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  • Israel attacks Lebanon after troops seized Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 12 minutes ago
    Israel bombed and shelled southern Lebanon and sent ground troops over the border for the first time in six years Wednesday after Hezbollah guerrillas captured two Israeli soldiers. Israeli planes attacked the runways of Beirut International Airport early Thursday, Israeli Army Radio reported, starting off a second day of attacks.

  • Sign that crisis is regional, not just Israel vs. Palestinians Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - 57 minutes ago
    For Israel, the issue is not simply the Palestinians, but the broader problem of radical Islam in the region.

  • Israel hits Lebanon after troops snatched Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 44 minutes ago
    Israel bombed and shelled southern Lebanon and sent ground troops over the border for the first time in six years Wednesday after Hezbollah guerrillas captured two Israeli soldiers. The fighting killed eight Israeli soldiers and three Lebanese.

  • Sign That Crisis Is Regional, Not Just Israel vs. Palestinians Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 12 minutes ago
    For Israel, the issue is not simply the Palestinians and their actions. It is the broader problem of radical Islam.

  • Clashes Spread to Lebanon as Hezbollah Raids Israel Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 12 minutes ago
    On Wednesday, clashes with Hezbollah killed at least eight Israeli soldiers, dramatically escalating tensions, and Israels operations in Gaza killed 20 Palestinians.

  • Israels Two-Front Battle Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 42 minutes ago
    Israel should not back off its efforts to secure the release of its kidnapped soldier. But it needs to refocus its Gaza operations on that very specific goal.

  • Frustration in Northern Israel Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 2 hours, 34 minutes ago
    SHTULA, Israel, July 12 -- The men, women and children of this farming community, up a scrub-covered slope from the Lebanese border, have known long and fretful days before.

  • Qatar circulates revised Israel resolution Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 46 minutes ago
    Acting on behalf of Arab nations, Qatar circulated a revised draft U.N. Security Council resolution Wednesday demanding Israel end its offensive in the Gaza Strip and release the Palestinian officials it has arrested.

  • Israel strikes Lebanon after soldiers snatched Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 4:09 PM
    Israel bombarded Lebanon after two soldiers were snatched by Hezbollah guerrillas in bloody day of cross-border violence that left 11 people dead, opening up a dangerous new front in the Middle East conflict.

  • Lebanon braces as Israel responds to attack Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 4:36 PM
    Lebanon braced for spiraling violence on Thursday a day after Israel vowed a severe response to Hizbollah attacks in which two Israeli soldiers were captured and eight killed by the Syrian-backed group.

  • Israel strikes after soldiers seized Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 3:25 PM
    Israel's government authorized on Wednesday what it called a severe response after the Lebanese guerrilla group Hizbollah captured two soldiers and killed eight others in cross-border attacks.

  • CORRECTED: Israel strikes after soldiers seized Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 2:34 PM
    Israel's government authorised on Wednesday what it called a severe response after the Lebanese guerrilla group Hizbollah captured two soldiers and killed eight others in cross-border attacks.

  • Israel hits Lebanon after soldiers grabbed Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 1:13 PM
    Hezbollah militants crossed into Israel on Wednesday and captured two Israeli soldiers. Israel responded in southern Lebanon with warplanes, tanks and gunboats, and said eight of its soldiers had been killed in the violence.

  • Israel kills 23 in Gaza, targets Hamas commanders Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 12:16 PM
    Israel killed at least 23 Palestinians in Gaza on Wednesday, including nine members of one family in an air strike that destroyed a house where the army said senior Hamas commanders were meeting, witnesses said.

  • Key events in Lebanon-Israel conflict Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 12:11 PM
    A look at major events between Lebanon and Israel:

  • Israel Expects More Attacks as Lebanon Operations Intensify Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - 6 minutes ago
    July 13 (Bloomberg) -- Israel is preparing for more rocket attacks on its northern towns by the Lebanese Muslim group Hezbollah as the Jewish state vowed to respond ``aggressively and harshly'' to the capture of two soldiers.

