The Israeli authorities yesterday lifted a gag order on Israel's alleged airstrike against Syrian targets last month as Israeli media confirmed the mysterious attack.
BAFLAY, Lebanon, 1:06 p.m. Oct. 3 (AP): When 30,000 U.N. and Lebanese troops deployed across southern Lebanon at the end of last year's Israel-Hezbollah war, the Islamic militant group's presence shrank in the zone bordering Israeli and its influence seemed likely to diminish as well.
Negotiations between founder of Portus Alternative Asset Management, Boaz Manor, and the Canadian authorities which were supposed to lead to his return to Toronto from Israel to face charges of fraud have reportedly broken down, and Manor has cancelled his flight plans.
A usually talkative Israel partially lifted an uncharacteristically effective news blackout, allowing Israel-based reporters to say that Israeli aircraft attacked a military target in Syria nearly a month ago, bringing Israel's military censorship into a rare spotlight.
Israel released 29 Palestinian prisoners and returned them to Gaza on Tuesday, completing what Israeli officials described as a good-will gesture.
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Bob Israel is stepping down from the Planning Board, allowing Mayor Valerie Keehn to make her fourth appointment to the board to serve out Israel's term, which ends at the end of 2009.
Israel completed the release of 86 Palestinian prisoners on Tuesday, a gesture meant to improve prospects for a U.S.-sponsored Mideast peace conference later this fall.
WASHINGTON — The United States have provided virtually the same amount of weaponry to Egypt and Israel, according to a congressional report. Egypt received $5.1 billion and Israel $5.2 billion in U.S. weapons deliveries from 2003 through 2006, despite a huge difference in aid levels.
In a country notorious for talkative officials, Israel's silence on a recent air raid in Syria has been an anomaly. The official blackout lasted nearly a month, but it finally ended, partially, on Tuesday.
The nation's media can now cite foreign news reports about last month's operation but may not publish other data they uncover. Easing a news blackout, Israel acknowledged Tuesday that its air force had struck an unspecified military target deep inside Syria last month.