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September 08, 2006

I.D.F VICTORY IN A WEEK

A group of retired IDF officers is leading a public campaign for setting up a state panel of enquiry into the roots and conduct of the war in Lebanon. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has opposed such an official investigation with full legal powers; Olmert has proposed three independent boards to examine what happened. Brig. Gen. (ret.) Reuven Benkler, a senior combat officer in Lebanon, believes that if the political leadership had handled the situation properly, the IDF could have wiped out Hezbollah in a week. General Benkler was interviewed by David Essing in our IsraCast studio in Jerusalem.

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September 04, 2006

OLMERT FIGHTS BACK

Appearing before the Knesset Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said there was no doubt that Israels neighbors now understood the price for attacking Israel. This he said was only one of many achievements in the war with Hezbollah. However, nearly all the Knesset Members criticized Olmert and demanded an official judicial enquiry.

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September 01, 2006

BREAKING RANK

Defense Minister Amir Peretz and his Labor party have decided to support an official state enquiry into the war with Lebanon. The move has sparked anger at the Prime Ministers office; Ehud Olmert is categorically opposed to such a binding investigation. IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz is facing more flak as retired generals call on him to resign.

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August 29, 2006

GAZA STRIP = LEBANON II

Shabak Security Chief Yuval Diskin issued a dire warning about the Gaza Strip when he presented his biannual report to the Knesset Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee. In response, Knesset Member Natan Sharansky of Likud said Prime Minister Olmert and his government cannot say they have not been warned.

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August 23, 2006

IDF PARATROOPER FROM BALTIMORE

A twenty year old IDF paratrooper from Baltimore suffered a serious bullet wound to his hand, refused to be evacuated and stayed to fight on with his company in some of the bloodiest combat during the war in Lebanon. Reporter Arik Weiss wrote his story in the Israeli daily Maariv.

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August 20, 2006

FARCE OF UN CEASE-FIRE

The IDF commando raid deep into Lebanon's Bekaa Valley near Syria highlights the dilemma now confronting Israel. U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701 based the cease-fire on a robust U.N. force moving into south Lebanon to prevent newed Hezbollah attacks on Israel as well as an arms embargo on the terrorists.

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August 18, 2006

WILL OLMERT SURVIVE?

A growing wave of protest is sweeping over Prime Minister Ehud Olmerts conduct of the war with Hezbollah. Not only political rivals buts some bereaved parents of fallen soldiers are demanding that Olmert resign.

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August 16, 2006

GENERAL HALUTZ AND THE WAR

IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz briefed the Knesset Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee on the war with Hezbollah. He arrived amid calls for his resignation after it was disclosed that three hours after Hezbollah attacked Israel, General Halutz called his bank to sell off his stocks. But in committee, the Chief of Staff got a show of support in light of the fragile situation in the Middle East.

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August 15, 2006

TIE & TIMEOUT??

In the wake of the Hezbollah war, the state of Israel now has much soul-searching to do.

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August 14, 2006

THE DAY AFTER

Except for one isolated incident, the ceasefire in Lebanon appears to be holding. Israeli soldiers did open fire at approaching Hezbollah guerrillas. On the first day of the cease-fire, civilians on both side of the border are starting to return to their homes.

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August 13, 2006

RACE AGAINST KATYUSHAS

The race is on - 30,000 IDF troops are now trying to drive the Hezbollah Katyusha threat out of range of Israel before the cease-fire takes effect on Monday morning. So far the terrorists have hit Israeli population centers with over 3,600 rockets. Meanwhile, both Israel's PM Ehud Olmert and Hezbollah's Hassan Nasrallah say they accept UN resolution 1701 for a cease-fire.

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August 11, 2006

OLMERT UNDER FIRE

The emerging U.S. - French resolution at the U.N. is arousing sharp criticism in Israel. Politicians from the coalition and opposition as well as the media are blasting the cease-fire proposal as well as Prime Minister Olmerts conduct of the war.

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August 10, 2006

ONE WAY OR ANOTHER

Israel has approved an IDF advance to the Litani River in Lebanon but is waiting to see if the diplomatic effort can halt the Hezbollah missile barrage and force the guerrillas away from the Israeli-Lebanese border. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking.

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August 09, 2006

TURNING POINT

Demotion de facto: Maj. Gen. Udi Adam, the IDF commander on the Lebanese border has been demoted by Chief of Staff Dan Halutz. That is the true meaning of the decision to send Deputy Chief of Staff Moshe Kaplinsky to serve as the halutz 'Representative' at Northern Command Headquarters from where the war against Hezbollah is being waged. Maj. Gen. Kaplinsky, considered to be one of the IDF's top infantry commanders, will obviously be calling the shots now although the OC of Northern Command officially remains in his post.

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August 08, 2006

THE WAR & POLITICS

Israel considers whether to continue its limited search and clear tactics against Hezbollah guerrillas near the border or to expand the ground operation to the Litani river.

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August 07, 2006

SEIZE THE HIGH GROUND

On Sunday, Hezballah launched its fiercest rocketing attack of the war. Twelve IDF soldiers were killed and twenty wounded near Kibbutz Kfar Giladi inside Israel. During the day, some one hundred and fifty Katyusha rockets pummeled Galilee causing extensive damage. Later in the evening, longer range Fajr rockets with one hundred kilograms of explosives were launced from inside the Lebanese port of Tyre into the Israeli port of Haifa. Three Israeli civilians were killed and scores were wounded.

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August 06, 2006

AFTERMATH OF TWELVE DEAD SOLDIERS

Israelis were startled back into reality today from the hope ending the war with Hezbollah. In one of their fiercest bombardments of the war, the guerrillas launched over 150 Katyushas into Israel. The Kiryat Shemonah area was their main target.

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August 04, 2006

UPPING THE ANTE

After warning civilians to evacuate the areas, Israeli jets again hit Hezbollah targets in Beirut. The air-strikes came just hours after Hezbollah leader Sheik Nasrallah warned he would rocket Tel Aviv if Beirut was targeted. 

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August 03, 2006

HENRY AND HEZBOLLAH

More Hezbollah rockets and more Israeli troops - that's what is characterizes the current stage of the war as both sides battle for victory before an internationally imposed cease-fire.

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August 02, 2006

WHO IS WINNING THE WAR?

While the war escalates between Israel and Hezbollah, the debate has begun over who is winning. Both Prime Minister Olmert and Sheik Nasrallah say they have no doubt about the outcome. But in Israel, the issue is not clear-cut.

 

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