1395 articles tagged "Israel"
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Obama's charm offensive for radical rulers abandons Israel to Iranian threat
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 23, 2009, 2:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
The new US president's dramatic global policy shifts have easily dwarfed the knotty Israeli-Palestinian peace issue handed down from one US president to the next over decades. Barack Obama's outstretched hand to Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, Iran's best friend in the Americas, on April 17, at the summit of American leaders ...
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Netanyahu names professionals to his new inner military-security cabinet
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 23, 2009, 2:53 PM (GMT+02:00)
Preparing to take over as Israel's 32nd prime minister this week, Binyamin Netanyahu bound 7-8 ministers and senior officials into a powerful new body to assist him in top-level decision-making on military, diplomatic, security and intelligence policy-making and actions.
Its members fall into two main groups, military and strategic-intelligence. Their ...
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US Awards Iran Role as Military Partner, Sells Israel Short
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 17, 2009, 4:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
Only two weeks ago, Israel's chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gaby Ashkenazi, then visiting Washington, was denied interviews with US defense secretary Robert Gates and the chairman of the US chiefs of staff Adm. Mike Mullen. He cut short his visit after seeing national security adviser Gen. James Jones and ...
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Netanyahu, Mubarak, Abbas see Obama in Washington this month
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 15, 2009, 11:15 AM (GMT+02:00)
The White House has set dates for president Hosni Mubarak to hold talks with US President Barack Obama on May 26, eight days after the Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu's May 18 visit. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas will round out the Middle East cycle on May 28.
Spokesman Robert Gibbs said ...
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Netanyahu-Mubarak talks aim to produce Arab-Israel front vs Iran<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 15, 2009, 11:15 AM (GMT+02:00)
If successful, Binyamin Netanyahu's first talks as Israeli prime minister with Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak at Sharm el Sheikh Monday, May 11, could mark the epic birth of Israel's first alliance with two key Arab nations, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, in order to stop Iran - possibly for concessions on ...
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Pope Benedict's Yad Vashem speech disappoints Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 12, 2009, 6:18 PM (GMT+02:00)
The widely anticipated address by Pope Benedict XVI at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Center in Jerusalem was too general, theological and abstract to ease strains with the Jewish people.
He rekindled the Perpetual Flame in the Hall of Remembrance, laid a memorial wreath and met survivors and non-Jews honored for ...
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Israel soldier dies of accidental fire from his own gun
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 8, 2009, 12:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
Sgt. Noam Adin Rechter, 20, from Mitzpe Netufa, was on operational duty, searching for terrorists in the West Bank village of Bir Zeit Thursday, May 7, when his unit was confronted by a hostile group of stone-throwing Palestinians. During the arrest of five of their number, the soldier's rifle inadvertently ...
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Netanyahu ready for peace talks with Palestinians right now <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 7, 2009, 12:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
Addressing the AIPAC Israeli lobby conference by satellite early Tuesday. May 5, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu offered peace talks "the sooner the better."
Israel's president Shimon Peres met US president Barack Obama at the White House Tuesday, May 5. Part of their conversation was tete-a-tete.
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Israeli-Arab gang arraigned for kidnap-terror plots
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 3, 2009, 11:43 AM (GMT+02:00)
Seven Israeli Arabs and two juveniles were arraigned at Haifa district court Thursday, April 30, on charges of plotting terrorist attacks and kidnapping Israeli soldiers during Israel's Gaza operation four months ago.
Nine bombs ready for detonation were found in their homes and manuals on bomb-making and abduction techniques. The suspects ...
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Barak bids for US Vulcan Phalanx anti-Qassam missile after Israeli Iron Dome falters<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 27, 2009, 6:58 PM (GMT+02:00)
The population of southwestern Israel will remain vulnerable to attack after eight years should Hamas revive the Qassam missile blitz from the Gaza Strip.
Defense minister Ehud Barak, after finally accepting that the Iron Dome still under development will not be up to the task, applied to Washington to purchase ...
