Israeli tanks, planes and ground forces pounded Gaza on Monday, seizing buildings on the outskirts of Gaza City, even as world leaders headed for the region to press for a truce.
By Admin and PBS NewsHour
Israel agreed Monday to allow some power plant fuel, medicine and food into the Gaza Strip, at least temporarily easing a blockade on the Hamas ruled-territory, which was imposed in retaliation for recent rocket attacks on southern Israel.
By PBS NewsHour
Hard-liner Ariel Sharon has declared victory in Israel's special election for prime minister, following incumbent Ehud Barak's concession.
Plans for an Israeli-Palestinian summit in Egypt collapsed today and within hours, two Israelis were killed in renewed violence. But leaders on both sides say they still hope to reach agreement on a peace deal proposed by U.S. President Bill…
Ehud Barak, who abruptly resigned as Israeli Prime minister last week, kicked off his reelection campaign today. He faces right-wing rival Benjamin Netanyahu in upcoming elections.
With right-wing rival Ariel Sharon set to challenge him in early elections, embattled Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak offered to recognize a Palestinian state, but avoided the Jerusalem question.
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