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  • U.N. anti-racism panel questions Israel Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 19 11:21 AM
    A United Nations anti-racism panel has questioned Israel's policy on preserving holy sites, asking the country to explain whether it protects places considered sacred to religions other than Judaism.
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  • Rice prepares for 3-way meeting with Israel, Palestinians Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 18 6:07 PM
    U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will head into meetings Monday with Israeli and Palestinian leaders despite seeing no sign that a new Palestinian government will do what world leaders have called for: renounce terrorism and recognize Israel.
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  • UPDATE: UN Panel To Meet With Israel On Non-Jewish Holy Sites Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Feb 19 11:51 AM
    GENEVA (AP)--A U.N. antiracism panel has questioned Israel's policy on preserving holy sites, asking the country to explain whether it protects places considered sacred to religions other than Judaism.
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  • UN Anti-Racial Panel Questions Israel Over Protection Of Non-Jewish Holy Sites Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Feb 19 11:36 AM
    (RTTNews) - The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Monday questioned Israel about its policies regarding the protection of non-Jewish holy sites in the country.
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  • U.S. delegation in Israel considers military option for Iran Open this result in new window
    Calcutta News - Feb 19 3:36 PM
    Iran was at the center of talks held between members of a Joint Parliamentary Committee for the US and Israel, Knesset Member Yuval Steinitz told Ynetnews on Monday evening.
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  • U.N. anti-racism panel questions Israel Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Feb 19 10:02 AM
    GENEVA - A United Nations anti-racism panel has questioned Israel's policy on preserving holy sites, asking the country to explain whether it protects places considered sacred to religions other...
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  • Israel, U.S. pressure Palestinian gov't. Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 18 8:18 AM
    The U.S. and Israel agreed ahead of a three-way meeting with the Palestinians not to work with any new Palestinian government that does not renounce violence, recognize Israel and accept existing peace agreements, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday.
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  • Giffords gets feet wet at talks in Iraq, Israel with Kyl group Open this result in new window
    Tucson Citizen - Feb 19 10:09 AM
    U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a Tucson Democrat with only 47 days in Congress, is suddenly globe-hopping in the footsteps of U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice in Iraq and Israel.
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  • Israel and U.S. agree on Palestinian approach Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Feb 18 6:40 AM
    They concurred on shunning any new Palestinian government that does not accept existing peace accords and recognize Israel.
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  • Peace Hopes Fade as US, Israel Shun New Palestinian Coalition Open this result in new window
    Common Dreams News Center - Feb 19 7:58 AM
    Peace Hopes Fade as US, Israel Shun New Palestinian Coalition
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  • Swede throws son, jumps to death at airport in Israel Open this result in new window
    IANS via Yahoo! India News - Feb 19 3:50 AM
    Tel Aviv, Feb 19 (DPA) A Swedish tourist threw his eight-year-old son from an eight-metre-high gallery and then jumped to his death in the departure hall of Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport early Monday, police said.
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  • Israel Honors Florida Evangelist for Christian Tours Despite Violence Open this result in new window
    First Coast News - Feb 19 5:06 AM
    ORLANDO, FL (AP) -- Israel's Ministry of Tourism has honored evangelist Benny Hinn for leading Christian tours to Israel despite last year's Lebanon conflict.
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  • Israel, U.S. may shun Palestinian gov't Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 18 4:20 AM
    The U.S. and Israel agreed ahead of a three-way meeting with the Palestinians to shun any new Palestinian government that does not renounce violence, recognize Israel and accept existing peace agreements, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday.
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  • Rice finds Israel, Palestinians at impasse Open this result in new window
    St. Petersburg Times - Feb 19 12:39 AM
    JERUSALEM - Hoping to turn the page on six years of stalled Mideast negotiations, the United States instead found itself boxed in Sunday by a characteristically complex political impasse involving ally Israel and the Palestinians.
