1426 articles tagged "Israel"
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Up to 100 injured by Iran-made rocket which wrecks crowded Ashkelon shopping mall
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 17, 2008
Jihad Islami and Popular Committees claimed the attack with Hamas blessing. After examining the rocket shrapnel, police commander Uri Barlev confirmed it was a Grad (Katyhusha) military rocket made in Iran.
Of the 100 people injured in Ashkelon's bustling mall, four people were seriously hurt including a mother and her four-month old baby. Two other women suffered moderate injuries and the others of whom many were children were slightly hurt. Four were dug out of the debris.
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Outgoing Israeli Air Force commander: Israel faces unparalleled threats
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 17, 2008
Handing over the command of the air force at a ceremony on Tuesday, May 13, Maj. Gen. Eliezer Shkedy warned that Israel faces threats unknown in the past. "We must prepare itself to withstand them as a nation, as an army and as an air force," he said. The incoming air force chief Maj. Gen. Eidan Nehushtan said the regime in Tehran combines poisonous rhetoric with actions drawn from an ideology that denies Israel the right to exist.
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Merkel Recognizes Israel's Capital - But Opposes Military Steps against Iran <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 16, 2008
Some unusual aspects stand out in the German Chancellor Angela Merkel's four-day official visit to Israel starting Sunday, March 16. One is her arrival with seven of her top ministers, including foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and defense minister Franz Josef Jung. Both will hold bilateral talks with their Israeli counterparts.
Angela Merkel's perspective on Israel can be summed up in a word: A genuine commitment to a secure Israel, a willingness to assist in its armament for possible war with Iran and a wish to develop bilateral strategic relations. But she has no intention of giving up Berlin's strategic ties with Tehran.

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Gaza missile against Moshav Yesha kills Shuli Katz, 70, from Kibbutz Gvar-Am <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 14, 2008
Shuli Katz, 70, mother of four, grandmother of five, from Kibbutz Gvar-Am, was on a family visit to Moshav Yesha south of Ofakim. She was killed instantly as she stepped out of a car by an exploding Qassam missile fired from Gaza. Jihad Islami claimed the second Israeli fatality of Palestinian attacks in four days.
Jimmy Kedoshim from Kibbutz Kfar Azza died after being struck by a Palestinian mortar last Friday, May 9. Over the weekend, more than 22 missiles were fired from Gaza. Early Monday, May 12, two Katyusha rockets from Gaza exploded in southern Ashkelon. One just missed a school, leaving several children in shock and damaging buildings. An alert sent town-dwellers diving for shelter.
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Exclusive: Israel's diplomatic positions eroded by PM Olmert's police probe
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 13, 2008
debkafile's Middle East sources report that the police investigations hanging over prime minister Olmert's head are beginning to undermine his government's ability to engage in Middle East diplomacy. Most political circles have begun the countdown to his political demise in the short term.
Sunday night, Cairo had not finally confirmed that Egyptian intelligence minister Gen. Omar Suleiman would keep his Monday, May 12, date in Jerusalem.
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US witness allowed to testify at preliminary hearing after he claimed fears for his safety <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 12, 2008
The Jerusalem district court Friday, May 9, approved the prosecution's application to allow the US financier Morris Talansky, 75, from Long Island, to testify in a pre-trial hearing to handing large sums of cash to prime minister Ehud Olmert.
The court decided to open the session to the public. Talansky told the police who questioned him that he is afraid Olmert will "send people after him."
State prosecutor Moshe Lador told the court it was inconceivable that the prime minister, who is under investigation on suspicion of accepting bribes over a long period, would try to influence the witness or alter his testimony.
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Jimmy Kedoshim, 48, killed by a mortar shell from Gaza<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 11, 2008
He had stepped out of his house in Kibbutz Kfar Azza to work in the garden when he took a direct hit from a mortar shell Friday night, May 9. A kibbutz veteran and reserve paratrooper, Jimmy Kedoshim is survived by a wife and three children. Palestinian attacks also injured three Israelis, one a soldier who was seriously hurt.

