Secretary of State Powell urges PMQureia to take action against militants
Arafat: Accord lacks official status; Israeli negotiator Beilin: Palestinian right of return not included in final text of Geneva Accord.
The Israel Air Force attack on the training facility near Damascus after the terrorist bombing in Haifa diverted the spotlight of interest toward the House Subcommittee on the Middle East.
Israel has the capability to fire nuclear warheads from submarines, the Los Angeles Times reported yesterday. Basing its disclosure on U.S. government officials and Israeli sources, the report claimed that Israeli submarines are armed with U.S.-made Harpoon cruise missiles.
Israel will refrain from harsh military steps on the northern border as long as attacks on Israeli troops from Lebanon do not resume, the government decided yesterday after consultations with the defense establishment.
Before dawn on Sunday, Israel Air Force planes bombed an area deep inside Syria which Israel claims hosted a training camp for Palestinian terrorists. Israel said that the strike came in retaliation for Islamic Jihad's brutal suicide bombing in Haifa on Saturday, which killed 19 people.
In the most open criticism of the cabinet decision to proceed with the construction of the security fence along a contentious route, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell yesterday said the Bush administration is unhappy about the fence.
As prayer leader of the Islamic Cultural Center of New York since just after Sept. 11, Omar Abu-Namus - who is from a Palestinian refugee family - has helped to initiate a dialogue with local Jews and to restore the Muslims' place in society