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Israel power cuts to answer Gaza rockets (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Thu, 25 Oct 2007 00:12:03 GMT

Israel unveiled a new tactic Wednesday aimed at deterring Palestinians from firing rockets out of the Gaza Strip — it will cut off Gaza's electricity bit by bit as a pressure tactic every time rockets hit Israeli territory.


Israel pressuring ill Palestinians to be informers, activists say (McClatchy Newspapers via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 24 Oct 2007 20:21:00 GMT

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip— Yasser Hiyya didn't know why he was always so weak and tired until this summer, when doctors discovered a small hole in his heart. Israel gave Hiyya permission to leave the Gaza Strip last month and cross Israeli territory for immediate surgery in the Palestinian-controlled West Bank.


Israel?s Top Court Rules on 7th-Year Law (New York Times)
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Wed, 24 Oct 2007 17:47:35 GMT

The case centered on a loophole in religious law used to allow farms to grow and sell kosher produce every seventh year, when the Bible says that Jewish land in Israel should be left fallow.


12 years on, Israel mourns Rabin killing (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 24 Oct 2007 18:37:16 GMT

Israel on Wednesday marked 12 years since prime minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by an extremist Jewish gunman determined to torpedo his policy of reconciliation with the Palestinians.


Yankees sign two from Israel Baseball League to minor league deals (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
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Thu, 25 Oct 2007 01:29:00 GMT

NEW YORK - The New York Yankees have signed two players from the Israel Baseball League to minor league deals.


Letter from Israel: Once a dump, next Ariel Sharon Park (International Herald Tribune)
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Wed, 24 Oct 2007 14:21:49 GMT

The Hiriya dump, closed nine years ago, will serve as the centerpiece for what is to become a vast urban wilderness named for the Israel leader, who has lain in a coma since 2006.


Analysis: Israel eyes bolstered military (Space War)
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Thu, 25 Oct 2007 03:37:13 GMT

by Joshua Brilliant Tel Aviv, Israel (UPI) Oct 24, 2007 The Israeli military intends to spend some $62.5 billion in the coming five years to cope with an array of enemies from Palestinian militants to Iranians.


Defense Focus: Israel's fence -- Part 2 (Space War)
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Thu, 25 Oct 2007 03:51:08 GMT

by Martin Sieff Jerusalem (UPI) Oct 24, 2007 Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon built his barrier to separate Palestinian areas of the West Bank and Gaza from Israel's heartland and prevent suicide bombers from those areas wreaking havoc on civilian targets.


Official: Israel may start cutting power to Gaza (CNN.com)
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Wed, 24 Oct 2007 10:37:53 GMT

Israel is considering cutting off electricity to parts of Gaza if rocket attacks by Palestinian militants into southern Israel continue, Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai said Wednesday.


Israel to prepare for potential missile attack (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 24 Oct 2007 10:16:59 GMT

Israel will launch a public awareness campaign in the coming days focused on telling people what to do in the event of missile attacks, the army said on Wednesday.