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September 3, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Israeli agents who kidnapped Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann from Argentina in 1960 also found the notorious death camp doctor Josef Mengele but let him get away, one of the operatives said. Rafi Eitan, 81, an Israeli Cabinet minister, said he and other Mossad agents found Mengele living in Buenos Aires. But they decided that trying to nab him would risk sabotaging the capture of Eichmann. Mengele died in 1979 in Brazil.
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October 21, 2010 | By Vita Bekker, Los Angeles Times
As convicted spy Jonathan Pollard approaches 25 years behind bars, Israelis and others are renewing efforts to secure freedom for the former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst, who is serving a life sentence for relaying military documents to Israel. Pollard's case has been a source of constant friction between Israel and the United States, its staunchest ally. Israeli leaders have failed to persuade Washington to release the 56-year-old American Jew, whom Israelis and some U.S. officials say was given an unduly long sentence for spying for a friendly government.
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September 10, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
An Israeli Cabinet minister and onetime spy who helped kidnap Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann and bring him to trial said the same tactic could be used on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Ahmadinejad has expressed his belief the Jewish state will be wiped off the map. "A man like Ahmadinejad who threatens genocide has to be brought for trial in The Hague," said Rafi Eitan. Iran's U.N. ambassador sent a letter of protest to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
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September 10, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
An Israeli Cabinet minister and onetime spy who helped kidnap Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann and bring him to trial said the same tactic could be used on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Ahmadinejad has expressed his belief the Jewish state will be wiped off the map. "A man like Ahmadinejad who threatens genocide has to be brought for trial in The Hague," said Rafi Eitan. Iran's U.N. ambassador sent a letter of protest to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
NEWS
August 20, 1987 | Associated Press
The Israeli official who headed the espionage operation that bought U.S. military secrets from Jonathan Jay Pollard broke his silence Wednesday and said he acted with approval from his superiors. The statement by Rafael (Rafi) Eitan conflicted with parliamentary findings that the Pollard case was a "rogue operation" conducted without the knowledge or approval of senior government figures.
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March 31, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir said Monday that the strain in U.S.-Israel relations over the Pollard spy case should ease with the resignation of an Israeli air force colonel accused of recruiting an American Jew to spy for Israel. "Of course, it will make things easier. . . . It's a matter of atmosphere, general attitude," Shamir said in an interview broadcast by Israeli television. Shamir refused to say if he thought the government had made a mistake originally by naming Col.
NEWS
March 26, 1987 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
A parliamentary subcommittee probing the Jonathan Jay Pollard spy affair here has uncovered evidence of "lies, contradictions and whitewashing" that cast doubt on the government's official description of it as a "rogue" operation, subcommittee sources and the Israeli media reported Wednesday.
WORLD
October 21, 2010 | By Vita Bekker, Los Angeles Times
As convicted spy Jonathan Pollard approaches 25 years behind bars, Israelis and others are renewing efforts to secure freedom for the former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst, who is serving a life sentence for relaying military documents to Israel. Pollard's case has been a source of constant friction between Israel and the United States, its staunchest ally. Israeli leaders have failed to persuade Washington to release the 56-year-old American Jew, whom Israelis and some U.S. officials say was given an unduly long sentence for spying for a friendly government.
NEWS
June 18, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Yitzhak Shamir's new right-wing Cabinet gave former generals Ariel Sharon and Rafael Eitan their biggest say in military policy since both were reprimanded for actions during the 1982 Lebanon invasion. At its first meeting, the Cabinet named Sharon, a former defense minister, and Eitan, chief of staff during the Lebanon invasion, to the 11-man ministerial Defense Committee.
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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.
WORLD
September 3, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Israeli agents who kidnapped Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann from Argentina in 1960 also found the notorious death camp doctor Josef Mengele but let him get away, one of the operatives said. Rafi Eitan, 81, an Israeli Cabinet minister, said he and other Mossad agents found Mengele living in Buenos Aires. But they decided that trying to nab him would risk sabotaging the capture of Eichmann. Mengele died in 1979 in Brazil.
NEWS
February 6, 1996 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The date of the election has yet to be announced, but Israel's campaign season got off to a surprising start Monday as the leader of the center-right Likud Party announced that his followers will join forces with a far-right nationalist party in an effort to unseat Prime Minister Shimon Peres.
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December 25, 1991 | From Reuters
Hawkish Cabinet minister Rafael Eitan, Israel's chief of staff during the 1982 Lebanon invasion, quit Tuesday in a dispute about electoral reform. Eitan said he is resigning as agriculture minister because Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir opposed a law for direct elections of the prime ministership. Shamir previously supported the electoral reform bill but announced his reversal at a Likud Party convention Sunday. Eitan read his resignation letter on Army Radio.
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.
NEWS
June 18, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Yitzhak Shamir's new right-wing Cabinet gave former generals Ariel Sharon and Rafael Eitan their biggest say in military policy since both were reprimanded for actions during the 1982 Lebanon invasion. At its first meeting, the Cabinet named Sharon, a former defense minister, and Eitan, chief of staff during the Lebanon invasion, to the 11-man ministerial Defense Committee.
NEWS
August 20, 1987 | Associated Press
The Israeli official who headed the espionage operation that bought U.S. military secrets from Jonathan Jay Pollard broke his silence Wednesday and said he acted with approval from his superiors. The statement by Rafael (Rafi) Eitan conflicted with parliamentary findings that the Pollard case was a "rogue operation" conducted without the knowledge or approval of senior government figures.
NEWS
December 25, 1991 | From Reuters
Hawkish Cabinet minister Rafael Eitan, Israel's chief of staff during the 1982 Lebanon invasion, quit Tuesday in a dispute about electoral reform. Eitan said he is resigning as agriculture minister because Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir opposed a law for direct elections of the prime ministership. Shamir previously supported the electoral reform bill but announced his reversal at a Likud Party convention Sunday. Eitan read his resignation letter on Army Radio.
NEWS
February 6, 1996 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The date of the election has yet to be announced, but Israel's campaign season got off to a surprising start Monday as the leader of the center-right Likud Party announced that his followers will join forces with a far-right nationalist party in an effort to unseat Prime Minister Shimon Peres.
NEWS
March 31, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir said Monday that the strain in U.S.-Israel relations over the Pollard spy case should ease with the resignation of an Israeli air force colonel accused of recruiting an American Jew to spy for Israel. "Of course, it will make things easier. . . . It's a matter of atmosphere, general attitude," Shamir said in an interview broadcast by Israeli television. Shamir refused to say if he thought the government had made a mistake originally by naming Col.
NEWS
March 26, 1987 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
A parliamentary subcommittee probing the Jonathan Jay Pollard spy affair here has uncovered evidence of "lies, contradictions and whitewashing" that cast doubt on the government's official description of it as a "rogue" operation, subcommittee sources and the Israeli media reported Wednesday.
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