Friday, 9 August 2013

Five terrorists killed in Sinai as a result of Israeli-Egyptian intelligence cooperation
DEBKAfile Special Report Aug 9, 2013, 7:30 PM (IDT)
Intelligence-sharing and military cooperation between Egypt and Israel foiled a terrorist missile attack from Sinai on Eilat Thursday, Aug. 8, say foreign sources. Egyptian security officials reported that an Israeli drone fired a missile in the northern Sinai peninsula, killing five suspected Islamic militants and destroying one or more launchers. Egyptian military helicopters circled over head. The launcher or launchers, said the officials, were rigged for firing missiles on targets in Israel from the vicinity of Egyptian Rafah in northern Sinai.
Western, Arab Intel Unimpressed by US Terror Alert
No extra security measures laid on in Mid East and Europe although September is a month to watch.
Syria between a US operation and a Saudi-Russian deal
Israeli is pushing hard for a US-Arab operation against Assad to avert the fall of Aleppo.
Egypt’s Military Walks Away from Washington
The generals to outlaw the Muslim Brotherhood after rejecting “foreign mediation.”
Their secret peace track nears its climax
Their secret peace track nears its climax
DEBKAfile Special Report
Aug 9, 2013, 1:13 PM (IDT)
The formal Israeli-Palestinian meeting scheduled for next Wednesday, Aug. 14 is the outer shell of the secret hard-core negotiations bouncing back and forth for weeks between US Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, DEBKAfile reports. The real talks are near a climax on the core issues of borders, Jerusalem, refugees and settlements. Kerry convened Jewish American leaders at the White House Thursday, Aug. 8,  to advise them of the “strategic imperative” to arrive at a deal soon.