1394 articles tagged "Israel"
F-15 at Decimomannu air base, Sardinia
UK expects Israeli attack on Iran next month with US logistical support
DEBKAfile Special Report November 10, 2011, 9:04 AM (GMT+02:00)

British government ministers have been told to expect Israeli military action in the wake of the UN watchdog report  "as early as Christmas or very early in the new year," the London Daily Mail reported Thursday, Nov. 10.  They were told Israel would strike Iran's nuclear sites "sooner rather than later" – with "logistical support" from the US. A major US concern is said to be that a nuclear-armed Iran would spur Saudi Arabia and Turkey into developing their own weapons.

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Iranian General Masoud Jazayeri
Second Iranian threat to destroy Israel names its Dimona reactor
DEBKAfile Special Report November 9, 2011, 5:05 PM (GMT+02:00)

For the second time in four days, Iran has threatened to annihilate Israel. Sunday, Nov. 6, Tehran said four missiles would be enough to kill a million Israelis. Wednesday, Nov. 9, Gen. Masoud Jazayeri, deputy commander of Iran's armed forces, said an American or Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear facilities would not only result in the Jewish state's extinction - "Dimona is the most accessible target" - but generate a response that "would not be limited to the Middle East." debkafile's sources report signs of exrreme edginess in Tehran.

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German Air Force Tornado
German Air Force in training for Iran strike
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly November 8, 2011, 7:20 PM (GMT+02:00)

Germany has put its Air Force Tornado warplanes in intensive training for a possible attack on targets in Iran, after taking part last week in a joint drill with the Israeli Air Force and other NATO members at the Italian Decimomannu air base on Sardinia.

Iran, for its part, is gearing up for a gloves-off reprisal against its attackers. DEBKA-Net-Weekly's latest issue out this Friday has exclusive details on this menacing military buildup.
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Implosion experiments for nuclear bomb detonation
How the US and Israel let Iran get a nuclear arms capablity
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 7, 2011, 5:03 PM (GMT+02:00)

New revelations from US intelligence sources confirm day by day that Iran has attained a nuclear weapon capability: Implosion experiments at Parchin were uncovered Sunday; its six-year old ability to build detonators for triggering a nuclear chain reaction, reported Monday. Stuxnet  which invaded Natanz in June 2010 delayed but did not derail Iran's forward march towards a weapon. The US president and Israeli prime minister vowed never to let Iran attain a nuclear capability. So what are they going to do now?

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Nuclear-capable Kh-55 missile
Tehran: For an Israeli attack, four Iranian missiles would hit a million Israelis
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 6, 2011, 5:47 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) new agency Fars headlined a threat Sunday, Nov. 6: Four Iranian missiles can destroy tiny Israel, said the paper in Tehran's first reaction to the flood of conflicting reports about a possible Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear sites. The writer is close to Supreme Ruler Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. However, says debkafile, Iran's leaders are divided on their assessment of the seriousness of an Israeli or American military threat to their nuclear program.

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An IAF base
US sources: Israel ministers who opposed Iran strike are now for it
DEBKAfile Special Report November 6, 2011, 8:28 AM (GMT+02:00)

American sources told Fox News early Sunday, Nov. 6 that all the senior Israeli ministers formerly against attacking Iran's nuclear sites are now for it, after updates on Iran's clandestine progress toward building a nuclear weapon. The ministers also believe new sanctions would not be tough enough. debkafile: Washington's uncritical references to Israeli plans signal Tehran that because of the level it has reached in its weapons-geared nuclear program, the US can no longer hold Israel back from exercising its military option.

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Clilck here for HIzballah's invasion plan
Nasrallah: Hizballah can fight Israel without aid from Iran or Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 4, 2011, 1:35 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Lebanese Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah has briefed his unit commanders on updated operational plans for firing 10,000 rockets at Tel Aviv and Israel's air force and reserve mobilization bases in a surprise attack, debkafile's military sources report. "The Zionist enemy cannot stand up to a salvo on that scale," he said and assured them that Hizballah is capable of fighting Israel without Iranian or Syrian help. To boost morale, Nasrallah disclosed the arrival of advanced weapons from Libya and unveiled plans to capture parts of Galilee.

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Barack Obama
Obama Set to Attack Iran's Nuclear Sites by the Fall of 2012
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 4, 2011, 1:33 AM (GMT+02:00)

Regional leaders hope the US is ready for a fresh start to reestablish its influence after exiting Iraq. They count on an attack on Iran overturning the regimes in Tehran and Damascus although their rulers will fight to the death. NATO and Israel have embarked on joint maneuvers to ...

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Jericho missile
What Makes Israelis Sure a War with Iran Is impending?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 4, 2011, 1:33 AM (GMT+02:00)

It is feared in Jerusalem that the war will develop from a Syrian-Hizballah attack on Israel. If the US opts out of a strike against Iran, it will be left to Israel to do the job singlehanded.

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Israel Provided a Glimpse of Its Nuclear Capability – in Sight of Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 4, 2011, 1:33 AM (GMT+02:00)

Israeli timed the unveiling of its first nuclear-capable missile, Jericho 3, for the run-up to the IAEA report on Iran, called in Vienna a game-changer. Washington is preparing harsh sanctions against Iranian oil exports and international banking for slapping down straight after the report.

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HMS Astute: British nuclear attack submarine
A military war of nerves against Iran: The US leads, Israel and UK go along
DEBKAfile Special Report November 2, 2011, 10:46 PM (GMT+02:00)

A rush of military events was orchestrated Wednesday, Nov. 2, to persuade Tehran that the US, Britain and Israel are on the verge of a military operation unless it gives up its drive for a nuclear weapon - depending on President Barack Obama's okay. Israel would not participate in a US-led NATO strike on Iran but reserve its armed forces to defend the home front, guard the assault forces against Iran's allies and serve as a strategic reserve.

