1394 articles tagged "Israel"
 
Hamas calls unilateral 24-hour missile ceasefire from Gaza<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 24, 2008, 12:47 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel has not reciprocated. Hamas spokesman Ayman Taha said Monday, Dec. 22, his organization and allied Palestinian armed factions in the Gaza Strip were observing a 24-hour halt in their missile attacks against Israel at Egypt's request to allow essential supplies to enter the enclave.
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Israeli government again backs down as Gaza missile war boils over<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 24, 2008, 12:46 PM (GMT+02:00)
No military action to stamp out the Palestinian missile blitz against southwestern Israel will be undertaken before "international support" is organized and an attempt to renew the "ceasefire" with Hamas is undertaken. That was the gist of the Israeli cabinet's decision Sunday morning, Dec. 21, after Palestinian terrorists fired eight ...
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Olmert's bid to revive Syrian track runs into blank walls
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 23, 2008, 8:17 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli caretaker prime minister Ehud Olmert has been warned that the trip he booked to Ankara for next Monday will be an exercise in futility. Damascus let it be known Friday. Dec. 19, that acceptance in advance of its "borders document" was the pre-condition for direct peace talks.
This maximalist approach, ...
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IDF's post-truce signal to Hamas: Same old rules unless you go too far<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 23, 2008, 8:17 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report: Minutes after Hamas declared the six-month "truce" was over and non-renewable at 6 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19, the Israeli Army spokesman had this to say: "Quiet will be met by quiet but we will not hesitate to respond to missile offensives."
Whereupon, proving the ...
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Crowded Sderot shopping center takes direct Qassam hit from Gaza, 12 injured
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 22, 2008, 7:51 AM (GMT+02:00)
The 15th missile of Wednesday, Dec. 17, from Gaza, which injured 12 people - three from shrapnel, the rest in shock - exploded in the Sderot supermarket parking area, destroying shops and cars and scattering crowds of panicky Hanukah shoppers.
The attack capped two days of a massive Palestinian missile ...
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Israelis dissatisfied with leaders, 40% may opt out of national ballot
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 21, 2008, 11:51 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile reports exclusively: The figures from the unpublished polls commissioned privately by leaders of the three main parties showed on average a lower figure for Binyamin Netanyahu's Likud than previously rated in the Feb. 10 general election; Tzipi Livni's Kadima's in decline, and unexpected gains for Barak's Labor's ...
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Netanyahu Reshapes Likud, Builds Shadow Cabinet
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 20, 2008, 5:04 PM (GMT+02:00)
Former prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, energized by more than two years in opposition, is launching his Likud party into Israel's general election campaign with a new look and a new top echelon.
debkafile's political sources report he is remolding it into a center-right party with a new leadership ...
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Has Livni buried the two-state solution for Israel-Palestinian dispute?<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 18, 2008, 9:52 AM (GMT+02:00)
The aspiring prime minister, foreign minister Tzipi Livni, broke new ground when she voiced her views on the Middle East dispute this week. She challenged US and European diplomacy's conventional wisdom of gearing peace to a two-state solution. Palestinian leader Ahmed Quraia followed her with disclosures of what he claimed ...
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Right of center dominate Likud primary, alongside moderates, religious right
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 13, 2008, 11:18 PM (GMT+02:00)
Likud voters rewarded its 12 workhorse legislators in the opposition party primary which took place Monday, Dec. 8, by placing party whip Gideon Saar, 42, Gilead Erdan and Reuven Rivlin in the top three slots. Of Binyamin Netanyahu's new arrivals, only Benny Begin and former chief of staff Moshe Yaalon ...
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Netanyahu's first post-primary task is to pick a shadow cabinet<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 13, 2008, 4:33 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Israeli elector is desperate for fresh faces, new energy and clear thinking in the defense, finance and foreign ministries to replace a government dithering for months on every key issue. Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu has been abstruse rather than enlightening. But after the primaries of Monday, Dec. 8, he ...
