1394 articles tagged "Israel"
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Peres entrusts Livni with forming government<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 24, 2008, 9:30 AM (GMT+02:00)
President Shimon Peres entrusts new Kadima leader, foreign minister Tzipi Livni with forming a government Monday night, Sept. 22, at the end of 24 hours of consultations with party representatives in a race against time. He began the round Sunday night after Ehud Olmert tendered his resignation as prime minister ...
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Palestinian terrorist with bomb killed on way to Yitzhar<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 22, 2008, 11:50 PM (GMT+02:00)
Exactly a week after a Palestinian escaped after stabbing a 9-year old Israeli boy and burning a building at Yitzhar on the West Bank, the scenario was repeated - except this time he did not reach the village. Israeli soldiers and border guards spotted him in time. When he began ...
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Mofaz's "time out" after Livni victory opens up breach in Kadima <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 22, 2008, 1:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
Transport minister Shaul Mofaz's announcement of time out from politics and his public duties after he lost the Kadima leadership primary to foreign minister Tzipi Livni by a single percent has seriously divided the party. His supporters claim he was treated unfairly by the party and media, all of which ...
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Olmert in no hurry to quit<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 20, 2008, 1:23 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's political sources report that outgoing prime minister Ehud Olmert will not hand in his resignation at Sunday's cabinet meeting but only present the ministers with his schedule.
This is complicated by president Shimon Peres' trip to New York to speak for Israel at this week's new UN ...
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After her narrow win, Livni's ability to form government in doubt
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 20, 2008, 11:30 AM (GMT+02:00)
Foreign minister Tzipi Livni declared herself victor of the Kadima party's first leadership primary before dawn Thursday, Sept. 18, although her win was challenged by transport Shaul Mofaz, one percent behind her (43 to his 42 percent). All night, he demanded a partial recount in view of election irregularities, claiming ...
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Tzipi Livni wins Kadima leadership primary - three TV exit polls
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 18, 2008, 5:54 AM (GMT+02:00)
Foreign minister Tzipi Livni, 50, was awarded 47-48-49 percent of a scant 50 percent of Kadima's registered voters (34,000), compared with 37 percent won by her closest rival, transport minister Shaul Mofaz.
Outgoing prime minister Ehud Olmert promised to hand over to the winner of the Kadima primary Wednesday Sept. ...
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Ex-PMs Barak and Netanyahu in secret power-sharing talks as Kadima votes for next leader<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 17, 2008, 10:23 PM (GMT+02:00)
Defense minister Ehud Barak of Labor and opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu of Likud are in advanced negotiations to rotate the premiership between them in order to cut the ground from under ruling Kadima which votes for a new chairman Wednesday, Sept. 17. The ultra-religious Shas is in on the plan.
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Two Israeli airmen killed in Air Force Cobra helicopter crash in N. Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 13, 2008, 10:06 PM (GMT+02:00)
The pilots were Maj. (Res.) Shai Danur, 35, father of five, from Rosh Ha'ayin, and Yuval Holtzman, 40, father of three, from Matan Hasharon.
The helicopter on a training mission went down Wednesday, Sept. 10, near Kibbutz Ginegar in the Jezreel Valley, apparently due to a technical failure, bursting into ...
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Wall encircling Jerusalem 2,100 years ago uncovered on Mt. Zion<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 12, 2008, 6:13 PM (GMT+02:00)
The discovery of large sections of the city's southern wall from the times of the Hasmonean kings is a major contribution to the knowledge of Jerusalem, marking out the city's full extent during its heyday as the thriving center of Jewish pilgrimage from all parts of the ancient world.
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Russian units raid Georgian airfields for use in Israeli strike against Iran - report
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 12, 2008, 5:33 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Russian raid was disclosed by UPI chief editor Arnaud de Borchgrave. The Russian raid of two Georgian airfields, which Tbilisi had allowed Israel to use for a potential strike against Iran's nuclear facilities, followed the Georgian offensive against South Ossetia on Aug. 7.
debkafile's intelligence sources report ...
