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Leaked Recording Shows Israeli Leader Netanyahu’s True Feelings On Obama

July 22, 2017 Leave a comment

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the European Union (EU) and former U.S. President Barack Obama because of their unwillingness to support his home country. Netanyahu made these strong remarks during a private meeting with the leaders of Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

His comments were known thanks to The Haaretz newspaper, which released a recorded audio where the Israeli PM is heard saying there was a concerning problem during Obama’s tenure in the White House. Netanyahu brutally criticized the Democrat for his administration’s weak foreign policy toward the Middle East

In addition, the Israeli leader said that the nation had a “big problem” in the U.S., given the fact that while he supported bombing Syria in order to fight ISIS, he assured he was not okay on how Obama managed Iran. However, according to the audio, he assured things are different now under Trump administration.

, Netanyahu´s comments about how Trump administration has a stronger strange on its foreign policy toward the Middle East is based on clear signs.

Regarding the EU, Netanyahu said to his fellow leaders that this entity is the only association of countries in the entire world that conditions the relations with his nation, that produces technology and every single area, on political conditions. Additionally, he emphasized that it is a crazy situation considering that no one else does it.

Netanyahu added that he wanted the meeting to motivate the leaders’ ability to communicate with other members of the EU in order to find a solution, since he assures this would “help Europe, twice” Also, Netanyahu called to never undermine that one Western nation that defends the values and interests of Europe.

In a powerful moment of his speech, the Israeli PM explained the lack of logic of the EU, since he assured that this entity is undermining its progress and security by undermining Israel and its connection with this country’s innovation by an irrational attempt to create conditions.

After these remarks, the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban cut in and claimed that the EU is even more unique, since it places conditions on the ones already inside entity, and not only the nations on the outside. This comment was a joke referencing the EU putting sanctions on Hungary because of its opposition to George Soros’ funded immigration efforts.

After Orban’s joke, Netanyahu said that Europe needs to decide if it wants to live and thrive or if it wants to shrivel and eventually disappear. Additionally, Israel’s leader joked about not being politically correct, and assured the remarks he made about Europe’s security and economic future were undeniable facts, and that both of these concerns mandate a different policy toward his country.

Netanyahu also said Israel is part of the European culture, and that this continent ends in Israel. He praised Christians for their support of the country´s statehood and mentioned Israel’s own wall and the nation’s effort in blocking the different terrorist organizations in the region from getting weapons.

Regarding this delicate issue, Netanyahu told they blocked the border not only in Egypt but also in the Golan Heights. He explained they built the wall since there was a problem with Iran and ISIS trying to build a terror front there. In fact, the Israeli PM even threatened Vladimir Putin and assured he told him that every time Israel see them transferring weapons to Hezbollah, they would not hesitate in hurt them.

Naturally, Netanyahu’s comments about how Trump administration has a stronger strange on its foreign policy toward the Middle East is based on clear signs. One of the most important actions was to support Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman, given the fact that he could represent a historical change in his country´s relationship with Israel

Although it was recently known that Trump administration re-certified the controversial Iran nuclear deal, it has also increased sanctions against the Muslim country, to the point where many experts believe it could cause the Islamic republic to withdraw from it.

In addition, another clear sign of the U.S. stronger position towards this country was the selection of hardline Michael D’Andrea as the new chief of Iran operation, signaling that the CIA could take a harder stance against the Iranian regime.

D’Andrea, known internally by his nickname “Dark Prince,” previously worked on Osama Bin Laden’s hunt and led the agency’s controversial drone killing and enemy detainee programs. His selection clearly mirrors the views of Defense Secretary James Mattis, who once listed off his three main priorities as “Iran, Iran, Iran.”

Netanyahu: Israel Opposes US-Russian Ceasefire Deal In Syria

July 18, 2017 Leave a comment

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that Israel is opposed to the recently agreed US-Russian ceasefire deal in Southern Syria.

After meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday, Netanyahu told reporters that Tel Aviv totally opposes the truce agreement in southern Syria, which he alleges will consolidate Iran’s presence in the Arab country.

Netanyahu said the agreement perpetuates Iranian plans to set up a disruptive long-term presence on Israel’s northern border, something he has repeatedly vowed that the Jewish state will not tolerate.

Press TV reports:

A top Israeli official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, claimed that Tehran was interested in deploying extensive military forces including the establishment of an airbase for Iranian aircraft and a naval base in Syria besides sending advisers to the Arab country.

The Israeli premier also discussed the truce deal with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson by phone on Sunday night.

On July 7, Russia, the US and Jordan agreed to back a ceasefire in southwestern Syria and to establish a de-escalation zone covering the provinces of Dara’a, Suwayda and Quneitra, in an area bordering the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

The trilateral agreement on the cessation of hostilities was announced after a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart, Donald Trump, on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in the German city of Hamburg.

Netanyahu’s remarks revealed a major disagreement between Tel Aviv and the two great powers that had until now been kept under wraps and expressed only through quiet diplomatic channels.

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says Tel Aviv and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri militant groups wreaking havoc in the country.

Israel regularly hits positions held by the Syrian army in the Golan Heights, describing the attacks as retaliatory. Damascus says the raids aim to help Takfiri militants fighting against government forces.

On several occasions, the Syrian army has confiscated Israeli-made arms and military equipment from terrorists fighting government forces. There are also reports that Israel has been providing medical treatment to the extremists wounded in Syria.

Last month, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed concerns about a spike in contacts between Israeli armed forces and Syria militants in recent months, saying it could lead to escalation and cause harm to UN observers deployed to the Golan Heights.

Israel Warn ‘No Ceasefire’ Until Assad Is Removed From Power

Israel has warned that they will not agree to a ceasefire agreement with Syria until President Bashar al-Assad is forcibly removed from power. 

Israeli Defensive Minister Avigdor Liberman warned Syria on Sunday that Israel’s patience was running out after mortars from unknown sources struck Israel over the past week.

Jpost.com reports: “We have no intention of entering any conflict, but I advise our neighbors not to test us,” Liberman told military journalists during a briefing at the Kirya military headquarters in Tel Aviv.

A number of projectiles have landed in Israeli territory due to intensified fighting on the Syrian side of Quneitra as Bashar Assad’s regime fights the al-Qaida-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other rebels groups. The offensive was launched by rebels in a bid to take control of the city of al-Baath (new Quneitra), which is one of the few towns in the province that has remained under control of Syrian-government forces.

“We will not tolerate any spillover into our territory,” Liberman said, stressing that the message sent by the IDF in the retaliatory strikes as been “clearly understood” by those across the border.

Although Liberman stated that he did not see any chance for escalation on the border, the smallest incident or miscalculation by either side can lead to conflict, he said, referring to incidents that led to the outbreak both Operation Protective Edge and the Second Lebanon War.

On Friday, a senior IDF official stated that “the IDF is acting proportionally to prevent any deterioration” and has retaliated against Assad-regime positions after the projectiles struck the Ramat Hagolan area.

Liberman stressed that the rebels “are not our friends,” but said Israel is ready to accept any cease-fire in Syria that does not involve Iran, Hezbollah or Assad.

“We cannot allow a man like Assad, who kills his own citizens and who uses chemical weapons against them to remain in power,” he said. “Keeping Assad in power is not in our security interests. As long as he is in power, Iran and Hezbollah will be in Syria.”

When asked by The Jerusalem Post whether it would be better for Israel if Assad or Syrian rebels to control the border with Israel, he said neither was great option: “The rebels are not our friends, they are all versions of al-Qaida.”

According to Liberman, Israel is in contact with villagers along the Syrian border who understand that Israel, which provides them with medical and humanitarian care, is not their enemy.

