1394 articles tagged "Israel"
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Palestinians Return to the Knife
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 29, 2004, 11:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
The passivity of Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), frontrunner to succeed Yasser Arafat in January 9 election, in the face of Palestinian violence is noted by Israeli defense chiefs. Last week, Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon complained during his welcoming speech for British premier Tony Blair: the Palestinian Authority employs 30,000 ...
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What if the Entire Israeli Community Staged a Mass Exodus from Gaza Now?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 25, 2004, 2:29 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile postulates a fictional scenario and likely consequences. Just imagine if the 7,500 Israeli dwellers of the Gaza Strip decided tomorrow to pack their portable possessions, abandon their homes, schools, synagogues, cemeteries, playgrounds, farms and the lives they built and moved out in unison - without waiting for ...
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Can Settlers Raise Numbers to Resist Evictions?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 22, 2004, 12:26 AM (GMT+02:00)
When is a crime not a crime? May a Holocaust symbol be used to promote any other cause? What is an illegal law? And what is an illegal military order? These questions have been tossed back and forth since the mild-spoken Pinhas Wallerstein, a leading member of the Council of ...
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Tehran Accuses Israel after FBI Catches Iranian Surveillance Teams Red-handed
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 19, 2004, 9:46 PM (GMT+02:00)
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Iranian foreign ministry spokesman announced Sunday December 19 that intelligence minister Ali Younessi would "soon" report to the government on an eight-member spy ring that gathered information for Israel. No further information was offered about the identities of the "spies," the nature of ...
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Azzam's Release Marks Mubarak's Withdrawal as Palestinians' Patron
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 6, 2004, 12:47 AM (GMT+02:00)
In the first week of March, a senior Israeli intelligence official visiting Cairo collected a Note from president Hosni Mubarak informing prime minister Ariel Sharon that he had decided to let Azzam Azzam go. He was only waiting for the right moment to free the Israeli Druze textile engineer who ...
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Strange Bedfellows Bid to Rescue Sharon Government
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 30, 2004, 3:15 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Sharon government's permanent crisis peaked again this week over the insufficiency of parliamentary votes to get the 2005 state budget through its first reading Wednesday, December 1. The deadline for its second reading and final enactment is December 31. The acrobatic wheeling and dealing for a majority has accelerated ...
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The Horsetrading Begins amid the Sharon-Abbas Charm Offensive
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 28, 2004, 9:17 PM (GMT+02:00)
Thursday night, November 25, Stephen Hadley, designated national security adviser in the White House, telephoned Mahmoud Abbas - Abu Mazen - the ruling Fatah's sole nominee to succeed Yasser Arafat, and asked him when was the best time for a visit to Ramallah - before or after the January 9 ...
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Tel Aviv Carmel Bombing Tells Abu Mazen: Moderates Stand Aside
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 1, 2004, 3:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
Although Yasser Arafat's French physicians at the Percy military hospital near Paris have yet to come up with a definitive diagnosis of his condition, the Palestinian succession struggle has begun. The warring factions are acting on the assumption that he will not return to Ramallah and are fighting to fill ...
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For Sharon, 14 Days to Decide between Early Poll and New Government
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 27, 2004, 12:26 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon was that close to losing the crucial Knesset vote Tuesday, October 26, on his plan to uproot Israel's civilian and troop presence from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank. His comfortable victory of 67 lawmakers to 45 against and 7 abstentions must be credited, ...
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For Sharon, One Hurdle Overcome, Higher Ones Ahead
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 24, 2004, 9:46 PM (GMT+02:00)
Even if a Knesset majority favors disengagement, the Likud rebels will fight on. They are preparing steps to topple the Sharon government complete with his disengagement scheme by defeating the 2005 national budget when it comes before parliament in the next week or two. The danger is real. Before the ...
