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Sex offence case against Israel president delayed (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 02 Jul 2007 17:11:02 GMT

Court proceedings against Israel's outgoing president Moshe Katsav for sex offences were further delayed on Monday as the prosecution sought extra days to justify a plea bargain slammed as too lenient.

Palestinians to pay staff with cash unlocked by Israel (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 02 Jul 2007 14:03:00 GMT

The Palestinian emergency cabinet on Monday prepared to pay thousands of civil servants but none allied to Hamas with nearly 120 million dollars transferred by Israel after a 17-month boycott.

Israel transfers taxes to Palestinians (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 02 Jul 2007 12:58:50 GMT

Israel transferred millions of dollars worth of tax funds to the new Palestinian government, allowing it to pay its workers in full for the first time in a year — while skipping the ones who work for the Islamic Hamas in Gaza.

Further delay in Israel president sex offence case: report (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 02 Jul 2007 09:54:53 GMT

Israel's state prosecution was on Monday reportedly seeking an extra two days to justify a much criticised plea bargain reached with outgoing head of state Moshe Katsav over sex offences.

Israel court delays president's plea (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 02 Jul 2007 08:04:47 GMT

Israel's Supreme Court has delayed a widely criticized plea bargain that dropped the threat of rape charges and jail time against the former president, giving the state until Monday afternoon to defend the deal.

Egyptian convicted of spying for Israel dies in jail (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 02 Jul 2007 07:37:57 GMT

An Egyptian engineer who was convicted in 2002 of spying for Israel has died in jail of a possible heart attack while serving a 15-year sentence, Egyptian security sources said on Monday.

Israel Restores Financial Ties to Palestinian Authority (New York Times)
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Mon, 02 Jul 2007 00:38:15 GMT

Israel will resume monthly transfers of taxes to the government as well as return, in installments, about $600 million withheld from the Palestinians since early 2006.

Israel arrests Hamas members (ArabicNews.com)
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Tue, 03 Jul 2007 02:38:11 GMT

"After a lengthy investigation, the ISA and Israel Police have arrested eleven senior Hamas members in Jerusalem.

Israel orders defense of plea deal with former leader (USA Today)
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Mon, 02 Jul 2007 00:44:01 GMT

Israel's Supreme Court delayed a plea bargain that dropped rape charges against Israel's former president, leaving only minor infractions, and women's rights activists demanded that the court scuttle the deal.

Turner, Microsoft Focus on Israel (MultiChannel News)
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Tue, 03 Jul 2007 00:54:12 GMT

“This event will present an unparalleled opportunity for emerging new-media-related companies in Israel and the Southeast U.S. to present themselves and have pre-arranged and pre-qualified meetings with leading companies in North America to foster joint-venture research and development, investment and marketing alliances,” the parties said in a prepared statement.