IM Issue 11 – February 2008

Jewish Agency: Trying to Bring All Iranian Jews to Israel

The Jewish Agency is working to bring all of Iran’s remaining 25,000 Jews to Israel, an official told The Jerusalem Post as 40 immigrants landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport. The December 25th arrival was the largest single group of Iranian immigrants brought by the agency to start new lives in a country that Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has vowed to wipe off the face of the earth.
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IM Issue 10 – January 2008

Israel Insists That Iran Still Seeks Nuclear Weapons

Israel said recently that it remained convinced that Iran was pursuing nuclear weapons and that it had probably resumed the weapons program an American classified report said was stopped in the fall of 2003. Israel believes Iran will have the resources to create a nuclear weapon by 2010 despite the U.S. intelligence report that it was not building an atomic bomb, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said recently
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IM Issue 9 – December 2007

ISRAEL, US TO DEVELOP JOINT STRATEGIES ON IRAN

Israel and the United States have agreed to appoint two working committees for the purpose of developing a joint strategy against Iran’s nuclear ambitions, Israel public radio has reported. Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz headed discussions on the matter in the United States this week. (more…)

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IM Issue 8 – November 2007

ISRAEL ACKNOWLEDGES AIRSTRIKE ON SYRIA

Image Israel recently acknowledged that its air force had struck an unspecified military target deep inside Syria in September. But the military censor’s office continued to bar Israeli media from disclosing other information about the Sept. 6 raid, including the target, the forces that took part, and the degree of the mission’s success. Everything about the operation has been a tightly held secret in Israel. (more…)

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IM Issue 7 – October 2007

SYRIAN ALLEGATIONS OF IAF STRIKE RAISE FEAR OF WAR

Image In a developing story, the Jerusalem Post cited US sources that a recent IAF air strike claimed by Syria on its territory was linked to a North Korean shipment of suspected nuclear material delivered three days before the attack. 

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IM Issue 6 – September 2007

QATAR OBJECTS TO UN VOTE TO FREE IDF RESERVISTS

  

Following objections from Qatar, the United Nations Security Council decided recently to delay the publication of a statement by the U.N. president calling for Hizbullah to release captive IDF reservists Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev immediately and without preconditions, Israel Radio reported.

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IM Issue 5 – August 2007

Image From the Chair . . .

We hope you enjoy reading Israel Matters! To make this a better publication your feedback is encouraged and sincerely appreciated. Please let us know if there is a subject you would like to see addressed in Israel Matters! Contact Ed and Randy, Co-chairs, Israel Affairs Committee at IsraelAffairs@tbshamden.com

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