Articles Tagged 'Israel'
Defiant Israel seizes Gaza-bound ship
By KARIN LAUB, Associated Press Writer
JERUSALEM (AP) â€” A defiant Israel enforced its 3-year-old blockade of Hamas-ruled Gaza on Saturday, with naval commandos swiftly…
IDF: Global Jihad links on flotilla
By By YAAKOV KATZ, JPOST.com
Dozens of passengers who were aboard the Mavi Marmara Turkish passenger ship are suspected of having connections with global jihad-affiliated terrorist organizations, defense officials said on Tuesday, amid growing concerns that Turkish warships would accompany a futureÂ flotillaÂ to theÂ GazaÂ Strip.
According to the defense officials, the IDF has identified about 50 passengers…
Flotilla set for final leg of Gaza blockade-busting bidby Charlie Charalambous
NICOSIA (AFP) â€“ Hundreds of activists braced on Friday for the final leg of their attempt to bust theÂ GazaÂ Strip
embargo, a bid Israel vowed to defeat, as each side accused the other of violating international law.
Two cargo ships and five smaller boats loaded with thousands of tonnes of supplies and hundreds of passengers…
Donkey detonated on Gaza border
By ASSOCIATED PRESS AND JPOST.COM STAFF
A small Syrian-backedÂ terroristÂ group in Gaza said its activists blew up a donkey cart laden with explosives close to the border with Israel on Tuesday, killing the animal but causing no human casualties.
Abu Ghassan, spokesman for theÂ terroristÂ group, said more than 200 kilograms of dynamite were heaped on the animal-drawn…
Israel primed for war on Iran – Netanyahu deputy
By Dan Williams(Reuters)
HERZLIYA, IsraelÂ – Israel is primed for a war on Iran, a deputy to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, in a rare break with his government’s reticence as world powers try to talk Tehran into curbing its nuclear plans.
By spearheading assaults on guerrillas in neighbouring Lebanon and Palestinian territories, the Israeli air force…
Clash at Brandeis U. over Israeli speaker
By Casey Curlin, The Washington Times
Despite attending a historically Jewish university named after one of America’s earliest Zionists, students at Brandeis University are protesting having Israel’s U.S. ambassador as their commencement speaker, arguing that the school is biased against Palestinians.
The selection of Michael Oren to give the graduation speech has prompted the founding of competing Facebook groups,…
Israel warns against giving Iran too much time
WASHINGTON (AP) – Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak says the world can’t afford to wait too long to see if Iran backs down on its nuclear program.
In a news conference with Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Tuesday, Barak said he supports the U.S. focus on tougher economic sanctions against Tehran. But he added that only time will tell to…
U.S. seeks 4-month Jerusalem building freeze: report
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama wants Israel to freeze construction in East Jerusalem for four months in exchange for an attempt to renew stalled Israeli peace talks with Palestinians, an Israeli newspaper said on Wednesday.
Washington hopes such a deal could persuade Palestinians to renew direct negotiations rather than indirect proximity talks, as had been planned, the Haaretz…
Lieberman to Ban: Israel seeks more objectivity from international community
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman spoke with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon overnight Monday and told him Israel expects a more objective and constructive approach from the international community.
Ban is expected to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in Moscow on Friday to hold talks on…
Biden scolds Israel over settlement plan
By Adam Entous and Mohammed Assadi Adam Entous And Mohammed Assadi
RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) â€“ Vice President Joe Biden publicly scolded Israel on Wednesday over a Jewish settlement plan, saying it was undermining peace efforts after Palestinians agreed to U.S.-mediated talks.
“It is incumbent on both parties to build an atmosphere of support for negotiations and not …