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UN: Israel fuels support for extremists (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Thu, 08 Nov 2007 01:46:51 GMT

The head of the U.N. agency responsible for aiding Palestinian refugees said Wednesday that Israel's near economic blockade of the Gaza Strip is fueling support for extremists and shattering hopes for a peaceful future.


U.S. chides Israel for curbs on Palestinian forces (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 07 Nov 2007 20:45:33 GMT

The United States has complained to Israel that it is undercutting the ability of Palestinian forces to exert security control in parts of the occupied West Bank before a U.S.-sponsored peace conference.


UN: Israel fuels support for extremists (The Charlotte Observer)
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Thu, 08 Nov 2007 02:06:06 GMT

The head of the U.N. agency responsible for aiding Palestinian refugees said Wednesday that Israel's near economic blockade of the Gaza Strip is fueling support for extremists and shattering hopes for a peaceful future. "They're trying to punish those who've taken control of Gaza but in fact they're punishing everybody inside Gaza, a very small percentage of whom support the people who are ...


U.S. chides Israel for curbs on Palestinian forces (Reuters via Yahoo!Xtra News)
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Wed, 07 Nov 2007 20:14:58 GMT

NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - The United States has complained to Israel that it is undercutting the ability of Palestinian forces to expand their security control of the occupied West Bank before a U.S.-sponsored peace conference.


Sarkozy Charms U.S. Hosts, Vows To Defend Israel (The New York Sun)
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Wed, 07 Nov 2007 23:29:16 GMT

WASHINGTON — Reversing the anti-American stance of his many predecessors as president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy heralded a new and optimistic era of American-French relations yesterday on his first state visit here. France is ready to defend the existence of Israel, Mr. Sarkozy said, but the existence of a Palestinian Arab "nation state" is essential to end Jewish state's differences with the ...


UPDATE 2-Israel's Oil Refineries invests $1.1 bln (Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News)
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Wed, 07 Nov 2007 16:47:16 GMT

TEL AVIV, Nov 7 - Israel's Oil Refineries Ltd said on Wednesday its board had approved a plan to invest more than $1.1 billion over five years to upgrade its refining capability and on environmental protection and safety.


Despite maneuvers, analysts rule out imminent war between Hizbullah, Israel (The Daily Star Lebannon)
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Wed, 07 Nov 2007 20:50:22 GMT

War will not erupt any time soon between Hizbullah and Israel, despite large-scale military maneuvers staged recently by each side, a number of security and political analysts told The Daily Star Wednesday. "I don't think Hizbullah is in any way preparing for such an eventuality," said Timur Goksel.


Israel on offensive against IAEA over Iran (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 06 Nov 2007 19:42:59 GMT

Campaigning for tougher sanctions on Tehran, Israel went on the offensive on Tuesday against the UN nuclear watchdog, accusing its chief Mohammed ElBaradei of playing into Iran's hands over its atomic drive.


Merkel says she feels duty to protect Israel against Iranian threat (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 06 Nov 2007 19:50:57 GMT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday said she felt a moral duty to protect Israel and would stand firm in the face of Iran's nuclear ambitions and its threats to wipe the Jewish state off the map.


Israel '08 budget to meet fiscal target -c.bank (Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News)
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Wed, 07 Nov 2007 13:53:54 GMT

JERUSALEM, Nov 7 - Israel's central bank said on Wednesday the draft state budget for next year should meet its fiscal targets, but warned that deep cuts will be needed from 2009 to offset costly long-term spending plans.