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Unlike Netanyahu, Israeli generals go along with Iran deal

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Despite Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's strident denunciations of the move toward a U.S.-Iranian rapprochement and efforts by the powerful pro-Israel lobby in Washington to undo the interim agreement reached in Geneva Sunday, influential former military and intelligence chiefs think otherwise.

Ex-Shin Bet chief blasts Netanyahu in West Bank

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 15 (UPI) -- As John Kerry struggles to breathe life into an expiring Mideast peace process, Yuval Diskin, former head of Israel's internal security service, has publicly chastised Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for failing to make a real effort to secure an agreement with the Palestinians.
Car tires slashed and graffiti sprayed in East Jerusalem 'hate crimes'

Car tires slashed and graffiti sprayed in East Jerusalem 'hate crimes'

BEIT HANINA, Israel, June 24 (UPI) -- About 21 vehicles had tires slashed and graffiti was sprayed on walls Monday in what police described as racially motivated hate crimes in East Jerusalem.

Tense calm prevails in Israel, Gaza

JERUSALEM, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A tense calm prevailed in southern Israel less than 24 hours after the Egyptian brokered cease-fire.

Israel lawmakers: Assassinate Gaza chiefs

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Israeli lawmakers are pressing the government to authorize the assassination of Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip amid an escalation in clashes on the border.
Israel: Parties divided over draft bill

Israel: Parties divided over draft bill

JERUSALEM, July 17 (UPI) -- Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz said Tuesday his Kadima party is to leave the governing coalition due to disagreements over a proposed draft law.
Netanyahu: everyone must serve

Netanyahu: everyone must serve

JERUSALEM, July 8 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Sunday said everyone must perform national service or face the consequences.

Is Netanyahu facing a coalition crisis?

JERUSALEM, July 4 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu may be facing his first coalition crisis over efforts to enlist ultra-Orthodox sectors into the army, officials said.
U.N.: Heavy fighting in Syria outside Homs

U.N.: Heavy fighting in Syria outside Homs

DAMASCUS, Syria, June 11 (UPI) -- United Nations observers in Syria reported Monday that rebels and government were engaged in heavy fighting on the approaches to the city of Homs.
Israelis question unity deal

Israelis question unity deal

JERUSALEM, May 9 (UPI) -- Israelis are skeptical about an 11th-hour unity deal reached by the leaders of the Likud and Kadima parties, a poll indicates.
Netanyahu strikes deal with Kadima Party

Netanyahu strikes deal with Kadima Party

JERUSALEM, May 8 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the head of the opposition Kadima Party said they've agreed to form a unity government.

Netanyahu says unafraid of early elections

JERUSALEM, April 29 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said he is not afraid to hold early elections amid mounting requests from political parties to advance polling dates.
Israeli seeks to deter missile attacks

Israeli seeks to deter missile attacks

JERUSALEM, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- An Israeli foreign affairs official says the country needs to change its military strategy to prevent future missile attacks by Palestinian militants.

Russia sends ship-killer missiles to Syria

MOSCOW, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Russia, a key backer of the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is reported to have delivered supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles to Damascus.

Mofaz says time for crippling sanctions against Iran

JERUSALEM, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Knesset member Shaul Mofaz said he hoped the release of a U.N. report on Iran's nuclear ambitions will change the way the world deals with the threat.
Report: Labor, Likud secretly negotiating

Report: Labor, Likud secretly negotiating

JERUSALEM, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Likud Party leader Binyamin Netanyahu are secretly teaming to deny the premiership to the Kadima Party, sources say.

Commentary: Holocaust II?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The prevailing mood in Israel about Iran’s nuclear facilities is hawkish and uncompromising. “It is a race against time, and time is winning,” said a key Israeli player. The Bush administration argues the clock won’t run out until Jan. 20, 2009, when the president turns things over to his successor. Barack Obama’s advisers are saying the clock should be reset to the results of next June’s Iranian presidential elections. John McCain, with Joseph Lieberman by his side, agrees with Israel’s hawks.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Poll: Kadima under Livni would beat Likud

JERUSALEM, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A poll released Friday indicates the Kadima Party would defeat Likud in an Israeli election if Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni was at its head.

Front-runner cites national unity approach

JERUSALEM, July 31 (UPI) -- One of the favorites to succeed Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Ohmert, if he steps down as planned, says he would establish a a broad national unity government.
Israeli minister defends Iran hawkishness

Israeli minister defends Iran hawkishness

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 18 (UPI) -- Israel's transportation minister isn't backing down from hawkish words about attacking Iran that some observers have blamed for a worldwide rise in gas prices.

Hamas says dead militants ready for attack

JERUSALEM, June 13 (UPI) -- Hamas officials Friday confirmed militants killed in an explosion in northern Gaza were preparing for a terror attack.

What Congress should do now about gasoline prices

HASTINGS ON HUDSON, N.Y., June 9 (UPI) -- This is a list of basic actions by Congress that would begin to address the devastating impact on U.S. consumers of the unpredictable surges in oil prices. They also would have a positive impact globally in that America accounted for one-quarter of the world's oil demand in 2007.
NICK MOTTERN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Deputy PM's Iran nukes threat denounced

JERUSALEM, June 8 (UPI) -- Condemnation of a threat against Iran issued by Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz escalated Sunday, with Israeli diplomats and the U.N. weighing in.

Iran nuke warning has political overtones

JERUSALEM, June 7 (UPI) -- A blunt warning from an Israeli Cabinet minister that an attack on Iran might be necessary reflects a political battle under way Israel, analysts say.

Israeli minister threatens Iran

JERUSALEM, June 7 (UPI) -- Israel "will attack" Iran if the Middle Eastern country maintains its current nuclear weapons program, Israeli Transport Minister Shaul Mofaz says.
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