Israel Brief April 7, 2013: Gaza rocket fired at Israel, no wounded: police

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Gaza rocket fired at Israel, no wounded: police

Source: The Daily Star, 4-7-13

A rocket fired from Gaza crashed into southern Israel on Sunday, without causing casualties or damage, shortly after the arrival of US Secretary of State John Kelly on a peace bid, police said….READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief February 14, 2013: Government admits to secret talks about ‘Prisoner X’ Ben Zygier

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Government admits to secret talks about ‘Prisoner X’ Ben Zygier

Source: Herald Sun, 2-14-13

BEN Zygier, the so-called Prisoner X who died in a Tel Aviv jail in 2010, had been detained by Israeli authorities on serious national security charges….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief February 13, 2013: More details emerge about Israel’s Prisoner X, aka Ben Zygier, an Australian Jew

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More details trickle out about Israel’s Prisoner X, aka Ben Zygier, an Australian Jew

Source: JTA, 2-13-13

More information has begun to emerge about the mysterious man known as Prisoner X who hanged himself in Israel’s Ayalon Prison in 2010….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief February 13, 2013: Australia investigating mysterious 2010 death in Israeli prison

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Australia investigating mysterious 2010 death in Israeli prison

Source: Los Angeles Times, 2-13-13

Government officials in Australia vowed Wednesday to investigate the secret detention and mysterious death of a Jewish Australian immigrant who was found hanged to death in a high-security Israeli prison cell in 2010….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief February 12, 2013: Israeli lawmakers press for answers on dead ‘Prisoner X’

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Israeli lawmakers press for answers on dead ‘Prisoner X’

Source: JTA, 2-12-13

Knesset members pressed Israel’s justice minister for answers on “Prisoner X,” who was identified in an Australian TV report as an Australian-born Israeli who worked for the Mossad and died in an Israeli prison…..READ MORE

Israel Political Brief February 12, 2013: Israel rattled by mysterious Australian prisoner

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Israel rattled by mysterious Australian prisoner – ABC

Source: Reuters UK, 2-12-13

An Australian man committed suicide in a high-security Israeli jail in 2010 after being held for months in great secrecy, Australia’s ABC channel said on Tuesday, throwing new light on a case….READ MORE

Full Text Israel Political Brief January 13, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Remarks at the Start of the Cabinet Meeting on Evacuation of Palestinians from E-1 Corridor

PM Netanyahu’s Remarks at the Start of the Cabinet Meeting

Source: PMO, 1-13-13

יום ראשון ב’ שבט תשע”ג

Photo by GPO

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today made the following remarks at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting:

“I would like to praise the Israel Police, with the support of the IDF, for its rapid and determined operation to evacuate the Palestinian gathering in the area between Jerusalem and Maale Adumim. As soon as I was updated on the Palestinian gathering, I ordered its immediate evacuation and it was indeed carried out last night in the best possible manner. Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, I would like to thank you and Israel Police Commissioner Inspector-General Yohanan Danino on the excellent operation; I am certain that to the degree that it will yet be necessary to watch over the area, you will do so as effectively as possible. We will not allow anyone to harm the contiguity between Jerusalem and Maale Adumim.

Over the weekend, somebody criticized my government over the investments we made in security. Indeed, in contrast to governments that invested billions in the disengagement, we invested billions in building up our strength so as to ensure the security of Israel’s citizens. We invested and we will continue to invest in Iron Dome, which stopped the missiles, in the security fence in the south, which stopped the infiltrators, in cybersecurity and in the offensive and defensive capabilities of the IDF, Mossad and ISA.

These capabilities have already found expression in various areas, including during Operation Pillar of Defense, which was conducted responsibly and wisely and which achieved its goals. It is no coincidence that the security situation in the country is the best it has been in years and this is in the face of the great security upheaval around us and in our region. I would like to commend the ministers who dealt with the issue and the government for backing the important operations to ensure the security of Israel’s citizens.”

Israel Political Brief January 1, 2013: Likud Party’s Moshe Feiglin detained for praying at Temple Mount

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Likud’s Moshe Feiglin detained for praying at Temple Mount

Source: JTA, 1-1-13

Likud Party activist Moshe Feiglin was detained and later released by Israel Police after praying on the Temple Mount….READ MORE

 

 

Israel Political Brief December 12, 2012: Israeli troops kill Palestinian teen brandishing toy gun

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Israeli troops kill Palestinian teen brandishing toy gun

Source: JTA, 12-12-12

A Palestinian teen who threatened Israeli troops near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron was shot and killed….READ MORE

Israel Brief August 8, 2012: Israeli Arabs Charged with Smuggling Explosives for Hezbollah

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Israeli Arabs charged with smuggling explosives for Hezbollah

Source: JTA, 8-8-12

Israel has charged eight Israeli-Arab citizens with smuggling explosives into the country for Hezbollah….READ MORE

Israel Brief July 29, 2012: Reports of ‘Provocations’ Spur Tisha b’Av Closing of Temple Mount to Jews

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Reports of ‘provocations’ spur Tisha b’Av closing of Temple Mount to Jews

Source: JTA, 7-29-12

Reports that Jewish extremists would create “provocations” spurred Jerusalem police to close the Temple Mount to Jewish visitors on Tisha b’Av….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief July 15, 2012: Hezbollah Operative Arrested in Cyprus Allegedly was Planning Attacks on Israelis

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Hezbollah operative arrested in Cyprus allegedly was planning attacks on Israelis

Source: JTA, 7-15-12

Police in Cyprus reportedly arrested a Lebanese man planning attacks on Israeli tourists….READ MORE

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