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  • Israel Agrees to Remove 2 Dozen Checkpoints Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Dec 25 5:37 PM
    Israel will also take immediate steps to improve the flow of goods in and out of the Gaza Strip.
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  • Israel to remove West Bank roadblocks Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 25 5:08 PM
    Israel agreed Monday to remove some of the military roadblocks that have hindered Palestinian travel in the West Bank, one of several gestures aimed at boosting moderate President Mahmoud Abbas in his bitter struggle with the militant Islamic Hamas.
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  • Israel to Lift Some West Bank Barricades Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Dec 25 5:42 PM
    JERUSALEM, Dec. 25 -- Israel agreed Monday to remove some of the military roadblocks that have hindered Palestinian travel in the West Bank, one of several gestures aimed at boosting President Mahmoud Abbas in his bitter struggle with Hamas.
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  • Israel Approves Removal of West Bank Checkpoints Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Dec 25 11:37 AM
    The move is part of a package of concessions Israel?s prime minister presented to the Palestinian president Saturday.
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  • Israel to complain to UN over Palestinian rockets Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 25 7:31 AM
    Israel will lodge an official complaint at the United Nations against ongoing Palestinian rocket fire from the Gaza Strip in defiance of a month-old ceasefire, the foreign ministry has said.
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  • Israel to Remove West Bank Roadblocks Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Dec 25 4:02 PM
    Israel to Remove Dozens of West Bank Roadblocks in Attempt to Boost Abbas
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  • Israel seizes top Palestinian militant in W. Bank Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 25 8:36 AM
    Israel seized a top commander from a Palestinian militant group in the occupied West Bank on Monday, a local security source said.
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  • Israel to ease restrictions on Palestinians in West Bank Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 25 6:12 AM
    Israeli Defence Minister Amir Peretz has announced an immediate easing of restrictions on Palestinians in the West Bank, including dismantling barricades and allowing more people to cross to Israel for work.
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  • Bank of Israel cuts benchmark rate 0.5 point, more than expected Open this result in new window
    Market Watch - Dec 25 2:18 PM
    TEL AVIV (MarketWatch) -- The Bank of Israel surprised many analysts here by cutting the benchmark interest rate half a percentage point to 4.5%, noting the strength of the shekel against the dollar and lower-than-targeted inflation.
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  • Bank of Israel Reduces Benchmark Lending Rate to 4.5% (Update1) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Dec 25 4:12 PM
    Dec. 25 (Bloomberg) -- The Bank of Israel lowered its benchmark lending rate by 50 basis points for January, the third reduction in three months and a bigger cut than economists had expected.
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  • Israel to remove some roadblocks Open this result in new window
    The State - 28 minutes ago
    JERUSALEM Israel agreed Monday to remove some of the military roadblocks that have hindered Palestinian travel in the West Bank, one of several gestures aimed at boosting moderate President Mahmoud Abbas in his struggle with the militant Islamic Hamas.
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  • Israel to make travel in West Bank easier Open this result in new window
    CBC - 1 hour, 42 minutes ago
    Israel has agreed to remove some of the military roadblocks that have hindered Palestinian travel in the West Bank.
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  • Israel court deliberates Hamas residency Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 25 2:20 AM
    Israel's Supreme Court launched deliberations on Monday on a petition by four senior Hamas officials against Israel's decision to revoke their status as residents of Jerusalem.
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  • Palestinians fire rockets towards southern Israel Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 25 3:14 AM
    Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have fired two rockets towards southern Israel, causing no casualties but violating a fragile month-old truce.
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  • Israel to ease West Bank passage Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 25 6:36 AM
    Israel says it will ease travel restrictions on Palestinians, including removing roadblocks in the West Bank.
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  • Palestinians fire rockets towards southern Israel Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 25 12:23 AM
    Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Monday fired two rockets towards southern Israel, causing no casualties but violating a fragile month-old truce, the army said.
