DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 27, 2016
Resumed Jerusalem-Ankara ties interface with the emerging Sunni alliance that Riyadh, Cairo and Ankara are building against Iran.
DEBKAfile Special Report October 25, 2015
In a major security breach, an Israeli Arab, 23, was able to fly by paraglider across into Syria from the southwestern village of Mevo Hama Saturday, Oct. 24, southwestern Golan without being intercepted. The pilot came from the Israeli Arab town of Jaljuliya east of Kfar Saba. His defection, apparently to the Islamic State, was clearly organized in advance. His landing in Syria was secured by a party from the jihadist who came to pick him up. The massive search operationy the Israeli military scrambled came too late.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 21, 2015
The IDF’s intelligence officers of today operate on a novel battlefield, armed with a keyboard, screen, internet link and idiomatic command of the Arabic vernacular. This cyber covert warrior fights under a fictional or borrowed virtual identit. He invades terrorist networks and plants false directives to deflect a Palestinian from setting out to sow terror with a knife, gun or car. He uses the same digital space as the back-alley Palestinian gangs to sow panic and confusion in terrorist ranks..
The Tel Aviv couple’s Brussels killer got away clean after Belgians missed out on intelligence routine
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 29, 2014
As time goes by, the chances diminish of catching the murderer of the Tel Aviv couple Miriam and Emmanuel and Riva at the Jewish Museum of Brussels and two other victims on May 24 - likewise, of identifying his principal. The Belgian general prosecution handed the case to State Security, after rating it a terrorist-motivated crime and failing to turn up a single lead. debkafile: In the absence of strong interrelations between Israel’s intelligence bodies and Belgian GISS, the intelligence-gathering teamwork essential for solving this sort of crime was missing.
DEBKAfile Special Report September 26, 2013
President Uhuru Kenyatta is quoted as blaming the United States and Israel in private conversation for their undercover agencies’ failure to prevent the major terrorist attack on Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall on Sept. 21. He counted on them for a heads-up, only to find they were as much in the dark as Nairobi. Israeli security sources are digging hard to find out how Al Qaeda spies conducted surveillance forays in the mall – and even smuggled in large stocks of ammo – without Israel intelligence detecting them or sounding the alarm.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 4, 2013
When Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon informed a Knesset panel Monday, June 3 that Syrian rebels still occupied four Damascus districts, debkafile’s intelligence sources reported the battle for the Syrian capital was all but over. Senior IDF officers: Flawed intelligence may lead to faulty decision-making.
DEBKAfile Special Report February 2, 2012
Iran has completed the development of a nuclear weapon and is only waiting for a sign from Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to start assembling its first nuclear bomb, said Israeli Military Intelligence Chief Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi on Thursday, February 2. By the end of 2012 or early 2013 Iran may have a single nuclear bomb, he said, but by 2015 the figure would jump to four or five. Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon: None of Iran's nuclear installations are immune from attack.
DEBKAfile Special Report January 16, 2012
The Thai police's capture of a Lebanese-Swedish Hizballah suspect thwarted a terrorist attack on Bet Habad in Bangkok, involving the taking of hostages and blowing up the building - on the same lines as al Qaeda's 2008 assault on the Mumbai Habad center which killed 8 Israelis and Jews - only more ambitious. Habad Bangkok is much larger; its hostel has dozens of rooms. A second team was to have hit the Khao San Road restaurants popular with Israelis and Americans. The terror alert is still in force.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 3, 2010
Tamir Pardo was picked to lead Mossad in a new direction in line with a sweeping overhaul of Israel's intelligence organizations to transform them into operational organisms rather than intelligence-gatherers and analysts. The future accent will be on covert warfare.
DEBKAfile Special Report October 26, 2010
The Tehran Prosecutor General announced Tuesday, Oct. 26 that two people would go on trial for collaborating with Israeli intelligence - in addition to the five arrested earlier on charges of contacts with foreign intelligence services. He did not identify any of the seven accused, stressing only that they had all received large sums of money.
debkafile's sources link the arrests to the loading of fuel into the Bushehr reactor earlier that day.
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