1394 articles tagged "Israel"
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Sharon Now Wants to Delay Gaza Pullout
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 18, 2005, 7:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
Prime minister Ariel Sharon could no longer ignore the fact that nothing is ready for the July 20 evacuation of 9,000 Israeli men, women and children from the Gaza Strip and N. West Bank. That is what decided him to consider a month's delay - rather than sudden sensitivity to ...
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Did Bush and Sharon Figure out How to Preempt a Hamas Election Victory?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 11, 2005, 11:39 PM (GMT+02:00)
The big dilemma that most exercised the Bush-Sharon summit, according to debkafile's Washington sources, did not come up in the news conference. What to do about the Palestinian general election scheduled for July in view of the mortal threat it poses for Mahmoud Abbas's regime and the prospects ...
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IDF Ordered to Hold Fire as Palestinians Launch Fight for Philadelphi
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 10, 2005, 11:30 AM (GMT+02:00)
An intelligence report reaching the Israeli military command early Sunday, April 10, disclosed that the five Palestinian teenagers who crawled across the flashpoint Philadelphi route on the Egyptian border Saturday, April 9, were each paid IS1,500 ($348) by Mussa Arafat's Palestinian military intelligence and the Popular Resistance Committees in the ...
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Sharon's Payouts for Gaza Pullout
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 30, 2005, 1:37 PM (GMT+02:00)
The fourteen months since Ariel Sharon unveiled his unilateral disengagement have been for him a personal hurdle race to knock over the political and military opposition to his plan by fair means or foul. In the process, he trampled several values and mores that most Israelis had taken for granted. ...
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Israel Turns Blind Eye to 500 Fugitive Palestinian Terrorists` Private Arsenals
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 23, 2005, 3:18 PM (GMT+02:00)
Attended by a flock of legal advisers, senior Shin Bet security service officers have been engaged in talks with a prominent member of the Fatah young guard in Gaza, Abdel Fatah Hamail, on rules regulating weapons licenses for 500 Palestinian terrorist fugitives. These fugitives, including some of Yasser Arafat's most ...
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Is Sharon Getting Ready for Elections
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 22, 2005, 5:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
The only way Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon can ward off a final Likud split is to put the evacuations on hold and call an early election before the fissure becomes irreparable. An early election will become automatic if the budget is not passed by March 31. The government will ...
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Palestinian Terrorists Capture Strongholds for Revolt against Abu Mazen
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 16, 2005, 9:29 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Palestinian revolt staged against Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) by radical terrorist groups is taboo around Ariel Sharon. The Israeli prime minister and his following have invested too heavily in Abu Mazen's survival to allow any doubts to creep in that might deflect them from their chosen course of disengagement, ...
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New Holocaust Museum - A Personal Journey in Time
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 14, 2005, 6:39 PM (GMT+02:00)
Two days of ceremonies inaugurating the New Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem take place Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15 and 16. It is part of a challenging project to lend Holocaust remembrance a new sense of relevance for younger people as historic memories fade and the number of actual survivors ...
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Sharon's Bid to Prop Up Abu Mazen Fails
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 2, 2005, 6:41 PM (GMT+02:00)
Mahmoud Abbas knew his vow was hollow when he promised the March 1 London conference on Palestinian Reforms a 100 percent effort to prevent the recurrence of attacks like the February 25 Tel Aviv suicide bombing that killed five Israelis. He therefore tossed the ball to Israel, saying that without ...
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Terrorists Shatter Phony Calm in Tel Aviv, Shop for Heavy Weapons
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 26, 2005, 3:39 PM (GMT+02:00)
The dark days of Palestinian terror returned to Israel Friday night as a savage reminder that the three-and-a- half months of apparent lull were a pleasant fantasy. Israeli security forces were not surprised. Throughout the phony calm, between 50 and 60 threatened bombings were constants on their screens. And although ...