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  • Israel moves to ease restrictions on Palestinians Open this result in new window
    Independent - Dec 25 4:27 PM
    Ehud Olmert, Israel's Prime Minister, yesterday authorised the removal of dozens of West Bank roadblocks as part of a phased package of measures designed to ease restrictions on Palestinians. It also aims to strengthen President Mahmoud Abbas in his power struggle with the Hamas government following a summit meeting on Saturday night at which the two leaders met for the first time since Mr Olmert ...
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  • Israel eases travel in bid to boost Abbas Open this result in new window
    Denver Post - Dec 25 6:30 PM
    Israel agreed Monday to remove some of the military roadblocks that have hindered Palestinian travel in the West Bank, one of several gestures aimed at boosting moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in his bitter struggle with the militant Islamic Hamas.
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  • Nepal-Israel sign ASA Open this result in new window
    Nepalnews. com - 2 hours, 4 minutes ago
    Nepal and Israel signed an Air Service Agreement (ASA) on Monday. The ASA allows both the countries designated airlines to fly four passenger and three cargo flights a week with any type of aircraft.
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  • Israel seizes top Palestinian militant in W. Bank Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Dec 25 8:38 AM
    Source: Reuters (Adds army confirmation, PRC spokesman, paragraphs 4-5) JENIN, West Bank, Dec 25 (Reuters) - Israel seized a top commander from a Palestinian militant group in the occupied West Bank on Monday, a ...
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  • Israel Orders Dismantling of Some West Bank Checkpoints Open this result in new window
    FOX 5 Atlanta - Dec 25 8:05 AM
    Defense Minister Amir Peretz also told parliament's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that he supports the release of some of the thousands of Palestinian prisoners Israel holds, even without a deal on freeing an Israeli soldier held by Palestinian militants.
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  • Israel PM Insists Syria End Anti-Israel Militant Support Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Dec 25 4:57 AM
    JERUSALEM (AP)--Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Monday said he would like to renew peace talks with Syria, but insisted that Damascus first end its support of anti-Israel militant groups.
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  • Do America and Israel want the Middle East engulfed by civil war? Open this result in new window
    News From Bangladesh - Dec 25 10:31 AM
    Neocons talk a great deal about changing maps in the Middle East. Like Israels dismemberment of the occupied territories into ever-smaller ghettos, Iraq is being severed into feuding mini-states.
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  • Israel mulls prisoner release after Abbas-Olmert meeting Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 24 11:23 AM
    Israel mulled an early release for some Palestinian prisoners, a day after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and president Mahmud Abbas met for the first time in six months, sparking faint hope for the stalled Middle East peace process.
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  • Israel agrees to remove some West Bank roadblocks Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 25 4:03 PM
    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's cabinet on Monday approved the removal of 27 Israeli roadblocks in the occupied West Bank, a move officials said was meant to bolster Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
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  • Israel seizes top Palestinian militant in W. Bank Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Dec 25 7:53 AM
    Source: Reuters JENIN, West Bank, Dec 25 (Reuters) - Israel seized a top commander from a Palestinian militant group in the occupied West Bank on Monday, a local security source said. Israeli forces raided the West ...
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  • Israel eases restrictions in West Bank Open this result in new window
    News Interactive - Dec 25 5:40 AM
    ISRAELI Defence Minister Amir Peretz today announced an easing of restrictions on Palestinians in the West Bank, including dismantling roadblocks and allowing more people to cross into Israel for work.
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  • Israel eases restrictions in West Bank Open this result in new window
    The Australian - Dec 25 5:17 AM
    "We have prepared a plan that we intend to implement immediately, which deals with the crossings and the movements of Palestinians and increasing the number of Palestinians working in Israel,'' Mr Peretz said.
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  • Israel Railways Accused of Violating Sabbath Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - Dec 25 2:34 PM
    (IsraelNN.com) Knesset Member Shmuel Halpert (United Torah Judaism-UTJ) has charged Israel Railways with violating the Sabbath. He appealed to the Transportation and Industry and Trade ministries to put a halt to the violations.
