President Bush vowed to defend Israel militarily if needed against Iran, and denounced Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for "menacing talk" against Israel.
The Palestinian government should continue to receive international aid despite concerns over last week's election victory by Islamic militant group Hamas, World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz said.
Hamas suggested yesterday that the Islamic group could create a Palestinian army that would include its militant wing -- responsible for scores of deadly attacks on Israelis -- in the aftermath of its crushing victory in parliamentary elections.
The Bush administration will press governments around the world - including in Europe, Asia and the Middle East - to sever economic ties and freeze most aid to the Palestinian territories until Hamas rejects violence and accepts Israel's right to
US Jewish leaders are considering providing financial support to 2 former AIPAC employees on trial for their entanglement in a high-profile affair involving the possession and transfer of classified information.
The Islamic group Hamas staged a stunning upset of the ruling Fatah faction in Palestinian parliamentary polls, winning a solid outright majority of the total 132 seats and making the strongest ever showing of an Islamist movement in the Arab world.
Thousands of angry activists from the defeated Fatah Party demanded their leaders' resignations for corruption, Palestinian police stormed a parliament building in Gaza and other security forces clashed with Hamas gunmen — signs of growing insta
When Hamas takes control of the government all US aid to the Palestinian people will be put under review, the Bush administration said. The salaries of some 110,000 Palestinian government employees come from grants and credits. "The people depen
Interim Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that the Jewish state would not negotiate with a Palestinian government that includes Hamas, set to form the new cabinet after winning a legislative election.
The Islamic militant group Hamas swept to victory over the long-dominant Fatah faction on Thursday in the Palestinian parliamentary election, a political earthquake that could bury chances for peacemaking with Israel.
George Bush yesterday committed the US to the defence of Israel against threats from Iran, saying he would not allow the world to be "blackmailed" by an Iranian nuclear weapon. The president's warning, issued in an exchange with student
The US spent about $1.9 million before this week's Palestinian elections to bolster the governing Fatah faction's image with voters and strengthen its hand in competing with the militant faction Hamas. [That will make us popular.]
The Bush administration has promised Israel that the US will not recognize any Palestinian government in which Hamas participates. American envoys told Israeli officials that recognizing such a government would violate American law. Received similar
Acting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with top military and political officials Sunday to discuss the growing likelihood that the militant group Hamas could dominate this week's Palestinian elections.
Virginia Beach evangelist Pat Robertson has apologized for suggesting that Ariel Sharon's stroke was God's punishment for giving up Gaza. In a letter to the Israeli prime minister's son, Robertson asks "for your forgiveness and the f
Israel has suspended contact with evangelist Pat Robertson for suggesting Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's stroke was divine punishment for withdrawing from the Gaza Strip.
The respected Haaretz Daily quoted hospital officials as saying Sharon suffered vast brain damage. But Dr. Shlomo Mor-Yosef, Hadassah Hospital director, sought to quash widespread rumors that the prime minister was brain-dead. Sharon's pupils wer
Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson suggested Thursday that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's stroke was divine punishment for "dividing God's land."
Israeli police have evidence that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's family received $3m in bribes, it has been alleged on an Israeli television channel.
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a massive brain hemorrhage late Wednesday, which caused extensive cerebral bleeding. Sharon was transferred to ICU following a second operation that succeeded in halting cerebral hemmoraghing on Thursday morning.
Whatever the medical prognosis, the prime minister's political life appeared to be at an end. Doubt hung over whether Israel's giant shift toward the political center -- engineered by Sharon just weeks ago after completing a Gaza pullout -
Mordechai Vanunu was on the Charles Goyette Radio Show today, and as an aside mentioned that he had highly placed Israeli government sources who informed him that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was in fact dead.
When Israel left Gaza 4 months ago, full control over the 1.3 million people was ostensibly transferred to the Palestinian Authority. But its authority in this coastal territory has deteriorated to such a state of anarchy, that the best-armed gangs
The US Congress approved the transfer of $600 million in aid to Israel. The money is to be used to fund joint security projects between Israel and the US. $133 million will develop the Arrow missile program, a collaborative project between Israel Ai
Two former employees of the nation's main pro-Israel lobby, who are facing trial for allegedly receiving classified information and relaying it to foreign diplomats and the press, are considering lawsuits against the lobbying powerhouse.
The mild stroke suffered by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Sunday abruptly raised the question of what would happen to Mideast peace prospects if the 77-year-old leader is incapacitated.
While President Bush favors, or is at least indifferent to, the collapse of the Ba'athist regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, the Israelis reportedly made it very clear in Washington that they do not see the alternatives to the young leader
Israel's armed forces have been ordered by prime minister Ariel Sharon to be ready by the end of March for possible strikes on secret uranium enrichment sites in Iran, military sources have revealed.
The government has been accused of covering up the sale of 20 tonnes of heavy water to Israel for its nuclear programme in the early 1950s. The UK knew the ingredient it sold to Norway would be subsequently sold on to Israel for nuclear weapons.