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The Age(Australia)

Israel has launched a new spy satellite which it says will provide high-quality surveillance over enemies such as Syria and Iran, rivalling the capabilities of the US. Rocketed into orbit from a coastal Israeli air base, the Ofek 7 was expected to b

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Daily Telegraph

An extraordinary claim that Israeli intelligence may have had a hand in an airline hijacking before sending in commandos to rescue the hostages at Entebbe was made to the Foreign Office. It came via David Colvin, the first secretary at the British

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AntiWar

It was 40 years ago this June 8 that the USS Liberty – a large, armorless, refitted freighter that was gathering intelligence in the Mediterranean at the outset of the Six Day War – was attacked by Israeli fighter jets and torpedoes. Thirty-four U.S.

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by Justin Raimondo (American Conservative)

Is there a First Amendment right to engage in espionage? Reporters seems to think so. Describing the actions of Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman, 2 former top officials of AIPAC, the premier Israel lobbying group, who passed purloined intelligence onto

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DEBKAfile

This view was leaked hours before the Israeli Winograd panel published its harsh criticisms of the Olmert government's conduct of the war Monday, April 30, in Jerusalem. It represents another of the grave setbacks Israel has suffered in the wake

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By Guy Senbel for Guysen Israel News

There are strong signs showing that Olmert is planning to resign. Future of Ehud Olmert’s government, a few days before the submission of the conclusions of the Winograd Commission on the failures of the Second Lebanon War.

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AntiWar blog

Don’t miss this one: A Dutch documentary (in English) on “Portrait of a Great Taboo: The Power of the Israel Lobby in the United States.” I particularly liked Wilkerson on the reasons for the Iraq war: it was all about the neocons.

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Haaretz

The gist of the Israeli message in its recent talks with US Defense Secretary Robert Gates is that Syria is preparing for a military confrontation with Israel. The US message to Israel on Syria, in contrast, remained unchanged:

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Jerusalem Post

The Israeli Air Force came very close to intercepting and destroying a US airliner that had failed to make contact with Air Traffic Control and comply with international regulations as it approached the country's airspace.

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First Post

France and Israel are on a collision course in south Lebanon following incidents involving Israeli warplanes over-flying the positions of the French military contingent serving with the UN peacekeeping force there. In the most serious confrontation,

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Salon

At the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee this week in Washington, a conservative Christian couple from eastern Tennessee told me that their son had decided to join the Israeli army. It was one of many surreal mo

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news.monstersandcritics.com

Israel's ambassador to El Salvador was found drunk and naked, wearing only 'sex accessories' which cannot be considered part of diplomatic dress, outside his residence late last month, diplomatic sources in Jerusalem said Monday.

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Reuters

An Israeli defense firm on Thursday unveiled a portable robot bille as being capable of entering most combat zones alone and engaging enemies with an onboard armory that includes a machine-pistol and grenades. The VIPeR, roughly the size

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By CHRISTOPHER KETCHAM

On the afternoon of September 11, 2001, an FBI bulletin known as a BOLO ­- "be on lookout" -- was issued with regard to three suspicious men who that morning were seen leaving the New Jersey waterfront minutes after the first plane hit Worl

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by Matt Barganier (AntiWar blog)

As long as you get your ignorant flock to back unlimited Israeli aggression (and unlimited American aid to cover the costs), you can say whatever you want. Like how you hope the U.S. will be nuked after Israel provokes a war with Russia.

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by Uri Avnery (AntiWar)

"We are ready for the next war," a reserve soldier told a TV reporter this week. What war? Against whom? About what? This was not stated, and not even asked. The soldier saw it as self-evident that war will break out soon,

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Jerusalem Post

While chances for all-out war with Syria in 2007 are deemed low by Israel's top intelligence officials, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert instructed the defense establishment to prepare for the possibility.

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Hareetz

Israel will ask the U.S. government to significantly increase its military assistance to the country as part of a new multi-year aid agreement. A high-level Israeli economic delegation led by Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer and Finance Min

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(AntiWar blog)

A new piece by the talented Christopher Ketcham in Counterpunch relates a story well-known to longtime readers of Antiwar.com: we were, after all, the first to write about the Israeli connection to the events of 9/11. A month later, Carl Cameron came

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