Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday that Iran would not launch an attack on Israel or any other country, and he does not believe the U.S. is preparing for war against Iran. "Iran will not attack any country," Ahmadinejad told The Associated Press, when asked if his country would ever strike first against Israel.
Israel's attorney general on Monday ordered police to open a criminal investigation into allegations that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert fraudulently purchased a Jerusalem home well below market value.
Israel does not oppose Syria and other Arab states attending an international conference on Palestinian statehood provided they support the U.S.-led peace process, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Monday.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused Israel of occupation and racism on Monday at the start of a visit to New York for the U.N. General Assembly meeting that has sparked protests and anger.
Israel on Monday welcomed a U.S. announcement that Syria will be invited to an upcoming Mideast peace conference, saying it has "no problem" sitting down with its archenemy.
Israel ordered a criminal graft probe of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert over a real estate deal on Monday, in the latest scandal to hit the premier who had been steadily regaining popularity.
by Joshua Brilliant Jerusalem (UPI) Sep 24, 2007 As military action failed to stop Palestinian rocket and mortar attacks into Israel, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's government moved to pressure the Gaza Strip's residents, hoping they will demand their government halt the fire.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Monday said Israel is not interested in violent conflict with Syria, adding that he is confident that recent tensions with Israel's archenemy will subside, Israeli media reported.
Israel said on Monday it wants to emerge from a US-sponsored peace conference later this year with a joint statement that touches on the most intractable issues of the Middle East conflict.
Israel's chief prosecutor on Monday ordered a criminal corruption probe of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert over the purchase of a Jerusalem home.