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  • Israel's police commander resigns Open this result in new window
    Baltimore Sun - Feb 19 12:54 AM
    Commission says chief ignored ties between officers, crime family in latest official scandal Israel's police commander resigned yesterday after a government commission said he ignored ties between senior officers and underworld figures and failed to ensure a thorough investigation into the 1999 killing of a suspected crime boss.
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  • Israel, U.S. to shun Palestinian unity govt: Olmert Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 18 3:58 AM
    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Sunday he and President Bush agreed to shun a Palestinian unity government unless it accepted international demands on policy toward Israel.
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  • Olmert: U.S., Israel agree on conditions for Palestinians Open this result in new window
    Sports Illustrated - Feb 18 2:43 AM
    The U.S. and Israel agreed to reject any Palestinian government that does not meet conditions set by the so-called Mideast Quartet, Israel's prime minister said Sunday before a meeting with the U.S. secretary of state.
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  • Israel to release $100 million in frozen tax funds to Palestinians Open this result in new window
    Fox21 - Feb 19 2:09 AM
    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 PALESTINE US Olmert, Abbas and Rice to meet again soon - Asia News Open this result in new window
    AsiaNews.it - Feb 19 7:11 AM
    Asia News ISRAEL PALESTINE US Olmert, Abbas and Rice to meet again soon israel palestine united states mahmoud abbas ehud olmert condoleezza rice jerusalem meeting talks negotiations peace bernard sabela fatah hamas Jerusalem meeting ends with parties agreeing to continue talks.
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  • Israel, U.S.: Palestinian leaders must moderate to be recognized Open this result in new window
    Southeast Missourian - Feb 18 10:30 PM
    JERUSALEM -- The United States and Israel agreed ahead of a three-way meeting with the Palestinians not to work with any new Palestinian government that does not renounce violence, recognize Israel...
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  • US and Israel agree to shun new Palestinian coalition Open this result in new window
    Mail and Guardian - Feb 19 1:20 AM
    Israel and the United States have agreed to refuse recognition to a new Palestinian coalition government ahead of talks in Jerusalem on Monday, the Israeli prime minister said on Sunday, reducing the already slim prospects of progress in the peace process.
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  • Israel and India: A Misguided Analogy Open this result in new window
    Columbia Daily Spectator - Feb 19 1:20 AM
    Last Monday, a number of organizations convened a panel at Columbia University law school to celebrate emerging relations between India and Israel.
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  • Rice to Haaretz: Israel must keep its ties with Abbas intact Open this result in new window
    Haaretz Daily - Feb 19 12:26 AM
    U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday said Israel's relationship with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas should remain intact, as he is committed to the conditions set forth by the Quartet of Middle East mediators.
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  • Is the BBC too pro-Israel? Is The NY Times? Open this result in new window
    Haaretz Daily - Feb 18 11:40 PM
    Pro-Israel watchdogs just love to wale on the Beeb. "BBC's coverage of the Middle East has an underlying text: Israel is at the root of all the region's conflicts," wrote Ricki Hollander of the Committee for Accuracy in Media Reporting in America last month.
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  • US backs Israel over boycott of new Palestinian government Open this result in new window
    Daily Telegraph - Feb 18 6:18 PM
    Israel has won American backing to continue boycotting the new Palestinian government of national unity, Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister, said yesterday.
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  • US backs Israel in tough line on Middle East talks Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Feb 18 6:27 PM
    President George W. Bush has promised Israel the US would boycott a new Palestinian unity government that failed to recognise it, renounce violence and accept existing agreements, Ehud Olmert, Israeli prime minister, said yesterday.
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  • Israel's chief of police resigns Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 18 2:44 PM
    Israel's police chief resigns after a government commission says he should go over alleged misconduct.
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  • U.S. says Palestinian government must recognize Israel: Olmert Open this result in new window
    CBC - Feb 18 3:46 PM
    The U.S. has confirmed its position that the Palestinian government must recognize Israel before peace talks can begin, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday.
