Gaza, Hezbollah, Receive New Arms

Iran is making a huge effort to smuggle to the Palestinian Hamas Fajr-5 ground-to-ground rockets that bring Tel Aviv within range of the Gaza Strip. DEBKAfile’s military sources also disclose that Syria, Iran’s second ally with an Israeli border, has decided to transfer one-third of its missile stockpile to the Hizballah in Lebanon, topping up […]

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Netanyahu: Terrorism Changes Rules of War

Benjamin Netanyahu ordered several government ministries to look into floating an international initiative to change the rules of war in light of global terrorism. The Israeli prime minister at a meeting Tuesday of the Ministerial Committee on National Security also ordered the justice minister to form a committee to deal with international legal proceedings against […]

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Peace Process or War Process?

by Daniel Pipes Middle East Quarterly Fall 2009 When Barack Obama announced in June 2009 about Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy, “I’m confident that if we stick with it, having started early, that we can make some serious progress this year,” he displayed a touching, if naïve optimism. Indeed, his determination fits a well-established pattern of determination by […]

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Netanyahu’s Quiet Success

by Daniel Pipes Jerusalem Post September 30, 2009 Almost unnoticed, Binyamin Netanyahu won a major victory last week when Barack Obama backed down on a signature policy initiative. This about-face suggests that U.S.-Israel relations are no longer headed for the disaster I have been fearing. Barack Obama officiates between Binyamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel […]

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Barack Obama to face tough questions on US foreign policy

President Barack Obama faces the sternest test of his international leadership this week when he attends the United Nations and chairs a G20 summit, amid growing doubts about his grandiose vision for US foreign policy. When he addresses the 64th UN General Assembly, which opens tomorrow, Mr Obama will tell his global audience that “everybody […]

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Huckabee says 2 states in Holy Land ‘unrealistic’

JERUSALEM – Former U.S. presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Tuesday there should be no Palestinian state in the West Bank and endorsed Israeli settlements there, sharply disagreeing with Washington and much of the world. A three-day tour of Israel, hosted by a far-right group of religious nationalists, is taking Huckabee to some of the most […]

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US to Israel: Leave Military Action on Iran to Us

The weeklong US-Israel marathon in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv ending Thursday, July 30 was the platform for the Obama administration’s first unveiling of a new US diplomatic-military program for Iran and its nuclear threat, DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources disclose. The three-staged program was presented by US defense secretary Robert Gates and national security adviser […]

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