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Former Israel PM convicted but escapes fraud charge


July 10th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in Jerusalem Tuesday cleared former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert of multiple fraud and corruption charges but found him guilty of ... Read more...

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Israel to hand over historical building to Russia


June 26th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, June 26 (IANS) Sergei Courtyard compound, one of the most important heritage sites in Jerusalem, is all set to officially come under Russian ownership following an agreement between ... Read more...

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Brown takes up jogging


November 8th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.8 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has joined other world leaders in taking up running as part of a new exercise regime.The Prime Minister, who is 58, can be ... Read more...

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Ehud Olmert becomes first Israeli PM to face trial


August 31st, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Aug. 31 (ANI): Following the filing of a indictment against him on Sunday, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has become the first premier in Israel's history against whom criminal ... Read more...

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Israel promises strong response to Gaza rocket fire


March 1st, 2009 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem /Gaza, March 1 (DPA) Continued Palestinian rocket fire from the Gaza Strip on southern Israel will be met with "a painful, sharp, strong and uncompromising response", outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud ... Read more...

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Israeli prime minister sacks Gaza talks special envoy


February 24th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 24 (RIA Novosti) Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has sacked Amos Gilad, who was the head of ceasefire talks in Gaza with the militant group Hamas, media reports said ... Read more...

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Pope will visit Israel in May, says Olmert


February 16th, 2009 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Feb 15 (DPA) Pope Benedict XVI will pay an official visit to Israel in May this year, outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced Sunday."The entire Israeli government welcomes the visit," ... Read more...

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Israeli Air Force strikes at Hamas targets in Gaza again


February 2nd, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Feb.2 (ANI): The Israeli Air Force struck rocket-launching areas in northern Gaza and a Hamas security building in central Gaza on Sunday night. The targets attacked included six smuggling tunnels ... Read more...

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Israel promises ‘fierce’ response to Gaza rocket fire


February 1st, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 1 (DPA) Caretaker Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert threatened Sunday a "fierce and disproportionate" response to continued rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, saying the "old rules of engagement" ... Read more...

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Obama opens innings promising ‘new era of openness’


January 22nd, 2009 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama began his first full day in office promising transparency and the rule of law in a "new era of openness” in the country."Transparency and ... Read more...

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Israel launches airstrike after unilateral Gaza truce (Second Lead)


January 18th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Jan 18 (Xinhua) The Israeli military Sunday said it launched an airstrike to hit back at Gaza militants' rocket attacks earlier Sunday after the Jewish state announced a unilateral truce late ... Read more...

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Rockets, gunfire hours after Gaza ceasefire begins (Lead)


January 18th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv/Gaza, Jan 18 (DPA) Militant Palestinians in the Gaza Strip launched rockets into the Israeli border area, near the town of Sderot only hours after the beginning of a unilateral ceasefire ... Read more...

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Israel security cabinet approves cease-fire in Gaza


January 18th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Jan.18 (ANI): The security cabinet of Israel has reportedly approved a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, at least from the Israeli side of the border with Gaza. According to the ... Read more...

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Hamas vows to continue fighting despite Israeli ceasefire


January 18th, 2009 - 5:52 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, Jan 18 (Xinhua) Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas vowed to continue fighting after Israel declared a unilateral ceasefire in the Gaza Strip Saturday evening.Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Saturday evening declared a ... Read more...

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Israel declares unilateral ceasefire in Gaza


January 18th, 2009 - 4:17 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Jan 18 (Xinhua) Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Saturday evening declared a unilateral ceasefire in the Gaza Strip in a press conference here. Read more...

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Israel’s security cabinet expected to vote on ceasefire


January 17th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Jan 17 (DPA) The Israeli security cabinet was expected to vote Saturday night on a ceasefire proposal as the military campaign entered its fourth week and airstrikes continued overnight across ... Read more...

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UN chief renews calls for immediate Gaza ceasefire


January 14th, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 14 (DPA) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday renewed his calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and stressed that all UN member states are obliged to abide by Security Council ... Read more...

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US says Olmert’’s UN vote story ”100 percent untrue”


January 14th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Jan.14 (ANI): Israel and the US engaged are engaged in a public spat over events leading to the US abstention in last Thursday''s UN Security Council resolution vote on the ... Read more...

