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  • Benjamin Netanyahu: Spanish Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Israeli Prime Minister, Reports Say

    11/17/2015 4:23:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/17/15
    An arrest warrant concerning the 2010 attack on the Gaza-bound aid ship Mavi Marmara was issued last week against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and seven current and former government officials, news outlets reported Monday.Netanyahu could be arrested if he sets foot on Spanish soil.Former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman, former defense minister Ehud Barak, former interior minister Eli Yishai, former intelligence minister Dan Meridor, current defense minister Moshe Ya’alon, minister Bennie Begin and former head of the Navy Eliezer Marom were also named in the warrants filed by Judge Jose de la Mata of Spain’s National Court, according to the...
  • Hamas provided ISIS with weapons to carry out Sinai attacks, Israeli general says

    07/03/2015 12:02:14 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 02 July 2015 | Gili Cohen
    Hamas helped the ISIS-affiliated group in Sinai to carry out the latest attacks against Egyptian troops and supplied them with weapons and other support, an Israeli general told Al-Jazeera on Thursday. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered condolences over the attacks that claimed the lives of dozens of people. Israel has "clear information that Hamas is supporting the Wilayat Sinai, which belongs to Daesh," Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the coordinator of government activities in the territories, claimed, referring to the Islamic State group in one of its acronyms. He added that Hamas provided the Islamist group weapons and logistical support,...
  • Netanyahu foes lose bid to postpone Likud primaries (scheduled for 12/31)

    12/28/2014 11:51:40 AM PST · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/28/2014 19:13 | GIL HOFFMAN
    The Tel Aviv District Court on Sunday rejected an appeal by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's opponents in Likud who asked to postpone the Likud leadership and Knesset primary that is set for Wednesday. The decision by Judge Michal Agmon-Gonen means that the race for both the Knesset and Likud leader will be that day, pending an appeal to the Supreme Court. Agmon-Gonen wrote in her ruling that the decision to hold both races the same day was "reasonable" and would not cause significant harm to the democratic process inside the party. A source close to Likud central committee members who...
  • Israel Defense Minister Yaalon: Obama Mid-East Policies Dangerous To US

    10/26/2014 1:00:01 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 9 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 26, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency(photo) The Pentagon wants to defend the US but has hands tied by the Obama White House. Jerusalem October 26, 2014 From Ebola to ISIS, it appears that almost every issue which is handled by President Barack Obama turns into total disaster. Obamas policies with regard to the Middle East are either coming from a place of ignorance, negligence or just plain bias to the global Islamic agenda. For US Secretary of State John Kerry to draw a direct relationship between stability in the Middle East and the Israel Palestine peace process illustrates...
  • IDF facing budget disaster; Yaalon: The money is gone

    05/08/2014 3:43:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 05.09.14, 01:13 | Alex Fishman
    Chief of Staff Benny Gantz is being careful of voicing the facts publicly, but Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon has stepped up to the plate and told the truth of reality for him. The money is gone. The defense apparatus is in crisis, and we need to loosen up the defense budget now, Yaalon said. Military officials have been debating whether or not to go to the media to address the problem. Their fear was not only public confrontation in front of the political leadership, but primarily the possible harm to the IDFs deterrence capability.
  • US irate with Israeli defense minister comments

    03/19/2014 12:46:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 19, 2014 3:26 PM EDT | Matthew Lee
    The Obama administration on Wednesday vented its anger at the Israeli defense ministers public criticism of the U.S. and his personal insults of Secretary of State John Kerry. In a new sign of tension between top officials of the two allies as Washington tries to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal and negotiate with Iran over its nuclear program, Kerry called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to protest recent remarks by Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon. Yaalon this week accused the Obama administration of being weak on Iran and questioned its commitment to Israels security. Previously, Yaalon has criticized Kerry personally for...
  • MK Hotovely: Ya'alon Shouldn't Have Apologized to Kerry

    01/15/2014 10:53:00 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/1/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Deputy Transportation Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) fired back at US pressure Wednesday, maintaining that there should have been no need for Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon to apologize for his harsh criticism of US Secretary of State John Kerry, in which Ya'alon referred to Kerry as "obsessive and messianic"... "I congratulate the Defense Minister on his courage; what he said was right." Hotovely stated, in an interview with Arutz Sheva. "The American stance is disconnected from the reality of the situation in the Middle East. They are trying to force a solution on us which is unacceptable to most members of...
  • Messianic Kerry Calls for Reconciliation Among Peoples at the Vatican

