Israeli Labor Party members picking leader

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 28 (UPI) -- The two leading candidates were both confident of victory heading into the Labor Party primary in Israel Monday.

Peretz asks EU to maintain PA boycott

JERUSALEM, May 22 (UPI) -- The European Union was urged by Israel's defense minister in Jerusalem Tuesday to maintain its economic boycott of the Palestinian Authority.

8 more dead in fights against Hamas

GAZA, May 18 (UPI) -- The Israeli Air Force struck a Hamas Parliament member's home Sunday night, killing eight people, Palestinian hospital officials said.

Israeli minister calls for action in Gaza

JERUSALEM, May 20 (UPI) -- Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Avigdor Lieberman Sunday called for decisive action in the Gaza Strip, calling the present situation a "moment of truth." Lieberman, who is also Israel's Minister for Strategic Affairs, said the current tension in the region

Defense minister: Israel won't occupy Gaza

JERUSALEM, May 19 (UPI) -- Israel does not plan to retake Gaza and will not bomb its electrical plants or water supplies, Defense Minister Amir Peretz said Saturday.

Rockets hit Israel

SDEROT, Israel, May 16 (UPI) -- Israeli helicopters fired on the northern Gaza Strip Wednesday after a rocket struck the Sderot house next to the home of Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz.

Former Israeli PM asks Olmert to resign

JERUSALEM, May 8 (UPI) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak has asked current Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to resign his post for mishandling of the Second Lebanon War.

Peretz stresses 'diplomatic courage'

JERUSALEM, May 7 (UPI) -- Israel should try to prevent a war with the Palestinians before rushing into one, Defense Minister Amir Peretz said Monday.

Reservists rally against Olmert

JERUSALEM, May 3 (UPI) -- Thousands of people, many of them Army reservists, gathered Thursday evening for a rally demanding the resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

Peretz reportedly mulls quitting

JERUSALEM, May 2 (UPI) -- Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz was considering quitting over a report that blamed him and others for the Second Lebanon War, Israel Radio said Wednesday.

Olmert says he won't quit

JERUSALEM, May 1 (UPI) -- A top Israeli politician quit his government post Tuesday and called for the resignation of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, whom he said had lost Israel's trust.

Israeli commission slaps Olmert for war

JERUSALEM, April 30 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert showed a severe lack of judgment when he sent Israel to war against Lebanon last year, it was reported Monday.

Controversial barrier proposed in Israel

JERUSALEM, April 25 (UPI) -- Israeli forces want to erect a security fence through the Judean Desert over the objections of environmentalists and settlers, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Israeli Arabs mark Land Day

JERUSALEM, March 30 (UPI) -- Thousands of Israeli Muslims held their annual march Friday to mark the anniversary of Land Day.

Flood of raw sewage hits Gaza village

GAZA, March 27 (UPI) -- A cesspool wall collapsed, sending a flood of raw sewage through a northern Gaza village, killing at least six people, injuring dozens and flooding homes. The Arutz Sheva news site said that between six and nine people were reported dead after the flood i

U.N. Secretary General visits Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 25 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was in Israel Sunday to begin meetings aimed at brokering a solution to the impasse between Israelis and Palestinians.

Palestinian calls for Israel boycott

HEBRON, West Bank, March 20 (UPI) -- A Palestinian politician Tuesday called for a worldwide boycott of Israel after more than 200 Israeli rabbinical students moved into a house in the West Bank.

Israeli Cabinet votes for boycott

JERUSALEM, March 18 (UPI) -- Israel's Cabinet voted unanimously Sunday to boycott the new Palestinian unity government.

Israel pushes U.N. on Syrian weapons

JERUSALEM, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Israel is considering using force along the Syrian-Lebanese border if the United Nations fails to stop weapons smuggling.

Israel, Hamas may swap prisoners

JERUSALEM, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A deal may be in the works to swap captured Israeli soldiers for Hamas prisoners, the Haaretz news service reported Sunday. Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz said Sunday that Israel has been in contact with Palestinians about winning the release of C

Israeli official embarrassed by photo

JERUSALEM, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The Israeli Defense minister revealed initiatives designed to improve his public image after he was photographed looking through capped binoculars.

Rice warns Israel against talks with Syria

JERUSALEM, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned Israel against any attempts to talk to Syria during her recent visit.

Israel in doubt over Hezbollah's status

AFULA, Israel, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Two top Israeli officials have differing assessments of Hezbollah's recovery from losses sustained last year during the war in Lebanon.

Olmert: Soldier's release could forge bond

JERUSALEM, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said a bond with the Palestinian authority could be forged with the release of a kidnapped Israel Defense Forces soldier. Speaking at the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Monday, Olmert said Israel would r

Israel moving ahead with Mugrabi Gate work

JERUSALEM, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Israel's Cabinet voted to move ahead with renovations on Jerusalem's Mugrabi Gate over the protests of Muslims who say it threatens the al-Aqsa Mosque.
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