  • Israel bombards Lebanon after Hezbollah snatches soldiers Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 10:20 AM
    Israel has bombarded Lebanon to retrieve two soldiers snatched by Hezbollah guerrillas in bloody day of cross-border violence that left 10 people dead, opening up a dangerous new front in the Middle East conflict.

  • Israel calls Hizbollah capture of soldiers act of war Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 10:16 AM
    Hizbollah guerrillas captured two Israeli soldiers and killed at least seven on Wednesday in what Israel described as an act of war by Lebanon that would draw a "very painful" response.

  • New Fighting Spooks Investors in Israel Open this result in new window
    BusinessWeek - 1 hour, 32 minutes ago
    The opening of a second front in Lebanon has shaken the Tel Aviv bourse. The key question: Will Israel's robust growth survive the fighting?

  • Israel bombards Lebanon after Hezbollah seizes two soldiers Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 8:02 AM
    Israel has bombarded Lebanon from the land, sea and air to retrieve two soldiers snatched by Hezbollah, the first such major offensive against its neighbour since a 2000 pullout.

  • Syrian diplomat blames Israel for violence Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 9:18 AM
    Syria's vice president blamed Israel for the escalating violence in Lebanon and the Palestinian territories Wednesday and denied that his country had a role in the abductions of Israeli soldiers.

  • Israel kills 18 in Gaza, targets Hamas commanders Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 7:33 AM
    Israel killed 18 Palestinians in Gaza on Wednesday including nine members of one family in an air strike that destroyed a residential building where the army said top Hamas commanders were meeting.

  • Japan urges Israel to take 'rational action' to Middle East crisis Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 8:20 AM
    Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has won Israeli support for its accusation of North Korea's military threat, while calling on Israel to take "rational action" to the escalating Middle East crisis.

  • Israel invades south Lebanon after Hezbollah seizes two soldiers Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 6:13 AM
    Israel has invaded southern Lebanon in a ground and air assault to retrieve two soldiers snatched by Hezbollah, the first such assault into the country since a 2000 pullout.

  • Israel bombs Palestinian ministry Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Jul 12 4:22 PM
    Israel strikes the Palestinian foreign ministry in Gaza City, injuring at least three people, reports say.

  • Israel Mobilizes For Lebanon Offensive Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Jul 12 4:43 PM
    Hezbollah militants crossed into Israel and captured two soldiers. Israel responded in southern Lebanon with warplanes, tanks and gunboats, and said seven had been killed in the violence. Israel's Prime Minister called the raid "an act of war."

  • Israel in fresh Lebanon strikes Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Jul 12 2:22 PM
    Israel launches air strikes on Lebanese bridges and roads, as the search for two captured soldiers goes on.

  • Israel kills 15 in Gaza, targets Hamas commanders Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 5:25 AM
    Israel killed nine members of one Palestinian family in an air strike on Gaza on Wednesday that destroyed a three-storey residential building where top Hamas commanders were believed to be meeting.

  • A second front opens for Israel Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor - Jul 12 3:01 PM
    Hizbullah militants captured two Israeli soldiers Wednesday in an attack Israel has called an 'act of war.'

  • Israel Sends Troops Into Lebanon Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Jul 12 2:28 PM
    Hezbollah guerrillas cross the border and captured two Israeli soldiers, spreading Israel's defense to two fronts. In Gaza, Israel, targeting a militant leaders' meeting, bombed a house and killed nine civilians, including children.

  • Those who shake Israel will pay heavily: Olmert Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 2:58 AM
    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said that those who "try to shake Israel's determination" will "pay heavily" for their acts as troops launched a ground and air assault in Lebanese territory.

  • Israel confirms 2 soldiers captured Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 2:12 AM
    Israel confirmed that two of its soldiers were captured by Hezbollah guerrillas during clashes across the Lebanese border on Wednesday, and said it held Lebanon "directly responsible" for their fate and safe return.

  • Obituary: Faith Weinstein / Director of Israel Bonds effort in city Open this result in new window
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 33 minutes ago
    Pittsburgh may be the nation's 57th largest city, but it sells the seventh most bonds for Israel. That out-sized support testifies to the determination and verve of Faith Weinstein, the city's longtime State of Israel Bonds executive director.