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Israeli Air Force F-16s
Israel tests new nuclear-capable missile, ends joint air exercise with Italy, starts missile drill
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 2, 2011, 3:00 PM (GMT+02:00)

Israel successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile Wednesday, Nov. 2. Foreign sources say the ICBM tested was an upgraded Jericho 3 able to carry a 750-kilo nuclear warhead to a distance of 7,000 kilometers - further with a smaller warhead. Soon after the test, the IDF announced the Israeli and Italian air forces had concluded a joint maneuver at Sardinia, and a large-scale exercise had just begun to prepare central Israel for missile attack.

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Israeli Air Force F-15
What prompted frenzied rumors in Israel of an imminent attack on Iran?
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly November 1, 2011, 2:29 PM (GMT+02:00)

Israelis are all of a sudden plunged into hot debate on the pros and cons of an IDF attack on Iran's nuclear sites. It was triggered by a report that the attack would go forward before winter. A senior cabinet minister then admitted he had sleepless nights over the 100,000 Syrian, Hizballah and Hamas rockets awaiting Israel when the attack begins.
So what is really going on? And what game plan?
The last  DEBKA-Net-Weekly provided some answers.
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Iron Dome interceptor in action
Palestinian missiles pound S. Israel for third day. Iron Dome at Rehovot
DEBKAfile Special Report October 31, 2011, 9:34 PM (GMT+02:00)

Beersheba, Ashkelon, Ashdod and Sderot were again under missile fire from Gaza Monday night, Oct. 31 for the third day - although Israel's Home Front Minister Mattan Vilnai had stated the Jihad Islami offensive was over. Of the 7 missiles, one was intercepted by an Iron Dome battery in Beersheba.  Skeptical of the military assessment, several southern mayors kept schools closed. The continuing barrage and the army's decision to park an Iron Dome in Rehovot proved they were right.
 

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Israel under Palestinian Grad multiple rocket fire
Jihad used Grad multiple rocket launchers against S. Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 29, 2011, 11:31 PM (GMT+02:00)

Ashdod, Ashkelon, Sderot, Kiryat Malachi, Ofakim, Gan Yavne and the Eshkol farm district were subjected to Jihad Islami volleys of more than 35 missiles Saturday, Oct. 29, in retaliation for the loss of a senior five-man missile team in an Israeli air force strike a few hours earlier. One Israeil was killed. The terrorists were shown firing 20 rounds in rapid succession from a Grad multiple rocket launcher mounted on a small truck which then drove off at speed – the same weapon used by Libyan rebels in Sirte.

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The Russian Aztobaza-ELINT radar jammer
Russia boosts Iran's armory with mobile radar-jammers against planes or missiles
DEBKAfile Special Report October 26, 2011, 2:52 PM (GMT+02:00)

Moscow has sold Iran the highly-advanced Avtobaza truck-mounted systems capable of jamming aircraft radar and the electronic guidance instruments of attacking missiles. The deal, announced in Moscow Tuesday, Oct. 25, substantially boosts Russian military assistance to the Islamic Republic, especially of defensive weaponry.  The US and Israel suspect the Avotbaza jammers are only the first installment of the complete  ELINT-electronic signals system for disabling planes and missiles over the entire Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea.

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Israeli missile-carrying UAV for Azerbaijan
Sixty Israeli drones co-produced in Azerbaijan for Baku. Spy satellites next
DEBKAfile Special Report October 25, 2011, 2:20 PM (GMT+02:00)

Azerbaijan's election to a UN Security Council non-permanent seat brings to the world body a government with lively relations with Israel. It also highlights the rivalry between the Israeli and Turkish military industries for the Baku market. Russia, Iran and Armenia, too, are looking askance at the rapid arming of Azerbaijani armed forces with Israeli drones, 60 of which roll out of Azerbaijan factories in two months. The partners are now discussing the sale of Israeli missile-bearing drones and spy satellites.

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Liam Fox
The UK Defense Secretary Who Wanted His Own Intelligence Arm
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 21, 2011, 12:25 AM (GMT+02:00)

Liam Fox tried to break the UK pattern a new defense secretary every year by establishing his own independent intelligence arm to support strategic policy-making and boosting the British arms industries' exports. He was forced to resign by a smear campaign in the media conducted by his rivals.

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Hizballah flag hoised in Moscow to honor Hizballah visit
Moscow welcomes Hizballah delegation, cites Israeli talks with Hamas
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 19, 2011, 10:41 PM (GMT+02:00)

Russia used Israel's negotiations with Hamas for the release of Gilad Shalit to justify its continuing support for Syrian President Bashar Assad and opening the door to pro-Iranian and pro-Syrian terrorist groups. Wednesday, Oct. 19, Moscow welcomed a Lebanese Hizballah delegation, the first European capital to formally receive Iran's terrorist surrogate. debkafile: The Russians suspect a US-Israeli gambit in play to loosen Hamas' bonds with Damascus and Tehran and are working through Hizballah to spoil it.

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Gilad Shalit salutes Prime Minister and Chief of Staff
US objected to Israel's release of some Palestinians as posing a threat
DEBKAfile Special Report October 18, 2011, 11:47 PM (GMT+02:00)

Tuesday night, Oct. 18, the State Department spokesman Mark Toner disclosed that the United States had voiced concerns to Israel over some of the 477 Palestinians freed as part of a deal for his release. "We have looked at some of these individuals and we've communicated our position... to the Israeli government."
An opinion poll the day before Gilad Shalit's release Tuesday showed 88 percent support for the prisoner swap, while 82 percent feared it would encourage more kidnappings.

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