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  • Little sign of Lebanon truce as Rice visits Israel Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - 20 minutes ago
    U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice holds talks with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Tuesday on the conflict in Lebanon with little immediate prospect of a ceasefire between Israel and Hizbollah.

  • Palestinians urge Rice to stop Israel Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 43 minutes ago
    Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Monday he wants Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to force Israel to end its nearly month-old offensive in the Gaza Strip as new attacks killed six Palestinians.

  • Annan wants end Israel-Hezbollah conflict Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 21 minutes ago
    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Monday he wants the upcoming meeting of key Mideast players to agree on a package to stop the Israeli-Hezbollah fighting and ensure lasting peace between Israel and Lebanon.

  • ASEAN chair condemns Israel on eve of Rice visit Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - 53 minutes ago
    Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi accused Israel on Tuesday of excessive military reprisals in Lebanon and urged his Southeast Asian neighbors to take a tougher stand against the Jewish state.

  • Southeast Asia urges ceasefire in Lebanon, slams Israel Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 20 minutes ago
    Southeast Asian nations have called for an immediate ceasefire in the Middle East and condemned Israel's "excessive" military operations in Lebanon, Gaza and the West Bank.

  • Letting Israel Be Israel Open this result in new window
    The Weekly Standard via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 58 minutes ago
    NO ONE should have been surprised by President Bush's let-Israel-fight policy in the current Middle East conflict.

  • Israel diplomats warned over Hizbollah 'sleepers' Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 24 3:45 PM
    Israel has put its diplomatic missions abroad on high alert for possible attacks by Hizbollah or local Muslims angered by Israel's offensive against the Lebanese guerrilla group, security sources said on Monday.

  • Israel and Lebanon Duel on the Editorial Page As Well Open this result in new window
    Editor and Publisher via Yahoo! News - Jul 24 2:25 PM
    NEW YORK An editorial today in the leading English-language newspaper in Lebanon and an op-ed by Yoel Marcus in Israel's Haaretz reveal the stark differences in outlook as death and destruction continues in the current conflict.

  • Israel using cluster munitions in Lebanon: rights group Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 24 3:12 PM
    Human Rights Watch said that Israel has used artillery-fired cluster munitions in Lebanon, killing a civilian, and called on the Jewish state to immediately cease the practice.

  • Reporters in Lebanon and Israel Describe Work -- and Dangers Open this result in new window
    Editor and Publisher via Yahoo! News - Jul 24 2:50 PM
    NEW YORK As journalists scramble in and around Beirut and southern Lebanon to cover the escalating violence between Israel and Hezbollah, several veterans of recent Baghdad reporting say the violence in Iraq is, in many ways, more dangerous to reporters than what they are encountering in the newly war-torn Lebanon.

  • Canadians divided over PM's pro-Israel position Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 24 1:12 PM
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper's outspoken support for Israel in its battle with Hezbollah militants has split Canadians, according to a new poll.

  • Israel launches PR offensive to counter critics Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 24 12:10 PM
    Israel launched a major public relations offensive to try to tell the world why it will not silence its guns in Lebanon despite international calls for a ceasefire and mounting concern about the plight of civilians.

  • Rice visits Israel, bomb-hit Beirut Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 24 12:20 PM
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice landed in Israel after a surprise visit to bomb-shaken Beirut, unleashing the fiercest US diplomatic effort yet in the 13-day conflict.

  • Amid Diplomacy, Israel Deepens Attack Open this result in new window
    CBS News - 5 minutes ago
    On the 13th day of Israel's offensive, its forces moved another step deeper into Lebanon. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made her first diplomatic foray since the conflict began ? and immediately met resistance.

  • Rice in Israel with US 'leading diplomacy' on Lebanon Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 24 12:00 PM
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Israel as the United States said it was spearheading international efforts to bring an end to the deadly conflict in Lebanon.

  • Rice arrives in Israel from Lebanon Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 24 10:36 AM
    U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Israel from Lebanon on Monday on a visit aimed at creating conditions for a "sustainable ceasefire" in Israel's war with Hizbollah.

  • Lebanon and Israel: The war from where I stand Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Jul 24 8:15 AM
    An honest broker is needed to resolve the Israel-Hezbollah crisis. Berlin can provide it.

  • Israel looks ahead to a buffer force Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jul 24 6:59 AM
    After a week and a half of pounding Hezbollah targets in Lebanon to push the Iranian-backed militia away from the border and score a "decisive" victory, it is becoming increasingly clear that Israel understands that its military gains will quickly erode if it isn't shored up by a diplomatic resolution endorsed by the international community.

