President Bush held up Israel as a model for defining success in Iraq, saying Thursday the U.S. goal there is not to eliminate attacks but to enable a democracy that can function despite violence.
The new Palestinian government is seeking "intensive and active cooperation" with Israel to ensure that the chaos that recently gripped Gaza does not re-emerge in the West Bank, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad told CNN on Thursday.
President Bush held up Israel as a model for defining success in Iraq, saying Thursday that the goal of the U.S. mission there is not eliminating attacks but enabling a democracy that can function despite continuing violence.
US President George W Bush asks for patience over Iraq - hailing Israel as a model for defining success there.
Israel opened part of a major commercial crossing with Gaza on Thursday for the first time since the Islamist group Hamas seized control of the coastal strip two weeks ago, U.N. and Israeli officials said.
An Israeli raid into a West Bank city dominated by Fatah gunmen drew accusations from Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad that Israel was trying to undermine his new government shorn of Hamas Islamists.
Israel's outgoing president Moshe Katsav has accepted a plea bargain for sex offence charges, the attorney general said on Thursday, a move that will see him escape jail over rape allegations.
Israeli soldiers have launched raids on the West Bank city of Nablus, angering Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' government after pledging to support him. Also, Israel's president has avoided jail by pleading guilty to minor sex offences.
Israel's outgoing President Moshe Katsav strikes a plea bargain to avoid rape charges and a prison term.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Thursday that Israel will not free the number of Palestinian militants demanded by the captors of an Israeli soldier.