Mr Armitage, who is visiting Australia, said the US decision to allow Israel's air campaign against guerrillas in southern Lebanon to continue for 6 weeks gave strength to Hezbollah and its supporters throughout the Middle East.
"Israel will not target Iran's nuclear facilities because it has said this is a problem of the entire world," the official told AFP. "Israel understands that the only way to defuse the nuclear crisis is through diplomatic channels.
Syria could resort to armed resistance if peace negotiations do not lead to Israel's return of the Golan Heights, the country's Information Minister said.
Did Israel use a secret new uranium-based weapon in southern Lebanon this summer in the 34-day assault that cost more than 1,300 Lebanese lives, most of them civilians?
Two Israeli warplanes were involved in an armed incident with German ship patrolling Lebanon's waters as part of the UN force in the Arab country, the German military told AFP. A spokesman for the command fo the German mission in Lebanon
While reportedly under investigation for her ties to an influential pro-Israel lobbying organization, California Rep. Jane Harman last month hosted a private dinner for the group that was attended by two top Bush administration officials—Director of
How the Jewish Lobby dominates US foreign policy
Germany daily Der Tagesspiegel quoted a junior German defence minister as telling a parliamentary committee that two Israeli F-16 fighters flew low over the German ship and fired two shots. The jets released infra-red countermeasures to ward off any
A few short weeks ago, Public Security Minister Avi Dichter told Army Radio, with regard to peace talks with Syria, that "if it turned out that there was someone to talk to and something to talk about, the idea would be right."
Italian journalists investigating Israeli weapons are claiming that an experimental weapon has been used against the Palestinians in recent months. The weapon is believed to have caused more than 300 serious injuries leading to 62 amputations and
It happens once every few months. Like a periodic visit by an especially annoying relative from overseas, Condoleezza Rice was here again. The same declarations, the same texts devoid of content, the same sycophancy, the same official aircraft headin
Naor Gilon, the head of the political department at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, linked to the Pentagon analyst charged with passing classified information to unauthorized personnel, will leave his post during the summer.
The FBI arrested Defense Department analyst Larry Franklin on charges that he illegally passed classified information about potential Iranian-backed attacks against US forces in Iraq to employees of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a pro
In October 1973, with its forces battling to repel invasions by Egypt and Syria, Israel did what had previously been unthinkable: It briefly wheeled its nuclear-capable Jericho-1 missiles out of their secret silos. Picked up by US spy satellites and
The discovery of hundreds of US-made cluster bombs among the tens of thousands of unexploded munitions carpeting the south of Lebanon, has led to calls on Washington to impose a moratorium on sales of the weapons to Israel.
Former Israel Defense Forces commandos secretly trained Kurdish soldiers in Northern Iraq to protect a new international airport and in counter-terrorism operations. Former Israeli special forces soldiers crossed into Iraq from Turkey in 2004 to trai
Hilda Shlick thought she lost nearly all her family in the Holocaust until her Internet-savvy grandsons located her 81-year-old brother in Canada. "After 65 years, I have found the sister who I love," Simon Glasberg said Monday in heavil
JERUSALEM — Israel's military has ordered a series of investigations to examine why its armed forces were unable to crush Hezbollah militants during a month of fighting in Lebanon.
Whilst Israel’s close relationship with the US is well known, and has long been the focus of debate, no comprehensive discussion of the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war should allow the role of the British government to pass without comment.
"The Israel Factor: Ranking the presidential candidates" is a new project on Rosner's Domain that rates potential presidential contenders in the 2008 race for the White House based on their attitudes toward Israel.
MK Effie Eitam called Sunday for the expulsion of Arabs from the West Bank and the removal of Israeli Arabs from the political scene
Olmert's appointment of a jurist, Eliyahu Vinograd, to replace his first choice, an ex-spy chief, appeared aimed at appeasing critics calling for an independent probe while stopping short of bowing completely to their demands. [911 Commission;-)]
Israeli President Moshe Katsav is Iranian born and has several women claiming he forced women employees to have sex with him by abusing his position of authority and suspicions that his office granted illegal pardons to prisoners.
Over the last half of 2005, 1,631,000 Israelis lived in poverty, making up 26.2% of all families. In 2004 the percentage stood at 24.5% of all families and 21.8% in 2002. While NII figures point to a relative steadiness in overall poverty data
Three weeks after a cease-fire ended Israel's monthlong war against Hezbollah guerrillas, Israel is increasingly concerned that government officials and army officers traveling abroad could face war crimes charges, a Foreign Ministry official sai
Several European states are refusing permission for aircraft from the Israeli national carrier, El Al, carrying equipment for the Israel Defence Force, to make stop-overs at their airports. Britain, Germany and Italy, which are considered friendly wi
IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz to meet with brigade and battalion commanders who participated in the war, as officers of various ranks have severely criticized the army's internal probe into the failures of the war in recent days, with some going
Lebanon's prime minister called Israel's blockade of the country illegal and the parliament speaker urged Arab nations to break the siege.
Cracks emerged Friday in Israel's coalition government over the Lebanon war, as Defense Minister Amir Peretz demanded a full-scale inquiry, putting himself at odds with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. "I have come to the conclusion that, to guar
A growing debate within Israel over whether President Bush's Middle East policies really serve the interests of the Jewish state has spread to Washington, where influential voices within the US Jewish community are questioning the administration*