1395 articles tagged "Israel"
 
Israel's incoming, outgoing PMs gloss over growing rift with Washington
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 2, 2009, 9:11 AM (GMT+02:00)
Designated prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu simply pushes away any suggestion of pressure on Israel from the Obama administration in Washington, while Ehud Olmert has said a few days before bowing out that he has left the Iranian nuclear threat to the next government.
Olmert forgot to mention that his government's policy ...
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Hamas' Ceasefire - Smoke and Mirrors
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 31, 2009, 1:21 PM (GMT+02:00)
Duped again by a Hamas promise to negotiate a long-term truce, Israel reacted by stepping up its air attacks over the Gaza Strip from Friday, Feb. 13, to hold down a fresh upsurge of Palestinian violence.
After spreading false reports that an 18-month truce and a deal for the release ...
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Netanyahu-Barak pact transcends right-left lines, dominates Israel's political dynamic
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 30, 2009, 9:47 AM (GMT+02:00)
Last September, two former Israeli prime ministers who failed to survive full term made common, cross-party cause for a pact which is now coming into its own, say debkafile's political analyst. Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu can count on heading a new government in less than two weeks, retaining ...
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Barak carries his Labor into Netanyahu government
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 28, 2009, 10:36 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's Labor party voted to join the government headed by Likud leader, Binyamin Netanyahu Tuesday night, March 24. Seven Knesset members and the young section tried to torpedo the conference in a tempestuous revolt against Labor leader Ehud Barak's partnership accord with Netanyahu. Out of 1,191 members, 57.9 percent backed ...
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Israel clears Kuwait's intel chief for Ramallah, Bethlehem - but not Temple Mount
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 28, 2009, 11:35 AM (GMT+02:00)
Sheikh Ahmad al Fahd al Jabar al Sabah, head of Kuwait's national intelligence service, arrived in Ramallah Monday, March 23, as guest of Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas. He also scheduled appointments with senior Israeli intelligence officials.
But he left in a huff when Israel denied him permission to pray ...
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Netanyahu: War or diplomacy in first 100 days as PM?<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 25, 2009, 7:29 AM (GMT+02:00)
The coming DEBKA-Net-Weekly looks at some unfinished Middle East business Binyamin Netanyahu inherits. Is Israel's military option against Iran concrete? Will he order Round 2 of wars on Hamas or Hizballah? Pick up stalled peace process with Palestinians?
This insider forecast appeared in the DEBKA-Net-Weekly out last Friday, ...
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Incoming Israeli FM urges strategic partnership with Russia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 23, 2009, 11:31 AM (GMT+02:00)
Tapped as foreign minister in the future Netanyahu government, Avigdor Lieberman says relations between Israeli and Russia "must and can rise to a level of strategic partnership." This refers also to military-technical cooperation, where Israel has a few things to offer, he told the Russian news agency Interfax.
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Outgoing Israeli government bargains away military success in Gaza
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 21, 2009, 10:53 AM (GMT+02:00)
All too quickly Israel's three war leaders - prime minister Ehud Olmert, defense minister Ehud Barak and foreign minister Tzipi Livni - forgot the goals they set for the three-week military offensive launched against Hamas on Dec. 27, 2008: That Operation Cast Lead would not halt until security prevailed in ...
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Prime Minister Olmert: No more concessions to Hamas for Gilead Shalit<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 20, 2009, 9:44 AM (GMT+02:00)
Outgoing prime minister Ehud Olmert stated in a dramatic address to the nation Tuesday night, March 17, that Israel's final offer to release many hundreds of convicted prisoners, including terrorists guilty of murdering many Israelis, had been spurned.
That was it, he said; the list is final. Any more would ...
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Five portfolios tempt Labor's Barak to join Netanyahu's government <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 20, 2009, 9:42 AM (GMT+02:00)
Ehud Barak, defense minister in the outgoing administration, is close to a decision to take his Labor party into Binyamin Netanyahu's coalition government, tempted by his latest offer, according to debkafile's political sources. Netanyahu will next week ask the president for more time for coalition negotiations.
