TEL AVIV, Israel (Reuters) -- FIFA have clarified their international eligibility laws by prohibiting players from appearing for an adopted national team unless they are full citizens of that country.
Israel's borders with Gaza are closed, and Israeli officials fear an influx of refugees if the borders reopen. They worry that they'll have to re-enter Gaza if the Iranian influence keeps growing. Weapons smuggling from Egypt presents another problem.
Israel fired missiles and sent tanks on a foray into Gaza on Wednesday, killing four Palestinians in the deadliest military action since Hamas militants took control of the coastal strip. At the same time, Israel allowed in a few sick and wounded Palestinians of the hundreds of people who fled the violence — with many holed up for days at a fetid border passage with Gaza.
Syria is "more than ready" to talk to Israel, a top official said in a newspaper interview published Thursday.
Mr. Schiff, defense editor of the newspaper Haaretz and author of numerous books, was a household name in Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Thursday a planned four-way summit in Egypt could usher in a new beginning in bilateral relations between Israel and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), local media reported.
Syrian Vice President Farouk al- Shara said on Thursday that peace with arch-foe Israel is "not optimistic" as the Jewish state and the United States do not want peace with it.
Dublin's Chabad rabbi, Zalman Lent, standing left, and Rabbi Menachem Kuttner, director of activities of the Chabad Terror Victims Project, standing right, celebrate Purim with the visiting Rahamim family from Israel at a party in Dublin, March 25.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined Western nations on Wednesday in criticizing the world body's own Human Rights Council for picking on Israel as part of an agreement on its working rules.
With his group firmly in power in Gaza, Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar said Wednesday the radical Islamic movement doesn't want trouble with Israel, but warned it won't be the Jewish state's "protector" and threatened retaliation for attacks on militants.