1394 articles tagged "Israel"
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Sharon Falls Flat on His Disengagement Plan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 28, 2004, 8:52 PM (GMT+02:00)
How did the twice-elected Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon get into his present fix? debkafile's political analysts examine the underlying causes leading up to the impasse as Sharon's second term as prime ministers seems to be petering out. 1. The Likud membership's rejection of his unilateral disengagement initiative ...
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Rafah Encircled by Israeli Forces, Palestinian Combatants Flee
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 24, 2004, 10:12 AM (GMT+02:00)
Most of the Palestinian armed terrorists based in Gaza Strip's Rafah fled north to Khan Younes during the May 22-23 weekend pause in the large-scale Israeli operation launched seven days ago. Some even dropped their weapons in their haste to get out. The IDF buildup of infantry and armor in ...
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Palestinians Plot "North Korean Tunnels" to Erase Israel-Egyptian Peace Frontier
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 23, 2004, 3:21 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's Rafah Operation, now in its sixth day, differs substantially from the 2002 Jenin battle in its strategic and existential scope. This time it is not just about the Palestinians and Israel, or even short-term security. The IDF is fighting in Rafah against the Palestinian appetite for expansion, the drive ...
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Mofaz: No Time Limit on Rafah Operation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 19, 2004, 12:02 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's large-scale Israel military operation in Rafah, which was launched Tuesday, May 18, in the terrorist hotbed of Tel Sultan, did not start out on the Philadelphi Route marking the Egyptian-Gazan-Israeli international border. It began attacking the lawless core of the entire Rafah frontier region where illegal trafficking has run ...
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Israel Readies Military Solution for Rafah Terror and Tunnels
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 16, 2004, 3:18 PM (GMT+02:00)
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The gap between Israeli politics and security was never so strikingly articulated as Saturday night, May 15, after Israel lost 13 servicemen in action between Tuesday and Friday. While an estimated 100,000-150,000 (depending on who is asked) rallied in Tel Aviv in favor of quitting ...
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Sharon and Mofaz Face Extreme Options in Gaza
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 13, 2004, 1:36 AM (GMT+02:00)
Eleven Israeli servicemen died in action in two fatal incidents in the Gaza Strip in 36 hours: six were killed by a roadside bomb on mission to destroy Palestinian weapons workshops in Gaza's teeming Zeitoun neighborhood, five troops, a highly trained team, were killed while searching for Palestinian arms-smuggling tunnels ...
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Palestinians Parade Israeli Soldiers' Remains
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 11, 2004, 11:00 PM (GMT+02:00)
Six Israeli members of the Givati infantry brigade's engineers platoon were killed Tuesday, May 11 when their armored personnel carrier was blown up by a roadside bomb at the end of an operation to demolish rockets and arms manufacturing facilities in Gaza City's Zeitoun district. The bomb detonated the 130 ...
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Sharon's Would be Successors on the Move
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 6, 2004, 12:43 PM (GMT+02:00)
True to the Israeli military doctrine of striking hard and fast, defense minister Shaul Mofaz placed both feet down at the front of the race to succeed a politically weakened Ariel Sharon. The prime minister and Likud leader barely had time to weigh the consequences of his party's stunning rejection ...
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Can Sharon Recoup His Losses on the Referendum Gamble?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 3, 2004, 2:21 AM (GMT+02:00)
On Sunday, May 2, Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon lost his party. A majority of the 200,000-strong Likud membership turned their backs on him. Only 40 percent bothered to take part in the party referendum on his unilateral disengagement plan and its concomitant pledge to uproot 7,500 Jews from their ...
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Nasrallah Wants Gaza Settlements Overrun by One Million Hamas Marchers
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 20, 2004, 3:34 PM (GMT+02:00)
Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah has produced a new master plan which he presented this week to the Hamas leadership group appointed to succeed Abdel Aziz Rantisi, the second Hamas leader Israel killed in less than a month. Their identities are a closely-kept secret on the orders of supreme Hamas leader ...
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Terrorists Lose Rantisi, But Learn to Beat Border Detectors
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 18, 2004, 3:43 PM (GMT+02:00)
It is no coincidence that the March 17 attack on Israel's Mediterranean port at Ashdod liked the foiled Amman mega-strike was orchestrated from Damascus. debkafile's terror experts have become convinced that the mega-strike hanging over Israel's head may indeed emanate from the Syrian capital rather than the Gaza ...
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Israeli Parliamentary Intelligence Probe Misses Focus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 28, 2004, 11:17 PM (GMT+02:00)
It is not surprising that Israel's Mossad and military intelligence service - Aman - are furious over the fault-finding of a parliamentary subcommittee probing Israeli secret services` performance in the Iraq War. They have never faced open criticism before. But they also rebut some of the points as being made ...
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Rantisi's Putsch
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 23, 2004, 11:29 PM (GMT+02:00)
Just 30 hours after the Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin was killed by an Israeli missile in Gaza City, the radical Abdel Aziz Rantisi, 57-year old pediatrician, declared himself successor. Several members of the Hamas leadership were quick to put in that the appointment was provisional and necessary to close ...
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Hamas' Missteps Set Scene for Yassin Assassination
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 23, 2004, 4:18 PM (GMT+02:00)
The same mistakes that set the scene for the assassination of Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin are now tying the hands of his organization for carrying out its sworn revenge mega-strike against his Israeli killers. The funeral procession that accompanied his coffin to burial on Monday March 22 was not ...
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Yassin's Killing Opens New Chapter in Israeli-Palestinian War
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 22, 2004, 8:41 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon has fired the Israel-Palestinian war up to a new plane. The targeted assassination of Hamas founder, leader and moving spirit, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, Monday, March 22, was the prime minister's thunderous reply to the critics who argue that his disengagement strategy would hand the Gaza ...
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Ashdod Spared Mega-Terror Attack
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 15, 2004, 11:50 AM (GMT+02:00)
This Palestinian terror attack was different, marking more than one deadly departure. For the first time in the 42 months of their terrorist offensive against Israel, Palestinian bombers overcame the fence enclosing Gaza Strip and emerged for an assault that was meant to be more than a bloodbath; they were ...
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Mubarak Agrees to Free Azzam Azzam
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 10, 2004, 3:51 PM (GMT+02:00)
More than seven years after his arrest in Cairo as an Israeli spy, Israeli Druze Azzam Azzam is coming home. debkafile's exclusive sources in Cairo have learned that his 15-year sentence with hard labor at the Limantorah prison south of Cairo is about to be commuted by order ...
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Mossad Cuts down Spying Functions
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 8, 2004, 1:03 PM (GMT+02:00)
In the last five months, Israel's central intelligence agency has undergone a metamorphosis in typically deep hush. Once fabled for planting its agents anywhere and everywhere where important military or diplomatic happenings were played out, the Israeli Mossad has retired from the business of espionage and turned itself into a ...
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Muckrakers Notwithstanding, Sharon Government Wins Full Five-Year Term
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2004, 4:21 PM (GMT+02:00)
It looks like the Israeli media are going to have Ariel Sharon to kick around a bit longer. Justice Dalia Dorner, chairman of the Central Elections Committee, ruled on Wednesday, March 3, the day she retired from the bench, that the next general election should take place on schedule in ...
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Israeli Bank Raid Hits Terrorists Pocket
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 27, 2004, 9:32 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's first dip into Palestinian terrorist bank accounts Wednesday, February 25, raised a storm in international banking circles greater than if Israeli troops had pushed into Bethlehem to avenge two recent Jerusalem bus blasts in which 18 Israelis and a foreign worker died. Washington slapped the Sharon government's wrist, claiming ...
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