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Israel's 60th anniversary holiday marred by accident
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 10, 2008
Two spectators and a paratrooper were seriously injured when he was swept off course by a gusting wind and landed at the edge of a crowd watching a free fall- aerobatic spectacle over Tel Aviv beach. Five more spectators suffered minor injuries.
Across the country, during the day, after a night of fireworks and free entertainment in town centers, Israelis were out on family picnics in national parks and nature spots and visited open military installations and historical sites, museums and galleries.
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Exclusive: An early Israeli general election is becoming unavoidable<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 9, 2008
debkafile's political sources report that circles closest to Ehud Olmert, prime minister and leader of the Kadima party see little hope of him surviving the political fallout from the new, as-yet unpublished police investigation against him.
Tuesday, May 6, is seen as marking the critical point in the inquiry, after which the police and general prosecution will move quickly to draw up an indictment.
Therfore, our sources do not credit reports that Monday, May 5, visiting US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice leaned hard on Olmert to mark President George W, Bush's May 14 visit with a declaration defining the final frontiers of a Palestinian state acceptable to Israel.
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Olmert case: Court delays decision on foreign witness's pre-trial testimony
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 9, 2008
Jerusalem district court allowed publication of the prosecution's request to hear a foreign witness's sworn testimony in the case against prime minister Ehud Olmert in a pre-trial proceeding. However, the court delayed its reply until after Independence Day, Thursday, May 8. The witness's departure before the hearing could seriously damage the prosecution's case.
General prosecutor Moshe Lador said the sweeping gag order will not be lifted before Independence Day. The mass-circulation New York Post meanwhile ran with the story Tuesday.

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Analysis: Where did the new corruption charge against Olmert spring from? And why now?<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 8, 2008
A mysterious stranger from America laid fresh information before the Israeli police last week initiating Corruption Investigation No. 5 against Ehud Olmert. All five pre-date his two years as Israeli prime minister and none have so far produced an indictment. But this time, the Attorney General ordered the police to question the prime minister urgently within 48 hours in "a grave criminal offense."
Olmert was quizzed under caution at his residence Friday, May 2, on charges shrouded by a court gag order.
In a special analysis below, debkafile's political sources ask where Olmert's accuser sprang from a week before Israel's launches its 60th anniversary celebrations.

