Israeli navy to get 2 German frigates to shield natural gas fields

Israeli navy to get 2 German frigates to shield natural gas fields

HAIFA, Israel, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Israel's navy is getting two German-built frigates under a $1.37 billion contract that will build up its maritime firepower to protect Mediterranean gas fields.

Israelis warns of third intifada

JERUSALEM, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Israeli politicians and security officials warned Israel may be facing a third intifada (popular uprising) and urged resumption of talks with the Palestinians.

Israel raid stirs threat of Syrian revenge

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Syria has threatened to retaliate against Israel for Wednesday's airstrike, which Damascus says destroyed a chemical weapons research center.

Uncertainty handicaps Israeli gas

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Regulatory uncertainty and national security concerns in Israel might leave some of the richest offshore natural gas reserves untapped, authorities said.

Israel ups gas field guard, plans exports

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Israel is pushing ahead with plans to export natural gas production from offshore fields to Greece via Cyprus, defying threats by Turkey to block such moves.

Analysis: Israel's predicament

GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Israel faces four big problems. First is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; second, the situation with Syria; third, relations with Lebanon on its northern frontier; and fourth, its problems with Hezbollah. Among those, and when compared with the others, the conflict with the Palestinians appears to be the most clear-cut, with the desired results already known: a peaceful Palestinian state living side-by-side with its neighbors, including Israel. So why is this not happening?
CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI Contributing Editor

Israel says it will strike deeper in Gaza

GAZA, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Israel's defense minister Sunday said he has authorized incursions further into Gaza in retaliation for Hamas attacks on southern Israel.

Iran chief said determined to ruin Israel

JERUSALEM, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Given the chance, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would destroy Israel at almost any cost, the former Israeli national security adviser says.

New leaders for military forces in Gaza

JABALIYA, Gaza, July 21 (UPI) -- Analysts in Israel and the Gaza Strip say the governing leaders of Hamas are no longer controlling their military forces in the West Bank and Gaza.

West Bank settlements may turn into college

RAMALLAH, West Bank, March 1 (UPI) -- The Palestinian Authority is considering turning the Kadim and Ganim settlements into technical college campus, once Israel pulls out of the West Bank.

Israeli NSC chief: Can't advance pullback

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- National Security Council head Giora Eiland said Wednesday the pullback from the Gaza Strip cannot be hurried and will be completed by the end of 2005.

'Sharon approves puillback plan'

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 18 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has approved elements of a defense establishment plan for a partial disengagement in the Gaza Strip.

Israel prepping for Gaza withdrawal

JERUSALEM, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Top Israeli officials are reportedly seeking to develop support for a consensus about how Israel should pull out of the Gaza Strip.

Israel rethinks route of security fence

JERUSALEM, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Israel's state attorney, Michael Blass, told the Israel High Court Monday the government is "reconsidering" the route of the separation fence.

Sharon makes controversial appointment

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Sunday appointed Maj. Gen. Giora Eiland to a head a task force to draw borders if talks with the Palestinians fail.
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