1395 articles tagged "Israel"
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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 A second unpublished clause will place within range of ...
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Al Qaeda's Triple Warning to Israel Ahead of Gaza Pullout
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 21, 2005, 2:35 PM (GMT+02:00)
At an urgent weekend consultation, US, British, Egyptian, Jordanian and Israeli intelligence and counter-terror officials concluded that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's terror teams now pose an imminent threat to Israel. The Katyusha rocket which landed harmlessly near Israel's Eilat airport across from Jordanian Aqaba on Friday, Aug 19, was not a ...
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The Acid Libel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 19, 2005, 7:20 PM (GMT+02:00)
The tale of the acid attack by disorderly evacuation resisters against Israeli troops and police was born on the spur of the moment amid the noise and clamor of the evacuation of Kfar Darom synagogue in the Gaza Strip Thursday, Aug 18.
It was picked up without any sort of ...
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Was This Huge Army Really Necessary?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 17, 2005, 11:34 PM (GMT+02:00)
The massed divisions of troops and police officers quickly saw that there were too many of them for the task ahead. The uniformed men had braced for violent resistance. Instead they were greeted with prayers, laments, outpourings of bitter outrage and chorused recitations of Psalms.
The soldiers must have asked ...
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Israel's Pullback Becomes Operation Touch-and-Go, Bringing Top US Official to Gaza
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 17, 2005, 12:47 AM (GMT+02:00)
United Nations Headquarters in New York has quietly ordered all foreign staff, especially UN Refugees Works and Relief Agency personnel, to depart the Gaza Strip by Wednesday, August 17. The world body estimates any workers remaining in Palestinian areas, especially those adjoining Gush Katif, face extreme danger after the evacuations ...
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Orient House is Reopened, Symbol of formal Palestinian Foothold in Jerusalem
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 10, 2005, 10:34 PM (GMT+02:00)
There is no doubt that Abu Mazen has done a lot better than the late Arafat who never dreamed of fulfilling so many dreams. When he spoke of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem its capital, Abbas was not talking out of his hat.
Although not a word of this has been ...
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How Much Will Sharon Fork out for a Favorable Security Council Resolution?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 7, 2005, 9:15 AM (GMT+02:00)
The big day for Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon is Wednesday, August 10. He will then find out if his huge gamble in pushing ahead, through thick and thin, with Israel's pull-out from the Gaza Strip and part of the northern West Bank, comes up trumps. He has staked painful ...
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Al Qaeda's Appearance in Gaza is a Dangerous New Terrorist Manifestation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 3, 2005, 1:43 AM (GMT+02:00)
Tuesday, August 2, Al Qaeda claimed the establishment of a Gaza branch called "Al Qaeda-Palestine, Jihad Brigades in the Border Land." (This is an al Qaeda locution meaning warfront.) The announcement, accompanied by a video tape, appeared on Websites normally reserved for releases on major al Qaeda strikes, such as ...
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Al Qaeda's New Publication: "The Jews" Are Unworthy of the Promised Land
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 1, 2005, 10:10 PM (GMT+02:00)
Shown above is the cover of al Qaeda's new print-Internet magazine Zerwat al Sanam, - Tip of the Camel's Hump. A lavishly produced, professionally-edited publication, it reads as though Iraq commander Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was dictating his operational creed - yet another indication of his high rank in al Qaeda's ...
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Sharon and Chirac - Partners in Distress
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 28, 2005, 12:20 PM (GMT+02:00)
French president Jacques Chirac lavished brilliant fanfare and ceremonial warmth on a rare visitor to Paris, Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, when he arrived Wednesday, July 28, on a state visit to France. The ice-breaking symbolism was just that, no more than a thin veneer over the true state of ...
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Radical Palestinian Terror Chiefs Will Relocate from Damascus to Gaza after Pull-out
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 19, 2005, 11:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
Hamas operatives are under orders to fire on Palestinian Authority security officers coming to arrest them and call the local people out on the street to hem them in. Monday and Tuesday, July 18-19, saw a certain slackening of Palestinian attacks on Israeli targets, compared with the preceding five days. ...
