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  • Hezbollah: 250 killed in war with Israel Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 15 8:35 AM
    A senior Hezbollah official said Friday that around 250 members of the guerrilla group were killed in the summer war with Israel, the highest toll acknowledged by the Shiite Muslim movement.
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  • Israel's Success Fuels Arab Hatred Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Dec 15 10:36 AM
    In Washington, realists are back, and they have a point: Israel really does remain at the heart of the furor of the Middle East, and the solution is supporting democratic reform inside the Middle East, National Review says.
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  • Israel Bars Hamas Official Carrying Millions Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Dec 14 5:37 PM
    Israel said the Palestinian prime minister was carrying millions of dollars in cash that could be used for terrorist attacks.
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  • Israel Philharmonic Begins 70th Anniversary Tour of US Next Month Open this result in new window
    Playbill Arts - Dec 15 2:04 PM
    The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a U.S. tour in January and February, including concerts in Carnegie Hall, San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall and Los Angeles's Walt Disney Concert Hall.
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  • Guns fired at Gaza border as Israel bars official's entry Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 14 3:24 PM
    Gunfire broke out and a border crossing was closed after Israel blocked Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya from crossing into Gaza from Egypt on Thursday.
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  • WP: Israel's high court backs killings Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Dec 15 12:38 AM
    Israel's high court upheld Thursday the military's right to assassinate members of groups the state defines as terrorist organizations, but cautioned that such operations should always be weighed first against the potential harm to civilian bystanders and the human rights of the target.
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  • Israel prevents Hamas leader from entering Gaza with cash Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Dec 15 12:12 AM
    The Palestinian prime minister is allowed to return home after relinquishing $35 million he had raised abroad. GAZA CITY Israel blocked Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh from carrying $35 million into the Gaza Strip on Thursday, allowing the Hamas leader to return from fundraising in Muslim countries only after he had left the money behind.
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  • Israel blocks Palestinian PM from returning to Gaza Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 14 12:20 PM
    Israel prevented Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh returning to Gaza from a trip abroad on Thursday to stop him bringing in money donated by Muslim states.
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  • Israel says preemptive strike against Iran only 'last resort' Open this result in new window
    Japan Today - Dec 15 2:40 PM
    JERUSALEM A preemptive military strike by Israel to forestall Iran's nuclear ambitions remains only a last resort, but the international community must act decisively soon, according to a senior Israeli Defense Ministry official.
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  • U.N.'s Ban denounces Iran on Holocaust, Israel Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 14 11:50 AM
    Incoming U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Iran on Thursday it was unacceptable to deny the Holocaust or call for Israel to be wiped off the map.
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  • Israel Supreme Court sets limits on killings Open this result in new window
    Baltimore Sun - Dec 15 5:37 AM
    Demand for ban on targeting of militants rejected Israel's Supreme Court rejected yesterday a demand by civil liberties groups for a blanket ban on the military's targeted killings of Palestinian militants, saying the practice could be justified in some instances under international law.
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  • Israel bars Hamas official carrying millions Open this result in new window
    Deccan Herald - Dec 15 12:39 PM
    In a bizarre standoff that lasted more than seven hours on Thursday, Israel barred Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya from returning home to the Gaza Strip, saying he was carrying tens of millions of dollars in cash that could be used for terrorist attacks.
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  • Nigeria: 'Israel Closely Watching Electoral Processes' Open this result in new window
    AllAfrica.com - Dec 15 10:05 AM
    The Deputy Head of Mission Israel Embassy, Yair Frommer, has said that Israel is watching the electoral process in Nigeria and that Israel is waiting to see convention which will hold tomorrow.
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  • Israel stops Palestinian leader with aid at border Open this result in new window
    Seattle Times - Dec 15 12:34 AM
    Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas was stranded for hours at Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip on Thursday after Israel...
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  • Israel blocks Hamas leader from returning to Gaza Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Dec 14 12:45 PM
    Israel asserted that Ismail Haniya was carrying tens of millions of dollars in cash that could be "used for terror."
