Monday, April 09, 2007

Israel News Breifs

IDF intelligence: Iran, Hizbullah preparing for possible US strike
YEDIOTH AHRONOTH (YnetNews) - By Ronny Sofer - April 1, 2007
Iran, Syria and Hizbullah are preparing for a possible military confrontation with the United States in the summer, the head of the IDF's Military Intelligence said Sunday.
"Their preparation is defensive ahead of war --- They fear a war initiated by the Americans because they understand that there might be an attack against Iran over the summer, but not by Israel," Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin told the Cabinet.
According to the intelligence chief, Hizbullah has been maintaining the ceasefire so far, because the organization is not interested in getting into another conflict with Israel. "The organization is busy rehabilitating--- like the Syrians, Hizbullah too needs to prepare for a war in the summer." - - - -
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Israel’s Protests Are Said to Stall Gulf Arms Sale
NEW YORK TIMES - By David S. Cloud And Helene Cooper - April 5, 2007
WASHINGTON, April 4 — A major arms-sale package that the Bush administration is planning to offer Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf allies to deter Iran has been delayed because of objections from Israel, which says that the advanced weaponry would erode its military advantage over its regional rivals, according to senior United States officials.
Israeli officials, including the former defense minister, Shaul Mofaz, have come to Washington in recent months to argue against elements of the planned sales. In particular, the Israelis are concerned about the possible transfer of precision-guided weapons that would give Saudi warplanes much more accurate ability to strike targets, officials said. - - - -
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Hamas Recruits Children to Terror Squads Via TV Programs
ARUTZ SHEVA - By Ezra HaLevi – April 1, 2007
(IsraelNN.com) A new Hamas video broadcast in PA- controlled areas encourages the participation of children in terrorism.
The video focuses on Hamas founder Ahmad Yassin and portrays young children as continuing the slain Islamist sheikh’s legacy. Children are portrayed wearing uniforms, holding rifles and participating in military training.
Click here to see the Hamas video.
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Listen to terrorists endorse Nancy Pelosi
WORLDNETDAILY - April 4, 2007
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit today to Syria – in which she called for dialogue with Damascus – was "brave" and "very appreciated" and could bring about "important changes" to America's foreign policy, including talks with "Middle East resistance groups," members of terror organizations whose top leaders live in Syria told WND's Aaron Klein.
One terror leader, Khaled Al-Batch, a militant and spokesman for Islamic Jihad, expressed hope Pelosi would continue winning elections, explaining the House speaker's Damascus visit demonstrated she understands the Middle East. - - - -
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