TEL AVIV – According to informed Middle Eastern security officials, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a strongly worded message to Israel – do not attack Iran.
The officials told WND that Hagel informed the Israeli government the Obama administration will not accept any unilateral Israeli attack against Iran and that Israel must not strike Tehran without coordination with the U.S.
Hagel further told Israel that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cannot decide alone [...]
Military intervention in Syria ‘possible’ – Russian experts
Dec 9, 2012 15:07 Moscow Time
Russian experts do not rule out foreign military intervention in Syria.
Expert on the Middle East, Viktor Nadein-Rayevsky, told the Voice of Russia that the intervention could be staged in a way to look like the opposition’s offensive with foreign mercenaries taking part in the operation.
There is also a risk that Turkey and some other countries bordering Syria could [...]
“The Foreign Office went on to again urge the Israelis to drop the settlement plan announced by prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying: “We deplore the recent Israeli government decision to build 3,000 new housing units and unfreeze development in the E1 block. This threatens the viability of the two-state solution.”
Earlier, officials described Israeli press reports that Britain – together with France – was planning to recall its ambassador from Tel [...]
While the missiles, planes, and rockets fly over Gaza and Israel, both Hamas and the Israeli government have been engaged in a battle of social media.
It is a battle to shape the perceptions of the rest of the world.
The IDF appears so far to have the upper hand in terms of social media, having notched up 143,000 followers on Twitter, although Hamas’ al-Qassam Brigades are in swift pursuit having [...]
“The terrorist group Islamic Jihad, which answers to Iran, has launched a massive cyber attack on the Israeli army in the wake of fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
According to Mashregh, an Iranian media outlet run by the Revolutionary Guards, Islamic Jihad’s Beitol Moghadas (Jerusalem) unit obtained detailed information on 5,000 high-ranking Israeli military personnel. The information includes names, telephone numbers, addresses, emails and rankings, even within [...]
Israel may launch a ground invasion into Gaza, Benjamin Netanyahu has indicated, after a weekend of escalating cross border violence.
By lunchtime on Sunday, more than 70 rockets and mortars had landed in Israel from Gaza within 24 hours, leaving six Palestinians killed and eight Israelis injured.
At a cabinet meeting on Sunday morning, Mr Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, said: “The world needs to understand that Israel will not sit idly [...]
THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has scheduled a phone call for late morning Friday with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
President Obama refused to meet with Netanyahu on his trip to the United States, and the Israeli government presumably thought a meeting with the opposition candidate in the absence of one with the sitting president would be too provocative. But there was apparently an eagerness [...]
The Israeli government on Wednesday accused the White House of lying by denying that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had requested to meet US President Barack Obama later this month in the US.
The accusation will likely serve to further escalate diplomatic tensions between the two countries, which have ramped up in recent days.
War is imminent:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel’s “biggest interest is preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear power.”
In regards [...]
Two new signs point to the deepening rift between the Obama administration and the Israeli government over how to stop Iran’s nuclear weapons efforts: a reported confrontation between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the U.S. ambassador to Israel and a statement by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey that he doesn’t want to be “complicit” in an Israeli strike on Iran.
The Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot headlined [...]
Aug 21, 2012
There has been ongoing speculation on the possibility of an Israeli-U.S. strike on Iran for quite some time. Publicly, the Obama administration has indicated that while military action was not off the table, it was also not the first choice of the administration. President Obama had hoped Israel would delay an attack on Iran until after the presidential election in November, but the Israeli government is [...]
Iran on Tuesday said it is dismissing Israeli threats of an imminent attack against it, explaining that even some Israeli officials realised such a “stupid” act would provoke “very severe consequences.”
“In our calculations, we aren’t taking these claims very seriously because we see them as hollow and baseless,” foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told reporters in a weekly briefing.
“Even if some officials in the illegitimate regime (Israel) want to carry [...]
“Iran is making preparations for an attack, though they are not discussing this,” Ephraim Kam, deputy director of Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies, told the Post on Sunday.
For a while now, Iran has been warning that anyone who strikes their nuclear program will fail in their mission, and that Iran’s reply will be enormously harsh.
“It shows a certain nervousness, a desire to deter Israel,” Kam said. “They’re [...]
Details of U.S. presidents backing for high tech attacks on Iran confirmed by security team source
The 2010 Stuxnet virus was developed with the Israeli government to set back Iranian nuclear research
The attacks appear to be continuing with Iran highlighting new computer viruses
Barak Obama secretly stepped up a viral war on Iran’s nuclear programme, but the technology escaped leaving the U.S. government exposed
Barack Obama secretly stepped up a viral war on [...]
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday. Photo: Israel PM Office.
Channel 2 in Israel, sourcing a “senior American official”, says that the decision has already been made by the Israeli government to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities.
“All U.S. intelligence officials are confident the Israeli leadership has already decided to attack Iran, unless a significant change happens in the coming weeks or months [...]
“The civil rights movement was hard. Winning the vote for women was hard. Making sure that workers had some basic protections was hard,” President Obama said at a fundraiser while talking about how difficult it is to bring about “change” in politics.
“Around the world, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, what they did was hard. It takes time. It takes more than a single term. It takes more than a single president. It [...]
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government’s watchdog agency says the country is short on bomb shelters and is ill-prepared to protect its citizens in case of war.
The state comptroller’s annual report, published in part on Tuesday, says Israel has not learned the lessons from the 2006 Lebanon war, when dozens of Israeli civilians were killed by Hezbollah rockets.
The report blames official bodies, including the military and the Interior Ministry, for [...]
November 6, 2011
‘Occupy Boston’ protesters in the US have stormed the Israeli consulate in the city and held a brief sit-in in the building’s lobby, Press TV reports.
On Friday, activists gathered calling for the liberation of Palestine, angry at Israel for intercepting an aid flotilla on its way to the besieged Gaza Strip.
Protesters chanted slogans such as, “not another nickel, not another dime! No more money for Israel’s crimes” and “Vive [...]
RIYADH – A Saudi royal offered a $900,000 reward to anyone who captures an Israeli soldier, on Saturday. Prince Khaled bin Talal, the brother of business tycoon Walid bin Talal, told the Saudi-based broadcaster Al Daleel that the captive would then be released in exchange for Arabs held in Israeli prisons.
Khaled’s offer comes days after the prominent Saudi cleric, Awad al-Qarni, put $100,000 on the head of every Israeli soldier.
The activist run boat “Audacity of Hope” is escorted by the Greek coast guard in port of Perama, near Athens, Greece, July 1, 2011.
An international aid flotilla is continuing with plans to sail to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip despite a series of setbacks.
Pro-Palestinian activists organizing the aid flotilla say they still intend to challenge Israel’s blockade on Gaza, a day after an American boat was [...]
Ramallah – PNN – Alfonso Manuel Portales, Spanish Consul General in east Jerusalem, announced on Monday that his country will recognize the Palestinian state before September.
Consul General Portales statement came during a meeting with Dr. Nabeel Sha’ath, member of Fatah executive committee and director of international affairs in Ramallah today. He also assured his country’s support for Palestine to join the United Nations expressing [...]