  • Rockets fall on northern Israel, cause injuries Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 24 7:57 AM
    Rockets fired by Hizbollah guerrillas in Lebanon landed in Haifa and across northern Israel on Monday, wounding several people, rescue services said.

  • Hezbollah envoy: War on Israel to widen Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jul 24 5:45 AM
    Hezbollah's representative in Iran struck a defiant tone Monday, warning that his Islamic militant group plans to widen its attacks on Israel until "no place" is safe for Israelis.

  • Rockets fall on northern Israel Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 24 6:45 AM
    Rockets fired by Hizbollah guerrillas in Lebanon landed in Haifa and across northern Israel on Monday, wounding at least four people, rescue services said.

  • Rockets land across northern Israel Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 24 5:36 AM
    Rockets fired by Hizbollah guerrillas in Lebanon landed in Haifa and across northern Israel on Monday, the army and Israeli media reported.

  • Israel, not Arabs, now looking abroad Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Jul 24 7:30 AM
    In a sudden turnabout, Israel is embracing the possibility of an aggressive international force on its northern border with Lebanon to bolster its security in its struggle with Hezbollah.

  • Air power shortcomings shadow Israel's next steps in Lebanon Washington (AFP) Jul 21, 2006 Open this result in new window
    Space War - 2 hours, 16 minutes ago
    Israeli air power alone is capable of damaging Hezbollah but not defeating the Shiite militia, confronting Israel with a choice of a ground offensive in southern Lebanon or a diplomatic settlement, US military analysts said.

  • Rice Arrives in Israel as U.S. Pledges Aid to Lebanon (Update2) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Jul 24 1:36 PM
    July 24 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. pledged $30 million in aid to help war-ravaged Lebanon avert a humanitarian crisis as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Israel to confer with leaders after a surprise visit to Beirut.

  • Rice Visits Lebanon, Israel as Fighting Continues Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jul 24 2:19 PM
    U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice paid a surprise visit to Beirut on Monday, where she said she was concerned about the Lebanese people but did not agree to calls for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah.

  • Israel-Hezbollah fighting enters 13th day Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Jul 24 1:39 AM
    Fighting between Israel and Hezbollah militants in Lebanon entered a 13th day Monday, as U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice traveled to the region for talks on the crisis.

  • Palestinian PM Wants Rice to Stop Israel Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jul 24 1:16 PM
    Palestinian PM Wants Rice to Force Israel to End Its Nearly Month-Old Offensive in Gaza Strip

  • Arms exports to Israel 'must end' Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Jul 24 11:02 AM
    Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell calls for an end to the export of British arms to Israel.

  • Rice heads to Israel as fresh Lebanon fighting flares Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 24 1:53 AM
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice headed to Israel calling for an "urgent" ceasefire in the deadly Lebanon conflict as a new bout of fighting erupted around a strategic border village.

  • Israel looks ahead to a buffer force Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Jul 24 1:00 AM
    After a week and a half of pounding Hizbullah targets in Lebanon to push the Iranian-backed militia away from the border and score a "decisive" victory, it is becoming increasingly clear that Israel understands that its military gains will quickly erode if it isn't shored up by a diplomatic resolution endorsed by the international community.

  • Tom Hayden: What is a friend of Israel? Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Jul 24 11:32 AM
    Apparently the "friends" of Israel are those who shout most loudly for military solutions, ranging from crushing Hezbollah and Hamas to bombing Syria or Iran. The most fanatic and frenzied of these friends are the neo-conservatives and Christian right-wingers. Both political parties have affirmed their undying friendship as well. Unlike personal life, there apparently is no space for friends

  • Israel faces fierce battles with Hezbollah Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jul 23 11:44 PM
    Mideast diplomats were pressing Syria to stop backing Hezbollah as the guerrillas fired more deadly rockets onto Israel's third-largest city Sunday. Israel faced tougher-than-expected ground battles and bombarded targets in southern Lebanon, hitting a convoy of refugees.

  • ASEAN chair condemns Israel on eve of Rice visit Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - 50 minutes ago
    Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi accused Israel on Tuesday of excessive military reprisals in Lebanon and urged his Southeast Asian neighbours to take a tougher stand against the Jewish state.

