1394 articles tagged "Israel"
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Informal Israel-Syrian letterbox operates in Azerbaijan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 17, 2009, 12:56 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli president Shimon Peres and prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu have begun exchanging messages with Syrian president Bashar Assad through a new channel of communications opened in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, debkafile's diplomatic sources reveal. When Assad arrived in Baku Wednesday, July 8, he found a message waiting ...
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Israeli sub said armed with nuclear-capable torpedoes navigates Suez Canal
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 7, 2009, 9:43 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Dolphin-class attack submarine is reported to be the first Israeli naval vessel to transit the Suez Canal in four years on its way from Haifa to Eilat last month. According to debkafile's military sources, the move indicates a strengthening of the informal Israel-Egyptian-Saudi pact forged in recent ...
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The changing Mossad: Frontrunner for next director is former Air Force chief
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 6, 2009, 4:41 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Israeli government's decision Sunday, June 28, to extend Meir Dagan's service as director of Israel's external intelligence service, the Mossad, until the end of 2010 raised some dust in political circles - especially after his deputy resigned in a huff over the long wait for his turn at the ...
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Netanyahu folds under US pressure, pulls out of West Bank towns before peace talks
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 30, 2009, 4:18 PM (GMT+02:00)
Despite his pledge to keep security considerations uppermost in his dealings with the Palestinians, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu is buckling under pressure from the US administration aimed at softening Israel up ahead of Middle East peace talks.
This pressure turned Netanyahu's first official visits to Rome and Paris sour. He ...
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Washington infighting mutes Netanyahu-Obama differences
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 28, 2009, 3:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
In less than a month, aides in Washington and Jerusalem have transmuted the head-on clash forecast for the first meeting between Binyamin Netanyahu has Israel's prime minister and US president Barack Obama Monday, May 18, into a warm, amicable encounter, debkafile's political analysts say.
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Tehran takes note of Israel's non-interference in its domestic turmoil
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 26, 2009, 9:33 PM (GMT+02:00)
Ruling circles in Tehran have interpreted a remark by Israel's Mossad director Meir Dagan as signifying Jerusalem's non-interference in the domestic turmoil besetting the regime over the disputed presidential election, debkafile's Iranian sources report. They see Israel lining up with the mainstream Arab governments such as Egypt and ...
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Iran crisis tightens top-level Israel-Egyptian-Saudi strategic interaction
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 26, 2009, 9:17 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's defense minister Ehud Barak said his talks in Cairo Sunday, June 21, with President Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian defense minister Gen. Tantawi and intelligence minister Gen. Omar Suleiman were interesting and wide-ranging.
Iran obviously figured high on their agenda with both sides trading views, intelligence input and evaluations.
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Netanyahu's speech - more political than statesmanlike
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 20, 2009, 5:58 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu's speech at the Bar-Ilan University's Begin-Sadat Hall Sunday, June 14, failed to offer a new diplomatic beginning for approaching the intractable conflict with the Palestinians, according to debkafile's analysts. He finally accepted the two-state solution promoted by US president Barak Obama but tagged ...
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White House welcomes Netanyahu's endorsement of Palestinian state <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 19, 2009, 9:23 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli prime minister Binyamin for the first time spoke in favor of a Palestinian state alongside Israel in his speech at Bar Ilan University Sunday, June 14. But only on condition that the Palestinian state is demilitarized, does not control its air space, accepts effective security arrangements against arms smuggling, ...
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Netanyahu-Mubarak Talks Aim to produce Arab-Israeli Front versus Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 13, 2009, 6:01 PM (GMT+02:00)
If successful, Binyamin Netanyahu's first meeting as Israeli prime minister with Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak at Sharm el Sheikh Monday, May 11, may well mark an epic turning-point in Middle East history recalling the 1979 peace breakthrough with Egypt. Their common goals - and Mubarak speaks for the Saudi king ...
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Netanyahu heads for collision with Obama administration
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 9, 2009, 12:53 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli president Shimon Peres' task in Washington on May 4-5 is to blunt the sharp edge the White House is honing to force Israel to toe the new Washington line on the Palestinians, Syria and Iran.
Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu can expect the full force of a bludgeon to be ...
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Enough fissile material for Iranian nuke by year's end - AMAN officer
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 8, 2009, 10:05 AM (GMT+02:00)
Brig. Gen. Yossi Baidatz, director of Israeli military intelligence (AMAN) research division, estimates that Iran will have accumulated enough fissile material to build its first nuclear bomb by the end of this year. Iran's nuclear clock is ticking away faster than international diplomacy.
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Jerusalem man kills Arab, badly injures Jew in shooting rampage
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 3, 2009, 9:04 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile reports the apparently deranged shooter, Yoel Almog Danashvili, 48, told police he felt threatened by an Arab who approached him while he was meditating on a busy Jerusalem intersection early Tuesday, June 2, and shot him dead. Again fearing attack, he later shot two Jews, injuring one ...
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Israel's Air & Missile Forces Could Wipe out Iran's Nuclear Sites<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 28, 2009, 7:43 PM (GMT+02:00)
The detailed report compiled by the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) in Washington last month, complete with graphs and diagrams, has been reprinted in thousands of copies in Tehran. It is compulsory reading for its intelligence and Revolutionary Guards personnel because the Study on a Possible Israeli Strike ...
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Israel to drill missile attack from many directions<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 27, 2009, 9:21 PM (GMT+02:00)
Deputy defense minister Matan Vilnai outlined the nationwide civil defense exercise to be staged next week in a briefing to the Knesset foreign affairs and security committee Monday, May 25. Next Tuesday, he said, sirens would send the entire population heading for the nearest shelters or protected sites.
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Israeli ministers use Der Spiegel's Hariri story to knock Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 27, 2009, 8:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
A senior Israel intelligence official criticized Israel ministers for jumping on the German "Der Spiegel" report which claimed that the UN tribunal on the case of the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese PM Hariri had new evidence implicating Hizballah leader Nasrallah rather than Syria.
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Netanyahu's backing for outpost removals unrelated to his Iran deal with Obama
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 26, 2009, 11:24 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile: However many outposts are evacuated, the Obama administration will object strenuously to an Israeli strike against Iran. This is clear to prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and is unlikely to change in defense minister Ehud Barak's talks in Washington next week.
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Diskin: Hamas won't give Mid East peace a chance, can be toppled
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 24, 2009, 11:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
US president Barack Obama's plan to launch a fresh Middle East initiative is a non-starter as long as the extremist Hamas rules the Gaza Strip, said Shin Bet (internal security agency) director Yuval Diskin Tuesday, May 19. He was commenting on the extensive talks the US president held with Israeli ...
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Israeli air force hits Hamas-Gaza hard amid Lebanon border tensions<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 24, 2009, 2:05 PM (GMT+02:00)
In response to twin Qassam missile attack on Sderot from Gaza Tuesday, May 19, the Israeli Air Force went into action early Wednesday against a range of Hamas positions in Rafah, Khan Younes, Zeitun and Tufah suburbs of Gaza city and, Deir Balakh. debkafile's military sources report that ...
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Obama's charm offensive for radical rulers abandons Israel to Iranian threat
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 23, 2009, 2:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
The new US president's dramatic global policy shifts have easily dwarfed the knotty Israeli-Palestinian peace issue handed down from one US president to the next over decades. Barack Obama's outstretched hand to Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, Iran's best friend in the Americas, on April 17, at the summit of American leaders ...
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