Israel Political Brief May 21, 2013: Israeli, Syrian troops trade fire in Golan Heights

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Israeli, Syrian troops trade fire in Golan Heights

Source: Washington Post, 5-21-13

Israeli military and Syrian regular army troops exchanged fire early Tuesday along the cease-fire line in the occupied Golan Heights, an area that has become a potential flashpoint for spillover from the civil war in Syria….READ MORE

Israel Brief May 3, 2013: Tapuach Junction outpost razed

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Tapuach Junction outpost razed

Source: Ynetnews, 5-3-13

IDF troops razed the outpost erected by Jewish settlers near Tapuach Junction, where fellow settler Eviatar Borovsky was stabbed to death on Tuesday by a Palestinian terrorist….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief April 30, 2013: Israeli army calls up 2,000 reservists for drill on Lebanese border

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Israeli army calls up 2,000 reservists for drill on Lebanese border

Source: JTA, 4-30-13

Some 2,000 Israeli army reservists were called up for a surprise drill on the border with Lebanon….READ MORE

Israel Brief April 30, 2013: Israeli airstrike kills senior Palestinian terrorist in Gaza

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Israeli airstrike kills senior Palestinian terrorist in Gaza

Source: JTA, 4-30-13

An Israeli airstrike killed a senior Palestinian terrorist in northern Gaza….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief April 12, 2013: Israel returns fire after Syria attack

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Israel returns fire after Syria attack

Source: Sky News Australia, 4-12-13

Israel returns fire after Syria attack. Israel’s army have fired artillery into Syria after gunshots and shells were directed at soldiers on the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights, the military said….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief April 4, 2013: Brig.-Gen. Hagai Mordechai: Rock Attacks Are Terror Attacks, Says IDF Division Commander

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Rock Attacks Are Terror Attacks, Says IDF Division Commander

Source: Arutz Sheva, 4-4-13

Outgoing IDF division commander Brig.-Gen. Hagai Mordechai has bluntly labeled rock throwing by Arab attackers to be “terrorist attacks….READ MORE

Israel Brief April 4, 2013: Rockets barrage launched toward southern Israel for 3rd consecutive day

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Rockets barrage launched toward southern Israel for 3rd consecutive day

Source: Nzweek, 4-4-13

For the third day in a row, a rockets barrage of three mortar shells was launched by militants in the Gaza Strip toward southern Israel Thursday morning, the IDF confirmed….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief April 4, 2013: Israeli military fires on Syria, Gaza after rocket attack incidents

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Israeli military fires on Syria, Gaza after rocket incidents

Source: JTA, 4-3-13

Israeli retaliatory airstrikes hit what the country’s military called “two extensive terror sites” in the northern Gaza Strip….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief February 25, 2013: Israel calls test of Arrow 3 missile defense system successful

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Israel calls test of Arrow 3 missile defense system successful

Source: JTA, 2-25-13

Israel said it conducted a successful live test of the Arrow 3 interceptor missile defense system….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief February 14, 2013: IDF censor backs MKs who exposed ‘Prisoner X’ affair

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IDF censor backs MKs who exposed ‘Prisoner X’ affair

Source: Ynetnews, 2-14-13

Chief military censor tells Army Radio lawmakers who questioned justice minister over death of Australia-born dual Israeli citizen in prison despite gag order merely ‘exercised their right….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief February 10, 2013: Israeli troops dismantle fifth Palestinian West Bank outpost

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Israeli troops dismantle fifth Palestinian West Bank outpost

Source: JTA, 2-10-13

Israeli troops evacuated Palestinian and foreign activists attempting to erect a Palestinian outpost in the West Bank….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief February 6, 2013: US gives IDF chief Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz Legion of Merit award

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US gives IDF chief Legion of Merit award

Source: Israel Hayom, 2-6-13

During five-day work visit to Washington, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz receives award from U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman • Gantz accepts award on behalf of entire IDF, says it represents the strong ties between the American and Israeli militaries….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 2, 2013: Tzipi Livni turned away from Iron Dome battery by military

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Livni turned away from Iron Dome battery by military

Source: JTA, 1-2-13

Tzipi Livni was turned away from an Iron Dome anti-missile battery where she had planned to hold a campaign photo opportunity….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief December 30, 2012: Israeli military completes West Bank Oz Zion outpost evacuation

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Israeli military completes West Bank outpost evacuation

Source: JTA, 12-30-12

The Israeli army finished evacuating the Oz Zion outpost in the West Bank, a day after soldiers came under attack by visiting teens….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief December 28, 2012: Israeli soldiers clash with outpost settlers

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Israeli soldiers clash with outpost settlers

Source: JTA, 12-28-12

Some 200 settlers clashed with Israeli security forces attempting to evacuate the West Bank outpost of Oz Zion….READ MORE

Full Text Israel Political Brief December 23, 2012: PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Remarks at the Start of the Weekly Cabinet Meeting on Southern Israel, IDF Attacks & Syria

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

Source: PMO, 12-23-12

יום ראשון י’ טבת תשע”ג

Photo by GPO

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

“We are simultaneously dealing with three fronts. Today’s Cabinet meeting will open with the south, it is quiet there – but we have loose ends to deal with on the home front, with additional grants that we will give to people and communities. By all accounts, the home front was dealt with very successfully in the last operation and later today I will also hold a summary discussion of the home front lessons from Operation Pillar of Defense. Therefore, first of all, we will discuss the continuation of the successful handling of the south.

We have also recently been witness to disturbances and attacks on our forces. Later today, we will visit IDF Central Command in order to closely monitor developments as well as the necessary steps to deal with each possible scenario.

We are also monitoring developments in Syria, where there are dramatic developments almost daily. We are cooperating with the US and, together with the international community, are taking the necessary measures to prepare ourselves for the possibility of far-reaching changes in the regime, with implications for the sensitive weapons systems there

Israel Political Brief December 17, 2012: Israeli soldier, Palestinian protester injured in West Bank clashes

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Israeli soldier, Palestinian protester injured in West Bank clashes

Source: JTA, 12-17-12

An Israeli soldier and a civilian security guard, as well as a Palestinian protester, were injured in clashes near the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar….REA MORE

Israel Political Brief December 14, 2012: Reuters cameramen say Israeli troops assaulted them

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Reuters cameramen say Israeli troops assaulted them

Source: JTA, 12-14-12

Two Reuters cameramen accused Israeli soldiers of forcing them to strip, exposing them to tear gas and hitting them….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief December 13, 2012: Palestinians and Israeli troops clash in Hebron in aftermath of teen’s fatal shooting

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Palestinians and Israeli troops clash in Hebron in aftermath of teen’s fatal shooting

Source: JTA, 12-13-12

Palestinians and Israeli soldiers clashed in the city of Hebron a day after a Palestinian teen who threatened an Israeli Border Police officer was shot and killed….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

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