Heavy rains flood Israeli cities Sat, Dec. 24, 2005 16:00 Heavy rainfall caused floods in many parts of Israel on Saturday, especially in Haifa and the northern region. Qurei withdraws candidacy for PLC race Sat, Dec. 24, 2005 8:46 Former Palestinian Authority prime minister Ahmed Qurei decided on Saturday to resign his candidacy for the Palestinian Parliamentary election. Israel to set off-limits zone in Gaza Sat, Dec. 24, 2005 11:28 Israel will enforce a new off-limits zone in the Gaza Strip with artillery, helicopter and gunboat fire, its latest response to rocket attacks on Israeli towns, defense officials said Friday. Israeli tourists in Chile located Sat, Dec. 24, 2005 08:14 Local rescue teams in Chile have located four Israeli hikers who had been missing for a week in a snowy mountain region. Bieber unrepentant after IDF discharge Friday, Dec. 23, 2005 13:16 For Avi Bieber, the first IDF soldier to refuse military orders in the run-up to the summer evacuation, fame and publicity were the last things on his mind. Peretz: There is no doubt Labor will win Friday, Dec. 23, 2005 13:00 Labor party chairman Amir Peretz was unfazed Friday by end-of-the-week polls that indicated a drop in support for Labor. Halutz discusses Iran in Turkey visit Friday, Dec. 23, 2005 7:55 Turkey's military ties with Israel gained further momentum Thursday with the visit of IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz to Ankara. The visit took place just days after Turkish Air Force Commander General Faruk Comert's visit to Tel Aviv, while Turkish Naval Forces Commander Admiral Yener Karahanoglu is preparing to travel to Israel in coming weeks. Top Fatah man: Jerusalemites will vote Friday, Dec. 23, 2005 9:58 The Arab residents of Jerusalem will participate in next month's parliamentary elections in the Palestinian Authority despite Israeli objections, Hatem Abdel Kader, a senior Fatah operative from Jerusalem, said on Thursday.