In a keynote address to British officials, President Bush urged Israel not to jeopardize the Israeli-Palestinian peace process by continuing construction of a security fence through sections of Palestinian-populated areas in the West Bank.
Palestinian lawmakers approved a new government Wednesday after a two-month stalemate that hindered progress for peace talks.
Israeli warplanes and helicopters attacked targets in the Gaza Strip in separate strikes on Monday, reportedly killing 11 Palestinians, including two members of the militant group Hamas. The raids reportedly wounded some 90 others.
A roadside bomb ripped through an armored van Wednesday, killing three Americans traveling through the Gaza Strip in a U.S. diplomatic convoy.
Palestinian officials were struggling to persuade Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei not to quit Thursday, after the recently appointed official threatened to resign over a security dispute with President Yasser Arafat.
"There is a wide variety of training in the camp, including sabotage, artillery training, guerrilla warfare and even aeronautical training," the Israeli military said in a statement.
The Israeli Cabinet voted 18-4 Wednesday to continue building a controversial security barrier that Israeli officials say is designed to keep terrorists at bay.
The major powers that crafted the road map to peace in the Middle East issued a statement Friday calling for Palestinians to clamp down on violence against Israelis, even as another attack occurred in a Jewish settlement in the West…
Speaking at a Camp David news conference with Jordan's King Abdullah, President Bush acknowledged Thursday that his Middle East peace plan was stalled, blaming the lack of progress on Palestinian President Yasser Arafat's failure to lead.
The Israeli government called Yasser Arafat a "complete obstacle" to peace, and in a majority vote, agreed the Palestinian leader should be expelled, though the cabinet made no immediate plans to do so.
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