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President Obama Prioritizes Middle East Peace

By News Agencies and Natasha Mozgovaya, Haaretz Correspondent

President Barack Obama pledged on Monday that his new Middle East envoy George Mitchell would engage “vigorously and consistently” in the quest for Israeli-Palestinian peace and would seek concrete results.Read More


Israel Votes for Unilateral Cease-Fire

By News Agencies and Haaretz Staff

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Saturday night announced that Israel’s security cabinet has voted in favor of a unilateral cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, which will come into effect at 2 a.m. on Sunday.Read More


Israel Launches Gaza Ground Operation

By Amos Harel, Yoav Stern, Yanir Yagana, Haaretz Correspondents and News Agencies

Israel entered the second week of its offensive against rockets from Hamas-ruled Gaza on Saturday evening by launching a much-expected ground operation into the coastal strip. Shortly after the ground operation began, a heavy exchange of fire was reported between Israeli troops and Hamas militants inside the Gaza Strip.Read More


Israel To Mobilize 6,500 Reservists for Gaza Operation

By Haaretz Service and News Agencies

The Israel Defense Forces will call 6,500 reservists to duty, as part of the largest Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip since it captured the territory in 1967. Defense officials said some reservists had already been mobilized to help in protecting communities on the Gaza border from retaliatory Palestinian rocket salvoes. New reservists would help complete the armed forces’ preparations for a possible escalation of the fighting, anofficial said.Read More


Indian Commandos Move on Mumbai Chabad House Seized by Terrorists

By Anshel Pfeffer, Barak Ravid, Amos Harel, Yair Ettinger, Haaretz Correspondents, and News Agencies

Indian commandos were dropped by helicopter on the roof of the besieged Chabad headquarters in Mumbai as Indian snipers at the site opened fire early Friday morning.Read More



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