Israel confirms approval of weapons shipment to Abbas
International Herald Tribune - Dec 28 6:44 PMIsrael and the United States reportedly backed the move to send weapons and ammunition to forces loyal to the Palestinian president.Israel helps Egypt move weapons to counter Hamas
Los Angeles Times - 1 hour, 48 minutes agoWith Israeli and U.S. consent, Egypt has shipped a cache of weapons through Israel to bolster the security forces of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in his increasingly violent struggle with the militant Hamas movement, Israeli officials said Thursday. Immigration to Israel falls in 2006
AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 9:15 AM Immigration to Israel in 2006 slipped to its lowest level in 18 years, reflecting a shrunken pool of Jews living in former Soviet lands, figures released Thursday by a quasi-governmental agency showed.Israel ready for any 'whisper of peace'
AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 7:33 AM In an apparent gesture to Syria, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Thursday he is open to "any whisper of peace" from Israel's enemies.Gaza militants fire two rockets into Israel
AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 8:18 AM Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have again fired two rockets towards Israel, one day after the Jewish state vowed to retaliate to continuing breaches of a month-old ceasefire.No Slowdown Yet for Israel's Property Boom
BusinessWeek Online via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 5:08 AM Israel's high-end real estate market is sizzling, and even attracting developers such as Donald Trump. Earlier this year, Trump and condo developer Crescent Heights Investments paid $44 million for an old factory building in Ramat Gan, just west of Tel Aviv, where they plan to erect a 70-story Trump Plaza Tower. "We see a lot of potential in the real estate market and are planning to increase ...Egypt sends weapons through Israel
AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 4:30 AM Egypt has sent a large shipment of weapons through Israeli territory to shore up forces loyal to the embattled Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli security officials said Thursday an extraordinary show of support by both countries for his efforts to renew peacemaking with Israel.Israel Facing Stark Choices Over A Nuclearized Iran
Space War - Dec 28 5:55 PMby Joshua Brilliant Tel Aviv, Israel (UPI) Dec 28, 2006 At a recent conference in Tehran Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicted Israel's days are numbered.Egypt sent arms to Abbas's Fatah with help of Israel: official
AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 12:23 AM Egypt has sent a large quantity of arms to the forces of moderate Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah party with the help of Israel, an Israeli official said.Israel OKs arms to Abbas forces
The Scotsman - 56 minutes agoEGYPT has delivered - with Israel's approval - a large shipment of arms to forces loyal to Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president.UPDATE: Israel Stocks Broadly Lower In Late Trading; Banks Mixed
Nasdaq - Dec 28 4:37 PMTEL AVIV (Dow Jones) -- Israel stocks moved broadly and solidly lower in late trading Wednesday, as all the major indexes lost ground, bank shares were mixed and a dozen benchmark-index components lost at least 1%.Israel allows guns across border to support Fatah leader against rivals
Times Online - Dec 28 3:26 PMTwo thousand weapons and two million bullets have been sent through Israel into Gaza, the most tangible evidence yet of efforts by Jerusalem, London and Washington to reinforce President Abbas against his Islamist rivals Hamas....Israel allows arms to reach Fatah
Daily Telegraph - Dec 28 6:08 PMIsrael allowed a shipment of arms yesterday to reach troops in Gaza loyal to Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian National Authority, threatening to stir fresh fighting between Fatah and Hamas. It consisted of 2,000 automatic rifles and two million rounds of ammunition with 20,000 magazines.Israel Continues Effort to Strengthen Abbas
NPR - Dec 28 6:28 AMIsraeli media report that Egypt has transferred weapons through Israel to police forces in Gaza controlled by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. It's part of an Israeli decision to strengthen Abbas as he moves to confront Hamas, the Islamist radical party in control of the Palestinian legislature.Egypt Sends Weapons Through Israel
ABC News - Dec 28 5:38 AMEgypt Sends Shipment of Weapons Through Israel to Shore Up Forces Loyal to AbbasIsrael vows 'pinpoint' attacks
CNN.com - Dec 27 5:39 PMIsrael said it would use "pinpoint action" in response to Qassam rockets launched into Israel from Gaza, but it would "continue to uphold the cease-fire and work with the Palestinian Authority to take immediate steps to stop the Qassam firing."Israel Says It Will Retaliate Against Rockets From Gaza