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  • Rice admits PA won't accept Israel, forges ahead anyway Open this result in new window
    Jerusalem Newswire - Feb 18 11:53 PM
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday admitted that there is no evidence the new "Palestinian" unity government is ever going to comply with international demands that it recognize Israel's right to exist and renounce terrorism.
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  • Olmert: US, Israel on same page Open this result in new window
    UPI - Feb 18 6:10 AM
    Israel's prime minister said Sunday that Israel and the United States have "completely identical" positions on a new Palestinian government. Prime ...
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  • Olmert says Israel, U.S. in accord on demands for new Palestinian gov't Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Feb 18 6:59 PM
    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Sunday that the U.S. and Israel are in accord on shunning any Palestinian government that doesn't meet international demands to recognize Israel, renounce violence and accept existing peace accords, local daily Ha'aretz reported.
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  • Looking for Mme. Bonnard? Sorry, but She?s in the Tub Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 19 6:39 PM
    Israel Horowitz?s play teases out various mysteries about Pierre Bonnard, the artist whose domestic scenes masked, romanticized and sometimes revealed his personal life.
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  • Egyptian Charged With Spying for Israel in Turkey; Israel Denies It Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 17 4:35 PM
    An Egyptian student who fled the country six years ago is now sitting in jail, arrested upon his return to Cairo on charges of spying for Israel.
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  • Israel, U.S. May Shun Palestinian Gov't Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 18 2:08 AM
    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday that the U.S. and Israel are in total accord on shunning any Palestinian government that doesn't meet international demands to recognize Israel, renounce violence and accept existing peace accords.
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  • US, Israel To Shun New Palestinian Unity Government Over Unchanged Israel Policies Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Feb 18 10:21 AM
    (RTTNews) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Sunday that Israel and the US have decided not to co-operate with the new Palestinian unity government unless it agrees to renounce violence, recognize Israel and accept the existing peace agreements.
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  • Israel's security walls' overwhelm journalists and politicians in Ankara Open this result in new window
    Turks.US - Feb 18 7:01 PM
    Sparking worldwide reactions for building a wall between the West Bank and its soils, Israel also received backlash with the security measures imposed on the countries hosting Israeli statesmen.
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  • Israel, U.S. Pressure Palestinian Gov't. Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Feb 18 1:15 AM
    Israel, U.S. Agree Not to Recognize Any Palestinian Government That Does Not Moderate
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  • Israel, U.S. May Shun Palestinian Gov't Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Feb 18 1:00 AM
    Olmert: Israel, U.S. Agree to Shun New Palestinian Gov't if It Doesn't Denounce Violence
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  • Israel's oldest kibbutz votes for privatisation Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Feb 19 5:32 PM
    Decision transforms community lifestyle as members are to get private salaries for the first time.
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  • Now That's Audacity Open this result in new window
    The Nation via Yahoo! News - Feb 19 1:55 PM
    The Nation -- Barack Obama states his view of Israel's war on Lebanon last summer:
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  • Israel honors Fl. evangelist for Christian tours despite violence Open this result in new window
    FOX 10 Mobile - Feb 18 12:26 PM
    ORLANDO, Fla. Israel's Ministry of Tourism has honored evangelist Benny Hinn for leading Christian tours to Israel despite last year's Lebanon conflict. At the Israel...
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  • Rice finds huge gaps between Israel, Palestinians Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 17 12:47 PM
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice flew into Israel vowing to press ahead with a risky summit with Israeli and Palestinian leaders embroiled in a bitter feud over the presence of Islamist radicals in a soon-to-be-formed Palestinian government.
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  • Israel arrests activists near Rice's hotel room Open this result in new window
    Stuff - Feb 19 4:04 PM
    JERUSALEM: Israeli police have arrested three activists who managed to reach the floor of a Jerusalem hotel where US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was staying, a police spokesman said.
