Amos Harel (Haaretz)
By Amos Harel (Haaretz)
One year after Gaza War, little has changed, despite the Israeli army’s insistence
This article originally appeared on Haaretz, and was reprinted here with permission. Sign up here to get Haaretz’s free Daily Brief newsletter delivered to your inbox. It’s impossible to evaluate the results of Operation Guardian of the Walls, which began a year ago Tuesday, without assessing the current security situation. The chapter then and the…
Former Israeli Lawmaker Who Smuggled Ecstasy Accused of Spying for Iran
Gonen Segev, a former Israeli lawmaker, is accused of spying for Iran and aiding the enemy during wartime, the Shin Bet security service said Monday. Segev, a physician who served as energy and infrastructure minister from 1992 to 1995, was jailed for five years in 2005 for trying to smuggle more than 30,000 ecstasy tablets…
Why ‘Success’ of Deadly Jerusalem Terror Attack Could Inspire Flood of Copy Cat Killers
The Palestinian wave of lone-wolf terrorism that began a year ago has continued intermittently into the current Jewish holiday season. When a terrorist can get his hands on a gun, as happened Sunday near Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill, that will always be the preferred option, not a stabbing or a car-ramming that usually cause fewer casualties….
Bloody Terror Attack Poses Tricky Questions for Israel — Especially New Defense Chief
The shooting on Wednesday night in the very heart of Tel Aviv, in which four people were killed and six wounded, was the first lethal attack in Israel for exactly three months. The last time that the so-called ‘stabbing intifada’ claimed a life was in March, when American citizen Taylor Force was killed in Jaffa….
Sarkozy, Merkel Call for Gilad Shalit’s Release
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy issued a joint call Friday for the release of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit as part of a deal with Hamas. Merkel and Sarkozy have each called for Shalit’s release in the past, but this marks the first time the two European leaders issued…
IDF Considers Lifting Ban on Jews Entering PA-Controlled Areas
The army is considering revoking a ban on Jews entering West Bank cities that are under Palestinian Authority control, in view of significant improvement in security and in Israel’s coordination with Palestinian security services. The Palestinian Authority is interested in having Israelis visit Palestinian-controlled West Bank cities and their environs, designated as Area A, because…
U.S. To Store $800 Mil in Emergency Gear in Israel
The U.S. Army will double the value of emergency military equipment it stockpiles on Israeli soil, and Israel will be allowed to use the U.S. ordnance in the event of a military emergency, according to a report in Monday’s issue of the U.S. weekly Defense News. The report, written by Barbara Opall-Rome, the magazine’s Israel…
U.S.-Born West Bank Settler Admits to Murder, Bomb Attacks
A resident of the West Bank settlement outpost Shvut Rachel was arrested last month for suspected murder and for his alleged role in a string of attempted murder plots, according to details of an investigation revealed on Sunday after a gag order on the case was lifted. Yaakov “Jack” Teitel, 37, is suspected of killing…
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