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  • BSR Europe negotiating NIS 750m asset sale to Africa-Israel Open this result in new window
    Globes Online - Dec 25 9:36 AM
    A sale could bring Africa-Israel subsidiary AFI Europe closer to an IPO on the AIM.
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  • Israel may free Palestinian prisoners to aid Abbas Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 24 6:24 AM
    Israel may release some Palestinian prisoners in the coming days as a gesture of goodwill toward president Mahmud Abbas, an Israeli official has said a day after the Palestinian leader met with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
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  • Israel Partner says new CEO to take over Jan 1 Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News - Dec 24 11:38 PM
    TEL AVIV, Dec 25 (Reuters) - Partner Communications , Israel's second largest mobile phone operator, said on Monday that new Chief Executive Officer David Avner will officially take over on Jan. 1.
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  • Israel to ease restrictions on Palestinians in West Bank Open this result in new window
    TODAYonline - Dec 25 6:20 AM
    Palestinians gather at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Bethlehem in October 2006. Israeli Defence Minister Amir Peretz has announced an immediate easing of restrictions on Palestinians in the West Bank, including dismantling barricades and allowing more people to cross to Israel for work.
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  • Nepal signs pact with Israel for air connectivity Open this result in new window
    New Kerala - Dec 25 9:11 AM
    Kathmandu, Dec 25: Nepal today signed an agreement with Israel to launch air services between the two countries. The pact was signed by Nepal's Civil Aviation secretary Madhav Prasad Ghimire and Israeli Ambassador Dan Stav here, a media report said today.
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  • Israel agrees to remove some West Bank roadblocks Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 25 9:30 AM
    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's cabinet on Monday approved the removal of 27 roadblocks in the occupied West Bank, fulfilling one of Olmert's pledges to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, an Israeli source said.
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  • Israel plans to ease West Bank travel rules Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 25 10:36 AM
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Monday approved in principle the removal of some army roadblocks that have hindered Palestinian travel in the West Bank, one of several gestures aimed at boosting moderate President Mahmoud Abbas in his bitter struggle with the militant Islamic Hamas.
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  • Israel orders 'immediate' easing of Palestinian restrictions Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 25 10:25 AM
    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert ordered an "immediate easing of restrictions" on Palestinians, including the removal of dozens of roadblocks across the occupied West Bank.
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  • Israel eases restrictions in West Bank Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - Dec 25 4:53 AM
    JERUSALEM - Israeli Defence Minister Amir Peretz Monday announced an easing of restrictions on Palestinians in the West Bank, including dismantling roadblocks and allowing more people to cross into Israel for work.
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  • Armed wing of Islamic Jihad shells southern Israel Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Dec 25 2:06 AM
    Saraya al-Quds, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad (Holy War) movement, Monday claimed responsibility for launching a rocket from Gaza Strip into southern Israel.
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  • Militants fire more rockets at Israel despite Gaza truce Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - Dec 25 4:53 AM
    GAZA - Palestinian militants fired three more rockets at southern Israel Monday morning, despite a one-month-old truce in the Gaza Strip and spurring calls by a growing number of Israeli officials for an Israeli response.
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  • Qassam rockets hit Israel, causing damage Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Dec 25 3:51 AM
    A Qassam rocket fired by Palestinian militants landed in the southern Israeli port city of Ashkelon Monday morning, causing damage to several structures in the city, Israel Radio reported.
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  • Israel shares slump before rate call, after Wall Street declines Open this result in new window
    Market Watch - Dec 24 9:18 AM
    TEL AVIV (MarketWatch) - Israeli stocks closed solidly lower in light Sunday trading, with only one gainer in the benchmark index, a day before the Bank of Israel makes its interest-rate call for January.
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  • Gaza rockets land in Israel Open this result in new window
    Al Bawaba - Dec 25 5:15 AM
    Palestinian gunners in the Gaza Strip have fired two rockets towards southern Israel, causing no casualties but violating a fragile month-old truce.
