641 articles tagged "Palestinians"
Israel seeks US assurance on nuclear issues
Netanyahu-Obama talks to stress nuclear issues - Iran's and Israel's
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis July 6, 2010

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was assured of a much friendlier and correct White House welcome for his fifth encounter with President Barack Obama July 6 - compared with his unmannerly reception in March. Still, five time bombs are ticking under their seats.The most combustible are Iran's drive for a nuclear weapon and the future of Israel's reputed nuclear arsenal. The US and Israel clearly do not see eye on eye on how and when to take action against Iran.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

George Mitchell and Mahmoud Abbas
Washington Wonders If the Abbas-Fayad Duo Is Such a Strategic Asset
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 26, 2010

While Mahmoud Abbas sulks over peace talks, prime minister Salam Fayad wants his US military advisers out of Palestinian territory by 2013.

Jerusalem on high alert for Palestinian violence
Palestinian "Day of Rage" passes with low-key local outbreaks
DEBKAfile Special Report March 16, 2010

The Palestinian and Israeli Arab masses failed to show up in Jerusalem for the Day of Rage, called for Tuesday, March 15 in a bid to stir up a third uprising (intifada) against Israel. No more than 500 teenagers were out on the streets. Around 14 policemen and three dozen Palestinians were injured in clashes - none seriously, and 60 arrested. In case of more trouble, a high police alert will be maintained until the weekend.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Palestinians
Paper Demonizing the Jews Stirs Muslim World Interest
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly 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.

Iran will chop off attackers' hands
Iran's terror coalition summoned for anti-Israel war planning
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 25, 2010

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has summoned allied Islamist and terrorist chiefs to Tehran Saturday, Feb. 27, to finalize their roles in military operations against Israel in the event of a Middle East conflagration. It will be the sequel to the preliminary discussions Ahmadinejad held in Damascus with Syrian president Bashar Assad and Hizballah and Hamas chiefs Thursday, Feb. 25.


Osama bin Laden stil invisible
Bin Laden claims Delta airline attack, threatens more
DEBKAfile Special Report January 24, 2010

In a new audio message aired by Al Jazeera TV Sunday, Jan. 24, Osama bin Laden claimed responsibility for the Dec. 25 attempt to blow up an airliner bound for Detroit and vowed there would be more attacks. In a message addressed from "Osama to Obama," he said America would have no peace unless there was "security for Palestinians."  


Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
Yasser Arafat's Secret Archive - a Ticking Bomb
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 19, 2010

The late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, inventor and refiner of the Islamic suicide terror weapon, left a time bomb ticking away six years after his mysterious death in Paris, DEBKA-Net-Weekly's intelligence sources revealed exclusively last week. Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has grabbed the secret Arafat archive of world leaders' secrets and is refusing to hand it over to the Palestinian Authority. Arafat's widow Suha also has a claim to the prize.

Clan-gang leader escapes assassins
Palestinian missiles fly against Israel after feuding Gaza factions try to kill clan leader
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 8, 2010


debkafile's military sources report that a bitter feud within the Popular Committees, climaxing in a failed attempt to murder the group's leader Zakaria Doghmush, triggered the mortar volleys against the Kerem Shalom goods crossing and missile attack on Ashkelon Thursday, Jan. 8.  It also marks weakened Hamas control.

Saudi FM Saud al-Faisal
New Egyptian-Saudi peace plan presented to Obama Friday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 7, 2010

At the core of the new peace proposal would be a letter signed by the US presidential underwriting an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord based on pre-1967 borders with adjustments to accommodate demographic changes, limited territorial swaps and support for East Jerusalem as capital of a future Palestinian state.

Al Qaeda Yemen scene already seen in Gaza
US Intelligence: Gaza may be next Yemen
DEBKAfile Special Report January 5, 2010

The year 2010 will see a new Israeli military operation in Gaza - not against the Palestinian Hamas, but the al Qaeda bastions spreading across the southern Gaza Strip, say intelligence circles close to the Obama administration and the CIA. They say the strengthened al Qaeda networks in the Gaza Strip would be as menacing as their strongholds in Yemen.

