DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis September 1, 2017
Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the UN, Thursday, Aug. 31 challenged the international community to hold Iran to account after the Islamic Republic showed its “true colors” by restoring ties with the Palestinian extremist Hamas. Tehran and its pawns used the month of August to climb into position for drawing a noose around Israel to the north and the south. No signs of the Trump administration or the Netanyahu government folllowing up on H\aley's wakeup call.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 31, 2017
After long years of Jordanian-Israeli military-intelligence partnership, King Abdullah turns to Damascus.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 27, 2017
Less than a week after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned Vladimir Putin in Sochi that Israel had red lines against a permanent Iranian military presence in Syria - certainly near its borders, Moscow put the prime minister’s warning to the test. debkafile reports exclusively that on Saturday and Sunday, (Aug.26-27) ,Russian forces installed Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Hizballah officers at a joint “administration center” they had set up in Quneitra.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 23, 2017
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu set out for President Vladimir Putin Israel’s red lines against Iran establishing a permanent, expanded military presence in Syria. This theme dominated their three-hour conversation in Sochi on Wednesday, Aug. 23. Netanyahu stiffened his warning with a veiled hint that should Iran or Hizballah cross those lines, there would be a regional war. But, say debkafile's analysts, those lines were crossed long ago.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 22, 2017
Israel’s northern borders with Syria and Lebanon were on edge this week, as Prime Minister Binyamin prepared to raise Israel’s concerns about southern Syria at a critical meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, Aug. 23.. Their Sweida offensive has already brought the Syrian army and Hizballah right up to the Jordanian border by circling around the Daraa de-escalation zone - under Russian cover. This tactic is expected to be repeated in the Quneitra zone opposite Israel’s Golan border,
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 12, 2017
The transformation of a small, strategic wedge of land between the Syrian, Israeli, Jordanian and Iraqi borders is going forward apace without arousing much interest - even in Israel, where it should cause the most concern, debkafile reports. On Wednesday, Aug. 8, two Russian army companies of Ingushet troops from the northern Caucasus set up a command post in the Syrian village of Tal al-Shahm, 13km from Israel’s Golan border.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 3, 2017
The Trump administration is placating Moscow to preserve cooperation in Syrian ceasefire zones.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 25, 2017
Russia quietly moved troops to a point in southern Syria that lies 8km from Israel’s Golan border, in the face of Israeli objections. Moscow used the uproar over the Temple Mount standoff and the diplomatic crisis between Israel and Jordan to cover its creeping troop deployment almost up to Syria's borders with Israeli and Jordan. Israeli leaders inspected the new deployment Tuesday, July 25..
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis July 9, 2017
The ceasefire which Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin agreed should go into effect in along southwestern Syria’s borders with Jordan and Israel on Sunday, July 9, is a hodgepodge of unknown factors. Whether or not it holds is of less concern to Israel than the military presence of Iranian and Hizballah forces on its borders. No word yet from Tehran, Damascus or Beirut on where they stand.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 1, 2017
Although a mark of friendship for Israel, why was this mighty ship, with its more than 80 warplanes and cruise missiles, deployed to the eastern Mediterranean at this time? And which bad guy was it meant to deter?
DEBKAfile Special Report June 25, 2017
In the last 48 hours, Israel has conducted air strikes on and aimed tank fire at Syrian army positions near Quneitra’s northern suburb of Baath city. (See map). The mortar shells that exploded on the Israeli Golan came from a battle in which Syrian and Hizballah units were fighting off a Syrian rebel offensive around Quneitra, just 3km from the Israeli border.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 22, 2017
The Syrian-Hizballah push for the Jordanian and Israeli border districts is slowed by the Daraa setback.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 15, 2017
He asks Israel not to intervene in Syria’s battles near its border. No guarantees for Iranian or Hizballah restraint.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 8, 2017
A single mystery missile, which could have been fired from the ground or the air early Wednesday morning, June 7, wiped out the entire top Islamic State command on the Syrian Golan, debkafile reports. All 16 officers of the 2,000-strong Khaled Ibn al Waleed army, the ISIS operations arm on the Syrian Golan, were present in the targeted building in the town of al-Shagara, located in the triangle where the Israeli, Syrian and Jordanian borders meet. None survived.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 11, 2017
Despite the firestorm in Washington, Putin looks forward to working with Trump in Syria.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 27, 2017
Trump’s military steps have not deflected Kim Jong-un or Ayatollah Khamenei from their nuclear goals.
DEBKAfile Special Report April 27, 2017
Early Thursday, April 26, a mixed Syrian-Iranian-Hizballah force embarked on a general offensive in southern Syria ready for a leap on Israel’s Golan border. They moved forward in the face of Israeli warnings that were relayed from Moscow to Tehran and Hizballah.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 22, 2017
The Syrian shells exploding on the Golan were ringing in Israel’s ears on Friday, April 21, when US Secretary of Defense James Mattis flew out after talks with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 23, 2017
Hizballah, his sharp weapon against Russia in Syria, moves in on the South.