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  • Talk of next PM 'disrespectful' while in Israel: Blair Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Sep 10 3:47 AM
    Tony Blair's domestic woes followed him to Israel, but he pointedly refused to elaborate on his departure from office, calling questions about it here "disrespectful."

  • German Anti-Semitism Laws Stifle Critics of Israel Open this result in new window
    NPR - Sep 10 9:45 AM
    In Germany, fear of being labeled an anti-Semite complicates free political speech when an issue such as Israel's bombing of Lebanon takes place. Critics of Israel state policy toe a delicate line, trying not to run afoul of Germany's stiff laws against anti-Semitism.

  • Muslim world must accept Israel: Howard Open this result in new window
    The Age - Sep 10 5:49 PM
    An acceptance by the Muslim world of the right of Israel to exist, and the establishment of a Palestinian state, would remove one of the arguments used by terrorists in their killing campaign, Prime Minister John Howard said.

  • Lebanese accuse prime minister of being Israel's partner in war Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - 2 hours, 39 minutes ago
    Hizbullah and a coalition of secular parties, as well as Lebanon's senior Shia cleric, have warned Tony Blair that he is not welcome in Lebanon, describing him as a partner in Israel's 34-day war with Hizbullah, which resulted in the deaths of more than 1,000 Lebanese civilians.

  • 'Pro-Israel' Blair not welcome in Beirut, Shia cleric warns Open this result in new window
    Independent - Sep 10 4:43 PM
    Lebanons most senior Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, has told Tony Blair he is not welcome in Beirut, saying that the government should have declared the British prime minister persona non grata because of his perceived support for Israel.

  • Talk of next British PM 'disrespectful' while in Israel: Blair Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Sep 09 2:48 PM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair's domestic woes followed him to Israel, but he pointedly refused to elaborate on his departure from office, calling questions about it here "disrespectful."

  • Israel ready to meet with Abbas Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 10 4:03 AM
    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel said Saturday night that he was prepared to meet the Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, even without the release of the Israeli soldier captured by militants in Gaza. Olmert, after meeting with the...

  • Commentary: The price of Israel Open this result in new window
    Middle East Times - Sep 10 8:27 AM
    -- Once again Israel wreaks havoc and destruction and the world's main response is to seek ways to "guarantee the security of Israel."

  • Nuclear pressure on Israel urged Open this result in new window
    Gulf Daily News - Sep 10 3:52 PM
    MANAMA: Arab countries were yesterday urged to pressure Israel into abandoning its nuclear weapons programme and make it sign the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

  • Earthquake shakes Israel, no injuries reported Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Sep 09 7:58 AM
    An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 shook Israel and the occupied West Bank on Saturday but caused no injuries, Israeli media reported.

  • Ships return to Beirut after Israel ends blockade Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Sep 09 3:49 AM
    The port of Beirut welcomed its first big cargo ships since Israel lifted its punishing eight-week blockade, a major boost for an import-hungry country where 80 percent of goods arrive by ship.

  • Israel 'fires at' Lebanese boats Open this result in new window
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Sep 10 4:00 AM
    Lebanese police say an Israeli patrol boat has fired in the direction of three Lebanese fishing boats overnight, two days after Israel lifted its naval blockade on the country.

  • Serving up a daily diet of news for Bible-believing Israel-lovers hungry for Israel-related news from an Israel-savvy  Open this result in new window
    Jerusalem Newswire - Sep 10 6:14 AM
    An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale struck Israel Saturday morning.

  • Serving up a daily diet of news for Bible-believing Israel-lovers hungry for Israel-related news from an Israel-savvy  Open this result in new window
    Jerusalem Newswire - Sep 10 6:14 AM
    A UK-based pro-Palestinian group of architects has petitioned the organizers of a major architecture exhibition in Venice, Italy to reject Israel's entry.

