1394 articles tagged "Israel"
Route of the Sumed oil pipeline
Cairo clashes kill 51 Brotherhood supporters, an officer. Army set to defend oil pipeline, Suez shipping
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 8, 2013, 2:15 PM (GMT+02:00)

Egyptian soldiers Monday, July 8, shot dead 51 Muslim Brotherhood supporters, injuring 322, at a sit-in for the reinstatement of deposed President Morsi at the Republican Guards Club in Cairo. The army, which lost an officer and seven wounded soldiers, said “armed terrorists” tried to storm the compound. debkafile: Away from the limelight, the army prepares to secure the Sumed pipeline carrying Persian Gulf oil to the Mediterranean, and Suez Canal shipping, on intelligence of a Muslim Brotherhood clandestine unit conspiring with Sinai Salafists and Hamas to target them.

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Egyptian army on alert in El Arish, Sinai
Obama frowns on Egyptian army’s alignment with Gulf regimes, coming crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 7, 2013, 11:01 AM (GMT+02:00)

Army chief, Gen. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi plans two follow-up steps for last Wednesday’s military coup - at risk of Washington’s censure: The roundup of thousands of local Muslim Brotherhood operatives across the country, and a military crackdown on the Brotherhood’s center of revolt in Sinai, which is allied with al-Qaeda-linked Salafists and supplied with weapons hoarded there in advance. In seeking Israel’s consent for their Sinai operation, under their peace treaty, Egypt’s military rulers will bring their collaboration with Israel out in the open. Egypt’s Sinai pipeline to Jordan was sabotaged Sunday.

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Israel and Jordan Come out Trumps. Qatar Loses Big
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 5, 2013, 1:32 AM (GMT+02:00)

Israel’s fears are eased of a Muslim Brotherhood-ruled Egypt one day declaring war and a possible conflict over lawless Sinai. Hamas is heavily diminished, as are the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan and Syria. Qatar gambled $13 bn on Mohamed Morsi – and lost the lot.

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Egyptians celebrating military overthrow of Morsi government
Saudis, Gulf emirates actively aided Egypt’s military coup, settling score for Mubarak ouster
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 4, 2013, 10:33 AM (GMT+02:00)

The putsch which Wednesday, July 3, overthrew Mohamed Morsi set back the Obama administration’s sponsorship of the Muslim Brotherhood as a moderate partner for its Middle East policies. debkafile: The Egyptian military could not have managed their clockwork coup without Saudi and Dubai aid in intelligence and funding. They aimed to put a spoke in the US-sponsored Arab revolt, as well as settle long scores with Barack Obama. Morsi’s downfall has far-reaching significance for Israel, most immediately easing the security threat from the South and a disaster for Hamas.

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Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin
Buildup for a US-Russian Military Clash in Syria, With Violent Side-Effects for Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 21, 2013, 12:12 AM (GMT+02:00)

In the five months up to the next Obama-Putin encounter, Washington and Moscow will pump up their military investment in either side of the Syrian conflict in the hope of tipping the scales.

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Russian airborne forces
Putin offers Russian troops in lieu of Austrian Golan peacekeepers. UN: Thank you but no
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 7, 2013, 11:56 PM (GMT+02:00)

The UN rejected President Vladimir Putin’s offer Friday, June 7 of Russian peacekeepers to replace the Austrian contingent to be withdrawn from the Golan. debkafile: Putin saw an opportunity to place Russian troops face to face with the Israeli army as a barrier against anti-Assad military intervention from Israel. 

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Obama’s New National Security Team Can’t Dodge the Middle East
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 7, 2013, 12:20 AM (GMT+02:00)

Barack Obama’s new appointees, Susan Rice, National Security adviser, and Samantha Power, ambassador to the UN, favored US intervention in Libya but not Syria. They prefer to help the president achieve his pivot to Asia, but neither al Qaeda nor Iran will give them the chance.

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Syrian troops capture al Qusayr
Qusayr was a debacle for the West and Israel: Aftershocks in Lebanon, Golan and Gaza Strip
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 6, 2013, 11:28 AM (GMT+02:00)

Assad’s al Qusayr victory Wednesday, June 6, presented the US, Israel and the Western alliance with a major strategic debacle. They paid the price of leaving the Syrian-Hizballah military machine orchestrated by Iranian officers a clear field. This machine is ready to trample Aleppo and southern Syria. Israel is next in its sights.

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A Taksim Square protester
Cracks in Erdogan’s rule shake Washington. Will Turkish ferment spread to Iran?
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly June 4, 2013, 10:00 AM (GMT+02:00)

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, the target of the turbulent unrest sweeping Turkey, is also President Barack Obama’s foremost ally in the Muslim world. The latest DEBKA-Weekly out last Friday examined this and other repercussions of the Turkish ferment, like the posting of Revolutionary Guards on the streets of Iran, and impact on the Syrian war. Has an outside hand been feeding the flames of domestic disaffection? And why is Israel concerned? Discovered also was a possible shifting of ground between Iran and Israel, Bashar Assad’s new bankroller, and Hizballah’s creeping takeover of Syria.