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Police recommend indicting PM Ehud Olmert on corruption charges
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 9, 2008, 12:05 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Israeli police decided Sun. Sept. 7 that it has sufficient evidence to bring criminal charges against Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert on two cases of corruption pre-dating his present incumbency.
Their recommendation was referred to attorney general Menahem Maziz, who alone is competent to indict a prime minister and who ...
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Israel missed the boat for Gilead Shalit's release as Hamas grew stronger
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 3, 2008, 10:47 PM (GMT+02:00)
Hamas is no longer under pressure to conclude a deal with Israel for the release of Gilead Shalit, 22, the kidnapped Israeli soldier spending a third birthday in Gazan captivity.
Sunday, Aug. 31, a special ministerial committee will convene in Jerusalem to draw up a fresh list of jailed Palestinian ...
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Hizballah high-up falls to his death at rocket pad on Israeli border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 31, 2008, 9:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
The geography of the accident Tuesday, Aug. 26, belied the reiterated claims of Israeli ministers and UN officials that Hizballah's rockets had been pushed back from the Lebanese-Israeli border under the terms of the Resolution 1701 ceasefire. The Hizballah operative was discussing with his men how far inside Israeli territory ...
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Barak flew to Egypt, heard Mubarak on new Gaza plan<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 29, 2008, 5:20 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak wanted to hear about progress in Egypt's mediation for the release of the Israeli soldier kidnapped in 2006 by Hamas, when he met the president Hosni Mubarak Tuesday, Aug. 26. However, debkafile reports that Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak preferred first to lay ...
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Israeli ex-Gaza communities mark third anniversary of their expulsion
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 9, 2008, 11:32 AM (GMT+02:00)
In 50 ceremonies up and down the country, some 8,500 members of Gaza's former 21 communities and many sympathizers from Israel and abroad marked the third anniversary of their forcible evacuation. More than 80 percent are still living in temporary accommodation, many still jobless. The Knesset has set up a ...
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Palestinian Unity Ploy Will Steal Gaza Military Initiative from Israel<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 8, 2008, 11:17 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Cairo effort to broker a ceasefire in Gaza between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas proves now to have been no more than a cover-up for the real game afoot: a move brokered by the Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade to mend the feud between Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah and the fundamentalist ...
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Ashkenazi's disclosure on kidnapped soldier raises ire<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 6, 2008, 2:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi commented Monday, Aug. 4: We know where Gilead Shalit is held and who is holding him."
debkafile's military sources report that the general's incautious remark during a visit to new recruits at the armored corps basic training camp aroused widespread disapproval. These ...
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Israel's opposition leader calls for early election
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 3, 2008, 5:31 PM (GMT+02:00)
Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu takes issue with the manner of prime minister Ehud Olmert's decision to leave office, because it sidesteps the voter.
Passing the premiership sideways to a successor, which Olmert's own Kadima will elect in a primary in two months, is a form of "artificial respiration" for a ...
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Prisoner exchange with Hizballah spurs more terrorist abduction plots
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 2, 2008, 12:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
Shin Bet director Yuval Diskin reported to the cabinet meeting in Jerusalem Sunday, July 27, an increase of organized plans by terrorist groups to kidnap more Israeli soldiers.
Reviewing the security situation in Jerusalem, Diskin sounded an alarm: Local Palestinians are increasingly ready to embrace religious radicalism and global jihadist ...
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Israeli police, Shin Bet kill top Hamas bomb-maker in Hebron<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 28, 2008, 6:52 PM (GMT+02:00)
Shihab al-Natsheh 25, barricaded himself in his house in the West Bank town of Hebron and opened fire on the Israeli troops. After several hours, they bulldozed his house and found Natsheh's body. He had been sought for assigning the suicide bombing in Dimona that killed an Israeli woman and ...
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