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  • Israel to release $100M to Palestinians Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 18 11:15 AM
    Israel said Thursday it would free $100 million in frozen tax funds to boost moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas the first Israeli payment since the militant Hamas group won Palestinian legislative elections and took office last year.
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  • Party gives go-ahead for Israel's first Muslim minister Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 18 11:48 AM
    Israel's Labour party gave the go-ahead for its leader Amir Peretz's appointment of Israeli Arab Ghaleb Majadleh, a Muslim, as the country's new science, culture and sports minister.
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  • Israel to release $100M to Palestinians Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 18 8:02 AM
    Israel plans to turn over $100 million in frozen tax funds to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas by Friday, an Israeli official said.
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  • Israel to free $100 million in Palestinian funds Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 18 9:03 AM
    Israel will transfer 100 million dollars in frozen Palestinian funds to the Palestinian Authority "within the next 24 hours," an official in the prime minister's office.
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  • Israel hands Abbas frozen funds Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Jan 18 4:53 PM
    Israel transfers $100m of frozen tax to the Palestinian president, bypassing the Hamas-led government.
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  • China looking to Israel for water tech Open this result in new window
    CNET - Jan 18 11:15 AM
    Blog: China will work with companies in Israel to jumpstart a number of water purification and recycling projects, according to a report...
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  • Israel to Release $100M to Palestinians Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Jan 18 1:09 PM
    Israel plans to turn over $100 million in frozen tax funds to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas by Friday, an Israeli official said. The money is part of Israel's strategy to boost the moderate Palestinian leader in his standoff with the Islamic...
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  • Cellcom Israel Plans 19M Share IPO Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Finance - Jan 18 8:55 AM
    Cellcom Israel Ltd. said its stockholders plan to sell 19 million shares of the company, priced between $16 per share to $18 per share, in an upcoming initial public offering.
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  • Despite the removal of its settlements in 2005, Israel maintains a form of occupation [GALLO/GETTY] Open this result in new window
    Aljazeera - Jan 18 3:59 PM
    Israel controls life in Gaza with an "invisible hand", despite its "disengagement" from the area over a year ago, according to a new report by an Israeli rights group.
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  • Israel: Moderate alliance to counter Iran, terrorists Open this result in new window
    Asahi.com - Jan 18 6:33 PM
    Israel will build an alliance of moderates, including Middle East nations, to counter threats in the region represented by Iran and radical Islamic groups, visiting Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said Wednesday.
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  • Israel to release $100 million in frozen tax funds to Palestinians Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Jan 18 1:59 PM
    JERUSALEM - Israel plans to turn over $100 million in frozen tax funds to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas by Friday, an Israeli official said. The money is part of Israel's strategy to boost...
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  • Israel unlocks Palestinian taxes in deal to exclude Hamas Open this result in new window
    The Scotsman - Jan 18 4:26 PM
    ISRAEL will transfer 51 million in withheld Palestinian tax revenues to President Mahmoud Abbas today under a deal earmarking the funds for humanitarian needs and a US-backed security programme, Israeli officials said.
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  • Israel To Release $100 Frozen Tax Funds To Palestinians Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Jan 18 11:26 AM
    (RTTNews) - Israel is planning to release about $100 million of frozen tax funds to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, reported AP on Thursday. The $100 is part of the $500 million of frozen tax funds, which Israel collects on behalf of the Palestinians.
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  • Israel to give Abbas $100m Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Jan 18 10:23 AM
    Israel to transfer part of frozen tax funds to Palestinian president.
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  • Israel to release $100 million in frozen tax funds to Palestinians Open this result in new window
    WTOL 11 Toledo - Jan 18 1:49 PM
    JERUSALEM Israel says it will release more than 100 (m) million dollars in taxes to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD' ah-BAHS') by tomorrow. It's part of...
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  • Israel to give $100 mln to Abbas for aid, security Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Jan 18 12:22 PM
    Source: Reuters (Adds Palestinian comment, edits) By Adam Entous JERUSALEM, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Israel will soon begin transferring $100 million in withheld Palestinian tax revenues to President Mahmoud Abbas, a ...