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Hamas using Gazans as human shield: Israeli diplomat


January 13th, 2009 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 13 (RIA Novosti) Hamas is holding civilians hostage and using them as human shields during Israel's assault on the Gaza Strip, Israel's ambassador to Russia said Tuesday. "We regard Gaza's ... Read more...

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Israeli troops enter Gaza City


January 13th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Jan.13 (ANI): Israeli troops have entered Gaza City after artillery, attack helicopters and navy gunboats, which had shelled the coast from the west, backed up the ground forces. According to Sky ... Read more...

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Brown renews call for end to Gaza violence


January 4th, 2009 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 4 (Xinhua) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Sunday renewed his call for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.In an interview with the BBC, Brown said: "What we have to ... Read more...

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UN Security Council to discuss Gaza (Lead)


January 4th, 2009 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 4 (DPA) The UN Security Council was due to meet late Saturday at UN headquarters in New York to discuss the Middle East conflict, hours after Israeli troops launched ... Read more...

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Anti-Israel protests continue in India


January 1st, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar/Kolkata, Jan 1 (ANI): Groups of youths took to streets in various parts of Srinagar, raising slogans in solidarity with the suffering people of Gaza. Many in the Kashmir Valley have condemned ... Read more...

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Israel rejects 48-hour cease-fire call against Gaza militants


December 31st, 2008 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Tel Aviv, Dec.31 (ANI): Israel has rejected an immediate 48-hour cease-fire against Gaza militants. According to Fox News, the Hamas continues to fire rockets close to the country''s heartland, prompting Israel to ... Read more...

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Israel rejects calls for truce, Gaza toll nears 370 (Roundup)


December 31st, 2008 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Gaza/Tel Aviv, Dec 30 (DPA) Israel Tuesday rejected calls by the UN and European Union (EU) for an immediate ceasefire and instead prepared for what could be "long weeks of combat", as ... Read more...

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Israeli warplanes slam Hamas government compound


December 30th, 2008 - 7:37 pm ICT by ANI
Tel Aviv, Dec.30 (ANI): Israeli aircraft kept up a relentless assault on Hamas-ruled Gaza on Tuesday, smashing a government complex, security installations and the home of a top militant commander as ... Read more...

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Israel sentences militant leader to 30 years in jail


December 26th, 2008 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 25 (DPA) An Israeli military court Thursday sentenced Ahmed Saadat, leader of the radical Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), to 30 years in jail, an Israeli ... Read more...

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Islamic Jihad claims credit for rocket salvo on Israel


December 21st, 2008 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv/Gaza City, Dec 21 (DPA) The Islamic Jihad group took credit Sunday for firing 10 rockets into southern Israel, bringing to well over 50 the number of missiles and mortars launched ... Read more...

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‘Good’ progress on Israeli-Palestinian peace: Bush


December 20th, 2008 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (DPA) US President George W. Bush said that there has been a "good deal" of progress in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process despite the failed effort to reach a settlement ... Read more...

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Israel to release 250 Palestinian prisoners


November 30th, 2008 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Nov 30 (Xinhua) The Israeli cabinet Sunday decided to release 250 Palestinian prisoners as a goodwill gesture ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid-Al-Azha.The decision was made at a weekly cabinet ... Read more...

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Israel to benefit from a democratic Palestinian state: Bush


November 25th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 25 (Xinhua) Israel will benefit by a democratic Palestinian state as a neighbour that works for peace, US President George W. Bush has said."We strongly believe that Israel will benefit ... Read more...

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Olmert, Abbas meet in Jerusalem


November 17th, 2008 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Nov 17 (Xinhua) Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Monday in Jerusalem, media reported. During the meeting, Abbas would urge Olmert to restore calm in the ... Read more...

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The myth of an Israeli pullout from occupied areas (News Analysis)


October 8th, 2008 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 8 (RIA Novosti) The latest statements by retiring Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on his country's withdrawal from the occupied areas provoked a shock reaction in Israel and restrained joy ... Read more...

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Israeli PM Olmert hands in formal resignation


September 22nd, 2008 - 2:26 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Sep 22 (DPA) Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert handed in Sunday evening his resignation to President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem, after serving in the office for 33 months.Earlier in the ... Read more...

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Israel’s PM Ehud Olmert to resign


September 21st, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Sep 21 (DPA) Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told his cabinet Sunday that he intends to resign the premiership, following the election of Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni as the new leader ... Read more...

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