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Iranian UAVs Swarm over Mid-East Skies as US Cuts Down on Their Use
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 30, 2013, 11:44 PM (GMT+02:00)

Iran has discovered the attractions of its new unmanned aerial vehicles and is using them for increasingly reckless missions over strategic Middle East sites, including US forces, oil sites, army bases and Israel.

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Veteran Kibbutz Kalia on the Dead Sea
Kerry wants major Israeli concessions for Palestinians, including sovereign northern Dead Sea coast
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 28, 2013, 2:17 PM (GMT+02:00)

debkafile’s exclusive sources reveal that Secretary of State John Kerry wants Israel to make strategic and national concessions for buying Palestinian consent to sit down and talk – such as a Palestinian international airport in Jericho and withdrawal from the Dead Sea’s northern coast. Mahmoud Abbas is off the hook.

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Hassan Nasrallah stokes the Damascus inferno
Hizballah fires rocket toward Israeli Metula, calls up reserves, enters Damascus
DEBKAfile Special Report May 27, 2013, 12:37 PM (GMT+02:00)

A Hizballah rocket fired from Lebanese Marjayoun Monday, May 27 landed harmlessly in Israel’s northernmost town of Metula. debkafile: 48 hours after Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s war speech, his terrorist group joined Syria’s war of attrition against Israel.

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Funerals in Beirut of Hizballah Syrian war dead
Nasrallah pledges tens of thousands of volunteers to fight for Assad
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis May 25, 2013, 10:28 PM (GMT+02:00)

Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah vowed Saturday night, May 25, to expand his movement’s military role in the Syrian civil war and muster tens of thousands of volunteers. Al Qaeda fighters were streaming into Syria, and Israel planned more attacks, he warned. 

 

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Opening Shots of Syrian-Iranian-Hizballah War of Attrition on Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 24, 2013, 1:11 AM (GMT+02:00)

Israeli leaders play down the approaching menace of the Syrian-Hizballah war of attrition backed by Tehran. Bt Prime Minister Netanyahu has set up a war room in his Jerusalem office for keeping track.

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 Israel troops return fire on Syrian Golan position
Gantz: Assad will pay the price for Golan escalation. Syria: We fired on Israeli patrol
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 21, 2013, 6:47 PM (GMT+02:00)

Tuesday, May 21, after an exchange of fire on the Golan, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said: “Last night we destroyed a Syrian army position which fired on an Israeli patrol.” Damascus earlier took responsibility for the attack and threatened to strike back for Israeli reprisals. 

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Putin Suspects US, Turkey of Taking Part in Israeli Air Strikes over Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 16, 2013, 11:53 PM (GMT+02:00)

In its air strike on Syria on May 3, Israel fired stand-off missiles, a tactic for avoiding sending planes into Syrian airspace. This tactic, which Moscow judged to be the precursor for an attack on Iran, will be thwarted by the 200-kilometer range of the S-300 anti-air missiles in Syria.

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Barack Obama
John Kerry Loses Clout for Middle East Diplomacy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 16, 2013, 11:52 PM (GMT+02:00)

John Kerry finds the ground slipping from under his feet as he pursues Middle East peace initiatives on behalf of a boss beleaguered by scandal.

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Dmitry Rogozin
Has Russia Cracked the Codes of the American Missile Intercept Warning Systems?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 16, 2013, 11:52 PM (GMT+02:00)

Russia has claimed it has penetrated the US missile shield and it no longer poses a military threat to Moscow. If this is true, Israel and the Gulf emirates are exposed to Iranian ballistic missiles unless because their early warning systems are integrated in the US network.

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Israeli field hospital on Golan
Israeli- and Hizballah-controlled enclaves inside Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 8, 2013, 10:13 PM (GMT+02:00)

As the Syrian army makes further gains against rebel forces, debkafile reports Hizballah and Israel appear to be in the process of relocating their lines of confrontation from Lebanon to Syria. An Israeli enclave is forming around the IDF medical facilities on the Golan, while Hizballah is taking command of three pockets.

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Iran's Basij militiamen land in Syria
Iranian troops face Israel from Syria
DEBKAfile Special Report May 3, 2013, 12:59 PM (GMT+02:00)

US officials recently gave a video demonstration of an upgraded bunker buster bomb able to destroy Iran’s Fordo underground enrichment plant - in a bid to dissuade Israel from a unilateral attack on Iran, while thousands of Basij militiamen arrived in Syria from Iran.

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