1394 articles tagged "Israel"
 
Hesder rabbis defuse showdown, call on defense minister to negotiate
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 22, 2009, 7:34 PM (GMT+02:00)
Heads of the hesder yeshiva seminaries said they disapprove of demonstrations by soldiers (as inimical to) the Israeli Defense Forces' internal unity and cohesion, but did not deny their right to refuse orders relating to West Bank settlements.
In resolutions published unanimously at the end of their crisis meeting Sunday, ...
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Israel's defense minister declares war on IDF-linked seminaries
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 21, 2009, 6:36 PM (GMT+02:00)
As Israel wrestled with a fateful decision on Iran's nuclear issue and war tensions building up around its borders, defense minister Ehud Barak went to war on the military-yeshiva "Hesder" contract, under which seminary students are conscripted - most volunteering for combat units - along with their studies.
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Israeli state comptroller's report will not affect Jonathan Pollard's fate
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 19, 2009, 10:01 PM (GMT+02:00)
The main conclusions of state comptroller Michah Lindenstrauss's report, published Thursday, Sept. 3, do not address intelligence and political realities and will therefore not affect the US decision never to release Jonathan Pollard from the life sentence without parole given him in 1985 for spying for Israel, or ease his ...
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Turkey's second slap: A war game with Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 19, 2009, 10:00 PM (GMT+02:00)
Tuesday, Oct.13, Syrian defense minister Gen. Ali Habib made the triumphant announcement: We held our first joint land military exercise (with Turkey) last spring. And today we have agreed to do a more comprehensive, a bigger one. He spoke at a ceremony declaring a free trade zone between the two ...
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New Israeli unmanned wonder boat deployed in Persian Gulf
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 18, 2009, 12:11 PM (GMT+02:00)
The first unmanned stealth craft on the seas, designated Protector SV or Death Shark, recently deployed in the Persian Gulf, is in high demand after its successful performance with the Singapore Navy. debkafile's military sources report that India and South Korea asked Israel's Rafael to build craft to ...
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Diplomatic-Security Vacuum Throws West Bank into Ferment
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 17, 2009, 9:23 AM (GMT+02:00)
Whoever trashed a West Bank village mosque early Friday, Dec. 11, tossed a match onto dry firewood.
The Netanyahu government's construction moratorium on settlement construction has had an acutely polarizing effect on Israelis on both sides of the Green Line. Shin Bet director Yuval Diskin has called Mahmoud Abbas' boycott ...
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Israel is the loser from the Geneva encounter, Shalit tape release
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 12, 2009, 11:17 AM (GMT+02:00)
After the hype evaporates from the Geneva encounter between the six powers and Iran and the raw emotions fade from the videotaped sight of kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilead Shalit, Israel is left to take stock of where it stands in relation to its enemies, Iran and the Hamas. The score ...
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Netanyahu's settlement freeze does not buy US nod for attacking Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 10, 2009, 4:17 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and defense minister Ehud Barak intimate that a 10-month freeze on West Bank settlement construction is the price Israel is important to Israel's broader interest, such as Washington's nod for an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities. debkafile reports that ordinary Israelis do not ...
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Israel Air Force chief indicates no total security against multi-directional missiles
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 5, 2009, 9:20 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli Air Force chief Maj. Gen. Ido Nehushtan told a Tel Aviv University audience Friday, Nov. 27: "The time for hard decisions is fast approaching," adding "The range of security threats to Israel is very complex and we must prepare for all exigencies."
debkafile's military experts translate the ...
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Clinton welcomes Netanyahu's token 10-month settlement construction freeze<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 30, 2009, 7:27 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu appears to be working to a five-month cycle: It took him five months to line up behind Washington on a two-state solution, and another five months to announce Wednesday, Nov. 25, that the security-political cabinet had approved a 10-month freeze on new apartment construction in ...
