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  • As prisoner release begins, rockets fired at Israel

    August 13, 2013 | 1:42 pm

    Rockets were fired from Gaza at southern Israel as Palestinian prisoners being released by Israel were being transported to the border.

    One rocket fired Tuesday night at Sderot fell short of its target and is believed to have landed inside Gaza. A second rocket landed in the...

  • Report: Kerry bound for Israel next week

    June 7, 2013 | 11:00 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is set to return to Israel and the Palestinian territories next week to push for a revival of peace talks.

    Reuters reported Friday that sources in Israel and the Palestinian Authority confirmed that Kerry was slated to arrive on June 11-12 for...

  • Two Israeli guest writers on the recent events

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 6, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Last week's Israeli- Palestinian- U.N members events dragged all kinds of critisizm. In the past week, I was exposed to various points of view and takes on the U.N vote for the Palestinian authority's resolution and on the Israeli reaction to it, and decided it would be best to...

  • U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly upgrades Palestine to observer status

    November 29, 2012 | 2:22 pm

    The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to upgrade Palestine to a non-member observer state.

    The vote Thursday was 138 to 9, with 41 countries abstaining. The Palestinians were expected to handily win the vote, which is largely symbolic.

    Cheers erupted in the...

  • Olmert offers civilian service plan as military draft alternative; U.S. to train Palestinian troops

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Olmert Promotes Civilian National Service

    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office announced this week that it had formed an administration to accommodate Israelis who, upon reaching draft age, prefer a civilian version of national service to the standard military conscription. The...