  • Israel Sends Troops Into Lebanon Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Jul 12 10:58 AM
    Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers, prompting Israeli troops to enter Lebanon to search for the men. This comes hours after Israel bombed a house in Gaza, aiming for Hamas fugitives, who all got away, as nine civilians were killed.

  • Israel kills 6 in attack on top Hamas militants Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 11 11:21 PM
    Israel targeted Hamas's top commanders in a Gaza air strike on Wednesday that killed six Palestinians and reduced to rubble a three-storey building where the militants were believed to be meeting.

  • Israel hits Lebanon after troops snatched Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Jul 12 2:03 PM
    Israel pounded southern Lebanon with airstrikes and artillery and sent ground troops over the border for the first time in six years Wednesday after Hezbollah guerrillas captured two Israeli soldiers and killed eight others in an explosion of violence between the neighboring countries.

  • Airport attacked as Israel pressures Lebanon Open this result in new window
    CTV.ca - 26 minutes ago
    Beirut's international airport has come under attack from Israel, with one runway knocked out of commission. The attacks are in response to the capture of two Israeli soldiers.

  • Israel Pounds Lebanon After Soldiers' Abduction Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jul 12 10:11 AM
    Israel launches a military offensive into southern Lebanon following the capture of two soldiers by Hezbollah militants. Seven Israeli soldiers have died in the fighting. Nicholas Blanford, of The Christian Science Monitor, is at the Israel-Lebanon border and speaks with Madeleine Brand about the conflict.

  • Israel launches raids on Lebanon Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Jul 12 7:22 AM
    Israel starts a ground, sea and air assault on southern Lebanon after Hezbollah captured two of its soldiers.

  • Israel steps up bombardment Open this result in new window
    The Australian - 2 hours, 3 minutes ago
    ISRAEL continued to pound Lebanon from the land, sea and air today a day after two soldiers were snatched by Hezbollah guerrillas setting off a spiral of violence that has left 12 people dead.

  • Israel says top Hamas fugitive wounded in airstrike Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Jul 11 10:05 PM
    Mohammed Deif, the Palestinian militant who has topped Israel's wanted list for a decade, was wounded in an Israeli airstrike, the military said.

  • Israel Expands Offensive, Moving Into Central Gaza Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Jul 11 9:02 PM
    With scores of tanks, armored personnel carriers, armored bulldozers and Apache attack helicopters, Israel crossed into central Gaza near Kissufim.

  • Israel expands Gaza offensive Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 11 8:29 PM
    Israeli tanks swept into the central Gaza Strip on Wednesday and an air raid targeting top Hamas commanders killed six Palestinians as Israel broadened a two-week-old offensive.

  • Israel launches offensive across Lebanon border Open this result in new window
    Sun-Sentinel - Jul 12 4:12 PM
    SEFAT, Israel -- Israel sent troops deep into Lebanon today for the first time in six years after guerrillas from the Hezbollah militia group rocketed northern Israel and crossed the border, capturing two Israeli soldiers.

  • Key events in Lebanon-Israel conflict Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Jul 12 12:33 PM
    A look at major events between Lebanon and Israel: -- 1978: Israeli forces invade south Lebanon to attack Palestinian guerrillas, retaliating for an attack on an Israeli bus that killed more than 35 people near Tel Aviv. U.N. Security Council calls for Israeli withdrawal and an international peacekeeping force for south Lebanon.

  • Lebanon braces for worst as Israel responds to attack Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News - Jul 12 5:00 PM
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon braced for spiralling violence on Thursday a day after Israel vowed a severe response to Hizbollah attacks in which two Israeli soldiers were captured and eight killed by the Syrian-backed group.

  • Israel prepares for two-pronged conflict Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - 2 hours, 31 minutes ago
    Israel was preparing yesterday for escalating military confrontation on two fronts after the capture of two of its soldiers by LebaneseHizbollah guerrillas complicated attempts at winning the release of a third, held by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

  • Israel Blames Attacks on Syria-Iran Axis Open this result in new window
    Forward - 2 hours, 14 minutes ago
    Israel is pointing to this week's Hezbollah raid as proof of its contention that Syria and Iran are leading a coordinated terror front, which includes Hamas and Hezbollah.

