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Will the US & Russia Impose their Syrian Ceasefire Deal on Israel?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 13, 2017

Israel demands independence of military action in Syria and control of its border.

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Israel Rushes Preparations for War Flare-ups from Lebanon or Gaza
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 29, 2017

The slurry method is used to build extra-deep walls in the north and the south to block enemy tunnels.

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Israel begins National Memorial Day in Jerusalem
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 1, 2017

Israel marks Memorial Day for the 23,544 men and women who fell in defense of the state and its precursor and the 4,128 victims of terrorism since its establishment. This year, their ranks were swelled by 97 soldiers and officers who died in action and 37 who succumbed to their wounds.
The Yizkor memorial flame was lit at the Western Wall in Jerusalem at 8 p.m. Sunday night in the presence of national leaders. 
 

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Israel, Hizballah on Knife Edge of Clash on Syria’s Mt. Hermon
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 16, 2017

Hizballah is pumping forces on to the slopes of Mt. Hermon opposite the Golan.

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Court raps high-ups for pre-judging Hebron soldier
DEBKAfile Special Report February 21, 2017

The military court headed by Col. Maya Heller, handed down an 18-month jail sentence for Elor Azaria after convicting him of manslaughter for shooting dead a Palestinian terrorist he was wounded during a stabbing attack in Hebron.

 

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Coming Trump-Putin-Erdogan deal rumbles thru ME
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 11, 2017

Trump is determined to knock Iran off its pedestal, but will tax the Israeli prime minister with a demand for the IDF to take part in the war on ISIS, alongside Arab armies, as an opening for peace diplomacy.

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Truck terror in Jerusalem: 4 soldiers killed, 15 hurt
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 8, 2017

A heavy crane truck, driven by a Palestinian terrorist, rocketed back and forth across a patch of grass at the Armon Hanatziv promenade in Jerusalem, murdering 4 soldiers, three of them female servicewomen, and injuring 15.

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Israeli soldier on trial for shooting dead a terrorist
The Azaria trial and the rift over orders to shoot
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 4, 2017

Release of the videotape showing the terrorist lying prone on the ground after a knife attack, injuured but still alive when Sgt. Elior Azaria came on the scene and shot him dead, made the case a cause célèbre

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Gen. James Mattis in Kabul
Marine Gen James Mattis is next US Defense Secy
DEBKAfile Special Report December 2, 2016

Retired Marine General James Mattis, 66, whom President-elect Donald Trump has picked as his secretary of defense, is famous for his rough-and-tough stance toward America’s adversaries.  

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An Israeli General Looks Askance at Trump’s National Security Appointees
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 1, 2016

It is feared that the IDF will be downgraded as America’s senior Mid East ally.

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Haifa on fire, 60,000 people evacuated
DEBKAfile Special Report November 24, 2016

Homes were evacuated in one residential neighborhood after another Thursday, Nov. 24, ahead of the huge flames and thick smoke enveloping Israel’s third city, Haifa, three days after hundreds of wildfires, most caused by arsonists, began spreading across the country.  The Shin Bet and fire brigade’s investigators have gone into action to put a stop to the wave of arson attacks, encouraged by Palestinian social media..

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Hizballah ducks Russian ire by Lebanon attack
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 26, 2016

Hizballah staged two drive-by shooting attacks into northern Israel Wednesday, Oct. 26, slightly injuring an Israel soldier. The two rounds of gunfire came from a moving vehicle driving on the Lebanese side of the border.

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Shimon Peres is laid to rest in Jerusalem
DEBKAfile Special Report September 30, 2016

World lealders gathered in Jerusalem Friday, Sept. 30, for the funeral of Shimon Peres, twice prime minister, minister in 12 governments and member of the Knesset for half a century, Peres crowned his long career as Israel’s ninth president from 2007 to 2014. He died aged 93, the last of Israel's founding fathers..

 

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Russian-Syrian Aleppo tactics await the South
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 23, 2016

In scores of air raids launched early Friday, Sept. 23, Syrian and Russian bombers pulverized Syrian rebel strongholds in eastern Aleppo, while, on the ground, Syrian military, Hizballah and pro-Iranian Shiite militia forces hammered those targets in one of the most destructive onslaughts yet seen in the nearly six-year Syrian civil war. Cries of “annihilation!” came from rebel commanders.

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Rockets on Golan, Pentagon flouts Obama, no truce
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis September 17, 2016

The Pentagon and US army are not following the orders of their Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama in the execution of the military cooperation accord in Syria concluded by US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Sept. 12. Five days after the truce they agreed would go into effect Monday, fighting was still raging Saturday, Sept. 17.

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Ofek-11’s failure would hamper Israel’s intel ops
DEBKAfile Special Report September 15, 2016

The failure of the Ofek 11 spy satellite mission would not only mean hundreds of millions of dollars down the drain, but also indirect losses, incurred by the need to close airspace and territorial waters for the launch, as well as the wasted efforts of deploying fighter and reconnaissance planes as accompaniments and placing medical, rescue and hazardous material disposal units on alert.

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Failed Syrian rebel drive spills shells on Golan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 14, 2016

The shells spilling over to Israeli Golan came from Syrian rebels – not Syrian army artillery. debkafile: The battle was initiated by the rebel Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra) to open up a link between its separates forces south and north of Quneitra.

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Hizballah units regroup on Israel’s Golan border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 7, 2016

A large Hizballah force is building up outside Quneitra, just 2km from the Golan border, under Iranian Revolutionary Guards command. They are preparing to open a second warfront against Israel.

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Israel’s Covert War on ISIS in Sinai and Deep inside African Desert
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 25, 2016

The IDF responds to Chad’s request to assist in counter-terror battles.

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The Sderot rocket - tied to covert Israel-ISIS war
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 22, 2016

Even though Hamas works hand in glove with the Islamic State in Sinai, Egypt and Libya, the Palestinian group has no role in ISIS decisions to attack Israel or any influence over its considerations. 

 

 

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