    01/14/2014 11:52:48 AM PST · by AU72 · 23 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | January 14, 2014 | Bridget Johnson
    As the State Department was lashing out at Israels defense minister for saying the secretary of State has a messianic complex, John Kerry was at the Vatican calling for the need to forge reconciliation among peoples, to bring religions together, to bring people together, and to make peace. Secretary of State John Kerry who has come to us determined and is acting out of an incomprehensible obsession and a messianic feeling cannot teach me a single thing about the conflict with the Palestinians, newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth quoted Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon as saying behind closed doors. The only...
  • Yaalon: Lebanese Army Will Place Shooter on Trial

    12/17/2013 9:14:34 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/12/13 | Elad Benari
    The Lebanese army has arrested the soldier who shot and killed IDF soldier Shlomi Cohen near the border on Sunday night, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Tuesday evening. Yaalons comments were made during a tour of the Jordan Valley. "This is a serious incident and the Lebanese government and the Lebanese army are responsible for this," he declared, adding that there had been a meeting on Monday between the liaison officers of the Lebanese army and the IDF, attended by members of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), during which the Lebanese army reported the findings of its...
  • Israel Strongly Warns Russia Against Giving Syria Missiles

    05/29/2013 1:17:34 PM PDT · by kimtom · 32 replies
    www.newsmaxworld.com ^ | Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | Staff Writer
    <p>JERUSALEM Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon Tuesday signaled that his military is prepared to strike shipments of advanced Russian weapons to Syria, in a rare implied threat to Moscow.</p> <p>Yaalon issued his warning shortly after a top Russian official said his government reserves the right to provide Syria with state-of-the-art S-300 air defense missiles.</p>
  • Gilad Altman Appointed DM's Yesha Deputy

    04/22/2013 3:29:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/4/13
    DM Moshe Ya'alon chose Gilad Altman, of Kibbutz Maale HaHamisha as his advisor on Yesha towns. Altman served as an IDF commando, and later as Chief of the 'Green Commandos', responsible for preservation of national real estate against Arab land theft. Altman, of strong right wing affiliation, was preferred over Mt Hebron Council Chairman Tzviki bar-Hai...
  • Minister: We'll Hit Them Till They Say 'Enough'

    11/11/2012 2:56:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/11/11 | Gil Ronen
    Minister Moshe Yaalon (Likud) said Sunday that Israel does not intend to maintain restraint in the face of the intense rocket attacks from Gaza. "If the terror organizations do not cease their fire we will be prepared to toughen our response as much as necessary, until they say 'enough!'," he said. "There is a complicated war here, and in the end we will finish it," he said. "This is not a one-off move. But we will put an end to it. We do not intend to maintain restraint because the situation is unbearable for us." "We will bring quiet to...
  • US, Israel in open rift over Iran: Big joint military drill cancelled

    01/15/2012 7:44:07 AM PST · by tired&retired · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Debka ^ | January 15, 2012, | Debka
    US-Israeli discord over action against Iran went into overdrive Sunday, Jan. 15 when the White House called off Austere Challenge 12, the biggest joint war game the US and Israel have every staged, ready to go in spring, in reprisal for a comment by Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon in an early morning radio interview. He said the United States was hesitant over sanctions against Iran's central bank and oil for fear of a spike in oil prices..... DEBKAfile's military sources report that a third aircraft carrier and strike group, the USS Abraham Lincoln, is also on its way...
  • I have a word of warning that I must share with you today: War is coming

    10/19/2011 2:53:44 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 30 replies
    The Jerusalem Prayer Team ^ | 10/19/11 | Mike Evans
    I have a word a warning that I must share with you today: War is coming to Israel. Over the years, I have written and spoken many things about the futurethings which have come to pass. I told Benjamin Netanyahu nearly thirty years ago that he would be prime minister of Israel twiceHe is now in his second term. I wrote that Osama bin Laden would attack the United States; he did. I wrote that there would be an Islamic revolution which would spread through Egypt, Libya, Syria, and other Middle Eastern countries; it happened. I told you that I...
  • Yaalon: No Negotiations with this PA Leadership