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  • Israel, US Agree Not To Recognize Palestinian Government If It Doesn't Moderate Open this result in new window
    WLBZ Bangor - Feb 18 11:32 AM
    Complicating Middle East peace negotiations, the U.S. and Israel have agreed to shun the new Palestinian government if it doesn't agree to recognize Israel.
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  • Hezbollah growing more powerful, says Israeli general Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 19 12:04 PM
    Hezbollah is militarily stronger today than before the 34-day war Israel waged against its Shiite militia in Lebanon last summer, a senior Israeli officer was quoted as saying by army radio.
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  • US backs Israel in tough line on Middle East talks Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Feb 18 10:01 AM
    President George W. Bush has promised Israel the US would boycott a new Palestinian unity government that failed to recognise it, renounce violence and accept existing agreements, Ehud Olmert, Israeli prime minister, said on Sunday.
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  • Rice arrives in Israel in new Mideast peace bid Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 17 10:24 AM
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Israel for meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders aimed at reviving the Middle East peace process.
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  • Rice And Palestinian President Discuss Positions Ahead Of Talks With Israel Open this result in new window
    WLBZ Bangor - Feb 18 10:32 AM
    Aides to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas say that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice doesn't appear to be moving off U.S. demands that a new Palestinian government renounce violence and recognize Israel.
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  • Israel arrests activists near Rice's hotel room Open this result in new window
    The New Zealand Herald - Feb 19 3:35 PM
    JERUSALEM - Israeli police arrested three activists today who managed to reach the floor of a Jerusalem hotel where US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was staying, a police spokesman said.
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  • Israel, U.S. may shun Palestinian gov't Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Feb 18 4:47 AM
    JERUSALEM - The U.S. and Israel agreed ahead of a three-way meeting with the Palestinians to shun any new Palestinian government that does not renounce violence, recognize Israel and accept existing peace...
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  • Israel's top cop quits Open this result in new window
    News 24 South Africa - Feb 18 12:53 PM
    Israel's police commander has resigned after a government commission said he ignored ties between senior officers and underworld figures.
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  • Rice Pushes Peace Talks Between Israel and Palestinians Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 18 3:21 PM
    Arguments continued over a new Palestinian unity government as the secretary of state struggled to hold together her plan.
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  • US and Israel 'back boycott plan' Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 17 4:14 PM
    The US and Israel will shun a Palestinian unity government unless it recognises Israel, Ehud Olmert says.
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  • Three Steps Emory Can Take to End Israel's 'Occupation' of the Palestinian People Open this result in new window
    Emory Wheel - 3 minutes ago
    The ongoing campus uproar over former President Jimmy Carter's book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, leaves little doubt that three steps need to be taken by students, faculty and the administration to restore substance to the assertions of Emory administrators that the University is a paragon of free speech and diversity.
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  • Israel, US to shun Palestinian unity govt: Olmert Open this result in new window
    SABC News - Feb 18 8:59 AM
    Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister, said he and George W. Bush, the US president, agreed to shun a Palestinian unity government unless it accepted international demands on policy towards Israel.
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  • No Progress in Middle East Talks Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 19 7:21 AM
    The first peace talks in six years between the leaders of Israel and the Palestinians took place today without any apparent progress beyond an agreement to meet again.
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  • Israel arrests activists near Rice's hotel room Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Feb 19 1:31 PM
    Source: Reuters JERUSALEM, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Israeli police arrested three activists on Monday who managed to reach the floor of a Jerusalem hotel where U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was staying, a police ...
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  • Israel demands Palestine to recognize its right to exist Open this result in new window
    IANS via Yahoo! India News - Feb 18 2:56 AM
    Tel Aviv, Feb 18 (DPA) Ahead of a summit with the US and Palestine, Israel insisted Sunday that the new Palestinian unity government of the Fatah and Hamas parties recognize its right to exist.
