1319 articles tagged "Israel"
Two Labor frontrunners in leadership primary Barak and Ayalon face off in second round June 12 <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 30, 2007, 10:47 PM (GMT+02:00)
Former prime minister Ehud Barak polled 36%, comfortably ahead of former Shin Bet chief Ami Ayalon's 31% and the incumbent, outgoing defense minister Amir Peretz, who trailed them in third place with 23%. Peretz will hand the defense ministry over to the winner. Nonetheless his political clout is considerable.
Missile count from Gaza climbs Monday to 14, one injuring an Israeli, the day after Oshri Oz was killed in his car<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 30, 2007, 8:06 AM (GMT+02:00)
The last two landed north of Sderot and set a cornfield on fire, another landed near the Eretz crossing from Gaza. Monday morning, the town was hit as defense minister Amir Peretz casted his vote in the Labor leadership primary.
Oshri Oz, 35, who is survived by his pregnant wife and ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 29, 2007, 7:59 AM (GMT+02:00)
The two front-runners are Ami Ayalon, former Shin Bet chief and Navy commander, and, Ret. General Ehud Barak, former prime minister and retired general. Neither appears to have polled 40% of the vote according to a provisional count which places incumbent defense minister Amir Peretz third. Final results will be ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 26, 2007, 9:05 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli border police shot the two assailants dead. The attack took place Saturday night at the city's southern border near Armon Hanatziv district.
Three Israelis injured in four-floor residential building blasted by missile Friday night in barrage of nine.<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 26, 2007, 10:53 AM (GMT+02:00)
Hamas, Jihad Islami and Fatah-al Aqsa Brigades claimed the attack which also struck a storehouse in Sderot's industrial zone. The Palestinians report two dead and 8 injured in an Israeli helicopter attack on a Hamas vehicle in Gaza Strip.
Thursday night, the Israeli air force struck eight Hamas and Jihad ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Hamas threatens to fight until the "last Jew is expelled from Palestine" <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 26, 2007, 9:40 AM (GMT+02:00)
Hamas official Nizhar Riyan repeated Iranian president's mantra Monday, May 21, declaring "Israel must be wiped off the map" and replaced with the state of Palestine. Hamas would fight, he said, until the "last Jew was expelled" - not only from Sderot but also from Ashkelon and "all of Palestine."
Israeli defense minister Peretz warns Javier Solana that Israel will not stop Gaza attacks until the Hamas holds its missile fire
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 26, 2007, 9:39 AM (GMT+02:00)
He asked the EU foreign affairs executive Tuesday, May 22, Day Seven of the Hamas missile blitz, to inform moderate Arab leaders they had better restrain Hamas before Israel is forced to use more strength.
His deputy, Ephraim Sneh, said there can be no talks with the Palestinians now except ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Reports: Two Hamas hard-liners, Ahmed Jabari and Abu Obeida, are running the missile offensive against Israel and the war on Fatah from G
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 26, 2007, 9:39 AM (GMT+02:00)
The pair, Ahmad Jabari, commander of Hamas Executive Forces, and
Abu Obeida, spokesman of Hamas' military wing, are dictating a ruthless pace in the face of low resistance. He has taken matters in his own hands, certain he can count on political, military and financial backing from Tehran and Damascus.
Israel took 18 Qassam missiles and several mortar rounds Tuesday as Sderot mourned first fatality - Shirel Friedman, 35, whose car was hit Monday night <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 24, 2007, 9:25 AM (GMT+02:00)
One exploded outside a private home damaging property and vehicles. Fatah's al Aqsa Brigades and Hamas claimed three Qassam missiles fired at Sderot Tuesday night as the Palestinian missile offensive entered its second week. Overnight, two Israeli air raids struck Hamas missile production units in Jebaliya and Gaza City. The ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 23, 2007, 9:01 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report Israel is already giving Fatah arms, has been for the last six months and has sent ammo this week to keep Mahmoud Abbas' men supplied in the escalating Palestinian factional violence.
A member of the Israeli cabinet told the London Daily Telegraph Friday: "Time ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 22, 2007, 1:06 PM (GMT+02:00)
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The US House of Representatives last week allocated another $25 for the Arrow's joint production and integration; and $45 m for the US-Israeli short-range David's Sling, which is under development for countering high trajectory projectiles, such as Hizballah's Katyusha rockets.
US and Israeli ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 22, 2007, 11:12 AM (GMT+02:00)
When Ehud Olmert and his ministers visited beleaguered Sderot this week, they were heckled and cursed for failing to provide shelters and letting the town sink into poverty in seven years of relentless missile fire from neighboring Gaza.
But Arkadi Gaydamak was greeted with cheers and smiles. The free-spending ex-Russian ...
Too Late for Talks with a Hamas Bent on Helping Iran Build Gaza into an Anti-US Anti-Israel Base<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 21, 2007, 1:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
As the Hamas-led multiple missile offensive against Israel marked its first week, voices were heard in Israel and overseas, well-meaning or despairing, calling for Israel to start talks with the Palestinian Islamist group's leaders.
Hamas soon knocked that notion on the head. After hurling some 150 missiles against Israel, one ...
Kibbutz Nir Yam restaurant demolished by Palestinian missile five minutes after guests left. Fires started by missiles destroyed the kibbutz's corn crops <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 21, 2007, 9:34 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israel launches big war game for top military and civil command levels - first since Lebanon War<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 19, 2007, 9:10 PM (GMT+02:00)
From May 14-17 participants will practice full-scale war scenarios, including extreme contingencies such as crippling attacks on strategic centers and mass casualties, prepared by the IDF General Staff. The game will encompass all levels of command up to prime minister, defense minister and his deputy under the direction of the ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 18, 2007, 12:11 PM (GMT+02:00)
On Day 6 of the brutal Palestinian factional war and Day 4 of the Hamas missile offensive against southern Israel, two ruthless figures have emerged as the dominant factors in both conflicts: Ahmad Jabari, commander of Hamas Executive Forces, and Jamal Jarah, better known as Abu Obeida, spokesman of Hamas' ...
US ambassador joins EU envoys' boycott of Knesset celebration marking 40th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification Wednesday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 16, 2007, 5:34 PM (GMT+02:00)
They rejected Israeli foreign minister's invitation to the event.
In 1967, Jordan was defeated and historic Jerusalem, where the shrines of three faiths are located, was recovered and reunited with the rest of the city after 19 years of annexation by Jordan. The Palestinians now want it as the capital of ...
Israel's state attorney turns down PM Ehud Olmert's demand for a criminal inquiry against the state controller
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 16, 2007, 4:31 PM (GMT+02:00)
The prime minister has frequently accused the state watchdog, Ret. Judge Michah Lindenstrauss, of persecuting him. He claims the inquiries against his pursuits in previous public positions were improperly conducted and personally biased. This claim was rejected by the state attorney, Menahem Mazuz, after opposition leaders rapped Olmert for scheming ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 15, 2007, 9:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
According to the transcript, PM Ehud Olmert said he ordered an offensive in the last three days of the Lebanon War to save Israel experiencing a sense of defeat.
"I saw the Lebanese quagmire closing in on us," he told the panel.
A group of dozens of rabbis visited Temple Mount Sunday in a departure from the mainstream prohibition
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 15, 2007, 9:55 AM (GMT+02:00)
There has been a rabbinical consensus hitherto behind the Halakha (religious law) prohibiting the entry of religious Jews to Temple Mount lest they tread on the place where the Holy of Holies in the Jewish Temples was situated. The rabbis visiting Temple Mount Sunday deviated from this ban, but took ...