    10/01/2011 5:46:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/9/11 | Elad Benari
    Israels Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Strategic Affairs, Moshe Yaalon, gave a special interview to Arutz Sheva on Wednesday for Rosh Hashanah. During the interview Yaalon summed up last weeks events in the United Nations and said that Israel should not conduct negotiations with the Palestinian Authority as long as its current leadership remains the same. Arutz Sheva: One can summarize the events at the UN and say that you are quite satisfied with Netanyahus speech. Yaalon: Were satisfied not just with Netanyahus speech but also by the Palestinians failure to make their unilateral move. The Palestinians have been...
  • US presidential candidate: Israel has given up enough

    08/28/2011 8:16:53 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 20 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/28/11 | Gil Hoffman
    Republican US presidential candidate Herman Cain advised Israel's leadership on Sunday to not make any concessions at all to the Palestinian Authority. Speaking at a press conference at Jerusalem's King David Hotel on a visit to the holy land, Cain criticized the policies of US President Barack Obama and said that if elected president in 2012, he would do everything possible to repair the damage he said Obama had done to the US-Israel relationship. "This may get me in trouble but I do not care," Cain said. "I think the Israeli people is more interested in peace than the Palestinians....
  • Obama to Israel: Apologize to Turkey, or else

    08/17/2011 7:13:25 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 68 replies
    Israel Today ^ | August 17, 2011 | Ryan Jones
    Israel's largest daily newspaper, Yediot Ahronot, reported on Wednesday that the Obama Administration is threatening Israel to either apologize to Turkey over its bloody interception of a Gaza aid flotilla last year, or risk strained ties with Washington. Israeli diplomats in Washington told the newspaper that they had received a communique from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton insisting that the rift between Israel and Turkey was harming American interests in the region, such as affecting regime change in neighboring Syria. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan demands that Israel publicly apologize for intercepting a May 2010 "humanitarian aid" flotilla...
  • Minister: Turkey's Demand for Apology Chutzpah

    08/08/2011 2:40:02 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/8/11 | Gil Ronen
    Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon said Monday that Turkey's demand for an Israeli apology for deaths aboard the Gaza flotilla last year constitutes "chutzpah." Speaking on Voice of Israel government-run radio, Yaalon noted that the flotilla which pitted armed thugs against IDF soldiers, while posing as a humanitarian mission was a provocation, and that Ankara bears some of the responsibility for this. Turkey wants to "stand Israel in the corner" and raise its own prestige in the eyes of the Arabs, Hizbullah and Hamas at Israel's expense, he added. "The Turkish policy will not change if we apologize,"...
  • 6 in 10 Palestinians reject 2-state solution, survey finds

    07/15/2011 5:48:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/15/2011 | GIL HOFFMAN
    73% of 1,010 Palestinians in W. Bank, Gaza agree with 'hadith' quoted in Hamas Charter about the need to kill Jews hiding behind stones, trees. Only one in three Palestinians (34 percent) accepts two states for two peoples as the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to an intensive, face-to-face survey in Arabic of 1,010 Palestinian adults in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip completed this week by American pollster Stanley Greenberg. The poll, which has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points, was conducted in partnership with the Beit Sahour-based Palestinian Center for Public Opinion and sponsored...
  • Israel to continue targeted killings

    04/26/2004 12:47:55 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 187+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 27 2004 | AFP, AP
    JERUSALEM: On a day of remembrance for Israel's fallen soldiers yesterday, Israeli Chief of Staff Moshe Yaalon warned the army would continue to assassinate leaders of radical Palestinian movements. "Pre-emptive strikes will continue because they undeniably weaken terrorist organisations," General Yaalon told public radio in an interview marking Israel's Remembrance Day. But he admitted the killing of militant Palestinian leaders did "not immediately dent the motivation" of radical organisations and risked fanning the flames of violence through retaliatory attacks. The speech came as Palestinian fighters fired on a military vehicle in the southern West Bank near Hebron yesterday, killing an...
  • Army Chief Says Israel Prepared For Iraqi Attack