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  • Israel's Olmert Wins Backing of Coalition for the 2007 Budget Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Dec 25 5:07 PM
    Dec. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert won the backing of his coalition partners for the 2007 budget late yesterday, enabling voting on the spending package to begin in parliament.
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  • Israel vows to release Palestinian funds Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 23 8:07 PM
    Israel agreed Saturday to release $100 million in frozen funds to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and ease West Bank travel restrictions goodwill gestures that revived hopes for a resumption of peace talks after years of hostility and distrust.
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  • Israel to weigh series of overtures towards Palestinians Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 25 2:44 AM
    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was weighing a series of overtures, including freeing prisoners, towards the Palestinians following his first official meeting with president Mahmud Abbas.
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  • Palestinian PM Haniyeh Praises Suicide Bombers and Vows to Destroy Israel Open this result in new window
    New York Jewish Times - Dec 24 7:22 PM
    Israel views Haniyeh's statements as the kind of extremism that fuels terrorism and that has prevented progress toward peace between Israel and the Palestinian people.
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  • Israel Cabinet Votes to Free $100 Million in Palestinian Funds Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Dec 24 4:27 AM
    Dec. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Israel's cabinet approved transferring $100 million in tax money to the Palestinian Authority in a move to buttress Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in his power struggle with Hamas.
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  • Israel hints at freeing Barghouthi Open this result in new window
    The Peninsula - Dec 24 2:58 PM
    jerusalem Israel said yesterday that it would consider freeing Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouthi from jail as part of a prisoner exchange deal.
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  • Israel eases hard line on Palestinians Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Dec 24 12:19 AM
    Olmert tells Abbas he'll release $100 million in withheld tax funds. JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert made several concessions to the Palestinians on Saturday, including the release of $100 million in taxes and duties Israel had collected for their treasury but withheld for months, in a bid to revive a peace process stalled for years.
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  • Israel mulls prisoner release after Abbas-Olmert meeting Open this result in new window
    Channel NewsAsia - Dec 24 11:58 AM
    JERUSALEM : Israel mulled an early release for some Palestinian prisoners Sunday, a day after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and President Mahmud Abbas met for the first time in six months, sparking faint hope for the stalled Middle East peace process.
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  • Israel considers prisoner release Open this result in new window
    Japan Today - Dec 24 2:31 PM
    JERUSALEM Israel is considering an early release for some Palestinian prisoners, a day after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and President Mahmud Abbas met for the first time in six months, sparking faint hope for the stalled Middle East peace process.
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  • Israel agrees to remove some West Bank roadblocks Open this result in new window
    ABS-CBNNEWS.com - 2 hours, 49 minutes ago
    JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's cabinet on Monday approved the removal of 27 Israeli roadblocks in the occupied West Bank, a move officials said was meant to bolster Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
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  • Israel May Release Some Palestinian Prisoners Soon Open this result in new window
    Arab News - Dec 24 4:21 PM
    GAZA CITY, 25 December 2006 Israel may release some Palestinian prisoners soon even though the Palestinians have not freed a captured Israeli soldier. This was disclosed by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to his Cabinet yesterday.
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  • Hamas official denies role in drawing up truce plan with Israel Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Dec 24 4:36 PM
    A Palestinian official from the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) denied Sunday any role for him or the Hamas-led government in drawing up a plan for truce with Israel.
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  • Cluster bombs injure 5 in Lebanon Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 25 2:26 PM
    Cluster bombs injured five people in southern Lebanon over the weeklend, the latest casualties from ordnance left over from a summer war between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas, officials said Monday.
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  • Olmert says Israel may release some Palestinian prisoners next week Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Dec 24 4:09 PM
    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Sunday said at the weekly cabinet meeting that Israel may release some Palestinian prisoners next week, Israeli daily Ha' aretz report on its website.
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  • Olmert says he'd like to renew talks with Syria Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 25 12:22 PM
    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Monday said he would like to renew peace talks with Syria, but insisted that Damascus first end its support of anti-Israel militant groups in the Palestinian areas and Lebanon.
