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Summary Of Editorials, Hebrew Press, 17 Jul 2008

Friday, 18 July 2008, 3:08 pm | Israel Government

Ma'ariv editors called on the govt "to focus on the negotiations to return Gilad Shalit from the Gaza Strip," and added, "The justification for paying a high price for Gilad is much greater than was for the price that was paid yesterday for bodies." More >>

Statements By Israeli Leaders On Goldwasser, Regev

Thursday, 17 July 2008, 11:48 pm | Israel Government

"Lebanon is celebrating 'victory'. Heads of state and the leadership of Hizbullah are welcoming the return of Samir Kuntar, a murderer who smashed the skull of a four-year-old girl, Einat, with his bare hands and the butt of his rifle." -- Shimon Peres. More >>

Israel Govt: Regev & Goldwasser Remains Identified

Thursday, 17 July 2008, 9:14 am | Israel Government

"the bodies of First Sergeant Ehud Goldwasser and Sergeant First Class Eldad Regev were positively identified by representatives of the IDF Military Rabbinate, the Medical Corps and other forensic experts at the Rosh Hanikra crossing." More >>

Israel's Sacred Baha'i Shrines Join UNESCO List

Tuesday, 15 July 2008, 10:26 pm | Israel Government

Baha'u'llah and the Bab were messengers of God; their resting places are sites of pilgrimage for a world-wide religious community of some five million believers. The shrine of Baha'u'llah is the focal point of prayer for Baha'is all over the world. More >>

Cairo Screening: Israeli Film 'The Band's Visit'

Tuesday, 15 July 2008, 11:00 am | Israel Government

The film screening is part of the cultural activities organized by the Israeli embassy in Cairo, which aims to bring closer not only governments but also peoples. Recent events in this vein include a performance by Israeli musician Yair Delal. More >>

Israel OKs Agreement On Release Of Israeli Soldier

Monday, 14 July 2008, 9:37 pm | Israel Government

The report on Ron Arad as conveyed by Hizbullah does not provide a clear answer as to his fate. Samir Kuntar and four illegal Lebanese fighters currently held by Israel will be released to Lebanon on Wednesday June 16, 2008. More >>

Israel Bans Hamas-Affiliated Charity Organizations

Tuesday, 8 July 2008, 3:38 pm | Israel Government

Defense Minister Ehud Barak has signed an order declaring 36 funds around the world, members of the "Union of Good" organization, to be banned associations in Israel since they are part of Hamas's fundraising network, and support & assist it. More >>

FM Livni: "Zionist Education Must Be Strengthened"

Monday, 7 July 2008, 9:28 pm | Israel Government

"Jewish and Zionist education: This must be strengthened abroad as well as in Israel. There is room for improvement in the field of Jewish, Zionist education, which should reinforce the common denominator between the various communities." More >>

Humanitarian Assistance, Gaza, Feb 27-Jul 4, 2008

Monday, 7 July 2008, 3:48 pm | Israel Government

Two-way traffic at the Erez Crossing of international organizations' staff, Gaza residents seeking medical treatment together with the people accompanying them ("medical evacuations"), and Palestinian civilians has been permitted for humanitarian reasons. More >>

Behind The Headlines: Jerusalem Bulldozer Attack

Thursday, 3 July 2008, 5:37 pm | Israel Government

The bulldozer had plowed into two public buses carrying passengers, overturning one of them. He crushed a number of cars with their drivers still in them, and targeted several pedestrians chasing them down and running them over. More >>

Gaza Border Reopened After Day Without Rocket Fire

Thursday, 3 July 2008, 6:24 am | Israel Government

Israel reopened four Gaza crossings on Wednesday (2 July), and for the first time in a year allowed the transfer of dry cement for construction. An Egyptian initiative to end terrorism from the Gaza Strip led to a "state of calm." More >>

Jerusalem: Bulldozer Used In Deadly Terror Attack

Thursday, 3 July 2008, 5:28 am | Israel Government

Three people were killed and over 50 wounded in a terror attack in Jerusalem shortly before noon. Driving a bulldozer on Jaffa Road between the Central Bus Station and the Mahane Yehuda market, a terrorist deliberately plowed into cars and pedestrians. More >>

Key Points On Release Of Missing Israeli Soldiers

Tuesday, 1 July 2008, 7:49 am | Israel Government

Main points of the framework: The abducted soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev will be returned to Israel, a report on the disappearance of Ron Arad will be delivered to Israel and remains from the Second Lebanon War will also be received. More >>

Cabinet Communique - Government Of Israel (29 Jun)

Tuesday, 1 July 2008, 7:45 am | Israel Government

"I wish to be absolutely clear: our approach to the release of living soldiers must be different than our approach to bringing back soldiers who are no longer alive. The facts were presented to you and have been known for quite some time." -- PM Olmert. More >>

Israel Will Not Accept A Calm Period Used To Rearm

Thursday, 19 June 2008, 9:22 pm | Israel Government

FM Livni: "We have one address in Gaza, and that is Hamas. We will not check who fires a Kassam rocket. Responsibility rests with Hamas. I do not believe only in a halt to the firings. There must also be a halt to arms smuggling & stockpiling." More >>

Israel: Goal Of The Calm Is Cessation Of Terrorism

Thursday, 19 June 2008, 9:20 pm | Israel Government

The goals of the calm are the total cessation of terrorism and firing at Israel by all factions, the end of Palestinian smuggling and military build-up and progress in securing the release of the abducted soldier Gilad Shalit. More >>

Israeli Military Ops In Gaza To Cease 19 June 2008

Wednesday, 18 June 2008, 8:10 pm | Israel Government

"If the fighting indeed ceases Thursday as planned, Israel will ease its blockade of Gaza next week," government spokesman Mark Regev said. At the same time, talks to release abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit will intensify. More >>

Israeli Defense Minister Talks About State Of Calm

Wednesday, 18 June 2008, 8:08 pm | Israel Government

"Today seven terrorists were killed and yesterday three terrorists were killed in an IDF counterterrorist operation. Tonight the possibility of arriving at a state of calm (in the Gaza Strip arena) is being explored," -- Defense Minister Ehud Barak. More >>

A Year Since Hamas Took The Gaza Strip By Force

Wednesday, 18 June 2008, 9:20 am | Israel Government

In June 2007 Hamas took over the Gaza Strip, neutralized the military and political strength of Fatah and the Palestinian security services and established a radical Islamic entity in the Gaza Strip which is separate from the Palestinian Authority. More >>

Israel Reaction To IAEA's Iran Nuke Program Report

Wednesday, 28 May 2008, 6:46 pm | Israel Government

"Despite the fact that the IAEA assigns high credibility to the information presented to it, Iran continues its tricks of deception and evasiveness. Iran's response does nothing to remove the fears of the international community." More >>