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July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - Some 700 international terrorism experts from nearly 50 countries are gathering in Israel this week for an academic conference, which opens Monday evening with a memorial session honoring the 9/11 terror victims. This year's conference, titled "Terrorism's Global Impact," will largely focus on Iran. Israeli experts generally consider the Shiite-run Muslim country to be the most dangerous state sponsor of terrorism in the world today.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - Israeli officials are reacting with skepticism to reports that the radical Islamic Hamas movement has decided to indirectly recognize the state of Israel as part of a deal to form a national unity government with the Palestinian Authority's Fatah party and two other groups.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - The crisis inside the Israeli military following the inconclusive war in Lebanon deepened on Wednesday with the sudden resignation of a senior army commander. This came after a Knesset parliamentary committee released a scathing report Tuesday night over certain aspects of the way the government handled the conflict.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - Amnesty International charged today that Hizballah rocket attacks on northern Israel amounted to war crimes. The accusation came three weeks after the human rights group blasted Israel for allegedly carrying out war crimes during the 34-day conflict. "Hizballah's rocket attacks on northern Israel amounted to deliberate attacks on civilians and civilian objects as well as indiscriminate attacks, both war crimes under international law," stated a 15-page report issued by the human rights group.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - By the end of next year, visitors to Jerusalem may think they are driving into San Francisco instead of an ancient, holy city that is sacred to three world religions. A sleek new suspension bridge -- soaring heavenward like the Golden Gate -- is going up near the city's western entrance.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - The kidnapping that sent the Israeli military back into the Gaza Strip in June appears to be nearing a negotiated solution. In an interview published Tuesday in the Bahrain-based Akhbar Al Halij newspaper, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said that captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will be taken across the border into Egypt in preparation for a Palestinian prisoner swap with Israel. Egyptian media reports claimed on Monday that the transfer has already taken place.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - Following the recent Israeli-Hizballah war in Lebanon, four Arab church leaders based in Jerusalem have issued a scathing attack on Christians who actively support the Jewish state, indirectly including President George W. Bush.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - Israeli officials plan to question visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov about Russian-made anti-tank rockets that reportedly killed dozens of IDF soldiers during the recent conflict with Hizballah forces in Lebanon.The senior diplomat begins a two day visit to Israel Thursday evening. He will meet first with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert before holding talks on Friday with several other Israeli government officials. On Saturday, Lavrov is scheduled to meet with Palestinian Authority leaders in Ramallah, north of Jerusalem.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - In 1969, Israel became one of the first countries in the world with a female governmental leader when Golda Meir was sworn in as prime minister. Israel is now set to become one of the first nations with a female Supreme Court chief justice. A special judicial selection committee on Thursday unanimously approved the appointment of 64-year-old Dorit Beinisch to become Supreme Court president (chief justice) next week.