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  • Under Mehta's baton, Israel Philharmonic marks 70 years Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 17 12:59 PM
    The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra celebrated its 70th anniversary with a special performance of works by Mozart, Schumann and Brahms under the baton of music director Zubin Mehta.
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  • UK PM arrives for Israel visit Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 17 4:22 PM
    UK Prime Minister Tony Blair arrives in Israel to try and restart peace talks, after meeting British soldiers in Iraq.
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  • Blair In Israel To Resuscitate Stalled Middle East Peace Process Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - 22 minutes ago
    (RTTNews) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived in Israel on Sunday, the third day of his tour of the Middle East, for talks aimed at giving new life to the shattered Middle East peace process.
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  • Jimmy Carter gives his take on Mideast politics and the hopes for peace between Israel, Palestinians Open this result in new window
    San Antonio Express News - Dec 17 3:16 PM
    "When I was president I was working day and night to bring peace to Israel," says Jimmy Carter, 82, sitting in a hotel suite in New York.
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  • Israel and Palestinians woo Commonwealth Open this result in new window
    The Scotsman - Dec 17 4:33 PM
    SIX countries, including Algeria, Rwanda, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, are to be considered for entry into the Commonwealth, according to diplomatic sources.
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  • Virtual Reality Boosts Rehab in Israel Open this result in new window
    RedNova - Dec 17 6:08 PM
    By STEVEN STANEK TEL AVIV, Israel - On most days, a tumor on Zvulun Muola's spinal cord keeps him confined to a wheelchair, but today he is standing on a small, wooden dinghy gliding downstream, navigating between the islands of a tropical paradise.
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  • US & Israel: Confronting a Middle East in Turmoil Open this result in new window
    Scoop.co.nz - Dec 17 4:02 PM
    CHAIRMAN SABAN: Good evening. Welcome. Thank you all for joining us here today at the Saban Forum III. I would like to thank our Israeli friends for schlepping all the way from Israel and being very courageous with your jet lag.
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  • Israel's Peretz sees Syria's call for talks deserving consideration Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Dec 17 4:40 PM
    Israel's Defense Minister Amir Peretz said on Sunday that Syria's overtures for dialogue with Israel deserve consideration while some officials show caution at Damascus' support for "terror", local media reported.
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  • Blair in Israel for peace talks Open this result in new window
    PA via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Dec 17 12:39 PM
    Prime Minister Tony Blair has arrived in Israel on a visit in which he will seek to restore momentum to the stalled peace process and bolster the position of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
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  • Israel worst brand name in the world, says survey Open this result in new window
    The Peninsula - Dec 17 4:11 PM
    washington Israel is suffering from the worst public image among all countries of the world, a new survey published in the US on Wednesday said.
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  • UN okays registry to process damages claims tied to Israel's West Bank barrier Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 16 12:43 PM
    The General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved plans for a UN registry to handle Palestinian claims of damages resulting from Israel's controversial separation barrier in the West Bank.
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  • Channel 2 Report: Syria Wants Secret Talks with Israel Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - Dec 17 1:18 PM
    (IsraelNN.com) Syria is looking for a way to conduct secret negotiations with Israel, Channel Two television reported Sunday night.
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  • Israel 'Apartheid': Jimmy Carter book Open this result in new window
    AAP via Yahoo!7 News - Dec 17 1:03 AM
    A new book by former US president Jimmy Carter compares Israel's treatment of Palestinians to South Africa's Apartheid system.
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  • Israel arms sales peak despite Lebanon war fallout Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Dec 17 2:36 AM
    Source: Reuters By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Israel's defence exports hit record levels in 2006, an official said on Sunday, despite predictions they would be hurt by the Israeli military's ...
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  • The Economist: Israel in top 5 emerging markets Open this result in new window
    Globes Online - Dec 17 8:08 AM
    Israel has risen 12 places to become the world 36th largest economy.
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  • FM spokesman asks Int'l organizations to investigate Israel's nuclear issue Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Dec 17 5:52 AM
    Iran - Israel - Hosseini Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini said on Sunday that international organizations should hold emergency session to look into the Zionist regime of Israel's nuclear issue.
