DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 26, 2016
There is a strong emphasis on bilateral intelligence and operational cooperation regarding Iran’s ballistic missile.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis May 21, 2016
The unprecedented political and personal attacks on Friday night by opponents and former allies of Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister-designate Avigdor Lieberman, who used every possible media platform to warn that “the fascists are coming,” is more indicative of their personal and political situation than of the domestic political reality of the State of Israel.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 19, 2016
In the center of Iranian cyber warfare system is the motivation to cause damage.
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 Special Report May 11, 2016
The bomb trap which seriously injured an Israeli officer at the Hizmeh checkpoint north of Jerusalem Tuesday night was primed for a multiple terror attack. The trap consisted of four iron pipe bomb stuffed with explosives, screws and sharp nails. Another explosive devices, some of which were attached to a gas canister, failed to explode because of a technical malfunction and so averted a major disaster.
DEBKAfile Special Report May 10, 2016
The State of Israel honors the memory of 23,447 people who died in Israel’s wars or from acts of terror since 1860. The Memorial Day events begin in Jerusalem and end Wednesday evening with the Independence Day torch-lighting ceremony on Mt. Herzl.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 8, 2016
The last 48 hours (May 7-8) have seen a major escalation of the ISIS threats against Israel, debkafile’s intelligence and counterterrorism sources report. In a coordinated maneuver by all of the ISIS commands in the Middle East, the terrorist organization simultaneously released at least 10 videos that it said showed ISIS forces on their way to attack targets in Israel.
DEBKAfile Special Report May 6, 2016
The exchanges of fire between the IDF and Hamas in the Gaza border area during the last few days has rattled the terrorist organization, making it fire mortar shells, rockets and light weapons at IDF forces in the area. The firing that intensifies each time that the troops approach a tunnel, or one of its apparatuses, is helping the IDF locate the openings of the tunnels
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 Analysis April 15, 2016
Tehran and Cairo Slam Aid Doors on Hamas. Gen. Soleimani pops up again with some hard truths for the Palestinian group. Iranian and Egyptian officials turned down the urgent applications for aid by penniless Hamas because the Palestinian terrorists refused to meet either of their terms, whether to back Assad or to betray ISIS-Sinai.
DEBKAfile Special Report March 10, 2016
Israel’s city centers will very soon see knots of soldiers armed with special rapid response weapons and gear for scotching Palestinian terrorist attacks. Some of them will hide behind sandbag walls. Their deployment reflects the decision to persist in the defensive strategy of “terror containment” that was taken by a special security forum summoned by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu this week, in the face of surging Palestinian terror. The forum rejected pro-active military measures.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 18, 2016
The Russians don’t waste time and money on training local troops as professional soldiers but adjust their aerial campaign tactics to the capabilities of the local ground forces available.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2016
Few Israelis, including the people who wake up at night to the clatter of Gaza Palestinians digging tunnels, have never heard of Mohammed Al-Emadi. But his importance cannot be overestimated, because, as debkafile reveals here, he is the Persian Gulf Emirate of Qatar’s de facto ambassador to the Gaza Strip and to Israel. He is moreover Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon’s secret weapon against Hamas’s terror tunnels. The impression gaining ground is that Yaalon has no answer to Israel’s security problems other than economic inducements to keep its enemies quiet.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 4, 2016
The controversy in top Israel military and defense circles centers on the advantages and dangers of Russia’s military intervention in Syria.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2016
A cyber defense war room was integrated for the first time in one of Israel’s large-scale national military exercises which took place last week. To meet the perils of cyber warfare, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gady Eisenkot, has established a new Cyber Defense Brigade, assigning it to two branches: Military Intelligence and the Signals Corps. debkafile’s cyber experts say that a single IDF cyber arm would better serve to pull together the countless bodies facing the very real threat to the country.
DEBKAfile Special Report January 4, 2016
Shortly after debkafile’s forecast of a Hizballah revenge strike for the Samir Quntar assassination, a Hizballah roadside bomb blew up against an IDF patrol at the Shebaa Farms on the Hermon slopes Monday afternoon, Jan. 4. No casualties were caused. Israeli artillery fired back,. debkafile’s intelligence sources report that this attack was just the first of a continuous offensive Hizballah is planning, that will spread from the Lebanise-Israeli ceasefire lines to the Golan.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 4, 2016
Not only did the Saudis execute the prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr as a terrorist, but they put him to death together with Sunni terrorists, an unpardonable act which enraged Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to the point of threatening the Saudi royal family with “divine revenge.” Tehran also noted Prime Minister Netanyahu’s reference to Sunni and Shiite terrorist threats alike besetting Israel, and inferred that a counter-Tehran alliance may be in the making between Saudi Arabia and Israel, and possibly Turkey too.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 28, 2015
Tehran Monday, Dec. 28, further ramped up the tension between its Lebanese proxy Hizballah, whose leader Sunday threatened to avenge the death of Samir Quntar, and Israel, which is conducting a military exercise along its northern borders. Four days after Quntar was assassinated in Damascus, Tehran appointed a successor for carrying on building a new terrorist network for striking Israel from the Golan. This successor is revealed by debkafile’s exclusive sources as a Lebanese called Raafat Al-Bakkar, about whom very little is known.
DEBKAfile Special Report December 20, 2015
Syrian media confirmed early Sunday, Dec. 20, that Israeli rocket fire destroyed a building in eastern Damascus and killed Samir Quntar, head of Hizballah terror networks in southern Syria and the Golan. Footage showed a multi-storey residential building collapsed and rescue workers digging through the rubble. Samir Quntar is notorious for the exceptionally vicious murder of a family in Nahariya in 1979. In 2008, Israel released him from life imprisonment in exchange for the bodies of two Israeli reservists killed by Hizballah in 2006..