Israel Political Brief May 21, 2013: IDF to launch nationwide drill as officials ramp up war rhetoric

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IDF to launch nationwide drill as officials ramp up war rhetoric

Source: Ynetnews, 5-21-13

“There is no longer a question whether missiles will be launched at Israel’s major population centers, only when it would happen,” Home Front Defense Minister Gilad Erdan said Tuesday ahead of a nationwide drill….READ MORE

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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 January 30, 2013: Israel fires missile along Lebanon-Syria border

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Israel fires missile along Lebanon-Syria border

Source: Washington Post, 1-30-13

Israeli aircraft fired at a truck convoy along the Lebanon-Syria border early Wednesday, a Western official and a former Lebanese security official said, days after a cabinet minister warned Israel might take action to prevent the transfer of chemical weapons….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief November 18, 2012: Israel, Gaza fighting rages on as Egypt seeks truce

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Israel, Gaza fighting rages on as Egypt seeks truce

Source: Reuters, 11-18-12
Israel bombed militant targets in Gaza for a fifth straight day on Sunday, launching aerial and naval attacks as its military prepared for a possible ground invasion, though Egypt saw “some indications” of a truce ahead….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief November 17, 2012: White House Leaves Gaza Invasion Decision to Israel

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White House Leaves Gaza Invasion Decision to Israel

Source: Wall Street Journal, 11-17-12

The White House said Saturday that it would leave it to Israel to decide whether it is appropriate to invade Gaza to try to stop rocket attacks into the country but that it remains focused on working behind the scenes to deescalate tensions….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief November 17, 2012: Newly placed Iron Dome battery intercepts rocket fired at Tel Aviv

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Newly placed Iron Dome battery intercepts rocket fired at Tel Aviv

Source: JTA, 11-17-12

A fifth Iron Dome missile defense system was deployed in the Tel Aviv area, and shortly afterwards intercepted a rocket aimed at the major Israeli city….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief November 16, 2012: Missiles from Gaza fired on Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

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Missiles from Gaza fired on Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

Source: NBC News, 11-16-12

On the third day of escalating violence between Israel and Gaza, air raid sirens cried out in Israel’s two largest cities, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, as residents moved into underground shelters, NBC reporters on the scene said.

At least one rocket fired from Gaza toward Jerusalem landed outside the city, which is more than 60 miles from the Gaza Strip, according to NBC’s Martin Fletcher. There were no injuries or damage. This was the first Palestinian rocket to reach the vicinity of Jerusalem since 1970.

Earlier, at least one rocket fired toward coastal Tel Aviv fell into the sea.

“The rocket landed off the shores of Tel Aviv,” a police spokesman told Reuters. This was the second attack on Tel Aviv in as many days, with rockets nearly hitting the city on Thursday….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief October 25, 2012: Informal ceasefire between Israel and Gaza, brokered by Egypt, holding

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Informal ceasefire between Israel and Gaza, brokered by Egypt, holding

Source: JTA, 10-25-12

Israel and Hamas reportedly were observing an informal ceasefire, brokered by Egypt….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief October 9, 2012: Barrage of rockets fired from Gaza strike Israel

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Barrage of rockets fired from Gaza strike Israel

Source: JTA, 10-9-12

More than 30 rockets and mortars were fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel….READ MORE

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