England midfielder Steven Gerrard prays that Israel will beat Russia on Saturday because that would put England on course to qualify for Euro 2008, he was quoted in the daily Maariv as saying Wednesday.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has sent messages to Syrian President Bashar Assad that he is interested in reopening peace talks and suggested Israel would return territory it captured 40 years ago, Israeli officials said Tuesday.
Jerusalem, Nov 14 (Xinhua) Israel will announce a freeze on settlement construction in the West Bank prior to a US-sponsored Middle East peace conference, local daily Ha'aretz reported Wednesday.
Ramallah, Nov 14 (Xinhua) Palestinian National Authority (PNA) officials Wednesday called on Israel to free senior Fatah leader Marwan al-Barghouti before US-sponsored Annapolis peace summit slated for late this month.
Israel will freeze West Bank settlement construction prior to talks with Palestinians, reports say
Israel on Tuesday sent out mixed signals on the US-sponsored Middle East meeting, with President Shimon Peres hailing it as historic even as the Jewish state played down the prospects of a breakthrough.
JERUSALEM, Nov 14 - Housing and Construction Holding Co. , Israel's biggest construction firm, said on Wednesday its unit Shikun Ovdim Ltd had published a draft prospectus for its initial public offering on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
England's Steven Gerrard controls the ball during the Euro 2008 qualifying match against Israel at the Ramat Gan stadium in March 2007. Gerrard prays that Israel will beat Russia in order to put England on course to qualify for Euro 2008.
England defender Micah Richards says he will be among those watching Russia's Euro 2008 qualifier in Israel on Saturday night.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Published reports say Israel will announce a freeze in West Bank settlement construction prior to a U.S.-hosted peace meeting with the Palestinians later this month.