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  • Israel pledges tax money to aid Abbas Open this result in new window
    Independent Online - Jan 18 5:06 PM
    Israel is planning to transfer more than R700-million in withheld Palestinian tax revenues to President Mahmoud Abbas under a deal earmarking the funds for humanitarian needs.
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  • Israel thaws frozen Palestinian funds Open this result in new window
    UPI - Jan 18 1:19 PM
    JERUSALEM, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Israel plans to transfer $100 million of frozen Palestinian tax funds to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, a report said Thursday.
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  • Israel, Palestinians 'can forge peace deal in 2 years' Open this result in new window
    The Daily Star Lebannon - Jan 18 1:09 PM
    Israel and the Palestinians can wrap up a final peace deal within two years, but the international climate for such talks might not remain favorable for long, Israel's deputy defense minister said Thursday. As part of the favorable climate, EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana joined growing calls to jump-start the tattered peace.
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  • Israel to free $127m in Palestinian funds Open this result in new window
    News Interactive - Jan 18 10:26 AM
    ISRAEL will transfer $US100 million ($127 million) in frozen Palestinian funds to the Palestinian Authority "within the next 24 hours", an official in the prime minister's office said overnight.
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  • Israel Asks Japan for Support Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Jan 18 6:57 AM
    Israel's foreign minister says that Iran is a threat to all of the Middle East. Yuriko Nagano reports from Tokyo, where Tzipi Livni is meeting with Japanese leaders in a bid to strengthen ties between Israel and Japan.
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  • Israel to free $127m in Palestinian funds Open this result in new window
    The Australian - Jan 18 10:18 AM
    The money is part of about $US660 million ($840 million) in customs duties Israel collected on behalf of the Palestinians, which it stopped transferring when the Islamist movement Hamas took over the Palestinian Authority in March after winning a landslide election victory two months earlier.
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  • Israel to give $100M in tax funds to Palestinian president: official Open this result in new window
    CBC via Yahoo! Canada News - Jan 18 7:37 AM
    Israel intends to hand over more than $100 million US in frozen tax revenues to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas by the end of Friday, according to a senior Israeli offical.
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  • Israel to release $100 million in frozen tax funds to Palestinians Open this result in new window
    KWQC-TV 6 Davenport - Jan 18 3:56 PM
    JERUSALEM Israel says it will release more than 100 (m) million dollars in taxes to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD' ah-BAHS') by tomorrow.
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  • Israel to give $100 mln to Abbas for aid, security Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Jan 18 9:24 AM
    Source: Reuters By Adam Entous JERUSALEM, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Israel will transfer $100 million in withheld Palestinian tax revenues to President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday under a deal earmarking the funds for ...
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  • In Israel, further calls for resignations over war Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Jan 18 1:05 AM
    JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Amir Peretz faced new calls to resign yesterday after Israel's army chief stepped down, succumbing to widespread outrage over the handling of last summer's inconclusive war in Lebanon.
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  • Israel Calling for Tougher Sanctions Against Iran Open this result in new window
    Crosswalk.com - Jan 18 5:32 AM
    Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - The United Nations Security Council voted in December to impose sanctions against Iran for its apparent pursuit of nuclear weapons, but Israel now says those sanctions are a "soft touch."
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  • Israel to release $100 million in frozen tax funds to Palestinians Open this result in new window
    djournal.com - Jan 18 10:02 AM
    JERUSALEM - Israel plans to turn over $100 million in frozen tax funds to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas by Friday, an Israeli official said. The money is part of Israel's strategy to boost the moderate Palestinian leader in his standoff with the Islamic militant group Hamas, the official said.
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  • Israel to give $100m to Abbas for aid, security Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - Jan 18 10:13 AM
    JERUSALEM - Israel will transfer $100 million in withheld Palestinian tax revenues to President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday under a deal earmarking the funds for humanitarian needs and a US-backed security programme, Israeli officials said.
