In a dramatic policy shift toward the ongoing violence in the Middle East, President Bush called on Israel to halt its drive into the West Bank and announced that Secretary of State Colin Powell would go to the region next…
Egypt will limit its contact with Israel's government, but would not completely close diplomatic channels -- a move that comes as anger grows in the Arab world over Israel's deepening incursions into Palestinian-held territory.
Israel threatened legal action on Tuesday against CNN and NBC for broadcasting from Ramallah -- a city it has declared a military zone closed to the media.
President Bush demanded Palestinian leader Arafat to publicly do more to end terrorism while calling on the Israeli government to ensure there is a political path to peace as it exerts its right to self-defense.
Secretary of State Colin Powell called on Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to end attacks against Israel Friday, and urged Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to show restraint.
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Israeli troops exchanged gunfire with Arafat's security guards in the Ramallah complex, wounding 25 of the leader's bodyguards. Five Palestinians and one Israeli soldier were killed in the fighting, according to hospital officials.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Tuesday conditions were "not yet ripe" for lifting a travel ban on Yasser Arafat, despite U.S. pressure to allow the Palestinian leader to travel to an Arab summit in Beirut.
A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up in a main downtown shopping district in Jerusalem Thursday afternoon, killing at least three others and injuring at least 60 people, Israeli police said.
On one of the deadliest days in 17 months of renewed fighting, Israeli troops on Friday killed 33 Palestinians during raids on refugee camps and villages and a Palestinian gunman killed five Israeli students at a Bible study hall.
A mounting death toll, worsened Thursday by a series of raids on Palestinian refugee camps and suicide bombings, is raising questions about the leadership of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
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