June 5, 1986 |
Ultra-religious Jews plan to recruit octogenarians for their spray paint campaign to cover up billboards showing women in skimpy swimsuits, an Israeli newspaper said Wednesday. Ultra-Orthodox leaders decided Tuesday night to canvas Jerusalem nursing homes for residents over age 80 willing--and able--to take to the streets to blot out "indecent" bus shelter advertisements, the daily paper Haaretz reported.
November 18, 2004 |
The Israeli army mistakenly killed three Egyptian soldiers today along the Gaza Strip's border with Egypt, Israeli media reported. Israeli newspapers and radio and TV stations said soldiers in an Israeli tank mistook the Egyptians for Palestinian militants. The website of the Haaretz newspaper quoted Deputy Defense Minister Zeev Boim as saying Israel regretted the incident and that it was "grave in its results."
October 30, 1996 |
Israel staged a military exercise with tanks and infantry troops in the Golan Heights on Tuesday as government officials played down reports of new Syrian troop movements. The Israeli daily Haaretz said U.S. spy satellites have recently detected unusual movements of Syrian units that operate surface-to-surface Scud missiles. Israel's minister of internal security, Avigdor Kahalani, said he doubted Syria would make any moves that could be interpreted as threatening Israeli civilians.
July 3, 1989 |
About 35 soldiers in the Israeli army commit suicide each year, the head of the army's personnel department said in a newspaper interview published Sunday. Thirty-two soldiers committed suicide from April, 1988, to April, 1989, Maj. Gen. Matan Vilnai told the daily Haaretz. The military command confirmed the figures. Vilnai's interview was a departure from the military's customary reluctance to provide such data, which could have a negative effect on soldiers' morale.
May 13, 1996 |
Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to delay the Israeli troop pullout from most of the West Bank city of Hebron until after the May 29 elections in Israel, a senior Israeli official said. "We have decided, and this was decided together with the Palestinians, that we should delay any further developments in Hebron for the time being in order not to create a lot of friction," said Uri Dromi, director of Israel's Government Press Office.
July 4, 1992 |
Defeated Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir ran a German-hunting hit squad for the Mossad spy agency in the 1950s and 1960s, Israel's Haaretz newspaper said Friday. "Shamir and his men were especially active in a campaign of threats, intimidations and assassinations against German scientists working to develop missiles and other advanced weapons for Egypt," the independent daily reported.
November 24, 2004 |
"Sex and the City" star Sarah Jessica Parker's fashion sense raised the ire of some Israelis who demanded that billboards featuring the actress in a skimpy dress be covered up. Photos of Parker lying in a skin-revealing, spaghetti-strap gown were pasted on billboards across Israel promoting Lux soap. But ultra-Orthodox Jews took offense at the sight of her arms, back, shoulders and thigh.
March 20, 1996 |
Israel's new head of the Mossad intelligence agency will be Maj. Gen. Danny Yatom, Israel Radio reported Tuesday after an Israeli newspaper violated censorship rules by publishing his name. Prime Minister Shimon Peres was said to be furious with the Hebrew daily Haaretz for reporting on Monday that Yatom had been appointed. Peres had planned to announce the decision to his Cabinet on Sunday, the radio reported. The government was said to be considering legal action against Haaretz.
May 26, 1998 |
The U.S. Congress would consider an Israeli request for $1 billion to help offset potential security risks from the transfer of more West Bank land to the Palestinians, U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday. "In the past, Americans have always been helpful when there's an opportunity to expand peace. . . . I think you'll find we'll be helpful again," the Georgia Republican said in Israel.
June 16, 2002 |
First, the good news: Abu Ali's nine children are alive and well--as well as children can be among the ruins of the Jenin refugee camp. Please deliver this news to all of your friends who may have read, a few weeks ago, Abu Ali's mournful declaration: "All my nine children are buried beneath the ruins." Abu Ali's photograph was spread across a double page in a distinguished and influential European magazine under the title: "The survivors tell their story." Israeli tanks and bulldozers had entered the camp, Abu Ali recalled.