70 articles tagged "Israeli Politic"
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Netanyahu names professionals to his new inner military-security cabinet
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 23, 2009, 2:53 PM (GMT+02:00)
Preparing to take over as Israel's 32nd prime minister this week, Binyamin Netanyahu bound 7-8 ministers and senior officials into a powerful new body to assist him in top-level decision-making on military, diplomatic, security and intelligence policy-making and actions.
Its members fall into two main groups, military and strategic-intelligence. Their ...
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Five days to Israel's poll: Frontrunner Netanyahu is slipping
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 7, 2009, 6:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
The man certain to form the next Israeli government after the general election of Feb. 10, Likud's Binyamin Netanyahu, started out with a handy lead of well over 30 Knesset seats (out of 120). But his campaign blunders are eroding this lead to below 30. The deserters are swinging over ...
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Ehud Barak Holds IDF on Leash against Hamas Missiles, Hizballah Rockets<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 5, 2009, 9:15 AM (GMT+02:00)
"To all the warmongers among you I say I am not minister of war but minister of defense."
This emotional statement was delivered by Ehud Barak Monday, Nov. 24, to his many critics at a briefing session of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security Committee. He went on to lambast ...
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Without a Shadow Cabinet and Clear Policies, Likud leader May Lose February election
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 24, 2009, 8:44 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Israeli voter will want to know the name of the defense, finance and foreign ministers in Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu's shadow cabinet well before general election date of Feb. 10, 2009. He - and she - are desperate for a fresh, credible team capable of addressing its deep concerns ...
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Who Put "Deep Throat" up as Olmert's Nemesis?<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 7, 2008, 6:21 PM (GMT+02:00)
What brought the unnamed accuser from America to the door of the Israeli police at this time? According to an Israeli paper, he laid before police investigators strong evidence of a new and grave corruption charge against prime minister Ehud Olmert, the fifth case opened against him thus far - ...
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Israel's New Top Soldier May Have to Take on the Politicians First - before the Enemy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 4, 2007, 4:46 PM (GMT+02:00)
The incoming chief of staff, Maj. Gen. Gaby Ashkenazi, won a full four-year term when the cabinet unanimously endorsed him Sunday, Feb 4, instead of the standard 3 years and an optional fourth. He takes the reins from Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz on Feb. 14. Ashkenazi faces some hard choices ...
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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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False notes in Olmert-Peretz working relations
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 19, 2006, 4:42 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert will be meeting defense minister Amir Peretz to attempt a meeting of minds before he is due in Washington for his first White House talks on May 23. He can't afford to throw his weight about too much, because it is in Peretz's power ...
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Olmert Plants Seeds of Discord in Government and Party - Ahead of First Cabinet Meeting
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 6, 2006, 10:26 PM (GMT+02:00)
Two days before chairing his first cabinet meeting Sunday, May 7 in Jerusalem, the incoming prime minister put up the price of bread by seven percent. This was a slap in the face for his three new coalition partners and, in particular, the new industry, trade and labor minister, Eli ...
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The "Thousands" of US Mistakes in Iraq and the Next Israeli Government
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 1, 2006, 11:52 PM (GMT+02:00)
During her two-day tour of northwest England, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice protested to the anti-US demonstrators dogging every footstep: "I know we've made tactical errors, thousands of them, I'm sure. But when you look back in history, what will be judged will be, did you make the right ...
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Voter Apathy Threatens Israel with Political Instability
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 26, 2006, 1:32 PM (GMT+02:00)
With 48 hours to go before the polling stations open for Israel's 17th Knesset election, 4.5 million voters are holding the three leading party blocs in high suspense.
At the last sampling, one-third of the 120 parliamentary seats were undecided. What most rocked campaign managers back was the frank admission ...
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Media Consultants Slam Israeli Election Contestants' Performances
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 8, 2006, 8:24 PM (GMT+02:00)
The campaign broadcasts launched by 16 parties Tuesday, March 7, snagged only a 12% on the television rating. The electorate is not charmed by any of the would-be prime ministers' personalities; neither does the public buy their evasions on pressing issues, or the heavy-handed way they have of making butts ...
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Israel Must Learn to Live without Ariel Sharon - at Least for a While
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 5, 2006, 2:18 AM (GMT+02:00)
It soon became evident Wednesday night, Jan. 4, that prime minister Ariel Sharon was very ill indeed. After he went into emergency surgery at Hadassah Ain Karem hospital to drain the blood flooding his brain, his close aides would only say: We are praying for a miracle. Minutes after he ...
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Sharon's Kadima Is Strangely Impervious to Security Setbacks
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 31, 2005, 11:24 AM (GMT+02:00)
Prime minister Ariel Sharon and his new Kadima party continue to crest the opinion polls. They have for the moment emerged without a scratch from the security mishaps of the past week, even though these incidents accentuate the heightened security perils preying on the country as a result of last ...
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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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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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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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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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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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