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.
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Shaul Mofaz
JEX2002111802 - HEBRON, West Bank, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz, lower left, and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, next to Mofaz, tour Hebron, in the West Bank, on Nov. 18, 2002. rlw/Israeli Defense Ministry/HO UPI.

Lt. General (Res.) Shaul Mofaz is an Israeli politician who serves as the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs And Defence Committee at the Knesset. Mofaz was the 16th IDF's Chief of the General Staff, and served as Israel's Minister of Defence, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transportation and Road Safety.

Born in Tehran (although his parents came from Isfahan), Mofaz immigrated to Israel with his parents in 1957. Upon graduating from high school he joined the Israel Defense Forces in 1966 and served in the Paratroopers Brigade. He participated in the Six-Day War, Yom Kippur War, 1982 Lebanon War, and Operation Entebbe with the paratroopers and Sayeret Matkal, an elite special forces unit.

Mofaz was then appointed an infantry brigade commander for the 1982 Lebanon War. Afterwards he attended the US Marine Corps Command and Staff College in Quantico, Virginia. On his return he was briefly appointed commander of the Officers School, before returning to active service as commander of the Paratroop Brigade in 1986.

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