after surviving four Nazi concentration camps in World War II, she thought her problems of survival were behind her. But now, at the age of 83, she can no longer afford to pay her growing medical bills.

Sharon Leaves Hospital After Stroke

  • 21 December 05
  • The Associated Press
A smiling Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was released from the hospital on Tuesday, saying he was in a hurry and fit enough to get back to work after suffering a mild stroke two days earlier.

Netanyahu Opens Attack on Sharon

  • 01 September 05
  • The Associated Press
Benjamin Netanyahu blasted Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Wednesday for withdrawing from the Gaza Strip, formally opening his campaign to unseat him with an appeal to nationalist members of their governing Likud Party.

Israel: Arafat Assassination Not Imminent

  • 26 April 04
  • The Associated Press
Israel has no imminent plans to kill Yasser Arafat, despite Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's latest threats against the Palestinian leader, Israel's vice premier said Sunday.

Over 100,000 Protest in Israel

  • 13 January 04
  • The Associated Press
More than 100,000 settlers and their backers protested plans by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, once their greatest champion, to evacuate settlements in a peace agreement with the Palestinians.

Israeli Envoy Accuses Arafat of Graft

  • 06 December 02
  • The Associated Press
Former Israeli envoys to peace talks with the Palestinians were involved in the illegal transfer of $300 million in Palestinian funds to Yasser Arafat through a secret Swiss account.

2 Palestinians Die in Suspected Suicide Bomb

  • 11 November 02
  • The Associated Press
A car carrying two Palestinians exploded Sunday as Israeli police moved to stop the vehicle near Israel's border with the West Bank, police said.

Sharon Calls February Elections

  • 06 November 02
  • The Associated Press
In a surprise move, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Tuesday dissolved parliament and called elections for early February after he failed to rebuild his crumbling government.

Suicide Bomb Claims Three Lives in Israel

  • 28 October 02
  • The Associated Press
A suicide bomber struck at a gas station next to the entrance of a Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Sunday, leaving three dead, including the attacker.

Peres Eyes Pullout, Handover of Taxes

  • 23 July 02
  • The Associated Press
Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres on Monday said the army was prepared to withdraw from two West Bank towns occupied for more than a month as long as Palestinian security forces were ready to take over and prevent attacks against Israel.

Passengers Were Russian Emigres

  • 05 October 01
  • The Associated Press
According to official reports at least 76 passengers lost their lives aboard Sibir Airlines flight from Tel Aviv to Novosibirsk when it crashed into the Black Sea Thrusday.

Wagner Back on Israeli List

Diplomats Negotiating Fate of American Nuns

Russian Israelis Fight for Interior Post