  • Shipping returns to Beirut after Israel ends blockade Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Sep 09 12:49 AM
    The port of Beirut has welcomed its first big cargo ships since Israel lifted its punishing eight-week blockade, a major boost for an import-hungry country where 80 percent of goods are shipped in.

  • Israel Navy Shoots Over Lebanese Boats Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - Sep 10 7:05 AM
    (IsraelNN.com) In Israel navy patrol boat fired over three Lebanese fishing boats early Sunday, according to the French news agency AFP . The Lebanese army also claimed that Israeli Air Force surveillance planes flew over the country.

  • Israel Ends Its Blockade of Lebanon?s Coastline Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Sep 08 10:02 PM
    Israel turned over patrols of the coast to Italian warships, which would help enforce an arms embargo against Hezbollah.

  • Labor ministers urge Israel PM to meet Abbas without delay Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Sep 10 6:08 AM
    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's main coalition partner, the Labor Party, urged him to meet with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas without delay and revive the moribund peace process.

  • Israel lifts Lebanon blockade Open this result in new window
    ITV.com - Sep 10 12:24 AM
    Israel has begun to lift its blockade of Lebanon, eight weeks after it went to war with Hezbollah. An air embargo has been lifted and a naval blockade will be lifted once a sufficient naval force is in place.

  • Israel's blockade of Lebanon ends Open this result in new window
    NDTV - Sep 09 9:12 PM
    Israel's nearly two-month-long blockade of Lebanon ended on Thursday, bringing relief to Lebanese but sparking a wave of criticism in Israel against the government.

  • Livni: The Dispute is Over Israels Very Existence Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - Sep 10 4:20 AM
    (IsraelNN.com) During her Sunday meeting with visiting British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni stated that Israel is paying the price for the weakness of the PA (Palestinian Authority) and Lebanese governments.

  • Israel set to restart 'road map' process Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Sep 09 7:05 PM
    Tony Blair won a small but potentially important concession from Israel last night in his bid to restart the Middle East peace process, but admitted it could be weeks or months before any meaningful progress was possible.

  • Labor ministers urge Israel PM to meet Abbas quickly Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Sep 10 2:44 AM
    Ministers from the centre-left Labor party urged Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to quickly meet with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas, after he pledged to hold such an encounter.

  • Thousands rally in Israel to demand war inquiry Open this result in new window
    Reuters.co.uk - Sep 09 5:51 PM
    TEL AVIV, Israel (Reuters) - Thousands of Israelis demonstrated in Tel Aviv on Saturday to demand that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert order an independent state inquiry into his government's handling of the war in Lebanon.

  • Israel's Peres pushes Palestinian talks Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Sep 09 11:52 PM
    An Israeli plan to pull out of parts of the West Bank has "disappeared" in light of fighting with the Palestinians and the Lebanese Hezbollah militia, Vice Premier Shimon Peres said Sunday.

  • Delegation of European Jewish Leaders Arrives in Israel Monday for 3-Day Solidarity Visit Open this result in new window
    [Press Release] U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News - Sep 10 4:47 AM
    A delegation of 16 leaders from the European Jewish Congress (EJC), headed by EJC President Pierre Besnainou, arrives tomorrow (Monday) for a 3-day solidarity visit to Israel (Sept. 11-13, 2006).

  • Poisonous clouds of pollution spread after Israel air strike Open this result in new window
    Independent - Sep 09 5:04 PM
    More people will die as a result of pollution unleashed by Israel's bombing of the Lebanon than perished in the month-long war itself, the Lebanese government believes.

  • Britain's Blair arrives in Israel for visit Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Sep 09 7:23 PM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived in Tel Aviv on Saturday for a visit to Israel, during which he will hold talks with his Israeli counterpart Ehud Olmert on the stalled Mideast peace process.

  • Israel lifts sea blockade of Lebanon Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Sep 08 3:31 PM
    Israel lifted its sea blockade of Lebanon on Friday, ending the country's two months of isolation as the task of preventing the entry of Hezbollah weapons falls to international warships patrolling offshore.

