Sind Terrassenüberdachungen bei Sturm stabil? - Vor allem aus den USA kennt man Bilder der Zerstörung: Wenn hier ein Sturm über das Land zieht, ist der Schaden groß, ganz gleich, wie die Häuser erbaut wu...
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Asked to comment on Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu's preliminary coalition pact with the ultra-right Yisrael Beiteinu party, Solana told reporters.
"We will be ready to do business as usual, normally with a government in Israel that is prepared to continue talking and working for a two-state solution. If that is not the case, the situation would be different." more
Azhar Khan, a 26-year-old who has seen a number of friends jailed for terrorist offences, says Egyptian intelligence officers who detained him when he flew into the country last July forced him to stand on the same spot for five days, with little rest, while beating him and subjecting him to electric shocks. Throughout this time, he says, he was asked detailed questions about his friends and associates in the UK. more
Shortly after midnight, outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert postponed for 24 hours a special cabinet session on abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, in order to give negotiators an extra day in Cairo to finalize a deal for his release.
Shin Bet Chief Yuval Diskin and special negotiator Ofer Dekel on Sunday decided to remain in Cairo for extra negotiations.
The two were expected to leave Egypt late Sunday with a finalized agreement following their weekend talks with the Egyptian negotiators mediating with Hamas for Shalit's release. It is not clear when they will return.
Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu was speeding up his coalition negotiations and, close to midnight Sunday, initialed an agreement with Yisrael Beiteinu.
Yisrael Beiteinu's Avigdor Lieberman is expected to be appointed foreign minister, while the party's MK Yitzhak Aharonovitch is due to become internal security minister. Yisrael Beiteinu will also receive the tourism, infrastructure and immigrant absorption portfolios, as well as chairmanship of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, which will headed by MK David Rotem.