Israel's government approved a new welfare package for around a third of the country's Holocaust survivors Sunday, closing a loophole that denied support for thousands who became refugees as the Nazis conquered Europe.
Condoleezza Rice urged Israel on Sunday to "be bold" in pursuing peace with the Palestinians after Israeli leaders warned her there could be no deal on a Palestinian state until their own security was guaranteed.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he may be able to make peace with the Palestinians by the end of 2008 as the United States vowed to defend Israel's security during the difficult process.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Sunday that the United States was fully committed to Israel's security in order for it to make bold steps towards peace with the Palestinians.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice heard a strong message from Israel on Sunday that security must precede the creation of a Palestinian state, as she sought to bridge gaps ahead of a peace meeting.
Israeli leaders told U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday that any deal Washington hoped to broker for a Palestinian state would not be implemented until Israel's security was assured.
Israel could become a full member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in less than two years, the OECD secretary general said Sunday.
Israel on Sunday approved a massive boost to the pensions of hundreds of thousands of Holocaust survivors and the elderly amounting to around 373 million dollars.
by Martin Sieff Washington (UPI) Nov 2, 2007 The U.S. Army and Air Force have made clear they aren't interested in developing new speed-of-light, directed energy defenses against very-short-range ballistic missile threats, but a powerful new constituency for the idea is organizing itself in Israel.
Israel's foreign minister told the visiting U.S. secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, on Sunday that any deal Washington hoped to broker for a Palestinian state would not be implemented until Israel's security was assured.