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Iran threat: Proxies have WMD, ‘will certainly target Tel Aviv’

Hizbullah is receiving WMDs from the IRGC, according to an Iranian defector.

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Iran is said to have supplied weapons of mass destruction to proxies in the Middle East. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard said its supporters have been given WMD assets. IRGC, in an analysis on its website, did not elaborate, but said WMD would be used in any war against Israel. “Groups [...]

August 17th, 2012 | Posted in Exclusives,Hizbullah,Iran,Israel,Mideast,Syria,Top Stories | Read More »

Rise in Sinai insurgency attacks tied to Israel’s 2005 pullout from Gaza Strip

attack of the Egyptian military post and cross-border incursion was the largest attack carried out in Sinai by global jihad operatives against both Egyptian and Israeli targets.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — A leading Israeli strategist has linked the Islamist insurgency in Egypt to the withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005. Ehud Yaari, the strategist, said the insurgency presence in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula stemmed from Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. Yaari, regarded as close to the Israeli intelligence community, [...]

August 17th, 2012 | Posted in Egypt,Exclusives,Hamas,Israel,Mideast,Terrorism,Top Stories | Read More »

Senior Israeli: ‘Home front is ready as never before’ in country’s history

Israeli Home Front Minister Matan Vilnai:

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has assessed that it must prepare for a month-long war with Iran and its proxies. Officials said the Israeli military and intelligence community have discussed a range of scenarios of war between Iran and the Jewish state. They said the discussions included how Iran and its proxies would [...]

August 16th, 2012 | Posted in Daily Brief,Exclusives,Iran,Israel,Mideast,Top Stories | Read More »

35 years later, who will be the next Anwar Sadat?

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat greets Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin upon his arrival for his historic visit Nov. 19, 1977, at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport.

Special to WorldTribune.com   November 28, 2007 By Trude B. Feldman, White House and State Dept. Correspondent ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – It is now 30 years since Egyptian President Mohammed Anwar el Sadat electrified the world and altered indelibly the Arab-Israeli conflict with his startling three-day journey to Jerusalem. [See also:  Morsi looks to revise 1979 Egypt-Israel [...]

August 15th, 2012 | Posted in Egypt,Exclusives,Israel,Life,Top Stories,U.S. Intelligence,U.S. Military,U.S. Politics | Read More »

Morsi looks to revise 1979 Egypt-Israel peace treaty

Menachem Begin, Jimmy Carter and Anwar Sadat at Camp David in 1978.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — President Mohammed Morsi has been examining the prospect of revising Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel. A presidential aide said Morsi wanted to change the 1979 peace treaty to end the demilitarization of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Morsi’s legal adviser Mohammed Gadallah said the Islamist president wanted to restore Egyptian sovereignty throughout [...]

August 15th, 2012 | Posted in Daily Brief,Egypt,Exclusives,Israel,Mideast,Top Stories,U.S. Intelligence,U.S. Military | Read More »

Israel buys up surplus U.S. Hummers left in Iraq

Newly-purchased Hummers and trucks will arrive in Israel and undergo testing before being stored away in the IDF’s emergency warehouses.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — The Israel Army has procured thousands of combat vehicles from the United States. The Israeli military said it was acquiring 2,500 Hummer combat vehicles from U.S. Army surplus. The military said the Hummers were left behind in Iraq in wake of the U.S. troop withdrawal in December 2011. Officials [...]

August 13th, 2012 | Posted in Exclusives,Israel,Mideast,Stateside,Top Stories,U.S. Military | Read More »

Israel, Egypt agree: Coordinating to stop influx of African migrants

African migrants protected by Israeli border police watch an anti-African-migrant protest in Tel Aviv in May.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Egypt and Israel have joined their militaries to prevent the flow of African migrants. Human rights activists said Egypt’s military was coordinating to stop Eritrean and Sudanese migrants from crossing the border into Israel. They said the Egyptian Army allowed Israeli troops to capture the migrants in the Sinai [...]

August 12th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Egypt,Eritrea,Exclusives,Israel,Mideast,Sudan,Top Stories | Read More »

Barak: U.S. intel confirms Israeli assessment on Iran nuke threat


Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — The U.S. intelligence community was said to have drafted an assessment that cited an intensive Iranian nuclear weapons program. Officials said the U.S. intelligence community has completed a National Intelligence Estimate on Iran that was presented to the White House. They said the study confirmed Israeli assessments that Iran was [...]

August 10th, 2012 | Posted in Daily Brief,Exclusives,Iran,Israel,Mideast,Top Stories | Read More »

Polish Army orders 1,000 tanks from consortium including Israel

Prototype of the Polish Army's Anders light tank.

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Israel has been recruited by Poland to produce up to 1,000 main battle tanks. Officials said Israel’s state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems would be part of a consortium to produce Poland’s new tank, Anders. They said Anders marked a light MBT prototype by Poland’s Bumar Group that could begin testing [...]

August 9th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Exclusives,Israel,Mideast,Poland,Top Stories | Read More »

Hamas on high alert after killing of 16 Egyptian soldiers in Sinai

A member of the Hamas government’s security forces stands guard on the Palestinian side of Rafah.

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — The Hamas regime in the Gaza Strip has been placed on alert for a war in neighboring Egypt. Officials said Hamas has mobilized more than 20,000 troops to maintain the stability of the Gaza Strip in wake of the killing of 16 Egyptian soldiers in the neighboring Sinai Peninsula. [...]

August 8th, 2012 | Posted in Egypt,Exclusives,Hamas,Israel,Mideast,Top Stories | Read More »

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