New York Times - Dec 27 5:22 PMIsrael ordered the military to resume attacks on Palestinians firing rockets from Gaza, more than a month after a cease-fire was declared.Egypt delivers arms to moderate Palestinians with Israel's approval
CP via Yahoo! Canada News - Dec 28 1:19 PMJERUSALEM (AP) - With Israel's blessing, Egypt has delivered a large arms shipment to forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, officials said Thursday, in the latest Israeli attempt to boost the embattled leader in his bloody conflict with the militant Islamic Hamas.Israel counts its Christians
Cleveland Jewish News - 29 minutes agoJERUSALEM (JTA) - One in 50 Israelis is Christian. According to data published by the Central Bureau of Statistics in Jerusalem ahead of Christmas, Israel has 148,000 Christian citizens, making up 2.1% of the population.Israel to target Gaza rocketeers
Cleveland Jewish News - 29 minutes agoIsrael announced it would resume military strikes against Palestinian rocketeers in the Gaza Strip. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's Security Cabinet made the decision Wednesday after a rocket salvo the previous day from Gaza wounded two boys, one critically, in the Israeli border town of Sderot.B'Tselem Human Rights Report Says 660 Palestinians Killed By Israel In 2006; 23 Israelis Killed By Palestinians
Nasdaq - Dec 28 12:53 PM(RTTNews) - The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights, B'Tselem's annual report indicates that Israeli security forces killed 660 Palestinians during 2006 up until December 27, while the number of Palestinians killed by Israel was 197 in 2005. The details provided by the human rights organization also indicated a significant decline in the number of Israelis killed by Palestinians.Israel threatens to renew attacks
AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 27 2:14 PM After weeks of restraint, Israel said Wednesday that it will renew attacks on rocket-launching militants in the Gaza Strip, threatening to derail an already shaky, month-old truce.Abbas proposes closed talks with Israel
AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 27 3:24 PM Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas proposed Wednesday that he start closed-door talks with Israel on some of their most difficult disputes including the status of Jerusalem and the fate of Palestinian refugees.*B'Tselem Human Rights Report Says 660 Palestinians Killed By Israel In 2006; 23 Israelis Killed By Palestinians
Nasdaq - Dec 28 12:37 PM(RTTNews) - B'Tselem Human Rights Report Says 660 Palestinians Killed By Israel in 2006; 23 Israelis Killed By Palestinians.Israel Transfers Weapons to Abbas' Security Forces
Voice of America - Dec 28 9:29 AMIsrael has allowed the transfer of weapons to forces loyal to embattled Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in the Gaza Strip. As Robert Berger reports from VOA's Jerusalem bureau, it is part of Israel's policy of strengthening Palestinian moderates, while weakening the radicals.Andalucia beat joint Palestine-Israel team
The Star Online - Dec 28 4:22 PMSEVILLE: One subject Israelis and Palestinians agree on is football. Members of Israel s national squad partnered Palestinian players against a team representing the southern Spanish region of Andalusia on Wednesday for a friendly organised by the Peres Centre for Peace aimed at promoting peace.Analysis: Israel's options vs.Iran's bomb
UPI - Dec 28 12:44 PMTEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- At a recent conference in Tehran Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicted Israel's days are numbered. The Zionist regime will "vanish," he declared. Last year he said Israel should be "wiped out."State Department challenges Israel on new settlement
USA Today - Dec 27 11:57 AMIsrael's plan to construct a new settlement on the West Bank drew rare criticism Wednesday from the Bush administration. If Israel goes ahead, it would violate Israel's obligations under the roadmap for peacemaking, a State Department spokesman said.Israel to resume operations in Gaza
Zaman Online - Dec 28 2:15 PMIsrael is set to restart military operations against Gaza in retaliation for Palestinian rocket attacks on Tuesday.Israel ready to respond to 'whisper of peace'
CNews - Dec 28 10:01 AMJERUSALEM (AP) - In a gesture to Syria, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Thursday he is open to "any murmur of peace" from Israel's enemies. Syria has recently signalled that it would like to reopen peace talks with Israel, which broke down seven years ago.Israel Signs U.N. Accord on Nuclear Terrorism
Israel National News - 1 hour, 41 minutes ago(IsraelNN.com) Israel has signed the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism. The Convention covers the unlawful possession of nuclear devices or materials and calls for countries to investigate possible violations.Israel Says Egypt Sends Weapons to Abbas?s Forces, With Israeli and U.S. Approval
