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Netanyahu Made 2010 Request to Prep Iran Attack

Procedural questions halted order: TV report

(Newser) - Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak in 2010 requested that the military position itself to attack Iran's nuclear facilities, according to an Israeli TV report. But the order was dropped over questions of officials' authority to call for such an action—and the military's ability... More »

Israel Readies Gaza Strike

Attack planned on Hamas stronghold

(Newser) - Israel is preparing a short, intense air and ground assault on militant positions in Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, Haaretz reports. The Israeli cabinet has given the green light for an operation in retaliation for recent rocket attacks on civilian targets within Israel. Officials will meet again Sunday before any incursion, according... More »

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