Shas: No compromise on Temple Mount

JERUSALEM, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A Shas Party leader said Tuesday that the Orthodox group will quit the Israeli government if Prime Minister Ehud Olmert agrees to a divided Jerusalem.

Israeli ministers approve prisoner list

JERUSALEM, July 17 (UPI) -- Israeli ministers Tuesday approved the list of 256 Palestinian prisoners set to be freed Friday.

Israel politicians decry gay tourism ads

JERUSALEM, May 29 (UPI) -- Some Israeli politicians have sharply criticized a campaign aimed at promoting gay and lesbian tourism in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem gay pride parade moves forward

JERUSALEM, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Police in Jerusalem and a gay rights group have agreed that a gay pride parade will occur as scheduled unless the High Court grants petitions to ban it.

Israeli officials call for Gaza mission

JERUSALEM, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Several key Israeli Cabinet Ministers have called for military action along Gaza's southern border to help limit arms smuggling by Palestinian militants.

Israel to expand Lebanon offensive

JERUSALEM, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and the Cabinet voted to launch a major ground offensive against Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon.

Price of bread roils Israeli government

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 5 (UPI) -- The price of bread was the issue as the Israeli government faced its first no-confidence motion Friday, a day after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sworn in.

Rabbi denies damning Kadima members

JERUSALEM, March 24 (UPI) -- The spiritual head of Israel's Shas party has denied telling a newspaper that whoever votes for the Kadima party "will be going backward and into hell."

Israeli government in party negotiations

JERUSALEM, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Israel's Labor Party executive committee has agreed to begin coalition talks with the Likud Party.

Israel's Labor agress to coalition talks

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The Israeli Labor Party's Leadership Bureau Saturday overwhelmingly approved negotiations to join Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's government.

Sharon invites more parties to coalition

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 14 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Ariel Sharon formally invited the ultra-orthodox Torah Judaism party for coalition talks Sunday.

Israeli court authorizes pork sales

JERUSALEM, June 14 (UPI) -- Israel's High Court of Justice Monday suspended several towns' restrictions on the sale of pork.

Israeli leader asks for Gibson movie ban

JERUSALEM, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The leader of a right-wing Israeli religious party Wednesday asked that Mel Gibson's movie on Christ be banned in his country, Ha'retz news service reported.
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