1999 Israel Special Weapons News
- ISRAEL / MILITARY Voice of America 21 December 1999 -- A new study says the balance of military power between Israel and Syria enables Israeli leaders to take calculated risks as they conduct negotiations on a peace treaty between the two nations.
- Dimona nuclear reactor ordered closed due to Y2K fears IsraelWire 14 December 1999 -- Dimona officials pointed out that the reactor would be on a standby mode, not an unusual occurrence.
- MIDDLE EAST: OSLO SUMMIT LAUNCHES 'FINAL STATUS' ON LAND, PEACE, SECURITY Foreign Media Reaction Issue Focus 04 November 1999 -- Middle East watchers assessing the impact of the Nov. 1-2 three-way "mini-summit" between President Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Barak and Palestinian leader Arafat in Oslo applauded the meeting as "provocative" and "fertile ground" for a lasting, comprehensive peace.
- MIDDLE EAST: AT OSLO SUMMIT, CLINTON 'LEGACY' EMERGES AS 'KEY' TO PEACE Foreign Media Reaction Issue Focus 02 November 1999 -- A few commentators were hopeful that the two-day summit would yield tangible results. Most writers, however, didn't expect any breakthroughs from the confab, and some were already setting their sights on a possible follow-up "Camp David-style conference" early next year.
- Successful Arrow Test (Communicated by Defense Ministry Spokesman) 01 November 1999 -- The Defense Ministry states that at 11:42 hours, today (Monday) 1.11.99, a successful test of the Arrow anti-tactical ballistic missile was conducted by the Air Force. The test included all of the Arrow’s systems and components. The target was a simulation of a Scud missile fired from a ship at sea.
- FINAL STATUS TALKS: 'MIDDLE EAST PEACE IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM?' USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report 16 September 1999 -- Breaking with the pessimism and cynicism that have long characterized press commentary on the Middle East peace process, pundits saw reason for hope and optimism in Monday's start of final status talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
- Government decides no changes planned in nuclear program IsraelWire 15 September 1999 -- Prime Minister Ehud Barak does not plan to permit international inspectors to take a close look at Israel's nuclear facility in Dimona
- ISRAEL POL Voice of America 17 May 1999 -- IN ISRAEL, LABOR PARTY LEADER EHUD BARAK APPEARS HEADED FOR A DECISIVE ELECTION VICTORY OVER INCUMBENT PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETNAYAHU. MR. NETANYAHU HAS CONCEDED DEFEAT AND SAYS HE WILL STEP DOWN AS HEAD OF THE RIGHT-WING LIKUD PARTY.
- ARROW 2 TO BE LINKED TO U.S. RADAR DETECTION
Israel Line February 12, 1999 -- The United States and Israel are working out ways to share real-time information on missile defense and link the Arrow 2 anti-ballistic missile to U.S. radar systems.
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