The United States and Israel said after high-level talks here Wednesday that the time might not be ripe for the Jewish state to resume peace talks with arch-rival Syria.
Supervisors at Israel's Ben-Gurion international airport twice halted air traffic Wednesday because pirate radio stations were interfering with control tower communications.
Israel does not want a war with arch-foe Syria, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Wednesday after a meeting of the powerful security cabinet that focused on Damascus.
Radical Palestinian group Islamic Jihad said on Wednesday it has developed a new rocket based on the Russian Grad that is capable of hitting strategic targets in Israel.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday called off a summit with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, seeking commitments Israel will release frozen Palestinian funds and take other steps.
The 40th anniversary of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war has become an occasion for much reflection on that conflict’s enduring legacies. As Dov Waxman argues, it is only now that Israel is overcoming one of the most damaging legacies — its disdain for international peacekeepers.
TEL AVIV -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert huddled with Cabinet ministers yesterday to discuss Syria and Lebanon amid heightened speculation that Israel may be at a crossroads between war and renewed peace talks with Damascus.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, seeking to defuse tensions with Syria, said Wednesday that Israel was interested in peace with Damascus and had no belligerent intentions.
Israel cranked up the pressure on England by moving top of European Championship qualifying Group E - albeit for a few hours - with a 2-0 victory over Andorra at a rain-drenched Estadi Comunal.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Wednesday that Israel was ready to discuss a sweeping Arab plan for Mideast peace, but wouldn't accept ultimatums.