  • Textbook links US, Israel to 'state terrorism' Open this result in new window
    The Age - Sep 09 12:19 PM
    A HIGH school textbook that teaches Victorian VCE students that the United States and Israel have been linked to "state terrorism" has sparked outrage and a demand from the Federal Government that it be immediately withdrawn from classrooms.

  • Abbas Pushes for Unity Government With Hamas Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Sep 10 12:46 PM
    President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority also declared his readiness to hold talks with Israel?s prime minister.

  • Palestinians hit out as Israel tightens visa controls Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - 2 hours, 36 minutes ago
    Palestinian businessmen who returned from exile over the last decade to help build the economy in the occupied territories have launched a campaign against a change in Israeli immigration policy that they say is forcing them out.

  • Lebanese accuse prime minister of being Israel's partner Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Sep 10 5:42 PM
    Hizbullah and a coalition of secular parties have warned Tony Blair that he is not welcome in Lebanon.

  • Israel Ends Naval Blockade on Lebanon Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Sep 08 1:47 PM
    BEIRUT, Sept. 8 -- Israel lifted its eight-week-old maritime blockade against Lebanon Friday, the United Nations announced, and within hours a gleaming white ship pulled into Beirut harbor carrying a load of appliances.

  • Blair in Israel to discuss stalled peace process Open this result in new window
    Yahoo! India News - Sep 09 1:00 PM
    Jerusalem, Sep 9 (Xinhua) British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived in Tel Aviv on Saturday for a visit to Israel, during which he will hold talks with his Israeli counterpart Ehud Olmert on the stalled Middle East peace process.

  • Peace in the Aftermath of Lebanon/Israel War Open this result in new window
    Scoop.co.nz - 2 hours, 2 minutes ago
    Distinguished Guests, Friends, Chevre, Brothers and Sisters - Salaam Aleikum, Shalom Aleikhem, Peace be with you, I te rangimarie ki a koutou. Ko Hinai te maunga, Ko Horano te awa, Ko Hurae te Iwi, Ko Ahekenata te Hapu, I wehe oko tupuna I waihongia a Iharaira.

  • U.S., Israel Ponder How to Slow Iranian Nuclear Weapons Development Open this result in new window
    Aviation Now - Sep 10 2:02 PM
    The fighting in southern Lebanon revealed Iran's willingness to supply sophisticated weaponry to Hezbollah, and one of its ships was intercepted trying to do just that for Hamas in the Palestinian territories.

  • Israel lifts naval blockade of Lebanon Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Sep 08 11:37 AM
    Israel lifted its nearly two-month naval blockade of Lebanon on Friday after European warships began patrolling to keep out weapons shipments for Hezbollah guerrillas, the head of the U.N. peacekeeping force said.

  • Israel lifts Lebanon sea blockade Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Sep 08 11:31 AM
    Israel lifted its crippling eight-week blockade of Lebanon as a United Nations-backed flotilla of warships patrolled the coast in line with a truce that halted Israel's war on Hezbollah.

  • Raw Sewage Taints Sacred Jordan River Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - 47 minutes ago
    KIBBUTZ KINNERET, Israel -- Wading into the Jordan River, the pastor blessed his flock, tapping the believers on the head before sending them into the hallowed waters to be baptized.

  • Raw Sewage Taints Sacred Jordan River Open this result in new window
    ABC News - 47 minutes ago
    Sacred Jordan River Now Tainted As Israel, Jordan and Syria Pump in Waste Water

  • Israel lifts naval blockade of Lebanon Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Sep 08 11:03 AM
    Israel lifted its naval blockade of Lebanon on Friday after European warships began patrolling to keep out weapons shipments for Hezbollah guerrillas, the head of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon said.

  • Israel reopens sea lanes to Lebanon after 8 weeks / Italian ships now guarding against any arms shipments Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 09 3:59 AM
    Israel lifted its 8-week-old maritime blockade of Lebanon on Friday, the United Nations announced, and within hours, a gleaming white ship pulled into Beirut harbor carrying a load of appliances. The reopening of sea lanes to Lebanon, which the United...

