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Media should use ceasefire to reflect on double standards

By Richard Kemp, November 22, 2012

The mobilisation of Israeli forces around Gaza this week was strikingly reminiscent of the British and American build-up of troops along the Kuwait and Iraq borders before Operation Desert Storm, the massive armoured counter-attack that hurled Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait in 1991.

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Response to terror

November 16, 2012

A government's first duty is the protection of its citizens. Those who have attacked Israel's military action in Gaza seem to think that this does not apply when those citizens are Israeli.

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Reservists drafted as Israel Gaza fighting continues

By Jennifer Lipman, November 16, 2012

Israeli army reservists have been issued with draft orders as fighting in Gaza enters a third day.

The army agreed to suspend its operation this morning as Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil visits the area.

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IDF drops warning leaflets over Khan Yunis in Gaza

November 15, 2012

An IDF video from November 15 showing leaflets being dropped in Gaza.

The leaflet warns residents to stay away from Hamas members for their own safety.

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Fatah founder taken out by IDF commando in cross-dress

By Ben Hartman, November 8, 2012

Twelve years after he died, the words of a fabled IDF commando confirmed what few in the Middle East ever doubted: Israel carried out the hit on arch-terrorist and Fatah founder Khalil Ibrahim al-Wazir — aka Abu Jihad — at his Tunis villa in April 1988.

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Israel rescue team sent to Ghana in wake of building collapse

By Zoe Winograd, November 8, 2012

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak has sent a search-and-rescue team to Ghana after a shopping centre collapsed in Accra on Wednesday.

The team of doctors, engineers and communication experts left Israel Wednesday evening, only hours after the multi-story building collapsed, trapping many people inside.

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Mossad ‘defied Bibi order to prepare Iran strike’

By Sandy Rashty, November 6, 2012

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered military heads to prepare for a strike on Iran in 2010, according to a Channel 2 television investigation aired in Israel.

The investigation claims that Mr Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak ordered military heads from the Israeli Defence Force and Mossad to get ready for an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

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We can't just agree to disagree with these rabbis

By Sahar Zivan, October 31, 2012

For those championing women's rights, there are issues that no longer need addressing; issues that over time have ceased to be issues, at least in the Western world. Take suffrage. First granted to women in a modern nation in New Zealand in 1893, since then it has been extended to the whole western world.

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Iran claims drone took photos of Israeli bases

By Hadas Haimov, October 29, 2012

The chair of the Iranian parliament's defence committee claimed today that the drone that was spotted over the Israeli sky earlier this month collected important data about military bases. Israeli officials refused to comment since the investigation is still under way.

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Israeli police ordered offline over cyber attack fear

By Anna Sheinman, October 25, 2012

Israeli police officers have been ordered to disconnect their computers from the internet following fears of a possible attack on their computer system.

Following an intelligence tip-off indicating that a virus attack would be carried out using a CD or USB stick, an order was issued at 10.30 this morning to avoid inserting any hardware into computers, and all computers were taken offline.

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