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  • Union motion to debate Israel brings 'hate into the classroom': B'nai Brith head Open this result in new window
    CBC via Yahoo! Canada News - Jan 18 4:51 AM
    A decision approving a request by two Toronto high school teachers to have a union debate on whether to condemn Israel's treatment of Palestinians has come under fire by human rights groups.
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  • Diplomat Says that Israel Rejected Talks with Syria Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - Jan 18 2:46 PM
    (IsraelNN.com) Retired Israeli diplomat Alon Liel stated in a speech that Israel rejected a proposal for high-level peace talks with Syria during the summer.
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  • Iran president says Israel would not dare attack Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 6:52 AM
    Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad believes neither Israel nor the United States would dare attack the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program, a Spanish newspaper quoted him on Wednesday as saying.
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  • Analysis: Israel's military commander quits Open this result in new window
    UPI - Jan 18 7:04 AM
    JERUSALEM, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Israel's failures in the last Lebanon War have led Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Dani Halutz to resign in a move that could further shake the positions of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Amir Peretz.
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  • The China-Israel Connection Open this result in new window
    BusinessWeek Online via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 5:08 AM
    Eli Glazer moved with his family to Shanghai less than four months ago to take up a post there as general manager for Israel Chemicals, one of Israel's leading industrial concerns. In doing so, he became the latest member of a rapidly expanding Israeli business community in China's booming commercial capital.
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  • Corzine cancels trip to Israel, Switzerland Open this result in new window
    Home News Tribune - Jan 18 6:36 AM
    TRENTON: With legislative votes pending on property tax reforms, Gov. Jon S. Corzine has canceled a planned trip to Israel and the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Switzerland.
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  • Israel to build bomb shelters near Gaza Open this result in new window
    UPI - Jan 18 5:34 AM
    TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced Thursday in Tel Aviv Israel will spend $70 million to build bomb shelters near the Gaza border.
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  • All about Arabs for Israel Open this result in new window
    The Acorn - Jan 18 8:49 AM
    Muslims must stop terrorism, support Israel, and protect the moral fabric and goodness of Arab culture, said a former Muslim woman and daughter of a terrorist who spoke during last week's Sabbath services at Temple Beth Haverim in Agoura Hills.
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  • Israel's Olmert, defense chief resist calls to quit Open this result in new window
    Miami Herald - Jan 18 12:35 AM
    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Amir Peretz faced new calls to resign Wednesday after Israel's army chief stepped down, succumbing to widespread outrage over the handling of last summer's inconclusive war in Lebanon.
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  • Israels Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his Defense Minister Amir Peretz are defying growing calls to resign after the ... Open this result in new window
    Al Jazeera - Jan 18 5:25 AM
    last summer. Public pressure on the two embattled leaders mounted on Thursday, boosting analysts beliefs that Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz was just the first official to assume responsibility for the mistakes made during Israels offensive in Lebanon.
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  • Kamloops, B.C., to host Fed Cup showdown between Canada and Israel Open this result in new window
    Canadian Press via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 1:41 PM
    TORONTO (CP) - Kamloops, B.C., will host Canada's Fed Cup match against Israel next spring, Tennis Canada has announced.
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  • Jews and Evangelicals: Support for Israel Isn't Everything Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Jan 18 11:03 AM
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  • Israel sends downers to Oscars Open this result in new window
    Cleveland Jewish News - Jan 18 8:37 AM
    Israel's Sweet Mud, a largely somber story of a youngster growing up on a kibbutz, and Holland's Black Book, a thriller about a Jewish woman battling the Nazis as a resistance fighter, are among movies from 61 countries vying for best foreign-language film honors in this year's Oscar race.
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  • ORT Israel splits from World ORT Open this result in new window
    Cleveland Jewish News - Jan 18 8:36 AM
    (JTA) - Coming off a split with its Israeli arm, World ORT is set to announce a new slate of education initiatives in Israel. World ORT, which started in 1880 in Russia to teach trades to Jews, runs vocational education programs in 58 countries.
