The Saudi Al-Arabiya news network reported Monday that Israel’s security and special operations agency is responsible for the deaths of two Revolutionary Guards members who arrived in Libya seeking to obtain uranium.
By Daniel Salami
Israel’s intelligence agency, the Mossad, was responsible for the liquidation of two Revolutionary Guards members in Libya, the Saudi Al-Arabiya news network reported Monday.
Mossad agents allegedly followed the two men when they were still in Tunisia, and killed them after they crossed the border to Libya.
Iran’s regime is one of the main players attempting to take advantage of the chaos created in Libya after the demise of its ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Continue Reading »
German security official: “Despite the nuclear agreement [lead by Obama in July 2015], Iran has not given up its illegal activities in Germany,” by pursuing to acquire banned components to construct nuclear warheads for their ongoing ballistic missile program.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
German security officials have accused the Iranian regime of pursuing its goal to build missiles armed with nuclear warheads, the Berlin daily Der Tagesspiegelreported.
“Despite the nuclear agreement [reached with world powers in July 2015], Iran has not given up its illegal activities in Germany. The mullah regime also made efforts this year to obtain material from [German] firms for its nuclear program and the construction of missiles, said security sources,” Der Tagesspiegel wrote on Friday. Continue Reading »
After the IAEA vote, PM Netanyahu said he had called 30 world leaders & convinced them to reject the Egyptian proposal considering the turmoil brewing in the Mideast, especially with Teheran’s efforts to obtain nuclear weapons.
By HERB KEINON
In a move hailed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahuas a “great” diplomatic victory, the International Atomic Energy Agency handily voted down an Egyptian resolution on Thursday to force Israel to open its nuclear facilities to international inspectors.
The resolution also wanted the International Atomic Energy Agency’s member states to express concern over Israel’s nuclear capabilities, and call on it to join the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Continue Reading »
Comedy hosts sting Netanyahu on housing reform, settlements, and Iran’s nuclear program. The latter prompted a stern response.
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A relaxed Benjamin Netanyahu appeared Sunday evening on the hit comedy show “Matsav Hauma” (“State of the Nation”) jousting with the hosts on topics ranging from Israeli politics to the Iranian threat and reiterating his stance on negotiations with the Palestinians.
Netanyahu in ‘Matsav Hauma.’ – Photo: Niv Eshet Cohen
“The right wing says you can’t talk to [Palestinian President Mahmoud] Abbas,” said host Merav Galili. “Maybe without the ruckus of the tractors building settlements you could hear him better?”
WATCH: Iranian TV animation depicts how the Islamic Republic might respond to a U.S. and/or Israeli strike on its nuclear facilities.
A short animated film being aired across Iran depicts the nuclear destruction of Israel. The film opens with the word ‘Holocaust’ appearing on the screen, with a Star of David underneath it, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Tuesday.
Screen shot of the Iranian video.
The airing of the animation comes as talks between Tehran and world powers over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program are resume in Austria.
The film, which started to appear Monday on Iranian websites depicts how the Islamic Republic might respond to an American or Israeli strike on its nuclear facilities. Continue Reading »
20% of Farsi speaking Jewish immigrants from Iran serve in special IDF intelligence units.
Iranian-born immigrants to Israel are drafted to its military intelligence units in disproportionately large numbers, an official report said on Thursday. This fact reflects the military’s high demand for Farsi speakers to monitor the Jewish state’s arch-enemy.
Soldiers in Unit 8200, the IDF’s technological spearhead. – Photo: Moti Milrod
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sees a mortal menace in Iran’s disputed nuclear program and has long hinted his country was waging a covert campaign to track and foil it.
Those efforts, security sources said, have been stepped up since world powers and Tehran agreed an interim nuclear deal in November. Continue Reading »
Susan Rice, Obama’s national security adviser met with her Israeli counterpart last week in hope of gaining support for P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran.
