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  • When Saddam Hussein Bombed Tel Aviv

    01/19/2018 5:11:36 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 1-18-18 | Yona Schnitzer
    Moshe Arens, Israel’s defense minister at the time of the 1991 Gulf War, wanted to launch a ground operation against Iraqi missile launchers firing missiles at Tel Aviv, but ran into strong opposition from then-IDF Chief of Staff Dan Shomron, according to recordings from IDF archives released Thursday on the 26th anniversary of the war. After American forces invaded Iraq in January 1991, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein fired a total of 39 modified Soviet ‘Scud’ missiles at Israel in the hope the Jewish State would respond to the provocation by striking back at a Iraq. He reasoned the move would...
  • Israel Says Goodbye, Thank You to Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir

    07/05/2012 6:12:24 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 5 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | July 5, 2012 | Joel Leyden
    Israel Says Goodbye, Thank You to Prime Minister Yitzhak ShamirBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel --- July 5, 2012 ... Part of the following was communicated by the Israel Government Press Office to the Israel News Agency. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke the following at the funeral of Israel Prime Minister Yitzhar Shamir at the Mt. Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem on July 2, 2012: "The Declaration of Independence, the founding document of the State of Israel, begins with the words, "The Land of Israel was the birthplace of the Jewish people". These two things, the Land of...
  • Yitzhak Shamir, former Israeli PM, dies

    06/30/2012 2:18:29 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/30/12
    Jerusalem (CNN) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir died Saturday, the country's prime minister's office said. He was 96.
  • N. Korea:Israel planned 1991 strike on NKorea-Syria ship: report(Scud missiles to Saddam via Syria)

    01/10/2008 4:15:55 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 277+ views
    AFP ^ | 01/09/08
    Israel planned 1991 strike on NKorea-Syria ship: report Wed Jan 9, 2:47 AM ET Israeli agents prepared to strike a ship suspected of smuggling missiles from North Korea to Syria in 1991 but cancelled it at the 11th hour under US pressure, a Japanese newspaper reported Wednesday. Undercover agents of Israel's Mossad intelligence agency secretly attached a guidance system for an airstrike on a cargo vessel believed to be carrying 23 short-range Scud missiles to Syria, the Yomiuri Shimbun said. The Yomiuri, reporting from Jerusalem, said it spoke to one of the agents involved in the operation, whose name was...