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Israel: Saudi plan not enough (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 20 Apr 2007 04:16:44 GMT

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.

Gates Assures Israel on Plan to Sell Arms to Saudis (New York Times)
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Fri, 20 Apr 2007 02:38:25 GMT

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said the sale would not threaten Israel?s military superiority and was necessary to counter a threat from Iran.

UN urges Israel to ease Palestinian child detention policy (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Thu, 19 Apr 2007 20:21:29 GMT

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. Israel taken to D.C. hospital for tests (Newsday)
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Fri, 20 Apr 2007 02:07:32 GMT

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.

2 Arab League nations to approach Israel (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Thu, 19 Apr 2007 04:54:58 GMT

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.

JDC's receipt of Israel Prize is tribute to American Jewish giving (JTA)
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Thu, 19 Apr 2007 23:46:31 GMT

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.

Arabs form Israel 'contact group' (BBC News)
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Thu, 19 Apr 2007 09:51:22 GMT

Arab foreign ministers authorise a contact group to talk directly with Israel about the Arab peace initiative.

Gates Reassures Israel On Planned Arms Sale To Arab Allies (Nasdaq)
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Thu, 19 Apr 2007 20:33:57 GMT

(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.

Egypt, Jordan to negotiate with Israel (UPI)
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Thu, 19 Apr 2007 11:50:43 GMT

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

UN Envoy:Israel Detention Of Palestinian Youths Feeds Unrest (Nasdaq)
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Thu, 19 Apr 2007 19:18:59 GMT

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.