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    Post  As Sa'iqa on Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:02 pm

    One of the greatest military commanders of the 20th century and a man who contributed a lot not only to his own state but also to the whole Western World, died today, aged 85.

    Rest in peace, Arik
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    Post  Werewolf on Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:07 pm

    Rest in Peace?

    This cowardly bastard and massmurder should have died slowly in pain, a glory day that such evil scum died.
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    Post  TR1 on Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:10 pm

    Eh. Never liked that Zionist fanatic.

    Very competent commander though.
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    Post  ahmedfire on Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:00 pm

    A report submitted to the United Nations Security Council by UN observers in the Golan Heights over the past 18 months shows that Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) have been in regular contact with Syrian rebels, including Islamic State (ISIS) militants.

    Citing the UN report, Haaretz noted that there have been several instances detailed in the report that shows close ties between Syrian armed rebels and Israeli army.

    According to the UN report, a person wounded on 15 September "was taken by armed members of the opposition across the ceasefire line, where he was transferred to a civilian ambulance escorted by an IDF vehicle."

    Moreover, from 9-19 November, the "UNDOF observed at least 10 wounded persons being transferred by armed members of the opposition from the Bravo side across the ceasefire line to IDF."

    As per the details released by the Israel's health ministry, so far some 1,000 Syrians have been treated in four Israeli hospitals. Besides the civilians, some are members of the secular Free Syrian Army rebel group.

    Israel initially had maintained that it was treating only civilians. However, reports claimed that earlier last month members of Israel's Druze minority protested the hospitalisation of wounded Syrian fighters from the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front in Israel.

    A statement issued by a group of Druze activists accused the Israeli government of supporting radical Sunni factions such as the Islamic State (ISIS).

    Replying to a question by i24News on whether Israel has given medical assistance to members of al-Nusra and Daesh (the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State (ISIS), a Israeli military spokesman's office said: "In the past two years the Israel Defence Forces have been engaged in humanitarian, life-saving aid to wounded Syrians, irrespective of their identity."

    The UN report also laid out instances where in Israeli army was seen interacting with armed rebels. In one incident, the report claimed that the IDF gave some boxes to the Syrian armed rebels.


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    Post  henriksoder on Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:59 am

    The world is guilty Israel and their people their existence and the world should destablize Israel and work for a peaceful development in Israel and their neighboors. UN should investigate whether the West Bank belong to Israel and whether the world is guilty the Israel people their territory and if the palestina's allow it in a referendum, should the West Bank be annexed by Israel and Israel should therefore work for a less stronger military in order to protect their borders and work for jews existence across the world.

    Israel should control their borders at the Meditertanena Sea and work for a strongly army and air force enough for a peaceful development in Israel and across their borders, and also work for Israel's interest in the world and Israel's peoples existence and contributing to the humanity.
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    Post  max steel on Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:35 am

    israels internal demographics disaster


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    Post  George1 on Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:39 pm

    Israeli Cabinet Pressures Netanyahu to Stop Jerusalem Wall Project

    The Israeli Cabinet opposes the erection of a barrier in East Jerusalem that was previously ordered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Ynetnews reported.

    Last month, Prime Minister Netanyahu ordered to erect a wall between the Armon Hanatziv and Jabel Mukaber neighborhoods of East Jerusalem. But members of the security cabinet pressured the prime minister to stop the project following their meeting on Sunday night, the source said.

    "The wall erected in front of the houses of Armon Hanatziv divides Jerusalem and represents an achievement and a reward for terrorism. It also will not bring security and should be removed immediately," Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said.

    Several other high-ranking ministers also supported the words of the transportation minister, adding that the wall gives the impression of Jerusalem being divided.

    The decision to erect the wall was made last month following an increase in cases of Molotov cocktails and stones being thrown at the police. The Jerusalem municipality together with the police mapped out points of friction where the barrier would be installed. It was decided to erect a 300-meter long wall between the Arab and Jewish neighborhoods.

    Jerusalem is experiencing a surge in attacks in the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood.

    Three Israelis were killed and over 20 were injured in shooting and stabbing attacks in Jerusalem last week.

    Netanyahu said Israel would use "all means" available to end Palestinian violence and that new security measures were planned. He warned Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that he would hold him responsible if incitement led to more unrest after nearly two weeks of violence.

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    Post  Guest on Mon May 30, 2016 2:40 pm

    "Russia President Vladimir Putin has approved an Israeli request to return a tank captured by Syria during the Battle of Sultan Yacoub, during the 1982 First Lebanon War. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised the issue during his meeting with Putin in the Kremlin last month, following a request by Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement Sunday.

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    Considered one of Israel’s worst failures in the First Lebanon War, 30 Israeli soldiers were killed and another three went missing in the two-day battle against Syrian forces in the Bekaa Valley. The Magach-3 tank, along with Zvi Feldman, Yehuda Katz and Zachary Baumel — all listed as missing in action — were captured by Syrian forces during the June 11 battle.

    Several eyewitnesses at the time testified to seeing the three Israeli soldiers paraded alive through the streets of Damascus on top of the tank. Though there were indications in 1993, 2000, and possibly 2005 that at least one of the three soldiers was still alive, the reported sightings were never confirmed.

    The Syrians delivered the tank to the Russian army, which currently has it on display at the Moscow Military Museum. In a recorded video message on Sunday, Netanyahu thanked Putin for the “humanitarian gesture,” saying that in lieu of a grave, the tank served as an important symbol for the families of the MIA soldiers.

