JERUSALEM -- Since the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip, Israel has faced an increasingly complex set of military options to stop attacks from the territory, and a debate over its humanitarian responsibilities for the strip's 1.4 million people.
Israel?s disgraced president, Moshe Katsav, submitted his resignation to Parliament amid public criticism over the deal by which rape charges against him were dropped.
There was fierce public criticism after Israel agreed to drop rape charges against the disgraced president, Moshe Katsav in a plea deal.
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.
JERUSALEM -- Moshe Katsav was expected to step down as Israel's president after agreeing yesterday to plead guilty to sexual harassment to avoid more serious charges that he raped female staffers.
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.