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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Avigdor Liberman
Israel's powerful foreign minister resisted calls to resign Thursday, after he was charged with breach of trust in a fraud and money-laundering case threatening to upend the Israeli political system just a month before parliamentary elections.
As Israel's ambassador to the United States, Danny Ayalon developed a strong friendship with President George W. Bush and personally arranged a multibillion-dollar U.S. loan package that allowed the Jewish state to raise foreign funds at low interest rates.
International sanctions could trigger a popular uprising in Iran similar to last year's revolution in Egypt that toppled President Hosni Mubarak, Israel's foreign minister said in statements published Sunday.
A bomb exploded on a bus carrying Israeli youths in a Bulgarian resort Wednesday, killing at least six people and wounding 32, officials said. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it "an Iranian terror attack" and promised a tough response.
The first rifts in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's expanded coalition emerged just a day after he brought the main opposition party into his government, with religious and secular parties exchanging threats Wednesday over draft exemptions for ultra-Orthodox Jews.
Israel's foreign minister on Sunday offered to send humanitarian aid to Syria through the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee chided the Obama administration Tuesday, saying the U.S. support for Israel must go "beyond rhetoric" as she met with Israel's outspoken foreign minister.
Israel's tough-talking foreign minister is taking on his most formidable opponent yet - the Jewish state's spy service, Mossad.
Israel's foreign minister says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is an "obstacle" to peace, and he hopes Abbas will soon resign.
Israel's foreign minister warned Sunday that the Palestinian Authority plans "unprecedented bloodshed" next month after an expected symbolic U.N. endorsement of Palestinian independence.
Israel's attorney general announced Wednesday that he plans to indict Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on corruption charges but will allow him a standard final hearing before a charge sheet is issued.
Israel's foreign minister claimed Wednesday that Iran is about to send two warships through the Suez Canal for the first time in years, calling it a "provocation," but he offered no evidence. The Egyptian authority that runs the canal denied it.
Israel's foreign minister confirmed Monday that he has drawn up a plan for the creation of an interim Palestinian state with temporary borders in the absence of a full peace agreement.
Israel's foreign minister is putting together an interim peace plan that would grant the Palestinians limited independence in an attempt to blunt their efforts to win international recognition of an independent state, a government official Sunday.
JERUSALEM (AP) | Israel's foreign minister said on Sunday that a peace deal with the Palestinians is impossible under current conditions and that Israel should pursue a lesser deal instead - a concept the Palestinians swiftly rejected.
He said Hamas calls on Mr. Abbas to stop pursuing peace with Israel.
"As an optimist, I see no chance that a Palestinian state will be established by 2012," Mr. Lieberman said at a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. "We can express interest, we can dream, but in reality, we are still far from reaching understandings and agreements on establishing an independent state by 2012."