Israel wants the divisive question of Palestinian refugees addressed early in talks with President Mahmoud Abbas and suggested movement on the issue could lead to a pledge to hand over more Israeli-held land.
Israel is working with the United Nations to determine the fate of 2,400 African refugees who have entered the country through Egypt.
The state of Israel recently razed two Bedouin villages, calling the shanty towns illegal and unauthorized. Yet the Bedouins are resisting efforts to move them into government-sponsored townships, which would mean giving up their herding and farming lifestyle.
In the mid-1990s, a very enigmatic statement began to appear in the rhetoric of high-ranking Israeli officials. They began to call publicly for the elimination of US foreign aid to Israel.
Israel wants the divisive question of Palestinian refugees addressed early in talks with President Mahmoud Abbas and suggested movement on the issue could lead to a pledge to hand over more Israeli-held land. In talks over the last week with visiting US and European officials, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and other Israeli leaders stressed.
Jerusalem, Aug 9 (Xinhua) Israel's short-range rocket-based missile interception systems will become operational in 18 months, local daily Ha'aretz reported Thursday.
Israel honoured 142 members of its armed forces for acts of bravery during last year's war in Lebanon including a posthumously Medal of Valour for an officer who threw himself onto a grenade blast to shield others.
Middle East: Failure to open Israel-Gaza crossing will have 'disastrous consequences' (AKI) - A senior United Nations official on Thursday appealed to the Palestinian authorities, Israel and all other parties to take immediate steps to re-open a major crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip to reverse a rapidly worsening economic, humanitarian and political situation. “Failure to do ...
Israel is working with the United Nations to determine the fate of 2,400 African refugees who have entered the country through Egypt.The refugees, about 200 of whom are from Darfur, are being interviewed to determine how many will be allowed to stay, said Interior Minister Meir Sheetrit, the Jerusalem Post reported Thursday.Government officials are also meeting with representatives from the ...
Editor s note: Earlier this year, we published the last installment of a series called “E-mail from Iraq,” in which a former Pekin resident serving in the war in Iraq had been sharing with our readers his experiences there via e-mail. Today marks the beginning of a similar series, “E-mail from Israel.”