1395 articles tagged "Israel"
US Gen. Martin Dempsey
Top US general: Iran's dangerous game could draw Mid East and US into conflict
DEBKAfile Special Report December 21, 2011, 8:45 AM (GMT+02:00)

Hours after US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told CBS that Iran could build a nuclear bomb in a year or less, Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint US Chiefs of Staff, issued a warning: "Iran is playing a dangerous game that could ensnare the Middle East, the Middle East and others into conflict and a renewed arms race. Don't push it." The loss of the drone is not the end of US efforts, he said, adding: "America is sharing intelligence with Israel."

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Leon Panetta signals new US Iran policy
Panetta: Iran is just months away from a nuke - a red line for US and Israel
DEBKAfile Special Report December 20, 2011, 11:43 AM (GMT+02:00)

"Despite the efforts to disrupt the Iranian nuclear program, they have reached a point where they can assemble a bomb in a year or potentially less," said US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in a CBS interview Tuesday, Dec. 20 marking a radical change in US administration policy. "That's a red line for us and that's a red line, obviously, for the Israelis," he said. Instead of warning Israel against striking Iran, Panetta said: "If we have to do it we will deal with it."

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Dennis Ross
US to Care for Israeli, Saudi Security Needs – But Freezes Them Out of Role in Policy-Making
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 15, 2011, 11:40 PM (GMT+02:00)

Retired presidential adviser Dennis Ross in his first public appearance reveals that Barack Obama has charted a new Mid East policy which cares fully for Israeli, Saudi security needs but freezes them out of Washington policy-making. The Palestinian issue is put on ice indefinitely.

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Who Gave Iran the Technology for Trapping the US Stealth Drone?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 9, 2011, 12:32 AM (GMT+02:00)

Iran's electronic trap for snaring the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel, one of the world's most secret drone programs in almost perfect condition, must be accounted a huge military and intelligence coup and a landmark in the long tussle over Tehran's nuclear program. It may have acquired the technology for its ...

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Has the Drone's Loss Put Paid to US and Israeli Assault Plans for Iran?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 9, 2011, 12:32 AM (GMT+02:00)

The US is to shelve its covert war against Iran's nuclear program and any plans for a direct military attack until it discovers how Iran came to capture the top-secret RQ-170 reconnaissance drone complete with its secrets. Israel too will have to revamp its plans of attack before risking ...

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Multiple Launch Rocket System in action
Israel and Syria brace for regional war between mid-Dec. 2011 and mid-Jan 2012
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 5, 2011, 2:41 PM (GMT+02:00)

The actions and words of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Syrian ruler Bashar Assad in the last 72 hours indicate they are bracing for a regional war, including an attack on Iran, within a time frame between mid-December 2011 and mid-January 2012.
debkafile points to Syria's military exercise in "war conditions," Binyamin Netanyahu's war speech, Washington's heavy hand on Jerusalem to desist from attacking Iran and the hide-and-seek maneuvers of US and Russian fleets.

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Tehran's Mega Sweep for Moles, Coup Plotters, Khamenei's Would-Be Assassins
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 1, 2011, 10:35 PM (GMT+02:00)

After spotting an attempted plot on the life of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran has launched a mega manhunt to ferret out the army of double agents and inside traitors suspected to have infested the upper reaches of its government, Revolutionary Guards and armed forces.

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Beating the "Persian Carpet" against Western Assaults
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 1, 2011, 10:35 PM (GMT+02:00)

The West and Israel have no option but to admit the failure of a decade of sanctions, military threats, diplomatic penalties, cyber war and covert operations to abort Iran's drive for a nuclear bomb. Tehran has never wavered from its goal, citing the "Persian Carpet Doctrine" as its secret ...

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Top US soldier Gen. Martin Dempsey
Barak vs US: We can't wait until Iran declares it has a nuclear bomb
DEBKAfile Special Report December 1, 2011, 11:28 AM (GMT+02:00)

Major US-Israel differences surfaced suddenly Thursday, Dec. 1, over the timing and circumstances of an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, when Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint US Chiefs of Staff, said: "I don't know whether Israel would alert the United States ahead of time if it decided to take military action against Iran." Three hours later, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak maintained US policy would enable Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon without the possibility of attacking it. Meanwhile, facilities are being hidden underground.

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Iranian missile base explosion
US, Israeli covert wars turn the screw on Iran and Syria
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly November 29, 2011, 6:13 PM (GMT+02:00)

The hidden wars the United States, NATO, Arab League members and Israel are waging against Iran, Syria and Hizballah rose to a record pitch in the last two weeks. Aspects of these covert operations are revealed exclusively in the latest DEBKA-Net-Weekly, out lat Friday.  In Syria, these operations teeter on the brink of overt combat. In Iran, unseen hands are eroding regime stability.  

Read also about the Western-Arab plan to bisect Syria into pro-and anti-Assad entities.

