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 ...
Barak's talks in Washington focus on upgrade of Israel's anti-missile capabilities against Iran, Syria, Hizballah and Palestinians<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 22, 2007, 2:31 PM (GMT+02:00)
Ehud Barak, on his first visit to Washington as Israel's defense minister, met Vice President Dick Cheney Wednesday night, Oct. 17, and is scheduled to call in at the White House Thursday to meet with National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 22, 2007, 1:51 PM (GMT+02:00)
Olmert, deputy defense minister Matan Vilnai, chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gaby Ashkenazi and air force chief Maj. Gen. Eliezer Shkedi, who also commands the Iranian war sector, were briefed Tuesday, Oct. 16, on the preparedness of Arrow missile defense batteries for a possible war contingency. debkafile's military ...
Sgt. Ben Kubani, 20, from Hadera, killed in action in IDF counter-terror operation near Khan Younes, S. Gaza<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 18, 2007, 11:59 PM (GMT+02:00)
Sgt. Kubani of the Golani Brigade died in hospital Wednesday from wounds he sustained under Palestinian anti-tank fire. Earlier, the Israeli Air Force struck a group of armed Palestinians approaching the unit operating against terrorist targets close to the border in the southern Gaza Strip. A Hamas gunman was killed ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 16, 2007, 10:58 AM (GMT+02:00)
Even if Hizballah has given Israel documents in the handwriting of the long-missing Israeli navigator Ron Arad, as claimed by a Lebanese newspaper, they still may not clear up the mystery of the fate which befell him after his capture 21 years ago.
Israeli intelligence has long concluded that, after Ron ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Olmert's ministers float improbable fantasies as facade for non-progress in his dialogue with Palestinian leader Abbas<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 11, 2007, 11:55 AM (GMT+02:00)
Dep. prime minister Haim Ramon proposed Monday, Oct. 8, ahead of the prime minister's address to the opening of the Knesset's winter session, that Israel reject the Palestinian principle of the "right of return" (of the 1948 refugees) and offer instead the yardstick of "compassion and mercy."
Last week Ramon floated ...
Winograd panel will next week announce its decision on assigning personal responsibility in Lebanon War
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 10, 2007, 7:18 PM (GMT+02:00)
Earlier, debkafile exposed reports that the Winograd panel will not finger the prime minister in its final report on mishandling of Lebanon War were baseless.
The false reports were deliberately disseminated Monday, Oct. 8, the day before prime minister Ehud Olmert faced a fraud squad interrogation on his ...
First extended-range Palestinian missiles to hit Negev town of Netivot early Sunday identified as Russian-made Grad 20-km range surface missile<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 10, 2007, 3:44 PM (GMT+02:00)
No one was hurt by the four-missile salvo, one of which exploded 90 meters from the town's western houses. Also attacked Sunday were Sderot and a number of kibbutzim bordering on Gaza by four Qassam missiles and 12 mortar shells, which damaged a house in Kerem Shalom.
debkafile's military ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 5, 2007, 3:01 PM (GMT+02:00)
While Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas was immersed this week in dead-end dialogue with Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert, in obedience to the United States and European powers, the Hamas applied the finishing touches to a single integrated armed force by merging its armed branches with the former Palestinian Authority ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 30, 2007, 9:45 AM (GMT+02:00)
The same day saw the Jewish pilgrimage festival of Succoth, prayers on Temple Mount on the third Friday of Ramadan and mass attendance at the funeral of former Chief Rabbi Avraham Elkana Shapira on the Mt. of Olives opposite the shrine,
Thousands of police were called up to guard jam-packed places ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 27, 2007, 9:53 AM (GMT+02:00)
This step is in line with the government's declaration last week to declare Hamas-ruled Gaza hostile territory. A senior Palestinian banking source says if more Israeli banking institutions follow this lead, Gaza's banks will shut down.
Attorney general orders criminal probe against Israeli PM Ehud Olmert <br/>over purchase of Jerusalem house in 2004<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 26, 2007, 11:14 AM (GMT+02:00)
AG Menachem Mazuz has found grounds for suspicions that a friend bribed Olmert, who was then minister of industry, labor and commerce, by selling him a luxury apartment at a discount of half a million dollars below its market value in return for favors on illegal building permits.