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Partial Truce Breaks Down, Pullbacks Face Disruption as Palestinian Warfare Escalates
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 15, 2005, 9:21 PM (GMT+02:00)
The disorders of this week in and around the Gaza Strip make talk of truce and Israeli pull-backs sound surreal.
From Thursday, July 14, Palestinian terrorists have kept up a steady missile and mortar bombardment of Sderot and the moshavim and kibbutzim of southwestern Israel while challenging Palestinian security forces ...
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Israel and Abbas Are Powerless to Reach the Netanya Bombing Masterminds
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2005, 12:28 PM (GMT+02:00)
Clearly, the Palestinian leader, like the Israeli chief of staff, knows the identities of the hidden hands behind the Netanya attack. Yet no one brings them in. Mahmoud Abbas` arrival in Gaza was preceded by a further deterioration. Hamas leaders warned him that they have extended their protection to the ...
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A Forgotten Cabinet Proviso Could Throw Israel's Gaza Evacuation off Course
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 11, 2005, 10:51 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Israeli cabinet meets Tuesday, July 12, to dive into some troublesome outstanding issues in the operation to evacuate 10,000 people from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank 35 days away from its implementation. Prime minister Ariel Sharon won the votes of half a dozen Likud ministers by a ...
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Sharon Grants Egypt Military Rewards in Sinai, Is Outmaneuvered by a Secret UK-Egyptian-Palestinian Gas Transaction
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 5, 2005, 2:53 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel`s proposed military protocol with Egypt for Egyptian border police to man the Philadelphi border route is under challenge by Israel`s Knesset. However, debkafile`s sources reveal that the Sharon government has also agreed to Egypt's deployment of commando troops, APCS equipped with night-vision equipment and helicopters along the ...
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Israeli Government Is in the Grip of Pre-Election Fever
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 3, 2005, 10:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
The deep seams in Ariel Sharon's coalition government cracked further at the cabinet meeting Sunday, July 3, as ministers and factions began striking pre-election campaign poses against their rivals. Netanyahu was clearly throwing down the gauntlet after telling his friends he would beat Sharon in the next Likud primaries for ...
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Palestinians Hit the West Bank as Foretaste of Pre-Disengagement Terror Campaign
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 25, 2005, 1:40 PM (GMT+02:00)
The 17-year old Israeli student, Avichai Levy, shot dead by a Palestinian drive-by killer squad Friday evening June 24 near Beit Haggai, Mt. Hebron, was the third pre-disengagement victim of four Palestinian terrorist attacks this week. Five Israelis were also injured, one seriously. Earlier, Sgt-Maj Avi Karuchi, 25, from Beersheba, ...
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What Really Deadlocked the Sharon-Abbas Talks
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 22, 2005, 1:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
The meeting Tuesday, June 21, between Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian chairman Mahmoud Abbas - their first since the February Sharm al-Sheikh summit - went badly, as all the parties admitted. There was an attempt to present the failure as emanating from Sharon's impossible demand of Abbas to ...
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Israeli Havoc Grows and Palestinian Violence Mounts as Israel's Pull-out Date Approaches
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 8, 2005, 1:00 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's new chief of staff Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz followed a given script when he declared firmly Tuesday, June 7: "Evacuation will not take place under fire. I say exactly what I mean." He was speaking to skeptical military correspondents outside Sderot, whose shocked citizens refuse to meet him after ...
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Two Suspected Israeli Computer Hackers Face Extradition from London
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 29, 2005, 12:26 PM (GMT+02:00)
Nine of Israel's top business executives and 11 heads of three leading inquiry companies - including Modiin Ezrahi -are in custody suspected of complicity in a massive computerized commercial espionage conspiracy. Sunday, Tel Aviv magistrate lifted gag order on the case which police code-named Horse Race. Prosecution is reported to ...
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