  • In pictures: Israel-Hezbollah clashes Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Jul 12 6:34 AM
    Heavy clashes break out over the Israel-Lebanon border after Hezbollah militants capture two Israeli soldiers.

  • Pushing Israel's Right To Exist Is The Wrong Strategy Open this result in new window
    Forward - 2 hours, 14 minutes ago
    Neither Israel nor the United States needs an "Israel's right to exist" certificate from Hamas in order to have dealings with that movement.

  • Israel Takes Military Action In Lebanon Open this result in new window
    KGO-TV Bay Area - 2 hours, 16 minutes ago
    Israel pounded southern Lebanon with airstrikes and artillery and sent ground troops over the border for the first time in six years Wednesday after Hezbollah guerrillas captured two Israeli soldiers and killed eight others.

  • Israel responds to Hizbollah attack Open this result in new window
    Sydney Morning Herald - Jul 12 3:20 PM
    Israel's government authorised what it called a severe response after the Lebanese guerrilla group Hizbollah captured two soldiers and killed eight others in cross-border attacks.

  • Qatar circulates revised draft resolution condemning Israel's Gaza offensive Open this result in new window
    Fort Wayne News Channel 15 - 34 minutes ago
    UNITED NATIONS Qatar (GUH'-tur) has circulated a revised draft U-N Security Council resolution demanding that Israel end its offensive in the Gaza Strip and release the Palestinian officials it has arrested.

  • Spain and Israel celebrate ties, but continue to differ on Mideast Open this result in new window
    JTA - Jul 12 4:20 PM
    SAN LORENZO DE EL ESCORIAL, Spain, July 12 (JTA) After World War II, most European countries wasted little time in recognizing Israel. But it took Spain 38 years to do so, a delay that long has clouded relations between Spain and Israel.

  • Protest letter from Greens to Israel over Gaza Open this result in new window
    Scoop.co.nz - 50 minutes ago
    Green Party MP Keith Locke today delivered a letter to Israel's Honorary Consul in Wellington, David Zwartz, expressing his party's concern at Israel's ongoing military attacks in Gaza, and now Lebanon, that are causing huge infrastructural damage, as well as killing and wounding many innocent civilians.

  • 9 dead as Israel bombs Gaza home Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Jul 12 5:37 AM
    Sharply escalating its military campaign, Israel dropped a quarter-ton bomb on a Gaza home Wednesday in a failed attempt to assassinate top Hamas fugitives. Nine members of the same family were killed, including seven children.

  • Israel won't swap prisoners for soldiers Open this result in new window
    The Age - Jul 12 3:38 PM
    Israel said it would not swap prisoners held in its jails for the two soldiers who were captured by the Lebanese guerrilla group Hizbollah in a cross-border raid.

  • It's war, says Israel as troops are kidnapped Open this result in new window
    Times Online - Jul 12 3:11 PM
    ISRAEL accused Lebanon of an act of war yesterday after Hezbollah guerrillas captured two Israeli soldiers in a daring cross-border raid and killed eight others.

  • Israel targets Lebanon, Palestinians Open this result in new window
    The Daily Telegraph - Jul 12 5:01 PM
    ISRAEL continued its relentless air bombardment of the Gaza Strip today with a powerful missile strike on the Palestinian foreign ministry, according to witnesses.

  • Israel Blames Lebanon for Hezbollah Missiles, Sends in Troops Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Jul 12 3:50 AM
    July 12 (Bloomberg) -- Defense Minister Amir Peretz said Israel was holding Lebanon responsible for Hezbollah missile fire on its northern towns and the fate of missing soldiers. Israeli ground forces entered Lebanon to look for them, the Associated Press said, citing Israeli media reports.

  • Qatar circulates revised draft resolution condemning Israel's Gaza offensive Open this result in new window
    KRIS-TV Corpus Christi - 2 hours, 23 minutes ago
    UNITED NATIONS Qatar (GUH'-tur) has circulated a revised draft U-N Security Council resolution demanding that Israel end its offensive in the Gaza Strip and release the...