West Bank Cast into Ferment by Diplomatic-Security Vacuum
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 2, 2010
Matters are slipping out of hand on the West Bank. debkafile's military sources and security agencies in the region see the unrest spreading unless it is brought under control.
The Netanyahu government's construction moratorium on settlement construction has had an acutely polarizing effect on Israelis on both sides of the Green Line. Three major Palestinian terrorist attacks were foiled in the last ten days. Whoever trashed a village mosque near Nablus early Friday, Dec. 11, tossed a match onto dry firewood.
The Shin Bet director Yuval Diskin warned the security cabinet this week that Mahmoud Abbas has spearheaded a campaign in world capitals for Israel's ouster from the Middle East equation by making the Jewish state unacceptable as a negotiating partner and blackening its policies. Diskin called this tactic "a diplomatic uprising (intifada)" which could blow up at any time.
Palestinian extremists are trying to use their leader's diplomatic intifada as the starting-point for the real thing, a campaign of terror.
Egypt, Saudis secretly draft Palestinian statehood motion for Security Council
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 30, 2009
debkafile's Middle East sources report that Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf emirates and the Palestinian Authority are secretly drafting a UN Security Council motion granting Palestinian statehood within the pre-1967 war borders of the West Bank and Gaza Strip with Jerusalem its capital. This group is working under tight wraps, using diversionary tactics, to keep the US and Israel from discovering their scheme.
Without a US veto, the draft is assured of a majority.
Israeli military stigmatized to block strike against Iran's nuclear facilities
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 27, 2009
The Netanyahu government's slow-moving, lackadaisical handling of the Goldstone commission mandated for accusing Israel of war crimes in Gaza, played into the hands of a coalition formed to strip the Israeli military of legitimacy as a defensive strike force against Iran's fast-moving nuclear weapons program and its Middle East allies' missile arsenals. Those missiles are poised to strike Israel's population centers if Iran is attacked.
Israel had - and still has - plenty of moral, diplomatic and strategic tools for defending itself. They were not applied and so this hostile coalition was allowed to strike Israel on three fronts in the last fortnight: Turkish prime minister Tayyep Recip Erdogan's unleashed an unbridled assault on the Jewish state; Muslim riots suddenly flared on Temple Mount; and the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas changed his mind and pushed for a special UN Human Rights Commission session Friday, Oct. 16, to endorse the Goldstone report, after first accepting its postponement to March
Iran scorns Hamas leader's mediation bid in Yemen conflict
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 19, 2009
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad brushed off Palestinian Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal's offer to mediate an end to the bloody Yemen civil war between Saudi-backed government forces and rebels supported by Iran, debkafile's Iranian sources report.
The Hamas leader carried a Saudi proposal to the Persian Gulf regional summit taking place in Manama which focuses on the Iranian nuclear issue and the Yemen war, whereby Tehran would state it does not support the Yemeni Houthi rebels and will not furnish them with arms.
Obama Enlists Both Clintons to stop a Palestinian state<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 19, 2009
After US Secretary of state Hillary Clinton warned Mahmoud Abbas on Oct. 31 that he was going against the wishes of president Barack Obama, the White House hauled out a heavy contingent of big American guns to make him see reason. They visit Ramallah Sunday, Nov. 15, to lean hard on him to back off his plan for a unilateral declaration of the Islamic Republic of Palestinian within 1967 or 1949 borders with Jerusalem as its capital, following the Kosovo example of 2008, according debkafile's Washington and Jerusalem sources.
Obama took advantage of the Sadan Forum's sixth session taking place in Jerusalem Saturday to assign key participants to this mission, including former president Bill Clinton, governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, five US congressmen and several presidential advisers including Dennis Ross.
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