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  • Israel rebuffs Annan demand on blockade Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 6 minutes ago
    Israel on Wednesday rejected demands from visiting U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan that it immediately lift its sea and air blockade of Lebanon and withdraw its forces once 5,000 international troops are deployed.

  • Israel rejects UN call to lift Lebanon blockade Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 30 2:47 PM
    Israel rejected a call by U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan on Wednesday to lift its air and sea blockade of Lebanon, saying it would end the seven-week-old siege only when all aspects of a ceasefire were in place.

  • UN chief pushes for blockade lift in Israel talks Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 30 11:44 AM
    UN chief Kofi Annan urged Israel to end its crippling blockade of war-devastated Lebanon, but failed to extract any public promise for an immediate halt to the near seven-week siege.

  • Annan calls for Israel to end blockade Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 30 10:37 AM
    Israel sidestepped demands Wednesday from visiting U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan that it immediately lift its sea and air blockade of Lebanon and withdraw its forces once 5,000 international troops are deployed.

  • Israel Rebuffs Annan Demand on Blockade Open this result in new window
    ABC News - 41 minutes ago
    Israel Rejects Kofi Annan's Demand to End Blockade of Lebanon; Hezbollah Wants Prisoner Swap

  • Lebanon rejects notion of peace deal with Israel Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 30 9:09 AM
    Lebanon has rejected the prospect of making lasting peace with Israel despite overtures from the Israeli premier and UN chief Kofi Annan who was on a diplomatic tour of the region.

  • Chavez vows solidarity with Syria against U.S., Israel Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 30 9:32 AM
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez pledged solidarity on Wednesday with Syria in its struggle against Israel and the United States and predicted the demise of U.S. "imperialism."

  • Annan Visits Syria to Boost Israel, Hezbollah Truce (Update1) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - 2 hours, 18 minutes ago
    Aug. 31 (Bloomberg) -- United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan today visits Syria, one of the main backers of Hezbollah, after telling Israel and the Shiite Muslim group to uphold the cease-fire that ended their 33-day conflict in Lebanon.

  • Israel sidesteps calls to end blockade Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 30 6:58 AM
    Israel sidestepped demands by visiting U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan Wednesday that it immediately lift its sea and air blockade of Lebanon and withdraw its forces once 5,000 international troops are deployed.

  • Annan: Israel must lift Lebanon blockade Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 30 6:04 AM
    With Israel's prime minister standing by his side, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan renewed his demands Wednesday that Israel immediately lift its sea and air blockade of Lebanon, but failed to win Israel's consent.

  • Lebanon refuses contact with Israel Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 30 6:05 AM
    Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora said Wednesday that he refused to have any direct contact with Israel and Lebanon would be the last Arab country to ever sign a peace deal with the Jewish state.

  • Annan demands Israel lift Gaza closure Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 30 5:28 AM
    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Wednesday that Israel must lift its closure of the Gaza Strip and open crossing points there. Annan also called for an end to the bloodshed that has led to the deaths of more than 200 Palestinians since the end of June.

  • Lebanon Nixes Any Treaty With Israel Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Aug 30 1:16 PM
    Prime Minister Fuad Saniora said there would be no direct contact with the Jewish State, spurning Israeli offers. Israel, on the other hand, refused to promise an immediate withdrawal of its troops and an end to its blockade of Lebanon.

  • Annan tells Israel to lift Lebanon blockade, calls for release of soldiers Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 30 1:39 AM
    UN Secretary General Kofi Annan repeated his call for Israel to lift its near seven-week blockade of war-devastated Lebanon, and also called for the unconditional release of two Israeli soldiers whose capture by Hezbollah guerrillas in July sparked the month-long Lebanon war.

  • Israel rejects U.N. appeal over blockade Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 30 12:49 AM
    Israel rejected a call from U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Wednesday to lift its six-week air-and-sea blockade of Lebanon, saying it would only raise the siege once all elements of a ceasefire were in place.

  • UN denounces Israel cluster bombs Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Aug 30 10:47 AM
    The UN humanitarian chief condemns Israel's heavy use of cluster bombs in the final days of the Lebanon conflict.