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  • Court says Israel has right to kill terrorists Open this result in new window
    Seattle Times - Dec 15 12:37 AM
    Israel's high court upheld the military's right to assassinate members of groups the state defines as terrorist organizations but cautioned...
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  • Hamas and Fatah forces battle after Israel blocks leader's entry Open this result in new window
    The Philadelphia Inquirer - Dec 15 12:08 AM
    Hamas gunmen seized control of the Gaza Strip's border crossing with Egypt yesterday in a ferocious gun battle with Fatah-allied border guards after Israel blocked the Hamas prime minister from crossing with tens of millions of dollars in aid.
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  • Israel closes crossing to prevent return of Hamas PM Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 14 7:52 AM
    Israel has closed the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt to prevent Palestinian prime minister Ismail Haniya from bringing in "tens of millions of dollars," sparking a storming of the terminal by armed supporters of the ruling Islamists.
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  • Israel's high court OKs targeted attacks Open this result in new window
    Chicago Tribune - Dec 14 5:38 PM
    Sanctioning one of the most controversial tactics used by Israel in its conflict with the Palestinians, the Israeli Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the army's policy of targeted killing of militants but said the legality of each attack had to be determined case-by-case.
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  • Assad calls for dialogue with Israel Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - Dec 15 7:54 AM
    ROME - Syria wants dialogue with Israel and is ready to cooperate with the United States on Iraq, President Bashar Assad said in an interview published on Friday by Italian daily La Repubblica.
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  • Ahmadinejad tells West to 'pack up' Israel Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 14 5:15 AM
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has met anti-Israel Jewish rabbis who took part in a controversial Holocaust conference and told Western powers to "pack up" Israel.
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  • Israel court refuses to outlaw targeted killings Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 14 4:46 AM
    Israel's Supreme Court has refused to ban the army's controversial policy of targeted killings against suspected militants, a decision slammed by Palestinians and liberal Israeli politicians.
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  • UPI Poll: Israel right in Lebanon attack Open this result in new window
    UPI - Dec 15 5:13 AM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Israel was justified in invading Lebanon in the wake of the kidnapping of two of its soldiers by Hezbollah, respondents to a UPI-Zogby International poll said.
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  • Israel's targeted killings policy upheld Open this result in new window
    Miami Herald - Dec 15 12:22 AM
    (AP) -- The Israeli Supreme Court on Thursday upheld Israel's policy of targeted killings of Palestinian militants, allowing the army to maintain a practice that has drawn widespread international condemnation.
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  • Hizbullah: Some 250 fighters killed in war with Israel Open this result in new window
    Al Bawaba - Dec 15 8:59 AM
    A senior Hizbullah official said Friday that some 250 members of the Shiite movement were killed in the summer war with Israel. Mahmoud Komati, deputy chief of Hizbullah's politburo, dismissed Israeli claims that many more fighters were killed, saying the group does not hide its casualties.
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  • Islamic Jihad says its militants fire 8 rockets at Israel Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Dec 15 5:26 AM
    Saraya al-Quds, military wing of the Islamic Jihad (Holy War) movement, claimed responsibility on Friday for firing eight homemade rockets from northern Gaza at southern Israel.
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  • Next U.N. chief calls Iran's stance on Israel 'unacceptable' Open this result in new window
    The Monterey County Herald - Dec 15 3:08 AM
    Incoming Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that Iran's call for Israel's destruction and its dismissal of the Nazi Holocaust were "unacceptable," and he expressed concern at the regional and global implications of Tehran's nuclear program.
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  • Why Israel maintains nuclear ambiguity Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Dec 14 1:00 AM
    Israel's nuclear policy was conceived spontaneously when a young deputy defense minister, Shimon Peres, was confronted by President John F. Kennedy at the White House about the Jewish state's rumored ambitions to become a nuclear power.
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  • Koffi Annan Is Sad As He's Unable To Solve Israel-Palestine Issue Open this result in new window
    Bernama - Dec 15 2:36 AM
    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 (Bernama) -- The outgoing United Nations (UN) Secretary General Kofi Annan has expressed sadness over his inability to solve the Israel-Palestinian conflict during his term of office.