  • Olmert and Abbas Express Willingness to Meet Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Sep 10 9:20 AM
    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel and the Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, said they were willing to meet without preconditions.

  • Israel lifts naval blockade of Lebanon Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Sep 08 10:58 AM
    Israel lifted its eight-week sea blockade of Lebanon on Friday, handing control of the Lebanese coastline to an international naval task force.

  • Israel lifts Lebanon blockade amid flurry of diplomacy Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Sep 08 10:17 AM
    Israel has lifted its crippling eight-week embargo on Lebanon after foreign envoys stepped up efforts to shore up a UN-brokered ceasefire and revive stalled Middle East peace talks.

  • Video examples: Cutting through Israel's propaganda war in the US Open this result in new window
    CMAQ - Sep 09 1:01 PM
    The Netherlands officially confirms 23 uncontrolled flights with military cargos of great quantities of weapons and ammunition from the United States via Holland to Israel during the last two months. This according to the 'very underreported' gov't answers given to MP Farah Karimi.

  • Israel ends blockade of Lebanon, will pull last troops Open this result in new window
    The Columbus Dispatch - Sep 09 6:32 AM
    BEIRUT, Lebanon Israel lifted its sea blockade of Lebanon yesterday, ending the countrys two months of isolation as the task of preventing the entry of Hezbollah weapons falls to international warships patrolling offshore.

  • Israel ends sea blockade of Lebanon Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Sep 09 2:04 AM
    BEIRUT -- Israel lifted its sea blockade of Lebanon yesterday, ending the country's two months of isolation as the task of preventing the entry of Hezbollah weapons falls to international warships patrolling offshore.

  • Lebanon braces for protests ahead of Blair visit Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Sep 10 9:00 AM
    Tony Blair, called a "killer" by Hezbollah over his stance during the Shiite group's war with Israel, is due in Beirut for talks on Monday, and the capital is bracing for protests.

  • Ex-Iranian President Condemns Bin Laden Open this result in new window
    ABC News - 56 minutes ago
    Former Iranian President Condemns Bin Laden, Praises Hezbollah for 'Resistance' Against Israel

  • Israel lifts naval blockade Open this result in new window
    The Hindu - Sep 09 12:59 PM
    DUBAI: Bowing to international pressure, Israel has lifted its eight-week naval blockade of Lebanon. A combination of French, Italian and Greek naval ships began patrolling Lebanon's Mediterranean coast on Friday afternoon. These forces have ...

  • Abbas says ready for talks with Israel's Olmert Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Sep 10 3:14 AM
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday he was ready to meet Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as soon as possible.

  • SLA Combatant Seeks Asylum in Israel Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - Sep 09 4:50 PM
    (IsraelNN.com) A former member of the Israel allied Southern Lebanese Army, Ibrahim, not his real name, is seeking asylum in Israel. Ibrahim arrived in Israel in August, telling authorities that he is not safe remaining in Lebanon.

  • Lebanon braces for protests ahead of Blair Beirut visit Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Sep 10 7:14 AM
    Tony Blair, whom Hezbollah has called a "killer" over his stance during the Shiite group's war with Israel, is due in Beirut for talks on Monday, and the capital is bracing for protests.

  • Israel ends its sea blockade of southern Lebanon Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Sep 08 1:07 PM
    Israel lifted its sea blockade of Lebanon on Friday. Hoping to salvage what is left of the season, fishermen chugged out to sea while jet-skiers and wind-surfers skimmed the waters.

  • Israel to pull forces from Lebanon soon Open this result in new window
    Baltimore Sun - Sep 09 4:11 AM
    Announcement follows end of sea blockade Israel lifted its sea blockade of Lebanon yesterday, ending the country's two months of isolation as the task of preventing the entry of Hezbollah weapons falls to international warships patrolling offshore.