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Military sources: 100 million Israeli shekels Barak approved for Gaza will feed Hamas war chest<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 12, 2008, 10:39 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak ordered the 100 million Israeli shekels in currency bills (equivalent to $25.6 million) to be transferred by Israeli armored cars to the Gaza Strip via the West Bank Wednesday, Dec. 10. He bowed to appeals from Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayad and the governor of ...
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Police remove roadblocks after high terror alert in and around Tel Aviv
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 3, 2008, 9:37 PM (GMT+02:00)
The roadblocks were set up around Tel Aviv and neighboring towns, the most heavily populated region of central Israel, after a specific terrorist alert. Police rounded up Palestinians with and without working permits, focusing on Tel Aviv's main bus terminus. Helicopters hovered over the city and the Magen David first ...
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Intense Palestinian mortar fire injures 8 Israeli soldiers opposite Gaza
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 2, 2008, 6:40 PM (GMT+02:00)
Hamas took responsibility for the Palestinian mortar barrage directed Friday night, Nov. 28, at the IDF base near Nahal Oz opposite the Gaza Strip. Six men and women soldiers remain in hospital. Staff at Beersheba's Sorocca hospital stabilized two seriously injured soldiers overnight, but had to amputate the leg of ...
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PM Olmert faces indictment in double-billing air tickets case<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 30, 2008, 9:28 AM (GMT+02:00)
Attorney general Menahem Mazuz notified prime minister Ehud Olmert Wednesday, Nov. 25, that pending a hearing, he is planning to file criminal charges against him in the double billing flight tickets affair. The charges include fraud, breach of trust, falsifying corporate records, failure to report income and receiving illegal benefits ...
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Jerusalem district court raps state for evicting Federmans from Hebron home<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 29, 2008, 12:05 PM (GMT+02:00)
Defense minister Ehud Barak has appealed against the Jerusalem district court's ruling Wednesday, Nov. 26 that the state violated international treaties by evicting Noam Federman, his wife and children from their farm between Hebron and Kiryat Arba a month ago and banning him from entering the West Bank.
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One-third of Sderot's missile-battered population is traumatized, dysfunctional
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 28, 2008, 10:19 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's defense minister Ehud Barak made light of the "odd missile or two fired by an inconsequential group" from Gaza as the price for continuing the informal truce with Hamas. He was rebutting demands for effective military action against Hamas at a briefing to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security ...
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New polls register seismic Israeli shift to right of center
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2008, 12:17 PM (GMT+02:00)
With 61 days to go for Israel's general election, at least two opinion polls position the right-of center opposition Likud ahead of its rivals with 32 Knesset seats (out of 120), tripling its present strength, whereas the ruling Kadima, led by foreign minister Tzipi Livni, would drop to 26, with ...
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Non-religious Nir Barkat is mayor of Jerusalem. Local elections marked by anti-partisanship
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 15, 2008, 9:56 AM (GMT+02:00)
The high-tech entrepreneur carried 50% of the vote beating the ultra-religious Meir Porush by 9 points according to complete, unofficial results. Tel Aviv's Ron Huldai won a third term in office with 50.69%; his next rival Dov Kheinin carried 34% of the vote. Haifa also reelected its sitting mayor Yonah ...
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Israel backs Georgia in Caspian Oil Pipeline Battle with Russia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 8, 2008, 8:16 PM (GMT+02:00)
Georgian tanks and infantry, aided by Israeli military advisers, captured the capital of breakaway South Ossetia, Tskhinvali, early Friday, Aug. 8, bringing the Georgian-Russian conflict over the province to a military climax.
debkafile's geopolitical experts note that on the surface level, the Russians are backing the separatists of ...
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Netanyahu Remodels Likud, Builds Shadow Cabinet
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 7, 2008, 10:08 AM (GMT+02:00)
Binyamin Netanyahu plans to contest the February 10, 2009 general election at the head of a remodeled Likud party and a star-studded leadership. He is angling for Benny Begin, Yair Shamir, Dan Meridor and Nathan Sharansky.
Read more in debkafile's Exclusive Report below.

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