1395 articles tagged "Israel"
 
Olmert to stand trial in case of Talansky cash envelopes<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 1, 2009, 8:00 PM (GMT+02:00)
Preparing to end his term as prime minister, Ehud Olmert was informed Sunday, March 1 that state attorney Menahem Mazuz had decided to indict him on corruption charges in the Talansky case. Moshe Talansky, a Long Island businessman, testified last May that he gave Olmert payments of $150,000, largely stuffed ...
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Netanyahu's three candidates for defense<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 1, 2009, 11:55 AM (GMT+02:00)
Sources close to prime minister-designate Binyamin Netanyahu reported Wednesday night, Feb. 25, that his three candidates for defense are in descending order the incumbent Ehud Barak, head of the Labor party, Shaul Mofaz of Kadima or Moshe Yaalon of Likud. All three are former chiefs of staff.
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Netanyahu eyes Nathan Sharansky for foreign minister
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 1, 2009, 11:43 AM (GMT+02:00)
After Labor and Kadima leader Ehud Barak and Tzipi Livni refused to join his wall-to-wall national government, Israel's designated prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has launched negotiations for a centrist government coalition supported by a parliamentary majority of 65 members of the right-of-center and religious parties.
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Livni and Barak agree to meet Netanyahu again after spurning his unity offer<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 25, 2009, 10:14 AM (GMT+02:00)
While Labor is solidly behind Ehud Barak's decision to go into opposition, Tzipi Livni could not afford to shut the door because her Kadima party is on the point of revolt. They are eager to take up the top jobs on offer rather than joining her "fighting opposition."
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Cabinet unanimously approves Olmert's demand to free Gilead Shalit first<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 22, 2009, 7:59 PM (GMT+02:00)
A special cabinet session Wednesday, Feb. 18, unanimously endorsed prime minister Ehud Olmert's demand that Gilead Shalit's freedom be a pre-condition for any truce arrangements for Gaza and its crossings. Until Olmert took the reins out of his hands, defense minister Barak had been leading the Israeli side of the ...
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President Peres admits Gaza disengagement was a mistake
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 22, 2009, 7:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
As he began consultations for the formation of Israel's post-election cabinet Wednesday, Feb. 18, President Shimon Peres made an extraordinary statement. Addressing the Presidents Conference, he admitted for the first time that Israel's unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip in 2005 was a mistake "which will not be repeated." His ...
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New tennis ball-sized camera with 360-degrees range for Israeli infantry
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 21, 2009, 9:38 AM (GMT+02:00)
One of the hi-tech gadgets the Israeli Defense Forces exhibited at its Southern Command headquarters Tuesday, Feb. 17, was EyeBall, the size of a tennis ball. Tossed into a closed area it relays a 360-degree picture of its interior in 15 seconds. Made by ODF Optronics, Tel Aviv, this was ...
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Obama backs Israel unity government headed by Netanyahu
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 19, 2009, 10:03 AM (GMT+02:00)
US president Barack Obama has bought Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu's program for attacking the Palestinian issue by first building a strong West Bank economy, debkafile's Washington sources report. For its execution, Washington is in favor of Netanyahu forming a unity government in partnership with Kadima's Tzipi Livni and ...
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Netanyahu offers Livni 10 portfolios, may form government without Lieberman
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 17, 2009, 2:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's political sources report that in preliminary talks Wednesday, Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu offered Kadima's Tzipi Livni the pick of 10 top portfolios for joining a government led by him. He has refused to consider rotating the premiership between them. Rather than leaning on right-wing support, Netanyahu hopes ...
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Kadima's lead over Likud shrinks to one place, spelling unstable government
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 15, 2009, 9:15 AM (GMT+02:00)
Both claim the lead for forming the next government. Tzipi Livni's Kadima came out on top of Israel's general election Tuesday, Feb. 10, with 28 Knesset seats (out of 120)- only one place ahead of the 27 polled by Binyamin Netanyahu's Likud. He heads the right-of-center camp of 64 against ...
