1420 articles tagged "Israel"
Binyamin Netanyahu
Israelis and Palestinians Quietly Nix Obama's "Borders First" Plan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 9, 2010

Even if Israel were willing, it could not perform a massive shake-up of its defensive posture in the time allotted for handing 96 percent of the West Bank to the Palestinians, while Abbas, Fayyad and Co. bide their time for the US sledgehammer to work on Israel.

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Obama Charts Future Frontiers for Israel, Palestinian State
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 9, 2010

The US president advocates a Middle East peace plan whereby Palestinian state borders would enclose 96 percent of the West Bank and 133,000 Israelis evacuated. The 4 percent left with Israel would include Jerusalem.

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Tactical Nuclear Weapon
US researchers postulate Israeli tactical nuclear strike on Iran
DEBKAfile Special Report March 28, 2010

Scenarios of a potential Israeli attack on Iran - usually without US assent - abound in Washington in the last 24 hours. They contrast sharply with the impression Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu is conveying that he and President Barack Obama were of one mind on Iran when they met last week.  Two CSIS researchers cite the belief in some US military circles that Israel, lacking a one-off capability for striking Iran, will resort to tactical nuclear weapons.  

 

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Israeli helicopter in action in Gaza
An Israeli major and sergeant killed in Hamas cross-border attack
DEBKAfile Special Report March 26, 2010

A Hamas cross-border attack on Israeli forces outside Kissufim Friday, March 26, killed an officer, Maj. Eliraz Peretz, Dep. Commander of Golani 12 battalion, 31, from Eili, and 1st Sgt. Ilan Seviatsovsky, 21 from Rishon Lezion.
Two Israeli soldiers were also injured in the heavy fighting which followed when an Israeli tank and artillery force which crossed in to shell the attackers was ambushed by a second Hamas unit firing anti-tank weapons and bombs. Israel says Hamas is accountable for the attack.

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Portable Computer
When Computers Are the Agents, Lebanese and Syrian Intelligence Are Baffled
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 26, 2010

Israeli spies caught in Lebanon are the passive operators of computerized surveillance devices and have no information to spill to Lebanese spy chiefs.

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Nicolas Sarkozy may join UK punishment
France mulls following UK punishment for Israel over Dubai passports
DEBKAfile Special Report March 23, 2010

debkafile's sources disclose that President Nicolas Sarkozy will decide in the coming hours whether to follow in Britain's footsteps in punishing Israel for suspicions that its security service forged the French passports used by the assassins of Hamas arms trader Mahmoud Mabhouh in Dubai on Jan. 19. London expelled an Israeli diplomat although it admitted it had no proof of Israel's culpability, which Jerusalem regards as an unfriendly act in keeping with London's Middle East policies.

 

 

 

 

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Obama recalls bunker-buster bomb kits to bar Israeli strike on Iran
DEBKAfile Special Report March 20, 2010

Shortly after the flare-up of a US-Israel row over new homes in East Jerusalem, US president Barack Obama ordered a consignment of Joint Direct Attack Munitions- JDAM already on its way to Israel to be diverted to the US Air Force base on the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia. This step in mid-March, the pointer to a US arms embargo for preventing Israel attacking Iran's nuclear sites, is first revealed here by debkafile's military sources.

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Binyamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu Can't Afford to Surrender on Jerusalem or Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 19, 2010

After blowing up the Jerusalem and Iran issues into matters of life or death, Barack Obama relented. But first, the Iranian president pointed the way for its allies to exploiting Israel's loss of its best friend to finally settle accounts with the Zionist state.

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Israeli Special Forces
How Obama Dismantled Israel's Gulf Line against Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 19, 2010

In 2007, President George W. Bush brought Israel special force veterans to Gulf Emirates to train their elite soldiers for defending their regimes and oilfields against Iran. 

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US Centcom chief Gen. David Petraeus
Washington sharpens crisis with Israel, may give Palestinians military shield
DEBKAfile Special Report March 18, 2010

The Obama administration demands Israel extend its West Bank construction freeze to East Jerusalem for the duration of peace talks and offer more concessions to the Palestinians. This - plus a pledge not to attack Iran - is the price for ending the crisis. Gen. Petraeus's suggested transfer of the "Palestinian territories" to his Central Command is tantamount to providing the Palestinians with a US military shield against Israel, say debkafile's military sources.

