1395 articles tagged "Israel"
 
Hamas threatens Gaza escalation while PM Olmert plans Washington trip
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 31, 2008, 12:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert schedules a consultation on the lingering Gaza missile crisis with defense minister Ehud Barak and foreign minister Tzipi Livni Sunday, June 1 before taking off Monday for a week of talks in Washington.
The prime minister is traveling in the face of rising pressure for ...
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American financier testifies to giving PM Olmert $150,000 from 1991 to 2005<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 31, 2008, 11:16 AM (GMT+02:00)
Long Island financier Morris Talansky, the chief prosecution witness in the inquiry against prime minister Ehud Olmert described a long history of sums amounting to $150,000 handed to the suspect in cash or personal credit card when the recipient refused to accept checks.
The financier testified to the Jerusalem district ...
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Outcry against Israeli lawmaker who says ceding territory is punishable by death<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 28, 2008, 8:54 AM (GMT+02:00)
At the first session of the Golan lobby in Jerusalem Monday, May 26 National Union Knesset member Aryeh Eldad, citing the Treason clause 97 of the Penal Law, declared: "He who acts to remove state-owned territory from state sovereignty and cedes it to a foreign state is punishable by death ...
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Israeli state prosecutor: There were no election campaigns when PM received cash envelopes <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 22, 2008, 8:58 AM (GMT+02:00)
As this damaging revelation emerged in the High Court Monday, May 19, prime minister Ehud Olmert's office announced he would undergo a routine hospital test that night to monitor his prostrate cancer, which was disclosed last October as not life-threatening. Several lawmakers on both sides of the house want him ...
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Ex-Israeli AF chief: Thousands of missiles may hit Israel population in future war
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 22, 2008, 8:30 AM (GMT+02:00)
Outgoing Air Force commander, Maj. Gen. Eliezer Shkedy said in a radio interview Saturday, May 17, that the peril comes from thousands of missile stocked by Syria, Hizballah, Hamas and possibly Iran. Israel has developed new defensive capabilities to reduce their impact.
He revealed that during the 2006 Lebanon War, the ...
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Senior minister speaks out against Olmert government restraint on Gaza attacks<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 20, 2008, 5:39 PM (GMT+02:00)
Internal security minister Avi Dichter said in a radio interview Saturday, May 17, that on no account may a terrorist entity be permitted to exist between Israel and Egypt. The Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip did not qualify as a state and should not be treated as one, he stressed. No accommodations ...
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Exclusive: Hamas to hear Olmert-Barak's Gaza truce plan in Cairo. Military operation on back burner <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 20, 2008, 4:01 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military and Middle East sources report that Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak informed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak at their meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh Monday, May 19, that the kidnapped Israel soldier Gilead Shalit must be included in the ceasefire deal. However, Egyptian go-betweens headed by intelligence minister ...
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New poll gives Olmert-Barak duo 21 percent rating for dealing with Gaza violence
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 20, 2008, 11:19 AM (GMT+02:00)
The poll, conducted by Prof. Yitzahk Katz's Maagar Mohot institute, found 51 percent of the sample canvassed in favor of fighting Hamas; 39 percent preferred an accommodation. Only 31 percent trusted prime minister Ehud Olmert and defense minister Ehud Barak to deal with the Palestinian missile offensive from Gaza; 21 ...
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Lack of Intelligence Enables First Armored Terror Attack on Regular Army<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 18, 2008, 2:45 PM (GMT+02:00)
Once again, after two previous successes, Hamas proved Saturday, April 19 it was capable of ramming through Israel's border defenses against the Gaza Strip. This time, Israeli troops acted expeditiously and boldly enough to prevent a major Palestinian breakthrough at the Kerem Shalom crossing and fatal casualties. Thirteen members of ...
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Up to 100 injured by Iran-made rocket which wrecks crowded Ashkelon shopping mall
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 17, 2008, 5:42 PM (GMT+02:00)
Jihad Islami and Popular Committees claimed the attack with Hamas blessing. After examining the rocket shrapnel, police commander Uri Barlev confirmed it was a Grad (Katyhusha) military rocket made in Iran.
