1426 articles tagged "Israel"
Alexander Zelin
Its Bargaining Chip is the S-300 Missile for Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 14, 2010

Moscow is negotiating for Israeli robotics technology for building its own UAV fleet while also developing its military ties with Iran and Syria. Its bargaining chip is the S-300 missile interceptor for Iran.

More...
Barack Obama, Mahmoud Abbas and Binyamin Netanyahu
But Obama, Abbas and Netanyahu Can't Overcome Their Mutual Antipathy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 14, 2010

That the proximity talks between Israel and the Palestinians are bound to fail is an open secret although the West Bank is ripe for a deal. But Obama, Netanyahu and Abbas can't overcome their mutual antipathy to save the day.

More...
Israel's Barak-8 naval shield
Israel will not sell Turkey advanced naval Barak-8 interceptor
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 27, 2010

Israel's advanced military hardware sales to Turkey are petering out under the impact of Tayyep Recep Erdogan's alignment with Syria and Iran and his poisonous attacks, with detrimental effect on the Turkish army's operational capabilities. debkafile sources report that Israel refused to sell the Turkish Navy the Barak 8 missile interceptor, whose radar provides warships with 360-degree coverage against incoming missiles or air attack. Its co-developer India is equally adamant against the sale.

More...
US pulls another rug from Israeli security
Obama U-Turn on UN penalties for Iran, defensible borders for Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 19, 2010

President Barack Obama has given up on tough UN Security Council sanctions on Iran over its nuclear drive, and gone back on the longstanding American commitment assuring Israel of recognized and defensible borders in any future accommodation with its Arab neighbors.
In congratulating Israel on its 62nd Day of Independence, US Secretary of state Hillary Clinton mentions "recognized borders" while omitting the traditional qualifier "defensible."

 

More...
James Jones
The US President's Six Wise Men Outweighed Mitchell and Ross
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 9, 2010

Obama is persuaded by veteran presidential advisers of yore to impose an American solution on the parties to the Middle East conflict, curtail Israeli influence in Washington and "liberate" Arab support for the US. The Mitchell-Ross "incremental" approach is shelved.

More...
Lt. Gen. Gaby Ashkenazi
He Sidelined the Chief of Staff Opposed to Attacking Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 9, 2010

Israel's comeback for Obama's attempt to impose his Palestinian will was delivered on the Iranian issue. Washington hit back by bundling the Palestinian and Iranian issues together.

More...
Binyamin Netanyahu
Israelis and Palestinians Quietly Nix Obama's "Borders First" Plan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 9, 2010

Even if Israel were willing, it could not perform a massive shake-up of its defensive posture in the time allotted for handing 96 percent of the West Bank to the Palestinians, while Abbas, Fayyad and Co. bide their time for the US sledgehammer to work on Israel.

More...
Click on the map for full-size image!
Obama Charts Future Frontiers for Israel, Palestinian State
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 9, 2010

The US president advocates a Middle East peace plan whereby Palestinian state borders would enclose 96 percent of the West Bank and 133,000 Israelis evacuated. The 4 percent left with Israel would include Jerusalem.

More...
Tactical Nuclear Weapon
US researchers postulate Israeli tactical nuclear strike on Iran
DEBKAfile Special Report March 28, 2010

Scenarios of a potential Israeli attack on Iran - usually without US assent - abound in Washington in the last 24 hours. They contrast sharply with the impression Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu is conveying that he and President Barack Obama were of one mind on Iran when they met last week.  Two CSIS researchers cite the belief in some US military circles that Israel, lacking a one-off capability for striking Iran, will resort to tactical nuclear weapons.  

 

More...
Israeli helicopter in action in Gaza
An Israeli major and sergeant killed in Hamas cross-border attack
DEBKAfile Special Report March 26, 2010

A Hamas cross-border attack on Israeli forces outside Kissufim Friday, March 26, killed an officer, Maj. Eliraz Peretz, Dep. Commander of Golani 12 battalion, 31, from Eili, and 1st Sgt. Ilan Seviatsovsky, 21 from Rishon Lezion.
Two Israeli soldiers were also injured in the heavy fighting which followed when an Israeli tank and artillery force which crossed in to shell the attackers was ambushed by a second Hamas unit firing anti-tank weapons and bombs. Israel says Hamas is accountable for the attack.

More...
Portable Computer
When Computers Are the Agents, Lebanese and Syrian Intelligence Are Baffled
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 26, 2010

Israeli spies caught in Lebanon are the passive operators of computerized surveillance devices and have no information to spill to Lebanese spy chiefs.

More...
Nicolas Sarkozy may join UK punishment
France mulls following UK punishment for Israel over Dubai passports
DEBKAfile Special Report March 23, 2010

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 London's Middle East policies.

 

 

 

 

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

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.

More...
Binyamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu Can't Afford to Surrender on Jerusalem or Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 19, 2010

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.

More...
Israeli Special Forces
How Obama Dismantled Israel's Gulf Line against Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 19, 2010

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. 

More...
US Centcom chief Gen. David Petraeus
Washington sharpens crisis with Israel, may give Palestinians military shield
DEBKAfile Special Report March 18, 2010

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.

More...
Never too friendly
US will raise the heat until Israel toes the line on Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis March 14, 2010

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.

 

More...
Ehud Barak meets Robert Gates in D.C.
US ponders denying Israel arms needed for conflict with Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 13, 2010

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 E. Jerusalem.

 

More...
Triumphant trio in Tehran
Paper Demonizing the Jews Stirs Muslim World Interest
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 5, 2010

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

 

More...
Sophisticated anti-air IGLA missile
New Syrian-supplied weapon enables Hizballah to shoot down Israeli aircraft
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2010

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.

 

More...
1426 articles tagged "Israel" :












Copyright 2000-2014 DEBKAfile. All Rights Reserved.  Terms and Conditions Site design by visionbyamit.com