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  • Iran: International community should look into Israel's nuclear case Open this result in new window
    Al Bawaba - Dec 17 8:14 AM
    Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini said on Sunday that international organizations should hold emergency session to look into the Israel's nuclear issue.
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  • Economist: Israel One of Top Emerging Markets Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - Dec 17 8:34 AM
    (IsraelNN.com) The widely-respected publication The Economist has ranked Israel as one of the top five emerging markets in the past two decades. In the period between 1980 and 1984, Israel ranked as the world's 48th biggest economy, whereas it jumped to the 36th place for the period of 2001-2005.
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  • Israel leftists swallow Syrian bait Open this result in new window
    Jerusalem Newswire - Dec 17 4:05 AM
    Left-wing Israeli lawmakers, for whom the Land of Israel has long ceased to be sacred, Sunday gave credence to Syrian president Bashar el-Assads invitation for peace talks.
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  • Israel arms sales peak despite Lebanon war fallout Open this result in new window
    Gulf News - Dec 17 3:35 AM
    Occupied Jerusalem: Israels defence exports hit record levels in 2006, despite predictions they would be affected by the Israeli militarys tactical setbacks during its war in Lebanon.
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  • UN establishes new anti-Israel office Open this result in new window
    Jerusalem Newswire - Dec 17 2:20 AM
    The United Nations, which has distinguished itself more by its anti-Israel activity than any of its peace-keeping or other humanitarian works, Friday voted to open a new facility at which Israels enemies can lodge complaints against the Jewish state.
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  • Carter continues to promote controversial book on Israel Open this result in new window
    The Times of Northwest Indiana - Dec 16 10:32 PM
    Despite charges of plagiarism, shoddy research and even anti-Semitism, former President Jimmy Carter isn't backing off the contention in his new book that Israel's rule over the Palestinians is oppressive and brutal.
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  • Carter: Pro-Israel bias comes from Christians like me Open this result in new window
    Jerusalem Newswire - Dec 17 1:20 AM
    Former US President Jimmy Carter, under withering fire for the inaccuracies, plagiarism and blatantly anti-Israel message contained in his new book, Peace not apartheid, said Friday the primary reason for the absence of Middle East peace was because of American Christian bias in favor of Israel.
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  • Israel, Turkey to Build Major Cable Project Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - Dec 17 3:19 AM
    (israelNN.com) Israel and Turkey have agreed to build a multi-layer cable project to connect Turkey's Black Sea and the Red Sea. The agreement was developed in a series of meetings late last week.
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  • Jimmy Carter's Foolishness About Israel Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Dec 16 5:07 AM
    Jimmy Carter's pointed animus toward Israel and corresponding softness toward the Arabs is evident in his new book, which is both foolish and naive, National Review argues.
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  • Lebanon relief effort raises houses, questions Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 2 hours, 28 minutes ago
    Days after its war with Israel ended in August, the militant Shiite group Hezbollah sent engineers and architects across Lebanon to assess damage in Shiite areas pounded by Israel's bombing campaign.
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  • Israel switches to kosher electricity for its orthodox Jews Open this result in new window
    Daily Telegraph - Dec 16 4:54 PM
    Fifty years after a rabbinical ruling made it sacrilegious for orthodox Jews to use mains power on the Sabbath, Israel's national grid has come up with a bright idea for the observant: kosher electricity.
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  • Olmert admits Israel has nuclear weopons Open this result in new window
    ArabicNews.com - Dec 16 5:04 PM
    Israel's regime's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert had admitted that Israel possesses nuclear weapons. In an interview with a German TV network, Olmert said that Israel is on the list of countries possessing nuclear weapons.
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  • *Israel PM Asks Ministers Not To Respond To Palestine Election Issue Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Dec 16 1:37 PM
    (RTTNews) - Israel PM asks ministers not to respond to Palestine election issue.
