Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his top security chiefs on Wednesday rejected calls for a massive ground offensive in the Gaza Strip following a renewal of rocket attacks on southern Israel by the Hamas militant group.
Israel on Wednesday threatened a serious response one day after Hamas militants fired their first barrage of rockets into the Jewish state for five months and declared an end to a November truce.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert opted on Wednesday for limited military action in Gaza after Hamas's armed wing fired rockets into Israel and declared a ceasefire in the territory dead, political sources said.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert rejected calls for a major ground offensive into the Gaza Strip after a renewal of rocket attacks on southern Israel by Hamas, giving a five-month cease-fire another chance to continue.
Israel's public watchdog on Wednesday recommended that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert face a criminal investigation into corruption allegations while a cabinet minister four years ago.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Wednesday considered military options in the Gaza Strip after Hamas's armed wing fired rockets into Israel and declared a ceasefire dead.
Israel Rules Out Large-Scale Gaza Raid, Preserving Cease-Fire for Time Being
Israel’s war in Lebanon was far more protracted than planned, a top Israeli general said on Wednesday, raising questions over the relevance of an imminent commission of inquiry report about the conflict’s first stage.
The Israeli government is accusing an Arab member of the Knesset of aiding Israel's enemies and contacts with foreign agents. The charges against Azmi Bishara were revealed after Israeli authorities lifted a gag order Wednesday. Bishara has denied any wrongdoing and accused Israeli leaders of waging a racist witch hunt against him. He left Israel some weeks ago.
Israel was Wednesday weighing its response a day after Hamas militants fired their first barrage of rockets into the Jewish state for five months and declared an end to a November truce.