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An Airman as Top Israeli Soldier Will Depend on Deputies to Tackle Terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2005, 4:40 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli military commentators came up shooting blanks when they took a searching look at the deputy chief of staff and former air force commander, Dan Halutz, who was picked to replace the forcibly retired Moshe Yaalon as Israel's 18th chief of staff. However, the new man will pretty soon find ...
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Israeli Troops to Quit Gaza's Philadelphi Too
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 22, 2005, 11:42 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's exclusive military sources disclose that Israel and Egypt are in the last stages of drafting protocols that set the time table and arrangements for Israeli military units to abandon the volatile Philadelphi border route cutting Rafah between the Gaza Strip and Egypt. Armed Egyptian troops will move ...
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What Sharon Omitted to Tell Ministers before They Approved Evacuations
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 20, 2005, 11:41 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli prime minister finally managed to elicit two momentous decisions from his cabinet on Sunday, February 20. The hard one was the evacuation of 26 Israeli communities from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank, one of the most polarizing in Israel's history. The second decision confirmed by Israeli ministers ...
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Two Strong-minded Israeli Defense Chiefs Purged Ahead of Evacuations
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 16, 2005, 12:33 PM (GMT+02:00)
The non-extension of Lt.-General Moshe Ayalon's tour of duty as Israeli armed forces chief of staff is unprecedented. The one-year extension has always been automatic for every one of his predecessors, a routine that crossed party divisions and assured the country that the army serves the nation as its supreme ...
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Palestinian Terrorists Trample Sharm Ceasefire
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 10, 2005, 4:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
Not 48 hours after Israeli and Palestinian leaders solemnly united in Sharm el Sheikh on a reciprocal ceasefire, a powerful coalition of Palestinian terrorist groups made a mockery of the occasion by two swift strikes. Their contempt was directed not only at their own elected leader Abu Mazen and Israeli ...
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Shin Beit Chief Warns Israel's Negotiating Posture Is Fraught with Danger
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 6, 2005, 12:19 AM (GMT+02:00)
The usefulness of the hastily-called summit next Tuesday at the Egyptian Sinai resort of Sharm al Sheikh is being progressively eroded. By the time it comes round, the event may end up as little more than a photo op for its participants. The Egyptian venue was to have been the ...
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Israel to Offer 300 Top-Flight Terrorists Immunity
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 29, 2005, 12:04 PM (GMT+02:00)
An offer of immunity for 300 wanted Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip and West Bank will be put by Israeli defense minister Shaul Mofaz before Mahmud Abbas's informal representative Mohammed Dahlan Saturday night, January 29 - according to debkafile's exclusive counter-terror sources. The beneficiaries, members of Hamas, ...
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Sharon Gambles on Abbas by Capitulating to Hamas' Terms
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2005, 2:39 PM (GMT+02:00)
Under the bewitching spell of a week-long temporary and partial lull in Palestinian terrorist attacks from the Gaza Strip, the Sharon-Peres government is capitulating to radical conditions for its continuation laid down by the extremist Hamas. Indeed, Israel is in effect negotiating with the Islamist terrorist group dedicated to the ...
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No Abbas Pledge to Fight Terror - Despite Palestinian Karni Attack and Israeli Diplomatic Cutoff
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 15, 2005, 3:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
This time, Israel turned aside from its standard knee-jerk response of massive military punishment and targeted assassinations to Palestinian terrorist outrages - at least for the moment. Instead, prime minister Ariel Sharon resorted to diplomatic retaliation: he ordered preparations for a meeting with new Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas broken off, ...
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Israeli Intelligence Chief: Disengagement Holds Perils
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 4, 2005, 4:39 PM (GMT+02:00)
The two Lahava Hill outpost's mobile homes adjoining Yitzhar near the West Bank Palestinian town of Nablus were not chosen for evacuation Monday, January 3, on the spur of the moment. debkafile's political sources report that the time and place were selected and prepared days in advance by ...
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