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Head of the Intelligence Corps, “Hezbollah won’t take over Lebanon”

  Head of the Intelligence Corps discusses Hezbollah’s potential to take over power in Lebanon and other threats Israel will face in the near future Jonatan Urich Head of the IDF's Intelligence Corps, Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, delivered a preliminary security briefing to members of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee of the Israeli Knesset (parliament) on Tuesday (Jan. 25) regarding strategic challenges Israel will face in the near future. Maj. Gen. Kochavi addressed growing tension in Lebanon after publishing conclusions about the investigation of the assassination of Lebanon's former Prime Minister Rafic Al-Hariri, saying the report will become public…
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The IDF Will Study and Adopt the Turkel Committee’s Conclusions

  The Turkel Committee investigating the events of the provocation flotilla to Gaza has published a preliminary report stating the IDF acted according to international law In its reaction to the Turkel Committee’s, assigned to investigate the flotilla to Gaza incident in May, 2010, publication of its interim report findings regarding the event, the IDF has said it will study every aspect of the report thoroughly, especially regarding operational and legal aspects and will hence forth act accordingly.Prior to the report’s publication and in addition to it, the IDF held widespread operational investigations in its various branches and arms with…
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French Foreign Minister Mobbed by Angry Gazans

  VOA News  A crowd of angry Palestinian protesters attempted to block the car of French Foreign Minister Michelle Alliot-Marie as she traveled to the Gaza Strip. Dozens of protesters, many relatives of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons, surrounded the vehicle shortly after it passed through a Hamas checkpoint Friday. The protesters were angry at comments mistakenly attributed to Alliot-Marie following a meeting with the parents of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who was captured by militants in 2006. At the meeting Shalit's father asked Alliot-Marie to press the European Union to condemn his kidnapping as a war crime. News…
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Infantry Soldiers Thwart Attempted Shooting Attack

  A Palestinian opened fired at soldiers of the Kfir infantry Brigade in the Samaria region A Palestinian opened fire toward soldiers of the Kfir infantry Brigade on Thursday morning (Jan. 20) in northern Samaria, around 11 o'clock a.m. The shooting took place in the Mevo Dotan community near Jenin. The results of a preliminary investigation of the event show the Palestinian terrorist was riding a donkey and approached the pillbox where the soldiers were standing, the descended from the donkey holding a gun. The terrorist moved toward the pillbox yelling "Allahu Akbar" (Allah is the Greatest). The soldiers fired…
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Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak Quits Political Party

  Barak said he and his partners are creating a faction called Independence, a movement that will later be a party, one that he said will be centrist, Zionist, and democratic Luis Ramirez , Jerusalem VOA NewsIsraeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has split from the center-left Labor Party in a move that some analysts say will strengthen the right-wing elements of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's governing coalition. The departure of Ehud Barak from the Labor Party did not appear to threaten the stability of a governing coalition that analysts often describe as shaky because it includes both far-right and far-left…
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US and Israeli Computer Program Slows Iran's Nuclear Ambitions

  U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said "technological problems," along with international sanctions, have made it much more difficult for Iran to pursue its nuclear ambitions VOA News A published report says a joint U.S.-Israeli project designed to sabotage Iran's nuclear program has apparently shut down a fifth of that country's nuclear centrifuges. The report in The New York Times quotes unidentified intelligence and military experts as saying the project has helped delay, though not destroy, Iran's ability to make nuclear weapons. According to the newspaper, the experts from both the United States and Israel have been able over…
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Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah Calls for New Leadership in Lebanon

  Heather Murdock, Beirut  VOA News People watch the speech of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on a screen at a cafe in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011. The leader of Lebanon's Shiite militant group Hezbollah says Saad Hariri should not return as prime minister. Nasrallah made his first public comments Sunday since ministers from his movement and their allies resigned from the Cabinet on Wednesday, toppling Hariri's Western-backed government. For the first time since the Lebanese government collapsed on Wednesday, Hezbollah’s leader spoke today, accusing the U.S., Israel, and the international tribunal investigating the…
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IDF Chief of Staff Honors Outgoing Mossad Director

  Chief of the General Staff and the General Staff Forum held a celebratory lunch for the outgoing Director of the Mossad Intelligence Agency after years of collaborative efforts and achievements IDF Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, as well as members of the General Staff Forum parted with the outgoing Director of the Mossad Intelligence Agency, Maj. Gen (res.) Meir Dagan, in a celebratory lunch at the Rabin base in Tel Aviv on Monday (Jan. 10). The Chief of Staff thanked the outgoing Mossad Director for his combined effort and said, "During the past eight years,…
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IDF Soldier Killed in an Exchange of Gunfire

  Sgt. Nadav Rotenberg killed by a mortar shell when a group of armed Palestinians were discovered planting an explosive device along the security fence of the Gaza Strip IDF soldier, 20-year-old Sgt. Nadav Rotenberg from Ramot Hashavim (central Israel) was killed on Saturday (Jan. 8) during an exchange of fire on the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip. The soldier's family was notified. During the event another officer was moderately injured and three other soldiers lightly injured. The soldiers were transferred to Soroka Hospital in Beersheba.Following the event, a preliminary investigation took place in the area by Commander…
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