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Al-Ahram Weekly
29 July - 4 Aug., 2010
The Israeli website Debkafile, believed to be close to Israeli intelligence, reported this week that Washington was planning to retain a number of US troops in Iraq "possibly as UN peacekeepers after the pullout which is due to start on 1 September."

Asia Times
July 29, 2010
According to Israeli intelligence analysis site Debka, the Saudi king recently presented Obama with a stern ultimatum: "We cannot live with a nuclear Iran."

July 27, 2010
Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA, believes that the march to war with Iran is "inexorable". Consider these two interpretations: The first is from the viewpoint of the hawks from DEBKA and the second from the doves at the Fabius Maximus blog.

July 26, 2010
According to the Israel-based news website DEBKAfile, Hayden.s statements seem to confirm that the military option against Iran has climbed to the top of President Obama's list of priorities and that the US President switched course after hearing Saudi King Abdullah assert explicitly: "We cannot live with a nuclear Iran."
July 25, 2010
Iron Dome must be able to compensate for the advancements by the enemy and Debka is skeptical that they have already done that.

July 20, 2010
However, according to the Debkafile . an Israeli political website believed to be linked to the Mossad . Iran is currently on "war alert over US and Israeli concentrations in Azerbaijan".
The article maintains that "Israel has secretly transferred a large number of bomber jets to bases in Azerbaijan, via Georgia and that American special forces are also concentrated in Azerbaijan in preparation for a strike.

Behind the Headlines
Who killed Massoud Ali-Mohammadi?
Jan 15, 2010
We don't know, and may never know for sure: but all indications point to Israel, and it's no wonder that even Debka, the Israeli web site with links to Mossad, practically claimed credit for the act on Tel Aviv's behalf.

Jan 14, 2010
Turkish official: "I never thought you were so stupid."
Analysts' Debki "believe that it is not only that Israel allowed the Turkish prime minister to win a tactical victory, it is much worse - in all the capitals of the Middle East, Netanyahu's government is now perceived as weak and unable to resist external pressures.
October 5, 2009
Le sous-marin isralien Dolphin perfectionn pour le lancement de missiles.
Les sources militaires de Debka file remarquent: leur prsence hors des eaux israliennes constitue une puissante dissuasion contre toute attaque-suprise,...

Asian Tribune
October 7, 2009
Indian P.M. and Obama
Same day, his telephonic conversation was leaked by Israeli security website Debka and widely publicised.
Source - Norman Tebbit
October 11, 2009
On May 15, DEBKA-Net-Weekly exclusively named Kohat and the Wah Cantonment Pakistani Complex in the city of Kamra, both in the NWFP, ...

UPI Top News Special
October 24, 2009
"Hezbollah can no longer deny that a mysterious hand is at work destroying its weapons depots and the logistical infrastructure it has installed in South Lebanon. They believe this hand belongs to the Israeli army's special operations units," according to Debkafile, an Israeli Web site.

August 11, 2009
Russian FSB services helped Hizbullah bust spy ring - report
BEIRUT: Western intelligence sources in the Middle East have disclosed to DEBKAfile that a special unit of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), commissioned by Hizbullah's special security apparatus earlier this year, was responsible for the massive discovery of alleged Israel spy rings in Lebanon in recent months with the help of .super-efficient. detection systems.

AXIS Information and Analysis
August 13, 2009
Relations between Russian intelligence and Hezbollah has long history, may be used against Israel
The prospect of cooperation between the FSB and Hezbollah has led to one unconfirmed report from the Israeli website DEBKAfile claiming that the Russian intelligence service assisted Hezbollah in uncovering an alleged Israeli spy ring in Lebanon...

The Times of India
May 16, 2009
DEBKA-Net-Weekly revealed May 15 that Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh had warned US president Barack Obama that Pakistan's nuclear sites in North West Frontier Province areas that are Taliban-al Qaeda strongholds are already partly in the hands of Islamic extremists. He told Obama: "Pakistan is lost."

Russia Considers nuclear missiles for Syria, Baltic
Aug. 19, 2008
...Russia is reported to plan arming warships, submarines and long-range bombers in the Baltic and Middle East with nuclear warheads, DEBKAfile reported.
Hurriyet English HotNews

Georgia on My Mind
Aug. 16/17, 2008 Weekend Edition
Colin Hallinnan
According to the DEBKA File, a publication close to the Israeli military and intelligence agencies, Israeli advisors "were undoubtedly deeply involved in the Georgian Army's preparations to conquer the South Ossetian capital." The Israeli interest in Georgia is over the two oil and gas pipelines that transit the country...

Kuwait on Alert for War in the Persian Gulf
Aug. 12, 2008
Kuwait has activated its Emergency War Plan... The report comes after DEBKA files claimed on Monday that the USS Theodore Roosevelt, the USS Ronald Reagan, and the USS Iwo Jima are sailing toward the Persian Gulf...

