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‘Peace accord with Palestinians more urgent for Israel than Iran attack’


September 11th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Sep 10 (IANS) A former head of Israeli military intelligence said Monday it would be dangerous to attack Iranian nuclear facilities without US backing in the near future.Amos Yadlin ... Read more...

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Germany, a pillar to curb Iranian nuke programme: Israel


September 10th, 2012 - 3:28 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Sep 10 (IANS) Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak Sunday praised Germany for playing a key role in international efforts to halt Iran's controversial nuclear programme."We, in Israel, all know ... Read more...

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Israeli PM seeks world to set ‘red line’ for Iran


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:50 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Sep 3 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for setting "clear red lines" for Iran to curb its nuclear plan."The international community is not putting down a ... Read more...

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Israel preparing to attack Iran: Report


August 17th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Israel is preparing for a ground attack on Iran before Christmas, after conducting commando dry runs in the Iraq desert, a media report said.Top military officials ... Read more...

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Iran rejects Israeli accusations over Bulgaria blast


July 19th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran Thursday rejected Israeli claims of Tehran's involvement in Wednesday's bus blast in Bulgaria which killed six Israelis.Iran's Al-Alam TV channel said Iranian Foreign Ministry ... Read more...

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Israel on alert for Syrian weapons


July 19th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Israel is concerned that the Lebanese Hezbollah movement will try to get hold of Syrian army arsenal, including missiles and chemical weapons, Defence Minister Ehud ... Read more...

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Israel closely monitoring Syrian violence


July 19th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, July 18 (IANS) Israeli leadership is "vigilantly" monitoring the chaotic violence in Syria which surged Wednesday with the killing of its defense minister in Damascus, Xinhua reported.According to an ... Read more...

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Israel may resolve Middle East crisis unilaterally: Minister


May 31st, 2012 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, May 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Israel may take up "unilateral actions" if the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks do not move ahead, Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak said.This comment prompted speculation ... Read more...

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US funding for Israeli air defence


May 18th, 2012 - 4:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) The US will give $70 million to help boost Israel's air defence capabilities to thwart rocket attacks by Palestinian militants."I was pleased to inform (Israeli ... Read more...

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US to give $680 mn for Israel’s anti-missile system


May 14th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, May 14 (IANS) The US is expected to announce the allocation of $680 million for Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile defence system, a media report said.Citing the Israel Hayom ... Read more...

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Netanyahu calls for early polls in Israel


May 7th, 2012 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, May 7 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for an early general election in four months' time, BBC reported.The vote is expected to take place in ... Read more...

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Israel leaders misleading public on Iran: Ex-security chief


April 28th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) The former chief of Israel's domestic intelligence agency has accused the country's leadership of "misleading" the public on the merits of a possible military strike on ... Read more...

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Israel minister sells luxury apartment after public outcry


March 21st, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, March 21 (IANS) Israeli Defence Minister and former prime minister Ehud Barak has sold his luxury apartment in an effort to deflect public criticism of what was perceived ... Read more...

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Israel lauds its anti-rocket system


March 12th, 2012 - 5:46 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, March 12 (IANS) Top Israeli officials Sunday praised its homemade anti-rocket system Iron Dome after it intercepted volleys of rockets fired by Gaza militants.In a sudden flare-up of ... Read more...

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Majority of Israelis oppose unilateral Iran strike: Poll


March 8th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, March 8 (IANS) Most Israelis oppose the idea of their country launching an unilateral strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, without US backing, according to a poll released on ... Read more...

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Israeli defence minister heads to US to discuss Iran


February 27th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Feb 27 (IANS) Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak Tuesday headed to Washington for talks with senior US officials about the Iranian nuclear programme.The Israeli minister's two-day US visit ... Read more...

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Israel, US call off joint military drill


January 16th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Jan 15 (IANS) Israel and US have dropped plans for a large-scale joint exercise initially scheduled in May, Xinhua reported Sunday citing Israel's Army Radio.Thousands of US troops were ... Read more...

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Medvedev urges calm over Iran, warns of ‘catastrophe’


November 9th, 2011 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Nov 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said that increasing anti-Iranian rhetoric could lead to a catastrophe in the Middle East.A new International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) ... Read more...

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Israeli minister denies plans to strike Iran


November 8th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Nov 8 (IANS) Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak Tuesday dismissed media reports that his government was gearing for a military strike on Iran's nuclear sites, saying a decision had ... Read more...