“People there have nothing to eat. More than 3,000 Syrians have received medical treatment in Israel, and all of them are local villagers,” he said. “They understand that the best neighbor for them is Israel. I am not hiding it; we have helped in the past and are continuing to help.”

Despite Israel having no interest in entering Syria’s seven-year-old civil war, Liberman said there are red lines Jerusalem has set, including the smuggling of sophisticated weaponry to Hezbollah and an Iranian presence on its borders.

“We will not tolerate any Iranian presence on the border, and we will continue to act against that,” he said, adding that Israel will “do what is necessary” following reports that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps has established underground arms-production factories for Hezbollah in Lebanon.

In March, Kuwait’s Al Jarida newspaper reported that Hezbollah has operated and managed the factories set up by the IRGC in response to alleged Israeli strikes against weapons convoys in Syria. According to the report, the factories can produce missiles with a range of more than 500 kilometers, as well as surface-to-air and antitank missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles that are able to carry explosives.

The report was confirmed on Thursday by the head of Military Intelligence, Maj.-Gen. Herzl Halevi, who said Hezbollah was using Iranian know-how to set up a weapons industry and transfer arms to the country’s South.

“We take everything seriously,” Liberman said. “We are certainly aware of the reports and, we will do what needs to be done. This is a significant phenomenon and we cannot ignore it. Precise weapons such as these missiles are a challenge. Compared to past wars, they will hit deep inside Israeli territory.”

Liberman added, however, that Israel has “increased the gap” with Hezbollah since the Second Lebanon War in 2006. “We know what to do. Neither the missiles nor their factories will rust,” he said.

Israel Warn ‘No Ceasefire’ Until Assad Is Removed From Power

Israel warn they will not end ceasefire until Assad is removed from power

Israel has warned that they will not agree to a ceasefire agreement with Syria until President Bashar al-Assad is forcibly removed from power. 

Israeli Defensive Minister Avigdor Liberman warned Syria on Sunday that Israel’s patience was running out after mortars from unknown sources struck Israel over the past week.

Jpost.com reports: “We have no intention of entering any conflict, but I advise our neighbors not to test us,” Liberman told military journalists during a briefing at the Kirya military headquarters in Tel Aviv.

A number of projectiles have landed in Israeli territory due to intensified fighting on the Syrian side of Quneitra as Bashar Assad’s regime fights the al-Qaida-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other rebels groups. The offensive was launched by rebels in a bid to take control of the city of al-Baath (new Quneitra), which is one of the few towns in the province that has remained under control of Syrian-government forces.

“We will not tolerate any spillover into our territory,” Liberman said, stressing that the message sent by the IDF in the retaliatory strikes as been “clearly understood” by those across the border.

Although Liberman stated that he did not see any chance for escalation on the border, the smallest incident or miscalculation by either side can lead to conflict, he said, referring to incidents that led to the outbreak both Operation Protective Edge and the Second Lebanon War.

On Friday, a senior IDF official stated that “the IDF is acting proportionally to prevent any deterioration” and has retaliated against Assad-regime positions after the projectiles struck the Ramat Hagolan area.

Liberman stressed that the rebels “are not our friends,” but said Israel is ready to accept any cease-fire in Syria that does not involve Iran, Hezbollah or Assad.

“We cannot allow a man like Assad, who kills his own citizens and who uses chemical weapons against them to remain in power,” he said. “Keeping Assad in power is not in our security interests. As long as he is in power, Iran and Hezbollah will be in Syria.”

When asked by The Jerusalem Post whether it would be better for Israel if Assad or Syrian rebels to control the border with Israel, he said neither was great option: “The rebels are not our friends, they are all versions of al-Qaida.”

According to Liberman, Israel is in contact with villagers along the Syrian border who understand that Israel, which provides them with medical and humanitarian care, is not their enemy.

“People there have nothing to eat. More than 3,000 Syrians have received medical treatment in Israel, and all of them are local villagers,” he said. “They understand that the best neighbor for them is Israel. I am not hiding it; we have helped in the past and are continuing to help.”

