Israel released dozens of Palestinian prisoners on Friday as part of a U.S.-backed deal to bolster Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas following the takeover of the Gaza Strip by Hamas Islamists last month.
Twenty-nine American labor leaders issued a statement denouncing the call by several British unions to boycott Israel over its occupation of Palestinian territories. Asserting that ?there are victims and victimizers on all sides,? the union leaders said, ?We have to question the motives of those resolutions that single out one country.?.
Israel frees a large group of Palestinian prisoners in a move intended to strengthen Mahmoud Abbas.
Iran's President Mamoud Ahmadinejad mocked Israel and called for Lebanese unity during meetings in Damascus Thursday with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah.
Israel's justice minister and a chief rabbi have agreed on a bill that would for the first time allow a form of civil marriage in the Jewish state, but the move has sparked furious criticism over its limited scope.
JERUSALEM, 7:46 p.m. July 19 (AP): President Shimon Peres on Thursday called on Syria to open direct peace talks with Israel, urging Damascus to drop its demand that negotiations take place through mediators.
KITSIYOT, Israel (Reuters) - Israel began releasing dozens of Palestinian prisoners on Friday as part of a U.S.- backed deal to bolster Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas following the takeover of the Gaza Strip by Hamas Islamists.
LONDON — India and Israel have agreed to the joint development of an air and missile defense system. Indian sources said New Dehli has agreed to pay $2.5 billion to develop an air and missile defense umbrella in a project with Israel.
ISRAEL has begun releasing dozens of Palestinian prisoners as part of a US-backed deal to bolster Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas following the takeover of the Gaza Strip by Hamas Islamists.
Officials from the Palestinian Authority and Israel are reportedly working to draft a detailed plan that would formalize security in the West Bank.