1394 articles tagged "Israel"
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Palestinian Missile Attacks on Ashkelon Portend Environmental Catastrophe
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 21, 2005, 10:44 PM (GMT+02:00)
Palestinian terror planners are now sending their Qassam missiles after big game: the important port-town of Ashkelon, which lies ten kilometers from the northern tip of the Gaza Strip, where the ruins of the evacuated Israeli locations of Dugit, Elei Sinai and Nisanit have been turned into handy launching sites.
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Iraq's Zarqawi Sets up Gaza Branch at Palestinian Base
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 19, 2005, 1:37 PM (GMT+02:00)
Since early December, a branch of Abu Musab al Zarqawi's al Qaeda in Iraq has been running a forward base in Gaza City preparatory to in-depth attacks in Israel, according to debkafile's exclusive counter-terror sources. It joins the Al Qaeda-Palestine cell established some weeks ago in the Gaza ...
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A Palestinian Suicide Bombing Catches Israel's Electioneering Leaders Unawares
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 5, 2005, 10:28 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Palestinian Jihad Islami suicide bombing that left 5 Israelis dead and 55 injured outside Netanya's Sharon shopping mall caught the Sharon government and Israel's security chiefs by surprise. debkafile's exclusive sources reveal that Israeli security forces guided by the Shin Beit believed they had wiped out a ...
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Nasrallah's Kidnap Plan Boomerangs
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 22, 2005, 3:29 PM (GMT+02:00)
This was the first time the Hizballah had sent a specially-trained motorbike commando unit into action. Its mission was to kidnap Israeli soldiers and bring them to Beirut for a macabre display in Lebanon's Independence Day ceremonies Tuesday, Nov. 22. This was to be an act of defiance against Israel ...
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Sharon's resignation from Likud Signals Breakup of Israel's Traditional Parties
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 21, 2005, 2:53 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's creaking, turgid political system is breaking up and on the move. The decades-old Likud and Labor parties which have dominated all the national governments are crumbling. Furthermore, the "right' and "left" epithets, always imprecise and simplistic, are losing any significance.
Ariel Sharon's breakaway from Likud, an alliance of parties ...
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Ten years after Rabin's assassination, the case for conspiracy is reopened
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 6, 2005, 2:26 PM (GMT+02:00)
As the 10th anniversary memorial ceremonies for the late prime minister Yitzhak Rabin go into high gear, more people are asking how a lone killer, the ultranationalist Yigael Amir, was able to get close enough to the heavily-guarded prime minister to shoot him in the back as he left a ...
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Fatah Is Deeply Implicated in the Palestinian Terrorist Coalition. Egyptian Military Collaboration Is Also Present
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 31, 2005, 1:41 PM (GMT+02:00)
The major battle fought through Sunday night, Oct. 30, against a Jihad Islami cell in Qabatiya, near Jenin, only partially addressed the Palestinian terror threat creeping in from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank. The al Aqsa Brigades, a wing of Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas' ruling Fatah, either ...
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Palestinian Police Chief: The Palestinian Authority is a Leaky Boat
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 16, 2005, 11:25 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Palestinian Authority put on a totally unreal show Sunday, Oct 16, when its spokesmen claimed to have actually prevented 17 attacks against Israelis during its first month of self-rule in the Gaza Strip. The PA asked Israel not to prevent the radical Hamas from taking part in the Palestinian ...
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More Israelis May Fall under Cloud of Franklin Sting Operation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 6, 2005, 7:55 AM (GMT+02:00)
Lawrence A. Franklin, 58, former top Pentagon analyst, pleaded guilty to three felony counts as part of a plea bargain. During the plea hearing before US District Judge T.S. Ellis, in Alexandria, Va., he admitted to leaking classified information to two members of the pro-Israeli lobbying group American Israeli Public ...
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A Strategic Pact between Israel and Greece
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 1, 2005, 11:53 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israel and Greece are about to sign a strategic pact. It will cover arms transactions worth hundreds of millions of dollars, joint military exercises and cooperation in combating terrorism. Greece is now keen on modernizing its army and turning it round to cope with Islamic terror on its borders instead ...