Despite Israel having no interest in entering Syria’s seven-year-old civil war, Liberman said there are red lines Jerusalem has set, including the smuggling of sophisticated weaponry to Hezbollah and an Iranian presence on its borders.

“We will not tolerate any Iranian presence on the border, and we will continue to act against that,” he said, adding that Israel will “do what is necessary” following reports that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps has established underground arms-production factories for Hezbollah in Lebanon.

In March, Kuwait’s Al Jarida newspaper reported that Hezbollah has operated and managed the factories set up by the IRGC in response to alleged Israeli strikes against weapons convoys in Syria. According to the report, the factories can produce missiles with a range of more than 500 kilometers, as well as surface-to-air and antitank missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles that are able to carry explosives.

The report was confirmed on Thursday by the head of Military Intelligence, Maj.-Gen. Herzl Halevi, who said Hezbollah was using Iranian know-how to set up a weapons industry and transfer arms to the country’s South.

“We take everything seriously,” Liberman said. “We are certainly aware of the reports and, we will do what needs to be done. This is a significant phenomenon and we cannot ignore it. Precise weapons such as these missiles are a challenge. Compared to past wars, they will hit deep inside Israeli territory.”

Liberman added, however, that Israel has “increased the gap” with Hezbollah since the Second Lebanon War in 2006. “We know what to do. Neither the missiles nor their factories will rust,” he said.

Trump Administration & Israel Teaming Up For HUGE Joint Mission

June 29, 2017 Leave a comment

The U.S. just announced plans to team up with Israel, one of the worlds leaders in cyber security, to find better ways of stopping cyber attacks and hacking threats.

Thomas Bossert, President Trump’s assistant for homeland security and counter-terrorism issues, told reporters on Monday a joint U.S.-Israeli working group will start working right away to discuss ways of defending crucial infrastructure. “The agility Israel has in developing solutions will innovate cyber defenses that we can test here and bring back to America. Perfect security may not be achievable but we have within our reach a safer and more secure internet.”

The U.S. will be represented by experts from the FBI, Homeland Security, and the State Department to work on creating a new and different approach concentrating on detecting and stopping threats before they hit the web. The group will also try to find better ways to catch and punish the criminals who write the code and put it out.

The U.S. has worked with Israel before with missile defense projects like Iron Dome and David’s Sling that were jointly funded programs. “President Trump understands that the United States cannot lessen our engagement in this region or its support for Israel,” Bossert said.

The administration is expected to reach out to industry and university research groups and also make agreements with other partner countries, such as the U.K., in order to build cooperation internationally. Once there is more of a global agreement on goals and principles, it will be easier to “impose consequences on those who act contrary to the growing consensus.”

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, told those gathered at the conference that they face dozens of cyber attacks every month and are just as excited about working with other world governments to combat the growing threat.

Israel is a regional power with its very survival under constant attack. They have built a solid industry around anti-virus and other general cyber-defense technology. A key to the Israeli strategy is to always be on guard against threats of all kinds, online and off. Between private companies like Check Point, investment groups that focus on funding cyber security projects including Jerusalem Venture Partners Cyber Labs, and University associated research centers, “Israel is a cyber powerhouse with the right talent,” according to Dudu Mimran head of Ben Gurion University Cyber Security Labs.

Charles King, chief analyst at Pund-IT, says Israel’s government sponsorship of science has resulted in almost every major IT player building a research center in the country and that has enabled a ground up network to develop. “You could argue that this combination of factors—historical, political, societal and cultural—have all combined to make Israel a natural epicenter of security innovation,” he says. “It is certainly timely, especially considering the growing power and threat of global cyber attacks.”

One of the factors leading to better technology is the fact nearly every Israeli serves time in the defense forces. Once discharged, they bring advanced skills and knowledge to the civilian realm. Adallom, a company producing cloud security products, was started by three ex-members of IDF. Named after an area known from the Arab-Israeli Wars as “the last line of defense,” the company provides security to protect remote servers by monitoring the activities of individual employees and looking for patterns or discrepancies that might be a breach.