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  • Israel lets Haniyeh cross, but not the $35 million (Joshua Mitnick / THE WASHINGTON TIMES) Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - Dec 14 10:08 PM
    Israel yesterday held up Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh for eight hours at the border to the Gaza Strip until he relinquished $35 million in cash he was carrying after a two-week trip to Iran and other Muslim countries.
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  • Israel court refuses to rule against targeted strikes Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 14 1:35 AM
    Israel's Supreme Court has refused to rule against the army's practice of targeted strikes against suspected Palestinian militants, saying their legality should be determined on a case-by-case basis, army radio reported.
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  • Assad calls for dialogue with Israel, ready to cooperate with US Open this result in new window
    Moldova.org - Dec 15 5:07 AM
    Rome (dpa) - Syria wants dialogue with Israel and is ready to cooperate with the United States on Iraq, President Bashar Assad said in an interview published on Friday by Italian daily La Repubblica. "Syria and Israel can live side-by-side in peace and harmony. (Israeli Premier Ehud) Olmert should talk to Syria and, as some Israelis say, find out if we are bluffing or not," Assad was quoted as ...
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  • Israel Diary Open this result in new window
    Totally Jewish - Dec 15 3:31 AM
    Last January, 45 percent of the Palestinian electorate voted for Hamas, compared to 42 percent for Fatah. The West responded by suspending contact with the PA until the new government recognised Israel and previous agreements.
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  • International Church Forum Pushes for Peace in Palestine Israel Open this result in new window
    Christian Today - Dec 15 6:29 AM
    With the urgent need to secure peace in Israel and Palestine at the top of the agenda a World Council of Churches meeting has begun work on setting up an international forum to galvanise worldwide church advocacy for the Middle East
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  • Palestinians fire rocket into Israel Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 13 10:29 PM
    Palestinian militants fired a rocket into Israel at dawn Thursday, the Israeli military said, a violation of a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.
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  • Israel blocks PM's return to Gaza Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 14 6:45 AM
    Israel orders the closure of Gaza's border with Egypt to prevent Palestinian PM Ismail Haniya's return.
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  • A 'responsibility to teach': Religiously diverse group drawn to Beth Israel Judaism course Open this result in new window
    The Clarion-Ledger - Dec 15 3:13 AM
    Dressed in a red Christmas sweater, Bonnie Davis sat among two dozen students at Jackson's Beth Israel Congregation taking notes about the Torah, rabbinic literature and how 1st century rabbis made sense of the different creation stories in the Book of Genesis.
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  • Iran: Olmert's nuclear comments are sign of Israel's weakness Open this result in new window
    Haaretz Daily - Dec 15 12:31 AM
    Iran said on Friday that a remark by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, interpreted by some as an admission that Israel has nuclear weapons, was a sign of Israel's weakness.
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  • Hamas demands simultaneous prisoner swap with Israel Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 15 6:27 AM
    The ruling Hamas movement said on Friday an Israeli soldier captured by Palestinian gunmen in June would not be freed unless the Jewish state simultaneously released long-serving Palestinian prisoners and faction leaders.
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  • Israel halts $35m Gaza cash run Open this result in new window
    Times Online - Dec 14 3:23 PM
    Hamas gunmen stormed the Gaza crossing into Egypt last night after Israel refused to allow their leader to enter Gaza carrying $35 million (18 million) in cash collected from Iran, Syria and other Arab countries....
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  • Israel PM strives for Abbas talks Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 15 12:44 PM
    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says he is making "extraordinary efforts" to start peace talks with the Palestinian leader.
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  • Syrian President Calls for Talks With U.S., Israel Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - Dec 15 2:48 AM
    At the same time, Assad said his country is continuing to prepare for an Israeli attack, despite repeated assurances by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that Israel has no intention of carrying out any military operation against its northeastern neighbor.
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  • Israel prevents return of Palestinian PM Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Dec 14 6:36 PM
    Israel yesterday prevented Ismail Haniyeh, the Palestinian prime minister, from returning to Gaza in order to stop him bringing in cash possibly donated by Iran.