Of the 100 people injured in Ashkelon's bustling mall, four people were seriously hurt including a mother and her ...
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Outgoing Israeli Air Force commander: Israel faces unparalleled threats
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 17, 2008, 9:38 AM (GMT+02:00)
Handing over the command of the air force at a ceremony on Tuesday, May 13, Maj. Gen. Eliezer Shkedy warned that Israel faces threats unknown in the past. "We must prepare itself to withstand them as a nation, as an army and as an air force," he said. The incoming ...
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Merkel Recognizes Israel's Capital - But Opposes Military Steps against Iran <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 16, 2008, 1:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
Some unusual aspects stand out in the German Chancellor Angela Merkel's four-day official visit to Israel starting Sunday, March 16. One is her arrival with seven of her top ministers, including foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and defense minister Franz Josef Jung. Both will hold bilateral talks with their Israeli counterparts. ...
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Gaza missile against Moshav Yesha kills Shuli Katz, 70, from Kibbutz Gvar-Am <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 14, 2008, 10:59 PM (GMT+02:00)
Shuli Katz, 70, mother of four, grandmother of five, from Kibbutz Gvar-Am, was on a family visit to Moshav Yesha south of Ofakim. She was killed instantly as she stepped out of a car by an exploding Qassam missile fired from Gaza. Jihad Islami claimed the second Israeli fatality of ...
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Exclusive: Israel's diplomatic positions eroded by PM Olmert's police probe
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 13, 2008, 10:03 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's Middle East sources report that the police investigations hanging over prime minister Olmert's head are beginning to undermine his government's ability to engage in Middle East diplomacy. Most political circles have begun the countdown to his political demise in the short term.
Sunday night, Cairo had not ...
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US witness allowed to testify at preliminary hearing after he claimed fears for his safety <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 12, 2008, 7:18 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Jerusalem district court Friday, May 9, approved the prosecution's application to allow the US financier Morris Talansky, 75, from Long Island, to testify in a pre-trial hearing to handing large sums of cash to prime minister Ehud Olmert.
The court decided to open the session to the public. Talansky ...
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Jimmy Kedoshim, 48, killed by a mortar shell from Gaza<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 11, 2008, 11:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
He had stepped out of his house in Kibbutz Kfar Azza to work in the garden when he took a direct hit from a mortar shell Friday night, May 9. A kibbutz veteran and reserve paratrooper, Jimmy Kedoshim is survived by a wife and three children. Palestinian attacks also injured ...
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Israel's 60th anniversary holiday marred by accident
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 10, 2008, 11:13 AM (GMT+02:00)
Two spectators and a paratrooper were seriously injured when he was swept off course by a gusting wind and landed at the edge of a crowd watching a free fall- aerobatic spectacle over Tel Aviv beach. Five more spectators suffered minor injuries.
Across the country, during the day, after a night ...
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Exclusive: An early Israeli general election is becoming unavoidable<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 9, 2008, 12:53 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's political sources report that circles closest to Ehud Olmert, prime minister and leader of the Kadima party see little hope of him surviving the political fallout from the new, as-yet unpublished police investigation against him.
Tuesday, May 6, is seen as marking the critical point in the inquiry, ...
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Olmert case: Court delays decision on foreign witness's pre-trial testimony
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 9, 2008, 12:12 AM (GMT+02:00)
Jerusalem district court allowed publication of the prosecution's request to hear a foreign witness's sworn testimony in the case against prime minister Ehud Olmert in a pre-trial proceeding. However, the court delayed its reply until after Independence Day, Thursday, May 8. The witness's departure before the hearing could seriously damage ...
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Analysis: Where did the new corruption charge against Olmert spring from? And why now?<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 8, 2008, 10:48 PM (GMT+02:00)
A mysterious stranger from America laid fresh information before the Israeli police last week initiating Corruption Investigation No. 5 against Ehud Olmert. All five pre-date his two years as Israeli prime minister and none have so far produced an indictment. But this time, the Attorney General ordered the police to ...
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