Jeffrey Heller

Israel says no proof it carried out Dubai killing

Israel said on Wednesday the use foreign-born Israeli identities by a hit squad suspected of killing a Hamas militant did not prove Mossad did it.

Israeli navy intercepts arms ship

Israel said on Wednesday its navy intercepted a container ship carrying rockets destined for Lebanon's Iranian-backed Hezbollah group.

Netanyahu: No freeze on building in settlements

Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday Israel would not freeze all building in West Bank settlements as demanded by Washington, but could limit its scope.

Defiant Israel approves settlements

Israel approved on Monday the building of 455 settler homes in the occupied West Bank, a move opposed by the United States and the Palestinians.

Israel authorises new settler homes in West Bank

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak approved permits on Monday to build 455 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank.

Netanyahu limits new projects in settlements

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has refrained from initiating new housing projects in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, a minister said.

Barak links settlement freeze to regional peace drive

Defence Minister Ehud Barak said on Wednesday Israel would consider a limited moratorium on new construction in Jewish settlements.

Netanyahu bends on statehood but not settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave ground on Sunday by conditionally accepting a United States goal of a Palestinian state.

US envoy assures Israel of strong alliance

US envoy George Mitchell assured Israel on Tuesday the United States would remain its close ally despite differences over Jewish settlements.

Disarray as Israeli election rivals claim victory

Israel faced on Wednesday what could be weeks of political uncertainty after an election that ended with clashing claims of victory.

Netanyahu maintains edge in Israel election race

Front-runner Benjamin Netanyahu has moved quickly to deflect allegations his victory could mean conflict with new US President Barack Obama.

Scandal-hit Olmert announces resignation

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced his resignation at a Cabinet meeting on Sunday, but he could remain in office for weeks or months.

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