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Israel denies soldiers knowingly attacked Palestinian civilians in Gaza operation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 25, 2009, 11:51 AM (GMT+02:00)
An exhaustive probe carried out by the Israeli military has failed to turn up a single case of an Israeli serviceman on land, sea or air, knowingly shooting a Palestinian civilian during Operation Cast Lead in Gaza which ended in January.
This was part of the interim report on the ...
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Israel has military resources to destroy Iran's nuclear sites - Washington sources
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 21, 2009, 10:16 PM (GMT+02:00)
A prestigious Washington think tank - the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) - has concluded by means of detailed research and analysis that Israel is militarily capable of destroying Iran's nuclear program. This view is shared by the Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint US Chiefs of ...
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Palestinian PM Fayyad's Exit May Usher in Hamas' West Bank takeover
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 15, 2009, 11:43 AM (GMT+02:00)
By submitting his resignation as Palestinian prime minister Saturday, March 7, the pro-American Salam Fayyad removes a major roadblock to a power-sharing accord between the extremist Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, and Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah, which governs the West Bank.
This accord if concluded would open the door to ...
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Netanyahu schedules April trips to Cairo, Amman, Washington, Moscow
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 8, 2009, 7:48 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's political sources reveal Binyamin Netanyahu's planned launch of his second term as prime minister with a flurry of diplomacy. Thursday, April 2, trips to Cairo and Jordan had already been scheduled for talks with president Hosni Mubarak and King Abdullah II, followed by a visit to Washington ...
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Military police probe clears Israeli soldiers of alleged violations in Gaza<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 5, 2009, 10:36 AM (GMT+02:00)
Judge Advocate General Brig.-Gen Avichai Mandelblit decided March 30 to close the Military Police probe into allegations that Israeli soldiers committed human rights violations and abuses during Operation Cast Lead the IDF against Hamas last January. The advocate general, established that the charges rested purely on hearsay and rumor, generated ...
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Israeli's army chief flies to NATO summit in Strasbourg
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 5, 2009, 7:09 AM (GMT+02:00)
Lt. Gen. Gaby Ashkenazi, IDF chief of staff, was invited for talks with the Chairman of the US chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen Friday, April 3.
Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi voiced horror over the axe-murder by a Palestinian of the 12-year old Israel boy Shlomo Nativ outside his ...
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Terror alert in Jerusalem, West Bank after axe-wielding Palestinian murders Israeli boy<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 4, 2009, 3:11 PM (GMT+02:00)
Shlomo Nativ, 13, died of the wounds inflicted by one or more Palestinian terrorists on an axe-wielding rampage in Bat Ayin, a community in the West Bank Gush Etzion Bloc. A second boy, aged 7, was seriously injured in the attack. Residents opened fire on the terrorists who managed to ...
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New Israeli FM disavows Annapolis process, US official reaffirms two-state solution
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 4, 2009, 1:40 PM (GMT+02:00)
A senior US official accompanying president Barack Obama to the G20 summit in London made this remark Wednesday April 1, in response to a statement from Avigdor Lieberman on his first day as foreign minister. Lieberman stressed that the incoming Netanyahu government was not bound by commitments made at the ...
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Netanyahu: Biggest peril to Israel and mankind is radical regime seeking nuclear arms<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 4, 2009, 11:05 AM (GMT+02:00)
Introducing Israel's 32nd government to the Knesset, March 31, Binyamin Netanyahu said Israel faced two major perils on two fronts - the economy and security. Neither was caused by our actions, but the outcome of both will depend on how Israel acts.
Israel seeks peace with the entire Arab and Muslim ...
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Netanyahu builds professional inner diplomatic-security cabinet
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 4, 2009, 11:04 AM (GMT+02:00)
The incoming Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has armed himself with an inner cabinet of 7-8 professional for decision-making on diplomatic, military, security and strategic matters, debkafile's military sources report. Hawkish-leaning in outlook, they will provide him with material for decisions on such weighty issues as a military ...
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