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Review: Cairo Time

Patricia Clarkson projects great warmth as Juliette, a Canadian journalist who travels to Cairo to join her husband, a UN aid worker stationed in Egypt, for a scenic holiday among the Pyramids.
Gaza Strip tease
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 23, 2010
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Taste of Summer

For pure, shimmering, lush beauty, Arborea are hard to beat.
Arborea remain singularly breathtaking
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 01, 2009

Battle stars

Has the Phoenix lost its collective mind?
  January 23, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 21, 2009
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Clicking is caring

The war in Israel and Gaza has quickly expanded to Facebook, where backers of both camps are using many of the social networking site's features to voice their opinions in graphic and sometimes absurd ways.
Facebook becomes an Israeli-Palestinian 'battleground'
By PETER PIATETSKY  |  January 07, 2009
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Interview: Ari Folman on Waltz with Bashir

Not long after I spoke with Ari Folman about Waltz with Bashir , a harrowing and black-comic animated memoir of his experience as an IDF soldier in the invasion of Lebanon in 1982, Israeli bombs fell on Gaza, in seeming anticipation of a ground offens
Song and dance
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 06, 2009
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Israeli upstarts

The sound of angry Israeli youth mocking the extreme right is growing in volume, so much so that it’s now reaching the US.
Punk takes hold in the Holy Land
By STEVEN LEE BEEBER  |  March 17, 2008


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Both sides

Two young women are coming of age on stage as part of New Repertory Theatre’s “Their Voices Will Be Heard” series.
Rachel Corrie  and Pieces   stand off in the Middle East
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 12, 2008
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State House steel cage match

Governor Carcieri certainly revealed his flair for the dramatic when he unleashed his proposal last week to ax 1000 state employees.
Carcieri and the legislature square off during a time of meager revenue
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 13, 2007
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Sex, Iraq, and pop culture

How many times a day do you think about sex? How many times a day do you think about the war in Iraq?
The war for our attention
By ELLEE DEAN  |  January 11, 2007

Get out of town?

Your editorial “ On Moving City Hall ” shows a common misunderstanding: City Hall Plaza is not Mayor Menino’s to sell.
Letters to the Boston editor: January 12, 2007
By LETTERS  |  January 10, 2007

Flashbacks: November 24, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Dan Peleschuk, Ian Sands, and Eva Wolchover.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By FLASHBACKS  |  November 21, 2006


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A force for change

Arriving in 1988 as the corrupt misdeeds of then-Governor Edward DiPrete were bursting into public view, H. Philip West Jr. picked an opportune time to take the helm of Common Cause of Rhode Island.
Phil West bids farewell after an eventful 18 years at common cause
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 21, 2006
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Shooting under fire

What began as an exotic summer job — shooting for the Israel-based photo agency Flash 90 — ended up being a crash course in combat journalism. Audio slideshow: Phil Sussman's photographs of Israel
Life during wartime: My summer in Israel
By PHIL SUSSMAN  |  October 04, 2006
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Passion by proxy

Via Dolorosa, British playwright David Hare’s eloquently reported account of his 1997 fact-finding mission to Israel and the Palestinian territories, is not up to the minute. But that’s hardly the point.
Via Dolorosa ; Calvin Berger
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 05, 2006

Taking sides

I want to congratulate you on your brave and wise editorial called, fittingly, “ The Brutal Truth .”
Letters to the Boston editor: August 11, 2006
By EDITORIAL  |  August 09, 2006
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The brutal truth

The carnage is due to the aggression — the terror — of Hamas and Hezbollah, groups that at best are dedicated to the destruction of Israel and at worst want to kill as many Jews in the Middle East as they can.
Hezbollah and Hamas, Iran and Syria — not Israel — are to blame for the unexpected war in the Middle East
By EDITORIAL  |  July 28, 2006


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What smell?

It’s always summer to George W. Bush, our lazy, hazy, crazy commander in chief who puts in shorter presidential work weeks than Woodrow Wilson did after he was paralyzed by a stroke.
2006: A second-quarter scorecard — summer fiction bonanza
By BARRY CRIMMINS  |  July 28, 2006
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3000-year recon

When he was 22, Adam Harmon, born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, moved to Israel and joined the Israeli army.
An American in the Israeli army
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 05, 2006
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What democracy wrought

It was an eerie and unsettling reprise of George W. Bush’s embarrassing post–Hurricane Katrina interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer when he infamously declared, “I don’t think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees.”
Hamas’s “surprise” victory offers sobering lessons about grounding US foreign policy in democratic elections
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  February 02, 2006

Rice seeks Gaza border deal


JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Monday an agreement over Gaza border crossings was "in sight" and extended her Middle East trip to try to broker a deal between Israel and the Palestinians.
By Bill Thompson  |  December 18, 2005