Gates: Hizballah Arsenal Bigger Than Most Countries’

Hizballah rockets can reach deep into Israel and strike major population centers. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Tuesday accused Syria of arming the Lebanon-based terrorist army Hizballah with dangerous new weapons, The Washington Post reported. “I would just say that from our vantage point, Syria and Iran are providing […]

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When Israel Stood Up to Washington

by Daniel Pipes FrontPageMagazine.com April 6, 2010 As U.S.-Israel tensions climb to unfamiliar heights, they recall a prior round of tensions nearly thirty years ago, when Menachem Begin and Ronald Reagan were in charge. In contrast to Binyamin Netanyahu’s repeated apologies, Begin adopted a quite different approach. The sequence of events started with a statement […]

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In Mideast, Bet on a Strong Horse

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online February 16, 2010 The violence and cruelty of Arabs often perplexes Westerners. Not only does the leader of Hizbullah proclaim “We love death,” but so too does, for example, a 24-year-old man who last month yelled “We love death more than you love life” as he crashed his car […]

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Iran Announces It Is ‘Nuclear State’

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that Iran has produced its first highly enriched uranium, a day after he said that Israel must be finished off “once and for all.” Ahmadinejad announced Thursday the successful production of Iran’s first package of highly enriched uranium, two days after he ordered the processing to begin. The president of […]

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Turkey Accuses Israel of Running Secret Intelligence

Turkish prime minister Tayyip Recep Erdogan has engineered a fresh assault on the already crisis-laden relationship between Turkey and Israel by putting up members of his ruling AK Islamic party to reveal that Israel ran a secret signals intelligence station from Turkish military headquarters in Ankara for covert surveillance on Iran and Syria. Erdogan is […]

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Syria Calls Up Military Reserves

Friday, Jan. 22, Damascus ordered a Level 4 mobilization of Syria’s army reserves for deployment to the Golan Heights on the Israeli border, to meet what it calls “IDF plans of attack.” DEBKAfile’s military sources interpret Level 4 as referring to Syrian armored and commando brigades. In Lebanon, too, Hizballah has placed “all its forces” […]

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Obama Lets Iran Off the Sanctions Hook

Taking advantage of the ado surrounding the failed airliner bombing and the new prominence of the al Qaeda peril, the Obama administration has finally given up its sanctions strategy for averting the rise of a nuclear-armed Iran. US secretary of state Hillary Clinton was tasked with the public announcement: “The Obama administration wants to keep […]

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Israeli Hackers Uncovered Syrian Nuke Site: Report

From Newsmax.com: Israel’s Mossad spy agency hacked a Syrian official’s computer to uncover information about a nuclear facility in Syria that Israel later destroyed, according to a report in the German magazine Der Spiegel. Mossad agents planted a Trojan horse program on the official’s computer while he was staying at a hotel in London. The […]

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US: Iran is Helping Syria Acquire WMDs

The US Congressional Research Service reveals that Iran has helped Syria obtain “various forms of weapons of mass destruction” and missiles, as well as buying midget submarines – all from North Korea. DEBKAfile’s military sources report that the North Korean miniature subs are capable of dropping small teams of commando forces on enemy shores, damaging […]

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