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Israel jittery about gas supply from Egypt

AMY TEIBEL My Way News 02/07/2011

Israel shocked by Obama's "betrayal" of Mubarak

Douglas Hamilton Reuters 02/01/2011
Israel jittery about gas supply from Egypt

An explosion at an Egyptian gas terminal that disrupted the supply of fuel to Israel had Israeli officials pressing Sunday to speed development of a natural gas deposit that they say can make Israel energy independent.

Israel shocked by Obama's "betrayal" of Mubarak

If Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak is toppled, Israel will lose one of its very few friends in a hostile neighborhood and President Barack Obama will bear a large share of the blame, Israeli pundits said on Monday.

Israeli Test on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay

William J. Broad, John Markoff and David E. Sanger. The New York Times 01/18/2011
Israeli Test on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay

The Dimona complex in the Negev desert is famous as the heavily guarded heart of Israel’s never-acknowledged nuclear arms program, where neat rows of factories make atomic fuel for the arsenal. Over the past two years, according to intelligence and military experts familiar with its operations, Dimona has taken on a new, equally secret role — as a critical testing ground in a joint American and Israeli effort to undermine Iran’s efforts to make a bomb of its own.

Israel army to enlist more ultra-Orthodox

Israel's cabinet on Sunday voted to double the number of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men called up for compulsory military service, a move described as revolutionary by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Angry crowd forces Israeli PM to halt speech

Angry relatives of 42 Israelis killed in a huge forest fire last month forced Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stop his speech Wednesday at a ceremony honoring the dead.

Israel arrests staff from British consulate: Foreign Office

Israeli authorities have arrested two locally hired workers at the British consulate general in Jerusalem who were reportedly linked to a plot to attack a stadium, the Foreign Office in London said Monday.

Disgraced ex-Israeli president convicted of rape

JOSEF FEDERMAN Yahoo! News 01/01/2011
Israel preparing for 'large scale war': cable

Israel's army chief told a US Congress delegation in late 2009 he was preparing for a large war in the Middle East, probably against Hamas or Hezbollah, leaked US diplomatic cables showed on Sunday.

Disgraced ex-Israeli president convicted of rape

Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav was convicted of rape Thursday, a dramatic fall from grace for a man who rose from humble beginnings to become a symbol of achievement for Jews of Middle Eastern origin.

Researchers: Ancient human remains found in Israel

DANIEL ESTRIN Yahoo! News 12/28/2010

Israeli foreign minister: peace is 'impossible'

DANIEL ESTRIN Yahoo! News 12/27/2010
Researchers: Ancient human remains found in Israel

Israeli archaeologists said Monday they may have found the earliest evidence yet for the existence of modern man, and if so, it could upset theories of the origin of humans.

Israeli foreign minister: peace is 'impossible'

Israel's foreign minister said Sunday a peace deal with the Palestinians is impossible under current conditions and that Israel should pursue a lesser deal instead — a concept the Palestinians swiftly rejected.


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