Rice meets with Abbas in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice discussed the Palestinian political situation Wednesday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank.

'Back to zero' in Palestinian Authority

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas says that efforts to form a unity government combining the Fatah and Hamas parties are "back to zero." The Israeli newspaper Arutz Sheva said that Abbas believes there is no way to pressure Hamas because the p

Report says kidnapped soldier alive

JERUSALEM, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A Palestinian newspaper reportedly claims Hamas recently handed Israel a letter from a kidnapped Israeli soldier saying he is alive and well.

Report attacks Fatah-Hamas deal

JERUSALEM, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- An Israeli report says the deal between Palestinian Authority's Fatah and Hamas groups is only an attempt for resumption of international funding.

U.S. Embassy attack foiled in Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The Syrian government said it had foiled a would-be car bomb attack on the U.S. Embassy in Damascus Tuesday in a bloody shootout.

Claim: U.N. filmed Hezbollah kidnappings

JERUSALEM, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Allegations arose Wednesday U.N. peacekeepers in northern Israel cooperated with Hezbollah militants in the abductions of three Israeli soldiers in 2000. The claim came following the airing of a documentary film on both Israeli and Lebanese television Tue

Anti-Israel news photo hoax alleged

JERUSALEM, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A news photo that circulated worldwide of a Lebanese ambulance hit by an Israeli missile was a hoax, the Israeli Arutz Sheva broadcaster said Thursday.

Report: Hostage families disappointed

JERUSALEM, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, on his Israel trip, reportedly had nothing new to tell the families of Israeli soldiers being held by Hezbollah and Hamas.

French troops arrive in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A contingent of 170 French troops, part of the 2,000 France has pledged to the U.N. cease-fire force, arrived in Lebanon Friday, reports Deutsche Welle radio.

Olmert may order broad probe of war

JERUSALEM, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday he might order a broad investigation into the 34-day war against Hezbollah.

More airstrikes, death in Lebanon

JERUSALEM, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- At least 15 people died Monday in Lebanon as Israeli planes again pounded southern Beirut and other Hezbollah strongholds.

Israeli strike kills 33 farm workers

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- An Israeli airstrike killed at least 33 farm workers Friday as they loaded peaches and plums on trucks on a farm in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.

Expelled Jews mark first anniversary

JERUSALEM, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Thousands of Jews who had to leave their settlements in Gaza last year under Israel's disengagement plan marked the event's first anniversary Tuesday.

Lebanon minister to sue Israel

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Lebanon has refused to participate in cease-fire negotiations with Israel as the country's minister of Justice said he intends to sue Israel in The Hague.

Peretz says no immediate cease-fire

JERUSALEM, July 31 (UPI) -- Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz said Monday "no Israeli commander" would issue an order to hurt civilians who are not involved in its war with Hezbollah.

Israel rejects expanded ground force

JEREUSALEM, Israel, July 27 (UPI) -- Israel's Security Cabinet decided Thursday not to summon reserve troops to expand ground incursions against Hezbollah forces in Lebanon. Ministers at the meeting, which was called by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, said the country should instead make use of

Hezbollah ambush kills 9 Israeli soldiers

BINT JBAIL, Lebanon, July 27 (UPI) -- Israel has reportedly recovered valuable intelligence after a fierce firefight at the Hezbollah stronghold of Bint Jbail in southern Lebanon. Nine Israeli soldiers were killed Wednesday and 22 others were injured after Hezbollah fighters ambushed their hi

9 Israeli soldiers killed in Lebanon

BINT JBEIL, Lebanon, July 26 (UPI) -- At least nine Israeli soldiers died battling Hezbollah militants Wednesday, in one of the deadliest days of groundfighting in Lebanon.

Israel PM apologizes for U.N. deaths

JERUSALEM, July 26 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert spoke Wednesday with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to apologize for the deaths of four U.N. observers in Lebanon.

U.N. official says Hezbollah 'cowardly'

LARNACA, Cyprus, July 25 (UPI) -- A U.N. official in Cyprus says Hezbollah is being "cowardly" if it is proud more Lebanese civilians are dying than fighters in Israeli airstrikes.

Hezbollah rockets hit Haifa

HAIFA, Israel, July 25 (UPI) -- Sixteen rockets fired by Hezbollah militants struck the Israeli city of Haifa Tuesday, causing one serious injury and several minor wounds.

Hezbollah chief promises Israel 'surprise'

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 21 (UPI) -- The head of Hezbollah says in a TV interview that his group has retaken the initiative against Israel with more surprises to come.

Israel bombs Hezbollah Beirut HQ bunker

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 20 (UPI) -- Israeli bombers targeted the fortified headquarters of Hezbollah militants in Beirut Thursday with 23 tons of explosives, military officials said.

Israel kills at least 3 in Gaza

GAZA, July 19 (UPI) -- An Israeli offensive in a Gaza neighborhood known to be a terrorist stronghold resulted in the deaths of at least three suspected terrorists, a report said.

Hezbollah threatens major Tel Aviv siege

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 19 (UPI) -- As many as 500 Hezbollah missiles will target Tel Aviv soon, but residents will be given one hour's notice to flee, a Palestinian news agency reports.
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