1394 articles tagged "Israel"
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Israeli Leaders' Hollow Rhetoric
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 23, 2006, 10:18 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert informed the nation Sunday night: "Our soldiers will be trained to stand up to the threats confronting us, principally from Iran, and we have already started work." Already, he said. So what have "we" been doing till now? Handing the Gaza Strip to the Iranian-armed ...
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Hizballah Shuts Reoccupied S. Lebanese Bases to Lebanese and UN forces
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 4, 2006, 2:05 PM (GMT+02:00)
On Yom Kippur, Oct. 2, 24 hours after the last Israeli soldier left South Lebanon and the day before UNIFIL published its rules of engagement, Hizballah placed roadblocks on all the approaches to the central sector of the South and the entrances to the towns and villages reoccupied by its ...
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Israel Quits Lebanon Leaving Hizballah Back in the Saddle under UN Auspices
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 1, 2006, 10:55 AM (GMT+02:00)
Only one third of the 15,000 international peacekeepers the UN Security Council pledged for an expanded UNIFIL has in fact been deployed in South Lebanon. And even that paltry force has made no effort to stop Hizballah restoring its presence and replenishing its stocks of rockets and missiles to points ...
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Israel's Real Danger
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 13, 2006, 1:51 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel`s prime minister stands by his refusal to establish an independent commission with the judicial authority to fix responsibility for an admitted Israeli defeat on both the military and the home fronts. Maybe he is right; the politicians and military leaders still hope to get away with the blunders of ...
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The Middle East Bazaar's Dernier Cri: A Palestinian Unity Government
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 12, 2006, 8:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
Mahmoud Abbas, who carries the formal title of President of the Palestinian Authority, is pushing hard for a government coalition between his own Fatah and the ruling Hamas. The incentive for Hamas' prime minister Ismail Haniyeh is the prospect of an escape from the international boycott and aid embargo dogging ...
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European Lebanon Force Is Cast as Shield for Iranian-Hizballah Military Buildup
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 25, 2006, 8:37 PM (GMT+02:00)
Whereas Israel initially conceived of a multinational force as a guarantee of its border security against terrorist attack and a boost for the Lebanese army to displace Hizballah, the European governments contributing contingents to this force have their own ideas - and interests.
Less than two weeks into the UN-brokered ceasefire, ...
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Nasrallah Is Already Carving out Lebanon's Future
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 15, 2006, 1:47 PM (GMT+02:00)
President George W. Bush and prime minister Ehud Olmert in speeches on Aug. 13 laid down the law on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701. Bush said the motion marked a pivotal moment in the Middle East and would end Hizballah's state within a state.
This term was ...
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Israeli Army in Race against a UN Ceasefire in Lebanon
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 12, 2006, 3:52 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli forces are pressing forward with the wide-scale operation against Hizballah which debkafile reports was launched four days ago on Wednesday, Aug. 8.
The campaign will continue until the ceasefire called for in Security Resolution 1701 approved Friday, Aug. 11, is enforced on the ground - if and when ...
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UN Resolution's Time Sequence Could Leave Dangerous Vacuum in S. Lebanon
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 12, 2006, 1:47 PM (GMT+02:00)
"That's the best we can do for you," US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice told Ehud Olmert Friday, Aug. 11, after 15 UN Security Council members unanimously endorsed the revised US-French resolution calling for a cessation of hostilities in Lebanon.
One of the resolution`s demands is for the withdrawal of Israeli ...
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A High-Stakes Gamble or a Turning Point in the Lebanon War
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 10, 2006, 2:09 AM (GMT+02:00)
Hassan Nasrallah's recorded statement over Hizballah's Al Manar television Wednesday night, August 9, at 20:15 local time, had a nail-biting audience: US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice in Washington, French president Jacques Chirac at the Elysee in Paris, prime minister Ehud Olmert in Jerusalem and his Lebanese counterpart Fouad Siniora ...