Russia Georgia War
Aug. 11, 2008
According to an Israeli-intelligence source, DEBKA file, in 2007, the Georgian President Saakashvili "commissioned from private Israeli security firms several hundred military advisers..." Debkafile reported further, "Moscow has repeatedly demanded that Jerusalem halt its military assistance to Georgia, finally threatening a crisis in bilateral relations. Israel's interest in Georgia has to do as well with Caspian oil pipeline geopolitics."
The Market Oracle

War in the Caucasus
Aug. 10, 2008
Michael Chossudovsky
Georgia has the third largest contingent of coalition forces in Iraq after the US and the UK, with some 2000 troops. According to reports, Georgian troops in Iraq are now being repatriated in US military planes, to fight Russian forces.
(See Debka, August 10, 2008)

Aug. 4, 2008
"Iran's supreme ruler Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, President Mahmoud Ahminejad and Assad," says debkafile, "can therefore pat each other's backs over the cooling of U.S.-Israeli strategic relations..." debkafile contends the Bush administration and Europe took all of the pressure off Iran by opening back-channel talks with the Islamic Republic.

UPI Top News
Gen. Petraeus makes surprise Lebanon visit

Aug. 6, 2008
DEBKAfile, an Israeli Web site, quoted unnamed military sources as saying Petraeus would discuss the strategic ramifications of a decision by the Western-backed Lebanese government to allow Hezbollah militants to remained armed and fight what they consider Israeli occupations of certain territories.
Also under discussion will be Hezbollah's seizure of two strategic Lebanese peaks, Mt. Sannine and Mt. Barukh, sources told DEBKAfile

July 21, 2008
Attack ? DEBKAfile's political sources said over the weekend that an unnamed Israeli "highly placed security-political" official claims U.S. President George Bush will attack Iran between Nov. 4, the date of the U.S. presidential election, and his last day in office in January 2009 if talks on the Mideast nation's nuclear program falter.

UPI Top News
July 20, 2008
An unnamed Israeli security official claims U.S. President George Bush will attack Iran late this year if talks on the Mideast nation's nuclear program falter. The Israeli Web site DEBKAfile, quoting Israel National Radio, reported Sunday that a "highly placed security-political" official said Bush would order the attack between Nov. 4, the date of the U.S. presidential election, and his last day in office in January 2009 should Iran not agree to abandon its efforts to enrich uranium.

July 14, 2008
Upon instructions from Iran, Hizbullah has set up radar-guided missile positions in Mount Sannine, commandeering the 7,800-foot mountain range, Debka-Net website has revealed.

Iraqi Oil Report
July 13, 2008
The Jerusalem-based intelligence-reporting agency, DEBKAfile said oil prices suddenly slumped Tuesday, July 8 under the impact of the secret American-Iranian talks embarked on last month to solve burning issues by diplomatic engagement.
These talks between the US and Iranian delegations... yielded ad hoc understandings on controversial issues. One is an agreement not to allow the price of oil to rocket past $150 the barrel.

New York
This Year in Jerusalem?
April 2, 2007
... events conspired to keep the Olmert invitation from leading the Passover editions. Instead, breathless reports cite Israeli intelligence as saying Syria and Hizballah plan to strike the Golan Heights (DEBKAfile) later this year" Worldwide
March 31, 2007
A report on the DEBKAfile Web site, citing US financial sources, said investors in Bahrain were told to halt business operation.

Weekend Edition from DOWJONES
March 30, 2007
And DEBKA, an Israeli military intelligence website, said that American investors in Bahrain have been advised to leave by US army officers...

AOL - BloggingStocks - Money & Finance
Why the Dow took a nosedive just before noon
March 30, 2007
... DEBKA file published that the USS Nimitz is set to sail to the Gulf Monday... Moreover, DEBKA claims that US financial sources in Bahrain report American investors advised to pack up business and leave.

Reuters Stock Market Update
March 30, 2007
[The tension] is manifesting itself in higher oil prices and a specious report posted by Israeli military intelligence website DEBKA that US citizens in Bahrain have been instructed to leave by US commanders... the White house was quick to dismiss such allegations...

March 30, 2007
...Those tensions were fueled by 1) a Reuters report that Iran has plans to stop selling oil in dollars, and 2)a DEBKA news story that "US financial sources in Bahrain report American investors in Bahrain advised to pack up..."

Kommersant Moscow
War with Iran May Start over Sailors
March 31, 2007
The website DEBKA, which is closely tied to Israeli intelligence, has even said that the first strike will occur on April 6...

APA - Azori Press Agentliyi
March 30, 2007
"The US will make air attack on Iran at 4 a.m. local time on April 6," DEBKA website, close to Israeli intelligence bodies, reports quoting the sources in Russian intelligence bodies.