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  • New Turkish Ambassador to Israel Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - Dec 16 9:33 PM
    (IsraelNN.com) Turkey has appointed Namik Tan as the country's new ambassador to Israel, the Turkish Foreign Ministry announced. Tan formerly was spokesman of the ministry, and Israel has accepted the appointment.
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  • UPDATE: Israel Benchmark Index At Record, Led By Banks Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Dec 17 5:23 PM
    TEL AVIV (Dow Jones) - The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange's benchmark index edged up to a record in light Chanukah trading, led by the banks. The TA-25 rose 0.11% to 941.44, the TA-25 added 0.14% to 944.21, and the Tel- Tech 15 index of top technology stocks advanced 0.7% to 376.91.
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  • Flourishing weapons smuggling into Gaza biggest threat to ceasefire with Israel Open this result in new window
    CP via Yahoo! Canada News - Dec 17 2:37 PM
    RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) - In houses along the steel wall separating Gaza and Egypt, the lights are flickering - a sign that smugglers are digging tunnels below, their powerful drills weakening the flow of electricity.
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  • Israel says it supports Abbas on poll Open this result in new window
    The Australian - Dec 16 7:56 AM
    ISRAEL said today it supported moderate Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas after his call to hold early presidential and parliamentary elections.
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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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  • Happy Hanukkah - Geography of Israel Open this result in new window
    About.com - Dec 16 12:14 PM
    The holiday of Hanukkah began on Friday night, December 15. Learn more about the place where the story of Hanukkah happened through my maps and geography of Israel page....
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  • Islamic Jihad: Kassems at Israel Will Solve PA Crisis Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - Dec 16 12:48 PM
    A lead article on the website of the Islamic Jihad terror group tonight said that the best way to reduce the tension between Hamas and Fatah over new elections was to fire Kassem rockets at Israel.
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  • MK Ariel: The Golan is Israel's For Good Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - Dec 16 11:48 AM
    MK Uri Ariel, chairman of the NRP-NU, said last night that whatever Syria has in mind as far as negotiating with Israel is concerned, Damascus must realize that the Golan will remain in Israel's hands, no matter what.
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  • Israeli soccer match called off after players say they were offered bribes Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 17 9:00 AM
    Israeli soccer was in turmoil Sunday, with a match-fixing scandal threatening the legitimacy of the nation's professional league. A game was canceled Saturday after three players from the Hapoel Beer Sheva team said they were offered bribes to throw a game against Hapoel Raanana. The Israel Football Association said the game was postponed pending police investigation.
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  • Temple Israel adds light to Hanukkah Open this result in new window
    Akron Beacon Journal - Dec 16 12:22 AM
    The rabbi wore a dress, the service was projected in PowerPoint and eBay appeared in the lyrics of the Dreidel Song. The ancient story of Hanukkah unfurled in a decidedly 21st-century celebration at Temple Israel Friday night.
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  • Israel benchmark index at record, led by banks Open this result in new window
    Market Watch - Dec 17 8:23 AM
    TEL AVIV (MarketWatch) - The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange's benchmark index edged up to a record in light Chanukah trading, led by the banks.
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  • Syrian FM calls Israel to resume talks without preconditions Open this result in new window
    Al Bawaba - Dec 16 6:14 AM
    Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem said in an interview with the Washington Post, published on Saturday, that the returning of the Golan Heights to Syrian hands would not be a precondition of any peace talks with Israel.
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  • Two State Solution Best Way Forward To End Israel-Palestine Conflict Open this result in new window
    Bernama - Dec 16 12:51 AM
    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 16 (Bernama) -- The prospect for a two state solution to end the protracted Israel-Palestine conflict is still there but it must be based on the 1967 border demarcation, said former Palestine foreign minister.
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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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  • Blair Pushes For Middle East Peace Open this result in new window
    Sky News via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - 1 hour, 2 minutes ago
    Tony Blair will hold talks with political leaders in Israel and the Palestinian territories today. The Prime Minister is trying to inject new momentum into the stalled Middle East peace process.