New York Times - 2 hours, 11 minutes agoEgypt has sent a shipment of weapons into the Gaza Strip to forces loyal to the Palestinian president, officials said.Immigration to Israel falls to 18 year low
Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 27 11:51 AM Immigration to Israel hit its lowest in 18 years in 2006 due to a drop in the number of Jews arriving from former Soviet states, although immigration from North America edged higher, figures showed on Wednesday.State Department challenges Israel
AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 27 11:29 AM Israel's plan to construct a new settlement on the West Bank drew rare criticism Wednesday from the Bush administration.Israel says it allowed Egyptian arms shipment to Abbas
The Daily Star Lebannon - Dec 28 12:38 PMEgypt has sent a large shipment of weapons through Israeli territory to shore up forces loyal to embattled Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Israeli security officials said Thursday. Israel approved the transfer of 2,000 automatic rifles, 20,000 ammunition clips and 2 million bullets on Wednesday, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.Israel says will act against Gaza rockets
Muzi - Dec 28 4:42 PMIsrael said on Wednesday it would resume attacks against Palestinian militants who fire rockets from the Gaza Strip but insisted it remained committed to a month-old ceasefire in the territory.Israel issues warning over rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip
Boston Globe - Dec 28 1:20 AMJERUSALEM -- Israel said yesterday that it would resume attacks against Palestinian militants who fire rockets from the Gaza Strip, but insisted that it remains committed to a cease-fire.U-S criticizes Israel over new West Bank settlement
KRON 4 Bay Area - Dec 28 11:38 AMSTATE DEPARTMENT The Bush administration is lobbing some rare criticism at Israel over its plans for a new settlement on the West Bank.U-S criticizes Israel over new West Bank settlement
WRIC 8 News Richmond - Dec 28 11:40 AM STATE DEPARTMENT The Bush administration is lobbing some rare criticism at Israel over its plans for a new settlement on the West Bank. A State Department spokesman says...Israel hit on W. Bank plan
New York Daily News - Dec 28 1:31 AMWASHINGTON - In a rare criticism, the Bush administration said yesterday that Israel would violate its peacemaking obligations if it proceeds with construction of a settlement on the West Bank.Israel Says 'New' West Bank Settlement Is 25 Years Old
Crosswalk.com - Dec 28 5:45 AMJerusalem (CNSNews.com) - Israel denied on Thursday that it is setting up a new settlement to house families evicted from their homes when its military forces unilaterally withdrew from the Gaza Strip in the summer of 2005 and said that the settlement has been there for 25 years.Specter says Syrian president wants to resume peace talks with Israel
The York Dispatch - Dec 28 11:32 AMDAMASCUS, Syria -- Syria's president wants to resume peace negotiations with Israel, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter said Tuesday after meeting with Bashar Assad.Israel to renew pinpoint attacks vs Gaza
AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 27 8:43 AM Israel decided to resume pinpoint attacks against Palestinian rocket-launching cells Wednesday, hours after two Israeli teens were seriously wounded in an attack in a border town, jeopardizing an already shaky, month-old truce.Israel to restart strikes against militants
The Plain Dealer - Dec 28 4:24 AMJerusalem - After weeks of restraint, Israel said Wednesday that it will renew attacks on rocket-launching militants in the Gaza Strip, threatening to derail a shaky, month-old truce.Lebanon's deaths in Israel-Hezbollah war
CNews - Dec 28 11:05 AMBEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) More than 1,000 Lebanese civilians and combatants died during the summer war between Israel s army and Hezbollah guerrillas, according to tallies by government agencies, humanitarian groups and The Associated Press.Israel to renew attacks against Gaza rocket launchers, risks truce
USA Today - Dec 27 7:25 AMIsrael decided on Wednesday to renew pinpoint attacks against Palestinian rocket-launching cells in Gaza, threatening to send a shaky, month-old truce into total collapse. Although Israel declared it remained committed to the truce, the decision to strike against rocket launchers clearly ratcheted up the violence level.'Weapons from Egypt cross Israel to shore up embattled Fatah'
Gulf News - Dec 28 12:54 PMOccupied Jerusalem: Egypt has sent a large shipment of weapons through Israeli territory to shore up forces loyal to the embattled Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli security officials said yesterday - an extraordinary show of support by both countries for his efforts to renew peacemaking with Israel.Do America and Israel want the Middle East engulfed by civil war?