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  • Israel Begins Running Web Cameras at Contested Excavation Site Open this result in new window
    Addict 3D - Feb 18 7:19 AM
    Israel began operating live Internet cameras on Thursday at a construction project next to a hotly disputed Jerusalem holy site and agreed to a Turkish request to inspect the work, responding to intense ...
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  • Israel and US agree on boycott threat Open this result in new window
    Daily Telegraph - Feb 18 4:09 AM
    America and Israel have agreed to shun a new Palestinian unity government unless it rejects violence, the Israeli Prime Minister has said.
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  • Israel, Palestinians meet for discussions with U.S. / Debate on Fatah and Hamas unity government clouds prospects Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Feb 19 3:37 AM
    Questions over how to deal with the proposed Palestinian unity government overshadowed preparations Sunday for a meeting between Israeli and Palestinian leaders today that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice hopes can restart peace talks. As Rice met...
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  • New Hamas-Fatah union faces demands to recognize Israel's right to exist Open this result in new window
    Canada.com - Feb 18 6:22 AM
    JERUSALEM - Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni toughened her government's stance on the new Palestinian unity government ahead of Monday's Israeli-Palestinian-American summit, stating Saturday that the recent accord between Fatah and Hamas failed to meet international demands because Hamas still refused to acknowledge Israel's right to exist.
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  • Israel, US to shun Palestine unity govt Open this result in new window
    TVNZ - Feb 18 3:04 AM
    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Sunday he and US President George Bush agreed to shun a Palestinian unity government unless it accepted international demands on policy towards Israel.
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  • Mideast Summit's Low Expectations Met Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 19 4:00 PM
    After meeting with Israel?s Prime Minister and the Palestinian President, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced the two leaders ?affirmed their commitment to a two-state solution." But obstacles remain, writes Charles Wolfson .
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  • Wake for RP envoy to Israel to run until Feb. 24 Open this result in new window
    INQ7.net - Feb 18 3:27 AM
    MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine Ambassador to Israel Antonio Dela Cruz Modena's remains will lie at Funeraria Paz in Quezon City until Saturday, February 24, foreign affairs spokesman Claro Cristobal said Sunday.
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  • Israel police chief resigns amid scandal Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 18 12:06 PM
    Israeli police chief Moshe Karadi resigned after a report found he had mishandled a scandal linking officers in his department to an Israeli crime family.
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  • Israel killed in the West Bank Open this result in new window
    UPI - Feb 19 9:26 AM
    An Israeli truck driver was killed Monday near a West Bank Palestinian village, police and the army reported.
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  • Proportion of women CEOs in Israel double that of US Open this result in new window
    Globes Online - Feb 18 10:05 AM
    BDI: 4.3% of CEOs of Israels top 500 companies were women in 2006, up from 3.4% in 2005.
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  • US, Israel threaten to shun Palestinian govt Open this result in new window
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Feb 18 2:11 AM
    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says the US has agreed to a joint boycott of a future Palestinian unity government if it refuses to recognise Israel and renounce violence.
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  • Senior Microsoft R&D execs visit Israel Open this result in new window
    Globes Online - Feb 18 10:06 AM
    Israel is the first stop in the delegations tour of the region, which will also take it to India, China, and other countries.
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  • Yaroun mukhtar says Israel is occupying his land Open this result in new window
    The Daily Star Lebannon - Feb 19 1:24 PM
    As joint efforts to re-demarcate the Blue Line continued on Monday, the mukhtar of the Southern border village of Yaroun told The Daily Star that his plot of land remains "occupied by the Israelis." The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the Lebanese Army have been replacing markers along the UN-demarcated Blue Line.
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  • Saban to sell ownership in Israel\'s Keshet Open this result in new window
    Emerging Markets Economy - Feb 18 3:37 AM
    Media mogul Haim Saban has decided to sell its ownership in Keshet Broadcasting, one of the two franchisees running Israel\'s most popular terrestrial TV, Channel 2. Industry sources claim Saban\'s move was meant a) to increase his group\'s stake in Bezeq (The Israel Telecommunications Corp.) b) to operate freely in the internet.
