April 15, 1989 |
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir said Friday he rejects trading land for peace despite an earlier government statement that Israel is willing to discuss any option with the Palestinians. "I don't accept it. It is not necessary. It is not relevant," he told reporters upon his return to Israel from the United States. Shamir, 73, described his 10-day U.S. visit as a success and added: "There is an understanding between the U.S. and Israel about our four-point peace initiative." Shamir met last week with President Bush, who supported Shamir's idea for elections in the occupied territories but said the United States could not accept permanent Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
May 6, 1989 |
Hashemi Rafsanjani, Speaker of the Iranian Parliament, Friday called on Palestinians to kill Americans and other Westerners to avenge their dead in the 17-month uprising in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. The call provoked an immediate reaction from Washington, where the Administration issued a worldwide alert to American diplomatic and military installations, warning of a possible renewal of terrorist attacks on U.S. targets. In an inflammatory declaration, Rafsanjani said that "the people of Palestine . . . must avenge the blood (of the reported 461 Palestinian deaths in the occupied territories)
April 17, 1990 |
The Bush Administration obtained advance support of American Jewish leaders before imposing new rules that had the effect of diverting most Soviet Jewish emigres from the United States to Israel, according to informed sources. Administration officials and Jewish leaders both said that the consultations defused what could have turned into a firestorm of controversy.
September 14, 2005 |
Palestinian looters took irrigation hoses, pumps and plastic sheeting from dozens of greenhouses Tuesday, a month after Jewish American donors bought more than 3,000 of the structures from Israeli settlers and transferred them to the Palestinian Authority. Police commanders complained that they did not have enough manpower to protect the prized equipment in several abandoned settlements. In some instances, police joined the looters, witnesses said. "We need at least another 70 soldiers.
February 13, 2014 |
GAZA CITY -- Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man near the Gaza Strip border Thursday, the latest in a series of deadly cross-border incidents, officials said. Ashraf al-Qedra, a spokesman for the Health Ministry in Gaza, said 26-year-old Ibrahim Mansour was shot in the head by Israeli forces. Mansour died from his injuries, al-Qedra said, and another Palestinian man was wounded in his right foot. A radio station run by Hamas, the Islamic militant group that controls Gaza, said the men were collecting gravel with a group of workers near the border fence when Israeli forces opened fire without warning.
March 12, 2014 |
JERUSALEM--In the heaviest barrage in more than a year, dozens of rockets were launched at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, drawing condemnation from Israel's political leadership and swift retaliation by its military. At least 60 rockets and mortar shells were fired in rapid succession over a two-hour period. At least eight hit urban or open areas, according to Israel's army, while several others were intercepted by Israel's mobile air-defense system, Iron Dome.