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  • Barbara Israel of Katonah brings garden ornaments to Winter Antiques Show Open this result in new window
    The Journal News - Jan 18 3:12 AM
    Barbara Israel will spend part of today putting the finishing touches on her booth at The Winter Antiques Show. Then, the owner of Barbara Israel Garden Antiques in Katonah will really get to work.
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  • Israel religious, secular courts differ on privacy law Open this result in new window
    New Kerala - Jan 18 10:10 AM
    Jerusalem, Jan 18: A bizarre case of a man entering his home with photographers to take pictures of his wife in alleged intimate position with another man has brought out a difference of opinion between religious and secular courts in Israel.
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  • Israel calls for harsher Iran sanctions Open this result in new window
    The Australian - Jan 17 11:33 PM
    Speaking in Tokyo, where she was visiting Japanese officials, she also brushed off suggestions that a criminal investigation into Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's role in the privatisation of a bank might affect Israel's ability to deal with problems in the region.
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  • ISRAEL: Negev Bedouins fight to stay on land Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Jan 18 12:06 AM
    Source: IRIN About 150,000 Bedouin Arabs live in the Negev Desert in southern Israel and face discrimination over the provision of essential services, local aid workers say. Their claims to land ownership have been turned down by successive Israeli governments and those who do not live in government-approved new towns face having their homes demolished.
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  • Israel Facing Critical Decision On ABM Roadmap by Staff Writers Washington (UPI) Jan 18, 2007 Open this result in new window
    Space War - Jan 17 4:58 PM
    Israel's defense establishment is about to bite the BMD bullet of deciding what kind of ballistic missile defense system to develop against the very short range, relatively low-tech Qassem missiles that Hamas has been firing into the Jewish State over the past year and a half.
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  • Eternal Jewish Family to Open Israel Branch Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - Jan 18 7:01 AM
    (IsraelNN.com) The Eternal Jewish Family, an organization dedicated to encouraging and assisting the conversion of non-Jewish spouses of Jews, will open a branch in Israel.
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  • Israel strong enough to handle military chief resignation: FM Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - Jan 17 11:58 PM
    TOKYO - Israels foreign minister said Thursday the country was strong enough to withstand the resignation of its military chief who quit over failures in the Lebanon war.
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  • EU to Israel: Stop Limiting Operations at Rafiah Crossing Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - Jan 18 4:47 AM
    (IsraelNN.com) Israel is being criticized by the head of the European Unions team of observers at the Rafiah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza. Israels frequent closings of the border crossing in response to terror alerts, said Lt. Gen. Pietro Pistolese, are unnecessary.
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  • Israel's 'invisible hand' in Gaza Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Jan 17 5:20 AM
    Israel withdrew from Gaza more than a year ago, but its control over Palestinians there is in some ways even tighter, a new report says.
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  • Israel's Olmert, Peretz Face Increasing Pressure To Step Down Open this result in new window
    The New York Sun - Jan 17 9:38 PM
    JERUSALEM Prime Minister Olmert and Defense Minister Amir Peretz came under renewed pressure to resign yesterday after the Israeli army's chief of staff stepped down in the wake of criticism regarding the Lebanon war. The sudden departure of Israel's top military official, Lieutenant General Dan Halutz, delivered another setback to the prime minister, whose popularity has plummeted following ...
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  • Israel army chief quits over failed Lebanon war Open this result in new window
    The Peninsula - Jan 17 9:11 PM
    jerusalem Israels most senior soldier resigned dramatically yesterday in an apparent acknowledgement of failures in last summers war in Lebanon.
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  • Israel's chief of staff resigns under pressure Open this result in new window
    World Tribune - Jan 17 3:58 PM
    JERUSALEM Israel's military chief, in a move that has triggered calls for the dismissal of the political leadership, has resigned following release of a government report containing severe criticism for the failure to defeat Hizbullah in the war in 2006.