Resource Investor - Energy
With Iran under Threat...
March 31, 2007
Several military web sites, such as the well-informed news site DEBKA are indicating that American and British forces are increasing their posture in the Persian Gulf According to DEBKA, officers of the US Central Command 5th Fleet have advised investors to leave the region...

Hindustan Times
Pak agrees to give Saudis nuclear bomb?
February 17, 2007
PAKISTAN HAS agreed to provide Saudi Arabia nuclear weapons and missiles last month, according to an Israeli intelligence website
The website stated that Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf and Saudi King Abdullah concluded an agreement with seven secret clauseson January 21, during his visit to Saudi Arabia.
(Centre for Research on Globalization
Montreal, Canada)

October 23, 2006
As DEBKAfile and DEBKA-Net-Weekly reported exclusively two weeks ago, three US naval task forces will be in place opposite Iran ... by Oct. 21.

(TechCentralStation, New York)

October 30, 2006 Right on Target
One of the (deceased), according to the well-connected DEBKA news agency, was Ata Shinbari, senior commander of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) in Gaza...

Terror-Linked Iranian in Kidnap Puzzle
March 5, 2007
"The missing (Iranian) general was in charge of Iranian undercover operations in central Iraq, said DEBKAfile." The New York Post quotes a DEBKAfile Exclusive run on March 2 and picked up by many Israeli and world media.
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Foreign Affairs
September 25, 2006
Chavez Puts Foot in (Pro-Cuba) Mouth
...Israel's intelligence webzine Debkafile has received numerous awards including Forbes "Best of The Web" award. Last week they reported that during the Non-Aligned Conference, "Iranian, Cuba and Venezuelan teams were putting their heads together on ways of translating their leaders' hostile rhetoric and slogans into effective war action against the United States..."
...the DEBKA report continues: "The three-way talks have thus far yielded a solid decision for Iranian intelligence agents, some of them sabotage specialists, to be sent soon to Cuba and Venezuela."

Los Angeles Times

August 31, 2006
September 3, 2006
By Alan Kaufman
...Hezbollah was equipped with high-tech surveillance devices so accurate that, according to DEBKAfile (, a website run by former Israeli intelligence officials (sic!), Hebrew-speaking operatives of the terrorist militia would call to Israeli troops for taunts such as: "Hey, where's your Lt. Yoram today?" According to the website, Hezbollah even eavesdropped on frontline troops speed-dialing home on their cellphones...

September 1, 2006
Lebanon: What the donors don't know
Reuters: Israel's army has handed over more than two thirds of the territory it captured in southern Lebanon... gives a different picture: 'The Israeli army denies withdrawing from two-thirds of south Lebanon, says less than half handed over till now...


September 1, 2006
Fleeing the Wrath of Hezballah
In addition, an Israeli website specializing on intelligence affairs ( revealed that Hezbollah's security service has begun rounding up people suspected of tipping off Israeli intelligence on the location of the storehouse holding long-range, Iranian-supplied Zelzal missiles.


August 10, 2006
A report on DEBKA File, a website often described as reflecting the thinking of Israeli intelligence, described "Israel's recovery of control over its main sources of water" at Wazzani as "the most important gain from the crisis" in Lebanon.

July 6, 2006
DEBKA's wake-up call
Once again, offers an incisive analysis of the current situation in the Gaza Strip and its wider implications...

June 20, 2006
Beirut steps up search for head of terror group tied to Mossad
"The Debka Israeli Web site reported Friday that Rafeh confessed to being enlisted by the current Mossad director, Meir Dagan, in 1989.
The site described the "unusual functions of his network as a logistics-cum-information center, which laid the groundwork for Israeli operations against targeted terrorist operatives."
However, Debka contested some of Rafeh's confession.
"Lebanese agents were never informed of the targets, just ordered to leave the means of destruction at drop points for Israeli agents to pick up - and then make off," it said.

CBS News - PublicEye
May 25, 2006
Interview with Howard Arenstein, Washington bureau manager for CBS Radio News and an on-air correspondent
What do you read on the Internet?
... I was an early follower of Matt Drudge when many people had not heard of him. I check out Crooks and Liars, The Huffington Post, Raw Story, an Israeli site called Debka and a few others. They are bookmarked in my browser...

Channel 4 News, Britain
May 10, 2006
Jonathan Miller, Foreign Affairs Correspondent
I've dipped into DEBKAfile from time to time and have found your reporting valuable, timely and often bang on the mark...

Village Voice, New York
November 25, 2005
Annual Roundup of the Year
And as, the site with the inside scoop on Israeli intelligence, reported, the Taliban not only managed an orderly retreat but reinfiltrated Afghanistan to continue a guerrilla war...

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