Wire Services; With Reporting by Ha’aretz

Settlers Vow To Continue Gaza March

KFAR MAIMON, Israel — Days of clashes between anti-disengagement protesters and Israeli police and soldiers ended in an uneasy standoff at midweek, with protesters vowing to continue an illegal march toward Gaza that police just as firmly vowed to prevent.Some 20,000 protesters set out Monday from the Negev town of Netivot, aiming to reach the

Sharanksy Rejected Before WZO Vote

An election for the next chairman of the World Zionist Organization appeared to come down, like so much else in Israel these days, to a fight over the Gaza disengagement plan.The race pitted Ze’ev Bielski, a centrist member of the Likud Party who supports disengagement, against Natan Sharansky, another Likud Party member, who resigned from the