1395 articles tagged "Israel"
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Iranian Control of Hamas Opens Gaza Strip to Iranian Surface Missiles
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 20, 2004, 11:42 AM (GMT+02:00)
The missile in the photo with this article is the Luna-2 short-range ground-to-ground missile, known to NATO from Soviet times as FROG-7, which Iran has developed as its Zelzal-2/Mushak-200. In the hands of Iran's Lebanon-based Revolutionary Guards, it has extended the Iranian-Hizballah's missile range due south to Israel's coastal cities ...
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Sharon-Netanyahu Showdown Looms
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 11, 2004, 5:00 PM (GMT+02:00)
Although the settlement issue is genuinely incendiary, debkafile has been told by its exclusive political sources that much of the fresh heat is sparked by a different factor: word is going round the ministers and top political circles that a decision has been reached by former finance minister ...
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European Marksmen-for-Hire in Gaza
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 8, 2004, 12:04 PM (GMT+02:00)
Call him M. He is an Israeli army lieutenant who serving in the special anti-sniper unit posted in the southern Gaza Strip. His job is to spot and eliminate Palestinian snipers. Until last March, his training was adapted to the Palestinian sniper. But then, one morning, there was a change. ...
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Loss of Ofek-6 Deprives Israel of Second Spy Satellite in Critical Period
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 7, 2004, 12:07 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's 6th Ofek (Horizon) plummeted to a watery death in the Mediterranean Sea when it was test-fired Monday, September 6, from Palmahim. Malfunction of the third stage of the Israeli-designed Shavit booster was blamed for the loss of the $50m Ofek-6, the latest in the series of spy satellites developed ...
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Suspected Israeli Spy in Pentagon: First the Leak, Then the Fallout
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 28, 2004, 6:45 PM (GMT+02:00)
Depending on who is arrested and the nature of the charges, the investigation is fraught with a high degree of damage to President George W. Bush's Middle East policy and his core advisory team, eight weeks before he stands for re-election. Already, there are marks of strain in US-Israel relations ...
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Iran Bullies Israel's Strategic Friends - with Eye on Washington
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 22, 2004, 1:47 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's intelligence and military sources uncover determined Iranian steps worldwide to undermine Israel's strategic positions by engendering its international isolation, a tactic reminiscent of the excesses of the Arab boycott. Iranian officials are going around capitals on three continents telling governments friendly to Israel to chill their military ...
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State Budget Becomes Sharon's Bludgeon for Likud
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 17, 2004, 6:33 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon locked the exits of the cabinet chamber Sunday, August 15, until the ministers approved the of NIS 267.99 bn ($60 bn) state budget for 2005 by a comfortable 17 to 3 majority. This budget will undergo many chops and changes in the legislative process ahead ...
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Israel's General (Theoretically) Beckons while Washington Cold-Shoulders Damascus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 14, 2004, 3:47 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's chief of staff, Lt.-Gen Moshe Yaalon put his hand in a hornet's nest when he said in an interview: The question is will we reach agreement with Syria for the right price. If you ask me if an agreement that is correctly balanced is theoretically possible, I say that ...
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Mystery of the Missing Qassam Missiles - or Arafat's New Ploy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 10, 2004, 1:16 PM (GMT+02:00)
Since Thursday, August 5 and up until early August 10, not a single Qassam missile landed from the Gaza Strip on the southern Israel towns of Sderot or neighboring West Negev kibbutzim. Their daily nightmare since last year was more or less in abeyance for six days. Suddenly too the ...
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Rerouting of Defense Barrier Leaves Israel's Heartland Unprotected
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 28, 2004, 2:39 PM (GMT+02:00)
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The fateful June 30 judgment by Israeli High Court Justices Aharon Barak, Mishael Heshin and Eliahu Matza, that saving Palestinians from hardship must take precedence over saving Israeli lives, foredoomed to failure the security barrier's efficacy in separating Palestinian terrorists from their chosen targets ...
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Hizballah-Palestinian Chain of Terror Snapped, Unconventional Warfare Nears
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 26, 2004, 1:27 PM (GMT+02:00)
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The super-confident Lebanese Shiite terrorist group Hizballah was twice jolted out of its complacency this month and forced to accept that its innermost core had been penetrated and its eight-year old links with Palestinian terrorists laid bare. Word reaching Israel's intelligence sources is ...
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World Muslim Brotherhood Calls to Arms to Thwart Gaza Evacuation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2004, 7:08 PM (GMT+02:00)
At 78, the fiery Egyptian preacher Yusuf al-Qaradawi is a household name in the Muslim Arab world, commanding great respect as a leading theologian and star status for his religious phone-in program over Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based Arabic television station. The business that brought him to London is revealed here ...
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Sharon and Peres Engage for Disengagement and... Longevity
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 12, 2004, 1:30 PM (GMT+02:00)
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World Court Ruling against Israeli Barrier - Green Light for Palestinian Terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 11, 2004, 2:48 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Palestinians timed one of their last effective terror attacks for the day before the international court at The Hague began hearing the Palestinian petition against Israel's defense barrier. Sunday, July 11, two days after the court ruled the barrier illegal, the al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the suicide arm of ...
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Israeli Court Knocks over Main Prop of Sharon's Disengagement Plan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 30, 2004, 9:42 PM (GMT+02:00)
Three Israeli high court judges led by chief justice Aharon Barak handed down a landmark ruling Wednesday, June 30, which said explicitly that the welfare of ten West Bank Palestinian villages is more important than the security of Israeli citizens. The court accepted a Palestinian petition claiming the defense barrier ...
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Calls for Systemic Shakeup after Sharon's Exoneration
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 16, 2004, 4:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's political and legal community is in uproar since attorney- general Manny Mazuz announced Tuesday, June 15, he had decided to drop bribes charges against prime minister Ariel Sharon and his son Gilead. Most of the fuss centered on the harsh criticism he leveled against the way the case was ...
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Arafat Turns to Damascus to Get Egypt out of His Hair
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 15, 2004, 10:51 PM (GMT+02:00)
Pushing hard against his failing health, isolation and weakened position in the Palestinian and Arab world, Yasser Arafat has gone into hyperactive mode to dodge international heat for reforms in the Palestinian security forces, fend off Egyptian dictates and, most importantly, to trip up Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon's disengagement ...
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Israeli Settlements Come under... MI6 Surveillance
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 13, 2004, 11:55 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Israeli government is getting ready to offer down payments to voluntary evacuees from 21 Gaza settlements and four West Bank locations that Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon plans to remove by the end of 2005. This move is designed to stimulate departures and jump the gun on two major ...
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Egyptian Dimension of Israel's Disengagement - a Growth Factor
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 7, 2004, 3:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
Billed as a unilateral disengagement blueprint for removing Israel's civilian and military presence from the Gaza Strip, the diluted outline approved by the Israeli government Sunday, June 6, by 14 ministers to 7, actually opens an increasingly important back door for Egypt to establish an undercover presence in the West ...
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Getting Set for Sharon's Exit
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 6, 2004, 1:32 AM (GMT+02:00)
All the politicians who count for anything are looking actively past the Sharon era and well past the prime minister's office's farcical attempts to sack the two anti-disengagement National Union ministers who didn't want to go. Transport minister Avigdor Lieberman was handed his pink slip in good time Friday, June ...
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