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Never too friendly
US will raise the heat until Israel toes the line on Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis March 14, 2010

While exploiting Israel's ill-timed announcement of 1,600 new homes in East Jerusalem for concessions to the Palestinians, debkafile's Washington sources report Washington will keep twisting the Netanyahu government's arm until it toes the line on Iran. Obama's acceptance of Iran's nuclear program is spurned not only by Israel but also by Saudi Arabia and the moderate Arab regimes. But the president is pushing for endorsement before campaigning for US midterm elections to Congress.

 

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Ehud Barak meets Robert Gates in D.C.
US ponders denying Israel arms needed for conflict with Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 13, 2010

Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu convened his inner cabinet Saturday night, March 12, to discuss the spiraling crisis with Washington and his first response.
debkafile's military and Washington sources report: The Obama administration is considering withholding from Israel military items urgently needed in case of a flare-up of hostilities with Iran and its allies. This would further ratchet up the row over the added 1,600 homes in E. Jerusalem.

 

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Triumphant trio in Tehran
Paper Demonizing the Jews Stirs Muslim World Interest
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 5, 2010

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is unmoved by Western media inattention to his hate campaign against Jews and Israel. He is campaigning hard to plant the poison in the Muslim mainstream. Its malevolence recalls Nazi "final solution" propaganda. DEBKA-Net-Weekly first disclosed the existence of this manifesto on March 5, 2010. debkafile now makes it available to the general reader

 

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Sophisticated anti-air IGLA missile
New Syrian-supplied weapon enables Hizballah to shoot down Israeli aircraft
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2010

Syria has defied Israel's caution that handing over new strategic weapons to the Lebanese Hizballah would cause Israel to strike targets inside Syria. debkafile's military sources disclose that Damascus has just smuggled across the border a number of Russian-made IGLA-S surface-to-air missiles for intercepting low-flying F-16 warplanes, drones, helicopters, cruise missiles, and surveillance aircraft day or night.

 

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US Secretary of State
US backs off speedy Iran sanctions promised Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 2, 2010

Washington has reversed its drive for sanctions against Iran by the end of March, with or without the UN Security Council. On Feb. 25, Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak was given this early date in his talks with administration officials. On March 2, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Security Council action would take "several months." This sudden reversal has eased the strain on Tehran and left Israel high and dry.

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Assad wants clear Iranian guarantees
Syria wants Iranian troops guaranteed for front against Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2010

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's talks with Syrian president Bashar Assad in Damascus Thursday, Feb. 25, are aimed at coordinating practicalities to bring Iran's secret military pacts with Syria, Hizballah and Hamas a step closer to fruition. A possible Middle East war would become more tangible. 

 

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Dubai killing suspects
EU anti-terror chiefs: Mabhouh furor may jeopardize our operations
DEBKAfile Special Report February 22, 2010

European anti-terror agencies warned EU foreign ministers that further sensationalizing the Dubai killing may expose and jeopardize their own operations, prompting a softer condemnation that focused on the fake passports and omitted to mention Israel. Iran, however, urges the United Arab Republics to fan the flames, tar Israel and accept mutual defense pacts with Tehran.

 

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USS Higgins in Haifa
But Defensive Preparations Proceed Apace
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 12, 2010

How they cooperate is still moot. But Israel is preparing to face the music from Hizballah in the North, Hamas in the South and Syria in the northeast. Egypt secures the passage of Israeli warships through Suez, is conspicuously eager to join any US-Israeli action against Iran.

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Director US intelligence Dennis Blair
US buildup aims to contain Iran's drive for Gulf supremacy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 8, 2010

The Obama administration's decision last week to boost its military presence in the Gulf and supply its Arab allies with tens of billions of new weapons is a bid to win the galloping arms race with Iran and mark out American spheres of influence and contain Iran's drive for regional hegemony - whether or not it attains a nuclear weapon. Washington is closely watching the numbers Iran's opposition can muster on Feb. 11, Iran's Revolution Day.

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Director of US Intelligence Dennis Blair
US military boost aims to contain Iran's Gulf supremacy drive
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 8, 2010

The Obama administration's decision last week to boost its military presence in the Gulf and supply its Arab allies with tens of billions of new weapons is a bid to win the galloping arms race with Iran and mark out American spheres of influence and contain Iran's drive for regional hegemony - whether or not it attains a nuclear weapon. Washington is closely watching the numbers Iran's opposition can muster on Feb. 11, Iran's Revolution Day.

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