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2010-06-08 11:21:00

PRINCETON, N.J., June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pechter Middle East Polls (PMEP) releases data from a nationally representative telephone survey of 500 Israeli Jews conducted in Hebrew June 7, 2010. The margin of error is +/- 4%. The poll was undertaken in the aftermath of the May 31, 2010 Israeli ship boarding in international waters off Gaza that left nine activists dead and several Israeli commandos injured. Eighty five percent (85%) of the respondents indicated that Israel either...

2008-07-31 00:00:02

By Donald Macintyre Ehud Olmert finally bowed to the steadily mounting pressure arising from corruption and fraud allegations against him last night by announcing his resignation after his party chooses a new leader in just over six weeks. In a dramatic televised address just two days ahead of his fourth successive formal interview with police over the latest allegations, the Israeli Prime Minister declared that he would not run in the Kadima party leadership contest fixed for 17...

2006-09-05 01:33:05

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will seek a summit with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas if gunmen in the Gaza Strip release a captive Israeli soldier, Olmert's senior deputy said on Tuesday. "When this situation is resolved, it (meeting) will take place," Vice Premier Shimon Peres told Israel's Army Radio.

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...

2006-08-18 04:15:08

By Matt Spetalnick JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The same day an uneasy truce took effect in the Lebanon war, doctors treating former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon reported a sharp deterioration in his condition as he lay comatose in a Tel Aviv hospital. It was another stark reminder to Israelis that as Sharon slips away, his legacy is fading as well. Only last year, he was winning international accolades for Israel's Gaza withdrawal, relative quiet prevailed on the northern border...

2006-08-18 02:16:31

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has put his proposal for an Israeli pullout from parts of the occupied West Bank on hold for now following the war in Lebanon, an Israeli newspaper reported on Friday. The Haaretz daily, citing what it said were private conversations between Olmert and other ministers and party members, quoted the prime minister as saying the issue was no longer at the top of his government's agenda. A source in Olmert's office acknowledged that the...

2006-08-14 11:17:12

By Corinne Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert began a battle for his political survival on Monday by acknowledging shortcomings in the conduct of a month-long war with Hizbollah but saying the fight had been worthwhile. Addressing a special session of parliament after a U.N.-brokered truce took effect in Lebanon, Olmert said Hizbollah, which fired thousands of rockets into Israel, could no longer "act within a state as part of the axis of evil." "This...

2006-07-05 11:37:04

GAZA (Reuters) - Israel widened its offensive in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday, sending several tanks to take over the area where militants had launched a rocket that struck a major Israeli city for the first time, witnesses said. The Israeli army had no immediate comment. Hours earlier Prime Minister Ehud Olmert ordered the army to expand a weeklong offensive to free a captured soldier after a rocket crashed into an empty schoolyard in the city of Ashkelon on Tuesday night....

2006-07-04 18:30:34

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli missiles tore through the Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza on Wednesday, causing extensive damage and wounding at least three people, as Israel kept pressure on militants to release an abducted soldier. The night-time air strike was launched hours after militants from the governing Hamas movement fired a rocket into a main Israeli city for the first time, an attack that deepened a 10-day-old crisis. Israeli aircraft struck the same...

2006-07-04 17:08:47

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel was poised on Wednesday to broaden a Gaza offensive after Hamas militants fired a rocket into a main Israeli city for the first time, an attack that deepened a 10-day-old crisis over an abducted soldier. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert planned to consult with his security cabinet later in the day to discuss stronger military action after militants carried out their deepest rocket strike yet against Israel, government officials said....


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