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Israel opposition demands PM brief on Syria raid (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 17 Sep 2007 15:10:32 GMT

A member of Israel's left-wing opposition on Monday demanded that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert brief lawmakers on a still unconfirmed air strike against Syria that has sparked rampant speculation.

U.S. watches Syria, Israel after air strike (The Washington Times)
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Tue, 18 Sep 2007 04:39:04 GMT

U.S. intelligence agencies have stepped up monitoring of Syria and Israel for signs of a new military confrontation after a...

Israel Restricts Ramadan Access (CBS News)
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Mon, 17 Sep 2007 12:30:15 GMT

Israel is only allowing Palestinian men over the age of 45 or women older than 35 to visit the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, as the holy month of Ramadan begins. The hill, the Temple Mount to Jews, is also Islam's third holiest site.

Israel: Abbas is president, not chairman (UPI)
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Mon, 17 Sep 2007 11:23:59 GMT

Israel has made a subtle supportive move by referring to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas as president rather than chairman, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Hamas to maintain truce with Israel (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Sun, 16 Sep 2007 23:06:21 GMT

Hamas said on Sunday it was abiding by a truce with Israel as Muslims mark the holy month of Ramadan, amid fears the Jewish state might launch a major incursion into the Islamist-ruled Gaza Strip.

Olmert says Israel interested in peace talks with Syria under right conditions (People's Daily)
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Tue, 18 Sep 2007 00:09:22 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Monday that Israel is interested in holding peace talks with Syria under the right conditions, local daily Ha'aretz reported. Olmert made the remark during a meeting with Russian reporters at his ...

Zion to Begin Onshore Israel Seismic (Rigzone)
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Mon, 17 Sep 2007 22:02:10 GMT

Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. has signed an agreement with the Geophysical Institute of Israel to conduct one of the largest and most comprehensive geophysical surveys on-shore in Israel of the past two decades.

Livni Best, Olmert Worst Politician in Israel (Angus Reid)
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Tue, 18 Sep 2007 04:20:23 GMT

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) - Foreign affairs minister Tzipi Livni is the most popular politician in Israel, according to a poll by Teleseker published in Maariv. On a scale of one to 10, respondents rate Livni’s performance at 6.1 points.

Madonna Gets Political in Israel (MuchMusic.com)
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Mon, 17 Sep 2007 16:21:58 GMT

Madonna and hubby Guy Richie recently celebrated the Jewish new year in Israel. Madge also met with Israeli President Shimon Peres and the two exchanged gifts. The singer also participated in a Kabbalah conference, which Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher reportedly attended.

Hamas reiterates commitment to ceasefire with Israel (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
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Mon, 17 Sep 2007 14:27:24 GMT

Gaza, Sep 17 (Xinhua) The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) said Monday that it will abide by the platform of its sacked government regarding the ceasefire if Israel commits itself to the mutual truce in return.