An Israeli Arrow can intercept a nuclear-armed missile before it leaves Iranian skies, according to Israeli lawmaker
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 18, 2007, 10:15 PM (GMT+02:00)
Member of ruling Kadima party, MK Maj. Gen. (Res) Yizhak Ben-Israel, said Saturday, Dec. 15, that the Arrow anti-missile missile system is capable of intercepting a nuclear missile fired from Iran before it leaves Iranian air space. Ben Israel said Israel would have 12 minutes to hit the attacking missile. ...
Israeli chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gaby Ashkenazi: The time is nearing for a major IDF operation in Gaza<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 17, 2007, 9:11 AM (GMT+02:00)
The current reality cannot go on much longer, he said, referring to the steep upsurge of Palestinian missile and mortar attacks on Israel from Gaza - 23 Qassams aimed at Sderot on Wednesday.
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Dispute over Iran's nuclear program throws Israel-US relations into grave crisis<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 10, 2007, 12:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
Senior Israel security and intelligence officials report: Washington is refusing to heed the intelligence Israel has gathered on Iran's covert military nuclear program which refutes its latest estimate, denies Israel access to authentic US intelligence and has embarked on steps detrimental to Israel in relation to Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 9, 2007, 4:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
Defense minister Ehud Barak argued that Iran had in fact restarted its program.
"It's apparently true that in 2003 Iran stopped its military nuclear program for a time. But in our opinion, since then, it has apparently continued that program," Barak told Israel army radio. "We cannot afford to rest just ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Reports: Barak orders military to expand Israel's counter-terror operations in Gaza Strip but delays major operation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 3, 2007, 11:16 AM (GMT+02:00)
Twenty mortar rounds struck the Kibbutz Nahal Oz area Sunday night, Dec. 2. Earlier, Defense minister Ehud Barak informed the cabinet meeting in Jerusalem that he had ordered the expansion of IDF operations in the Gaza Strip, from which 25 missiles and 70 mortar rounds were fired in the past ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 2, 2007, 9:45 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, says the former chief of military intelligence, has not the slightest chance of honoring even one of the security commitments he undertook.
Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert faces assorted critics of his role at the Middle East conference of Nov. 27, mainly on the grounds of ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> reports: No end to Israeli fight against Palestinian assaults on Gaza-Israel border fence <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 2, 2007, 4:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
Twenty armed Palestinians were killed this week before they reached firing positions on the border or managed to cross over. Among them was a three-man Hamas mortar crew on its way to shell Kerem Shalom.
Hamas has been massing mortar units at the northern and southern ends of the Gaza Strip ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 1, 2007, 12:31 PM (GMT+02:00)
No one at UN headquarters in New York remembers a case of a draft resolution being abruptly withdrawn hours before a UN Security Council session was scheduled to approve it. This is what happened to a US draft that would have endorsed President Bush's announcement three days earlier at the ...
Israel is on high security alert until after Tuesday's Middle East conference in the US under threat of Hamas and other terrorist action<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 28, 2007, 11:31 AM (GMT+02:00)
Sunday, thousands of police and soldiers poured into Jerusalem after intelligence was received that a terrorist team from the West Bank was bound for a suicide bombing in the city. After several hours, the alert was lifted.
debkafile reports the IDF, police and Shin Bet meanwhile began scouring West ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 27, 2007, 1:28 PM (GMT+02:00)
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debkafile's military sources report the Iranian Navy is in the process of deploying two submarine fleets - mini-subs in Persian Gulf waters for attacks on US shipping and Gulf oil facilities, and the long-range Kilo class sub of Russian, Chinese ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Olmert defends Israel's attendance of Middle East conference in US against rising criticism and party rebels<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 25, 2007, 7:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert admitted that Wednesday night, Nov. 21, that Mahmoud Abbas and his fellow Palestinian leaders may be weak but they are the only ones willing to talk peace. debkafile reports: The Palestinian refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and insistence on ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 25, 2007, 9:12 AM (GMT+02:00)
Dr. David Shamir (res. major), 45, was indicted by Tel Aviv district court Friday for approaching the Iranian foreign ministry in April 2007 and offering classified information to which he was exposed as a reservist. It included the Medical Corps' emergency plans, the deployment of medical teams and plans for ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Reports: Dr. (Res. Maj.) David Shamir's failed attempt to spy for Iran, Hamas and Russia, was fumbling and amateurish <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 23, 2007, 11:54 AM (GMT+02:00)
The most serious aspect of the affair was the willingness of an IDF officer - one serving as a psychiatrist with the rank of major in the Medical Corps - to spy for Israel's enemies. His offer was not taken up because he gave himself away as a stranger to ...
Israeli PM Olmert instructs cabinet officials to draft proposals on how Israel might deal with a nuclear-armed Iran, Reuters reports<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 16, 2007, 1:51 PM (GMT+02:00)
This contradicts public pledges to deny Iran the means to pose an "existential threat" to the Jewish state. Two senior Israeli sources close to the Olmert government's defense planning told the news agency that a secret memorandum was being prepared for "the day after" Iran owned atomic warheads. "There are ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Israel's inner cabinet held an urgent session Wednesday to discuss advanced Iranian nuclear bomb timeline to 2009
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 10, 2007, 11:35 AM (GMT+02:00)
The inner cabinet met Wed. Nov. 7, to discuss the shortened timeline estimate for Iran to attain a nuclear weapons capacity, based on new intelligence information. IDF intelligence chief Brig. Yossi Baidatz told the Knesset foreign affairs and security committee Tuesday that Iran would have this capacity by late 2009. ...
Hamas Is Producing a New Generation of Palestinian Extra-Power, Extra-Range Missiles in Gaza and West Bank<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 9, 2007, 9:51 PM (GMT+02:00)
In the last few weeks, the Palestinian Islamist Hamas has succeeded in tricking Israeli military intelligence into believing that the IDF forays behind the lines in Gaza had slowed down their Qassam missile offensive against Israeli towns and villages.
It was a ruse. debkafile's military sources disclose that ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 1, 2007, 11:21 AM (GMT+02:00)
There were no casualties in the targeted village of Mefalsim. An IDF unit quickly located and struck the mortar team. Near the southern Palestinian town of Dahaniya, an Israeli soldier was slightly wounded in another counter-terror operation.
Tuesday, Defense minister Ehud Barak reiterated: Every passing day brings a major IDF ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 30, 2007, 9:23 PM (GMT+02:00)
The presence of a "microscopic" growth was established by biopsy last week.
His physicians, Dr. Shlomo Segev and Prof. Koby Ramon, maintained at a special news conference Olmert called Monday, Oct. 29, that it is not life threatening in the short term.
There will be no need for chemotherapy or ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Olmert sounds alarm: Iran has crossed red line for developing a nuclear weapon. It's too late for sanctions<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 30, 2007, 9:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
This is the message prime minister Ehud Olmert carried urgently to French President Nicolas Sarkozy Monday and will deliver to British premier Gordon Brown Tuesday, according to debkafile's military and intelligence sources.
Last week, Israel's defense minister Ehud Barak presented this updated intelligence to American officials in Washington, ...
Relics of Solomon's Temple uncovered for the first time in a sealed layer on Temple Mount, Jerusalem<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 28, 2007, 10:42 PM (GMT+02:00)
Undisturbed since circa 800 B.C.E., the layer yielded fragments of bowls and shards decorated in the style of the First Temple Period, the base and handle of a small jug used to ladle oil, the rim of an oil storage jar and animal bone.
They may be the relics of ...