  • Fighting Rages at Lebanon-Israel Border Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jul 24 10:31 AM
    Israel Pushes Deeper Into Lebanon As Aid Convoys Head for the South; Rice Concludes Beirut Visit

  • Fighting Rages at Lebanon-Israel Border Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jul 24 10:01 AM
    Israel Pushes Deeper Into Lebanon As Aid Convoys Head for the South; Rice Meets With PM in Beirut

  • Israel targets Gaza weapons facilities Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 23 10:50 PM
    Israel bombed buildings in the Gaza Strip on Monday which the army said were being used by militants to make rockets for attacks on the Jewish state.

  • UN humanitarian chief visits Israel Open this result in new window
    NDTV - 20 minutes ago
    UN humanitarian chief Jan Egeland arrived in Israel on Tuesday on a mission to try to secure an agreement on getting aid to Lebanese civilians. The locals are caught up in the fighting between Israeli forces and Hezbollah fighters.

  • Israel weighs foreign troops on border Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Jul 23 8:44 PM
    Israeli officials expressed interest in a multinational armed force as the military again pounded south Lebanon from the air and ground and Hezbollah rockets hit Israel's north.

  • Malaysia calls for firm stance against Israel at ASEAN security meeting Open this result in new window
    The Star Online - 1 hour, 6 minutes ago
    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's prime minister, who heads the world's biggest Islamic political grouping, urged Southeast Asian nations Tuesday to take a firm stance against Israel's use of "disproportionate force'' in the Mideast, calling it a profound tragedy.

  • ASEAN ready to issue formal rebuke of Israel Open this result in new window
    The Jakarta Post - 46 minutes ago
    Senior officials from the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) concluded meetings Monday with a draft statement condemning Israel for use of excessive force against Lebanon, and imploring Myanmar to release detained political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi.

  • Israel strikes Gaza, 8 injured: medics Open this result in new window
    The Age - Jul 24 5:38 PM
    Israel has launched air strikes in the Gaza Strip, wounding eight people, local residents and medics say. -

  • Israel accused of using cluster grenades Open this result in new window
    Sydney Morning Herald - Jul 24 5:40 PM
    A US-based human rights group has accused Israel of using artillery-fired cluster grenades against a Lebanese village during its assault against Hizbollah. -

  • Fighting Rages at Lebanon-Israel Border Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jul 24 8:46 AM
    Israel Pushes Deeper Into Lebanon, Captures 2 Hezbollah Guerrillas; Rice Meets With PM in Beirut

  • Little sign of Lebanon truce as Rice visits Israel Open this result in new window
    Reuters.co.uk - 2 hours, 13 minutes ago
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice holds talks with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Tuesday on the conflict in Lebanon with little immediate prospect of a cease-fire between Israel and Hizbollah.

  • British arms exports to Israel double in a year Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - 2 hours, 42 minutes ago
    Britain has almost doubled the value of arms exports to Israel, according to official figures released yesterday.

  • At least 384 killed in Lebanon, 40 in Israel since fighting broke out Open this result in new window
    San Diego Union-Tribune - Jul 24 5:40 PM
    5:10 p.m. July 24 (AP): More than 424 people have been reported killed in Lebanon and Israel since fighting broke out July 12 between Israeli forces and Hezbollah guerrillas.

  • Palestinian PM wants Rice to stop Israel Open this result in new window
    Syracuse.com - 59 minutes ago
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Monday he wants Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to force Israel to end its nearly month-old offensive in the Gaza Strip as new attacks killed six Palestinians.

  • Weighing Foreign Forces: Sea Change for Israel Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Jul 23 7:46 PM
    After decades of resisting foreign intervention, Israel is embracing the idea of an international force on its northern border with Lebanon.

  • As Conflict Continues, Student Trip to Israel is Cancelled Open this result in new window
    The Harvard Crimson - 19 minutes ago
    The organizers of an annual three-week long trip to Israel have decided to postpone this years trip because of the violence that continues along the countrys northern border with Lebanon.

  • Southeast Asia urges ceasefire in Lebanon, slams Israel Open this result in new window
    Channel NewsAsia - 2 hours, 3 minutes ago
    KUALA LUMPUR : Southeast Asian nations Tuesday called for an immediate ceasefire in the Middle East and condemned Israel's "excessive" military operations in Lebanon, Gaza and the West Bank.

  • RIGHTS GROUP ACCUSES ISRAEL, HIZBOLLAH Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - 2 hours, 27 minutes ago
    Israel has killed and wounded Lebanese civilians with artillery-fired cluster munitions, Human Rights Watch alleged yesterday after investigating an attack on the village of Blida on July 19, Guy Dinmore reports from Washington . Firing such weapons into civilian areas may violate international humanitarian law, it said.

