Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondent

Months of Planning and Public Deception Preceded Gaza Strikes

By Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondent

Long-term preparation, careful gathering of information, secret discussions, operational deception and the misleading of the public — all these stood behind the Israel Defense Forces “Cast Lead” operation against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, which began Saturday morning.Read More

Calling It Quits, Olmert Opts Out of Kadima Primary

By Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondent and Haaretz Service

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Wednesday that he has decided not to contend in the Kadima primary election and would resign as soon as the new party leader was chosen, due to the criminal investigations that have embroiled him in recent months.Read More

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