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Two Israeli police officers shot dead in Jordan Valley terror attack
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 19, 2009, 8:25 AM (GMT+02:00)
A large manhunt on both sides of the Israeli-Jordanian border failed to capture the gunmen who shot dead two Israeli policemen in an ambush of their van on Highway 90 near Masuah in the Jordan Valley Sunday night, March 15. The victims were David Rabbinovich, 50 from Rosh Ha'ayin and ...
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Netanyahu may settle for interim government until early election
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 15, 2009, 7:48 AM (GMT+02:00)
Having failed to draw Kadima and Labor into a unity government, debkafile's political sources report that Israel's prime minister-designate Binyamin Netanyahu may settle for a provisional administration serving six months before calling another early election.
He believes he can use the extra six months to good advantage because ...
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Bank of Israel stimulus plan focuses on falling job market
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 14, 2009, 5:34 PM (GMT+02:00)
The central bank governor, Stanley Fischer, recommended a very modest $1 bn budget deficit (6 percent) as first aid for Israel's deepening recession. His plan, published Tuesday, March 10, would spread the extra outlay on stimulating the job market and exports and investing in new infrastructure projects.
Estimating that unemployment ...
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Israel: Iran has crossed technological threshold in drive for nuclear bomb<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 14, 2009, 5:34 PM (GMT+02:00)
Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin, head of Israeli military intelligence AMAN, confirmed at the weekly government session in Jerusalem Sunday, March 8, that Iran had crossed the technological threshold to a nuclear bomb capability and required only a strategic decision to go into production.
Tehran TV disclosed Sunday that Iran had ...
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Palestinian tractor driver shot while rampaging in central Jerusalem<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 7, 2009, 10:24 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Palestinian tractor driver hoisted a police van, injuring two police officers, in downtown Jerusalem. When he tried to toss the van onto a bus packed with schoolgirls, a passing taxi driver pulled a gun and shot him dead.
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Labor edges towards joining Netanyahu government
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 7, 2009, 7:12 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's political sources report that the Histadrut Trade Unions leader, Ofer Eini, who has emerged as supreme national fixer in the ongoing crises over business closures and layoffs, has thrown his support behind the outgoing defense minister Ehud Barak's bid to join Binyamin Netanyahu's Likud-led government.
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Five days to Israel's poll: Frontrunner Netanyahu is slipping
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 7, 2009, 6:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
The man certain to form the next Israeli government after the general election of Feb. 10, Likud's Binyamin Netanyahu, started out with a handy lead of well over 30 Knesset seats (out of 120). But his campaign blunders are eroding this lead to below 30. The deserters are swinging over ...
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Olmert to stand trial in case of Talansky cash envelopes<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2009, 9:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
Preparing to end his term as prime minister, Ehud Olmert was informed Sunday, March 1 that state attorney Menahem Mazuz had decided to indict him on corruption charges in the Talansky case. Moshe Talansky, a Long Island businessman, testified last May that he gave Olmert payments of $670,000, some stuffed ...
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New Israel killer drone can take out Iran's S-300 anti-air missile<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2009, 9:19 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Iranian media were first to disclose that the sophisticated Israeli Harop drone is capable of targeting the Russian radar-equipped S-300 anti-air missile before it enters attack mode.
debkafile's military sources report that Israel's Harop killer-drone can travel 1,000 km to patrol an assigned area and loiter there until ...
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Too Soon to Celebrate End of Gaza Conflict
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 2, 2009, 12:26 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli leaders insist that Israel's armed forces left Hamas seriously crippled. This is undeniable but still the Gaza conflict is not over yet.
The divisions in the Arab world have encouraged Tehran to persist in rearming Hamas and the Hamas-Damascus faction to maintain its intransigent posture. They are certain that high ...
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