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  • Comment les services de renseignement israéliens collaborent à la lutte contre #BDS à travers le monde

    Mossad involved in anti-boycott activity, Israeli minister’s datebooks reveal - Israel News -

    The datebooks of Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan for 2018 reveal that he cooperated with the Mossad in the fight against the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

    The diaries, which were released in response to a Freedom of Information request, show that Erdan met with Mossad head Yossi Cohen about “the struggle against the boycott.” The request was made by the Hatzlaha movement, an organization promoting a fair society and economy, to all ministers, deputy ministers and ministry directors-general.

    Officials in the Strategic Affairs Ministry are proud of their work with the state’s security agencies, but hide the content and full scope of these activities on grounds that if these would be revealed, it would undermine the covert efforts being made against BDS and its leaders. Officials in Erdan’s office said that the meeting with Cohen was merely a “review,” but sources familiar with the ministry’s activities told Haaretz that the ministry indeed cooperates with the Mossad.

    Erdan’s datebooks also show meetings with the head of the National Security Council and the head of the NSC’s intelligence branch, as well as meetings with representatives of numerous Jewish organizations, including the American Jewish Committee, B’nai B’rith, the American Jewish Congress, the umbrella organization of French Jewry, the U.S. Reform Movement and others. There are also logs of various meetings and phone calls that Erdan’s chief of staff held with foreign leaders and diplomats, as well as meetings with settler leaders, including the heads of the Samaria Regional Council and the Hebron Hills Regional Council.

    Many of Erdan’s meetings in 2018 were devoted to establishing a public benefit corporation which at first was called Kella Shlomo but whose name was later changed to Concert. Its aim was to covertly advance “mass awareness activities” as part of “the struggle against the campaign to delegitimize” Israel globally. This corporation, which received 128 million shekels (about $36 million) in government funding and was to also collect 128 million shekels in private contributions, is not subject to the Freedom of Information Law.

    In early 2018 Haaretz published the list of shareholders and directors in the company, which include former Strategic Affairs Ministry director general Yossi Kuperwasser; former UN ambassador Dore Gold, a former adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; former UN ambassador Ron Prosor; businessman Micah Avni, whose father, Richard Lakin, was killed in a 2015 terror attack in Jerusalem; Amos Yadlin, who heads Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies; Miri Eisin, who served as the prime minister’s adviser on the foreign press during the Second Lebanon War; former National Security Council chief Yaakov Amidror; and Sagi Balasha, a former CEO of the Israeli-American Council.
    Demonstrators wear shirts reading “Boycott Israel” during a protest in Paris, Dec. 9, 2017.
    Demonstrators wear shirts reading “Boycott Israel” during a protest in Paris, Dec. 9, 2017. AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu

    According to a government resolution, the funding was granted to implement part of the ministry’s activities related to the fights against delegitimization and boycotts against the State of Israel. It says the company would raise the private portion of its financing for the initiative from philanthropic sources or pro-Israel organizations. A steering committee was to be appointed for the initiative to comprise representatives of the government and the other funding partners.
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    According to a ministry document revealed by The Seventh Eye website, the organization was expected to carry out mass awareness activities and work to exploit the wisdom of crowds, “making new ideas accessible to decision-makers and donors in the Jewish world, and developing new tools to combat the delegitimization of Israel.”

    Elad Mann, Hatzlacha’s legal adviser, said, “Revealing the date books of senior and elected officials is crucial to understanding how the government system works and it has great value taken together with other details of information. This is how to monitor the government and its priorities or the actions it takes with more efficiency and transparency.”

    Erdan’s office said that he “met during this past term with heads of the security echelons to give them a survey of the ministry’s activities in the struggle against the delegitimization and boycott of Israel.”

    Josh Breiner contributed to this report.

  • Thank you, Mother Russia, for imposing boundaries on Israel - For the first time in years another state is saying to Israel: Stop right there. At least in Syria, that’s the end of it. Thank you, Mother Russia.

