1395 articles tagged "Israel"
Nicolas Sarkozy may join UK punishment
France mulls following UK punishment for Israel over Dubai passports
DEBKAfile Special Report March 23, 2010, 1:13 PM (GMT+02:00)

debkafile's sources disclose that President Nicolas Sarkozy will decide in the coming hours whether to follow in Britain's footsteps in punishing Israel for suspicions that its security service forged the French passports used by the assassins of Hamas arms trader Mahmoud Mabhouh in Dubai on Jan. 19. London expelled an Israeli diplomat although it admitted it had no proof of Israel's culpability, which Jerusalem regards as an unfriendly act in keeping with More...

Advanced BLU-100 recalled by President Obama
Obama recalls bunker-buster bomb kits to bar Israeli strike on Iran
DEBKAfile Special Report March 20, 2010, 6:54 PM (GMT+02:00)

Shortly after the flare-up of a US-Israel row over new homes in East Jerusalem, US president Barack Obama ordered a consignment of Joint Direct Attack Munitions- JDAM already on its way to Israel to be diverted to the US Air Force base on the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia. This step in mid-March, the pointer to a US arms embargo for preventing Israel attacking Iran's nuclear sites, is first revealed here by debkafile's military sources.

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Binyamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu Can't Afford to Surrender on Jerusalem or Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 19, 2010, 1:17 AM (GMT+02:00)

After blowing up the Jerusalem and Iran issues into matters of life or death, Barack Obama relented. But first, the Iranian president pointed the way for its allies to exploiting Israel's loss of its best friend to finally settle accounts with the Zionist state.

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Israeli Special Forces
How Obama Dismantled Israel's Gulf Line against Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 19, 2010, 1:13 AM (GMT+02:00)

In 2007, President George W. Bush brought Israel special force veterans to Gulf Emirates to train their elite soldiers for defending their regimes and oilfields against Iran. 

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US Centcom chief Gen. David Petraeus
Washington sharpens crisis with Israel, may give Palestinians military shield
DEBKAfile Special Report March 18, 2010, 11:36 AM (GMT+02:00)

The Obama administration demands Israel extend its West Bank construction freeze to East Jerusalem for the duration of peace talks and offer more concessions to the Palestinians. This - plus a pledge not to attack Iran - is the price for ending the crisis. Gen. Petraeus's suggested transfer of the "Palestinian territories" to his Central Command is tantamount to providing the Palestinians with a US military shield against Israel, say debkafile's military sources.

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Never too friendly
US will raise the heat until Israel toes the line on Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis March 14, 2010, 10:39 PM (GMT+02:00)

While exploiting Israel's ill-timed announcement of 1,600 new homes in East Jerusalem for concessions to the Palestinians, debkafile's Washington sources report Washington will keep twisting the Netanyahu government's arm until it toes the line on Iran. Obama's acceptance of Iran's nuclear program is spurned not only by Israel but also by Saudi Arabia and the moderate Arab regimes. But the president is pushing for endorsement before campaigning for US midterm elections to Congress.

 

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Ehud Barak meets Robert Gates in D.C.
US ponders denying Israel arms needed for conflict with Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 13, 2010, 9:53 PM (GMT+02:00)

Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu convened his inner cabinet Saturday night, March 12, to discuss the spiraling crisis with Washington and his first response.
debkafile's military and Washington sources report: The Obama administration is considering withholding from Israel military items urgently needed in case of a flare-up of hostilities with Iran and its allies. This would further ratchet up the row over the added 1,600 homes in ...

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Triumphant trio in Tehran
Paper Demonizing the Jews Stirs Muslim World Interest
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 5, 2010, 12:58 PM (GMT+02:00)

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is unmoved by Western media inattention to his hate campaign against Jews and Israel. He is campaigning hard to plant the poison in the Muslim mainstream. Its malevolence recalls Nazi "final solution" propaganda. DEBKA-Net-Weekly first disclosed the existence of this manifesto on March 5, 2010. debkafile now makes it available to the general reader

 

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Sophisticated anti-air IGLA missile
New Syrian-supplied weapon enables Hizballah to shoot down Israeli aircraft
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2010, 6:30 PM (GMT+02:00)

Syria has defied Israel's caution that handing over new strategic weapons to the Lebanese Hizballah would cause Israel to strike targets inside Syria. debkafile's military sources disclose that Damascus has just smuggled across the border a number of Russian-made IGLA-S surface-to-air missiles for intercepting low-flying F-16 warplanes, drones, helicopters, cruise missiles, and surveillance aircraft day or night.

 

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US Secretary of State
US backs off speedy Iran sanctions promised Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 2, 2010, 9:51 AM (GMT+02:00)

Washington has reversed its drive for sanctions against Iran by the end of March, with or without the UN Security Council. On Feb. 25, Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak was given this early date in his talks with administration officials. On March 2, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Security Council action would take "several months." This sudden reversal has eased the strain on Tehran and left Israel high and dry.