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Russian Yakhont blockade breaker
Arab sanctions find Syria's 7 neighbors on alert. Russian missiles for Assad
DEBKAfile Special Report November 27, 2011, 6:44 PM (GMT+02:00)

Twenty-four hours before the Arab League Sunday, Nov. 27, clamped down sanctions on the Assad regime, the first ever against a member state, the armies of Syria's seven neighbors were already scrambling into position on standby for retaliation. debkafile: Israeli armored brigades moved up to the Lebanese and Syrian borders; Ankara placed three armored brigades, its air force and navy on the ready, likewise Hizballah and the Lebanese and Jordanian armed forces. Russia is sending Bashar Assad siege-breaking missiles.

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Leon Panetta
A Six-Month Time Frame for an Israeli Strike on Iran's Nuclear Sites
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 25, 2011, 12:00 AM (GMT+02:00)

It is within the next six months or never. Israel's defense minister has finally confirmed its time frame for an attacking Iran's nuclear sites, having given up on sanctions present or future and strong UN nuclear agency counter-measures having any effect.

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
Medvedev takes aim at US missile shield, targeting also Israel's missile defenses
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 23, 2011, 7:37 PM (GMT+02:00)

After deploying three warships in Syrian waters, Moscow continues to beat war drums against the United States and Israel, followed closely by Tehran. Wednesday, Nov. 23, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced he had ordered "the armed forces to develop measures to ensure we can destroy the command and control systems" of the planned US missile-defense system in Europe. debkafile: Those systems also control Israel's missile defenses against Iranian, Syria and Hizballah missiles and the X-Band radar station in the Israeli Negev.

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Tahrir Sq. clashes
Tantawi: Presidential elections next June, Muslim Brothers in government
DEBKAfile Special Report November 22, 2011, 8:52 PM (GMT+02:00)

The protests in Cairo and other Egyptian cities do not count as the country's second revolution this year. The angry masses battling police in Cairo's Tahrir Square and the centers of Alexandria, Ismailia and Port Said for four days are not backed by any serious political entity, including the Muslim Brotherhood, which Tuesday, Nov. 22 threw in their lot with the military council. So will the protesters be satisfied with Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi's promise of a presidential election in mid-2012? Not so far.

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Who Will Strike the Oil Reserve Iran Stashed on the Red Sea
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 18, 2011, 12:48 AM (GMT+02:00)

Iran has squirreled away 50 million barrels of oil in giant tankers on the Red Sea as its trump card for fixing prices and bypassing sanctions. America wants Israel to harass the tanker fleet and its warship escorts, including submarines, stationed there since July, and chase them away from Israel's ...

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Mahmoud Abbas
The Palestinian Authority Is a Ship Adrift
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 18, 2011, 12:48 AM (GMT+02:00)

Mahmoud Abbas must suspend his bid for Palestinian membership of the UN and its institutions to get hold of frozen American and Israeli cash transfers. The Palestinian Authority is not only broke because of his missteps, but also made irrelevant by the upheavals in the rest of the Arab ...

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Kenya's Raila Odinga meets PM Netanyahu in Jerusalem
Israel to help build E. African coalition against fundamentalism and Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 15, 2011, 2:21 PM (GMT+02:00)

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga ended a visit to Israel this week with a promise from President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of help to establish a new alliance to combat the spread of fundamentalist Islam into the predominantly Christian African nations Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan. Their combined populations total 138 million. Israel agreed to supply drones, fast naval boats and electronic surveillance equipment to help Kenya "rid its territory of Islamist elements" and counter Iranian expansion.

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Iran's late missile chief Brig. Hassan Moghadam
Iran will have five nukes by April 2012. Only 2-3 months left for military option
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 14, 2011, 3:13 PM (GMT+02:00)

By April 2012 Iran will have five nuclear bombs or warheads, says intelligence reaching US president Barack Obama and relayed to Jewish leaders at a closed meeting in New York Sunday, Nov. 13, debkafile's sources report.  The window of opportunity for stopping Iran attaining a nuclear weapon will shut down in late March, after which military action would generate radioactive contamination across the Gulf oil region. Our sources refute claims that Saturday's Iranian base blasts were caused by the CIA or Mossad.

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Libyan mercenaries fire Grad multiple rocket in Gaza
Libyan mercenaries arrive in Gaza with Grad multiple rocket launchers
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 11, 2011, 2:11 PM (GMT+02:00)

Fifty Libyan Muslim Brotherhood mercenaries arrived in the Gaza Strip from Tripoli last month - in time to take part in the Jihad Islami's last missile offensive against Israel starting Oct. 29, debkafile's military sources report. They arrived at the wheels of minivans on which were mounted the new Grad multiple rocket-launchers which Palestinian terrorists fired for the first time last month. These mobile rocket-launchers were last seen on the Libyan battlefield in use against Muammar Qaddafi's army.

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Barack Obama and Binyamin Netanyahu
The Odd Couple in the Lead - Obama and Netanyahu
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 10, 2011, 11:23 PM (GMT+02:00)

The US president and Israeli prime minister are working amicably on plans for a military attack on Iran's nuclear sites and Revolutionary Guards command. They agree that speed is essential and the campaign must end in days rather than weeks.

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