    Gideon Levy SendSend me email alerts
    Sep 28, 2018

    A ray of hope is breaking through: Someone is setting limits on Israel. For the first time in years another state is making it clear to Israel that there are restrictions to its power, that it’s not okay for it to do whatever it wants, that it’s not alone in the game, that America can’t always cover for it and that there’s a limit to the harm it can do.
    Israel needed someone to set these limits like it needed oxygen. The recent years’ hubris and geopolitical reality enabled it to run rampant. It could patrol Lebanon’s skies as if they were its own; bombard in Syria’s air space as if it were Gaza’s air space; destroy Gaza periodically, put it under endless siege and continue, of course, to occupy the West Bank. Suddenly someone stood up and said: Stop right there. At least in Syria: That’s the end of it. Thank you, Mother Russia, for setting limits on a child whom no one has restrained for a long time.
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    The Israeli stupefaction at the Russian response and the paralysis that gripped it only showed how much Israel needed a responsible adult to rein it in. Does anyone dare prevent Israel’s freedom of movement in another country? Is anyone hindering it from flying in skies not its own? Is anyone keeping it from bombing as much as it pleases? For decades Israel hasn’t encountered such a strange phenomenon. Israel Hayom reported, of course, that anti-Semitism is growing in Russia. Israel is getting ready to play the next victim card, but its arrogance has suddenly gone missing.
    In April the Bloomberg News agency cited threats from retired Military Intelligence chief Amos Yadlin and other officers that if Russia gives Syria S-300 anti-aircraft missiles, Israel’s air force would bombard them. Now the voice of bluster from Zion has been muted, at least for the moment.
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    Every state is entitled to have weapons for defense against jet bombers, including Syria, and no state is permitted to prevent that forcibly. This basic truth already sounds bizarre to Israeli ears. The idea that other countries’ sovereignty is meaningless, that it can always be disrupted by force, and that Israeli sovereignty alone is sacred, and supreme; that Israel can mix in the affairs of the region to its heart’s content – including by military intervention, whose true extent is yet to be clarified in the war in Syria – without paying a price, in the name of its real or imagined security, which sanctifies anything and everything – all this has suddenly run into a Russian “nyet.” Oh, how we needed that nyet, to restore Israel to its real dimensions.
    It arrived with excellent timing. Just when there’s a president in the White House who runs his Middle East policy at the instructions of his sponsor in Las Vegas and mentor on Balfour Street; when Israel feels itself in seventh heaven, with an American embassy in Jerusalem and no UNRWA, soon without the Palestinians – came the flashing red light from Moscow. Perhaps it will balance out, just a bit, the intoxication with power that has overtaken Israel in recent years, maybe it will start to wise up and recover.
    Russia, without meaning to, may yet turn out to be better for Israel than all the insane, corrupting support it receives from the current American administration, and from its predecessors, too.
    Russia has outlined for the world the way to treat Israel, using the only language Israel understands. Let those who truly care for Israel’s welfare, and for justice, learn how it’s done: Only by force. Only when Israel gets punished or is forced to pay a price does it do the right thing. The air force will think twice now and perhaps many times more before its next bombardment in Syria, whose importance, if indeed it has any, is unknown.
    Had such a Russian “nyet” hovered above Gaza’s skies, too, so much futile death and destruction would have been spared. Had an international force faced the Israeli occupation, it would have ended long ago. Instead, we have Donald Trump in Washington and the European Union’s pathetic denunciations of the evictions at Khan al-Ahmar.

  • Israël craint que les tactiques de sa sale guerre contre BDS soient affichées au grand jour
    Agence Media Palestine | Par Ali Abunimah, le 26 juin 2018

    (...) Dans un article détaillé, le rédacteur en chef et fondateur du journal The Times of Israel, David Horovitz enquête sur la nouvelle arme d’Israël dans la guerre contre le mouvement de solidarité avec la Palestine.

    Il s’agit d’une organisation se disant non gouvernementale et indépendante, appelée Kela Shlomo, c.-à-d. « la fronde de Salomon ».

    Or, l’enquête de Horovitz révèle qu’il ne s’agit là ni plus ni moins que d’une couverture pour le gouvernement israélien, permettant à celui-ci de dissimuler des activités peu avouables et de s’immiscer dans la politique et dans la société civile d’autres pays en contournant leur législation.