  • Hezbollah proving to be tougher-than-expected foe for Israel Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - 1 hour, 12 minutes ago
    JERUSALEM - Figures released by the Israeli army show the pace of Hezbollah rockets raining down on Israel has not slowed - and the guerrillas are nowhere close to being neutralized.

  • In Israels North, hotels are empty, while the South reaps the benefits Open this result in new window
    JTA - Jul 24 4:26 PM
    JERUSALEM, July 24 (JTA) With the fighting along Israels northern border showing no sign of letting up, Israels most popular summer tourist region has been turned into a battle zone.

  • Little sign of Lebanon truce as Rice visits Israel Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Jul 24 3:59 PM
    U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice meets Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Tuesday for talks on the war in Lebanon with little immediate prospect of a cease-fire with Hizbollah guerrillas.

  • Local family talks about being caught in attack on Israel Open this result in new window
    WTNH-TV New Haven - 1 hour, 2 minutes ago
    (Glastonbury-WTNH, July 24, 2006 10:20 PM) _ A Glastonbury family is back home tonight after visiting family in Israel. While there they were caught up in the violence that continues to escalate between Israel and Hezbollah.

  • Israel used cluster grenades on civilians Open this result in new window
    Aljazeera - Jul 24 6:12 PM
    A US-based human rights group has accused Israel of using artillery-fired cluster grenades against a Lebanese village last week during its assault against Hezbollah.

  • Hezbollah proving to be tough foe for Israel Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Jul 24 2:43 PM
    JERUSALEM - Figures released by the Israeli army show the pace of Hezbollah rockets raining down on Israel has not slowed - and the guerrillas are nowhere close to being neutralized. Air power alone...

  • Rice in Israel for Talks on Conflict With Hezbollah in Lebanon Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Jul 24 2:50 PM
    Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is in Israel for talks on how to end the conflict with Hezbollah in neighboring Lebanon. The secretary's visit comes as the violence enters its second week amid continued cross-border attacks and ground fighting.

  • Israel diplomats warned over Hezbollah 'sleepers' Open this result in new window
    ABS-CBNNEWS.com - Jul 24 4:41 PM
    JERUSALEM - Israel has put its diplomatic missions abroad on high alert for possible attacks by Hezbollah or local Muslims angered by Israel's offensive against the Lebanese guerrilla group, security sources said on Monday.

  • Competing US Rallies Back Israel, Protest Israeli Tactics Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Jul 24 2:50 PM
    Thousands of Americans joined rallies Sunday to support one side or the other in the widening Middle East conflict. Up to 10,000 people gathered in Los Angeles for a pro-Israel demonstration addressed by the governor of California, former action-film star Arnold Schwarzenegger.

  • Call to halt 23m-a-year exports of British weapons to Israel Open this result in new window
    The Scotsman - Jul 24 5:16 PM
    THE British government yesterday faced calls to ban all military exports to Israel because of its attacks on Lebanon.

  • Fierce Israel-Hezbollah Fighting Grips Border Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jul 24 6:05 AM
    Hezbollah continues to fire large numbers of rockets into northern Israel, while the Israeli military continues its air and artillery strikes on Lebanon. Israeli incursions into south Lebanon have encountered heavier-than-expected resistance from well-organized Hezbollah guerrillas. Eric Westervelt reports.

  • Rice In Israel for Lebanon Talks Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Jul 24 2:20 PM
    Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is in Israel for talks on how to end the conflict with Hezbollah in neighboring Lebanon. The secretary's visit comes amid continued cross-border attacks and ground fighting along the border.

  • Israel suddenly looks around for a little help Open this result in new window
    The Age - Jul 24 12:38 PM
    For decades, Arab - particularly Palestinian - leaders have sought international intervention in their conflicts with Israel, while Israeli leaders spurned foreign forces as unreliable and biased against Israeli interests. -

  • Israel Strikes Hezbollah Bases, Advances in Lebanon (Update2) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Jul 24 3:35 AM
    July 24 (Bloomberg) -- Israel carried out air strikes against Hezbollah installations in Lebanon and soldiers advanced in the southern part of the country as U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice traveled to the region.

  • Veteran Israeli officials float possible solutions to Israel-Lebanon crisis Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Jul 24 6:25 PM
    As Israel continued a 13-day-old massive assault against Lebanon's Hezbollah guerillas on Monday, veteran Israeli officials in military and security fields are mulling over ways to end the bloody conflict.