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  • Palestinian PM Enters Gaza After Israel Temporarily Closed Border Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Dec 14 3:29 PM
    Palestinian officials say Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh has returned to the Gaza Strip after Israel temporarily closed the border crossing from Egypt.
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  • Olmert: Israel possessing nukes, IAEA response Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - Dec 14 10:34 PM
    LONDON, December 15 (IranMania) - Following the recent admittance of the 'Zionist' regime's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that Israel possesses nuclear weapons, IRNA reporter in Vienna contacted the UN nuclear watchdog to seek its view on the issue.
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  • Israelis Warned to Avoid Goa, a Longtime Favorite Tourist Destination for Young Travelers Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 26 minutes ago
    Israel issued a rare terrorism alert warning of a planned Al Qaeda attack on tourists in Goa during the New Year?s holiday season.
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  • UN's Ban denounces Iran on Holocaust, Israel Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - Dec 14 10:32 PM
    LONDON, December 15 (IranMania) - Incoming UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Iran it was unacceptable to deny the Holocaust or call for Israel to be wiped off the map, Reuters reported.
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  • Israel Permits Palestinian PM To Return To Gaza Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Dec 14 1:37 PM
    (RTTNews) - Israel on Thursday permitted Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya to enter Gaza after hours of negotiations, which involved Egyptian mediators.
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  • Israel Warns of al-Qaida Attack in India Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Dec 14 5:23 AM
    Israel Warns of Impending al-Qaida Attack in Indian Tourist Center
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  • Israel court backs targeted kills Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 14 1:58 AM
    Israel's Supreme Court rules out a blanket ban on the targeted killings of suspected Palestinian militants.
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  • Israel/Occupied Territories: Open Letter from the Secretary General of Amnesty International to Heads of State and ... Open this result in new window
    Amnesty International - Dec 14 12:36 PM
    Jerusalem, 10 December 2006I am writing to you from Jerusalem on International Human Rights Day on the eve of the forthcoming European Council meeting to ask you to take urgent action to address the extremely serious human rights situation in Israel and the Occupied Territories.
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  • Egypt Asks Israel to Help Patrol Border Smuggling Route Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - Dec 14 11:18 PM
    (IsraelNN.com) Egypt has asked Israel to help patrol the Philadelphi smuggling route along the Egyptian border, one year after Cairo accepted responsibility for the patrols.
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  • Israel should have let Tutu probe Palestine deaths: South Africa Open this result in new window
    New Kerala - Dec 14 10:32 PM
    Durban, Dec 13: South Africa has expressed its disappointment about Israel's refusal to let top human rights campaigner, Desmond Tutu investigate the deaths of 19 Palestinians in November.
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  • Israel Blocks Haniyehs Return Open this result in new window
    Arab News - Dec 14 4:20 PM
    GAZA, 15 December 2006 Israel prevented Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh returning to Gaza from a trip abroad yesterday to stop him bringing in money donated by Muslim states.
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  • Israel will allow Haneya back to Gaza if money left behind Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Dec 14 4:40 PM
    Israel Thursday agreed to allow Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haneya return to Gaza Strip on condition that he would leave behind the large sum of cash he had brought from a tour of Arab and Islamic states, local media reported.
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  • Israel blocks Palestinian PM from returning to Gaza Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News - Dec 14 10:15 AM
    GAZA (Reuters) - Israel prevented Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh returning to Gaza from a trip abroad on Thursday to stop him bringing in money donated by Iran.
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  • Ceyhan-Israel Pipeline to be Built Open this result in new window
    Zaman Online - Dec 14 2:17 PM
    A pipeline that will be established between Ceyhan and Ashkelon will transport natural gas, water, oil and electricity at the same time. Turkish Energy Minister Hilmi Guler went to Israel at the invitation of his colleague Benjamin Ben Eliezer and evaluated the feasibility studies for the project.
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  • YouTube documents war, upheaval in 2006 Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 15 12:21 PM
    Iraq and the election, Israel and Hezbollah, George Allen and George W. Bush, Mel Gibson and Michael Richards: The people, issues, images and absurdities of 2006 were inescapable, playing over and over before our eyes. It was all on YouTube all in that index-card sized, pixellated box.
