Israel's foreign minister cautiously welcomed an Arab League peace plan on Thursday but said it was no substitute for direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said the sale would not threaten Israel?s military superiority and was necessary to counter a threat from Iran.
A United Nations special envoy urged Israel on Thursday to ease its policy on the detention of Palestinian children, saying current practices deepen violence.
Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) was taken to the hospital Thursday for precautionary tests after feeling dizzy during a meeting in Washington, D.C., said his spokeswoman, Meghan Dubyak.
The Arab League on Wednesday picked Egypt and Jordan to take the lead in approaching Israel to promote the Saudi-drafted peace plan in a bid to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Why is JDC-Israel being awarded the Israel Prize? It recognizes the enlightened philanthropy of American Jews who have been helping Israeli society for generations, writes JDC's Executive Vice President Steve Schwager.
Arab foreign ministers authorise a contact group to talk directly with Israel about the Arab peace initiative.
(RTTNews) - The visiting US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Thursday that he had reassured the Israelis on the sale of advanced American weapons to the Gulf Arab allies, saying that the US will continue to help Israel to maintain its military advantage of the Jewish state over its Muslim neighbors.
The Arab League has decided that Egypt and Jordan will lead negotiations with Israel on the initiative for peace with the Palestinians. Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa said Egypt and Jordan would explain the initiative to the Israeli governmen
JERUSALEM (AP)--A U.N. envoy Thursday said Israel's detention of Palestinian children and denial of proper trials are "a problem" that feeds the violence in the region.