    09/15/2002 5:53:50 AM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 176+ views
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 9-15-2002 | Megan Goldin
    Army Chief Says Israel Prepared for Iraqi Attack Sun Sep 15, 7:39 AM ET By Megan Goldin JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli army chief Moshe Yaalon said Sunday that Israel was prepared for an attack by Iraq as a conflict with Baghdad loomed after Washington said it would act against Saddam Hussein with or without world support. Iraq fired 39 Scud missiles armed with conventional warheads at Israel during the 1991 U.S.-led Gulf War but Israeli officials fear this time Baghdad could fire non-conventional weapons if it feels the United States is about to oust Saddam. Yaalon said Israel's armed forces...
  • Iranian Alert -- December 17, 2003 -- IRAN LIVE THREAD

    12/17/2003 12:00:48 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 38 replies · 2,379+ views
    The US media almost entirely ignores news regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran. As Tony Snow of the Fox News Network has put it, this is probably the most under-reported news story of the year. But most Americans are unaware that the Islamic Republic of Iran is NOT supported by the masses of Iranians today. Modern Iranians are among the most pro-American in the Middle East. There is a popular revolt against the Iranian regime brewing in Iran today. Starting June 10th of this year, Iranians have begun taking to the streets to express their desire for a regime change....
  • Ya'alon: Israel Can Hit Iran Nuke Sites

    03/10/2006 2:21:23 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 25 replies · 816+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/10/2006 | Nathan Guttman
    Former Chief of Staff, Moshe (Bogi) Ya'alon says that Israel has a military option against Iran's nuclear program and that it should not take it out of consideration. In a speech at the Hudson Institute - a Washington think tank - this Tuesday, Ya'alon gave a rare detailed description of Israel's military possibilities regarding Iran. He acknowledged the fact that Iran has its nuclear programs spread out in many sites and said that Israel can overcome the Iranian air defense system and carry out air strikes against several dozen sites which are used for the nuclear development project. According to...
  • Iraq Official: Saddam Moved WMD to Syria

    01/26/2006 11:56:46 AM PST · by French_for_Bush · 138 replies · 9,408+ views
    <p>The former number two official in Saddam Hussein's Iraqi air force claims the former Iraqi dictator moved weapons of mass destruction from Iraq to Syria in the months preceding the current Iraq war.</p>
  • Headlines You Never Saw and Hopefully Never Will

    12/16/2005 7:29:57 PM PST · by PurpleMountains · 6 replies · 277+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 12/16/05 | Purple Mountains
    First, some real Headlines: The NY Sun reported yesterday that a top Israeli general for the past several years said that Saddam Hussein moved his Weapons of Mass Destruction to Syria. The Israeli officer, Lieutenant General Moshe Yaalon, asserted that Saddam spirited his chemical weapons out of the country on the eve of the war. "He transferred the chemical agents from Iraq to Syria," General Yaalon told The New York Sun over dinner in New York on Tuesday night. "No one went to Syria to find it." From July 2002 to June 2005, when he retired, General Yaalon was chief...
  • Saddam's WMD Moved to Syria, An Israeli Says

    12/15/2005 5:14:36 AM PST · by mal · 73 replies · 2,589+ views
    Saddam Hussein moved his chemical weapons to Syria six weeks before the war started, Israel's top general during Operation Iraqi Freedom says. The assertion comes as President Bush said yesterday that much of the intelligence on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction was incorrect. The Israeli officer, Lieutenant General Moshe Yaalon, asserted that Saddam spirited his chemical weapons out of the country on the eve of the war. "He transferred the chemical agents from Iraq to Syria," General Yaalon told The New York Sun over dinner in New York on Tuesday night. "No one went to Syria to find it."
  • (Israeli PM) Sharon: (Palestinian) Kassam attacks can't continue

    01/18/2005 2:16:12 PM PST · by anotherview · 3 replies · 305+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 18 January 2005 | MARGOT DUDKEVITCH AND NINA GILBERT
    Jan. 18, 2005 0:49 | Updated Jan. 18, 2005 20:50 Sharon: Kassam attacks can't continue By MARGOT DUDKEVITCH AND NINA GILBERT Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz, PM Ariel Sharon, and Chief of Staff Moshe Yaalon visit an army base at the Erez border crossing between Gaza Strip and Israel. Photo: AP During a visit to the IDF Gaza Division on Tuesday, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon discussed strategies to bring an end to the incessant Kassam rocket attacks and mortar shell fire towards Israeli towns and settlements originating from Palestinian villages in the area. Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz, IDF Chief of Staff...
  • (Israeli Chief of Staff) Ya'alon: West must be prepared to strike Iran