President Barack Obama‘s national security adviser Susan Rice played host to a series of meetings with Israeli officials last week to try to gain their support for an interim deal with Iran aimed at containing Tehran’s nuclear program.
U.S. national security adviser Susan Rice (R) with Secretary of State John Kerry and Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power in September 2013. – Photo: Reuters
The meetings, announced in a White House statement on Sunday, arose from talks between Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month as the United States tried to persuade a skeptical Israel to support the Iran deal. Continue Reading »
U.S. administration officials admitted to Israeli colleagues that American negotiators greatly underestimated the economic benefits Iran would reap from Geneva’s P5+1 accord.
Senior officials in the administration of President Barack Obama have conceded over the past few days in conversations with colleagues in Israel that the value of the economic sanctions relief to Iran could be much higher than originally thought in Washington, security sources in Israel told Haaretz.
The Iranian economy is already showing signs of growth. – Photo: AP
In official statements by the United States immediately after the agreement limiting Iran’s nuclear program was signed in Geneva between Iran and theF six powers at the end of November it was said that the economic relief Iran would receive in exchange for signing the agreement would be relatively low – $6 billion or $7 billion. Continue Reading »
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U.S. President Obama says at Saban Forum that there cannot be a situation where Judea & Samaria becomes a security threat, like what happened to Gaza.
U.S. President Barack Obama said at the Saban Forum on Saturday that there must not be another Gaza in the Palestinian Authority-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria.
President Barack Obama at the Saban Forum in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.- Photo: AP
Israel pulled out of Gaza in 2005, as part of the “Disengagement”. This resulted in Hamas taking over the region and escalating rocket attacks at southern Israel. Continue Reading »
Keeping Iran from becoming nuclear-armed is not just an Israeli interest, but that of the U.S. as well, said President Obama at the annual Saban Forum.
Kerry: peace deal with Palestinians will make Israel more secure.
U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday that a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians is possible, and would have to be implemented in stages.
U.S. President Barack Obama. – Photo: Shahar Azran
Both sides will have to “stretch out of their comfort zones,” Obama said at the annual Saban Forum in Washington, D.C., adding that “we know what the outlines of a potential agreement will look like.” Continue Reading »
Jewish leader is embarrassed by Obama’s acquiescence to Teheran’s pressure, describes secret U.S. talks with Iran as ‘violation of special relationship with Israel.’
The head of the Anti-Defamation League Abe Foxman has come out in clear support of legislation of new sanctions on Iran while blasting what he describes as the administration’s “hysterical” reaction to possibility that Congress will enact them.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton attend meeting at the UN on Sept. 26, 2013. – Photo: AP
“I am embarrassed by how our government has accepted the threats of blackmail by the Iranians against even discussing new sanctions,” Foxman told Haaretz on Friday. Continue Reading »
Hurriyet Daily News says Iranian and Turkish officials are to meet in near future to resume economic cooperation.
The nuclear agreement signed between Iran and world powers may result in improved economic ties between the Islamic Republic and Turkey.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) shakes hands with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu after a news conference in Ankara, November 1, 2013.- Photo: Reuters
According to a report Saturday in Hurriyet Daily News, an Iranian delegation will visit Turkey “in the near future” to discuss the two countries’ trade relations, while Turkish Trade Minister Zafer Caglayan is set to travel to Tehran in mid-January. Continue Reading »
Iranian opposition group, which previously exposed the Natanz uranium enrichment plant and the Arak heavy-water facility are now reporting a new underground site that’s being built inside a 600-meter tunnel complex.
An exiled Iranian opposition group said on Monday it had information about an underground nuclear site being built in Iran and that this was among a number of secret venues for an atomic bomb program.
Heavy-water production plant in the central Iranian town of Arak, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006. – Photo: AP
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) exposed Iran’s uranium enrichment plant at Natanz and a heavy-water facility at Arak in 2002. Continue Reading »