1395 articles tagged "Israel"
Israeli robot defuses explosives container
Explosives-packed containers drift onto S. Israeli beaches
DEBKAfile Special Report February 1, 2010, 9:36 PM (GMT+02:00)

The beaches of Ashkelon and Ashdown, twin Israeli ports up to 25 km north of Gaza, were evacuated Monday, Feb. 1 for fear that two large containers packed with explosives which drifted ashore were floating bombs with more on the way.  Israeli intelligence is investigating the incident to find out if the explosives were supposed to blow up against Israeli targets or Iranian deliveries to Hamas terrorists in Gaza which ...

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Iran's Shehab 3 ballistic missile
Italian-Iranian trade thrives, supports Tehran's nuclear program
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 31, 2010, 9:03 PM (GMT+02:00)

 "Israel has no bigger friend," said prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu of Silvio Berlusconi, who begins an official visit to Israel with half a dozen ministers Monday, Feb. 1. According to the fat trade contracts current with Tehran, Italy would be better described as "Iran's biggest friend" - at least, in Europe, and supplier of key components for its nuclear and space programs, as well tunneling equipment and army trucks.

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iran Has All It Needs for "Breakout" to a Bomb
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 29, 2010, 10:42 PM (GMT+02:00)

 

Obama's engagement strategy against Tehran's nuclear armament has failed. From February, Tehran will be able to build a nuclear device if it so chooses. Israeli must decide by May whether or not to take up its military option for knocking out More...

Hamas kidnapper Mahmoud al-Mabhouh
Hamas blames Israel for death of kidnapper
DEBKAfile Special Report January 29, 2010, 12:31 PM (GMT+02:00)

Senior Hamas commander, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, 50, died in Abu Dhabi on Jan. 20 and his body reached Damascus on Jan. 28, according to Izzat Rishq speaking at Hamas headquarters in the Syrian capital early Friday, Jan. 29.  He accused Israel of his assassination without specifying its circumstances.  ...

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Leon Panetta
CIA chief Panetta holds talks on Yemen in Cairo and Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 29, 2010, 12:25 PM (GMT+02:00)

The director of the CIA, Leon Panetta, paid secret visits to Cairo and Jerusalem Thursday, Jan. 28, to prepare the ground for expanding US military intervention in Yemen against al Qaeda strongholds, thereby opening a fresh front in the war on Islamist terror organization.
He asked for an Egyptian expeditionary force to back up US special forces and the use of Egyptian airfields as jumping off bases for US air ...

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Turkey's ruling Muslim party: Israel military planted bugs at army HQ
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 28, 2010, 8:48 AM (GMT+02:00)

Turkish prime minister Tayyip Recep Erdogan has engineered a fresh assault on the already crisis-laden relationship between Turkey and Israel by putting up members of his ruling AK Islamic party to accuse the Israel military of planting bugs at Turkish military headquarters in Ankara for covert surveillance on Iran and Syria.
Erdogan is determined to stamp out the last remnants of the once-warm ties between Turkish ...

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Iran exacts a price for this friendship
Tehran lashes back at Berlin for Merkel, Peres derogatory speeches
DEBKAfile Special Report January 27, 2010, 4:38 PM (GMT+02:00)

"Two German diplomats using fictitious names were arrested" last month during clashes at the Ashura festival, an unnamed Iranian deputy intelligence minister said Wednesday, Jan. 27.

During the day, Israeli president Shimon Peres told the Reichstag he was sure Germany would come to Israel's aid if it came under attack from a nuclear-armed Iran. A day earlier, Chancellor Angela Merkel said time was up for Iran and February would see new and ...

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Joint German-Israeli government session
Israeli leaders ignore EU rejection of Iran sanctions
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 26, 2010, 12:28 PM (GMT+02:00)

Israel's president, prime minister and foreign minister are visiting Berlin, Warsaw and Budapest this week, apparently impervious to the European Union foreign ministers' decision in Brussels Monday, Jan. 25, to back away from sanctions for Iran's nuclear program outside the UN Security Council.  None have commented on the EU's abandonment of sanctions for Iran to the mercies of Russian and Chinese vetoes.

