Former Shin Bet head ranks dangers facing Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The lack of a peace deal with the Palestinians poses a greater threat to Israel than a nuclear Iran, former security chief Yuval Diskin said.

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.
Ex-official: Netanyahu focusing on legacy

Ex-official: Netanyahu focusing on legacy

JERUSALEM, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's actions concerning Iran are based on his desire to have a place in history, a former security leader said.
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.

Barak criticizes Olmert, others on Iran

JERUSALEM, May 3 (UPI) -- Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak criticized former Israeli leaders Thursday for minimizing the threat from Iran and his efforts to raise awareness.

Barak: 'Israel cannot afford to be duped'

JERUSALEM, May 1 (UPI) -- Israel's defense minister says Jerusalem must be prepared for a military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities, saying "Israel cannot afford to be duped."

Ex-Israeli spy head raps Netanyahu on Iran

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- A former Israeli spy chief said he supports an ex-Israeli security agency head's no-confidence remarks about Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Iran.

Ex-Shin Bet head criticizes Israel leaders

JERUSALEM, April 28 (UPI) -- The former head of Shin Bet, Israel's internal security agency, says he does not trust Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
Netanyahu target of smear campaign?

Netanyahu target of smear campaign?

JERUSALEM, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said he wanted an investigation into the alleged leaking of plans about a potential military strike on Iran.
Enter Unit 8200: Israel arms for cyberwar

Enter Unit 8200: Israel arms for cyberwar

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 11 (UPI) -- Amid mounting tensions in the Middle East, Israel's outgoing internal security chief, Yuval Diskin, says the Jewish state has been the target of attempted cyberattacks on key state infrastructure.
Document: Syria unlikely to survive a war

Document: Syria unlikely to survive a war

JERUSALEM, April 8 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime would be unlikely to survive a war with Israel, a former senior Israeli military intelligence officer said.

Cooperation needed to combat global terror

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Cooperation among countries and a global judicial system can result in a successful fight against terror, a senior Israeli security official said.

More Qassam rockets fired at Israel

JERUSALEM, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Palestinians in Gaza fired two Qassam rockets at southern Israel Monday but there were no reports of damage or injuries, the Israeli army said.

Israeli woman accused of leaking secrets

JERUSALEM, April 8 (UPI) -- An Israeli reporter is accused of leaking secret military papers alleging Israel illegally killed militants instead of capturing them alive, officials said.

Shalit release discussions on fast track

JERUSALEM, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Israel's leaders put discussions on securing the freedom of captured soldier Gilad Shalit on a fast track Sunday, sources said.

Official: Hamas has increased firing range

ASHKELON, Israel, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Hamas is capable of firing rockets that can strike targets inside Israel as far as the Negev capital of Be'er Sheva, an official said Sunday.

Shin Bet chief warns of settler violence

JERUSALEM, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A Shin Bet leader says extremist Jewish settlers are willing to use "live weapons" against other Israelis to halt the Palestinian peace process.

Israeli prisoner release gets go-ahead

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Israeli government officials say they will release 199 Palestinian prisoners Monday, including two convicted of murdering Israelis.

Shin Bet chief says Hamas planting mines

JERUSALEM, July 22 (UPI) -- Israel's intelligence chief says Hamas has taken advantage of a cease-fire agreement to plant land mines across large areas of Gaza.

Shin Bet chief wants fence completed

JERUSALEM, April 7 (UPI) -- Israel's internal security agency chief said easing restrictions against Palestinians while security fences remained unfinished posed a grave danger to Israel.

Israel: Breach prompted weapons smuggling

JERUSALEM, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The head of the Shin Bet, Israel's internal security service, said Sunday the recent border breach allowed weapons to be smuggled into the Gaza Strip.

Slain Palestinians not linked to terror

JERUSALEM, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A report by Israel's Shin Bet says more than 20 percent of Palestinians killed by Israel security forces in 2006 and 2007 were not linked to terrorism.

Hamas vows West Bank takeover

JERUSALEM, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Hamas vowed Monday to overthrow Fatah and take control of the West bank within a year.

Analysis: In the easing-security business?

HAIFA, Israel, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Israeli Arabs may now have the option to skip a level of security at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport -- for a price, Israeli news outlets reported this week.
LEAH KRAUSS, UPI International Security Industry Correspondent

Israelis say Hamas amassing weapons

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 1 (UPI) -- Senior Israeli officials allege Hamas is building up military muscle in Gaza by constructing tunnels and bunkers and smuggling munitions.
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