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Netanyahu reconsiders nixed Turkish role in talks with Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 25, 2009, 11:31 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli emissaries head out to Cairo and Ankara next week to prise open doors for restarting peace talks with Palestinians and Syrians. Nicolas Sarkozy would welcome a mediation role for France but he has put Syria's Bashar Assad on notice that he must ease his ties with Tehran if he ...
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If Hamas okays new Israel list, Shalit-prisoner swap could be on track by Friday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2009, 8:11 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile reports high suspense in Jerusalem as Hamas representatives from Damascus and Gaza Strip head for Cairo Monday Nov. 23 to review the new list of jailed Palestinians Israel is offering as part of its trade for soldier Gilead Shalit. The new list substitutes 70 names for the ...
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Obama asks Netanyahu for more time for dialogue with Iran<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 14, 2009, 9:02 PM (GMT+02:00)
President Barack Obama and prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu talked for more than an hour and a half in the White House Tuesday, Nov. 9, all but fifteen minutes without advisers. There were no cameras and the usual post-meeting press briefings, joint communiques and interviews were cancelled.
debkafile reported Monday: ...
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Israel Navy commander: Hizballah arms ship carried hundreds of tons of hardware
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 10, 2009, 10:05 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Antigua-flagged arms ship Francop commandeered by the Israeli Navy early Wednesday, Nov. 4, near Cyprus, carried 40 containers of hundreds of tons of Iranian arms for Hizballah, enough to keep Hizballah fighting for a month, said Israeli Navy commander Brig.-Gen Ronnie Ben-Yehuda in a news briefing Wednesday, Nov 3. ...
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Israel's Heron drones integrated in NATO's Afghanistan war
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 8, 2009, 8:46 AM (GMT+02:00)
Germany is the fifth foreign nation to acquire the Heron TP drone or other Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle technology for support missions against the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan, debkafile's military sources report. Today, these drones complement the US Air Force's dominant role in Afghanistan air space.
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Israel may file terror charges in international courts against Hamas leaders
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 27, 2009, 2:13 PM (GMT+02:00)
Defense ministry officials say a dossier cataloguing Hamas crimes against humanity year after year can be compiled from voluminous records in short order and submitted to the international court, as debkafile suggested in its special analysis on Oct. 17 of the fallout from Judge Goldstone's war crime allegations ...
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New Iranian missiles for Gaza, Syria tops up Hizballah's rocket stocks<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 26, 2009, 11:18 AM (GMT+02:00)
Iran is making a huge effort to smuggle to the Palestinian Hamas Fajr-5 ground-to-ground rockets that bring Tel Aviv within range of the Gaza Strip. debkafile's military sources also disclose that Syria, Iran's second ally with an Israeli border, has decided to transfer one-third of its missile stockpile ...
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Israeli military stigmatized to block strike against Iran<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 25, 2009, 9:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli army chiefs must now decide how to send troops to defend their country knowing some may face war crimes allegations form some international body. The Netanyahu government had seven months from the Goldstone war crime commission's appointment to counteract the UN Human Right Council's hostile resolution Friday, Oct. 17, ...
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UN endorsement of anti-Israel report on Gaza war buries peace process
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 21, 2009, 5:59 PM (GMT+02:00)
The UN Human Right Council's endorsement Friday, Oct. 16, sent the anti-Israel Goldstone war crimes report to the UN Security Council. Ultimately, this step could expose Israeli leaders to prosecution for war crimes.
The damage was compounded by Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu's personal involvement in spearheading the campaign to have ...
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Israel may attack Iran after December - Le Canard Enchaine<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 20, 2009, 11:51 AM (GMT+02:00)
According to an unconfirmed report in the French Le Canard Enchaine of Wednesday, Oct. 14, Israel is preparing to bomb Iranian nuclear sites and pro-Iranian targets across the Middle East after December 2009. A former Israeli deputy defense minister, Efraim Sneh, commented to US and British media several times in ...
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