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  • Israel OKs release of Palestinian funds Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 23 12:39 PM
    Israel agreed Saturday to release $100 million in frozen Palestinian funds, a Palestinian negotiator said, after a summit between the Israeli and Palestinian leaders that revived hopes for peace talks after years of hostility and distrust.
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  • Anti-Israel "rabbis" face fallout from Jewish world Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 24 3:23 PM
    Jewish leaders from across the globe have decried the sight of six Jews with beards and black hats embracing Iran's president at a conference questioning the Holocaust, believing their gesture hurt the faith.
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  • Israel to release funds Open this result in new window
    Baltimore Sun - Dec 24 4:04 AM
    Talks lead to agreement to unfreeze $100 million for Palestinian leader Israel agreed yesterday to release $100 million in frozen funds to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and to ease West Bank travel restrictions - goodwill gestures that revived hopes for a resumption of peace talks after years of hostility and distrust.
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  • Olmert approves removal of West Bank checkpoints Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Dec 25 12:38 PM
    The prime minister also said Israel would improve the flow of goods in and out of the Gaza Strip.
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  • Israel to remove some of West Bank roadblocks Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - 2 hours, 21 minutes ago
    GAZA CITY/TEL AVIV - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert approved Monday the removal of 27 of the several hundred Israeli roadblocks in the West Bank, as a gesture aimed at strengthening moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
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  • Israeli defense minister orders dismantling of some checkpoints Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Dec 25 8:38 AM
    Defense Minister Amir Peretz said Monday that he has asked the army to dismantle some of the checkpoints that have severely disrupted Palestinian travel in the West Bank, part of a package of goodwill gestures Israel hopes will boost the moderate Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas.
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  • Israel to free frozen Palestinian funds Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Dec 24 1:28 AM
    JERUSALEM -- Israel agreed yesterday to release $100 million in frozen funds to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and ease West Bank travel restrictions -- goodwill gestures that revived hopes for a resumption of peace talks after years of hostility and distrust.
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  • Israel offers Abbas cash, goodwill Open this result in new window
    The Plain Dealer - Dec 24 5:55 AM
    Jerusalem- Israel agreed Saturday to release $100 million in frozen funds to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and ease West Bank travel restrictions - goodwill gestures that revived hopes for a resumption of peace talks after years of hostility and distrust.
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  • Israel releases $100M to Palestinians Open this result in new window
    UPI - Dec 24 6:51 AM
    JERUSALEM, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Israel's Cabinet Sunday unanimously approved Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's plan to free up $100 million in humanitarian aid for the Palestinian Authority.
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  • Israel orders 'immediate' easing of Palestinian restrictions Open this result in new window
    Japan Today - Dec 25 2:46 PM
    JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Monday ordered an "immediate easing of restrictions" on Palestinians, including the removal of dozens of roadblocks across the occupied West Bank.
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  • Israel to remove 27 W Bank roadblocks Open this result in new window
    The Peninsula - Dec 25 3:14 PM
    jerusalem Prime Minister Ehud Olmerts cabinet yesterday approved the removal of 27 Israeli roadblocks in the occupied West Bank, a move officials said was meant to bolster Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
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  • Israel to ease restrictions on Palestinians Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Dec 25 4:07 PM
    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Monday ordered the implementation of a series of steps to ease restrictions on the Palestinians.
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  • Marwan Barghouti, Fatah's leader in the West Bank, was jailed by Israel in 2002 Open this result in new window
    Aljazeera - Dec 24 8:30 AM
    Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister, is reportedly considering a suggestion that Israel should free some Palestinian prisoners.
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  • Israel mulls prisoner release after Abbas-Olmert meeting Open this result in new window
    Outlook India - Dec 24 10:29 AM
    Israel mulled an early release for some Palestinian prisoners today, a day after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and president Mahmud Abbas met for the first time in six months, sparking faint hope for the stalled Middle East peace process.
