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November 24, 2004 | From Associated Press
Rafael Eitan, a blunt former Israeli army chief and Cabinet minister who opposed any compromise with the Palestinians, drowned Tuesday after being swept into the stormy Mediterranean Sea while inspecting equipment at a construction site. He was 75. Eitan was working for a construction company expanding the southern Israeli port of Ashdod when he was swept off a breakwater, port officials said. Eitan was on the breakwater to check whether equipment had been damaged in a storm.
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November 24, 2004 | From Associated Press
Rafael Eitan, a blunt former Israeli army chief and Cabinet minister who opposed any compromise with the Palestinians, drowned Tuesday after being swept into the stormy Mediterranean Sea while inspecting equipment at a construction site. He was 75. Eitan was working for a construction company expanding the southern Israeli port of Ashdod when he was swept off a breakwater, port officials said. Eitan was on the breakwater to check whether equipment had been damaged in a storm.
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NEWS
April 14, 1987
The Israeli newspaper Davar reported that Rafael Eitan, now a member of Parliament from the right-wing Tehiya Party, had Prime Minister Menachem Begin's telephone tapped when he was military chief of staff. Eitan led the Israeli army into Lebanon in June, 1982. The newspaper said Eitan ordered communications officers to monitor the former Israeli leader's conversations from the "basement of a luxury office building" during 1980-1981. The report said the phones of three generals were also bugged.
NEWS
April 14, 1987
The Israeli newspaper Davar reported that Rafael Eitan, now a member of Parliament from the right-wing Tehiya Party, had Prime Minister Menachem Begin's telephone tapped when he was military chief of staff. Eitan led the Israeli army into Lebanon in June, 1982. The newspaper said Eitan ordered communications officers to monitor the former Israeli leader's conversations from the "basement of a luxury office building" during 1980-1981. The report said the phones of three generals were also bugged.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1987
Thank you for your editorial (March 6), "Spying: Punishment and Rewards." If I hear one more of our elected officials tell us what a great ally Israel is for this nation, I'll scream! We see just how Israel is able to manipulate our legislators because of the strong lobby that controls our elected politicians, through campaign contributions. Israel has been responsible for instigating Irangate and paying the traitors Jonathan and Ann Henderson Pollard to spy against our country for them.
NEWS
March 25, 1987 | From Reuters
A parliamentary investigating panel has found evidence of a government cover-up in the Jonathan Jay Pollard spy affair, political sources said today. A state radio report said the Knesset intelligence subcommittee was dismayed by "lies, contradictions and attempts at a whitewash" over the affair of the U.S. Navy analyst who passed top secret documents to Israel.
NEWS
March 16, 1987 | Associated Press
Rafael Eitan, named as the Israeli spymaster whose ring recruited U.S. Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Jay Pollard, was quoted Sunday as saying his superiors knew of the operation and that he would not be made a scapegoat. The independent tabloid Hadashot quoted Eitan as contradicting the government position that Pollard's recruitment was an unauthorized "rogue" action.
NEWS
November 27, 1985 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
Israeli government officials refused to comment Tuesday on published reports that a famous intelligence agent, who once advised the prime minister's office on terrorism matters, is the key Israeli figure in the case of a U.S. Navy intelligence analyst accused of selling defense secrets to Israel. Speculation first surfaced here over the weekend that Rafael Eitan, a close associate of leading right-wing Israeli politicians, had acted as the control officer for Jonathan J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1987 | WOLF BLITZER, Wolf Blitzer is the Washington correspondent of the Jerusalem Post.
In hindsight, Israel's decision to cooperate partially with the United States in the prosecution of spy Jonathan Jay Pollard was a blunder. In the process of providing only selective information to U.S. investigators, Israel has seriously strained its relationship with the United States, and an American devoted to Israel has been sentenced to life in prison with virtually no chance of parole. Israel must accept a great deal of the responsibility for this entire tragedy.
NEWS
September 24, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Israeli Agriculture Minister Rafael Eitan politician called for severe punishment, including widespread house demolitions and deportations, for residents of Bureij refugee camp in the occupied Gaza Strip, where Palestinians killed an Israeli reserve soldier. Bureij has been under curfew since the Thursday incident.
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March 25, 1987 | From Reuters
A parliamentary investigating panel has found evidence of a government cover-up in the Jonathan Jay Pollard spy affair, political sources said today. A state radio report said the Knesset intelligence subcommittee was dismayed by "lies, contradictions and attempts at a whitewash" over the affair of the U.S. Navy analyst who passed top secret documents to Israel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1987
Thank you for your editorial (March 6), "Spying: Punishment and Rewards." If I hear one more of our elected officials tell us what a great ally Israel is for this nation, I'll scream! We see just how Israel is able to manipulate our legislators because of the strong lobby that controls our elected politicians, through campaign contributions. Israel has been responsible for instigating Irangate and paying the traitors Jonathan and Ann Henderson Pollard to spy against our country for them.
NEWS
March 16, 1987 | Associated Press
Rafael Eitan, named as the Israeli spymaster whose ring recruited U.S. Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Jay Pollard, was quoted Sunday as saying his superiors knew of the operation and that he would not be made a scapegoat. The independent tabloid Hadashot quoted Eitan as contradicting the government position that Pollard's recruitment was an unauthorized "rogue" action.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1987 | WOLF BLITZER, Wolf Blitzer is the Washington correspondent of the Jerusalem Post.
In hindsight, Israel's decision to cooperate partially with the United States in the prosecution of spy Jonathan Jay Pollard was a blunder. In the process of providing only selective information to U.S. investigators, Israel has seriously strained its relationship with the United States, and an American devoted to Israel has been sentenced to life in prison with virtually no chance of parole. Israel must accept a great deal of the responsibility for this entire tragedy.
NEWS
November 27, 1985 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
Israeli government officials refused to comment Tuesday on published reports that a famous intelligence agent, who once advised the prime minister's office on terrorism matters, is the key Israeli figure in the case of a U.S. Navy intelligence analyst accused of selling defense secrets to Israel. Speculation first surfaced here over the weekend that Rafael Eitan, a close associate of leading right-wing Israeli politicians, had acted as the control officer for Jonathan J.
NEWS
December 20, 1985
An American legal team has completed questioning Israeli officials in the case of Jonathan J. Pollard, a civilian U.S. Navy intelligence analyst charged with spying for Israel, an Israeli official said. The four U.S. investigators left Israel after a week of interviews. Neither U.S.
NEWS
June 25, 1987
Thomas Pickering, the ambassador to Israel, said the United States may cancel immunity from prosecution granted 18 months ago to three Israelis involved in the Jonathan Jay Pollard spy case. He referred to Rafael Eitan, who directed Pollard's spying against the United States for Israel; Yosef Yagur, a former science attache at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, and Irit Erb, a former embassy secretary.
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