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Ehud Olmert will not quit though suspected of taking bribes before he became prime minister<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 8, 2008
Thursday night, May 8 the court gag order imposed on the police investigation against the prime minister was partially lifted. Olmert immediately denied the charge published against him of bribe-taking, admitted only accepting political campaign funds which never reached his pocket and said he would only resign if indicted.
The charge against him is of receiving from an outside party or parties hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes over a period spanning his terms as mayor of Jerusalem and minister of trade and industry between 1999 and 2005.
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Mofaz: Israel will not accept a nuclear-armed Iran. All means of prevention legitimate<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 5, 2008
The Israeli transport minister Shaul Mofaz, speaking at Yale University Tuesday night, April 30, on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, warned Iran may attain command of enrichment technology before the end of this year. He said: "Israel will not stand for a nuclear-armed Iran. This time, the Jewish people won't let it happen. I would like to believe the world will not let it happen. To prevent this, all means are legitimate."
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Olmert fends off ministerial revolt against truce with Hamas<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 4, 2008
debkafile reports that prime minister Ehud Olmert was faced with pressing demands at the defense and foreign affairs cabinet session Wednesday, April 30, to explain why Israel is accepting the truce in negotiation with Hamas instead of getting down to the promised military campaign to eradicate its missile capabilities.
Already, in the first four months of 2008, Hamas and allied Palestinian organizations in Gaza have fired 900 missiles against Israeli civilian locations, compared with 1,100 in the whole of 2007.
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Legendary Exodus commander Yossi Harel is laid to rest at Kibbutz Sdot Yom<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 29, 2008
Yossi Harel died in Tel Aviv aged 90. The story of the epic Exodus voyage with thousands of Holocaust survivors, turned back by the British from Palestinian shores, was first told in a book by Leon Uris and made into a Hollywood film starring Paul Newman as the Exodus captain.
From 1945 to 1948, Harel captained four ships delivering more than 30,000 refugees to Palestine as illegal immigrants. After studying mechanical engineering in the US, he joined Israeli intelligence.
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Israel Air Force Chief: Iran is a serious threat. We should trust only ourselves
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 29, 2008
Maj. Gen. Eliezer Shkedy tells CBCNews 60 Minutes Bob Simon that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's threats against Israel must be taken extremely seriously. In an interview to be aired Sunday, April 27, the general said: "I think it is a very serious threat to the state of Israel, but more than this, to the whole world. They are talking about what destroying and wiping us from the earth."
He said it reminds him of the Holocaust. "We should remember. We cannot forget, We should trust only ourselves."
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Exclusive: Roadblock removal north of Nablus bares central Israel to revived West Bank terror menace<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 28, 2008
Military authorities leading the campaign against Palestinian terror told debkafile Monday, April 28, that the removal of the permanent roadblock at Asariya a-Shemaliya north of the West Bank town of Nablus lays the entire area including central Israel open to terrorist attacks which that very roadblock had long been a key element in frustrating.
The decision was taken by defense minister Ehud Barak in line with his promise to US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to ease Palestinian traffic on the West Bank by reducing the number of roadblocks.
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Abbas Goes on the Warpath, Tries to Steal the Show from Hamas<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 28, 2008
debkafile publishes here for the first time details of the Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' master plan for wrecking Israel's 60th anniversary celebrations. The project is called the "2008 Return"
Its highlights are disclosed here with debkafile's comments.
The Palestinian leader has circulated guidelines for three million Palestinians to leave their homes on the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon on May 14 and march on Israel's borders, including the Green Line. The march is to take place a week after Israel's Independence Day on May 8, 2008. If Israel obstructs their passage, they will strike camp and live in tents until Israel surrenders and lets them through.
debkafile's Palestinian sources report that Mahmoud Abbas intends to submit his ambitious master plan to the summit of Arab rulers meeting in Damascus March 29.
There is no knowing how much support he will win from Arab governments or whether the different Palestinian communities will rise to his call. The whole plan may simply fold for lack of response - or not. Abbas' main objectives appear to be to upstage the warlike Hamas and throw a wet blanket over Israel's anniversary celebrations.

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Two Israelis shot dead at Nitsanei Oz opposite West Bank<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 28, 2008
Two security guards, Shimon Mizrahi, 53, from Bat Hefer and Ellie Wasserman, 51, from Alfei Menashe, were shot dead Friday morning, April 25, at the Nitsanei Oz industrial park on the junction between Highway 6 and the Netanya Road opposite the Palestinian town of Tulkarm. A large security force crossed into Tulkarm to hunt the Palestinian terrorists believed to have fled there after murdering the two guards at the gate to the industrial site.
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Analysis: Hamas conducted first armored attack on regular army in terrorist history
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 25, 2008
For the third time in 10 days, the Palestinian Hamas demonstrated Saturday, April 19, it was capable of breaking through the Gaza-Israeli border barrier. Two bomb jeeps and one armored personnel carriers were used to ram through to the Israeli side of the Kerem Shalom goods crossing; a second APC was blown up before it reached the border opposite Kibbutz Nirim. The cool heads, speedy response and bravery of the IDF's Bedouin Desert Patrol Battalion and its commanders halted them in their tracks and averted a major catastrophe and more Palestinian kidnappings. Thirteen soldiers were injured.
debkafile's military sources note that Hamas was able to surprise Israeli forces because of the dearth of inside intelligence about Hamas' plans and moves inside the Gaza Strip.
Read more about this in debkafile's Exclusive Analysis below
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