Israel expanded its fierce air assault on rocket operations in the Gaza Strip today, striking Hamas government and security compounds, smuggling tunnels and electricity sources after an unprecedented rocket attack aimed at the holy city of Jerusalem raised the stakes in its violent confrontation with Palestinian militants.
Sat, 17 Nov, 2012
FORCEFULLY stepping into an explosive Middle East debate, US President Barack Obama endorsed a key Palestinian demand for the borders of its future state and prodded Israel to accept that it can never have a truly peaceful nation based on “permanent occupation”.
Fri, 20 May, 2011
Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party signed a coalition agreement with the right-wing Yisrael Beitenu faction, naming its leader, Avigdor Lieberman, as the incoming foreign minister, Israeli media reported early today.
Mon, 16 Mar, 2009
Israel should turn over Arab neighbourhoods in Jerusalem to the Palestinians as part of a peace deal with the moderate government of President Mahmoud Abbas, Israel’s deputy prime minister said today in some of the frankest remarks to date about what Israel might be willing to relinquish.
Fri, 21 Sep, 2007
a meeting with the Palestinian leader today, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert proposed releasing some prisoners, lifting some West Bank roadblocks and establishing a team to work on a broad agreement in advance of a US-sponsored peace conference in November.
Mon, 10 Sep, 2007
Israel and the Palestinian government of President Mahmoud Abbas have resumed security talks after a long break, both sides said today, a new sign of cooperation between Israel and Palestinian moderates after the Islamic militant Hamas took over Gaza.
Tue, 03 Jul, 2007