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Daily Archives: January 20, 2009

When Is A Cease-Fire Not Considered A Cease-Fire?

As journalists cover complex Middle East negotiations, wire services often interpret the lulls in hostilities as an armistice or a cease-fire, reminiscent in the western mind to the end of hostilities in World War...

Natural Gas Reserves Off Of Haifa Coast

A historic natural gas discovery was reported yesterday, which resulted from exploratory drilling 56 miles west of Haifa. The exact value of the natural gas reservoir is still not known; however, according to estimates,...

Israeli Officials Optimistic Of Possible Shalit Release

On the day after Israel's self-imposed cease-fire in Gaza, a new assessment is emerging in Israel that the recent three-week Israeli Israeli military incursion into Gaza could accelerate a deal for the release of...