1423 articles tagged "Israel"
 
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is flown by Israeli military helicopter over central Israel and the Israel-West Bank defense barrier<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 28, 2007
He said on landing that he now has a better understanding of Israel's security problems. Ban's program Monday started with talks with prime minister Ehud Olmert and a meeting with the families of the kidnapped Israeli soldiers: Gideon Shalit, seized nine months ago by Hamas-led raiders, and the two men snatched by Hizballah, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev.
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IDF opens way for pro-settlement activists on foot to reach ruins of Homesh, one of three communities evicted from northern West Bank in 2005<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 27, 2007
They do not have permission to resurrect the community, their declared goal. The group which expects to be joined by thousands of supporters may visit the site and is required to leave by the end of the day
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IDF opens way for pro-settlement activists on foot to reach ruins of Homesh, one of three communities evicted from northern West Bank in 2005<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 26, 2007
They do not have permission to resurrect the community, their declared goal. The group which expects to be joined by thousands of supporters may visit the site and is required to leave by the end of the day
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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Analysis: The Hamas-dominated Palestinian government is product of Saudi-Iranian give-and-take over Lebanon and the Palestinians<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 24, 2007
Israel's strategic fiasco is rooted in the Olmert government's failure to pick up warning signals along the road. The outcome is a radicalized Palestinian government, with elements of which many world governments, including the US and Europe, are already keenly offering to work, regardless of the incoming Palestinian prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh's, vow to uphold "all forms of resistance" to the Jewish state.
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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Israel's civil defense exercise Tuesday and Wednesday is more a charade than a genuine drill<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 23, 2007
It is officially designated a large-scale exercise for 133 towns and villages from central Israel north of Tel Aviv to the south, to prepare the densely populated parts of the country for unconventional terrorist attacks, missile strikes and heavy missile assaults on the south.
At 1400 hours Tuesday, March 20, warning sirens will wail across central and southern Israel. People will not be required to dive into shelters because there are not enough to go round, although officials promise the lessons drawn from last summer's Lebanon war have been incorporated.
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Two men, a Palestinian and Israeli Arab, detained in a taxi north of Tel Aviv on suspicion of terrorist activity<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 21, 2007
The genuine terror alert in central Israel which led to their capture interrupted a two-day national home front exercise beginning Monday, March 20, 2007. The drill has been resumed.

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Israel Goes through the Motions of a Home Front Drill
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 19, 2007
The warning sirens wailed across central and southern Israel Tuesday, March 20 purportedly to prepare the most densely populated parts of the country for unconventional terrorist strikes and mega-attacks, rocket strikes and missile attacks on three fronts. The official announcement promised the incorporation of lessons drawn from the Lebanon war when more than a million Israeli civilians were blasted by 4,000 Hizballah rockets for 33 days.
defenses against unconventional terrorist attacks or a missile blitz, supposedly drilled Tuesday and Wednesday, the government is sorely derelict - even to the old, nagging problem of providing protected areas for the schoolchildren of Sderot and its neighbors against Palestine missiles attacks, which have never stopped in six years.
Five Qassam missiles were fired from the Gaza Strip, Sunday, March 18, the day the Palestinian unity government was installed
The population of northern Israel is no better protected for the next war than they were for the last, despite the promises the prime minister, defense minister and other cabinet members scattered right and left.