  • 9/11 and the politics of terror - Haaretz - Israel News Open this result in new window
    Haaretz Daily - Sep 10 6:25 PM
    NEW YORK - The terrorists surely did not intend it to be so when they selected September 11, 2001 to carry out their evil plot, but this date has come to mean much more than a painful memorial, and a date expressing unity and patriotism: It has come to serve as a tool in the hands of politicians.

  • Beirut braces for protests as Blair due to arrive Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Sep 10 6:05 AM
    Tony Blair, whom Hezbollah has called a "killer" over his stance during the Shiite group's war with Israel, is due in Beirut for talks on Monday, and the capital is bracing for possibile demonstrations.

  • Israel's Peres Pushes Palestinian Talks Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Sep 10 12:18 AM
    Israeli Vice Premier Says 'One-Sided' West Bank Pullout Plan Has 'Disappeared,' Pushes Talks

  • Israel minister says time for Palestinian talks Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Sep 08 6:12 AM
    Israel's foreign minister said on Friday it was time the Jewish state talked to the Palestinians, adding no conditions should be put on meeting President Mahmoud Abbas.

  • Egypt and Jordan urge hasty return to Mideast peace talks Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Sep 10 6:34 AM
    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Jordan's King Abdullah II urged an immediate return to peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, after the two leaders held talks in Amman.

  • Israel lifting Lebanon sea blockade Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Sep 08 5:40 AM
    A UN-backed flotilla of ships has begun patrolling the Lebanese coast in line with a truce that ended Israel's war on Hezbollah, paving the way for a full end to a punishing eight-week blockade.

  • Russian FM slams Israel arrest of Palestinian ministers, MPs Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Sep 08 7:24 AM
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has slammed Israel's arrest of Palestinian ministers and MPs from the governing Hamas, after talks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.

  • Lebanese fishermen fired on by Israeli patrol boat Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Sep 10 4:51 AM
    An Israeli patrol boat fired in the direction of three Lebanese fishing boats overnight, police in the southern Lebanese port of Tyre said, two days after Israel lifted its naval blockade on the country.

  • Israel to End Naval Blockade of Lebanon Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Sep 08 5:34 AM
    JERUSALEM, Sept. 8 -- Israel lifted its eight-week-long air blockade of Lebanon on Thursday but maintained its sea cordon after determining that not enough international forces had taken up positions along the coast to enforce an arms embargo against the Shiite Muslim militia Hezbollah.

  • Israel lifts Lebanon blockade amid flurry of diplomacy Open this result in new window
    Middle East Online - Sep 09 5:43 AM
    The port of Beirut has welcomed its first big cargo ships since Israel lifted its eight-week blockade on a country where 80 percent of goods are shipped in.

  • Their field of dreams is in Israel Open this result in new window
    Asbury Park Press - Sep 09 1:33 AM
    "The Israel Baseball League is dedicated to bringing the joys of baseball to the Land of Israel. The League's mission is to provide Israeli communities the opportunity to experience the wonder and excitement of the world's greatest game. We are hopeful that the baseball field will serve as a meeting place for children of all ages and races and denominations to interact with one another in a

  • Israel Lifts Sea Blockade of Lebanon Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Sep 08 4:03 PM
    Israel Lifts Sea Blockade of Lebanon, Plans to Have All Its Troops Out Within 2 Weeks

  • Israel ready to lift Lebanon sea blockade in 48 hours Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Sep 08 4:10 AM
    Israel has said it was ready to end its sea blockade on Lebanon in 48 hours, on the heels of the lifting of an air embargo imposed at the start of its devastating war with Hezbollah guerrillas.

