1420 articles tagged "Israel"
 
Police commissioner Moshe Karadi steps down after a state inquiry commission slams Israel's top police brass
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 19, 2007
He will leave at a time set by government.
The panel recommended ending Karadi's tenure when it ran out next August. Two senior officers, Commander Yoram Levy and Chief Inspector Rubi Gilboa, are to be fired and demoted. Jerusalem police chief Ilan Franco is barred from running for commissioner.
The commission condemned these and other officers for faulty standards of conduct, negligence and incompetence in the handling of the Perinian crime gang affair while serving in their previous jobs, from which they were promoted in the interim.
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Rising demands to prosecute extremist Israeli Muslim leader for sedition and incitement to violence<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 18, 2007
After calling repeatedly for a new uprising against Israel, Sheikh Raed Salah, head of the northern branch of Israel's Islamic movement, accused the Jewish state of seeking to rebuild the Temple "drenched in Arab blood."
Salah delivered a ferocious harangue in Jerusalem's Wadi Joz Friday. His Palestinian audience thereupon went on a stone-throwing rampage against police lines preventing their entry to Temple Mount. Ten were arrested.
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Israel successfully tests two Arrow anti-missile missiles - one serving as a decoy Sunday night
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 17, 2007
The two Arrow missile radar systems homed in on a mock target dropped by the Israeli Air Force. debkafile's military sources add: Israeli military planners are working on the unproven assumption that Iran has developed a multiple warhead for its Shehab-3 medium-range missile, which can reach Israel.
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Lt. Gen. Gaby Ashkenazi takes over as new Israeli chiefs of staff in handover ceremony at prime minister's office in Jerusalem Wednesday<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 15, 2007
Indicating his first priorities, Gen. Ashkenazi said: We must improve the IDF's professional standards and upgrade its operational capabilities. The lessons of the Lebanon War will be drawn. There is hard work ahead, he said; there are no magic recipes.
Gen.(ret) Uri Saguy, a former Military Intelligence-AMAN chief, foresaw Israel embroiled in another war during Gen. Ashkenazi's four-year term.
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Left-wing politicians and leading writers petition government for urgent action to end dereliction of the Jewish evacuees of Gaza and N. West Bank<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 15, 2007
A year and five months after their communities were uprooted in Gaza and the West Bank, most of the 10,000 evacuees are still homeless, jobless, lacking means of livelihood and a permanent place to live, their communities scattered.
The terrible neglect they are suffering, say the petitioners, may undermine the legitimacy of future withdrawals from territory.
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Court order removes radical Israeli Islamic leader Raed Saleh and six associates from Jerusalem Wednesday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 12, 2007
Striking policemen, they attempted to force their way up to Temple Mount to protest an archeological dig at Moghrabi Gate outside the shrines preparatory to repairs on the gate. Saudi and Jordanian monarchs joined radical Muslim leaders' charge that al Aqsa mosque is threatened, although the dig started Tuesday is on the ground below and 60-70 meters distant from the mount where the mosque stands. Salah called for a "third intifada" over Moghrabi Gate repairs.
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Diskin: A Palestinian unity government is not in Israel's best interest, says Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin Monday<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 11, 2007
Speaking to reporters before the Palestinian Mecca summit of Feb. 6, Diskin said Hamas stood to gain most because, incorporated in a coalition with Fatah, it would win international acceptance and economic assistance.
The Shin Bet chief said Israel must be disturbed by the presence of at least 10 Palestinian cross-border terrorist tunnels in Gaza.
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Gen. Gaby Ashkenazi is unanimously endorsed by cabinet as Israel's first chief of staff appointed for four full years<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2007
He assumes office Wednesday, Feb. 14 at a time that the Gaza Strip is caught up in the flames of a Palestinian civil war.
Israeli ministers Shimon Peres and Amir Peretz say the Gaza infighting is no business of Israel's. However, debkafile's military sources report that Israel not only supplies the Fatah side led by Muhammad Dahlan with weapons and money to fight Hamas, but also intelligence and logistical backing,.
Read more about Israel's plans for the embattled Gaza Strip in debkafile's Exclusive Military Analysis below.
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Jerusalem police on high alert Sunday after radical Muslim leaders call for mass protest on Temple Mount<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 5, 2007
Sheikh Raed Saleh, leader of the Israeli Islamic Movement's northern branch, and head of the Jerusalem Supreme Council, Sheik Ikrama Sabir claims Israel is planning to knock down the Moghrabi Gate leading up to the mosques standing on Temple Mount and build a new gate structure and bridge for visitors. Entrance to the site Sunday has been limited to Muslim men over 45. It will be closed to tourists and Jewish visitors. Police are patrolling the Old City of Jerusalem.
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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg tells Sderot citizens they have the right to live in peace, hours after two Qassam missiles fired from Gaza
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 4, 2007
No one was hurt. "Unfortunately," said Bloomberg, during a visit to the missile-battered Israeli town Friday, "on the other side of the border people are firing rockets and these rockets kill." He stressed that Israel should not negotiate with Palestinian organizations who do not abide by the three conditions set by the Middle East Quartet.