  • Annan presses Israel to lift blockade Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 30 12:05 AM
    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan met Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Wednesday to discuss the deployment of U.N. troops to Lebanon and urge Israel to lift its six-week air and sea blockade of the country.

  • Annan Calls for Israel to End Blockade Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Aug 30 11:03 AM
    Annan Calls for Israel to End Lebanon Blockade; Lebanon Says It Will Be Last to Sign an Accord

  • Annan demands that Israel lift blockade Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 30 12:20 AM
    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan renewed his demand that Israel lift its air and sea blockade of Lebanon on Wednesday, saying it was necessary to help the country's economy recover following the war.

  • UN slams Israels 'immoral' use of cluster bombs Open this result in new window
    INQ7.net - 20 minutes ago
    UNITED NATIONS -- The UN's top humanitarian official denounced Israel's use of cluster bombs in the last days of the Lebanon conflict as "immoral" and said that thousands of civilians were at risk from unexploded munitions.

  • Annan to press Israel to lift blockade Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 29 10:22 PM
    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan will urge Israel to lift its air and sea blockade of Lebanon and discuss the deployment of U.N. peacekeepers when he meets Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Wednesday.

  • Annan to press Israel on blockade Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Aug 29 10:31 PM
    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan will meet Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Wednesday in Jerusalem, where he is expected to urge Israel to lift its air and sea blockade of Lebanon and discuss the deployment of U.N. peacekeepers.

  • Israel Rejects Call by UN Chief for Lifting Lebanon Blockade Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Aug 30 4:47 PM
    Israel has rejected another call by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan for the lifting of its blockade of Lebanon. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says the blockade will end only upon full implementation of the U.N. resolution that ended the month-long Israel-Hezbollah war.

  • Israel Sidesteps Calls to End Blockade Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Aug 30 7:18 AM
    Israel Sidesteps Annan's Call to End Lebanon Blockade; Hezbollah Wants Prisoners for Soldiers

  • Annan Works Both Sides of Hezbollah-Israel Conflict Open this result in new window
    NPR - Aug 30 8:46 AM
    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is visiting eight countries to try to shore up the cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah. Annan has been trying to get Israel to lift its air and sea blockade of Lebanon. Israeli officials have said they will not lift the blockade until U.N. forces are deployed along the border between Syria and Lebanon.

  • Israel: Iran-backed group has occupied northern West Bank Open this result in new window
    World Tribune - Aug 30 4:22 PM
    JERUSALEM The Israel Security Agency has determined that Islamic Jihad, an Iranian-sponsored insurgency, has imposed control over large parts of the northern West Bank. The agency concluded that Jihad has been operating in areas evacuated by the Israel Army in September 2005.

  • Lebanon Refuses Contact With Israel Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Aug 30 6:48 AM
    Lebanese PM Refuses Direct Contact With Israel, Says Country Will Be Last to Sign a Peace Deal

  • Annan: Israel Must Lift Lebanon Blockade Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Aug 30 6:33 AM
    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan Again Calls on Israel to End Blockade of Lebanon

  • Israel refuses to lift 'humiliating' air and sea blockade Open this result in new window
    Times Online - Aug 30 3:20 PM
    ISRAEL yesterday rejected calls for its air and sea blockade of Lebanon to be lifted as a matter of urgency. Kofi Annan, the UN Secretary-General, described the blockade as a humiliation and asked Israel to end it urgently as he continued his efforts to bolster the 16-day ceasefire in Lebanon.

  • Egeland denounces Israel's late-stage cluster-bombing of Lebanon as 'immoral' Open this result in new window
    San Diego Union-Tribune - Aug 30 4:07 PM
    UNITED NATIONS, 1:07 p.m. Aug. 30 (AP): The U.N. humanitarian chief on Wednesday accused Israel of shocking and completely immoral behavior for dropping large numbers of cluster bombs on Lebanon when a cease-fire in its war with Hezbollah was in sight.