  • Briefing: Israel ends naval blockade Open this result in new window
    Pioneer Press - Sep 09 1:13 AM
    BEIRUT, Lebanon Israel lifted its sea blockade of Lebanon on Friday, ending the country's two months of isolation as the task of preventing the entry of Hezbollah weapons falls to international warships patrolling offshore. The sea blockade's end, which came a day after Israel dropped its restrictions on air travel into Lebanon, lifts a barrier that has stifled Lebanon and cost the country tens

  • Israel ending sea blockade of Lebanon Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Sep 08 4:31 AM
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel will end its naval blockade of Lebanon within hours, government spokeswoman Miri Eisin said Friday.

  • Blair pushes for Palestinian government Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Sep 10 4:01 AM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Sunday said the world should restore contacts with the Palestinians if the ruling Hamas group agrees to form a unity government that renounces violence and recognizes Israel.

  • Israel prepares to lift naval blockade Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Sep 08 4:42 AM
    Israel prepared to lift its sea blockade of Lebanon on Friday after an Italian admiral assumed control of an interim maritime task force to deploy off the Lebanese coast.

  • Israel ends Lebanon blockade Open this result in new window
    Miami Herald - Sep 09 12:14 AM
    Israel lifted its sea blockade of Lebanon on Friday, ending the country's 2-month-long isolation as the task of preventing the entry of Hezbollah weapons falls to international naval ships patrolling offshore.

  • Eliminate India, Pak, Israel N-arms: Khatami Open this result in new window
    Hindustan Times - Sep 09 6:25 AM
    Amid global concerns over Iran's controversial nuclear programme, its former President Mohammad Khatami has said the beginning in the region should be made by 'eliminating' atomic weapons of India, Pakistan and Israel.

  • Blair arrives in Israel Open this result in new window
    u.tv - Sep 09 9:11 AM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived in Israel tonight for talks on re-starting the Middle East peace process.

  • Israel Ends Naval Blockade of Lebanon Open this result in new window
    NPR - Sep 08 3:45 PM
    Israel lifts its nearly two-month naval blockade of Lebanon. European warships are now patrolling the waters to keep weapons shipments out of the hands of Hezbollah guerrillas. Israel also says it will withdraw the last of its troops from Lebanon in two weeks.

  • Israel to end Lebanon blockade in 2 days Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Sep 08 2:46 AM
    Israel will end its naval blockade of Lebanon within 48 hours, a government spokesman said Friday, and hopes to withdraw its last soldiers there within two weeks.

  • Israel lifts maritime blockade Open this result in new window
    Sun-Sentinel - Sep 09 12:01 AM
    BEIRUT, Lebanon Israel lifted its eight-week-old maritime blockade of Lebanon on Friday, the United Nations announced, and within hours a gleaming white ship pulled into Beirut harbor carrying a load of appliances.

  • 4.5 earthquake hits Jordan, Israel Open this result in new window
    UPI - Sep 09 4:59 AM
    AMMAN, Jordan, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A moderate 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck north of the Dead Sea Saturday and rattled sections of Jordan and Israel. No damage or injuries were immediately reported as a result of the quake, which hit at 7:48 a.m. local time and was felt as far away as Jerusalem.

  • Israel to end Lebanon sea blockade today Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Sep 08 4:12 AM
    Israel will end its naval blockade of Lebanon within hours, government spokeswoman Miri Eisin said Friday. The U.N. informed the Lebanese government that a joint French, Italian and Greek naval force has begun patrolling the Lebanese coastline, a Lebanese government official said.

  • Blair arrives in Israel for talks with Olmert Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Sep 09 9:39 AM
    Tony Blair has arrived in Tel Aviv for talks with his Israeli counterpart Ehud Olmert and other key players in the region on the stalled Middle East peace process.

  • Israel should hold immediate meeting with Abbas: FM Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Sep 08 3:24 AM
    Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has said that she believed Israel should hold an immediate meeting with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas without setting conditions.

  • Israel Pulling Its Ships From Lebanon Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Sep 08 1:01 PM
    Israel's naval blockade of Lebanon will end within hours, replaced by French, Italian, and Greek warships. Israel also hopes to have all its troops home by Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, in two weeks.