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  • Israel blocks Palestinian PM from returning to Gaza Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Canada News - Dec 14 7:13 AM
    Israel blocked Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, a Hamas leader, from returning to Gaza on Thursday after a visit abroad, in an effort to prevent him bringing in money donated by Iran.
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  • Israel closes crossing to prevent return of Hamas PM Open this result in new window
    Channel NewsAsia - Dec 14 9:46 AM
    RAFAH, Gaza Strip : Israel has closed the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt to prevent Palestinian prime minister Ismail Haniya from bringing in "tens of millions of dollars," sparking a storming of the terminal by armed supporters of the ruling Islamists.
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  • Israel's top court rejects demand to ban assassinations Open this result in new window
    The Daily Star Lebannon - Dec 14 12:22 PM
    Israel's top court on Thursday rejected a demand by civil liberties groups for a blanket ban on the military's assassinations of members of Palestinian militant groups, a decision that was slammed by Palestinians and liberal Israeli politicians. In the eagerly awaited ruling that marked the high court's first word on the legality.
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  • Israel Aircraft, Boeing get $100 mln Australian deal Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News - Dec 14 7:40 AM
    JERUSALEM, Dec 14 (Reuters) - State-owned Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) said on Thursday it will collaborate with Boeing Australia to supply the Australian army with tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (TUAV) for $100 million.
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  • Free-for-all breaks out after Israel closes Gaza to Haniyya Open this result in new window
    The Daily Star Lebannon - Dec 14 12:22 PM
    Israel blocked Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyya from returning to Gaza on Thursday to stop him from bringing in donated funds, sparking an exchange of gunfire between Hamas militants and Palestinian and Egyptian border guards. At least three Palestinians were wounded after the Hamas gunmen opened fire while waiting.
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  • Iran Says Shameful To Ignore Israel Nuclear Admission Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Dec 15 1:08 PM
    VIENNA (AP)--It is shameful for the world to turn a blind eye to an apparent Israeli admission that it has nuclear weapons, a senior Iranian official said Friday.
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  • Israel court refuses to outlaw targeted killings Open this result in new window
    Middle East Times - Dec 14 8:13 AM
    JERUSALEM -- Israel's Supreme Court Thursday refused to ban the army's controversial policy of targeted killings against suspected Palestinian militants, but urged more caution in carrying out the strikes.
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  • Israel gets nod for "targeted killings" Open this result in new window
    Reuters.co.uk - Dec 14 7:00 AM
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's top court on Thursday rejected a demand by civil liberties groups for a blanket ban on the military's "targeted killings" of Palestinian armed faction leaders, saying the tactic could be justified under laws of war.
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  • Israel seeks papal action on denial of Holocaust Open this result in new window
    NorthJersey.com - Dec 14 4:38 AM
    ROME -- Israel's prime minister asked Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday to urge Christians to protest Holocaust denials, Israeli government officials said.
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  • Israel court refuses to outlaw targeted killings Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! Asia News - Dec 14 3:54 AM
    JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israel's Supreme Court has refused to ban the army's controversial policy of targeted killings against suspected Palestinian militants, but urged more caution in carrying out the strikes.
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  • Israel: Rafah Crossing Closed Open this result in new window
    India Daily - Dec 14 11:21 AM
    Israel closed the Rafah crossing from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula into the Gaza Strip on Dec. 14 to prevent the return of Palestinian National Authority Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.
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  • Olmert admittance of Israel possessing nukes, IAEA response Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Dec 14 8:53 AM
    Austria - Nuclear - Olmert Following the recent admittance of the Zionist regime's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that Israel possesses nuclear weapons, IRNA reporter in Vienna contacted the UN nuclear watchdog to seek its view on the issue.
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  • Israel blocks Palestinian PM from returning to Gaza Open this result in new window
    Reuters - Dec 14 8:45 AM
    GAZA (Reuters) - Israel blocked Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh from returning to Gaza from a trip abroad on Thursday to stop him bringing in money donated by Iran.
