Iran threatened to attack Israel in response to any "evil" act by the US and said it had enriched uranium to 4.8%,"ar below the 80 percent level needed for bomb-making. Enrichment above 5% is not on Iran's agenda," Gholamreza
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice leaked national defense information to a pro-Israel lobbyist in the same manner that landed a lower-level Pentagon official a 12-year prison sentence, the lobbyist's lawyer said Friday
Israel's U.N. ambassador Dan Gillerman cautioned that a new "axis of terror" - Iran, Syria and the Hamas-run Palestinian government - was sowing the seeds of the first world war of the 21st century. (World War ???)
Israeli veteran statesman Shimon Peres, responding to the latest verbal attack on the Jewish state by Iran's president, said on Saturday that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would end up like Iraq's Saddam Hussein.
The Wall Street Journal Online gets deep into - The Israeli Lobby and United States Foreign Policy
The wife of convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard says President Bush is willing to release him if there is a formal request for it from Israel. Ester Pollard told Channel Two's Monday morning television talk program that "someone close**QQ
ISRAELI military intelligence officials have accused President George W Bush’s administration of undermining their attempts to infiltrate Al-Qaeda’s operations in Iraq by revealing the contents of a secret letter written by Osama Bin Laden’s second-i
The new Hamas-led Palestinian cabinet was holding its first regular meeting after its foreign minister made an unprecedented Middle East peace overture in a letter to UN chief Kofi Annan. The letter referred to a "two-state solution", was e
It will be enough of a challenge given the inability of most members of the Hamas government to transit through Israel, a physical obligation when traveling back and forth between the two territories that comprise the non-contiguous Palestinian Autho
Israeli warplanes fired three missiles into the presidential compound of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday, wounding two people and leaving deep craters in the ground. Abbas was not there at the time.
Islamist group Hamas offered Israel a 30-year truce in 1997 but it was overtaken by a botched assassination attempt against its now leader, Khaled Meshaal, a former spy chief reveals. Efraim Halevy, who headed Israel's Mossad foreign intelligence
Hamas has vowed to bring the "dangerous" situation on the streets of Gaza under control as the Islamist faction faced its first internal crisis after only three days in government. [Getting a wiff of CIA and Mossad here.]
The Islamist group Hamas [who are now the Palestinian government] defended a suicide bombing that killed 4 Israelis as "resistance" against Israeli "crimes," putting it at odds with Palestinian President Abbas, who condemned the a
Interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert began building a coalition after winning Israel's election on plans to impose final borders with the Palestinians by uprooting many West Bank settlements. Israel favored peace negotiations with the Palestinians
Israelis voted in a historic election seen as a referendum on the future of the West Bank, with the leading candidate, acting Prime Minister Olmert, promising to pull back from most of the territory and draw Israel's final borders by 2010.
Arab foreign ministers dismissed Western explanations for cutting aid to the Palestinian Authority but offered no extra money to compensate for a budget shortfall when Hamas Islamists take office.
Kadima revealed some details of its vision of a divided Jerusalem yesterday, saying a future Palestinian state would include the East Jerusalem neighborhood of A-Tur, but not the Old City.
Research paper by two leading academics on US-Israel relationship ignites controversy. [multiple links]
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said the Palestinian militant group will continue to fight Israel and the US's Middle East policy would fuel terrorism. "Israel cannot have stability with occupation. It has to choose. Armed resistance is legitima
President Bush said he hoped to resolve the nuclear dispute with Iran with diplomacy, but warned Tehran he would "use military might" if necessary to defend Israel. [Even if Israel starts the fight?]
2 of America's top scholars have published a searing attack on the role and power of Washington's pro-Israel lobby, warning that its "decisive" role in fomenting the Iraq war is now being repeated with the threat of action against I
Hamas introduced a cabinet that creates a hard-line Palestinian government - lacking moderate forces and led by some of the Islamic organization's most militant actors. A signal that Palestinian leadership will forgo much of the funding from West
Israel's right-wing Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu ruled out joining interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in a future government, in protest at Olmert's planned unilateral West Bank withdrawals. Bolstered speculation that Olmert's ce
After Israel's grab of top Palestinian prisoners from a West Bank jail, angry Palestinians staged a protest strike, their embarrassed president rushed back from Europe, and Israel is determined to try the detainees for the assassination of an Isr
Israeli forces raided a West Bank prison to demand the handover of a top Palestinian militant accused of killing an Israeli minister, blasting their way in after US and British monitors withdrew. [Guess Hamas is correct, they are at war.]
Israeli Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz warned the UN Security Council not to stand idly by while Iran did everything in its power to play for time to develop nuclear weapons. "Israel has the right and need to defend itself," the Iranian-born
If the US launches an attack on Iran, the Islamic republic will retaliate with a military strike on Israel's main nuclear facility, the Dimona nuclear reactor and the port city of Haifa home to a large concentration of chemical factories and oil
David Irving has been jailed by an Austrian court after pleading guilty to denying that the Holocaust took place.
VIENNA, Feb. 20 (AP) — The British historian David Irving on Monday pleaded guilty to denying the Holocaust and was sentenced to three years in prison. He conceded that he was wrong when he said there were no Nazi gas chambers at the Auschwitz death
Israeli lawmakers blasted a decision to build a museum of tolerance on the site of an ancient Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem, which has provoked anger among Arabs. "The initiators of the tolerance museum project could have shown a mini