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  • Gaza Weapons Smuggling Flourishes Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Dec 17 11:07 AM
    Flourishing Weapons Smuggling Into Gaza Strip Is Biggest Threat to Cease-Fire With Israel
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  • Migrant Mizos fighting for Israeli army in Lebanon Open this result in new window
    IANS via Yahoo! India News - 2 hours, 59 minutes ago
    Aizawl (Mizoram), Dec 18 (IANS) They went to Israel from India's northeast in search of the promised land. And they are doing their bit for Israel in Lebanon, battling militants opposed to the Jewish state.
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  • Jimmy Carter's Mideast book polarizes opinion Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 16 9:45 PM
    A new book by Jimmy Carter in which he compares Israel's treatment of Palestinians to South Africa's Apartheid system has sparked a bitter debate over the former U.S. president's reputation as a peacemaker.
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  • Blair holding Mid East peace talks Open this result in new window
    PA via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Dec 17 6:04 PM
    Prime Minister Tony Blair is to hold talks with political leaders in Israel and the Palestinian territories as he seeks to inject new momentum into the stalled Middle East peace process.
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  • Weapons smuggling flourishes in Gaza Open this result in new window
    Houston Chronicle - Dec 17 11:30 AM
    Since Israel pulled out of the Gaza Strip a year ago, the number of tunnels for smuggling weapons, drugs and other contraband has more than doubled, evolving into an underground maze clawed out of Gaza's soft soil.
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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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  • Palestinian unrest alarms press Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 17 3:36 AM
    Palestinian and Israel press reveal deep unease that the conflict between rival Palestinian factions could descend into chaos following President Mahmoud Abbas' sdecision to call new elections.
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  • Reality 'Show' About Aliyah (Immigrating) to Israel Published as Book, MOVING UP: An Aliyah Journal, Published by Mazo ... Open this result in new window
    [Press Release] PR Web via Yahoo! News - Dec 16 4:00 AM
    Jerusalem, Israel (PRWeb) December 16, 2006 -- "MOVING UP:
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  • Bank of Israel extends excess overdraft transition period Open this result in new window
    Globes Online - Dec 17 9:00 AM
    Banks will be allowed to honor checks for accounts with small excess overdrafts of up to NIS 1,000.
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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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  • Celebrating Hanukkah in Tehran Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 17 8:46 AM
    Weekend Edition Sunday , December 17, 2006 Iran's Jewish population is estimated at about 20,000. That number is tiny compared with Iran's nearly 70 million Muslims, but it's still the largest Jewish population in the Middle East outside of Israel.
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  • Faith leaders' appeal to US government over Israel-Palestine conflict Open this result in new window
    Ekklesia - Dec 17 7:09 AM
    The following is the full text of the bipartisan Arab-Israeli-Palestinian Peace, From Crisis to Hope, statement to the American government released publicly by an inter-religious group of senior US faith leaders from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions.
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  • Blair and Levy face honours storm together Open this result in new window
    Daily Telegraph - 2 hours, 47 minutes ago
    Lord Levy, the man at the centre of the cash for honours investigation, will be with Tony Blair in Israel today on the latest leg of his Middle East peacemaking trip as detectives prepare to question again some of the Prime Minister's most important allies.
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  • Synagogue Dedicates New Sanctuary Seven Years After Firebomb Attack Open this result in new window
    News10 Sacramento - Dec 17 6:15 PM
    Members of Sacramento's Kenesset Israel Torah Center dedicated their new sanctuary Sunday, seven years after a firebomb attack destroyed the heart of their temple.
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  • Olmert rejects Syrian calls for peace talks Open this result in new window
    Independent - Dec 17 4:10 PM
    Ehud Olmert, Israel's Prime Minister, has rejected an appeal from President Bashar Assad to resume peace talks with Syria.
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  • Koor Industries Announces the Sale of its entire Holdings in Sheraton Moriah for approx. $24 million Open this result in new window
    SYS-CON Media - 1 hour, 33 minutes ago
    Koor Industries Ltd. ('Koor' or the 'Company'), a leading Israeli holding company, announced today that further to the negotiations announced by it on December 6, 2006, the company has signed an agreement (the 'Agreement') to sell its entire holdings (56.5%) in its subsidiary, Sheraton Moriah Hotels & Resorts (Israel) Ltd. ('Sheraton Moriah') to Azorim Development & Construction Co. Ltd. ...
