The U.S. ambassador to Israel on Monday said the United States is not pressuring Israel to rebuff Syrian offers of peace negotiations, denying reports that Washington has been urging Israel to shun Syria.
Israeli-Palestinian violence escalated dangerously Monday when Israel killed five militants in airstrikes and hinted Hamas political leaders could be their next target. A rocket fired from Gaza killed an Israeli woman, inviting a harsh response.
Israel pushed ahead Monday with its campaign against Palestinian rocket squads, launching new airstrikes that killed five militants in the Gaza Strip. An Israeli woman was killed by a rocket fired from Gaza the first to die in the latest attacks.
Israel threatened on Monday to hit Hamas political leaders unless rocket fire from the Gaza Strip subsides, as four militants were killed in a new air raid on the lawless territory.
Israel's parliament will elect a new president on June 13 to replace Moshe Katsav, currently suspended from public duty over allegations of rape, sources in parliament said on Monday.
Despite their often troubled relationship, the Vatican and Israel today resumed high-level negotiations aimed at settling disputes over property, taxes and the legal status of the Roman Catholic Church in the Holy Land.
Israel threatened on Monday to hit Hamas political leaders unless rocket fire from lawless Gaza subsides, as nine more people were killed in air raids against the impoverished territory.
U.S. Ambassador Richard Jones' emotional comments about Jonathan Pollard who spied for Israel, and some Israelis' reactions to it, demonstrated Monday how touchy the issue is even 22 years after it hit the headlines.
A member of the powerful security cabinet warned on Monday that Israel would liquidate exiled Hamas political supremo Khaled Meshaal "at the first opportunity."
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli-Palestinian violence escalated dangerously Monday when Israel killed five militants in air strikes and hinted Hamas political leaders could be their next target.