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Two rockets fired from Gaza into Israel despite announced ceasefire


April 16th, 2011 - 2:09 am ICT by BNO News
ASHKELON, ISRAEL (BNO NEWS) -- Two rockers on Friday were launched from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel despite the announced ceasefire, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) informed.The rocket attacks were launched into ... Read more...

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Israeli strike kills two in Gaza, Israel deploys anti-missile system


March 27th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by BNO News
GAZA (BNO NEWS) -- Israeli warplanes on Sunday raided Jabalya refugee camp, north of Gaza, killing two Palestinians and wounding a man critically, Palestine News and Info Agency WAFA reported.Medical sources announced ... Read more...

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Israel Navy uncovers weaponry onboard cargo vessel


March 15th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 15 (ANI): The Israel Navy on Tuesday confirmed that its fighters had intercepted a cargo vessel "Victoria" loaded with various weaponry.A release issued by the Embassy of Israel ... Read more...

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Officials believe Israel-Egypt peace accord will continue despite Muslim Brotherhood concerns


February 14th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 14 (ANI): Officials representing Israel and Egypt are of the opinion that the peace accord between their countries would not be affected by Cairo's political unrest that is continuing even ... Read more...

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Now, a calmed Israel expresses admiration, sympathy for Egyptians


February 14th, 2011 - 9:37 am ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Feb.14 (ANI): The alarm and anxiety that was quite visible in Israel last week as the revolution in Egypt was unfolding, leading to the eventual exit of President Hosni Mubarak who ... Read more...

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Omar Suleiman Israel’s favourite to replace Mubarak: WikiLeaks


February 8th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) Egypt's new Vice President Omar Suleiman is a long-standing favourite of Israel who spoke daily to the Tel Aviv government via a secret "hotline" to Cairo, US diplomatic ... Read more...

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Suleiman has long been Israel’s preferred choice to replace Mubarak as President: Wikileaks


February 8th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 8 (ANI): The latest releases of secret US diplomatic cables by Wikileaks have claimed that Egypt's new Vice President, Omar Suleiman, has long been Israel's preferred candidate to replace ... Read more...

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Wife of Israeli President Peres dead at 87


January 21st, 2011 - 4:16 am ICT by BNO News
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (BNO NEWS) -- Sonia Peres, the wife of Israeli President Shimon Peres, on Thursday night died during her sleep at 87 years old, the Jerusalem Post reported.She was found ... Read more...

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Former Israeli president found guilty of rape


December 30th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav was Thursday found guilty of raping a tourism ministry employee and sexually assaulting and harassing two other women."The event in the accused's office ... Read more...

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Pak a ‘private nightmare’ that could see extremist takeover overnight: Obama on WikiLeaks


November 30th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 30 (ANI): United States President Barack Obama considers Pakistan as his "private nightmare", suggesting that the US' front-line ally in the war against terrorism could surprise the whole world ... Read more...

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Wikileaks expose: Saudi Arabia urges US attack on Iran


November 29th, 2010 - 6:09 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region urged US to attack Iran and destroy its nuclear facilities, The Guardian reported citing the secret US diplomatic communications leaked ... Read more...

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Settlers set fire to West Bank mosque in protest against Israel


October 4th, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by BNO News
BETHLEHEM (BNO NEWS) -- A Palestinian mosque on Sunday night was burned down by West Bank settlers in protest against Israel's policies, the Haaretz newspaper reported on Monday.The mosque was located in ... Read more...

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Middle East peace talks in jeopardy


September 27th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) The future of the Middle East direct peace talks appeared to be in jeopardy after Israel refused to extend a ban on West Bank settlements, a media ... Read more...

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Israel names new army chief


August 23rd, 2010 - 3:11 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Aug 23 (IANS) Maj. Gen. Yoav Galant was named Sunday as Israel's next army chief of staff, Xinhua reported. Current Army Chief Of Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi will step down in ... Read more...

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Israel announces building plan, rejects preconditions


August 16th, 2010 - 7:22 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem/Damascus, Aug 16 (DPA) The Israeli government approved Sunday a new building plan in the West Bank despite the 10-month settlement freeze and warned against any international conditions to the start of ... Read more...

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Wife of Israeli prime minister speaks out against decision to deport 400 children from Israel


August 16th, 2010 - 4:03 am ICT by BNO News
JERUSALEM (BNO NEWS) – The Israeli prime minister's wife said begged her husband's administration on Sunday to not go through with a decision to deport around 400 children out of Israel in ... Read more...

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