Assaf Uni, Haaretz Correspondents


Israel and Egypt To Begin Negotiations on Gaza Truce

By Barak Ravid, Avi Issacharoff and Assaf Uni, Haaretz Correspondents

Israel and Egypt are expected to enter intensive negotiations in the coming days in an attempt to agree on a mechanism that will bring the fighting in the Gaza Strip to an end. Meanwhile, the cabinet approved Wednesday a continuation of Operation Cast Lead.Read More


Donors Pledge $7.4 Billion To Boost Palestinian Economy

By Assaf Uni, Haaretz Correspondents and Avi Issacharoff

International donors pledged $7.4 billion for the Palestinians at a conference in Paris on Monday, a massive sum that beat the Palestinians’ own expectations, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said.Read More


Israel, P.A. Agree To Strive for Accord by End of 2008

By Haaretz Service, Assaf Uni, Haaretz Correspondents and Barak Ravid , Aluf Benn,

Israel and the Palestinian Authority agreed Tuesday to immediately launch peace negotiations in order to reach an agreement by the end of 2008, President Bush said in his remarks at the Middle East peace conference in Annapolis, Maryland.Read More






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