Obama weighs offer of US nuclear umbrella if Israel scraps Iran strike

by DEBKAfile A study of the mood among Israeli leaders and military chiefs indicates that at any moment a strike on Iran’s nuclear sites must be taken into account. The Israeli media show nothing of this; they are totally absorbed in guessing whether Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will extend the 10-month settlement construction moratorium beyond its…

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US and Israel have space cooperation agreement

By Gayle Putrich, FlightGlobal President Barack Obama’s push to bring space exploration into the diplomatic arena has been boosted by the signing of a formal co-operation pact between NASA and the Israel Space Agency (ISA). The memorandum of understanding, signed in Washington DC by NASA administrator Charles Bolden and his Israeli counterpart Zvi Kaplan, is…

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Confirmed oil find in central Israel

by Israel Today The Givat Olam umbrella organization confirmed for investors in Jerusalem on Monday the discovery of a large commercially-viable oil field in central Israel. Hundreds of investors from around the world, many of them Christian Zionists, have been pouring money into Givat Olam for years in the hopes of helping secure Israel’s energy…

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Hamas plans terror attack against Israel and PA

by Debkafile The belligerent speech delivered by Hamas’ Damascus-based political leader Khaled Meshaal Tuesday, Aug. 24 only confirmed the information reaching Israel and the Palestinian Authority intelligence services that the extremist Palestinian group is set for large-scale terror attacks against Israeli and Palestinian West Bank targets. Debkafile’s intelligence and counter-terror sources report Hamas is setting…

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The ‘two-state’ delusion

by George Will, JewishWorldReview.com ‘Twas a famous victory for diplomacy when, in 1991 in Madrid, Israelis and Palestinians, orchestrated by the United States, at last engaged in direct negotiations. Almost a generation later, U.S. policy has succeeded in prodding the Palestinians away from their recent insistence on “proximity talks” — in which they have talked…

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