Police investigate after Israeli school was vandalized with swastikas

BEERSHEBA, Israel, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Students and teachers at a Jewish school in Beersheba, Israel, said their building was covered in swastikas when they arrived Wednesday morning.
Israel says 'low probability' of Syrian attack as U.S. prepares strike

Israel says 'low probability' of Syrian attack as U.S. prepares strike

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Israeli military officials Wednesday downplayed the probability of a Syrian attack in response to potential U.S. strikes on the regime's forces.

Expert: Deporting Sundanese group is legal

JERUSALEM, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- An Israeli legal official says a controversial plan to deport a group of Sudanese migrants is legal because they are not asylum-seekers.

Court approves African migrants expulsion

JERUSALEM, June 7 (UPI) -- A Jerusalem court opened the way for expulsion of South Sudanese migrants saying there is no evidence they will be in danger if they return home.

Yishai focuses on illegal migration

JERUSALEM, June 5 (UPI) -- Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai said a task force would focus on illegal migrants and present recommendations to the Knesset within two months.

Israel's FM accuses Africans of crimes

JERUSALEM, May 16 (UPI) -- Israel's Interior Minister Eli Yishai is calling for the detention of all African migrants after four Eritrean men were accused of rape in Tel Aviv.

Calls mount to denounce Grass

JERUSALEM, April 10 (UPI) -- The Hebrew Writers Association called on writers to denounce Gunter Grass a day after Israel's Interior Ministry declared him persona non grata.

Israel detains fourth Palestinian lawmaker

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Israeli military arrested a fourth Hamas member of the Palestinian parliament Tuesday, which Hamas charged was an attempt to "thwart Palestinian reunification."

Ultra-conservative Jews adopt Nazi theme

JERUSALEM, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The use of Nazi symbols and Holocaust prisoner uniforms by protesting ultra-Orthodox Jews in a Jerusalem neighborhood sparked a national outcry Sunday.

Israel bans Hamas missile bases in Gaza

JERUSALEM, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Israeli officials said Sunday they will not allow Iranian and Hamas missile bases in Gaza after 18 rockets were fired into the country during the weekend.

Israel to stem African immigration

JERUSALEM, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Israeli leaders announced intentions Sunday to stem the flow of African labor migrants and refugees to preserve a Jewish majority.
Jerusalem to get thousands of new units

Jerusalem to get thousands of new units

JERUSALEM, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai approved the construction of 1,600 housing units in Jerusalem and plans to okay 2,700 more next week, officials said.
Israel booting foreign children

Israel booting foreign children

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 10 (UPI) -- Israel's Immigration Authority says it will immediately begin the deportation of children of foreign workers not attending school.

Orthodox leader: Peace talks won't work

JERUSALEM, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai, head of the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party, said Thursday Hamas will block any agreement in the peace talks.

Israel: 'No intention of provoking anyone'

JERUSALEM, March 10 (UPI) -- Israel's interior minister apologized Wednesday for the timing of the announcement of the approval of 1,600 new housing units to be built in East Jerusalem.

Israeli minister backs West Bank presence

JERUSALEM, June 7 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed Sunday to achieve peace with Palestinians while ensuring the safety of Jewish citizens.
Peres wants Vatican to get Christian sites

Peres wants Vatican to get Christian sites

JERUSALEM, May 4 (UPI) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres says the sovereignty of Christian sites in Israel should be turned over to the Vatican, a gesture facing strong opposition.

Israeli ministers criticize PA use of aid

JERUSALEM, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Two Israeli ministers said Friday they oppose how the Palestinian National Authority used Israeli financial assistance to rebuild the Gaza Strip.

23 people hurt in rocket attacks on Israel

SDEROT, Israel, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A series of rockets fired at Israel's Negev region Friday injured 23 people, including an 82-year-old woman, officials said.

Olmert: Demolish bulldozer driver's home

JERUSALEM, July 2 (UPI) -- The home of the man who killed three people when he plowed a bulldozer into traffic in Jerusalem must be destroyed, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said.

Family gets no letter from captive soldier

JERUSALEM, May 30 (UPI) -- The relatives of kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit said they have yet to get a letter written by him, even though Hamas pledged to let him send one.

Analysis: Israel's Olmert on the skids

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- Ehud Olmert's days as prime minister of Israel are numbered, maybe in the single digits: His powerful and respected defense minister, Ehud Barak, has called on him to resign.

Olmert warns media against Syria spin

JERUSALEM, May 25 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert opened the Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem Sunday by warning the news media against spinning the peace talks with Syria.
Former President Carter arrives in Syria

Former President Carter arrives in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, April 18 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter arrived in Syria Friday to meet with exiled Hamas political leader Khaled Mashaal in Damascus.

Olmert: Palestinians must fight terror

JERUSALEM, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Sunday warned the Palestinian Authority to crack down on terror if it wants changes in the West Bank.
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