  • Israel strikes Lebanon after kidnaps Open this result in new window
    The Herald - Jul 12 6:43 PM
    Israel's military offensive against Gaza spilled into Lebanon yesterday after the kidnapping of two its soldiers by Hizbollah guerillas sparked a diplomatic crisis further destabilising the region.

  • CORRECTED: Israel strikes after soldiers seized Open this result in new window
    RedNova - Jul 12 5:13 PM
    Corrects headline to say Israel strikes after

  • Israel hits out at 'act of war' Open this result in new window
    The Age - Jul 12 12:22 PM
    The Israeli army shells southern Lebanon yesterday. Photo: AFP Explosions tore through the sky over northern Israel and into Lebanon last night, six hours after a Hezbollah guerilla raid that killed or captured nine Israeli soldiers.

  • Israel kills 23 in Gaza Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News - Jul 12 12:18 PM
    GAZA (Reuters) - Israel killed at least 23 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, including nine members of one family in an air strike that destroyed a house where the army said senior Hamas commanders were meeting.

  • Israel's Prime Minister declares raid "an act of war" Open this result in new window
    KTVA - Jul 12 5:26 PM
    Hezbollah militants crossed into Israel and captured two soldiers. Israel responded in southern Lebanon with warplanes, tanks and gunboats, and said eight had been killed in the violence. Israel's Prime Minister called the raid "an act of war."

  • Israel renews ground assault in Gaza Open this result in new window
    World Tribune - Jul 12 12:22 PM
    TEL AVIV Israel's military, amid the Hizbullah capture of soldiers in the north, has launched another ground assault on the Gaza Strip. A brigade-size force entered the Gaza Strip on early Wednesday and deployed in the area between Khan Yunis and Dir El Balah.

  • Seven soldiers dead - Israel retaliates Open this result in new window
    Sydney Morning Herald - Jul 12 12:25 PM
    THE Middle East is bracing for a serious escalation in violence after Lebanese guerillas killed seven Israeli soldiers and captured two more in fighting along Israel's northern border. -

  • Japan's Koizumi Urges Restraint on Israel, Palestinians Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Jul 12 4:22 AM
    July 12 (Bloomberg) -- Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi urged Israel and the Palestinian Authority to exercise restraint and return to peace talks.

  • Ex-defense minister: Israel has lost its deterrence Open this result in new window
    WorldNet Daily - Jul 12 3:44 PM
    KIRYAT SHMONA, Israel Today's attack by the Lebanese Hezbollah militia against Israel's northern border and the major Hamas raid two weeks ago that led to a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip are direct results of the "failed" Israeli policy of unilateral withdrawal, former Israeli defense minister Moshe Arens charged in a WorldNetDaily interview today.

  • A Widening War: Israel is Tested Again Open this result in new window
    WPMI 15 - Jul 12 3:52 PM
    What must Hamas leaders have been thinking? Last month they sent guerrillas through a secret tunnel from Gaza into Israel where they launched an attack, killing two Israeli soldiers and kidnapping a third, 19-year-old Cpl. Gilad Shalit.

  • Israel strikes Lebanon after soldiers snatched Open this result in new window
    Channel NewsAsia - Jul 12 1:25 PM
    TYRE, Lebanon : Israel bombarded Lebanon to retrieve two soldiers snatched by Hezbollah guerrillas in bloody day of cross-border violence that left 10 people dead, opening up a dangerous new front in the Middle East conflict.

  • Lebanon braces as Israel responds to attack Open this result in new window
    Stuff - Jul 12 5:05 PM
    BEIRUT: Lebanon braced for spiralling violence a day after Israel vowed a severe response to Hizbollah attacks in which two Israeli soldiers were captured and eight killed by the Syrian-backed group.

  • Israel kills 23 in Gaza, targets Hamas commanders Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo!7 News - Jul 12 11:02 AM
    GAZA (Reuters) - Israel killed at least 23 Palestinians in Gaza on Wednesday, including nine members of one family in an air strike that destroyed a house where the army said senior Hamas commanders were meeting.