Another example is Check Point. Developed way back in 1993, FireWall-1 was one of the very first protections ever available for computers connected to the internet. It was written by Gil Shwed who served in the IDF’s signal intelligence unit. Check point came out a year before Cisco was formed and produced a firewall solution that used a GUI interface when all the rest were still stuck on the command line.

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Microsoft bought Adallom in 2015 and the companies offices in Tel Aviv formed the center of Microsoft’s Israeli presence. British company Arm Holdings, that designs processor chips, followed suit soon after when they bought Sansa Security.

Israel’s cyber-security expertise is now valued as some of the best on the planet. With cyber warfare increasing every day including malware like wannacry most likely sponsored by North Korea, Israel continues to focus on preparation. Stephen Coty, director of threat research at a Houston security firm says Israel is one of few countries that teaches computer coding and app development in school. “In this way they are already raising the next generation of cyber warriors.”

Israeli Minister Hints At Coming War In Syria And Iran: “The Time Has Come To Assassinate Assad”

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Jeremiah Johnson

The Iranians have just deployed their S-300 missile system to military bases located on their borders.  The S-300 system has the capability of taking down short and medium-range ballistic missiles and engaging upon 6 different targets with 12 missiles.  The effective range of the S-300 is approximately 130 miles (200 km).  They are also planning on upgrading their defenses with the S-400 missile system.  Is this noteworthy?  Perhaps it is when examined on the heels of this quote from the Israeli Minister of Housing today, as such, reported in Sputnik News on May 16:

“The reality whereby Syria executes people, intentionally uses chemical weapons to hurt them and, now, in the most recent move of extremism, is burning their bodies – this has not been seen in the world in 70 years,” said Israeli Housing Minister Yoav Galant, as cited by Haaretz.  “We are crossing a red line and, in my view, the time has come to assassinate Assad,” he continued.  “And when we finish with the tail of the serpent, we will reach the head of the serpent, which can be found in Tehran, and we will deal with it, too,” he said.

Syria is the keystone to an invasion of Iran: Syria is crucial from both a geographical and a military standpoint.  Although Israel is an ally of the United States, it is more of a “client” state: far from being independent, its very existence is predicated on American support.  The problem is with the pro-Israel lobby that exists in the U.S. that literally (and illegally) has created influence through monetary and political pressure…influence that is not in the interests of the United States.

Please take note of the fact that Galant is not merely a “quoted minister,” but a retired general of the IDF (Israeli Defense Force).  In essence, the Israelis see their opportunity here: President Trump is a leader who can (and may) go head to head with the Russians.  Obama was too soft and would not follow through on what he started in Syria before the Russians knocked him off at the knees.  The subtlety: the Israelis need the U.S. to be a “part” of toppling Assad and/or an invasion of Syria and then Iran.

The Syrian situation is one that has been both fostered and created in part by the United States.  ISIS is a creation of the American State Department under ObamaThe U.S. wanted to take northwestern Syria to enable a natural gas pipeline to be run from Qatar into Europe.  This would have accomplished several things.  The move would have taken the monopoly away from Russian energy giant Gazprom by supplying gas to Europe via Qatar.

It also would have struck into Russia’s pocketbook, and enabled Ukraine to come under the IMF “umbrella” by being dependent upon a Western source of supply for their natural gas needs.  As of this writing, Ukraine is still into Russia for about $9 billion.  The IMF would have paid it already…if Ukraine could have guaranteed repayment.  The separatists from Donetsk and the Eastern Ukrainian provinces threw a monkey wrench into the equation with the fighting against the U.S.-installed Poroshenko government of Kiev.  The additional specter of Russian military support produced a stalemate in the form of the Minsk accords and successfully dissuaded any thought of American military intervention under Obama.