  • Israel rejects UN chief's demand to immediately end blockade of Lebanon Open this result in new window
    CP via Yahoo! Canada News - Aug 30 2:39 PM
    JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel rejected demands Wednesday from visiting UN Secretary General Kofi Annan that it immediately lift its sea and air blockade of Lebanon and withdraw its forces once 5,000 international troops are deployed.

  • Top UN humanitarian official denounces Israel's use of cluster-bombs in Lebanon Open this result in new window
    KTRE-TV East Texas - 1 hour, 2 minutes ago
    UNITED NATIONS The U-N's top humanitarian official is denouncing Israel's use of cluster-bombs in the final days of fighting with Hezbollah as "shocking" and "completely immoral."

  • Kofi Annan leaves Israel: unresolved differences remain Open this result in new window
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation - 2 hours, 29 minutes ago
    TONY EASTLEY: UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has wrapped up his trip to Israel, saying he's optimistic that Israel and Lebanon will fulfil their side of a peace deal.

  • Israel refuses to lift Lebanon blockade Open this result in new window
    News Interactive - Aug 30 5:46 PM
    ISRAEL yesterday rejected UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's call to lift its air and sea blockade of Lebanon.

  • Israel Rejects Annan Demand On Lebanon Blockade Open this result in new window
    CBS 2 New York - Aug 30 1:08 PM
    Israel rejected demands Wednesday from visiting U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan that it immediately lift its sea and air blockade of Lebanon and withdraw its forces once 5,000 international troops are deployed. Slideshow: Israel-Lebanon War

  • Argentine-born Colautti cleared to play for Israel Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo!7 Sports - Aug 30 3:01 PM
    JERUSALEM, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Argentine-born striker Roberto Colautti has been cleared by FIFA and UEFA to play for Israel giving them a boost ahead of their first Euro 2008 qualifiers.

  • Israel's cluster bombs 'completely immoral': UN Open this result in new window
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation - 2 hours, 29 minutes ago
    TONY EASTLEY: The United States has launched an investigation into whether Israel's use of American-made cluster bombs in Lebanon violated an agreement about the use of the weapons.

  • UN Condemns Israel's Use of Cluster Bombs in Lebanon Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Aug 30 2:32 PM
    The top U.N. humanitarian aid official has condemned Israel's use of cluster bombs in the final days of its offensive in Lebanon. It may take years to clear the unexploded bombs.

  • Pressure for ban on cluster bombs as Israel is accused of targeting civilians Open this result in new window
    Independent - Aug 30 4:19 PM
    Pressure for an international ban on cluster bombs has intensified as Israel stands accused of littering southern Lebanon with thousands of unexploded bombs in the final hours of its war against Hizbollah.

  • Israel to play Euro 2008 qualifer behind closed doors Open this result in new window
    ESPN Soccernet.com - Aug 30 8:51 AM
    Israel to play Euro 2008 qualifer behind closed doors by Euro 2008

  • Lebanon's prime minister vows no more contact with Israel Open this result in new window
    KTRE-TV East Texas - Aug 30 5:57 PM
    BEIRUT, Lebanon Lebanon's prime minister has pulled the plug on any more talks with Israel.

  • UN chief urges Israel to open Gaza crossings Open this result in new window
    KTRE-TV East Texas - Aug 30 5:57 PM
    RAMALLAH, West Bank The head of the U-N is telling Israel to stop closing off the Gaza Strip.

  • How Israel Casts Its Dark Shadow Over Horn of Africa Open this result in new window
    Arab News - Aug 30 4:12 PM
    After the Zionist attack on Lebanon, the Sanaa-based Yemeni daily Al-Thawra published an interesting piece of information. It said that Israel had transferred three warships from its military base on Eritreas Dahlak Island on the Red Sea to support their military operations against Lebanon.

  • Angry Ronaldinho denies Israel-Lebanon claims Open this result in new window
    The Star Online - Aug 30 6:02 PM
    MADRID: Barcelona striker Ronaldinho has angrily denied claims by a Moroccan newspaper that he showed indifference to the suffering of Lebanese children killed in the recent war with Israel.

