Weekend Wrap

Israel urges Iran sanctions; IDF artillery shelling launch sites; Olmert earns 71% approval rating.

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Ties with Pat Robertson may resume Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006 15:52 Israel is reconsidering its decision to break off contacts with Pat Robertson over the construction of a Christian heritage park, after the US evangelist apologized for saying Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's massive stroke was divine retribution, a spokesman said Saturday. Bolton blasts UN's 'map without Israel' Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006 15:45 US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton sent a letter to Sec.-Gen. Kofi Annan complaining that a map that omitted Israel was hung at an annual UN meeting. Disgruntled policemen block Gaza roads Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006 11:51 Dozens of gunmen, including off-duty policemen, blocked two major roads in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, demanding retribution for the killing of a policeman in a drug bust a week ago, the Palestinian Interior Ministry said. US may have killed al-Qaida's no. 2 Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006 14:30 At least 17 people were killed in a US airstrike on a suspected al-Qaida hideout in Pakistan near the Afghan border on Saturday. Pakistani officials said that the strike targeted the terrorist network's number 2 Ayman al-Zawahri. TA apartment in danger of collapse Friday, Jan. 13, 2006 23:18 Residents of a building in the Kiryat Shalom neighborhood in south Tel Aviv were evacuated Friday afternoon due to a concern that the three-story building was on the verge of collapse. Ehud Olmert earns 71% approval rating Friday, Jan. 13, 2006 22:05 Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert scored a whopping 71 percent approval rating after his first week as acting prime minister. IDF artillery shelling launch sites Friday, Jan. 13, 2006 18:28 IDF artillery continued on Friday intensive shelling of northern Gaza sites from which Kassam rockets were launched earlier Friday Israel urges sanctions against Iran Friday, Jan. 13, 2006 19:35 Israel urged the international community on Friday to threaten Iran with sanctions if it doesn't abandon its nuclear ambitions.