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  • Israel blocks Palestinian PM from returning to Gaza Open this result in new window
    Reuters - Dec 14 8:28 AM
    GAZA (Reuters) - Israel blocked Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh from returning to Gaza on Thursday after a visit abroad to prevent him bringing in money donated by Iran.
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  • Why Israel maintains nuclear ambiguity Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! Canada News - Dec 14 1:00 AM
    Ehud Olmert's apparent admission that Israel has nukes calls into question the country's longtime vow of silence.
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  • Editorial: Doing Israels Work Open this result in new window
    Arab News - Dec 15 4:20 PM
    The events at Rafah on the Gaza-Egypt border in the past two days where first Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh was stopped by the Israelis from returning home with $35 million in cash and was then caught up in a blazing gun battle between his own Hamas forces and those of his rival Fatah are profoundly shocking.
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  • Looking at Israel Through Many Eyes Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Dec 13 5:03 AM
    A.B. Yehoshua, 70, is one of Israel's most prominent and influential novelists. Of the fifth generation of a Sephardic Jerusalem family, he came of age as an author in the era after Israel's founding in May 1948. His narratives, exploring Israeli identity and Jewish history, often span generations,...
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  • Israel prevents Hamas leader from entering Gaza with cash Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Dec 15 12:09 AM
    The Palestinian prime minister is allowed to return home after relinquishing $35 million he had raised abroad.
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  • Israel gets High Court nod for "targeted killings" Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Dec 14 2:51 AM
    Source: Reuters By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Israel's top court on Thursday rejected a demand by civil liberties groups for a blanket ban on the military's "targeted killings" of ...
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  • Open Letter from Amnesty International's Secretary General to European Union leaders on human rights crisis in Israel ... Open this result in new window
    Amnesty International - Dec 14 12:36 PM
    Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan today called on European Union Heads of State and Government to urgently address the downward spiral of human rights abuses in Israel and the Occupied Territories.
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  • Highlights from the world's press Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 15 4:11 AM
    Israel's Haaretz says the repeated calls for Israel's eradication emanating from Iran should have generated an active and effective worldwide front.
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  • (AFX UK Focus) 2006-12-14 16:39 GMT: Israel, Egypt reach deal on allowing Palestinian PM back into Gaza - source Open this result in new window
    Interactive Investor - Dec 14 9:09 AM
    GAZA CITY (AFX) - Israel and Egypt have reached a deal to allow Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya to cross into Gaza after Israel had closed the border, an Egyptian security source said.
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  • Israel to sign free trade agreement with Ukraine Open this result in new window
    Globes Online - Dec 14 7:53 AM
    Trade between Israel and the Ukraine totaled $334 million in January-September 2006.
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  • Analysis: Poll adds to pressure on Israel Open this result in new window
    UPI - Dec 14 4:13 AM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The findings of the new UPI-Zogby poll could not come at a worse time for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and the powerful pro-Israel lobby in the United States.
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  • 'Lost Tribe' returns to Israel Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 13 11:40 AM
    Members of the Jewish Bnei Menashe tribe settled in India are now returning to Israel after 2700 years
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  • Israel thwarts terror bombing plot Open this result in new window
    UPI - Dec 14 4:58 AM
    JERUSALEM, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The Israel Defense Forces arrested four Palestinians at a border crossing Thursday after allegedly finding more than 17 pounds of explosives in their car.
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  • 'Borat' has Israel in stitches Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 14 10:55 AM
    Like moviegoing masses around the world, Israelis have crowded theaters to watch the hit spoof Borat. But they are laughing for another reason: They actually understand what the anti-Semitic, misogynist Kazakh journalist is saying.
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  • Israel court refuses to outlaw targeted killings Open this result in new window
    TODAYonline - Dec 14 4:31 AM
    Palestinians look at a destroyed vehicle after an Israeli air strike in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip in February 2006. Israel's Supreme Court has refused to ban the army's controversial policy of targeted killings against suspected Palestinian militants, but urged more caution in carrying out the strikes.
