1394 articles tagged "Israel"
 
High Court dismisses Shalit family's petition to keep Gaza crossings closed against soldier's release
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 25, 2008, 9:47 PM (GMT+02:00)
The High Court in Jerusalem ruled Monday, June 23, in favor of the government, deciding not to intervene in its decision to accept a ceasefire with Hamas and reopening of the Gaza crossings without making the deal contingent on an exchange of prisoners. The crossings, closed Monday for the hearing, ...
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Israel rehearses possible air strike against Iran over Greece <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 23, 2008, 11:24 AM (GMT+02:00)
US Pentagon sources report that more than 100 Air Force F-16 and F-15 fighters participated in the maneuver over the eastern Mediterranean and Greece in the first week of June. The maneuver included helicopters used for rescuing downed pilots and refueling tankers. They flew 1,440 km, roughly the distance between ...
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Israel reopens first two Gaza border crossings after 72 hours truce
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 23, 2008, 11:24 AM (GMT+02:00)
Palestinian security sources said that at 9 am local time Sunday, June 22, the Israeli army reopened the Sufa and Nahal Oz crossings and let 90 trucks of basic food supplies go through to the Gaza population.
The Olmert government is under heavy fire from some of its own members, ...
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Exclusive: Barak agrees to trade most of Hamas prisoner list for Shalit
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 21, 2008, 9:48 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile military sources report that Israel's defense minister Ehud Barak has bowed to Hamas' insistence on assigning the negotiations for the release of Gilead Shalit, kidnapped two years ago, to "stage two" of the Egyptian-brokered truce accord. In other words, it has been left out of the deal. ...
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Exclusive: Israel-Hamas truce deal abandons Israeli captive, like Lebanon ceasefire <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 20, 2008, 6:46 PM (GMT+02:00)
Commenting on the truce deal shaping up between Israel and Hamas for the Gaza Strip, debkafile's military sources note that the Olmert government has given way to Hamas on its two key demands: the incorporation in the package of the Israeli soldier, Gilead Shalit, who was kidnapped two ...
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Olmert government accused of cheating kidnapped soldier's family <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 20, 2008, 6:46 PM (GMT+02:00)
Noam Shalit plans to sue the Olmert government for failing to include his son, Gilead Shalit, kidnapped by Hamas two years ago, in the Gaza ceasefire accord with Hamas mediated by Egypt. He accuses prime minister Ehud Olmert and other officials of breaking explicit pledges to the Shalit family.
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Israeli cabinet accepts Egyptian formula for truce with Hamas <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 16, 2008, 12:27 PM (GMT+02:00)
The prime minister Ehud Olmert's decision, coupled with orders to the military to stand by for all eventualities, was endorsed by the security cabinet Wednesday, June 11, as Hamas continued to shoot mortars at Israel. Four shells injured three Israelis at the same Kibbutz Nir-Oz factory where Amnon Rosenberg was ...
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Exclusive: Hamas truce traded for Olmert's survival in undercover Olmert-Barak deal <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 15, 2008, 10:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's embattled prime minister Ehud Olmert made a sudden U-turn Wednesday, June 11. He agreed to his Kadima party holding an early primary to elect a new leader. This was announced by Kadima MK Tzahi Hanegbi shortly after the security cabinet approved Olmert's decision to accept the Egyptian formula for ...
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Analysis: Israeli military welcomes Mofaz's "red line" for Tehran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 15, 2008, 10:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
Last week, Deputy Prime minister Shaul Mofaz said Israeli strikes on Iran looked "unavoidable" given its progress in uranium enrichment and ineffectiveness of the alternatives. Israelis are in jitters over Iran's rapid progress towards nuclear armament and genuinely thirsty for a sign of clear action amid the shilly-shallying on major ...
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First test of Israel's Tamir short-range missile interceptor later this week<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 13, 2008, 12:04 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Tamir interceptor, which are designed to kill artillery shells and short-range rockets, undergoes its first test this week. Its object is to find out if its response time can be shortened against Palestinian Qassam missiles fired from Gaza or Hizballah's short-range rockets launched from Lebanon.