Meanwhile, Obama entered into the Syrian fray.  The Russian air force bombed the daylights out of ISIS, and then Turkey shot down a Russian Su-24 fighter aircraft on 11/24/2015.  Why?  Here is why:

Because ISIS was trucking oil across the Syrian border to Turkey and selling it to Erdogan and his brother; the Russian air force bombings had put a halt to it.

As usual, follow the money.  Subsequently, the Russians declared a “victory” and pulled the majority of their forces out of Syria.  Obama was out-generaled and made to appear to be the fool, and the Qatar plan was snafued for the time being.  It is not over yet.  The Saudis want Assad gone (those “friendly” Saudis, the backers of the Petrodollar), and the Israelis have wanted to bomb Iran for years…preferably through U.S. efforts.

The problem with all of it is that none of it serves U.S. interests, and as Syria is backed by Russia, and Iran is supported by both Russia and China, we could become enmired in a war that extends beyond the region in question.  When President Trump bombed Syria with the Tomahawks, it sent a signal that the new administration was not a pushover and that he had the “stones” to take action.

Now that the dust has settled somewhat, the administration does not need to let its guard down and be driven by lobbying interests that would have favorable results for Israel, but possibly dire consequences for the United States.  We just finished with 8 years of Obama in which the U.S. meddled in the affairs of more nations than any past administration, and created the quagmire we face in the Middle East and in Eastern Europe.  That needs to come to a halt.  The United States is not the private security “enforcer” for Israel or any other nation for that matter.  The lobbyists need to be thrown in jail or deported (preferably the latter), and the administration needs to make foreign policy decisions in the interests of all Americans and the country as a whole.

Netanyahu Seeks ‘Dirty Harry’ Moment With Iran as Trump Arrives

Jonathan Ferziger and David Wainer

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to persuade President Donald Trump to impose tough new sanctions on Iran for threatening Israel with ballistic missiles and bankrolling terrorism, a close adviser said.

The restrictions would aim to inflict damage in the same way that blocking money transfers did before Iran signed the 2015 agreement to curtail its nuclear program, said Michael Oren, a deputy cabinet minister to Netanyahu and his former ambassador to the U.S. The Israeli leader was among the most outspoken opponents of the deal and relishes the prospect of renewed confrontation if Iran violates its terms, he said.

“That’s a ‘Dirty Harry’ moment,” Oren said in an interview on Thursday in Tel Aviv, referring to the brinkmanship adopted by Clint Eastwood’s detective in the 1971 movie. “You have to exact a price for Iranian behavior.”

Trump is flying to Israel on May 22 from Saudi Arabia, which is also pushing the president to get tough on Iran. Trump has described the nuclear deal as a “disaster” and this week imposed new sanctions on Iran over its missile program — ahead of the country’s presidential election on Friday.

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For Netanyahu, Trump’s visit is a chance to reset ties with the U.S. after relations deteriorated under former President Barack Obama. Netanyahu made a passionate speech to a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress in March 2015 to try to derail the Iran nuclear deal that Obama supported.

Since the nuclear deal, formally the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, was agreed in July 2015, Iran has repeatedly tested ballistic missiles — some, Netanyahu has said, inscribed with “Israel must be wiped out” in Hebrew — arguing that conventional weapons aren’t covered by the pact. Iran also supports groups that have attacked Israel, including Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Besides Iran, Netanyahu also wants Trump’s assistance in reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts — but without causing the collapse of his fractious coalition government, Oren said. Persuading Saudi Arabia to deal openly with Israel is also on Netanyahu’s wish list for Trump, he said, as is U.S. military support to buffer Israel from the fighting in neighboring Syria.

Trump has said he wants to strike “the ultimate deal” to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. If he can “bring home negotiations with the Palestinians without preconditions, if he can bring in some type of regional component — maybe an announcement date for a regional summit — that would be what he would call ‘huge,”’ Oren said.

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