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  • Carter attacked for linking 'Israel' and 'apartheid' Open this result in new window
    The Daily Star Lebannon - Dec 15 12:52 PM
    Former US President Jimmy Carter has met with a storm of criticism in the United States over his latest book, which uses the word "apartheid" in describing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The book, "Palestine: Peace, Not Apartheid," has raised a furor among Jewish groups who accuse the architect of the 1979 Arab-Israeli peace.
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  • Israel blocks Palestinian leader at Gaza's Egyptian border Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Dec 14 9:45 AM
    Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh was not allowed to cross into the Gaza Strip from Egypt on Thursday because he was carrying millions of dollars, officials said. Left, Palestinians waited for Haniyeh's arrival.
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  • Comments from Israel May Indicate Nukes Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 13 1:27 PM
    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert may have confirmed the existence of an Israeli nuclear program in comments earlier this week. Alex Chadwick talks with Fred Kaplan, who writes about military matters for the online magazine Slate, about why Israel seems to strive for ambiguity about its nuclear program.
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  • Israel court says targeted killings 'legal' in some cases Open this result in new window
    INQ7.net - Dec 14 12:08 AM
    JERUSALEM -- Israel's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the legality of targeted strikes against suspected Palestinian militants should be determined on a case-by-case, army radio reported.
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  • Turkey And Israel Agree On Implementing Energy Corridor Open this result in new window
    TurkishPress.com - Dec 14 1:48 AM
    JERUSALEM - Turkey and Israel agreed Wednesday on implementing the "energy corridor" project which will carry Baku oil to Israel via Ceyhan. The project also foresees the construction of pipelines to transport water and natural gas and an electricity power line between the two countries.
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  • Israel court refuses to rule against targeted strikes Open this result in new window
    TODAYonline - Dec 14 2:01 AM
    Masked Palestinian militants of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades march during a funeral in the Gaza Strip, December 13. Israel's Supreme Court has refused to rule against the army's practice of targeted strikes against suspected Palestinian militants, saying their legality should be determined on a case-by-case basis, army radio reported.
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  • Israel's ill-kept secret is finally official Open this result in new window
    News From Bangladesh - Dec 15 10:26 AM
    Gates told the senators that the Iranians "are surrounded by powers with nuclear weapons: Pakistan to their east, the Russians to their north, the Israelis to the West" as well as the US, which is based in the region.
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  • Israel Closes Rafiah Crossing to Block Haniyeh Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - Dec 14 7:33 AM
    (IsraelNN.com) Israel has closed the Rafiah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza in anticipation of the return of Hamas Chairman and Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.
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  • Israel prevents Palestinian premier's return to Gaza Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Dec 14 7:45 AM
    Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh was not allowed to cross into the Gaza Strip from Egypt because he was carrying millions of dollars, officials said.
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  • Hamas in control of Gaza border crossing Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 15 1:27 AM
    Hamas gunmen seized control of the Gaza Strip's border crossing with Egypt on Thursday in a ferocious gunbattle with Fatah-allied border guards after Israel blocked the Hamas prime minister from crossing with tens of millions of dollars in aid.
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  • Israel blocks Palestinian PM Open this result in new window
    News 24 South Africa - Dec 14 6:45 AM
    Israel has closed a border crossing to prevent Palestinian PM Ismail Haniyeh returning to Gaza, reportedly because he is carrying millions of dollars donated by Iran.
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  • Turkey, Israel OK energy corridor Open this result in new window
    EARTHtimes.org - Dec 14 4:37 AM
    Turkey and Israel have agreed to set up an energy corridor that will carry to Israel oil from Baku, Azerbaijan, via Ceyhan, Turkey.
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  • Olmert and Pope Discuss Peace, Catholics in Israel Open this result in new window
    Catholic Times - Dec 14 1:19 AM
    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met Benedict XVI for the first time where the two discussed Middle East peace and the situation of Catholics in Israel.
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  • Former Mossad Chief: Israel Does Not Have Nuclear Weapons Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - Dec 14 5:33 AM
    (IsraelNN.com) Knesset Member Rafael Eitan, former head of the Mossad intelligence agency, stated that Israel cannot be considered as having nuclear weapons because "Israel has not activated nuclear weapons experimentally."
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