According to Western defense ...
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Only 17% of Israelis trust PM Olmert, 15% political parties
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 11, 2008, 10:03 PM (GMT+02:00)
A poll released Tuesday, June 10, by the Democracy Institute, Jerusalem, registered a steep decline in the average Israeli's faith in his ruling institutions. The military wins the highest marks - 71%; political parties the lowest - 15%.
Nearly 90% consider Israel to be polluted by corrupt government. Less than 50% ...
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Exclusive: Flurry over possible Israeli attack on Iran galvanized by race to succeed Olmert<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 10, 2008, 9:40 PM (GMT+02:00)
Two White House spokesmen stressed Friday, June 6, that Washington was committed to solving the Iran issue by diplomacy. They were fielding a barrage of questions on Israeli transport minister Shaul Mofaz's statement that an attack on Iran's nuclear sites looks "unavoidable" if it continues uranium enrichment - given the ...
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Second 4-missile barrage from Gaza follows Israeli warnings of major crackdown<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 9, 2008, 11:19 PM (GMT+02:00)
Two foreign farm workers were injured by the salvo fired Saturday, June 8, after four Qassams exploded Friday causing extensive damage.
On his arrival from a trip to the US, prime minister Ehud Olmert said Israel might have to carry out a major military action in Gaza to counter the cross-border ...
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Exclusive: Olmert comes out of White House talks empty-handed
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 8, 2008, 5:19 PM (GMT+02:00)
The meeting between the Israeli prime minister and president George W. Bush lasted less than an hour; It was more a farewell between two leaders on their way out than a down-to-earth exchange. debkafile's Washington sources report Olmert was informed ahead of his visit that the White House ...
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Who Put "Deep Throat" up as Olmert's Nemesis?<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 7, 2008, 6:21 PM (GMT+02:00)
What brought the unnamed accuser from America to the door of the Israeli police at this time? According to an Israeli paper, he laid before police investigators strong evidence of a new and grave corruption charge against prime minister Ehud Olmert, the fifth case opened against him thus far - ...
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Gaza mortar kills Amnon Rosenberg, 51, from Kibbutz Nirim Thursday<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 6, 2008, 9:01 PM (GMT+02:00)
Amnon Rosenberg, who is survived by a wife and three children, was killed by a shell fired from Gaza while at work in the Nir Oz factory, Nir-Lat, Thursday, June 5. Four more Israeli civilians were injured in the attack, two seriously. Hamas and Jihad Islami attacks on the neighboring ...
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Ministers' opposition to Hamas truce delays Israeli cabinet's Gaza decisions
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 4, 2008, 10:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
Prime minister Ehud Olmert was forced to back down on his plan to call a security cabinet session Sunday to decide on the Egyptian-brokered truce in Gaza before leaving Monday, June 2, for a week of talks in Washington.
A majority has come around to the position that effective military action ...
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Kadima lawmaker Hanegbi calls for early election, and emergency government for Iran menace<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 3, 2008, 12:26 PM (GMT+02:00)
Tzahi Hanegbi, chairman of the foreign affairs and security committee, has charted a three-point plan to extricate the country from the political crisis sparked by the corruption scandal surrounding prime minister Ehud Olmert. MK Hanegbi, hitherto considered a staunch Olmert loyalist, said Saturday, May 31, the government no longer has ...
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Analysis: Kadima is on the move<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 31, 2008, 7:59 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's Jerusalem sources report: Tzahi Hanegbi, chairman of the Knesset foreign affairs and security committee has always been a staunch loyalist of prime minister Ehud Olmert. A shrewd party tactician, Hanegbi picked up on the line promoted by the prime minister's defense team, which challenged his rivals to ...
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Hamas threatens Gaza escalation while PM Olmert plans Washington trip
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 31, 2008, 12:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert schedules a consultation on the lingering Gaza missile crisis with defense minister Ehud Barak and foreign minister Tzipi Livni Sunday, June 1 before taking off Monday for a week of talks in Washington.
The prime minister is traveling in the face of rising pressure for ...
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