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Olmert decides no Israeli response needed to Monday's Eilat bombing which killed three Israelis <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 4, 2007
After listening to military and security leaders Tuesday, he rejected all their proposals for military action against the perpetrators.
The bomber, Mohamed Faisal al-Siksik, 21, from Gaza, blew himself up in a bakery in the Red Sea resort of Eilat Monday, Jan. 29, killing the two proprietors, Michael Ben Sadon, 27, and Emil Almaliach, 32, and Israel Samoliya, 26.
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Israel's New Top Soldier May Have to Take on the Politicians First - before the Enemy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 4, 2007
The incoming chief of staff, Maj. Gen. Gaby Ashkenazi, won a full four-year term when the cabinet unanimously endorsed him Sunday, Feb 4, instead of the standard 3 years and an optional fourth. He takes the reins from Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz on Feb. 14. Ashkenazi faces some hard choices before he can settle into the job. The flames of a Palestinian civil war engulfing the Gaza Strip pose a multiple threat to Israel which his bosses, the politicians, persist in brushing aside.
Israel not only supplies the Fatah side led by Muhammad Dahlan with weapons and money to fight Hamas, but also intelligence and logistic backing, thereby sending two messages:
If Dahlan cannot finish Hamas, the IDF will go in and do it for him.
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Ex-justice minister Haim Ramon to appeal his conviction for indecent act
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 3, 2007
Wednesday, the three Tel Aviv magistrates unanimously found the former minister, 56, guilty of forcibly kissing a 20-year old girl officer, who brought the complaint. The maximum penalty for this crime is three years in prison. Sentencing will be announced on Feb. 21. He is therefore barred from returning to the post of justice minister from which he suspended himself for the trial. A movement in the Knesset wants him also to give up his seat on the Kadima list.
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The three victims of Eilat suicide bombing named<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 30, 2007
Israel Samoliya, 26, who immigrated to Israel from Miami, Florida, and two local residents, Michael Ben Sadon, 27 and Emil Almaliach, 32, proprietors of the bombed bakery. The late Ben Sadon and Almaliach each left a wife and a small child.
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Terror alert in Eilat Tuesday shuts schools in Red Sea town day after three Israelis murdered by a Palestinian suicide bomber
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 30, 2007
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Strategic affairs minister Avigdor Lieberman says defense ministry has not drawn lessons of Lebanon War
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 29, 2007
After touring the Israel-Lebanese border Friday, the minister said the army was doing a good job but is not getting the right sort of support from the defense ministry. He reported Hizballah flags flying on positions close to the border.
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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: A shakeup of the general staff will be one of first acts of incoming Israeli chief of staff Maj.Gen Gaby Ashkenazi<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 27, 2007
His nomination by defense minister Amir Peretz was seconded Monday, Jan 22, by prime minister Ehud Olmert and comes before the cabinet for endorsement next week. debkafile's military sources reveal that Maj. Gen Moshe Kaplinsky, who bowed out of the race for the top slot, is now asking to give up the post of dep. chief of staff. He is eyeing the job of chief of military intelligence, held currently by Maj. Gen Amos Yadlin.
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Ex-chief of staff Moshe Yaalon: There is nothing intrinsically wrong with the Israeli army that the current change in top command cannot remedy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 27, 2007
Addressing the Herzliya Conference Monday, Lt. Gen Moshe Yaalon stressed that the difficulties of the Lebanon War were the outcome of high-level political and military mismanagement on the part of the prime minister and defense minister.
He devoted a large part of his lecture to challenging as fallacious the proposition that the Israel-Arab dispute was caused by the "Israeli occupation."
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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Israeli ministers break ranks over the prime minister's erratic Palestinian policies<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 5, 2007
Defense minister Amir Peretz went his own way this week, announcing the resettling of 30 Jewish families evacuated from the Gaza Strip last year in an abandoned outpost in the northern Jordan Valley.
Foreign minister Tzipi Livni stepped out of line with a "peace proposal" offered independently to two Fatah officials.
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Tehran Seeks Ways to Capitalize on Olmert's Nuclear Admission<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 13, 2006
debkafile's Iranian sources report the Islamic Republic plans an extensive campaign to justify its nuclear program, based on Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert's statement in Berlin Monday, Dec. 11, listing Israel with the world's nuclear powers. Tehran also hopes to rebut the universal revulsion stirred by the Holocaust denial conference president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad staged this week.
Tehran's first step was a call Wednesday, Dec. 13, on the UN Security Council and the Organization of the Islamic Conference to combat "Israeli threats." It was issued by the foreign ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini in Tehran.
The prime minister had meanwhile amended his statement by saying: "Israel has said many times it will not be the first country to introduce nuclear weapons to the Middle East. That was our position - nothing has changed."
Tehran will attempt to twist Olmert's statement round in its UN Security Council showdown over sanctions for defying the resolution banning uranium enrichment, and claim its entitlement to "self defense."


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