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Lebanon Hostilities Are Nowhere Near a UN-initiated Cessation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 8, 2006, 11:37 PM (GMT+02:00)
Tuesday night, Aug. 8, the UN Security Council was to begin discussing a resolution drafted by the US and France calling for a full cessation of hostilities based on the immediate halt of all Hizballah's attacks and immediate end of all Israeli offensive military operations.
An Arab League delegation arrived at ...
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Tehran Sends Archterrorist Mughniyeh to Rescue Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 5, 2006, 4:57 PM (GMT+02:00)
In the middle of the fourth week of the Lebanon War, the tide began to turn in Israel's favor. debkafile's military sources report the battlefield finally responded to the effect of Israel's air might, its tank columns, the pounding by mobile artillery and naval craft and its repeated ...
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Israel's Surprise Raid of Baalbek Is No Panacea for Tactical Ills
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 2, 2006, 3:08 PM (GMT+02:00)
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Israel's audacious commando raid of a Hizballah stronghold near Baalbek more than 100 km north of the border recalled the old panache associated with Israeli military feats in the past. However the 22 days of the Lebanon war have shown an army ...
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The Push beyond the Litani River
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 1, 2006, 1:34 PM (GMT+02:00)
When on Monday, July 31, Israeli PM Ehud Olmert told the city leaders of the rocket-blitzed north: "The war goes on. There will be no ceasefire in the coming days!" the script was ready for the next stage of the Israeli offensive to its push Hizballah back behind the Litani ...
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The Qana Trap
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 30, 2006, 2:24 PM (GMT+02:00)
The unfortunate South Lebanese village of Qana has been rigged time and again as a trap to snatch Israel and its international reputation in its jaws. In 1996, a stray Israel shell aimed at Hizballah inadvertently killed 100 civilians, bringing a former Israeli counter-terror operation "The Grapes of Wrath" to ...
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Israeli Units Branch East, Face Heavy Hizballah Resistance in Central Sector
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 26, 2006, 4:42 PM (GMT+02:00)
Wednesday, July 25, the IDF suffered a major reverse at Bin Jubeil where HIzballlah fighters regrouped and counter-attacked, inflicting heavy casualties on the Israel mopping-up force.
But other IDF contingents had meanwhile embarked on the next stage of the campaign in the Eastern Sector of South Lebanon. This came to light ...
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Hizballah Brings Iwo Jima Tactics to Baffle Israeli Forces in South Lebanon
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 24, 2006, 12:46 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli forces have pushed forward from the mountaintop village of Maroun er Ras captured Sunday to the fringes of Bint Jubeil, Hizballah's south Lebanese capital. Monday they suffered nine wounded in face to face combat. Whereas TV cameras showed much footage of the Maroun er Ras engagement, the IDF's other ...
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Gideon Shalit's Abduction Was Preventable
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 11, 2006, 10:50 PM (GMT+02:00)
Maj.-Gen (Ret) Giora Eiland traced the breakdown which allowed a Hamas-led squad overrun an Israeli army post on the Israeli side of the southern Gaza border, kill two soldiers and snatch Corporal Gideon Shalit on June 25, to an "operational" breakdown. Most damningly, Eilat affirmed that the corporal's abduction could ...
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A Shadow War is also Fought against Hamas by Israeli Undercover Troops in Gaza and West Bank
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 8, 2006, 2:43 PM (GMT+02:00)
Operation Oaks of Bashan has done nothing to help bring Corporal Gilead Shalit home, 12 days after a Hamas-led assault team attacked an Israeli army post, killed two of his comrades and kidnapped him. The Israeli incursion has also not made enough headway in purging Palestinian gunmen or locating the ...
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No Finger Lifted to Slow the Middle East Countdown to War Escalation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 4, 2006, 12:26 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli and Hamas leaders have been hurling shrill threats right and left since three Palestinian terrorist groups slapped down a deadline to meet their demands over the Israeli hostage, Corp. Gilead Shalit. But the loudest effect is generated by the Bush administration's silence.
In Moscow, Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni talked ...
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