Latest Amir Peretz Stories

2006-08-11 23:44:46

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. The army said troops were carrying out orders issued by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Amir Peretz.

2006-08-08 03:47:32

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Tuesday that Lebanon's decision to deploy 15,000 Lebanese troops in southern Lebanon was an "interesting step" which would be reviewed.

2006-08-07 12:04:13

By Dean Yates JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel threatened on Monday to expand ground operations against Hizbollah if diplomatic efforts to end the war remained stalled, apparently putting pressure on Beirut to accept a draft UN resolution aimed at ending fighting.

2006-08-07 08:02:05

By Jonathan Saul TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Waving colorful banners and singing protest songs, a tireless band of Israeli demonstrators is trying to end the war in Lebanon. Few are taking notice. "We understand we don't represent the consensus.

2006-08-07 09:28:00

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will broaden its ground offensive in Lebanon within days if diplomatic efforts to end the fighting fail to make progress, Defense Minister Amir Peretz said on Monday.

2006-07-27 03:55:02

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian couple of Lebanese origin will file a complaint accusing Israeli leaders of war crimes over the bombing of Lebanon, the Belgian newspaper Le Soir reported on Thursday.

2006-07-25 10:47:11

By Adam Entous JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel intends to control a security zone in southern Lebanon until an international force can be deployed to take it over, Defense Minister Amir Peretz said on Tuesday.

2006-07-17 08:02:07

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz said on Monday that no Israeli jet or helicopter had been shot down over Lebanon but did not rule out that a drone many have been downed.

2006-06-19 13:25:25

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert held talks on Monday with three former Israeli premiers about Iran's nuclear program, signaling a drive for consensus on an issue the Jewish state calls a threat to its existence.

2006-06-13 12:22:38

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel on Tuesday denied responsibility for an explosion on a Gaza beach last week that killed seven Palestinian civilians and led militant group Hamas to call off a 16-month truce.