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  • Analysis: No breakthrough in Jerusalem Open this result in new window
    UPI - Feb 19 1:10 PM
    The heads of Israel and Palestine came together, but beyond actually meeting up in the presence of U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, they seem to ...
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  • Mideast Peace Talks End, No Progress Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 19 4:00 PM
    A summit between Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and the Israeli and Palestinian leaders has come to an end with nothing to show in the way of progress. Israel and the U.S. are blaming a new Palestinian coalition government for the failure.
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  • Focus on: Congregation B'Nai Israel Open this result in new window
    Connecticut Post - Feb 18 1:51 AM
    When leaders of Congregation B'nai Israel in Bridgeport realized they needed more space, they toyed with the idea of moving to one of the city's suburbs where many members now live.
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  • Mideast Talks End, and Rice Is Terse on Outlook Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 19 3:00 PM
    Three-way talks between the United States, Israel and Palestinian leaders have ended with little sign of reviving the stalled peace negotiations. After Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, she issued only a 90-second statement.
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  • Ampal-American Israel Corporation Announces a Potential Sale of Its Holdings in Am-Hal Ltd. Open this result in new window
    [Press Release] Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance - Feb 18 11:12 AM
    TEL AVIV, Israel----Ampal-American Israel Corporation announced today that it has reached a non binding letter of understanding with "Mishan" for a potential sale of all of its holdings in Am-Hal Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ampal.
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  • Olmert: U.S., Israel agree on conditions for Palestinians Open this result in new window
    Addict 3D - Feb 18 3:04 AM
    The U.S. and Israel have agreed to reject any Palestinian government that does not meet the conditions set by the so-called Mideast Quartet, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday.
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  • Modena, envoy to Israel, dies BY CZERIZA VALENCIA Open this result in new window
    Malaya - Feb 18 5:42 AM
    AMBASSADOR to Israel Antonio Modena died on Saturday at the Medical City hospital due to pneumonia and heart complications, the Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterday. He was 58.
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  • UN Antiracism Panel To Quiz Israel On Non-Jewish Holy Sites Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Feb 19 5:22 AM
    GENEVA (AP)--A U.N. antiracism hearing later this week could add more fuel to the debate over a hotly contested Israeli construction project that has sparked anger throughout the Muslim world.
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  • Olmert: US, Israel on same page Open this result in new window
    EARTHtimes.org - Feb 18 6:10 AM
    Prime Minister Ehud Olmet told the Cabinet Sunday that the two countries will reject any new Palestinian government that doesn't meet the Mideast Quartet conditions, which include acceptance of Israel, CNN reported.
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  • No progress from Israel-Palestine talks Open this result in new window
    UPI - Feb 19 6:56 AM
    Peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders overseen by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Monday have ended without significant progress.
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  • Palestinian leadership deal clouds talks Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 19 1:18 AM
    U.S. and Israeli dissatisfaction with a Palestinian power-sharing deal clouded talks Monday among Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Israel's prime minister and the Palestinian president, but Washington's top diplomat said she wanted to inject some hope by addressing the outlines of a peace deal.
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  • Jordan protests Israeli inspections Open this result in new window
    UPI - Feb 19 11:55 AM
    Jordan says Israel has no right to inspect the vehicles of Jordanian diplomats crossing into Israel. In a letter of complaint to the Israeli Foreign ...
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  • Rice finds huge gaps between Israel, Palestinians Open this result in new window
    Middle East Online - Feb 18 12:57 AM
    Livni insists Israel will not deal with new government until Hamas members recognise Israel.
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  • Abbas comments on Israel recognition Open this result in new window
    NDTV - Feb 17 10:58 PM
    The world will have to deal with a new Hamas-Fatah coalition even if its platform falls short of international demands such as recognition of Israel, Mahmoud Abbas told a US envoy, according to an aide to the Palestinian president.