  • Palestinians expect no ceasefire if Israel continues offensive Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Jul 24 6:10 PM
    A Palestinian official said on Monday that no ceasefire would be reached as long as Israel continues its offensives against the Palestinian territories and Lebanon.

  • British arms exports to Israel double in a year Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Jul 24 6:27 PM
    Arms exports to Israel approved by the government totalled 22.5m last year, almost twice the amount in 2004.

  • War Tourism? People Still Traveling to Israel Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jul 24 4:31 AM
    Americans Continue to Visit Despite U.S. State Department Warning Not to Travel to Israel or Lebanon

  • Israel grabs two Hezbollah fighters amid UN fury over killings Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 23 4:17 PM
    Israel captured two fighters from Hezbollah as it kept up its blistering air and ground blitz on Lebanon despite accusations from the UN relief chief it was "violating humanitarian law".

  • 71 Jewish teens returning from Israel Open this result in new window
    Rocky Mountain News - Jul 24 9:39 AM
    Seventy-one Jewish teens from the Denver-Boulder area are scheduled to return to Denver International Airport today after their six-week Colorado Israel Study Tour ended short because of violence.

  • Calls for weapons embargo on Israel Open this result in new window
    Independent - Jul 24 4:20 PM
    Tony Blair faced new demands to suspend all arms exports to Israel amid warnings that Tel Aviv was guilty of "disproportionate" attacks on Lebanon.

  • About-face: Israel discovers the merits of international intervention Open this result in new window
    Sydney Morning Herald - Jul 24 12:26 PM
    FOR decades, Arab - particularly Palestinian - leaders have sought international intervention in their conflicts with Israel while Israeli leaders spurned foreign forces as unreliable and likely to be biased against Israeli interests. -

  • Rice arrives in Israel after unannounced visit to Lebanon Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Jul 24 6:25 PM
    U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Israel on Monday after an unannounced brief visit to Beirut in a diplomatic push to calm the situation in Lebanon where Israel is waging a massive assault.

  • SAN FRANCISCO / Responses to a rally for Israel are split / Sen. Feinstein says nation 'fighting for its very existence' Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Jul 24 7:44 AM
    Shading themselves with Israeli flags and signs that stated "Pro-Israel, pro-peace," more than 1,000 people crowded San Francisco's Justin Herman Plaza on Sunday to rally in support of Israel's military campaign in Lebanon and to hear U.S. Sen. Dianne...

  • Rice Arrives In Israel Open this result in new window
    WLBZ Bangor - Jul 24 5:02 PM
    The White House has made it clear it's not calling for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah. And speaking Monday in Israel, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said any peace in the region has to be sustainable.

  • Rally Supports Israel's Military Campaign Open this result in new window
    WLWT ChannelCincinnati.com via Yahoo! News - Jul 23 4:39 PM
    Political leaders, activists and citizens gathered Sunday evening to show support for Israel's latest military campaign.

  • Little sign of Lebanon truce as Rice visits Israel Open this result in new window
    Reuters - Jul 24 6:03 PM
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice holds talks with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Tuesday on the conflict in Lebanon with little immediate prospect of a ceasefire between Israel and Hizbollah.

  • Latest Lebanon-Israel developments Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Jul 24 7:49 AM
    Developments Monday in Israel's offensive against Hezbollah militants in Lebanon: -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made an unannounced visit to Beirut, meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora in a show of support for that country's weakened democracy to gain control of the entire country. Rice also paid a short visit to the speaker of Lebanon's parliament, Nabih Berri, ...

  • American Lawmakers Give Israel Their Vote of Confidence Open this result in new window
    Arab News - Jul 24 4:13 PM
    WASHINGTON, 25 July 2006 As many in the Middle East struggle to comprehend Israels assault on Lebanon, it is important to examine what has been happening here in Washington.

  • Palestinian militants in Gaza fire rockets at Israel despite reports of cease-fire Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jul 23 4:09 PM
    Palestinian militants in Gaza fired five rockets at Israel on Sunday despite reports that they had agreed to halt such attacks.

  • Bolton defends Israel's actions in Lebanon Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Jul 23 2:24 PM
    Against growing international criticism that Israel's response to Hezbollah's July 12 attack has been disproportionate, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Sunday defended Israel's use of force.

  • US, Israel ready to back NATO-led force in Lebanon Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 23 3:31 PM
    The United States and Israel said that they were ready to support an international force led by NATO in south Lebanon to ease tensions.

