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Hezbollah says ready for new showdown with Israel (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Sat, 05 May 2007 19:31:51 GMT

Lebanon's Hezbollah has rebuilt its defences to face any new attack from Israel, the Shiite militant movement's deputy chief said in an interview with Al-Jazeera news channel.

Israel defense chief to step down, later (MSNBC)
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Sun, 06 May 2007 02:55:49 GMT

Israel’s defense minister said Saturday he will step down after an inquiry commission criticized his handling of the war in Lebanon last summer, but he will probably wait until his Labor Party has held its primaries at the end of the month.

Rockets fired at Israel (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Sat, 05 May 2007 07:38:14 GMT

Islamic Jihad militants fired three rockets at Israel on Saturday, damaging a house, to avenge the killing of three members by Israeli undercover troops.

Jihad militants fire rockets on southern Israel (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Sat, 05 May 2007 08:31:43 GMT

Gaza militants fired three rockets at southern Israel on Saturday causing no casualties but damaging a building in the town of Sderot, an army spokesman said.

3 rockets fired at Israel (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Sat, 05 May 2007 05:13:45 GMT

Gaza militants fired three rockets toward Israel early Saturday, the army said.

Pressure Mounts on Israel's Olmert to Step Down (NPR)
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Sat, 05 May 2007 15:45:18 GMT

It's been a bad week for Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. On Monday, a much anticipated report from a commission he appointed was scathingly critical of Olmert's conduct of last summer's war in Lebanon. The report prompted calls for Olmert's resignation.

To lead Israel, Livni must win battle of sexes (Daily Telegraph)
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Sat, 05 May 2007 23:53:45 GMT

Tzipi Livni has made clear that she wants to be Israel's first female prime minister since Golda Meir but she faces deep misgivings inside the male-dominated militaristic society.

World preoccupation with Iraq unlikely to remove Israel from the U.N. hot seat (JTA)
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Sat, 05 May 2007 19:46:48 GMT

The United Nations General Assembly opens its annual debate on global issues Sept. 23. The world’s preoccupation with the chaos in Iraq is unlikely to divert attention from the trademark scrutiny of Israel by the United Nations General Assembly.

Hamas rejects U.S. document; Islamic Jihad fires rockets at Israel (Chicago Sun-Times)
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Sat, 05 May 2007 12:38:36 GMT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip---- The leader of Hamas rejected an American proposal for a detailed timeline to ease Palestinian movement and improve Israeli security, instead threatening new violence against Israel despite wary Palestinian government support for the U.S. plan.

Israel Wary of U.S. Proposals on Palestinians (New York Times)
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Fri, 04 May 2007 16:23:05 GMT

Israeli officials say that some of the American ideas, a set of modest goals to improve relations between Israel and the Palestinians, are unlikely to be implemented.