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Jordan's King Abdullah II
Jordanian king orders al Qaeda crackdown
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 22, 2010, 1:42 PM (GMT+02:00)

Jordan's Abdullah II has mobilized his security services and ordered an urgent crackdown against a rising terror threat after two serious breaches caught them napping: The Jordanian triple agent Khalil Al-Balawi, who blew himself up at the CIA Forward Base Chapman in Afghanistan on Jan. 14, killing seven US agents and a Jordanian intelligence officer, and the roadside blasts which just missed Israeli diplomatic vehicles on a Jordanian road last Friday, Jan. 15

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Hizballah elite units
A Conflagration Could Erupt without an Israeli Strike, Could Involve Syria Too
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 22, 2010, 12:38 PM (GMT+02:00)

Iranian Guards train 5,000 Hizballah fighters to capture and hold five Israeli towns and regions ifs nuclear sites are attacked - or some other pretext. Syria would be involved.

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Iran-Hizballah Mark out Patches of Northern Israel for Capture
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 22, 2010, 12:27 PM (GMT+02:00)

If attacked, Iran will send thousands of Hizballah raiders across the border to capture and hold five sectors of northern Israel. They will be supported by missile barrages on Israeli military facilities and backed up by Syria.

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Clan-gang leader escapes assassins
Palestinian missiles fly against Israel after feuding Gaza factions try to kill clan leader
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 8, 2010, 5:55 PM (GMT+02:00)

 

debkafile's military sources report that a bitter feud within the Popular Committees, climaxing in a failed attempt to murder the group's leader Zakaria Doghmush, triggered the mortar volleys against the Kerem Shalom goods crossing and missile attack on Ashkelon Thursday, Jan. 8.  It also marks weakened Hamas control.

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West Bank Cast into Ferment by Diplomatic-Security Vacuum
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 2, 2010, 1:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
Matters are slipping out of hand on the West Bank. debkafile's military sources and security agencies in the region see the unrest spreading unless it is brought under control.
The Netanyahu government's construction moratorium on settlement construction has had an acutely polarizing effect on Israelis on both sides ...
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Israeli forces kill 6 Palestinians: Rabbi's murderers and would-be infiltrators from Gaza
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 30, 2009, 8:42 PM (GMT+02:00)
Early Saturday, Dec. 26, an Israeli special force went into the West Bank town of Nablus and killed Ghasen Abu Sharaf, Raad Sukarj and Banan Suboh, leading members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, the suicide-military wing of Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah. All three were implicated in the drive-by shooting murder ...
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Netanyahu looks again at Turkish-mediation for talks with Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 29, 2009, 1:50 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile wonders if a new peace initiative - or two, are in the works between Paris, Damascus, Cairo and Jerusalem, as Washington looks on. This month, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu signaled Presidents Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy that he is ready to take a second look at ...
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Egypt reinforces Gaza blockade by flooding tunnels, electronic fence
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 28, 2009, 8:24 PM (GMT+02:00)

debkafile's intelligence sources report that Cairo has stepped up its siege measures against the Hamas-ruled Gaza. To cut off its smuggling routes through Sinai, Egypt is reinforcing the wall of iron plates with a new pipe for flooding the smuggling tunnels with Mediterranean water.
Cairo ...

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Too late to stop Tehran, Obama aims to stifle an Israeli attack
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 28, 2009, 1:53 PM (GMT+02:00)
Maestro Barack Obama's histrionics in New York and Pittsburgh Thursday and Friday, Sept. 24-25 - and his threat of "confrontation" for Iran's concealment of its nuclear capabilities - were water off a duck's back for Tehran, whose nuclear weapons program has gone too far to stop by words or even ...
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Israel's settlement freeze - no carte blanche for attacking Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 28, 2009, 1:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
In his eight months in office, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has gone back on his fundamental pledges as Likud leader to disallow Palestinian statehood, expand Jewish West Bank settlement, reject one-sided Israeli concessions to the Palestinians prior to negotiations and act firmly to oust Hamas rule of the Gaza ...
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Israeli military stigmatized to block strike against Iran's nuclear facilities
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 27, 2009, 12:15 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Netanyahu government's slow-moving, lackadaisical handling of the Goldstone commission mandated for accusing Israel of war crimes in Gaza, played into the hands of a coalition formed to strip the Israeli military of legitimacy as a defensive strike force against Iran's fast-moving nuclear weapons program and its Middle East allies' ...
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Top seven cabinet ministers direct prisoner negotiator to carry on<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 26, 2009, 7:10 AM (GMT+02:00)
No clear decision was reported by the seven-minister forum in the small hours of Tuesday, Dec. 22, when it wound up 48 hours of deliberations on the deal with Hamas to release Gilead Shalit, held more than three years, against nearly a thousand Palestinian prisoners. The prime minister's office said ...
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