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Witness: Inhumane treatment on flotilla

Witness: Inhumane treatment on flotilla

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Turkish witnesses testified Thursday Israeli forces treated them inhumanely during a 2010 attack on a flotilla that resulted in the deaths of nine people.

Turkey seeks trial for Israeli leaders

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- An Israeli civil rights law firm Tuesday came out strongly against Turkey's decision to try former Israeli military chiefs for the deaths of nine activists.

Netanyahu strike report boosts war fears

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- An Israeli television report that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ordered the Jewish state's military to prepare for a strike against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2010 has heightened war fears in the Middle East.

Report: Officials nixed Iran strike prep

JERUSALEM, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Israeli military and Mossad leaders refused an order to prepare for a strike on Iran nuclear facilities, fearing a war would start, an investigation indicated.
Israeli Army chief calls for involvement

Israeli Army chief calls for involvement

HERZLIYA, Israel, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A former Israeli military chief of staff told a conference in Israel politicians and military leaders must work together more closely in war planning.

Israeli report critical of flotilla raid

JERUSALEM, June 13 (UPI) -- Israel's state comptroller cited serious flaws in the decision- making process that led to the military raid on the Turkish boat Mavi Mamara in May 2010.

4 top Israeli officers indicted in Turkey

ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 28 (UPI) -- A Turkish court said Monday it accepted indictments against four high-ranking Israeli military officers, charging them with murder during a 2010 naval blockade.

4 ex-Israeli commanders indicted over raid

ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 23 (UPI) -- A Turkish prosecutor's indictment seeks life prison sentences for four ex-Israeli commanders involved in the 2010 attack on the Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara ship.

Car bombs seen as Hezbollah's revenge

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Israeli intelligence saw car bomb attacks Monday against Israelis in India and Georgia as revenge strikes by Hezbollah for the assassination of Imad Mughniyeh.

Israel fears Hezbollah targets top general

TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The Israeli military has tightened security around former chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi amid fears that Hezbollah plans revenge attacks to mark the upcoming fourth anniversary of the assassination if its iconic military chief.

Israel tests 'Iran missile' amid war talk

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Israel has test-fired a ballistic missile, believed to be a nuclear-capable Jericho-3 and the type of weapon that could be used in any assault on Iran's nuclear program.
Israel plans for next Mideast conflict

Israel plans for next Mideast conflict

JERUSALEM, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- In the next conflict with Hamas or Hezbollah, civilian populations will have to be evacuated, Israeli Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi said.

Israeli PM accuses Iran of lies

JERUSALEM, May 11 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Tuesday said Iran is spreading lies to worsen the relationship between Israel and Syria, and to incite war.

No fifth year for Israeli chief of staff

JERUSALEM, April 6 (UPI) -- Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, head of the Israeli general staff, was told Tuesday his term will not be extended when it ends in February 2011, officials say.
Israeli Arab spy sentenced to prison

Israeli Arab spy sentenced to prison

JERUSALEM, April 6 (UPI) -- An Israeli Arab was sentenced to prison Tuesday for giving Hezbollah information about the head of the Israel Defense Forces, prosecutors said.
Israel seeks more military legal advice

Israel seeks more military legal advice

JERUSALEM, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Israel's armed forces must now consult with military attorneys while operations are under way, the country's chief of staff says.

Israel 'ready' for Hezbollah, general says

JERUSALEM, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Lebanese officials are turning a blind eye to weapons smuggling by Hezbollah, forcing Israeli forces to remain on the defensive, top military leaders said.
International pressure could change Iran

International pressure could change Iran

JERUSALEM, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Actions by the international community could lead to internal change in Iran, Israel's chief of staff said.

Israeli army chief: Iran a danger to world

JERUSALEM, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The possibility of Iran becoming a nuclear power not only threatens Israel and the Middle East but the entire free world, Israel's top army general says.

Israeli Arab plotted to kill army chief

JERUSALEM, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The Petah Tikva District Court Monday indicted an Israeli Arab for allegedly plotting with Hezbollah agents to kill Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi.

Soldier with cancer wants to stay in army

JERUSALEM, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A young Israeli soldier dismissed from the army after being diagnosed with cancer appealed Tuesday, arguing she can serve during treatment.

Israel's army chief says no war in north

JERUSALEM, July 28 (UPI) -- Israel is closely monitoring its northern border but doubts hostilities will break out, Israeli Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi said.

Israeli chief of staff warns on Iran nukes

JERUSALEM, May 26 (UPI) -- Israeli military chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi says a nuclear-armed Iran could "destabilize the entire Middle East."

Explosives-packed boat found, destroyed

JERUSALEM, April 13 (UPI) -- The Israeli military Monday destroyed an unmanned Palestinian fishing boat packed with explosives and found floating off the shore of Gaza, officials said.

Ashkenazi: Terrorism is greatest threat

BRUSSELS, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A top Israeli defense official, during an address at the recent NATO meeting in Brussels, called global terrorism the greatest threat to international security.
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