Should the U.S. actually take Benjamin Netanyahu’s advice and attack Iran, don’t expect a few sorties flown by a couple of fighter jocks. Setting back Iran’s nuclear efforts will need to be an all-out effort, with squadrons of bombers and fighter jets, teams of commandos, rings of interceptor missiles and whole Navy carrier strike groups [...]
Nuclear talks between Iran, Western powers to begin next month; officials in Jerusalem estimate Israel will allow at least three months for discussions, until oil embargo on Iran comes into full effect in July.
Saudi Arabia influences American policy through both conventional and unconventional methods, ranging from lobbying and endowments to think tanks, policy centers, universities, and workshops for schoolteachers, all due to the petro-dollars that have been generated from America’s addiction to foreign oil. With chapters written by long-time experts in the fields of national security, foreign policy, [...]
Between 1967 and 1993, just a few hundred Palestinians from the West Bank or Gaza won the right to live in Israel by marrying Israeli Arabs (who constitute nearly one-fifth of Israel’s population) and acquiring Israeli citizenship. Then the Oslo Accords offered a little-noted family-reunification provision that turned this trickle into a river: 137,000 residents [...]
Israel’s intelligence community has acknowledged that Hamas would grow stronger in wake of the return of its military operatives to the West Bank.
Officials said Hamas would restore its military infrastructure in the West Bank as well as in Jerusalem in wake of Israel’s agreement to release more than 1,000 insurgents in exchange for a [...]
As summer ends, Israel has become regionally isolated like at no other time in the past 35 years.
Anxiety and alarm seem to define reactions in Jerusalem as Israel momentarily found itself abruptly without an ambassador stationed in the capital of any of its three regional allies: Jordan, Egypt and Turkey, the latter of which [...]
ISRAELI FOREIGN minister Avigdor Lieberman has drawn up a number of proposals to “punish” Turkey, including possible support for Kurdish rebels and co-operating with the Armenian lobby in the US.
Foreign ministry officials will meet in Jerusalem today to consider Israel’s response to Ankara’s expulsion last week of the Israeli ambassador and the cancellation of [...]
debkafile’s Washington and Jerusalem sources believe Israel has revived its military option against Iran – especially since Iran activated its first nuclear reactor at Bushehr on Aug. 21, thereby placing Washington under enormous pressure. In addition to the dire predictions of catastrophe planted on various op-ed pages, the Obama administration this week sent two big [...]
Fifteen police officers and some 40 Palestinian protesters were injured in East Jerusalem on Tuesday in a series of clashes during the orchestrated “Day of Rage” announced by Hamas.
Police predict that Palestinian rioters will continue to stage violent protests on Wednesday in East Jerusalem and elsewhere.
Israel is planning to carry out military attacks in Iran after December, a French magazine reported Thursday overnight.
The magazine reports further that in a recent visit to France, IDF Chief of General Staff Gabi Ashkenazi told his French counterpart Jean-Louis Georgelin that Israel is not planning to bomb Iran, but may send elite troops [...]