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New Palestinian government marks collapse of Israel's Middle East positions
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 18, 2007
The Hamas-Fatah government taking office Sunday, March 18, is more than a policy failure by prime minister Ehud Olmert and foreign minister Tzipi Livni; it is another milestone on the road to the collapse of Israel's Middle East positions at large, on a scale comparable to the setback to its deterrence from the mismanaged war against Hizballah last summer.
This fiasco is reflected in the horrified outcry across the board, from members of the Olmert government coalition and the opposition alike, as Israelis woke up Sunday, March 18, to face a hostile Palestinian government led by a terrorist organization, godfathered by Saudi Arabia, armed by Iran, and blessed by Western powers.
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Maaleh Adummim east of Jerusalem stands on very little private Palestinian land<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 16, 2007
A military database disclosed in court that only 0.5% of the town of 30,000 was built on private Palestinian land. The data was presented to rebut the claim presented to court by the Israeli anti-settlement group Peace Now that 86% of the area stood on Palestinian land.
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Inquiry panel on 2006 Lebanon war will name names in interim report due out in mid-April<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 16, 2007
debkafile: Israel's two ruling parties, PM Ehud Olmert's Kadima and defense minister Amir Peretz' Labor are reviewing their options. The commission headed by Judge Winograd Tuesday contradicted a spate of leaks and affirmed that its interim findings will include judgments on the performances in the first week of the conflict of the prime minister, defense minister and ex-chief of staff Dan Halutz. Halutz has already resigned.
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Important archeological find in N. Jerusalem
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 14, 2007
A 2,000-year old site spreading across 400 dunams sheds unique light on extensive Jewish life in the city after the Roman destruction of the Second Jewish Temple and Exile. Public buildings, a centrally-heated bath house and private residences were laid bare by an excavation for a new Jerusalem light railway.
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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Reports: Israel's Rafael wins contract to supply 60 new Golan multipurpose armored vehicles to US Marine Corps in Iraq<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 13, 2007
The Golan, developed in partnership with US PVI and the Israeli Merkava tank program, can withstand armor-piercing machine gun and rocket fire as well as mines and medium IED bomb blasts. Designed for asymmetric (terrorist, guerrilla) warfare, the Golan was first tested in Sep. 2006, shortly after the Lebanon War.
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Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu calls for early elections
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 11, 2007
The electorate has lost confidence in the government after its failure in the Lebanon war and wants a new leadership, he said Wednesday.
Netanyahu, a former Likud prime minister, accused prime minister Ehud Olmert of obstructing the state controller's inquiry into the conduct of the home front.
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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Knesset Committee hears a truncated interim report by the State Controller on home front mismanagement in Lebanon War <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 9, 2007
The Controller Micha Lindenstrauss accepted the High Court ruling to postpone presentation of his findings and recommendations to a later date, after Attorney General Menahem Mazuz declined to represent him at the High Court hearing of the Home Front commander's petition against the Knesset session.
debkafile adds: Olmert's muzzling tactics against the State Controller are generally seen as a warm-up for emasculating the Winograd commission's comprehensive report on the government's management of the Lebanon War, which is due out in weeks.
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Seventeen Fatah terror suspects surrender to Israeli force in Ramallah Wednesday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 9, 2007
The IDF was led to their hideout at Palestinian General Intelligence headquarters in the West Bank hub town by a Shin Bet tip. The 17 suspects, found in possession of a stock of explosive vests and pipe bombs, gave themselves up to the Israel force after an hour-long siege.
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Olmert sends two senior aides to Washington for consultations
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 5, 2007
debkafile reports from US capital: Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert is anxious to catch up with the far-reaching American-Saudi diplomatic enterprises advancing in the Middle East. They cover the key issues of Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and the Palestinians. Olmert's advisers Yoram Turbovitch and Shalom Turjeman will find these processes well underway without Jerusalem on board.
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The Shin Bet has detained two 17-year Palestinian boys suspected of murdering Erez Levanon, 42, from Bat Ayin, Sunday night<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 27, 2007
They live in the neighboring village of Beit Ummar, near the West Bank town of Bethlehem. Levanon, father of three, died of knife and axe wounds inflicted when he was alone in a wadi between his community and the village.

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Israel denies negotiating for US permission to fly over Iraq for an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 26, 2007
Israeli Dep. Defense minister Moshe Sneh attributed the Daily Telegraph report to sources "unwilling to accept responsibility for diplomatic inaction on Iran's weapons program. They find it convenient to roll the ball into Israel's court," he said.
The British paper's Tel Aviv correspondent Con Coughlin quoted a senior Israeli defense official as saying that negotiations are underway for the US-led coalition in Iraq to provide an air corridor should an attack be decided on.

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Israeli undercover troops target and kill Jihad Islami mastermind of foiled Palestinian suicide bombing in Tel Aviv early Wednesday <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 26, 2007
Mahmoud Abu Obeid, 24 assigned the bomber with blowing up the crowded Tel Aviv New Bus Depot Tuesday night and gave him the bomb. He was taken by surprise a few hours later when the Israeli unit sprayed his car with bullets in the center of the West Bank town of Jenin early Wednesday. The operation was conducted by the IDF, Shin Bet and Border Police commando unit.
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New Israeli police commissioner's appointment awaits High Court ruling on petition against him<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 24, 2007
The Ometz association questioned Yaacov Ganot's fitness for the job because of a 13-year old corruption charge of which he was acquitted by the district and high courts. The High Court promises a ruling by Wednesday or Thursday.
Internal security minister Avi Dichter named Ganot, director of prisons as next police chief Sunday after commissioner Moshe Karadi's resignation in the wake of a state probe's findings.
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