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    “I want to thank Russian President Vladimir Putin for responding to my request and the chief of staff’s request to return to Israel the tank from Sultan Yacoub,” the prime minister said. “We are continuing to work in a number of ways to determine the fate of Zvi Feldman, Yehuda Katz and Zachary Baumel. We will not rest until we know what happened to them,” Netanyahu said. Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben Dahan, himself a veteran of the 1982 war, also praised Putin’s gesture.

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    “I was deeply moved to hear the tank would be returned,” he said. “This takes me back 34 years. I just hope that with the tank’s return, we can also find out more information on the missing soldiers.” The statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said the families of the MIA soldiers had been notified of the tank’s return."


    Source: http://www.timesofisrael.com/putin-agrees-to-return-israeli-tank-captured-in-lebanon-war/


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    Post  George1 on Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:48 pm

    Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dies at 93

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    Post  George1 on Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:27 am

    Israel is trying to save the economy of Egypt

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2250688.html
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    Post  KiloGolf on Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:27 pm

    Looks like the Obama administration has adopted a mildly but steadily anti-Israel policy recently.
    Netanyahu is rightfully pissed off right now.



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    Post  KiloGolf on Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:43 pm

    Amanpour joins the show tongue

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    Post  George1 on Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:37 pm

    Israel continues to remain silent about the oil pipeline Eilat-Ashkelon

    According to the French bulletin "TTU" in the material "Israël maintiple secret sur le pipeline EAPC", the cover of mystery is shrouded in the oil pipeline between Iran and Israel, which existed during the reign of the Shah of Iran. The International Affairs Commission of the Israeli Parliament extended for another five years the ban on the publication of any information on this structure, which is officially called Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Co. (EAPC) under the threat of accusation of disclosure of state secrets, which is punishable for up to 15 years.

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    This object was a direct consequence of the agreement concluded between Israel and Iran in 1968. It was supposed to transport Iranian oil to the Mediterranean Sea through the territory of Israel. The governments of the two countries established a joint company Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Co. (EAPC) with equal shares in the capital at the time when Egypt began blocking the passage of ships to the Israeli ports through the Suez Canal. The company built an oil pipeline from the port of Eilat on the Red Sea, to the port of Ashkelon on the Mediterranean Sea in order to bypass the canal. Iranian oil came by sea to Eilat, from where it was transported via the oil pipeline to Ashkelon for loading on tankers on the Mediterranean coast.

    The oil pipeline was intended to supply oil to Israel, as well as its supply to Europe. Very close ties between the military and special services of the two countries were broken off as a result of the 1979 Islamic revolution. Israel refused to pay Iran a penalty for stopping the operation of the pipeline. Since then, both sides have been unceasingly litigating in international courts, the price of the matter is several billion dollars. EARS was established for a period of 49 years and its activities were formally discontinued in March 2017.

    In return, the Israeli side decided to create a new company Europe Asia Pipeline Co. (with the same abbreviation EAPC), which was founded in September 2017. Israeli officials believe that this change will not result in financial obligations towards Iran. In recent years, the company has significantly diversified its activities. The oil pipeline was modernized in order to carry out reverse supplies of crude oil from the Black and Caspian Seas to Asia via the terminal in the Red Sea.

    Europe Asia Pipeline has 350 employees. Since its inception, it enjoys a special status. Her accounts and activities are not subject to Israeli state control bodies that control all state-owned companies. Another feature is the fact that it does not pay income tax.

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    Post  JohninMK on Thu May 30, 2019 5:07 pm

    As of Midnight local time, Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government. New elections will take place.

    New York Times, May 29, 2019:  "JERUSALEM — Seven weeks after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared “a night of tremendous victory” in Israel’s election, his failure to form a government by midnight Wednesday has turned into a stunning debacle for him and thrust Israel into a new election.

    "Israelis will return to the ballot box in about three months, the first time in the country’s history that it has been forced to hold a new national election because of a failure to form a government after the previous one....

    "Mr. Rivlin [Reuven Rivlin, President of Israel] said he could offer another member of Parliament the chance to form a government or he could tell the speaker of Parliament that efforts to form a coalition had failed and that there would be no alternative to calling new elections."

    The Likud Party 's hard choice of having President Rivlin ask another Party -- probably the Blue and White Ticket -- to form a new government or going for a new election, had a significant role in achieving the Knesset (Parliamentary) vote going for a new election.  That buys Netanyahu some time.

    Remember, Mr. Netanyahu is facing corruption charges, far more specific than the issues roiling the United States after the Mueller investigation.  

    Questions to consider and watch as the new election approaches:

    *  Did the Likud Party make a deal with smaller right wing parties to throw their votes and therefore the election to Likud in April 2019?  The Likud had 35 seats, the Blue and White had 35 seats.  Bloc-vote trading  may be perfectly legal under Israeli political law, but it does make one wonder.

    *Will the Likud make other deals with smaller right wing parties to make sure that Likud and Netanyahu get more, or at least equal seats, to Blue and White in the upcoming election?

    *Watch Avigdor Lieberman, head of  Yisrael Beiteinu, identified by the New York Times and others as an "ultranationalist" party.   He was the "kingmaker" who refused to joined the coalition on Wednesday in advance of the legal deadline.

    Rather than face the situation where President Rivlin chose another bloc -- the Blue and White ticket -- to form a government, the Likud introduced "its own bill to disperse the Parliament before the president could act," says the Times.

    Keep your eyes on the ball -- when the new elections come along, watch the smaller right wing parties and what they do, especially the actions of Naftali Bennett's Jewish Home.

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