Israel has launched a new spy satellite which it says will provide high-quality surveillance over enemies such as Syria and Iran, rivalling the capabilities of the US. Rocketed into orbit from a coastal Israeli air base, the Ofek 7 was expected to b
An extraordinary claim that Israeli intelligence may have had a hand in an airline hijacking before sending in commandos to rescue the hostages at Entebbe was made to the Foreign Office. It came via David Colvin, the first secretary at the British
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice denied that America has nixed Israeli talks with Syria, but still appeared to throw cold water on the idea when questioned about it Tuesday.
It was 40 years ago this June 8 that the USS Liberty – a large, armorless, refitted freighter that was gathering intelligence in the Mediterranean at the outset of the Six Day War – was attacked by Israeli fighter jets and torpedoes. Thirty-four U.S.
Washington has given Israel the green light to accept Syrian President Bashar Assad's call for peace talks. However, Washington has stipulated that Israel must not agree to any negotiations, even indirectly, on the US position, or on the future
Is there a First Amendment right to engage in espionage? Reporters seems to think so. Describing the actions of Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman, 2 former top officials of AIPAC, the premier Israel lobbying group, who passed purloined intelligence onto
An Israeli court on Monday convicted former nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu, who in 2004 completed a prison term for spilling military secrets, of violating the terms of his release by speaking to foreign media. The verdict could mean fresh jail
This view was leaked hours before the Israeli Winograd panel published its harsh criticisms of the Olmert government's conduct of the war Monday, April 30, in Jerusalem. It represents another of the grave setbacks Israel has suffered in the wake
There are strong signs showing that Olmert is planning to resign. Future of Ehud Olmert’s government, a few days before the submission of the conclusions of the Winograd Commission on the failures of the Second Lebanon War.
Don’t miss this one: A Dutch documentary (in English) on “Portrait of a Great Taboo: The Power of the Israel Lobby in the United States.” I particularly liked Wilkerson on the reasons for the Iraq war: it was all about the neocons.
The gist of the Israeli message in its recent talks with US Defense Secretary Robert Gates is that Syria is preparing for a military confrontation with Israel. The US message to Israel on Syria, in contrast, remained unchanged:
The Israeli Air Force came very close to intercepting and destroying a US airliner that had failed to make contact with Air Traffic Control and comply with international regulations as it approached the country's airspace.
France and Israel are on a collision course in south Lebanon following incidents involving Israeli warplanes over-flying the positions of the French military contingent serving with the UN peacekeeping force there. In the most serious confrontation,
The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict: Published by Jews for Justice in the Middle East, has made this excellent resource available to people around the world. We have converted their booklet to a more easily copied format.Entered By: Powell Gammill
Are Kidd, Becraft, Banister and Schulz “Extremists”?
At the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee this week in Washington, a conservative Christian couple from eastern Tennessee told me that their son had decided to join the Israeli army. It was one of many surreal mo
Israel's ambassador to El Salvador was found drunk and naked, wearing only 'sex accessories' which cannot be considered part of diplomatic dress, outside his residence late last month, diplomatic sources in Jerusalem said Monday.
On the afternoon of September 11, 2001, an FBI bulletin known as a BOLO - "be on lookout" -- was issued with regard to three suspicious men who that morning were seen leaving the New Jersey waterfront minutes after the first plane hit Worl
An Israeli defense firm on Thursday unveiled a portable robot bille as being capable of entering most combat zones alone and engaging enemies with an onboard armory that includes a machine-pistol and grenades. The VIPeR, roughly the size
As long as you get your ignorant flock to back unlimited Israeli aggression (and unlimited American aid to cover the costs), you can say whatever you want. Like how you hope the U.S. will be nuked after Israel provokes a war with Russia.
Former Iranian deputy defense minister vanished about a month ago on his way from Damascus to Turkey. Iranian officials say Mossad, CIA may have been involved in his disappearance
"We are ready for the next war," a reserve soldier told a TV reporter this week. What war? Against whom? About what? This was not stated, and not even asked. The soldier saw it as self-evident that war will break out soon,
Three Arab states in the Persian Gulf would be willing to allow the Israel Air force to enter their airspace in order to reach Iran in case of an attack on its nuclear facilities, the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Siyasa reported.
While chances for all-out war with Syria in 2007 are deemed low by Israel's top intelligence officials, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert instructed the defense establishment to prepare for the possibility.
Israel will ask the U.S. government to significantly increase its military assistance to the country as part of a new multi-year aid agreement. A high-level Israeli economic delegation led by Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer and Finance Min
The United States demanded that Israel desist from even exploratory contacts with Syria, of the sort that would test whether Damascus is serious in its declared intentions to hold peace talks with Israel.
Top Israeli officials admit last summer's war against Hezbollah was a failure -- and denounce President Bush's actions in the Middle East.
Unresolved questions over whether Israeli agents were tracking the 9/11 hijackers before September 11th. ABC’s 20/20, The Forward, and Salon.com have all covered the story. But where’s the follow up? We speak to
A new piece by the talented Christopher Ketcham in Counterpunch relates a story well-known to longtime readers of Antiwar.com: we were, after all, the first to write about the Israeli connection to the events of 9/11. A month later, Carl Cameron came
A report that features intelligence and security analysis by former U.S. intelligence agents and published on Stratfor.com, stated that the Mossad was behind Hosseinpour's death.