DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 20, 2008, 5:04 PM (GMT+02:00)
Former prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, energized by more than two years in opposition, is launching his Likud party into Israel's general election campaign with a new look and a new top echelon.
debkafile's political sources report he is remolding it into a center-right party with a new leadership ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 11, 2005, 2:02 PM (GMT+02:00)
Ibrahim Jaafari's government in Baghdad has issued arrest warrants for 27 senior officials, members of the preceding interim government headed by Iyad Allawi.
They are suspected of embezzling $ 1.3bn dollars of military procurement funds. The Iraqi Board of Supreme Audit in a report reviewed by Knight Ridder accuses these officials ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 13, 2005, 5:53 PM (GMT+02:00)
Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani's United Iraqi (Shiite) Alliance of 16 parties pulled ahead of the pack in Iraq's first democratic election, earning 48% and a block of 132 seats in the new national assembly - but not an absolute majority. In an earlier report published on February 4, debka More...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 4, 2005, 7:51 PM (GMT+02:00)
By Thursday night, February 3, 15% of the 8 million ballots (representing a 57% turnout according to official figures) cast in Iraq's January 30 general election for 275 national assembly seats had been counted.
Although it is early days for extrapolation, debkafile's Iraq specialists list interesting preliminary results: ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 31, 2005, 1:15 AM (GMT+02:00)
Iraq's epic general election for a 275-member national assembly Sunday, January 30, was a success by the very fact of its taking place. Despite the violence leading up to the event and promised bloodbath, a surprising number of Iraqis were not intimidated and turned out in larger or smaller numbers ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 9, 2004, 4:34 PM (GMT+02:00)
The UN Security Council resolution that stamped Iraq's provisional government with international approval threatens to confront that government with its first crisis. The Kurds are threatening to walk out, dismayed by the omission from the text of any reference to the interim constitution which enshrined Kurdish autonomous rule in three ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 12, 2003, 1:47 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Palestinian legislative council set their faces to confirm the new cabinet presented by Ahmed Qureia Wednesday out of a sense of fatalism, although many lawmakers openly called it "Arafat's government", deeply disturbed by the control he retained over Palestinian security forces and presence of former administration members accused of ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 2, 2003, 12:18 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli governments have never formulated any clear, consistent policy towards the country's Arab citizens, who today number some 1.3 million, representing one fifth of the population. This evasiveness is reflected in the justice meted out by the judicial system to the members of this minority. Many Israel Arabs admit freely ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 20, 2003, 12:50 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's Labor Party, whose walkout from Ariel Sharon's national unity government on October 31 forced the early election taking place in eight days time, has fallen victim to its own stratagem. The historic party, at the head of which David Ben Gurion founded the state of Israel in 1948, is ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 8, 2001, 10:56 AM (GMT+02:00)
In turning down US-Euro mediation efforts, Arafat is therefore saying in effect: I, Yasser Arafat, will not destroy Palestinian unity while U.S. vice president Richard Cheney as long as defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld plan to shift the global anti-terror war to Lebanon and Iraq.
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