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  • Israel could free Barghouthi in prisoner deal Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Dec 24 5:23 AM
    Source: Reuters By Allyn Fisher-Ilan JERUSALEM, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Israel said on Sunday it would consider freeing Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouthi from jail as part of a prisoner exchange deal. The comment ...
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  • Israel orders 'immediate' easing of Palestinian restrictions Open this result in new window
    Channel NewsAsia - Dec 25 10:13 AM
    JERUSALEM : Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert ordered on Monday an "immediate easing of restrictions" on Palestinians, including the removal of dozens of roadblocks across the occupied West Bank.
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  • Israel sticking to Gaza truce despite breaches Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - Dec 24 7:07 AM
    JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday that Israel would stick to a nearly month-old ceasefire with Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip despite regular breaches.
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  • ISRAEL HANDS $100M BACK TO PALESTINIANS Open this result in new window
    New York Post - Dec 24 2:25 AM
    JERUSALEM - A long-awaited summit between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas revived hope for peace and produced immediate results yesterday - including a pledge by Israel to release $100 million in frozen...
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  • Israel agrees to remove some West Bank roadblocks Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Dec 25 8:54 AM
    Source: Reuters (Adds Palestinian reaction, Israeli defence minister, details) By Adam Entous JERUSALEM, Dec 25 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's cabinet on Monday approved the removal of 27 Israeli ...
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  • Results of Abbas-Olmert talks should be backed in Palestine, Israel Open this result in new window
    Itar-Tass - Dec 24 5:29 AM
    MOSCOW, December 24 (Itar-Tass) - Russia calls on all political forces in the Palestinian territories and in Israel as well as interested regional parties to back the results of the meeting between Israeli premier Ehud Olmert and head of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas, said on Sunday spokesman of the Russian Foreign Ministry Mikhail Kamynin by the results of the ...
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  • Israel orders 'immediate' easing of Palestinian restrictions Open this result in new window
    TODAYonline - Dec 25 10:50 AM
    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, seen here on 24 December 2006, ordered an "immediate easing of restrictions" on Palestinians, including the removal of dozens of roadblocks across the occupied West Bank.
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  • Israel may free Palestinian prisoners to aid Abbas Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - Dec 24 7:08 AM
    JERUSALEM - Israel may release some Palestinian prisoners in the coming days as a gesture of goodwill toward president Mahmud Abbas, an Israeli official said Sunday a day after the Palestinian leader met with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
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  • Giving Israel an automatic seal of US approval Open this result in new window
    Middle East Online - Dec 24 5:23 AM
    US lawmakers continue to sign on the dotted line for Israel without any discussion about holding Israel accountable for violating international law or human rights laws or even America's own federal laws, notes Doris Cadigan .
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  • Israel Min: PM OKs Removal Of Dozens Of W Bank Roadblocks Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Dec 25 8:42 AM
    JERUSALEM (AP)--Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Monday authorized the removal of dozens of West Bank roadblocks, a concession meant to bolster the moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
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  • Israel agrees to remove some West Bank roadblocks Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Dec 25 8:39 AM
    Source: Reuters JERUSALEM, Dec 25 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's cabinet on Monday approved plans to remove 27 roadblocks in the occupied West Bank, fulfilling one of his pledges to Palestinian ...
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  • Israel hints at Palestinian prisoner release Open this result in new window
    The Columbus Dispatch - Dec 25 4:16 AM
    JERUSALEM Prime Minister Ehud Olmert indicated yesterday that he might release some Palestinian prisoners in the coming days, associates said, softening his long-standing opposition to such a gesture and saying it was "time to show flexibility and generosity."
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  • Israel considers freeing Palestinian prisoners Open this result in new window
    Al Bawaba - Dec 24 7:45 AM
    Israel may free some Palestinian prisoners in the coming days as a gesture of goodwill toward president Mahmud Abbas, an Israeli official has said, according to AFP . During Sunday's weekly cabinet meeting Israeli PM Ehud Olmert "discussed with ministers the possibility of releasing several Palestinian prisoners before the release of Gilad Shalit," the Israeli soldier captured by Palestinians in ...