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  • There's a running inside joke for Israel's 'Borat' fans Open this result in new window
    Miami Herald - Dec 17 12:40 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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  • Abbas seeks early vote to end standoff Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 16 6:22 PM
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Saturday for elections to end his violent standoff with Hamas a gamble that Palestinians will back him as he seeks to weaken the Islamic militants, avoid civil war and keep momentum for peace overtures with Israel.
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  • Reality 'Show' About Aliyah (Immigrating) to Israel Published as Book, MOVING UP: An Aliyah Journal, Published by Mazo ... Open this result in new window
    [Press Release] PR Web - Dec 16 12:20 AM
    "MOVING UP: An Aliyah Journal" (http://www.aliyahbook.com), a first-of-its-kind book, highlights the good, the not-so-good and the crazy about making Aliyah to Israel. The story begins when Laura Ben-David, followed by reporters, photojournalists and TV newscasters, with their cameras rolling, packed up her bags, her family and her life to board the first Nefesh B'Nefesh plane and embark on her ...
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  • Israeli PM doubts talks with Syria due to U.S. pressure: paper Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Dec 17 5:10 PM
    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Sunday Israel should refrain from talks with Syria at the current stage, which was interpreted by local paper as a sign of a policy of avoid going against the U.S. stance regarding Damascus.
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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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  • Carter's attempt at literary troubleshooting blames U.S., Israel for blocking peace moves Open this result in new window
    Baltimore Sun - Dec 17 3:48 AM
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  • Highway 6, paved with good intentions Open this result in new window
    Haaretz Daily - Dec 17 3:40 PM
    Why have the much-vaunted benefits of the Trans-Israel Highway failed to materialize? If there is a legendary highway in Israel, it is Trans-Israel Highway 6. Despite its relative youth, the toll road is steeped in national and real estate folklore.
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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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  • Koor Industries Announces the Sale of its entire Holdings in Sheraton Moriah for approx. $24 million Open this result in new window
    FinanzNachrichten - Dec 17 3:25 PM
    TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Koor Industries Ltd. ( Nachrichten ) ("Koor" or the "Company"), a leading Israeli holding company, announced today that further to the negotiations announced by it on December 6, 2006, the company has signed an agreement (the "Agreement") to sell its entire holdings (56.5%) in its subsidiary, Sheraton Moriah Hotels&Resorts (Israel) Ltd. ...
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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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  • Migrant Mizos fighting for Israeli army in Lebanon Open this result in new window
    New Kerala - 1 hour, 38 minutes ago
    By Sangzuala Hmar, Aizawl (Mizoram), Dec 18: They went to Israel from India's northeast in search of the promised land. And they are doing their bit for Israel in Lebanon, battling militants opposed to the Jewish state.
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  • Blair Wont Provide Any Magic Solutions Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - 26 minutes ago
    (IsraelNN.com) British Prime Minister Tony Blair has arrived in Israel for a one-day visit. He will also visit the Palestinian Authority, where he will search for ways to solve the current crisis. Abu Mazen is expected to ask for British aid for his presidential guard.
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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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  • Central bank eases overdraft rules Open this result in new window
    Haaretz Daily - Dec 17 3:39 PM
    The Bank of Israel's supervisor of banks announced yesterday a further postponement in implementing the final stages of overdraft reform until July. The reform was to take effect in January.
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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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  • Giving Israel a piece of his mind Open this result in new window
    Lexington Herald-Leader - Dec 17 12:25 AM
    From the comfort of the Carter Center, former President Jimmy Carter blasted his critics and defended his latest book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.
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  • Now on air: Tamar Yonah Show- The Secrets of War and Peace Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - 26 minutes ago
    Tamar speaks about the war in Gaza and Iraq, and gives an interesting twist as to what may lie behind much of the bloodshed. Plus: Eidelberg on: Knowing WHY Israel Is Disintegrating Is The First Step Toward Salvation.