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Assad wants clear Iranian guarantees
Syria wants Iranian troops guaranteed for front against Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2010, 4:59 PM (GMT+02:00)

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's talks with Syrian president Bashar Assad in Damascus Thursday, Feb. 25, are aimed at coordinating practicalities to bring Iran's secret military pacts with Syria, Hizballah and Hamas a step closer to fruition. A possible Middle East war would become more tangible. 

 

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Dubai killing suspects
EU anti-terror chiefs: Mabhouh furor may jeopardize our operations
DEBKAfile Special Report February 22, 2010, 10:05 PM (GMT+02:00)

European anti-terror agencies warned EU foreign ministers that further sensationalizing the Dubai killing may expose and jeopardize their own operations, prompting a softer condemnation that focused on the fake passports and omitted to mention Israel. Iran, however, urges the United Arab Republics to fan the flames, tar Israel and accept mutual defense pacts with Tehran.
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USS Higgins in Haifa
But Defensive Preparations Proceed Apace
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 12, 2010, 9:32 AM (GMT+02:00)

How they cooperate is still moot. But Israel is preparing to face the music from Hizballah in the North, Hamas in the South and Syria in the northeast. Egypt secures the passage of Israeli warships through Suez, is conspicuously eager to join any US-Israeli action against Iran.

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Director US intelligence Dennis Blair
US buildup aims to contain Iran's drive for Gulf supremacy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 8, 2010, 2:30 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Obama administration's decision last week to boost its military presence in the Gulf and supply its Arab allies with tens of billions of new weapons is a bid to win the galloping arms race with Iran and mark out American spheres of influence and contain Iran's drive for regional hegemony - whether or not it attains a nuclear weapon. Washington is closely watching the numbers Iran's ...

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Director of US Intelligence Dennis Blair
US military boost aims to contain Iran's Gulf supremacy drive
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 8, 2010, 2:12 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Obama administration's decision last week to boost its military presence in the Gulf and supply its Arab allies with tens of billions of new weapons is a bid to win the galloping arms race with Iran and mark out American spheres of influence and contain Iran's drive for regional hegemony - whether or not it attains a nuclear weapon. Washington is closely watching the numbers Iran's ...

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Visiting enrichment laboratory
Limp Western- Israeli response to Iran's uranium enrichment hike
DEBKAfile Special Report February 8, 2010, 10:52 AM (GMT+02:00)

Tehran's decision to raise its uranium enrichment level to 20 percent - taking it weeks away from weapons-grade production - in the teeth of international objections, has raised no cries of outrage in Washington or Jerusalem. Asked Monday, Feb. 7, whether president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's announcement ...

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Syrian missile
Iranian missile airlift stiffens Syrian war talk, tops up Hizballah, Hamas
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 5, 2010, 9:22 AM (GMT+02:00)

debkafile Iranian and military sources report the new war threats from Damascus are backed by massive Iranian airlifts for boosting Syria's missile arsenal. Fresh supplies have also reached Hizballah and Hamas. Syrian war rhetoric was fanned by the delivery of 100 new medium-range surface-to-surface missiles from Iran. The Syrian foreign minister publicly confirmed debkafile's disclosure in December of a secret mutual defense pact binding Iran, Syria, Hizballah and Hamas. ...

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Italian prime minister in Jerusalem
Italian and Israeli leaders airbrush Rome's thriving trade with Tehran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 3, 2010, 1:29 PM (GMT+02:00)

 

Italian PM Berlusconi said Tuesday the state-controlled oil giant Eni SpA had withdrawn from developing  a southern Iranian oilfield (a small project) and promised to "block new investments in oil and gas."

His silence on current rather than future investments shows which way the wind is blowing. His Israeli hosts withheld comment on Rome's trade ties with Tehran.

 

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Hamas chief Muhammad al-Jabry
Hamas warns 13 top terror activists they are in Israel's cross-hairs
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 2, 2010, 10:44 PM (GMT+02:00)

Hamas security services Tuesday, Feb. 2, advised 13 jihad chiefs, including 2 Jihad Islamic commanders, that they are Israel's next targets for liquidation, after the death of Hamas weapons smuggler Mahmoud Makhbouh in Dubai on Jan. 19, debkafile's counter-terror sources disclose.
Disclosing the identities of their top men indicates Hamas is in a blind funk.
debkafile has obtained the full ...

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Phosphorus flares in Gaza War
Israel military faults exposure of two disciplined Gaza commanders
DEBKAfile Special Expose February 2, 2010, 3:08 PM (GMT+02:00)

Israel's report to Ban Ki-Moon supposed to defend IDF conduct in the Gaza Operation adds weight to the war's critics by naming two high-ranking commanders who were disciplined for exceeding orders by allowing the UN center in Gaza to come under artillery attack. Their fellow-commanders are furious, say the two officers have been placed at risk of international prosecution.  

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