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2006-09-04 09:21:26

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Monday he had put his plan for an Israeli pullback from parts of the occupied West Bank on hold following a war in which Arab militants rained rockets on the Jewish state. "I have no doubt that something has changed in the order of priorities I had believed to be correct," Olmert told parliament's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, according to an official who regularly briefs reporters on its...

2006-08-25 00:55:29

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Sixty-three percent of Israelis want Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to resign in a sharp public backlash over his handling of the war in Lebanon, a newspaper poll showed on Friday. The Yedioth Aronoth, Israel's biggest circulation newspaper, called the poll a political "earthquake" for the Olmert government. A career politician who lacks the combat credentials of many of his predecessors, Olmert has seen his public standing decline sharply for failing to deliver a...

2006-08-23 15:12:49

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert may order a state inquiry into the Lebanon war, Channel 1 Television reported on Wednesday, a move that could trigger a political and military shake-up. The station said Olmert was "considering favorably" setting up a state inquiry commission to review the handling of the offensive against Hizbollah. Such a body, usually chaired by a supreme court judge, has wide powers and holds public hearings. A government official said...

2006-08-23 15:11:59

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert may order a state inquiry into the Lebanon war, Channel 1 Television reported on Wednesday, a move that could trigger a political and military shake-up. The station said Olmert was "considering favorably" setting up a state inquiry commission to review the handling of the offensive against Hizbollah. Such a body, usually chaired by a supreme court judge, has wide powers and holds public hearings. A government official said...

2006-08-22 08:03:34

By Allyn Fisher-Ilan JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's coalition government was jolted on Tuesday by a row over financing the war in Lebanon, a week after a shaky ceasefire with Hizbollah guerrillas took effect. Tensions flared after members of Olmert's top coalition partner, the left-leaning Labor party, balked at supporting a two billion shekel ($459 million) budget cut to cover military expenses and help northern Israel recover from the war. Officials...

2006-08-22 05:12:45

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's coalition government is in trouble and should be reshuffled after a dispute stemming from the war in Lebanon, a top lawmaker in Olmert's Kadima party said on Tuesday. Tensions flared after deputies from Kadima's top coalition partner, the left-leaning Labor party, balked at supporting a two billion shekel ($459 million) budget cut aimed at helping northern Israel recover from the month-long war with Hizbollah. "The meaning of...

2006-08-21 08:38:02

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli reservists on Monday took the front line in a campaign to hold government leaders and top army officers to account for a war in Lebanon that failed to crush Hizbollah guerrillas or halt a daily rain of rockets. In a protest reminiscent of the early days of demonstrations that ultimately brought down Israeli leaders after political and military blunders in the 1973 Middle East war, some 100 people, many of them reservists, vented their...

2006-08-21 04:04:26

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli reservists, in a scathing open letter published on Monday, accused government leaders and top army officers of inept handling of the war in Lebanon and called for a broad investigation of their actions. The letter, which appeared in the newspaper Haaretz, was signed by hundreds of veterans of the Lebanon campaign, the left-leaning daily said. An Israeli general said the military had been "guilty of the sin of arrogance" in its approach...

2006-08-12 17:29:06

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli army will begin pulling out of southern Lebanon, where they have been fighting Hizbollah guerrillas in a major offensive, within a week or two, the Israeli Web site YNET News reported on Sunday. The Web site quoted a senior official in Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office as saying Israeli troops would start withdrawing from the territory after the first international forces and the Lebanese army arrive in the area. Israeli officials had no...

2006-08-12 00:03:17

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli army said on Saturday it had started broadening its ground offensive in south Lebanon and its forces were pushing toward the Litani river. Troops were carrying out orders issued by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Amir Peretz, the army said after the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution calling for an end to the month-old war between Israel and Hizbollah. Israeli officials had said before Friday's U.N. vote that the army would...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.