    La direction de Kela Shlomo est un véritable Who’s Who de l’élite politique et militaire israélienne. On y trouve notamment les anciens diplomates Dore Gold et Ron Prosor, l’ancien responsable de la sécurité nationale Yaakov Amidror, ainsi que l’ancien responsable du renseignement militaire Amos Yadlin.

    L’organisation travaille en collaboration avec le très opaque Ministrère des affaires stratégiques d’Israël.

    Ayant à sa tête Gilad Erdan, ce ministère est en charge des opérations secrètes d’Israël visant à contrer le mouvement BDS. Sa directrice générale, Sima Vaknin-Gil est une ancienne haut gradée du renseignement militaire.

    L’organisation compte également parmi ses fondateurs Yossi Kuperwasser, un autre ancien haut gradé du renseignement militaire, qui a précédé Vaknin-Gil à ce poste.

    Lorsqu’Erdan annonçait la création de l’organisation de Kela Shlomo en décembre dernier, il affirmait que l’organisation augmenterait la capacité d’Israël à combattre et à vaincre BDS.

    Kela Shlomo est financée par des donateurs privés anonymes, mais « l’accord de coopération » avec le ministère serait financé par « des fonds de contrepartie », ce qui suggère que de l’argent du gouvernement est également impliqué, même si celui-ci n’est pas versé directement sur les comptes de Kela Shlomo. (...)


    BDS : Ceux qui le combattent au nom d’Israël doivent rester irréprochables
    Après des années de médiocres relations publiques, une nouvelle structure privée œuvre avec un ministère bien doté pour contrer le BDS. Ils doivent veiller à bien dépenser l’argent
    Par David Horovitz 19 juin 2018

  • Israel sets up secret firm with top ex-generals, envoys for online ’mass awareness’ campaign ’to fight delegitimization’

    Among the shareholders are former UN ambassador Dore Gold and ex-generals Amos Yadlin and Yaakov Amidror. The new initiative will not be subject to the Freedom of Information Law

    Noa Landau Jan 09, 2018 3:26 PM
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    The Strategic Affairs Ministry has set up a public-benefit corporation to engage in what it calls “mass awareness activities” as part of “the struggle against the delegitimization campaign” against Israel internationally.
    Haaretz has obtained a list of the shareholders and directors of the company, Kella Shlomo, who include former Israeli ambassadors to the United Nations.
    The government recently allocated 128 million shekels ($37 million) to the initiative, in addition to the 128 million shekels it will raise from private donors around the world.
    The new initiative will not be subject to the Freedom of Information Law, in accordance with the secrecy policy of the ministry, which refuses to release detailed information about its activities.
    The shareholders and directors include former ministry director general Yossi Kuperwasser; former UN ambassador Dore Gold, who is also a former adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; and former UN ambassador Ron Prosor.

    Reuven Rivlin with Amos Yadlin. Mark Neiman

    FILE PHOTO: Protestors march behind a banner of the BDS organization in Marseille, southern France, on June 13, 2015George Robert / AP
    They also include businessman Micah Avni, whose father, Richard Lakin, was killed in a 2015 terror attack in Jerusalem; Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin, who heads the Institute for National Security Studies; and Col. (res.) Miri Eisin, who served as the prime minister’s adviser on the foreign press during the Second Lebanon War.
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    Also on the list are a former National Security Council chief, Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror, and Sagi Balasha, a former CEO of the Israeli-American Council, which has casino magnate Sheldon Adelson as a major supporter.

    Most refused to discuss the initiative and referred questions to the office of Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan.
    The most recent data from the Companies Authority shows that the last report the company submitted to the authority came this past October. On December 28, the cabinet approved an allocation of 128 million shekels to the company over three years. The decision to provide the funding was made by the special procedure under which a government resolution is distributed to the ministers and goes into effect automatically if no one objects or demands a discussion.
    According to the government resolution, the funding was granted “to implement part of the ministry’s activities related to the struggle against the phenomena of delegitimization and boycotts against the State of Israel.” It says the agency will work to raise its portion of the financing for the initiative (around half) from “philanthropic sources” or “pro-Israel organizations.” A steering committee will be appointed for the initiative to comprise government representatives and representatives of the other funding partners.