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  • From tenuous Middle East talks, a promise to meet again Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Feb 19 5:39 AM
    The United States on Monday sat down for the first peace talks in six years between the leaders of the Palestinians and of Israel, beginning a process that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice vowed to pursue until the end of her term.
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  • Rice, Olmert and Abbas meet amid low expectations Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 19 2:30 AM
    U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Monday for talks overshadowed by a Palestinian unity deal that ended factional fighting but cast a new cloud over prospects for peace with Israel.
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  • Social workers travel to Israel Open this result in new window
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune - Feb 18 12:02 AM
    WHITTIER - A model for dealing with homelessness designed by the director of the Whittier Area First Day Coalition has sparked the interest of social workers in Israel.
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  • OFW hero in Israel dies at 58 Open this result in new window
    ABS-CBNNEWS.com - Feb 17 9:07 PM
    Philippine Ambassador to Israel Antonio Modena passed away in a Pasig City hospital at the age of 58 from pneumonia and heart complications Saturday morning, ABS-CBN reported.
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  • Israel to shun Palestinian unity government Open this result in new window
    Independent Online - Feb 18 2:10 AM
    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said that he and US President George Bush have agreed to shun a Palestinian unity government unless it accepts international demands on policy towards Israel.
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  • Olmert: US, Israel may not accept new Palestinian unity cabinet Open this result in new window
    Al Bawaba - Feb 18 2:10 AM
    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday that the U.S. and Israel are in total accord on shunning any Palestinian government that does not meet international demands to recognize Israel, renounce violence and accept existing peace accords.
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  • Israeli-Palestinian Summit Concludes with Little Progress Open this result in new window
    The Online NewsHour - Feb 19 5:00 PM
    A three-party summit involving the United States, Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the first in more than four years, ended Monday with no tangible headway. From Jerusalem, Jeffrey Brown interviews local reporters about the weekend's meetings and prospects for peace.
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  • The stepchildren of Israel's settlement drive are thriving Open this result in new window
    Telegraph - Feb 19 8:34 AM
    BRUCHIN, West Bank (AP) - With its playgrounds, identical houses and manicured flower beds, Bruchin looks like any placid Israeli suburb. Except that Bruchin is not supposed to exist.
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  • Sunday, February 18 Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 18 11:44 PM
    JERUSALEM (CNN) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice headed into Monday meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders despite seeing no sign that a new Palestinian government will do what world leaders have called for: renounce terrorism and recognize Israel.
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  • U.S, Israel may shun Palestinian leadership Open this result in new window
    Sun-Sentinel - Feb 19 12:35 AM
    Uncertainty casts its shadow over today's three-way meeting JERUSALEM Questions over how to deal with the proposed Palestinian unity government overshadowed preparations Sunday for a meeting between Israeli and Palestinian leaders today that U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice hopes can restart peace talks.
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  • Rice Ends Mediation With Olmert Pledge to Keep Meeting Abbas Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Feb 19 10:13 AM
    Feb. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice won a commitment from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to maintain contacts with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas even though his Fatah party has agreed to join the militant Islamic Hamas movement in a unity government that doesn't recognize Israel.
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  • Africa-Israel pulls out of Oil Refinery Haifa tender Open this result in new window
    Globes Online - Feb 19 8:20 AM
    Government Companies Authority director Eyal Gabbai: Over 5,500 orders were placed for shares, and the offering was oversubscribed by 23%.
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  • Condoleezza Rice Arrives In Israel To Hold Tripartite Talks Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Feb 17 4:51 PM
    (RTTNews) - U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice arrived in Israel for talks to take forward the peace process with Palestinians. She held talks with Israel's foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, and is scheduled to meet Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as well as Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.
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  • Fischer appoints Bank of Israel new audit committee Open this result in new window
    Globes Online - Feb 19 8:19 AM
    This will be the first time that the committee has included external members since 2005.
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