  • Israel balks at lifting Lebanon blockade Open this result in new window
    Baltimore Sun - Aug 30 10:37 AM
    Olmert signals no movement until arms embargo on Hezbollah is enforced Israel sidestepped demands by visiting U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan today that it immediately lift its sea and air blockade of Lebanon and withdraw its forces once 5,000 international troops are deployed.

  • A New Era For U.S.-Israel Relations? Open this result in new window
    Jewish Week - Aug 30 3:23 PM
    In wake of war, security experts say notion that Israel is an asset to America could come under attack. Supporters of a strong U.S.-Israel alliance are scrambling to fend off what some expect will be a fresh assault on the idea that Israel is a strategic asset to America.

  • Annan: Israel Must Lift Lebanon Blockade Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Aug 30 2:03 AM
    Annan Renews Demand That Israel Lift Blockade of Lebanon; Olmert Sidesteps Issue

  • Israel leaves behind 100,000 unexploded bombs Open this result in new window
    The Peninsula - Aug 30 5:13 PM
    united nations Cluster bombs dropped by Israel on southern Lebanon in the conflict with Hezbollah are still threatening civilians, a top UN official said yesterday, calling Israel completely immoral for using the weapons in residential areas.

  • Top UN humanitarian official denounces Israel's use of cluster-bombs in Lebanon Open this result in new window
    NewsChannel 10 Amarillo - Aug 30 5:13 PM
    UNITED NATIONS The U-N's top humanitarian official is denouncing Israel's use of cluster-bombs in the final days of fighting with Hezbollah as "shocking" and "completely...

  • Egypt condemns Israel's attacks on Gaza Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Aug 30 5:22 PM
    Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit strongly condemned Israel's attack on Sheja'eya neighborhood in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, which left five Palestinians dead, the official news agency MENA reported.

  • Israel Says It Will Continue Blockade of Lebanon Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 1 hour, 43 minutes ago
    Prime minister Ehud Olmert rebuffed a request from the U.N. secretary general for even a partial lifting of the blockade.

  • Israel rejects UN call to lift Lebanon blockade Open this result in new window
    Stuff - Aug 30 4:35 PM
    JERUSALEM: Israel rejected a call by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to lift its air and sea blockade of Lebanon, saying it would end the seven-week-old siege only when all aspects of a ceasefire were in place.

  • UN official shocked at Israel's cluster-bombing of south Lebanon Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Aug 30 5:53 PM
    UN humanitarian chief Jan Egeland on Wednesday expressed his shock at Israel's cluster- bombing of Lebanon in the last few days of the month-long conflict although a UN resolution ending the war was imminent.

  • Annan calls on Israel to end blockade Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 29 2:08 PM
    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan called Israel's air and sea blockade of Lebanon a "humiliation" Tuesday and demanded it be lifted. But Israel said it first needed assurances that forces deployed on the border can stop weapons shipments to Hezbollah.

  • Israel Blows Up Gaza Terror Tunnel Open this result in new window
    Crosswalk.com - Aug 30 10:00 AM
    Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - Israeli forces on Wednesday blew up a tunnel in the Gaza Strip that Palestinians may have been planning to use to carry out a "large-scale" attack against the main goods crossing into Israel, the army said.

  • Annan urges Israel to stop killing Palestinians Open this result in new window
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Aug 30 3:45 PM
    United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan has said the suffering of the Palestinian people must not be forgotten during attempts to end the crisis between Israel and Lebanon.

  • Paz deal with the Israel Corp flounders on price, structure Open this result in new window
    Haaretz Daily - Aug 30 4:00 PM
    The negotiations between Paz and the Israel Corporation are on the verge of collapse.

  • Israel Criticized by U.N. Open this result in new window
    Ohmynews - 1 hour, 20 minutes ago
    Israel also came under attack from U.N. official Jan Egeland who at a press conference yesterday described Israel's actions in Lebanon as "immoral" and "shocking."...