  • Report: Israel hits Beirut airport Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - 28 minutes ago
    Officials have closed Beirut International Airport after Israeli warplanes struck runways in the Lebanese capital's Hezbollah-controlled southern suburbs, The Associated Press reported.

  • Hezbollah Fires Missiles Into Northern Israel, Several Wounded Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Jul 12 2:21 AM
    July 12 (Bloomberg) -- The armed Hezbollah group in Lebanon fired missiles into northern Israel wounding several soldiers and civilians, the army said. Hezbollah TV said its militia captured two Israeli soldiers along the border with southern Lebanon, Associated Press reported.

  • Israel bombards Lebanon as Mideast conflict spreads Open this result in new window
    The Jamaica Observer - Jul 12 6:33 PM
    TYRE, Lebanon (AFP) - Israel bombarded Lebanon after two soldiers were snatched by Hezbollah guerrillas yesterday in a bloody day of cross-border violence that left 11 people dead, opening up a dangerous new front in the Middle East conflict.

  • Confusion Reigns In Middle East As Israel Threatens War After Attack from Lebanon Open this result in new window
    Blogcritics.org - 2 hours, 58 minutes ago
    July 12. The level of confusion and threat of war in the Middle East tonight continues to grow with no clear picture emerging of exactly why the militant Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah launched an attack on Israel from Lebanon this morning or what other countries may be involved in this sudden strike. What is clear is that Israel now faces a two-front war against Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in

  • U.S. Blames Syria, Iran For Israel Clash Open this result in new window
    CBS 2 New York - Jul 12 10:48 AM
    The United States blamed Syria and Iran on Wednesday for the kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah militants and an eruption of violence along the southern border of Lebanon. Israel: Lebanon Clash 'An Act Of War'

  • Syria holds Israel responsible for clash with Lebanon's Hizbollah Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Jul 12 4:34 PM
    Syria said on Wednesday that Israel was responsible for clashes between the Jewish state and Lebanese Hizbollah militia in which two Israeli soldiers were captured.

  • Hizballah Boasts of Attack on Israel Open this result in new window
    Crosswalk.com - Jul 12 11:15 AM
    Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - A self-confident Hizballah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah threatened Israel and denied that Israeli troops had penetrated deep into Lebanese territory on Wednesday after his group abducted two Israeli soldiers in a cross-border attack.

  • Israel responds to 'act of war' Open this result in new window
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Jul 12 3:32 PM
    Israel's Government has authorised what it calls a severe response after the Lebanese guerrilla group Hezbollah captured two soldiers and killed eight others in cross border attacks.

  • Israel strikes Lebanon after soldiers captured Open this result in new window
    Dawn - 50 minutes ago
    TYRE (Lebanon), July 12: Israel bombarded Lebanon after two soldiers were captured by Hezbollah guerillas on Wednesday in bloody day of cross-border violence that left 11 people dead, opening up a dangerous new front in the Middle East conflict.

  • Rockets fired into north Israel Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Jul 12 12:46 AM
    Rockets and mortars are fired into Israel in an apparent exchange of fire between Israeli forces and Hezbollah.

  • Israel fights militants on two fronts Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 48 minutes ago
    Israeli forces battled Muslim militants on two fronts on Thursday, destroying the office of the Palestinian foreign minister in Gaza and exchanging blows with Lebanon's Hizbollah guerrillas to the north.

  • Israel Allows Food, Generators into Gaza Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - 1 hour, 12 minutes ago
    (IsraelNN.com) Israel opened the Karni crossing and the Nahal Oz fuel terminal Wednesday to allow more than 100 truckloads of basic food items and 14 electricity generators to enter the Gaza region. Israel has denied Palestinian Authority (PA) claims of a humanitarian crisis in the area.

  • Israel says eight soldiers now dead after Hezbollah raid Open this result in new window
    Fox 6 News San Diego - Jul 12 2:15 PM
    Israel now says eight of its soldiers have died following a raid by Hezbollah militants.