  • Arab Israeli MPs defy Israel with Syrian meetings Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Sep 09 9:26 AM
    A group of Arab Israeli MPs met with Syrian and Palestinian officials in Damascus, in defiance of an Israeli ban on such visits.

  • Earthquake shakes Israel, no injuries reported Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News - Sep 08 11:23 PM
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 shook Israel on Saturday with no immediate reports of casualties or damage, Army Radio reported.

  • Israel lifts naval blockade of Lebanon Open this result in new window
    The News Sun - Sep 09 1:31 AM
    BEIRUT, Lebanon Israel lifted its nearly two-month naval blockade of Lebanon on Friday after European warships began patrolling to keep out weapons shipments for Hezbollah guerrillas, the head of the U.N. peacekeeping force said.

  • Shipping returns to Beirut after Israel ends blockade Open this result in new window
    Channel NewsAsia - Sep 09 12:55 AM
    BEIRUT : The port of Beirut welcomed its first big cargo ships Saturday since Israel lifted its punishing eight-week blockade, a major boost for an import-hungry country where 80 percent of goods are shipped in.

  • Geffen Nominees Named Open this result in new window
    Sci Fi Wire - 9 minutes ago
    The final nominees have been named for the eighth annual 2006 Geffen Awards, given by the Israeli Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy and recognizing works published in Israel.

  • Israel lifts sea blockade Open this result in new window
    Fox21 - Sep 09 2:16 AM
    BEIRUT Israel has lifted its naval blockade of Lebanon, which should dramatically speed up rebuilding.

  • Israel Lifts Naval Blockade of Lebanon Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Sep 08 12:03 PM
    Israel Lifts Lebanon Naval Blockade and Says It Will Withdraw Last Troops Within Two Weeks

  • Israel to lift naval blockade of Lebanon Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Sep 08 1:16 AM
    Israel will lift its naval blockade of Lebanon within 48 hours, having received assurances international forces will have arrived by then to monitor the seas, government spokesman Asaf Shariv said Friday.

  • Ships return to Beirut after Israel ends blockade Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - Sep 09 2:59 AM
    BEIRUT - The port of Beirut welcomed its first big cargo ships Saturday since Israel lifted its punishing eight-week blockade, a major boost for an import-hungry country where 80 percent of goods arrive by ship.

  • Bank of Israel lowers growth forecast Open this result in new window
    Globes Online - Sep 10 11:11 AM
    The central bank expects activity to recover quickly, and says the decline in growth will turn out to be a temporary setback.

  • Israel will discuss disputed border area if Hezbollah disarms Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Sep 08 1:08 AM
    Israel said it is prepared to discuss the status of the disputed Shebaa Farms area if Beirut disarms Shiite militia Hezbollah and if the United Nations rules the territory is Lebanese.

  • Israel could discuss Shebaa Farms Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Sep 08 1:08 AM
    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Israel would be willing to discuss the status of the disputed Shebaa Farms if Lebanon disarms the Hizbollah guerrilla group, Israeli media reported on Friday.

  • Israel removes blockade of ports Open this result in new window
    Akron Beacon Journal - Sep 09 12:35 AM
    Israel lifted its sea blockade on Friday, ending Lebanon's two months of isolation as the duty of preventing the entry of Hezbollah weapons falls to international warships patrolling offshore.

  • As UN force grows, Israel lifts air and sea blockade Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Sep 08 1:00 AM
    Israel prepared to lift its air and sea blockade of Lebanon yesterday in a step toward fulfilling the UN resolution that brought a tenuous cease-fire to a month of war.

  • Shipping returns to Beirut after Israel ends blockade Open this result in new window
    TODAYonline - Sep 09 1:20 AM
    Lebanese truck drivers take a rest in the shadow of containers at Beirut harbor. The port of Beirut has welcomed its first big cargo ships since Israel lifted its punishing eight-week blockade, a major boost for an import-hungry country where 80 percent of goods are shipped in.