  • Israel Israel to play qualifer behind closed doors Open this result in new window
    FIFA - Aug 30 10:13 AM
    Israel will play their UEFA EURO 2008 Group E qualifying match against Andorra behind closed doors in Nijmegen next Wednesday, the Dutch club has announced on their internet site.

  • Israel refuses to lift Lebanon blockade Open this result in new window
    Northern Territory News - Aug 30 5:49 PM
    ISRAEL yesterday rejected UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's call to lift its air and sea blockade of Lebanon. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said his country would end the seven-week-old siege only when all aspects of a ceasefire were in place.

  • UN chief urges Israel to open Gaza crossings Open this result in new window
    KRIS-TV Corpus Christi - Aug 30 2:02 PM
    RAMALLAH, West Bank The head of the U-N is telling Israel to stop closing off the Gaza Strip. Secretary-General Kofi Annan says the crossings between Israel and Gaza must...

  • Annan Calls for Israel to End Blockade Open this result in new window
    phillyburbs.com - Aug 30 8:13 AM
    JERUSALEM - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in Jerusalem Wednesday that Israel must immediately lift its sea and air blockade of Lebanon and withdraw its forces once 5,000 international troops are deployed, but Israel sidestepped the demands.

  • Xfone 018 Wins License to Offer Internet Services in Israel Open this result in new window
    Broadcast Newsroom - Aug 30 1:45 PM
    JACKSON , Mississippi and PETACH TIKVA, Israel , August 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XFONE, Inc. (AMEX: XFN) (TASE: XFN) an international diversified communications services company today announced that the Ministry of Communications of the State of Israel granted its subsidiary, Xfone 018, a license to operate in Israel as an ISP, thus enabling it to provide Internet access, Email and EDI

  • UN chief pushes for Lebanon blockade lift in Israel talks Open this result in new window
    Channel NewsAsia - Aug 30 10:55 AM
    JERUSALEM : UN chief Kofi Annan urged Israel on Wednesday to end its crippling blockade of war-devastated Lebanon, but failed to extract any public promise for an immediate halt to the near seven-week siege.

  • Israel refuses to lift blockades on Lebanon Open this result in new window
    KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul - Aug 30 12:02 PM
    Israel rejected demands Wednesday from visiting U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan that it immediately lift its sea and air blockade of Lebanon and withdraw

  • Annan renews demand that Israel lift blockade of Lebanon; Olmert sidesteps Open this result in new window
    KTRE-TV East Texas - Aug 30 1:40 PM
    JERUSALEM U-N Secretary-General Kofi Annan says Israel must lift its blockade of Lebanon, but Israel's leader sidestepped the issue at a joint news conference today.

  • Annan urges Israel to stop Gaza offensive Open this result in new window
    Sydney Morning Herald - Aug 30 8:20 AM
    UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has called for Israel to stop its Gaza offensive, and for Palestinian militants to stop firing rockets into the Jewish state, after talks with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank. -

  • Annan to press Israel PM on siege Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Aug 29 9:38 PM
    UN chief Kofi Annan is set to urge Israel's PM Ehud Olmert to end the blockade he says is "humiliating" Lebanon.

  • Israel to play Euro qualifier behind closed doors Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News - Aug 30 8:58 AM
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Israel will play their Euro 2008 Group E qualifying match against Andorra behind closed doors in Nijmegen next Wednesday, the Dutch club has announced on their Internet site.

  • Annan Visits Israel, Palestinian Territories Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Aug 30 8:47 AM
    U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan held talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, urging Israel to lift its blockade of Lebanon, and ease restrictions on the Palestinian territories.

  • Lebanon's prime minister vows no more contact with Israel Open this result in new window
    ABC 7 El Paso - Aug 30 1:39 PM
    BEIRUT, Lebanon Lebanon's prime minister has pulled the plug on any more talks with Israel. Fuad Saniora (foo-AHD' sah-nee-OHR'-uh) says there can be no more negotiations...