  • Israel using cluster munitions in Lebanon: rights group Open this result in new window
    Channel NewsAsia - Jul 24 1:56 PM
    NEW YORK : Human Rights Watch said on Monday that Israel has used artillery-fired cluster munitions in Lebanon, killing a civilian, and called on the Jewish state to immediately cease the practice.

  • Calif. Pro-Israel Rallies Draw Political Heavyweights Open this result in new window
    News 8 San Diego - Jul 24 2:15 PM
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined thousands of Israel supporters in the withering heat Sunday to rally behind Israel's recent attacks in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.

  • UN slams Israel over Lebanon strikes as killing rages on Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 23 1:51 PM
    The UN relief chief condemned Israel for "violating humanitarian law" over its blistering raids on Lebanon as the Jewish state and Hezbollah killed more civilians in another wave of attacks.

  • U.S. rushing bunker-busters to Israel Open this result in new window
    World Tribune - Jul 24 11:13 AM
    WASHINGTON The United States has approved an Israeli request for "accelerated deliveries" of precision-guided air munitions to Israel.

  • Israel Strikes Hezbollah Bases, Advances in Southern Lebanon Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Jul 24 12:48 AM
    July 24 (Bloomberg) -- Israel continued air strikes against Hezbollah installations in Lebanon as soldiers advanced in the southern part of the country.

  • European Leaders Backing Israel Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - 2 minutes ago
    (IsraelNN.com) Israel is receiving increasing support from European countries, including France, visiting Jewish leaders said Monday.

  • Rice arrives in Israel Open this result in new window
    Fox 6 News San Diego - Jul 24 3:40 PM
    The White House has made it clear it's not calling for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah.

  • Condoleeza Rice Visits Israel Open this result in new window
    KYW News Radio 1060 - Jul 24 3:52 PM
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice flew to Israel Monday from Lebanon by way of Cyprus , and went directly to the foreign ministry for a rendezvous with her Israeli counterpart, Tzipi Livni.

  • Israel Not Surprised By Hizballah Tenacity Open this result in new window
    Crosswalk.com - Jul 24 10:03 AM
    Haifa, Israel (CNSNews.com) - As fierce ground fighting continued on Monday, a senior Israeli army official said that the army has not been surprised by Hizballah's tenacity in fighting and he expects the battles to continue for quite some time.

  • Little sign of Lebanon truce as Rice visits Israel Open this result in new window
    Reuters - Jul 24 4:48 PM
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice meets Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Tuesday for talks on the war in Lebanon with little immediate prospect of a ceasefire with Hizbollah guerrillas.

  • ASEAN criticises Israel, calls for ceasefire Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News - Jul 24 11:08 AM
    KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian foreign ministers accused Israel of excessive, indiscriminate force in the war in Lebanon on Tuesday and called for an immediate U.N.-supervised ceasefire.

  • Lebanon: Israel Using Cluster Grenades - HRW Open this result in new window
    India Daily - Jul 24 5:38 PM
    U.S.-based nongovernmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused Israel on July 24 of using cluster grenades in populated areas of Lebanon. HRW says artillery-fired cluster grenades are unacceptable for use around civilians.

  • ISRAEL AND LEBANON BATTLE Open this result in new window
    KPVI-TV - 2 hours, 18 minutes ago
    ON THE ISRAEL-LEBANON BORDER (AP) -- Plumes of gray smoke mark the spots where Israeli ground forces are continuing their push into Lebanon.

  • Israel: Rice Bringing ''Smart Bombs, Stupid Ideas'' Open this result in new window
    India Daily - Jul 24 5:39 PM
    Arab member of Israeli Knesset, Ahmed Tibi, said July 24 that U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is bringing smart bombs and stupid ideas to Israel. Tibi added that the United States will not help bring the crisis to an immediate end.

  • Israel is the victim Open this result in new window
    Canon City Daily Record - Jul 24 6:11 PM
    Today, the Mideast is a region void of hope. This dire conclusion is tragically and emphatically underlined as Israel hammers Lebanon with bombs and bullets, and Hezbollah replies with rockets and missiles.

  • Companies in northern Israel respond to disruption Open this result in new window
    EE Times - Jul 24 9:53 AM
    MOSHAV HAVATZELET HASHARON, Israel Technology companies in Haifa and northern Israel have reduced their levels of activity but most have continued operations despite significant disruptions caused by many hundreds of Katyusha rockets fired from Lebanon.