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  • Israel's State Prosecutor Orders Criminal Investigation of Prime Minister Olmert Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Jan 17 3:28 PM
    Israel's justice ministry says it has ordered a criminal investigation into Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's role in the sale of an Israeli bank two years ago.
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  • Israel army chief resigns over Lebanon war fiasco Open this result in new window
    Gulf Times - Jan 17 10:41 PM
    JERUSALEM: Israels military chief quit early yesterday over the failures of the Lebanon war, in a second blow to the unpopular government after a graft probe was launched against Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
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  • Iran president says Israel would not dare attack Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - Jan 17 8:44 PM
    LONDON, January 18 (IranMania) - Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad believes neither Israel nor the United States would dare attack the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program, a Spanish newspaper quoted him on Wednesday as saying, Reuters reported.
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  • Israel military chief quits under fire over war performance Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Jan 16 5:54 PM
    The Israel Defense Forces' chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz, has resigned, the Israeli Defense Ministry said early Wednesday.
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  • Israel army chief resigns amid Lebanon probe Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 16 4:51 PM
    The head of Israel's armed forces Lieutenant General Dan Halutz resigned amid a probe into the military's mishandling of the 2006 war in Lebanon, Israel state radio announced.
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  • 'Neither Israel nor its bosses dare to attack Iran' Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - Jan 17 8:48 PM
    LONDON, January 18 (IranMania) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that neither Israel nor its bosses dare to attack Iran, IRNA reported. The remark was made in an interview with the Madrid-based Spanish daily, El Mundo, which was published on Wednesday.
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  • Rice has loose agenda for Mideast talks Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 18 6:14 PM
    Israel and the Palestinians can pick any agenda they want for a preliminary peacemaking summit with the United States, but it is too early to tackle the toughest issues, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday.
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  • Israel's ecstasy king locked away for 12 years by US judge Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 16 4:00 PM
    Israel's top smuggler of the illegal drug ecstasy, Zeev Rosenstein, was sentenced to 12 years behind bars after pleading guilty in the United States to drug trafficking, prosecutors said.
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  • Israel military chief quits amid Lebanon war probe Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 16 3:39 PM
    The chief of Israel's armed forces has tendered his resignation after internal probes pointed to his responsibility for the setbacks of last year's Lebanon war, a military spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
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  • Kamloops, B.C., to host Fed Cup showdown between Canada and Israel Open this result in new window
    Slam! Sports - Jan 17 2:40 PM
    TORONTO (CP) - Kamloops, B.C., will host Canada's Fed Cup match against Israel next spring, Tennis Canada has announced. It marks the first Fed Cup matchup for the city, and the third time B.C., has hosted a tie. Canada will host Israel on Apr. 21 and 22 in a World Group II matchup.
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  • Teacher's anti-Israel resolution angers Jewish group, parents, splits union Open this result in new window
    CNews - Jan 17 2:08 PM
    TORONTO (CP) - Two Ontario high school teachers who want their union to condemn Israel's treatment of Palestinians have angered Jewish groups and raised questions about the politicization of classrooms.
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  • U.S. hopes quartet can revive Mideast peace process Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 18 4:05 PM
    Britain and the United States explored ways of persuading Israel and the Palestinians to revive peace talks on Thursday after Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice invited Middle East negotiators to Washington.
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  • Israel in line for Country berth Open this result in new window
    Parkes Champion-Post - Jan 17 9:54 PM
    Parkes cricketer, Israel Symington will come under considersation for a Country Under 21 berth when he takes part in the final selection trial in Bathurst this weekend.
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  • Turkey to Extend Pipelines to Israel Open this result in new window
    Turks.US - Jan 17 6:11 PM
    Turkey and Israel have tentatively agreed on building a network of pipelines to ship oil, natural gas and water from Turkey to Israel, the Energy Ministry said Tuesday.
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  • Israel: Olmert under pressure after military chief quits Open this result in new window
    Turks.US - Jan 17 5:55 PM
    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has accepted the resignation of the chief of Israel's armed forces after internal investigations pointed to his responsibility for the setbacks of last year's Lebanon war.