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  • To market, to market Open this result in new window
    Haaretz Daily - Dec 17 3:40 PM
    Open-air markets, authentic remnants of ancient times, are successful when accessible, popular, colorful and open to all. The problem is that in Israel, many of the markets suffer from dire neglect.
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  • Israels N-admission clouds UN meeting on Iran Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - Dec 16 9:19 PM
    LONDON, December 17 (IranMania) - The issue of nuclear weapons in the Middle East which flared up following Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmerts implicit admission that their country is a nuclear power is still in the air.
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  • Abbas revives PLO negotiations department, signaling he'll pursue peace talks Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 16 1:37 PM
    President Mahmoud Abbas decided Saturday to revive the PLO negotiating department, signaling he will pursue peace talks with Israel despite a growing political crisis at home.
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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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  • Police arrest 2 more Hapoel Be'er Sheva players in widening match-fixing scam Open this result in new window
    Haaretz Daily - Dec 17 3:46 PM
    Israel Football Association chairman Itche Menahem and his designated successor Avi Luzon were at loggerheads yesterday over what steps to take to combat illegal betting rings, as the match-fixing scandal of Hapoel Be'er Sheva players deepened and two more players were arrested.
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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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  • Back from injury, Golan bides time before big break Open this result in new window
    Haaretz Daily - Dec 17 3:46 PM
    In April of this year, John Gregory, the newly appointed manager of English second-division team Queens Park Rangers, arrived on a lightening visit to Israel, and placed a 1.5-million-euros offer on the table for Maccabi Petah Tikva striker Omer Golan.
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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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  • Ex-Palestinian, Israeli Ministers Want China to Join Peace Process Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Dec 17 8:44 AM
    Former Palestinian and Israeli ministers have called on China to play a more direct role in the Middle East peace process, which they indicated is dominated by the United States and its bias toward Israel.
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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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  • Olmert gives short shrift to Assad overture Open this result in new window
    The Daily Star Lebannon - Dec 17 12:37 PM
    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday brushed aside Syrian calls for peace talks, saying it would not be prudent to negotiate when Syria was isolated internationally and warning that new talks would risk Israel's relationship with the United States.
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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 PM Asks Ministers Not To Respond To Palestine Election Issue Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Dec 16 1:52 PM
    (RTTNews) - According to reports, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Saturday evening instructed all his ministers to refrain from commenting on Palestinian elections.
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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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  • Weather: Warmer, Then Colder, Then--Rain Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - Dec 17 6:18 PM
    (IsraelNN.com) Temperatures will be unseasonably warm Monday and Tuesday and then will cool off on Wednesday. Longer range forecast indicate that heavy rains will reach most of Israel, including the northern Negev, on Friday and the Sabbath.
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  • JSF CONDUCTS FIRST FLIGHT Open this result in new window
    Middle East Newsline - Dec 17 11:17 AM
    WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, expected to be procured by Israel, Turkey and other Middle East states, has concluded its first flight.
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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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  • YouTube Documents War, Upheaval in 2006 Open this result in new window
    WOAI - Dec 17 8:48 AM
    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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  • Blair coming to push stalled Middle East peace train Open this result in new window
    Jerusalem Newswire - Dec 17 12:05 PM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair was scheduled to arrive in Israel Sunday night resolved to put his shoulder to the wheel of the stalled land-for-peace process which, he believes, holds the key to peace for the entire Middle East.
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  • Abbas calls for new elections to end standoff between Hamas, Fatah Open this result in new window
    The Buffalo News - Dec 17 6:03 AM
    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Saturday for elections to end his violent standoff with Hamas - gambling that Palestinians will back him as he seeks to weaken the Islamic militants, avoid civil war and keep momentum for peace overtures with Israel.
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  • Shooting resumes, Gaza cease-fire ends Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 11 minutes ago
    Palestinian gunmen waged a street battle outside the residence of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas around dawn Monday, dashing hopes that an overnight truce would bring quiet to the Gaza Strip.
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