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Israel Arrests Hamas Politicians in West Bank After Talks Collapse - Voice of America Thu, 19 Mar 2009 16:39:22 GMT

Times Online

Israel Arrests Hamas Politicians in West Bank After Talks Collapse
Voice of America
The arrests follow the collapse of indirect negotiations between Israel and the militant Islamist group this week. Hamas officials labeled the arrests an attempt by Israel to punish the group after the two sides failed to reach a deal for a truce in ...
Video: War on Gaza relived on stage - 18 March 2009 Al Jazeera
Israel to probe reported abuse by soldiers in Gaza The Associated Press
Israel nabs 20 Hamas operatives in the West Bank Christian Science Monitor
Jewish Telegraphic Agency - BBC News
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To stave off layoffs, Beth Israel doctors agree to give $350K - Boston Globe Thu, 19 Mar 2009 23:26:13 GMT

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To stave off layoffs, Beth Israel doctors agree to give $350K
Boston Globe, United States
By Jeffrey Krasner The heads of 13 medical departments at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center yesterday said they would collectively donate $350000 to the Boston hospital in an effort to further reduce planned staff layoffs. ...
Boston's Beth Israel to Save 450 Jobs Hospital Review
Beth Israel pares job cuts Boston Herald
Beth Israel To Lay Off Fewer Workers WBUR
MSNBC - Boston Globe
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Will Egyptian envoy boycott event celebrating peace? - Jerusalem Post Thu, 19 Mar 2009 23:32:56 GMT

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Will Egyptian envoy boycott event celebrating peace?
Jerusalem Post, Israel
New Egyptian Ambassador to Israel Yasser Reda Aly Said and President Shimon Peres during the presentation of credentials ceremony at Beit Hanassi. "He has known about [the Foreign Ministry reception] for some time, [yet] we still have no confirmation," ...
Video: Inside Story - Netanyahu's choice - 17 March 09 - Part 1 Al Jazeera
The liability of political limbo in Israel Christian Science Monitor
Cairo denies envoy will boycott 30th anniversary of peace treaty Ha'aretz
Jewish Exponent - Al-Ahram Weekly
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Israel's Netanyahu seeks more time to form government - Reuters Thu, 19 Mar 2009 23:03:46 GMT

Reuters

Israel's Netanyahu seeks more time to form government
Reuters
JERUSALEM, March 19 (Reuters) - Israel's right-wing Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu will seek more time to form a government, an aide said on Thursday, so he can pursue efforts to persuade centre-left Labour to join his coalition. ...
Barak may join far-right Netanyahu coalition govt in Israel Hindu
Barak Pushes Israeli Labor Party to Join Netanyahu Government Bloomberg
Barak leads Labour towards Netanyahu The Australian
Jerusalem Post - Ha'aretz
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Durban II revisions don’t sit well with Israel - Jewish Telegraphic Agency Wed, 18 Mar 2009 20:59:17 GMT

Earthtimes (press release)

Durban II revisions don’t sit well with Israel
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, NY
NEW YORK (JTA) -- Israel rejected a revised draft of the closing statement for the Durban II anti-racism conference. A senior Foreign Ministry source said Wednesday that the draft, aimed at dropping direct criticism of Israel, reaffirms a declaration ...
Israel's right not to be criticised Al-Ahram Weekly
Durban 2: Israel girds for battle Ynetnews
Draft for racism meeting drops Israel criticism The Associated Press
Ha'aretz - AFP
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Moshe Katsav, Israel's former president, charged with rape - Times Online Thu, 19 Mar 2009 17:29:28 GMT

New York Daily News

Moshe Katsav, Israel's former president, charged with rape
Times Online, UK
Moshe Katsav, Israel's former president, was today officially charged with raping a female employee and sexually harassing two others, almost two years after he was forced to resign over the accusations. The formal indictment came after the ...
Legal analysis / Indictment with turpitude Ha'aretz
Israeli ex-president Katsav indicted for rape Reuters
Israel's ex-president indicted for rape AFP
MiamiHerald.com - AKI - Adnkronos International
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Report: Syria's Assad ready to mediate with Iran - The Associated Press Thu, 19 Mar 2009 17:40:29 GMT

Ha'aretz

Report: Syria's Assad ready to mediate with Iran
The Associated Press
In the interview, Assad also said he is open to renewed negotiations with Israel but expressed concern over what he sees as Israeli society's turn toward the right-wing as Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to lead a new government. ...
Assad: Israel-Syria deal was close Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Assad under pressure Ynetnews
Syrian president offers talks between US-Israel-Iran Albuquerque News.Net
Reuters - Sabah
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Report: Iranian defector tipped Syrian nuke plans - The Associated Press Thu, 19 Mar 2009 21:30:26 GMT

Ha'aretz

Report: Iranian defector tipped Syrian nuke plans
The Associated Press
The report, written by Hans Ruehle, former chief of the planning staff of the German Defense Ministry, details an Iranian connection and fills in gaps about Israel's Sept. 6, 2007, raid that knocked out Syria's nearly completed Al Kibar reactor. ...
Report: IDF commandos infiltrated alleged Syria nuke facility Ha'aretz
Google translation of Swiss article detailing Syrian nuclear ... Independent Media Review Analysis (IMRA)
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Paper: Lebanese President refuses holding direct talks with Israel - Xinhua Thu, 19 Mar 2009 10:57:09 GMT

Daily Star - Lebanon

Paper: Lebanese President refuses holding direct talks with Israel
Xinhua, China
BEIRUT, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Lebanese President Michel Suleiman rejected the French call to hold bilateral talks with Israel, local As-Safier daily reported on Thursday. The Lebanese president returned Wednesday night to Beirut following a three-day ...
Lebanese president rules out direct Israel talks Reuters
Lebanon rules out talks with Israel Jerusalem Post
Lebanon accuses Israel of violations United Press International
Arutz Sheva - Daily Star - Lebanon
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Israel bonds, shekel jump on Fed's Treasuries plan - Reuters India Thu, 19 Mar 2009 16:10:09 GMT

Voice of America

Israel bonds, shekel jump on Fed's Treasuries plan
Reuters India, India
Israel's benchmark 10-year bond closed up 1.1 percent to yield 4.62 percent, off midday peaks of 1.6 percent and a yield of 4.55 percent. Its yield had topped 4.8 percent earlier in the week. "We have a direct affect between US Treasuries and Israeli ...
Israel sells $1.5 bln of 10-year bonds Reuters
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