Articles Tagged 'Israel'

Kerry says Israel, Palestinians lay groundwork for peace talks

July 20, 2013
AMMAN | Israel and the Palestinians have laid the groundwork for resuming peace talks after an almost three-year stalemate, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday, although he cautioned the deal was not final and required more diplomacy. Kerry, winding up his sixth Middle East brokering mission this year, gave few details. He anticipated Israeli and Palestinian envoys… READ MORE

Israel Airstrike Targeted Advanced Missiles That Russia Sold to Syria, U.S. Says

July 14, 2013
WASHINGTON — Israel carried out an air attack in Syria this month that targeted advanced antiship cruise missiles sold to the Syria government by Russia, American officials said Saturday. The officials, who declined to be identified because they were discussing intelligence reports, said the attack occurred July 5 near Latakia, Syria’s principal port city. The target was a type of… READ MORE

Israel seals deal ending military exemptions for ultra-Orthodox

May 29, 2013
JERUSALEM | Israel clinched a deal on Wednesday to abolish wholesale exemptions from military service for Jewish seminary students, ended a brief crisis that divided the ruling coalition parties. The issue of “sharing the national burden” is at the heart of heated debate over privileges the ultra-Orthodox minority has enjoyed for decades, and a government-appointed committee had failed to formulate… READ MORE

Israel fires back at Syria after gunshots at its troops

May 21, 2013
JERUSALEM | Israeli troops shot at a target across the Syrian frontier on Tuesday in response to gunfire that struck its forces in the Golan Heights, the Israeli military said. A statement said a military vehicle was damaged by shots fired from Syria but that there were no injuries. It said that soldiers “returned precise fire”.
Gunfire incidents across… READ MORE

Israel strikes Syria again, rocking Damascus

May 5, 2013

BEIRUT | Israel carried out its second air strike in days on Syria early on Sunday, a Western intelligence source said, in an attack that… READ MORE
Israeli air force F15-E

Israel bombs Hezbollah-bound missiles in Syria: official

May 4, 2013

WASHINGTON | Israel has carried out an air strike targeting a shipment of missiles in Syria bound for Hezbollah guerrillas in neighboring Lebanon, an Israeli… READ MORE
Iron Dome short range missile system

Rockets strike Israel from Gaza

April 19, 2013

JERUSALEM | Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip struck inside Israel after nightfall on Thursday, causing no damage or injury, Israeli media reports said.… READ MORE

Obama urges Palestinians, Israeli students to ‘think anew’

March 22, 2013
JERUSALEM — In separate talks before West Bank Palestinians and Israeli college students that carried echoes of Abraham Lincoln’s call to “think anew and act anew,” President Obama urged both groups Thursday to abandon old ways of thinking and search for new means to reach peace while it was still possible. On the second day of his three-day visit to… READ MORE

In Israel, Obama warns Syria on chemical weapons

March 21, 2013
JERUSALEM | President Barack Obama faces a stony reception when he travels to the West Bank on Thursday for talks with Palestinian leaders who accuse him of letting Israel ride rough-shod over their dream of statehood. Obama has said he will not bring any new initiatives to try to revive long-dormant peace talks and has instead come to Israel and… READ MORE

John Kerry’s first overseas trip skips over Israel

February 20, 2013
Secretary of State John Kerry heads off next week for his first overseas trip — a nine-nation journey, that nonetheless skips Israel. His travel itinerary includes stops in Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Qatar, according to the Associated Press. He’ll focus diplomatic talks around ongoing conflicts in Mali, Syria and Afghanistan, according to… READ MORE

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