DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 30, 2016
Erdogan is restoring the Turkish military to a prominent position in Ankara.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 27, 2016
Resumed Jerusalem-Ankara ties interface with the emerging Sunni alliance that Riyadh, Cairo and Ankara are building against Iran. On the table too is Israeli-Turkish-Russian military and intelligence collaboration for securing the Israeli offshore gas in the Mediterranean – a prospect that brought the Turkish president to finas1lly apologize for his air force downing of a Russian Su-24M bomber over the Syrian-Turkish border on Nov. 24, 2015.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 23, 2016
The installation can track Iranian and ISIS movements in Red Sea region.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 16, 2016
Both agreed that Assad has no place in any post war administration in Damascus.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 16, 2016
The rulers of Saudi Arabia. UAE, and Egypt tell Abu Mazen to get out of the way of their ties with Israel.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 10, 2016
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu decided at their June 7 meeting in Moscow to deepen the military ties between the Russian and Israeli armed forces, debkafile reports exclusively from is military and intelligence sources. It was a historic decision that spells the end of the IDF’s unique relationship with the US military.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 9, 2016
Behind the closed doors, the Turkish and Egyptian rulers were locked in an irreconcilable clash.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 6, 2016
During his 48-hour trip to Moscow (Monday and Tuesday June 6-7), Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will offer President Vladimir Putin to elevate Moscow to senior broker in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute as quid pro quo.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 26, 2016
Obama’s policies were the catalyst that united the main Middle Eastern and Persian Gulf countries.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 19, 2016
Unfortunately Lieberman is the last Israeli official that Obama wants to see in Washington.
DEBKAfile Special Report May 19, 2016
Wednesday, May 18 was one of the most intense days in Israeli politics in recent years, with countless strange headlines that Zionist Camp party chairman Yitzhak Herzog was about to become foreign minister. It became clear that Prime Minister Netanyahu decided to appoint the head of the “Yisrael Beitenu” party as defense minister instead of Moshe Ya’alon, in exchange for the party’s support for his coalition.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 5, 2016
The fact that Khamenei raised the issue of Syria’s borders among his directives is an indication that Iran intends to preserve the country’s borders, for now at least.
DEBKAfile Special Report April 21, 2016
Western and Middle Eastern military sources monitoring the war in Syria, and networks monitoring Russian air force flights in the country, reported a near clash Wednesday between four Israeli F-15 fighters and two Russian Su-30 jets earlier in the day.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 18, 2016
The Israeli cabinet holds its weekly session Sunday April 17, on the Golan. Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu will visit Moscow on Thursday, April 21 to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and to launch the most important battle of his political career, and one of Israel’s most decisive contests of the last 10 years: the battle over the future of the Golan Heights.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 11, 2016
Turkish president Tayyip Recep Erdogan has raised another large obstacle on the road to Turkish-Israeli reconciliation and normal ties. Saudi King Salman, who is visiting Cairo, confided to his host Egyptian president Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi that Erdogan had made it clear that he would not finally repair Ankara’s ties with Israel until Sisi came forward to shake his hand, stopped being hostile and turned a new page in their relations. This is revealed exclusively by debkafile’s Middle East and Cairo sources.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 10, 2016
debkafile has discovered a group coming together to counter the opposition to defense minister’s handling of the Hebron soldier affair and using it as a fulcrum for overturning the Netanyahu’s government. The plan calls for a no-confidence vote, followed by a general election. Moshe Ya’alon would head a new right-of-center party as its leader and candidate for next prime minister. The defense minister has not made any commitments to this initiative.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 4, 2016
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is caught on the horns of multiple dilemmas: While reluctant to respond to Ankara’s suit for warm relations with a leader, President Tayyip Erdogan, who is shunned by Obama and Putin alike, Turkey is nonetheless offering to be Israel’s best client for its offshore gas. At the same time, ties with the Kurds, with whom Turkey is at war, give Israel its first foothold in northern Syria against hostile Hizballah and Iran as the risk of a breach with Ankara.