  • Annan renews demand that Israel lift blockade of Lebanon; Olmert sidesteps Open this result in new window
    KRIS-TV Corpus Christi - Aug 30 1:33 PM
    JERUSALEM U-N Secretary-General Kofi Annan says Israel must lift its blockade of Lebanon, but Israel's leader sidestepped the issue at a joint news conference today. Israeli...

  • Annan To Israel: End Lebanon Blockade Open this result in new window
    KGO-TV Bay Area - Aug 30 11:35 AM
    Israel sidestepped demands Wednesday from visiting U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan that it immediately lift its sea and air blockade of Lebanon.

  • Annan arrives in Israel urging lifting of Lebanon blockade Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 29 12:06 PM
    UN Secretary General Kofi Annan arrived in Israel on the second leg of a major Middle East tour aimed at shoring up a fragile truce between the Jewish state and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

  • Lebanese PM rejects direct contact with Israel; will be last to sign peace deal Open this result in new window
    CP via Yahoo! Canada News - Aug 30 8:06 AM
    BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora said Wednesday that he refuses to have any direct contact with Israel and that Lebanon would be the last Arab country to ever sign a peace deal with the Jewish state.

  • Lift blockade, Annan tells Israel Open this result in new window
    The Hindu - Aug 30 1:29 PM
    DUBAI: Standing besides Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged Israel to stop Lebanon's physical isolation and withdraw its forces from there. At a press conference on Wednesday, he said, "I do believe ...

  • Talking to the neighbors: It's time Israel embraced the Mideast Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Aug 29 10:56 AM
    To revive its hopes, Israel must dare to consider a change of paradigm: transform itself into a Middle Eastern country.

  • Xfone 018 Wins License to Offer Internet Services in Israel Open this result in new window
    SYS-CON Media - Aug 30 12:30 PM
    XFONE, Inc. an international diversified communications services company today announced that the Ministry of Communications of the State of Israel granted its subsidiary, Xfone 018, a license to operate in Israel as an ISP, thus enabling it to provide Internet access, Email and EDI (electronic data interchange) services.

  • Israel rejects U.N. appeal Open this result in new window
    Reuters.co.uk - Aug 30 9:51 AM
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel rejected a call by U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan on Wednesday to lift its air and sea blockade of Lebanon, saying it would only end the 7-week-old siege once all aspects of a ceasefire were in place.

  • Siniora vows to be last in making peace with Israel Open this result in new window
    The Daily Star Lebannon - Aug 30 12:40 PM
    Lebanon will be the last Arab country to sign a peace treaty with Israel, Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said Wednesday, vowing that he would not hold "direct or indirect contacts" with Israel or have his government resign. "Lebanon will be the last Arab country to sign a peace agreement with Israel after 300 million Arab citizens sign it.

  • Emulating Israel Open this result in new window
    Outlook India - Aug 30 11:27 AM
    The image of Israel and India as exemplary and besieged democracies having to confront "Islamic terrorists" is never very far from the mind of Indian Úlites, even when the argument is not pressed forth explicitly.

  • Hizbollah insists on prisoner exchange with Israel Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News - Aug 30 7:40 AM
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hizbollah will only release two captured Israeli soldiers as part of a prisoner exchange with Israel, a Hizbollah government minister said on Wednesday.

  • Israel Foils Alleged Gaza Terror Plot Open this result in new window
    WOAI - Aug 30 11:18 AM
    The Israel Defense Forces and government security agency Shin Bet said Wednesday they have prevented a planned terror attack in northern Gaza.

  • Israel rejects UN appeal to lift blockade Open this result in new window
    Stuff - Aug 30 10:20 AM
    JERUSALEM: Israel has rejected a call from UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to lift its six-week air-and-sea blockade of Lebanon, saying it would only raise the siege once all elements of a ceasefire were in place.

  • Israel rejects U.N. appeal Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Aug 30 5:25 AM
    Israel rejected a call from U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Wednesday to lift its air and sea blockade of Lebanon, saying it would only end the 7-week-old siege once all elements of a ceasefire were in place.

