Articles Tagged 'Israel'
Israel bombs Hezbollah-bound missiles in Syria: official
WASHINGTON | Israel has carried out an air strike targeting a shipment of missiles in Syria bound for Hezbollah guerrillas in neighboring Lebanon, an Israeli…
Rockets strike Israel from Gaza
JERUSALEM | Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip struck inside Israel after nightfall on Thursday, causing no damage or injury, Israeli media reports said.…
Obama urges Palestinians, Israeli students to â€˜think anewâ€™
JERUSALEM â€” In separate talks before West Bank Palestinians and Israeli college students that carried echoes of Abraham Lincolnâ€™s call to â€œthink anew and act anew,â€ 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…
In Israel, Obama warns Syria on chemical weapons
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…
John Kerryâ€™s first overseas trip skips over Israel
Secretary of State John Kerry heads off next week for his first overseas trip â€” 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. Heâ€™ll focus diplomatic talks around ongoing conflicts in Mali, Syria and Afghanistan, according to…
Obama Plans Visit to Israel This Spring
WASHINGTON â€“ President Obama plans to travel this spring to Israel for the first time since taking office, in a trip fraught with potential tension as he and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu try to move past the friction of the last four years now that both have won re-election.
Mr. Obama agreed to the visit during a recent telephone call…
Israeli silence on Syria is strategic
JERUSALEM | Military secrets are not readily divulged anywhere. But in Israel the blanket silence that envelops officials after an event like Wednesday’s mysterious air strike on Syria reflects a deeper strategy involving both deterrence and outreach.
Beyond customary concern to safeguard spies and tactics for a government currently engaged in a graver confrontation with Iran, Israelis see such reticence…
Israel hits target in Syria border area: sources
LONDON | Israeli forces have attacked a target on the Syrian-Lebanese border overnight, a Western diplomat and three regional security sources said on Wednesday, at a time of growing concern in the Jewish state over the fate of Syrian chemical and conventional weapons.
The sources, who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the issue, had no further…
Israel vows Syria strike at any sign of chemical arms transfer
JERUSALEM | Any sign of Syria’s grip on its suspected chemical weapons slipping as it battles an armed uprising could trigger Israeli military strikes, Israel’s vice premier said on Sunday.
Silvan Shalom confirmed a media report that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had last week convened security chiefs to discuss the civil war in nearby Syria and the state of the…
Exit polls show Likud Beytenu at 31 seats; Yesh Atid at 19
Binyamin Netanyahu looked likely to squeak through with a narrow victory in Tuesday’s Knesset elections, exit polls released as soon as the ballots closed seemed…