DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 3, 2016
A day after Israel’s Amos-6 communications satellite was lost in a highly unusual explosion/fast fire of the SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral, some Israel aerospace industry experts are beginning to suspect sabotage.
DEBKAfile Special Report September 2, 2016
Israel’s satellite industry, one of the world’s eight, was set back for years by the powerful explosion Thursday afternoon, Sept. 1, of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station two days before Saturday’s launch of the Amos 6 communications satellite. The satellite that was destroyed was designed to provide direct satellite data services to remote parts of Africa.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 24, 2016
Turkey is setting a rapid pace for its rapprochement with Israel. Saturday, Aug. 20, the Turkish parliament ratified the reconciliation agreement Ankara signed with Jerusalem and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced the ambassadors would be exchanged soon.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 22, 2016
Even though Hamas works hand in glove with the Islamic State in Sinai, Egypt and Libya, the Palestinian group has no role in ISIS decisions to attack Israel or any influence over its considerations.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 15, 2016
The US, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Israel too have warned the octogenarian Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas against holding the Oct. 8 municipal elections he has called for the Palestinian-ruled West Bank towns and locales and the Gaza Strip.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 9, 2016
The talks between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Reccep Erdogen in St. Petersburg scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 9, are causing trepidation among Israel’s policy-makers and military leaders. Turkey appears to have opted to quit ties with the US and NATO and line up with a Russian-Shiite front led by Tehran in preference to an anti-Iran Sunni alliance.
DEBKAfile Special Expose August 6, 2016
The nuclear accord signed a year ago with Iran has become a hot US presidential campaign issue. On Thursday, Aug. 4, US President Barack Obama speaking at the Pentagon said the agreement “has worked exactly the way we said it would,” and even “Israeli defense officials are behind [it].” His contention was countered by the Israeli defense establishment in Tel Aviv.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016
Obama is unlikely to give way on use of US aid for purchases in Israel.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 30, 2016
Iranian, Syrian and Hizballah sources are intimating that the “Syrian officer” injured on July 26 in Quneitra by Israel’s double Nimrod’ missile shot was none other than Revolutionary Guards Gen. Muhammad Resa Naghdi, head of the Basij, a pillar of the Iranian ayatollahs’ regime.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 19, 2016
The UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) that flew on July 17 over northern Israel was a “Yasir’ drone made in Iran that was launched from a Hizballah base in Syria’s Qalamoun Mountains, some 60km from central Golan.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 13, 2016
Israeli military bulldozers backed by tanks have crossed into the demilitarized zone dividing the Israeli and Syrian Golan borders. They are building a line of fortifications and anti-tank trenches 300-500 meters inside the DMZ
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 10, 2016
The Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry’s visit to Israel Sunday, July 10 and the two conversations he held with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that day underscored the intensified ties between the two governments and their leaders.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 7, 2016
Intelligence-sharing between the Russians and the Israelis for combating terror faces hard questions.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 7, 2016
Seeks to follow Russian track to Assad while upsetting future Sunni allies.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 4, 2016
Exclusive to debkafile counter terrorism sources: The IDF and the General Security Service have video footage and photos showing how the eight Palestinian terrorists from Yatah village in Mt Hebron, participated in an ISIS oath of allegiance ceremony.
DEBKAfile Special Report June 29, 2016
American-European intelligence input points to iSIS suicide teams lurking ready to strike near at least two or three other airports in Europe. The intel is very general, pointing to intent, but no specifics.
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 Exclusive Report June 24, 2016
The ongoing investigation of the June 21 suicide bombing by ISIS on the Jordan-Syria border, in which six Jordanian border guards were killed and 16 were wounded, has revealed the terrorist organization’s sophisticated means of infiltration and attack. According to debkafile’s intelligence and counterterrorism sources, ISIS carried out the assault with a stolen Jordanian military vehicle.