    Ron Prosor at the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon oath ceremony forr his appointment as the Secretary-General of the United Nations for second termShachar Ezran
    Itamar Baz of the media watchdog website The Seventh Eye has been covering the Strategic Affairs Ministry, most of whose activities are concealed from the public. He reported Monday that while ministry officials have for months been advancing legislation that would exclude the company from being subject to the Freedom of Information Law, the law in any case does not apply to this new agency so its activities will be easy to hide.
    He also revealed that Liat Glazer, the ministry’s legal adviser, wrote in a legal opinion that the activities conducted through the company would be “those that require ‘non-governmental’ discussions with various target audiences.”
    According to a ministry document, Kella Shlomo people would work via social networks because “the enemy directs most of its awareness and motivating efforts to this area.” Similarly, the document, published by The Seventh Eye, says the organization was expected to carry out “mass awareness activities” and work to “exploit the wisdom of crowds,” an activity defined as “making new ideas accessible to decision-makers and donors in the Jewish world, and developing new tools to combat the delegitimization of Israel.”
    A report in the daily Yedioth Ahronoth the day after the cabinet approved the funding described the initiative positively, saying it would “raise the level of efforts in the struggle against BDS” — the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. Yedioth said the new company would “provide a speedy and coordinated response to efforts to stain Israel’s image around the world,” for example, in the event of a military operation, terror attacks or UN votes against government policies.
    This would be done by launching online campaigns, lobbying, engaging organizations abroad and bringing delegations to Israel.
    The Strategic Affairs Ministry declined to clarify whether the company would act in accordance with the principles of the Freedom of Information Law.
    “This is a joint initiative that meets all the requirements of the law for this type of engagement and is similar to other government initiatives like Taglit [Birthright] and Masa,” the ministry said.
    “In the agreement with [the company] there are distinct control procedures, as defined by the Finance Ministry and the Justice Ministry during the joint work with them on setting up the project. It will be subject to auditing by the state comptroller,” it added.
    “In addition, as the ministry leading the initiative, one that attributes great importance to it as part of the campaign against the delegitimization of Israel, the ministry has allocated additional control tools and functions to what is required. Both the ministry’s legal adviser and its controller will sit on the steering committee managing the project.”
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  • Syrie : Israël mène des raids aériens sur une infrastructure militaire - Par avec AFP , publié le 07/09/2017

    Cette opération a été menée ce jeudi matin, dans une région où le régime est accusé de développer des armes chimiques. Deux personnes ont été tuées.

    L’armée israélienne a mené ce jeudi des raids aériens dans l’ouest de la Syrie, région où le régime est accusé de développer du gaz sarin.

    « Des avions de guerre israéliens ont tiré à 02h42 des missiles depuis l’espace aérien libanais, ciblant une de nos positions militaires à proximité de Mesyaf, et ont provoqué des dégâts matériels et la mort de deux membres du site », a affirmé l’armée syrienne dans un communiqué.

    Mesyaf est une localité située à environ 60 km à l’est de la ville côtière de Tartous, où l’allié russe du régime de Bachar al-Assad compte une base navale. L’armée syrienne dispose pour sa part d’un site militaire au nord de Mesyaf qui comprend un camp d’entraînement et une branche du Centre de recherches et d’études scientifiques de Syrie (SSRC).

    • L’aviation israélienne frappe un site stratégique syrien

      Des installations du Centre d’études et de recherches scientifiques sont identifiées de longue date comme lieu de production d’armes chimiques.

