Poor communities in South see illegal trade across Sinai and Gaza borders as integral to struggling economy.
Nine years into his tenure, Syrian president has become 'seasoned leader,' biographer says.
Spokesman for Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch says minister spoke in jest, didn't intend to offend.
Pair, both in their sixties, were arrested in Beirut airport en route to U.S., one voted in Lebanon election.
Shahar Mizrahi opened fire on Mahmoud Ganaim after he was suspected of breaking into a car.
Arab rights center petitions city to allow mosque to reopen, over sixty years after it was closed.
Project to be funded by private donors and funds from construction firm owned by family of Rafik Hariri.
Despite growing interest among sector's youth, program space is limited due to a constrained budget.
Iranian source tells al-Watan Iran has information U.S., Israel are planning attack on its nuclear facilities.
U.S. has given $1 billion since 2006, including $410 million in security assistance to the military, police.
Syrian FM says there is no justification for amending a 2002 Saudi peace offer to Israel.
Arab paper: Countries amending clause on 'right of return;' Yishai: Peace talks impossible until Gaza fighting ends.
Sources: Syria intent on maintaining military strategy based on air defense and anti-tank weapons.
Four plaintiffs say Dan bus driver barred them from entering vehicle because of their ethnicity.
Al-Akhbar: Surveillance equipment found in man's home; Arrest comes after 3 others admit to spying.
Shadowy group says other cells still planning attacks; 7 Israeli Arabs held over plot to kidnap troops.
Hundreds visit sites of Palestinian villages demolished during War of Independence.
Men arrested Saturday in connection with alleged espionage ring headed by retired Lebanese general.
Living in Umm al-Fahm for two months taught me that the city is all we imagine it is and more - all we need to do is look and listen.
Foreign Ministry statement comes after Abbas says he won't recognize Israel as a Jewish state.
The institution's position is that the Holocaust cannot be politicized or equated with any other event.