Neither American nor Israeli officials would confirm or deny a New York Times report that Israel had hit a Syrian nuclear site in a Sept. 6 airstrike.
Israel's attorney general on Sunday ordered a new criminal investigation into Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, the latest in a series of probes that threaten to weaken the Israeli leader during ongoing peace efforts with the Palestinians.
A peace concert promoting a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict was called off Sunday after threats were made to Palestinians supporting the event.
Israel's attorney general on Sunday ordered a police investigation into political appointments made by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert when he was trade minister, dealing a fresh blow to the beleaguered politician who already faces two police probes.
Israel will resume archaeological excavations near a Jerusalem holy site that has often been a flashpoint for violence, Israeli officials said Sunday. The decision drew Palestinian charges that Israel is trying to scuttle next month's U.S.-sponsored peace conference.
Israel bombed a site in Syria last month that Israeli and US intelligence believe was a partly built nuclear reactor possibly modeled after one in North Korea, The New York Times said Sunday.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice played down expectations for breakthroughs as she opened a critical round of Mideast shuttle diplomacy Sunday and warned Israel against moves that might erode confidence in the process.
Israel on Sunday decided to resume controversial renovation work near the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, a project which earlier this year sparked protests from Muslims worldwide.
Israel's attorney general on Sunday ordered a new criminal investigation into Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on suspicion he granted improper political favors while serving as trade minister earlier this decade.
JERUSALEM - A grass-roots peace concert calling for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict was called off Sunday after threats were made to Palestinians supporting the event.