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JERUSALEM - The families of three Israeli soldiers captured by Islamic militants said that U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan promised them he would work to secure the release of the men. Annan was visiting Israel Tuesday as part of an 11-day trip through the Middle East to try to shore up the fragile cease-fire that ended 34-days of fighting between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas in southern Lebanon.  more

After the War, Diaspora Jews and Israeli Leaders Confer on Security
by Dina Kraft

JERUSALEM, Aug. 29 (JTA) -- From Caracas to Stockholm, Jewish communities around the world fear they increasingly are becoming targets of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic hostility in the wake of Israel's war this summer with Hezbollah.  Go to article

In Today's News
Israel sets conditions for end of Lebanon blockade (Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa), 08/30/2006)
Lebanese prime minister vows to have no contact with Israel (Associated Press, 08/30/2006)
Hezbollah Leader Regrets Kidnapping Israeli Soldiers (The Cincinnati Post, 08/28/2006)
Families of captured Israeli soldiers say they hope Annan will help secure their release (Associated Press, 08/29/2006)
Egypt's south Sinai on high security alert after Israel warns of imminent terror attack (Associated Press, 08/30/2006)
Palestinian president criticizes Hamas government (Associated Press, 08/30/2006)
Previously unknown Syrian group threatens to kidnap Israeli soldiers to trade for Syrian prisoners (Associated Press, 08/30/2006)
Shin Bet: Palestinian missile smuggling up (United Press International, 08/29/2006)
Skinheads attack 2 Israelis in Belgrade (Associated Press, 08/29/2006)
Get Well Video for Wounded Israeli Soldier (The Cincinnati Post, 08/28/2006)

News at a Glance

Kofi Annan said Israel is responsible for most violations of the cease-fire that ended the Israel-Hezbollah war. The U.N. secretary-general made his comments Tuesday in Israel after meeting with Defense Minister Amir Peretz.  read more News at a Glance

Israeli Consulate News

August 25 -- Syria must respect Lebanon's sovereignty and an arms embargo imposed on Hezbollah, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said Friday at a meeting with her Greek counterpart in Tel Aviv, HAARETZ reported...  read more from the Israeli Consulate

JCPA Middle East Briefing: The Lebanon War's Impact on the Arab World

What is the impact of the Lebanon war on the Arab world? This is an incredibly important but somewhat complex issue. Let's visit it...  click here for more

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