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More Palestinian Terrorists Stream toward Gaza, Undeterred by Israeli Offensive
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 28, 2005, 3:16 PM (GMT+02:00)
Fresh fuel for a future conflagration is piling up with the movement of 1,200-1,500 Palestinian terrorists from the most radical organizations, exported by Syrian intelligence from the refugee camps around Damascus since last Friday, Sept 23, to two focal points in Lebanon: the Beqaa Valley and Sidon on the southern ...
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Sharon Buys another Six Months - Maybe
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 27, 2005, 12:30 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli prime minister Aril Sharon's victory over his longtime rival and predecessor Binyamin Netanyahu is unquestioned, notwithstanding its narrow margin - 104 out of a nearly 3,000 ruling Likud central committee members. In 1996, Netanyahu wrested the premiership from Labor's Shimon Peres by a few thousand, but even an edge ...
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Israel's Pullout-out Has Changed Nothing
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 24, 2005, 12:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Palestinian-Israel war has blown up in force five weeks after Israel evacuated all its civilians from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank - 12 days after pulling its troops out of Gaza and one day after they exited the northern West Bank - as though nothing had changed.
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Could Uzi Landau Shape up as the Likud's Dark Horse?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 19, 2005, 2:02 PM (GMT+02:00)
Even before he set out for home Monday, Sept. 19, Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon charged into combative mode against his political adversaries, using a New York meeting with Jewish leaders as his platform. He declared he had lost the majority of the party he founded because of the "lies ...
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Palestinian Terrorists Pour Tens of Millions into a New Arms Stockpile
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 17, 2005, 10:18 PM (GMT+02:00)
The list obtained by debkafile's exclusive military and intelligence sources, contains -
1. 3,000 automatic rifles. The new supply, most of which is destined for Hamas, gives the organization a total of 10,000 Kalashnikovs, enough for thousands of new recruits.
2. Hundreds of AT-23 Sagger anti-tank missiles.
3. SAM-14 Strela anti-air ...
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Egyptians and Palestinians Make a Mockery of Their Accords with Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 14, 2005, 12:49 AM (GMT+02:00)
The sights and scenes in Gaza Strip immediately after the Israeli troop pullback Monday, Sept 12, filled Israel's defense leaders with dread. Total loss of control was manifested by the Palestinian Authority and the Egyptian border police, who stood by as tens of thousands of Palestinians indulged in a wild ...
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What Prompted Mofaz's Synagogue Mutiny?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 11, 2005, 2:56 PM (GMT+02:00)
The most intriguing question is what led Shaul Mofaz to raise the flag of mutiny against the prime minister. For eighteen months, his obedience has been almost machinelike. He activated the army against Israeli civilians for the first time in its history, lent a hand to the purging of the ...
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Arafat Murder Is Widely Seen as Palestinian Authority Inside Job
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 7, 2005, 6:45 PM (GMT+02:00)
The assassination of Moussa Arafat was obviously well-planned and carefully staged. According to debkafile's counter-terror sources, the crime bears the hallmark of Palestinian minister for civilian affairs Mohammed Dahlan and his sidekick, Gaza preventive security chief Rashid Abu Shebak, two would-be Gaza strongmen who are no strangers to ...
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The Sharon-Netanyahu Contest and the Palestinian Agenda
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 30, 2005, 7:11 PM (GMT+02:00)
US president George W. Bush, Ariel Sharon and Mahmoud Abbas are certain the Israeli government did the right thing in uprooting Israel's civilian presence from the Gaza Strip ahead of the final pullback of troops on Sept. 15.
But their gratification is likely to be short-circuited. The level of Palestinian ...
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Sharon Secretly Rewards Egypt with Naval Control of Gaza's Territorial Waters up to Ashkelon
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 27, 2005, 10:47 PM (GMT+02:00)
Failing a government or Knesset veto of the still unsigned Israel-Egyptian military protocol, the Sharon government will make Egypt two if not three strategic gifts: naval control over the territorial waters off the Gaza Mediterranean coast up to Ashekelon, for one. A second unpublished clause will place within range of ...
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