(As if they are worried) Israel probably violated the terms of its arms deals with Washington by using US-made cluster bombs in Lebanon last year, a US government report says. The state department looked into Israel's use of cluster bombs in civ
The Israeli air force has decided to buy smart munitions kits from Boeing for an estimated $100 million. Purchase was for the Joint Direct Attack Munition which converts conventional 2,000 pound bombs into satellite-guided, precision weapons.
The Bush administration will notify Congress on Monday that Israel may have violated agreements with Washington when it fired U.S.-supplied cluster munitions into Lebanon in its war with Hezbollah last summer. [we rearmed them]
For decades, the Jewish community just barely tolerated a small, fiercely anti-Zionist sect as its members traveled the world, denouncing Israel's existence and embracing its enemies. But when a delegation from Neturei Karta hugged Iranian Pre
What drives much of congressional support for Israel is fear – fear that the pro-Israel lobby will either withhold campaign contributions or give money to one's opponent. As a US senator in the 70s, I saw the lobby humiliate or embarrass members
Israeli President Moshe Katsav's political future was on the line after the attorney general decided to indict him for rape, the most serious charge ever levelled against an Israeli leader.
Police are investigating him for corruption. His military chief has resigned. His office manager is under house arrest, and an inquiry commission is looking into his alleged mishandling of last summer's Lebanon war. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert*
"The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy", by Professor Stephen Walt of Harvard and John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago. The United States has willingly set aside its own security in order to advance the interests of Israel.
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports that in a series of secret meetings that were held in Europe between September 2004 and July 2006, participants formulated "understandings" for a peace agreement between Israel and Syria.
Israeli officials have confirmed that the Foreign Ministry knew about a series of peace talks that have taken place in Europe between Syrians and an Israeli team headed by a former senior diplomat. The teams discussed Israel handing back
Israel's state prosecutor ordered a criminal investigation into Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's role in the 2005 privatization of Israel's second largest bank, the Justice Ministry said in a statement.
Channel 10 reported Tuesday evening that Attorney General Menachem Mazuz plans to instruct Israel Police to launch an investigation against Prime Minister Ehud Olmert over 3 affairs he is allegedly connected to
A senior official in the office of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been placed under house arrest as part of an alleged corruption scandal. Mr Olmert's personal secretary, is being investigated by police over alleged bribe taking.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Strategic Affairs Minister Avigdor Lieberman in Washington this month that Israel must "choke off" Hamas
"Syria is genuinely interested in negotiations," Brigadier General Yossi Baidetz, head of the Military Intelligence research division, told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. "The Syrian regime believes that dialog w
``As the Soviet Union disappeared, the Zionist regime will also vanish and humanity will be liberated,'' the official Islamic Republic News Agency cited Ahmadinejad as telling the conference yesterday.
"Can you say that this is the same level, when they [Iran] are aspiring to have nuclear weapons, as America, France, Israel and Russia?" he asked. ... undermined the West's objections to a nuclear Iran.
Let's be honest (for once): The problem in the Middle East is not the Palestinian people, not Hamas, not the Arabs, not Hezbollah or the Iranians or the entire Muslim world. It's us, the Israelis. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict
"Olmert, please resign," was the heading of a full-page advertisement running in 7 prominent Jewish newspapers. Next to a photograph of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over aga
Some Israelis were less pleased to hear Robert Gates, the new US secretary of defense, mention what US administrations have long avoided uttering in public -- that the Jewish state has the Middle East's only nuclear arsenal.
Israeli Prime Minister Olmert rejected a US advisory group's conclusion that a concerted effort to resolve Israel's conflict with its neighbors will help stabilize the situation in Iraq, saying there is no connection between the 2 issues.
The newest member of Israel’s center-left government seems out of place. Avigdor Lieberman is a West Bank settler who has advocated killing the leaders of the Palestinian group Hamas and reducing the number of Arabs who are Israeli citizens. Yet h
The Israeli government has approved the creation of a new ministry for strategic affairs, to be headed by a controversial ultra-nationalist and deal mainly with Iran's nuclear ambitions.
Prosecutors must show the two lobbyists charged under espionage laws knew that the disclosure of the material they allegedly passed to reporters and Israeli officials would hurt the United States. [Israel lobby gets judges too.]
The head of the water resources department at the town of Quneitra just across the border from the Golan Heights, said Israel started building the dam in July only 10 yards away from the cease-fire line delineated by a UN peacekeeping force in the ar
French soldiers in Lebanon who feel threatened by aggressive Israeli overflights are permitted to shoot at IAF fighter jets, a high-ranking French military officer told The Jerusalem Post.
The Iraq war was a boon for Israel's security, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said, voicing fresh endorsement for a Bush administration sapped by the unpopularity at home of its Middle East policies.
As Israeli bombs fell on Lebanon for a second week last July, the Rev. John Hagee of San Antonio arrived in Washington with 3,500 evangelicals for the first annual conference of his newly founded organization, Christians United For Israel.
Brigadier-General Gal Hirsch is the second Israeli general to quit amid widespread public criticism of military failures during the 34-day war that ended with a UN-brokered ceasefire in mid-August.
Former World Bank President James Wolfensohn told the Jewish Federation of Chicago that the Lebanon war was an unprecedented test to Israel's military and withing a year or two the Jewish State will no longer be Washington's center of attenti