Israel

With the closing year, we are witnessing the weakening of President Barack Obama and the embarrassing differences revealed between him and his Secretary of State, John Kerry

Was the Yom Kippur War Preventable?

Lt.-Col. Shimon Mendes, The IDF (Ret.) 11.05.2013
President Anwar Sadat

The late Mrs. Meir, who had done her utmost to prevent the war * As it becomes clear that saw further, her eagerness to prevent the war had helped Mr. Anwar Sadat enormously to surprise Israel in 1973


Future peace

Women's Spring" – A New Peace Initiative 22.12.2012
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Future peace agreement must include the mutual engagement of both parties for civil anchors the women's rights in particular and human rights in general.

Dear Mr. President,

Roni Aloni- Sadovnik 22.12.2012
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I write to you as a global citizen who strongly believes that future peace agreements must include mutual engagement from all parties for the improvement of women's rights and human rights


Israeli parliament debate turns ugly as politician throws water over colleague

An ultranationalist Israeli parliament member faced possible suspension from the Knesset on Monday for hurling a cup of water at an Arab colleague when he told her to "shut up" during exchanges over school students attending human rights rally.

Religious Jews still try to segregate Israel buses

Israel's political leaders and chief rabbis on Sunday condemned persistent efforts by ultra-Orthodox Jewish men to shunt Israeli women to the back of public buses, a year after the country's Supreme Court outlawed the practice.


Israel Considers Pre-Emptive Attack On Iran

Emma Hurd Sky News 04.11.2011
Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu (L) is understood to be calling for military action against Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to rally support in his cabinet for an attack on Iran, according to government sources.

Israeli Drone Strike Kills Militants in Southern Gaza

FARES AKRAM and ISABEL KERSHNER The New York Times 31.10.2011
Israeli Drone Strike Kills Militants in Southern Gaza

Israeli airstrikes killed seven Palestinian members of Islamic Jihad’s armed wing in southern Gaza on Saturday, according to the militant group, and Gaza militants fired salvos of rockets at cities in southern Israel, killing one Israeli man and w...


Israel divided over price of freedom for captive soldier Gilad Shalit

Fresh lilies are regularly laid at a monument by the Tel Aviv Dolphinarium bearing witness to an evening in 2001 when 21 Israeli teenagers were killed while queuing outside a nightclub. Another 132 were injured in the attack by Saeed Hotari, a you...

Israel and Hamas agree prisoner swap to free Shalit

Jeffrey Heller and Nidal al-Mughrabi Reuters 12.10.2011
Israel and Hamas agree prisoner swap to free Shalit

Israel and Gaza's Hamas Islamist rulers agreed on Tuesday to swap more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for Israeli captive soldier Gilad Shalit, resolving one of the most emotive and intractable issues between them.


Mosque Set on Fire in Israel

The New York Times 04.10.2011
Mosque Set on Fire in Israel

A mosque in an Arab village in northern Israel was set on fire early Monday in what the police called an arson attack, and an outside wall was defaced with Hebrew graffiti.

Israel ups West Bank forces before Palestinian UN bid

Israel has boosted its army presence in the West Bank ahead of a Palestinian recourse to the UN amid fears they may resort to the International Criminal Court over Jewish settlements, reports said on Friday.


Israel warns of 'harsh' consequences of Palestinian UN bid

Hardline Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned on Wednesday there would be "harsh and grave consequences" if the Palestinians persist with their plan to seek UN membership as a state.

Aim of Egypt border fence to block 'terror': Israel PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that the main aim of a fence which Israel is building on its border with Egypt is now to block militants and not just smugglers and illegal migrants.


Israel to hold special emergency drill simulating enemy strike on nuke reactor

The defense establishment will hold a special emergency drill this week, simulating an enemy strike on Israel's nuclear facility.

Report: Israel sends 2 warships to Egyptian border

The Israeli Navy (INF) has decided to boost its presence and patrols near Israel's maritime border with Egypt due to a viable terror threat in the area, as Iran announced it was set to send its 15th fleet to the area as well to "convey message of ...


Israeli military to equip Jewish settlers with gas and grenades

Donald Macintyre The Independent 31.08.2011
Israeli military to equip Jewish settlers with gas and grenades

The Israeli military is to train Jewish settlers in the West Bank and plans to equip them with tear gas and stun grenades to confront Palestinian demonstrators when their leaders press for UN recognition next month.

Palestinian injures eight in Tel Aviv: police

A Palestinian from the occupied West Bank commandeered a taxi in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv before dawn on Monday, stabbing the driver and then injuring seven others, including police officers, after crashing into a roadblock, a police spokeswom...


20 rockets slam into Israel as two Palestinians killed in Gaza

At least 20 rockets were fired at Israel's southern communities since Wednesday evening with calm nowhere in sight.

Israel strikes back after seven die in ambushes

Jeffrey Heller Montreal Gazette 19.08.2011
Israel strikes back after seven die in ambushes

Gunmen killed seven people in southern Israel on Thursday in attacks along the Egyptian border and Israel responded with an air strike in the Gaza Strip that killed six Palestinians, including the leaders of a group it blamed for the violence.



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