September 13, 2001 |
Across Israel, people expressed solidarity with the United States, where many have relatives and friends. Israel Radio reported that at least two Israelis were on one of the planes that were hijacked and flown into the World Trade Center. Two more Israelis were reportedly working in the center and are missing. In Jerusalem, U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer participated in a ceremony marking the reopening of Sbarro, the pizza restaurant blown up by an Islamic militant last month.
September 15, 2003 |
Israeli defense officials, apparently bowing to U.S. demands, said Sunday that they had revised the planned course of a West Bank security barrier so that it would leave out a major Jewish settlement. The new blueprint, presented by Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz to U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer last week, would exclude the settlement of Ariel, about 12 miles inside the West Bank, a defense official said.
October 14, 2002 |
A Palestinian militant whose clan has been targeted by Israeli security forces was killed Sunday when a public telephone exploded in his hand -- one of six Palestinians to die in a day of violence, Palestinians said. Mohammed Shtewie Abayat was on the phone outside Beit Jala Hospital near the West Bank city of Bethlehem when the apparatus blew up, killing him, according to doctors. Relatives said he belonged to a militia linked to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement.
July 19, 1994 |
On the first day of his sixth Mideast shuttle, Secretary of State Warren Christopher talked with Israeli leaders Monday and predicted that the peace process is close to realizing its goal. "The Arab-Israeli conflict, one of the most longstanding and most intractable conflicts of this entire century, is drawing to an end," he said after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. "There will be difficulties on the path ahead.
February 20, 2004 |
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon sought Thursday to reassure three American envoys that Israel did not want to abandon the U.S.-backed peace blueprint known as the "road map," but made it clear that he was readying steps of his own should that effort fail. Sharon held a three-hour meeting with the high-level U.S.
December 10, 2003 |
The government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon reacted defiantly Tuesday to a U.N. General Assembly vote asking the International Court of Justice to rule on the legality of a barrier that Israel is building around the West Bank. Meanwhile, domestic criticism of the fence mounted, with one Israeli commentator saying construction of the barrier, which cuts tens of thousands of Palestinians off from family and livelihoods, could turn Israel into a "leper state."