Israel must provide more freedom of movement in the West Bank and open crossings into Gaza to avoid driving even more Palestinians into poverty after Hamas seized the coastal strip two months ago, the United Nations Mideast envoy said Wednesday.
U.N. Middle East envoy Michael Williams called on Israel on Wednesday to take more far-reaching steps to bolster Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, saying he was concerned not enough was being done to sustain the momentum.
After 12 years of discussion and negotiation, the stranglehold that the government-run port corporations' had on shipping to Israel is ending.
TEL AVIV — Israel is reviewing plans for a significant expansion of the military reserve force at the cost of $1 billion over five years. Defense Minister Ehud Barak has drafted plans to form two reserve combat divisions that would increase the military by at least 20,000 soldiers.
JERUSALEM (AP)--Israel must provide more freedom of movement in the West Bank and open crossings into the Gaza Strip to avoid driving even more Palestinians into poverty in the wake of Hamas' seizure of Gaza two months ago, the U.N.'s Mideast envoy said Wednesday.
MINSK -- With less than three weeks to go until Israel's crucial Euro 2008 Group E qualifier against England at Wembley, Israel looked like coach Dror Kashtan's worst nightmare last night as it slumped to a 2-1 defeat to Belarus in Minsk.
Israel defeated Ukraine 68-63 in Kiev last night to all but secure a place in the EuroBasket 2007 Additional Qualifying Tournament. Yotam Halperin led Israel with 19 points, while Meir Tapiro scored eight of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and added four assists to hold off a Ukranian comeback.
JERUSALEM - Israel said Sunday it will no longer allow refugees from Darfur to stay after they sneak across the border from Egypt, drawing criticism from those who say the Jewish state is morally obliged...
Source: Reuters (Adds details) By Adam Entous JERUSALEM, Aug 22 (Reuters) - U.N. Middle East envoy Michael Williams called on Israel on Wednesday to take more far-reaching steps to bolster Palestinian President ...
Israel deported to Egypt on 19 August some 50 asylum seekers who had illegally crossed the border over the weekend. The move has been legalised by the state's attorney-general but criticised by rights groups.