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Potential Impact of Arafat's Illness
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 23, 2004, 9:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
The deterioration in Arafat's health has caught Sharon unawares. He is currently in full tilt of an assault on government and parliament to hammer home his disengagement plan against massive resistance. The distraction of Arafat's sudden departure from Ramallah threatens to slow down his plans in the short term. A ...
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Sharon May Buy Knesset Majority by Saying Yes to Referendum
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 19, 2004, 1:03 AM (GMT+02:00)
Notwithstanding his flat nyet to all comers proposing a national referendum to haul his disengagement plan out of its political impasse, Sharon has decided in his mind to go for it after all as a tool for manipulating the Knesset. This is reported by debkafile's political sources. He ...
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Mussa Arafat Targeted in Bloody Palestinian Turf War over Post-Withdrawal Gaza
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 13, 2004, 4:10 PM (GMT+02:00)
According to debkafile's Palestinian and intelligence sources, Moussa Arafat`s would-be assassin was his foremost rival, the former Gaza strongman and Palestinian minister, Mohammed Dahlan. The two men spurned Egypt's recent attempts to make peace between them. The failed hit was an open declaration of war between the feuding ...
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Sinai Probe: Al Qaeda, Palestinians - or Both?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 12, 2004, 12:27 AM (GMT+02:00)
Egyptian investigators have only just begun peeling off the layers of an extremely complex and sensitive search for the hands behind the bomb blasts that hit three holiday resorts in Sinai last Thursday, October 7. The peninsula is popular with Israelis, a quarter of a million of whom frequent its ...
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Egyptian Investigators Look at Israeli Arrivals
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 9, 2004, 3:46 PM (GMT+02:00)
A state of emergency was declared in Cairo Saturday, October 9, two days after al Qaeda suicide car bombers killed at least 33 tourists, most of them Israelis, in three Sinai resorts and demolished the Taba Hilton. Roadblocks were thrown up on the Egyptian capital's thoroughfares and access to the ...
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Sinai Massacre - an Iranian-Hizballah-al Qaeda Co-production
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 9, 2004, 9:08 AM (GMT+02:00)
Friday, October 8, on the morning after a terrorist bombing rampage at three idyllic Sinai desert resorts - with two dozen known dead and scores still missing - the first clues have been found to the identities of the hands behind the massacre and their targets. debkafile's intelligence ...
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Prospect of Early Israeli Elections Weighs on Gaza Operation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 6, 2004, 12:09 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's chief of staff Lt.-Gen Moshe Yaalon made it clear this week that the seven-day IDF offensive to eliminate the Qassam cross-border missile blitz against Israel may well last weeks. He added that even after it was over, Israeli incursions into northern Gaza to destroy missile launchers and their crews ...
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Qassams Confound Israeli Army
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 30, 2004, 2:24 PM (GMT+02:00)
Forty-eight months into the so-called Palestinian uprising, an Israeli town was hit by 11 primitive missiles in four days and two small children murdered. All the signs point to the fact that neither the Israeli army nor the Sharon government has a clue on how to defeat the homemade Qassam. ...
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Sharon Strikes Blow for His Disengagement Plan in Damascus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 27, 2004, 10:38 AM (GMT+02:00)
Before deporting him to Lebanon in 1991, the late Yitzhak Rabin called Ezz-Eldin Sheikh al-Khalil "the snake's head," singling him out as the terror master who raised and handled Hamas' most accomplished terror operatives, Adnan al Hool and Mohammed Deif. Yasser Arafat used to claim in the early days of ...
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Iranian Control of Hamas Opens Gaza Strip to Iranian Surface Missiles
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 20, 2004, 11:42 AM (GMT+02:00)
The missile in the photo with this article is the Luna-2 short-range ground-to-ground missile, known to NATO from Soviet times as FROG-7, which Iran has developed as its Zelzal-2/Mushak-200. In the hands of Iran's Lebanon-based Revolutionary Guards, it has extended the Iranian-Hizballah's missile range due south to Israel's coastal cities ...
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