News From Bangladesh - Dec 28 10:26 AMNeocons talk a great deal about changing maps in the Middle East. Like Israel s dismemberment of the occupied territories into ever-smaller ghettos, Iraq is being severed into feuding mini-states.Israel Ready for Any 'Whisper of Peace'
Journal Gazette & Times Courier - Dec 28 8:14 AMJERUSALEM - In an apparent gesture to Syria, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Thursday he is open to "any whisper of peace" from Israel's enemies. Syria has recently signaled it would like to reopen peace talks with Israel, which broke down seven years ago.European Investment Banks ends Israel 'freeze'
AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 27 7:47 AM The European Investment Bank has announced that it would fund hundreds of environmental projects in Israel and provide loans to small businesses there, ending an 11-year investment "freeze".Israel settlement plan angers US
BBC News - Dec 27 2:29 PMThe US criticises Israel's decision to approve the construction of a new Jewish settlement in the West Bank.EU Bank Ends Israel Loans Freeze
Nasdaq - Dec 28 2:38 AM(RTTNews) - The European Investment Bank or EIB will provide Israel with loans worth 275m euros, the first to Israel in more than a decade for promoting businesses and environmental projects.Israel Eases Restrictions for Arab Holiday
Israel National News - Dec 28 1:33 PM(IsraelNN) Israel will ease restrictions on the Arabs of Judea and Samaria for the Muslim holiday of Eid el Adha, which begins Friday and lasts three days.EU bank ends Israel loans freeze
BBC News - Dec 27 2:28 PMIsrael is to get 275m euros from the EU's investment arm, the first such loans in more than a decade.Israel to renew Gaza pinpoint attacks
AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 27 4:31 AM Israel decided on Wednesday to resume pinpoint attacks against Palestinian rocket-launching cells in Gaza, jeopardizing what is already a shaky, month-old truce with Gaza militants.U.S. challenges Israel on settlement
MSNBC - Dec 27 3:08 PMIsrael's plan to construct a new settlement on the West Bank drew rare criticism Wednesday from the United States.Israel Draws Flak From US, EU Over New West Bank Settlement
Nasdaq - Dec 27 10:22 PM(RTTNews) - Israel has drawn flak from the United States and the European Union Wednesday for its decision in the to build a new settlement occupied West Bank. In a rare rebuke of one of its closest ally, the State Department said such a construction would violate the peace plan known as the "roadmap".Israel allows Egypt to ship arms to Fatah
People's Daily - Dec 28 3:26 AMIsrael has approved transfer of large amount of weaponry by Egypt to Palestinian Fatah security forces in the Gaza Strip to support President Mahmoud Abbas, the Jerusalem Post reported on Thursday.Abbas proposes backdoor peace talks with Israel
Financial Express - Dec 28 8:29 AMCAIRO, Dec 28 (AP): Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas proposed that he start closed-door talks with Israel on some of their most difficult disputes including the status of Jerusalem and the fate of Palestinian refugees.Israel to renew Gaza pinpoint attacks
AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 27 12:41 AM Israel will renew pinpoint attacks against Palestinian rocket-launching cells, but otherwise continue to adhere to a month-old truce in the Gaza Strip, the prime minister's office said Wednesday.Israel 'helped send arms to Fatah'
News Interactive - Dec 27 11:05 PMEGYPT has sent a large quantity of arms to the forces of of moderate Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah party with the help of Israel, an Israeli official said today.Israel 'helped send arms to Fatah'
The Australian - Dec 27 10:55 PM