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Has Livni buried the two-state solution of Israel-Palestinian dispute?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 10, 2009, 9:25 AM (GMT+02:00)
The aspiring prime minister, foreign minister Tzipi Livni, broke new ground when she voiced her views on the Middle East dispute this week. She challenged US and European diplomacy's conventional wisdom of gearing peace to a two-state solution. Palestinian leader Ahmed Quraia followed her which disclosures of what he claimed ...
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Why is Netanyahu's Likud losing ground before Israel's election?<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 8, 2009, 11:40 AM (GMT+02:00)
Binyamin Netanyahu's apparent choice of the unpopular Ehud Barak to stay on as defense minister is one of his campaign blunders. It tells the voter that he is not offering hope for change.
Read debkafile's prognosis in its Special Analysis below.
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Ehud Barak Holds IDF on Leash against Hamas Missiles, Hizballah Rockets<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 5, 2009, 9:15 AM (GMT+02:00)
"To all the warmongers among you I say I am not minister of war but minister of defense."
This emotional statement was delivered by Ehud Barak Monday, Nov. 24, to his many critics at a briefing session of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security Committee. He went on to lambast ...
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Without a Shadow Cabinet and Clear Policies, Likud leader May Lose February election
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 24, 2009, 8:44 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Israeli voter will want to know the name of the defense, finance and foreign ministers in Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu's shadow cabinet well before general election date of Feb. 10, 2009. He - and she - are desperate for a fresh, credible team capable of addressing its deep concerns ...
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Gas well struck opposite Haifa coast Israel's biggest energy find<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 20, 2009, 11:34 AM (GMT+02:00)
Tests confirmed that the 5,500 meters deep Tamar-1 reservoir, off the Mediterranean coast of Haifa, contains at least 88 billion cu.m of gas, three times the amount discovered off the coast of Ashkelon. Davidson said the strata were of a promising thickness and quality in three separate places.
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US forecasts: Iran will have makings of 3 A-bombs by end of 2009
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 5, 2009, 12:25 PM (GMT+02:00)
The most up-to-date intelligence predictions of US nuclear experts is that by the end of 2009, Iran will have stocked enough weapons-grade fuel to build three nuclear bombs.
So what happened to the pledges made by the world powers over the years to keep nuclear weapons out of the Islamic ...
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Next: Israel prepares Gaza ground incursion, Hamas gears for suicide terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 2, 2009, 2:39 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources assess the next stage of Israel's Gaza campaign as being a ground incursion of the Gaza Strip, to follow up the air bombardment of Hamas compounds Saturday, Dec. 27. Hamas estimates that in four minutes, dozens of Israeli bombers and helicopters flattened 30 "high profile" ...
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Israel air strikes continue in S. Gaza after 225 killed in earlier raids of Hamas sites<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 28, 2008, 10:57 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli bombers hit Hamas' film center in southern Gaza Saturday night, Dec. 27, after massive air raids destroyed Hamas compounds across the enclave leaving 225 killed, 330 injured and thousands of shock victims. The operation followed a week in which Hamas fired 200 missiles at Israeli civilian targets.
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Gaza clash impending - Israel air strikes versus Palestinian long-range missiles
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 27, 2008, 2:10 PM (GMT+02:00)
The fifty or so missiles and rockets Hamas sent crashing into Israel Wednesday, Dec. 24, along with dozens of mortar rounds, represent no more than a quarter of its capabilities, debkafile's military sources report. They calculate that the fundamentalist Palestinian group can shoot 200 missiles a day with ...
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First Palestinian anti-air gun fire against Israeli helicopters. Military option still on ice
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 26, 2008, 8:39 PM (GMT+02:00)
For the first time in 9 years of Palestinian warfare, anti-air gun fire was directed from the ground against Israeli aircraft, debkafile's military sources report. The guns opened up Sunday night, Dec. 21, against Apache helicopters still over Nahal Oz, before they crossed into Gaza air space after ...
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