The Israeli government issued the Palestinian Authority an ultimatum Thursday: hand over the gunmen blamed for the killing the Israeli Minister of Tourism or face severe consequences.
Militant Palestinians today assassinated an Israeli cabinet member, sparking condemnation throughout the region and severely testing ceasefire efforts.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat Tuesday announced he would unilaterally move to enforce a cease-fire in the troubled West Bank and Gaza Strip. The Israeli government responded by suspending all military action in the region.
Israel said Monday it was ready to hold high-level talks with the Palestinians despite continued violence.
Israeli police said police officers and special forces entered and closed nearly a dozen offices of the Palestine Liberation Organization in East Jerusalem following a deadly suicide bombing.
Both sides accepted in principle a peace agreement brokered by CIA director George Tenet.
Hard-liner Ariel Sharon took office as Prime Minister of Israel.
Hard-liner Ariel Sharon has declared victory in Israel's special election for prime minister, following incumbent Ehud Barak's concession.
Faced with a three-month stalemate and a mounting death toll, Israelis and Palestinians consider meeting in Washington to revive the peace process.
Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak opened historic peace talks Wednesday, trying to work out a land-for-peace deal that would help end 51 years of conflict.
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