    12/13/2004 11:30:47 AM PST · by anotherview · 9 replies · 648+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 13 December 2004 | ARIEH O'SULLIVAN
    Dec. 13, 2004 20:20 Ya'alon: West must be prepared to strike Iran By ARIEH O'SULLIVAN IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Moshe Ya'alon indicated Monday that Israel and the West needed to be prepared for using "other options" against Iran if diplomatic pressures don't prevent Teheran from acquiring nuclear weapons. "We believe that there is a chance of success when talking about the elimination of the Iranian capabilities of weapons of mass destruction, first of all using political and economic resolutions," Ya'alon told a conference on security and economics. "From my point of view and my recommendation, this has to...
  • IDF to remain in Gaza indefinitely (Until Qassam rocket threat eliminated)

    10/01/2004 12:30:13 PM PDT · by anotherview · 269+ views
    Ma'ariv International ^ | 1 October 2004 | Amir Buhbut
    IDF to remain in Gaza indefinitely CoS Ye'elon: We will not withdraw until the Kassam threat to Sderot has been eliminated. Plans to call up reserve units shelved for now. Amir Buhbut CoS Lt. Gen. Ye'elonIDF CoS Lt. General Moshe (Boogie) Ye'elon has said that the IDF will remain in Gaza for as long as is neccessary. "Operation Days of Penitence was launched in oder to put an end to the Kassam menace, which has become intolerable, and until this is achieved IDF forces will not leave Gaza". Speaking to reporters, he emphasized that the IDF was not out...
  • Political uproar over army's 'political' talk (Gen. Ya'alon may be sacked by PM Sharon)

    10/29/2003 3:02:02 PM PST · by anotherview · 9 replies · 205+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 29 October 2003 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Oct. 29, 2003 Political uproar over army's 'political' talk By JPOST.COM STAFF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Moshe Ya'alon Photo: AP Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Wednesday called for the resignation of the 'senior military official' who told Israeli media that Israel's closure policies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip were "working against Israel's strategic interests," before he knew that the senior military official was none other than IDF Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Moshe Ya'alon. On Tuesday, columnists from three Israeli newspapers were called in for a briefing with "senior military officials," later identified by Israeli television...
  • Israeli Intelligence official: Iraqis believe Saddam can survive war

    03/11/2003 10:41:09 AM PST · by anotherview · 19 replies · 246+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 11 March 2003 | NINA GILBERT
    Mar. 11, 2003 Intelligence official: Iraqis believe Saddam can survive war By NINA GILBERT The Iraqis believe that Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and his regime can survive a war waged on Iraq by the US, a senior IDF Intelligence Branch official said in the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Tuesday. Chief of General Staff Lt. Moshe Ya'alon told the committee that the likelihood of an Iraqi attack on Israel is considered to be "extremely low." Ya'alon said this is the conclusion drawn from the assessment that Hussein would only try to attack Israel and bring it into the war...
  • IDF Chief: Israel will know how to use its "long arm" if attacked

    02/11/2003 2:50:37 PM PST · by anotherview · 7 replies · 176+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12 February 2003 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Feb. 12, 2003 IDF Chief: Israel will know how to use its "long arm" if attacked By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Moshe Ya'alon said Tuesday he would be surprised if the United States does not attack Iraq, and he expected the war to last weeks, not months. Yaalon said Israel must be prepared to defend itself against Iraqi attacks in response to a US-led assault. He did not rule out Israeli retaliation, though he stopped well short of an explicit threat. Referring to Israel's retaliatory capability as the military's "long arm," he said, "To the extent...
  • Israel says it crushes terror networks in West Bank

    10/05/2002 10:48:11 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 209+ views
    The Times of India ^ | October 5 2002 | AFP
    JERUSALEM: Israeli military operations have seriously damaged the "terror infrastructure" in the West Bank, but more work needs to be done in the Gaza Strip, Israel's army chief of staff said in remarks published on Saturday. The terror infrastructure in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) has been hit hard," General Moshe Yaalon was quoted in the Haaretz daily as saying in a speech to a Tel Aviv business group. "In the Gaza Strip there is still a long way to go. Without mentioning Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat by name, Yaalon said the decision to end Palestinian "terror" could only...