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  • Israel Agrees To Free $100 Mln Frozen Funds To Palestine Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Dec 23 10:57 PM
    (RTTNews) - In an effort that would revive hopes for resumption of peace talks with Palestine after witnessing hostility and distrust for many years, Israel had agreed to free $100 million to Palestine that was frozen, reports AP. Israel had also promised to relax travel restrictions.
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  • Israel to hand over funds to Palestinians Open this result in new window
    RTÉ News - Dec 24 1:36 AM
    Israel has agreed to hand over more than 131 million in frozen funds to the Palestinian Authority. Israel has withheld cash from the Palestinian Authority since Hamas formed a government earlier this year.
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  • Israel and Palestine resume peace talks Open this result in new window
    ITV.com - Dec 24 1:22 AM
    Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has agreed to release over £50 million in frozen tax funds after peace talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
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  • Israel could free Palestinians Open this result in new window
    NorthJersey.com - Dec 25 2:57 AM
    JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert hinted Sunday that he might release some Palestinian prisoners in coming days, telling his Cabinet "the time has come to show flexibility and generosity," associates said.
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  • Israel Vows to Release Palestinian Funds Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Dec 23 2:32 PM
    Israel Leader Olmert Agrees to Free $100M in Frozen Palestinian Funds, Ease Travel Restriction
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  • Israel OKs Release of Palestinian Funds Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Dec 23 9:48 AM
    Israel Agrees to Release $100 Million in Frozen Palestinian Funds After Leaders' Summit
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  • Israel ministers: respond to missiles Open this result in new window
    UPI - Dec 25 8:06 AM
    JERUSALEM, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Israeli government ministers called on the prime minister Monday to end his policy of restraint after a Qassam missile hit a strategic facility in Ashkelon.
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  • Report: U.S. Blocking Weapons to Israel, Relations Worsening Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - Dec 24 5:49 AM
    The report quoted unnamed sources in both countries that relations have soured since the Hizbullah terrorist war last summer. The U.S. was expecting Israel to fulfill its announced intentions of beating back Hizbullah and rescuing two kidnapped IDF soldiers.
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  • Nepal-Israel sign ASA Open this result in new window
    Nepalnews. com - 49 minutes ago
    Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC) registered a convincing 3-0 win over Nabil Three Star Club (NTSC) while Sankata Club outclassed Brigade Boys Club (BBC) 2-0 to end the first round session of the on-going San Miguel "A" Division League Football Tournament at Dasrath stadium today.
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  • Israel may free some Palestinian prisoners Open this result in new window
    The Santa Rosa Press Democrat - Dec 25 6:00 AM
    JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert indicated Sunday he might release some Palestinian prisoners in the coming days, associates said, softening his long-standing opposition to such a gesture and saying it was "time to show flexibility and generosity."
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    Haaretz Daily - Dec 24 12:07 AM
    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said yesterday during a meeting with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas that Israel was ready make some concessions to help bolster the PA chairman.
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    Globes Online - Dec 25 8:42 AM
    The company has raised NIS 775 million in a bond issue.
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    Nepalnews. com - 2 hours, 4 minutes ago
    Relatives infuriated over the death of an eight-month-old child Nischit Dulal of Bhaktapur attacked doctors and forced the closure of the outpatient service in the Kanti Children's Hospital.
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    Nepalnews. com - 2 hours, 4 minutes ago
    Former acting Chief Justice Bhairav Prasad Lamsal has told the Investigation Commission formed to probe use of excessive force by the dissolved Royal Commission for Corruption Control (RCCC) that the royal regime had directly or indirectly pressurised the judiciary.
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  • Israel to Release Part of Tax Fund Following Abbas-Olmert Summit Abbas: Temporary Solution is Deception to the ... Open this result in new window
    Palestine Media Center - Dec 24 1:33 AM
    Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, and the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, met on Saturday in Jerusalem and agreed that Israel would transfer $100 million of Tax revenue, which Israel withheld since Hamas took office.
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