  • Israel targets Lebanese infrastructure after Hizbullah captures 2 soldiers Open this result in new window
    The Daily Star Lebannon - Jul 12 2:27 PM
    Israel sent warplanes to destroy at least five bridges in Lebanon on Wednesday, hours after Hizbullah fighters took two of the Jewish state's soldiers prisoner in a cross-border operation condemned by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as "an act of war." Eight Israeli troops were killed during the heaviest fighting.

  • Israel protests to UN over kidnap Open this result in new window
    The Australian - Jul 12 12:00 PM
    ISRAEL today lodged a "very severe protest" with the United Nations over the capture of two Israeli soldiers by Lebanese Hezbollah militants along its border with Lebanon, calling the kidnapping "an act of war".

  • Israel not doing enough to ease Gaza conditions: UN Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 11 12:52 PM
    U.N. aid agencies told Israel on Tuesday it was not doing enough to ease a threatened humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, Western diplomats said.

  • Israel Says 7 Soldiers Were Killed In Militant Raid Open this result in new window
    WLBZ Bangor - Jul 12 1:53 PM
    The leader of Hezbollah militants in Lebanon says the only way he'll release two captured Israeli soldiers is through a prisoner swap. The soldiers were captured in a cross-border raid that Israel now blames for the deaths of 7 other soldiers.

  • 7 Israeli soldiers killed, 2 kidnapped, by Hizbullah; Israel retaliate against civilians Open this result in new window
    ArabicNews.com - Jul 12 1:28 PM
    Israel said today that in a Hezbollah attack this morning, two Israeli soldiers were kidnapped and three Israeli soldiers were killed, wounding a number of soldiers. The attack was along the Lebanon - Israel border.

  • Israel: Soldiers' Abduction is Act of War Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Jul 12 8:47 AM
    Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas have seized two Israeli soldiers, and killed at least two others in raids on Israeli Defense Forces positions along the Israeli-Lebanese border. Israel is calling the action an act of war, and warning of painful consequences.

  • Israel prepares for two-pronged conflict Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Jul 12 10:33 AM
    Israel was preparing on Wednesday for escalating military confrontation on two fronts after the capture of two of its soldiers by Lebanese Hizbollah guerrillas complicated attempts at winning the release of a third, held by Palestinian militants in the Gaza strip.

  • Israel's hostage crises Open this result in new window
    Sydney Morning Herald - Jul 12 7:20 AM
    * Sept 1972: Palestinian gunmen kill two Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics and take another nine hostage. Israel refuses the captors' demands for a release of some Arab prisoners. During a German rescue attempt, the hostages and several gunmen are killed.

  • Israel: Lebanon Clash 'An Act Of War' Open this result in new window
    KUTV.com - Jul 12 10:50 AM
    (CBS News) BEIRUT, Lebanon Hezbollah fighters launched a raid into Israel and captured two Israeli soldiers Wednesday, triggering an Israeli assault with warplanes, gunboats and ground troops in southern Lebanon to hunt for the captives.

  • Israel kills 18 in Gaza Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News - Jul 12 6:26 AM
    GAZA (Reuters) - Israel killed 18 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday including nine members of one family in an air strike that destroyed a house where top Hamas commanders were believed to be meeting.

  • Jonathan Cook: Israel's Latest Bureaucratic Obscenity Open this result in new window
    The Palestine Chronicle - Jul 12 4:55 PM
    As Israel's violent siege of Gaza continues, the Associated Press reported this week that dozens of Palestinians with American passports have left Gaza.

  • Israel hits southern Lebanon after two soldiers captured Open this result in new window
    Yakima Herald-Republic - Jul 12 11:16 AM
    BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Hezbollah militants crossed into Israel on Wednesday and captured two Israeli soldiers. Israel responded in southern Lebanon with warplanes, tanks and gunboats, and said seven of its soldiers had been killed in the violence.

  • Israel approves wave of Lebanon air strikes - TV Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News - Jul 12 7:41 AM
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Defence Minister Amir Peretz on Wednesday authorised a campaign of air strikes in Lebanon that would target both Hizbollah guerrilla installations and Lebanese civilian infrastructure, Israel's Channel 10 said.