  • Annan urges quick end to Israel, Hizbollah disputes Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 29 9:51 AM
    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged Israel and Hizbollah on a visit to devastated south Lebanon on Tuesday to swiftly settle disputes blocking a permanent ceasefire to be upheld by 15,000 U.N. peacekeepers.

  • UN chief pushes for blockade lift in Israel talks Open this result in new window
    Nine O'Clock - Aug 30 1:18 PM
    Kofi Annan, on a visit to Jerusalem and Ramallah, also urged Israel to lift its closure of the Gaza Strip.

  • Sticking points emerge after UN-Israel talks Open this result in new window
    EuroNews - Aug 30 11:45 AM
    Israel has rejected calls from the UN Secretary- General to bring a swift end to its blockade of Lebanon.

  • Israel Project provides lasting impression Open this result in new window
    Cleveland Jewish News - Aug 30 1:14 PM
    Eyes widened, jaws dropped, and the press conference room in Washington, D.C., buzzed with commotion in July when news broke of war in Israel.

  • UN chief pushes for blockade lift in Israel talks Open this result in new window
    New Straits Times - Aug 30 8:09 AM
    UN chief Kofi Annan has told Israel to end its crippling blockade of war-devastated Lebanon, but failed to extract any public promise for an immediate halt to the near seven-week siege.

  • Israel rejects UN appeal to lift blockade Open this result in new window
    Deccan Herald - Aug 30 1:30 PM
    Israel rejected a call from UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Wednesday to lift its air and sea blockade of Lebanon, saying it would only end the seven-week-old siege once all elements of a ceasefire were in place.

  • Lebanese prime minister vows to have no contact with Israel Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Aug 30 5:14 AM
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora said Wednesday that he refused to have any direct contact with Israel and Lebanon would be the last Arab country to ever sign a peace deal with the...

  • Lebanon will be last country to sign peace deal with Israel, says Siniora Open this result in new window
    EuroNews - Aug 30 11:45 AM
    Lebanon's prime minister has rejected all direct contact with Israel. Fouad Siniora said his country could seek no deals with it, whatsoever.

  • Annan demands blockade end; Israel seeks border assurances Open this result in new window
    The Philadelphia Inquirer - Aug 30 12:15 AM
    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan called Israel's air and sea blockade of Lebanon a "humiliation" and demanded yesterday that it be lifted. Israel said it first needed assurances that peacekeeping forces deployed on the Lebanese border could stop weapons shipments to Hezbollah.

  • Kofi Annan: Israel Should Open Gaza Strip Closures Open this result in new window
    CBS 2 New York - Aug 30 5:53 AM
    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Wednesday that Israel must lift its closure of the Gaza Strip and open crossing points there.

  • Lebanon rejects peace agreement with Israel Open this result in new window
    Gulf Daily News - Aug 30 3:57 PM
    BEIRUT: Lebanon yesterday rejected the prospect of making lasting peace with Israel despite overtures from the Israeli premier and UN chief Kofi Annan who was on a diplomatic tour of the region.

  • Annan urges Israel to stop Gaza offensive Open this result in new window
    Independent Online - Aug 30 12:33 PM
    UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has called for Israel to stop its Gaza offensive and closure, and for Palestinian militants to stop firing rockets into the Jewish state after talks with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas.

  • Lebanese prime minister dismisses direct talks with Israel Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Aug 30 10:54 AM
    Lebanon - Israel - Siniora Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora on Wednesday dismissed Israeli call for direct talks with Israel and said Lebanon would be the last Arab country to ever sign a peace deal with the Jewish state.

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    Yahoo! India News - Aug 30 6:30 AM
    Jerusalem, Aug 30 (DPA) UN Secretary General Kofi Annan pressed Israel Wednesday to lift its air and sea blockade of Lebanon, but Israel rejected his call for an immediate removal of the blockade and set conditions for it.

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    Middle East Times - Aug 30 6:52 AM
    RAMALLAH, West Bank -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan called Wednesday for Israel to stop its Gaza offensive and closure, and for Palestinian militants to stop firing rockets into the Jewish state, after talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank.