Abbas calls Israel's Netanyahu, urges peace moves
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday telephoned Benjamin Netanyahu for the first time since he became Israel's prime minister and said they should both advance peace efforts, Israeli officials said. ...
Israel's Netanyahu vows to talk peace with Abbas
No confrontation expected with Mitchell
US Envoy Going to Mideast for Talks on Two-State Goal
The Southern Ledger
On jumpy Lebanon-Israel frontier, a quiet drug war
The Associated Press
ALONG THE ISRAEL-LEBANON BORDER, Israel (AP) — Filmed with a night-vision camera just before Israeli narcotics officers pounced from nearby bushes, the video shows a Lebanese courier lobbing half-kilo packages of heroin over the border fence into ...
Lebanon's Hezbollah savors increasing legitimacy
On Jumpy Lebanon-Israel Frontier, a Quiet Drug War
Lebanon's defense strategy - Release 2
Israel: Hezbollah leader Nasrallah deserves death
JERUSALEM (AFP) — The head of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah movement, Hassan Nasrallah, "deserves death," Israeli Transport Minister Israel Katz said Sunday on army radio. Katz, who is close to Israel's new hardline Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, ...
Egypt: Hezbollah cell plotted against Israelis
Hezbollah 'plotted to attack Egypt'
Egypt joins Israel in anti-Hezbollah campaign
Israel selling reconnaissance drones to Russia
Israel reportedly hopes the sale to Russia will help dissuade Russia from providing Iran with advanced missile systems. A delegation of Russian officials had earlier come to Israel to study the various manufacturers and visited Israel Aircraft ...
Russia, Israel sign spy drone deal
Red-Faced Military Buys Israeli Drones
IAI to sell UAVs to Russia
Israel Must Give Up the West Bank Settlements
Washington Post, United States
Last month, we traveled to the West Bank to see in person what was happening in this disputed land. Because seeing the Israeli settlement activities in the West Bank transformed our thinking on the Israeli-Palestinian question, we read with interest ...
Activist: Israel wants to deport West Bank prisoner to Gaza
With ‘Annapolis,’ a Warning to Israel
'Israel killed 437 kids in blockaded Gaza'
New York Times
Amos Oz, Approaching 70, Sees Israel With a Bird’s-Eye View
New York Times, United States
By ETHAN BRONNER ARAD, Israel — For four decades Amos Oz has been known in Israel and abroad for two things, his fervently liberal politics and his intimately observed fiction. He has always insisted that they are distinct, and so they seem. ...
How Concerned Should Israel Be About Iran?
New York Times, United States
Those who got Iraq so wrong should read “Israel Cries Wolf,” Roger Cohen’s April 9 online column about Iran, so they do not repeat their mistake. Mr. Cohen dismisses the “messianic apocalyptic cult” view of Iran held by Israeli leaders. ...
Pope Appeals for Peace in Israel, Palestine in Easter Address
By Adam L. Freeman April 12 (Bloomberg) -- Pope Benedict XVI called for renewed efforts to bring peace between Israel and the Palestinian territories as he conducted Easter celebrations in St. Peter’s Square. “Reconciliation, difficult ...
Video: Pope Calls for Hope, Reconciliation
Pope calls for Israel-Palestinian peace at Easter
Islamic Movement split over pope's visit
Voice of America
Pessah-Easter overlap boosts tourism to Israel
Jerusalem Post, Israel
By MEL BEZALEL Despite the widespread tourism decline across the world due to the financial crisis, hotel occupancy in Israel was expected to reach 75 per cent over the Pessah period - mostly thanks to Christian pilgrims here for Easter. ...
Jesus' boyhood home preens for papal visit
Bible scenes come to life on trip to Holy Land
Abbas to Quartet: Israel must commit for talks to resume
RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has made peace talks with Israel's new government conditional on it committing to previous agreements and freezing Jewish settlement growth, aides said on Friday. ...
Video: Gaza medic distraught after Israel's war - 06 Apr 09
Lebanon FM: No need to negotiate with Israel
Mitchell to visit Israel, Mideast next week