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  • Israel stocks up, led by tech; Given and Internet Gold surging Open this result in new window
    Market Watch - Jan 18 9:54 AM
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Israeli stocks finished little changed for a second day, with the tech sector again showing strength, the banks mixed, and real estate losing ground.
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  • Assad's Road to Washington? Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Jan 18 1:12 PM
    Syria's secret talks with Israel may be as much about peace with the U.S. as with Israel
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  • ISRAEL: Super-Sol owner confirms sale talks Open this result in new window
    Just Food - Jan 18 3:16 AM
    Despite previous denials by Nochi Dankner, CEO of Super-Sol owner IDB Holding Corporation, IDB yesterday (17 March) confirmed reports that it is holding talks with Bronfman-Fisher Investments concerning the sale of its controlling stake Israel's largest supermarket chain.
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  • Iran president says Israel would not dare attack Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! India News - Jan 17 7:32 AM
    MADRID (Reuters) - Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad believes neither Israel nor the United States would dare attack the Islamic Republic over its nuclear programme, a Spanish newspaper quoted him on Wednesday as saying.
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  • Iran president says Israel would not dare attack Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Jan 17 2:22 AM
    Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said neither Israel, nor the United States, would dare attack the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program, a Spanish newspaper quoted him as saying in an interview.
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  • Israel's unknown Sela gives Safin a scare at Australian Open Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Jan 17 7:40 AM
    MELBOURNE, Australia - Dudi Sela thrived in the Australian heat that reminded him of home in Israel. The rain brought him unstuck.
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  • Israel close to sending $100 mln to Abbas-official Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Jan 17 9:51 AM
    Source: Reuters (Adds U.S. comment, paragraph 13) By Adam Entous JERUSALEM, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Israel hopes to release nearly $100 million in withheld Palestinian tax revenues to President Mahmoud Abbas by Friday ...
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  • Official: Peace Possible With Palestine Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Jan 18 11:00 AM
    Israel could wrap up a final peace deal with Palestinians within two years but the international climate for such talks will not remain favorable for long, a senior Israeli defense official said Thursday
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  • Corruption 'Worst Existential Threat' Facing Israel, Analyst Says Open this result in new window
    Crosswalk.com - Jan 17 5:02 AM
    Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - Israel is facing an "existential threat" worse than Iran's nuclear weapons, an analyst here said. That threat is corruption on the part of Israel's leaders.
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  • Israel orders Olmert corruption probe Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 16 10:04 AM
    Israel's chief prosecutor ordered a criminal probe of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert over his alleged abuse of influence in the privatization of the country's second-largest bank, the justice ministry said.
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  • Iran president says Israel would not dare attack Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Jan 17 6:52 AM
    Source: Reuters (Adds comment from Iran's defence minister) MADRID, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad believes neither Israel nor the United States would dare attack the Islamic Republic over ...
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  • Prosecutor orders criminal probe of Israel's Olmert Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 16 8:57 AM
    Israel's state prosecutor ordered a criminal investigation on Tuesday into Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's role in the 2005 privatization of Israel's second largest bank, the Justice Ministry said in a statement.
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  • Military service goes hand-in-hand with tennis in Israel Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 16 10:10 AM
    In Israel, you have no choice but to juggle sporting ambitions with military service.
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  • Corruption scandals engulfing Israel Open this result in new window
    Seattle Times - Jan 17 12:36 AM
    Israel is awash in corruption allegations, with splashy arrests in a tax-agency scandal and the announcement Tuesday that police will investigate...
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  • Israeli PM resists pressure to quit over Lebanon war Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 18 9:14 AM
    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his defense minister have refused growing pressure to follow Israel's military chief of staff and resign over failures of last year's war on Hezbollah.
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  • Israel close to sending $100 mln to Abbas-official Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Jan 17 6:36 AM
    Source: Reuters By Adam Entous JERUSALEM, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Israel hopes to release nearly $100 million in withheld Palestinian tax revenues to President Mahmoud Abbas by Friday, part of a U.S.-led push to bolster ...
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  • U.S. diplomat Burns to visit Mideast this week Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 18 8:58 AM
    UnderSecretary of State Nicholas Burns will visit Israel, the Palestinian Territories and the United Arab Emirates over the next week to discuss the Middle East, Iraq, Iran and other issues, the State Department said on Thursday.
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  • Israel to use pilot ID system to foil suicide hijack Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 16 6:58 AM
    Israel will this year issue all commercial airlines that fly to its territory with a locally invented pilot identification system designed to prevent September 11-style attacks, Israeli officials said on Tuesday.
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  • Israel to give Abbas $100m in frozen tax funds Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Jan 18 10:24 AM
    Withheld cash to be transferred to Palestinian president.
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  • Israel's military chief resigns Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Jan 16 2:59 PM
    Israel's chief of staff, Gen Dan Halutz, resigns over the handling of last year's conflict in southern Lebanon.
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  • Israel's military chief resigns Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Jan 17 12:38 AM
    Lieutenant General Dan Halutz has stepped down, yielding to demands he pay the price for Israel's flawed war in Lebanon.
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  • Israel close to sending $100 mln to Abbas: official Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - Jan 17 6:58 AM
    JERUSALEM - Israel hopes to release nearly $100 million in withheld Palestinian tax revenues to President Mahmoud Abbas by Friday, part of a U.S.-led push to bolster the moderate leader, a senior Israeli official said on Wednesday.
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  • Israel's unknown Sela gives Safin a scare at Australian Open Open this result in new window
    Pravda - Jan 17 6:47 AM
    Dudi Sela thrived in the Australian heat that reminded him of home in Israel. The rain brought him unstuck. The 21-year-old qualifier was on the brink of a huge upset Wednesday with a tenacious and energetic performance against Marat Safin , taking the 2005 Australian Open champion to within two points of defeat.
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  • Israel's Livni: World must halt Iran's N-plans Open this result in new window
    Daily Yomiuri Online - Jan 18 10:41 AM
    The international community must work to put a halt to Iran's nuclear program, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said in Tokyo on Thursday.
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  • Israeli officials formulate peace plan Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 18 3:37 AM
    Israel and the Palestinians can wrap up a final peace deal within two years, Israel's deputy defense minister said Thursday, but cautioned that the international climate for such talks would not remain favorable for long.
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  • PNA: Israel Releasing $100M To Abbas Open this result in new window
    India Daily - Jan 17 8:28 AM
    Israel plans to release $100 million in withheld tax revenues to Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas by Jan. 19, a senior Israeli official said Jan. 17. The move is part of a U.S. push to help empower Abbas against the current Hamas government.
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  • ISRAEL'S CoS RESIGNS AMID CRITICISM OF WAR Open this result in new window
    Middle East Newsline - Jan 17 5:50 AM
    JERUSALEM [MENL] -- Israel's military chief, in a move that has triggered calls for the dismissal of the political leadership, has resigned amid severe criticism for the failure to defeat Hizbullah in the war in 2006.
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  • Iran president says Israel would not dare attack Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Jan 17 1:51 AM
    Source: Reuters MADRID, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said neither Israel, nor the United States, would dare attack the Islamic Republic over its nuclear programme, a Spanish newspaper ...
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  • Ahmadinejad: Neither Israel nor its bosses dare to attack Iran Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Jan 17 5:22 AM
    Iran - Ahmadinejad - Israel President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that neither Israel nor its bosses dare to attack Iran. The remark was made in an interview with the Madrid-based Spanish daily, El Mundo, which was published on Wednesday.
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  • Will Ghaleb Majadlah Be Israel's First Muslim Cabinet Minister-And What Would That Mean in Terms of Open this result in new window
    [Press Release] Worldwide Faith News - Jan 17 12:58 PM
    Will Ghaleb Majadlah Be Israel's First Muslim Cabinet Minister-And What Would That Mean in Terms of the Future of Israeli Arabs?
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