      LE MONDE | 07.09.2017 à 11h25 • Mis à jour le 07.09.2017 à 11h52 | Par Piotr Smolar (Jérusalem, correspondant) et Benjamin Barthe (Beyrouth, correspondant)

      L’aviation israélienne a frappé, dans la nuit du mercredi 6 au jeudi 7 septembre, un site militaire syrien stratégique, près de la ville de Masyaf, dans la province de Hama (ouest). Cette information, relayée jeudi matin par les journaux israéliens, a été confirmée par Damas. Le site est l’une des installations du Centre d’études et de recherches scientifiques (CERS), identifié de longue date comme responsable de la production d’armes chimiques, mais aussi de missiles sophistiqués et de roquettes. On ignore la nature des installations visées. Selon l’armée syrienne, deux soldats auraient été tués.

      « Si ces frappes étaient confirmées, elles représenteraient un changement, explique au Monde Yaakov Amidror, ancien chef du Conseil de sécurité national. Cette fois, la cible ne serait plus des convois du Hezbollah libanais, mais un site appartenant au régime syrien, attaqué sûrement car il fabrique des armements pour le Hezbollah. Israël n’agit pas en Syrie en fonction de qui contrôle le pays. Mais on ne permettra pas au Hezbollah d’améliorer ses capacités d’action contre nous. » De son côté, l’ancien chef du renseignement militaire Amos Yadlin s’est réjoui sur Twitter : « Si c’est une attaque israélienne, elle marque enfin une prise de position morale au sujet du massacre en Syrie. »

      Dans un entretien publié le 25 août dans le quotidien Haaretz, le chef sortant des forces aériennes, le major général Amir Eshel, confirmait ouvertement l’implication militaire israélienne croissante en Syrie, visant le Hezbollah et ses convois : « Depuis 2012, je parle de nombreuses, de dizaines d’opérations. Disons qu’on approche un nombre à trois chiffres, dans le nord et dans d’autres secteurs. »

  • Hundreds of former Israeli generals warn U.S. Taylor Force Act could create security risks for Israel

    Commanders for Israel’s Security say that, in its current form, the proposed bill would reduce the Palestinian Authority’s ability to prevent terror attacks

    Amir Tibon Jun 22, 2017
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    Commanders for Israel’s Security, an organization consisting of hundreds of former Israeli generals and senior security and intelligence figures, has warned that the “Taylor Force Act,” a bill that would cut all U.S. funding to the Palestinian Authority unless it stops paying salaries to convicted terrorists and their families, could create a security crisis and hurt Israel’s military cooperation with Palestinian security forces in the West Bank.
    In a statement issued on Wednesday, the organization said that it supports the major goal of the proposed legislation – named after Taylor Force, an American citizen and army veteran who was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist during a trip to Israel last year - but thinks that the details of the proposal need to be changed. According to the group, changes need to be made in order to avoid a situation in which the PA would lose its ability to operate its security and intelligence forces in the West Bank, which currently work together with Israel to prevent terror attacks. 
    “The proposed legislation, which calls for withdrawing funds from vital economic projects – whether directly benefitting the PA or not – and from NGOs, does not meet the test” of acting against the PA’s payments to terrorists without harming Israel’s security, according the group’s statement. The statement emphasized that if the bill were enacted in its current formation it may “undermine PA stability; expand the circle of frustration and hostility; erode the security coordination; and thus hurt Israeli security.” 
    The organization quotes the Israeli military’s chief of staff, General Gadi Eizenkot, who said earlier this week that security coordination with the PA contributes to Israel’s security. The statement comes at a time when Democratic legislators on Capitol Hill are looking for ways to change the legislation’s language and conditions, in order to take action against the PA financial support for terrorists and their families, without putting the basic functioning of the PA at risk. 
    The former commanders ended their statement with the following: “Demanding that the PA ends incitement, continues fighting terror, and upgrades security coordination with our forces – certainly! Hindering the PA’s ability to do all that – absolutely not!” The challenge is to achieve the two goals at the same time. 
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    Noah Pollak, a conservative political consultant who supports the legislation and has been working to promote it, told Haaretz in reply to the letter: “There are, of course, numerous former Israeli generals and security officials - such as Bogie Yaalon, Amos Yadlin, and several former heads of the Shin Bet - who disagree, and understand the simple truth that rewarding terror brings more terror, not less. But the wisdom of this bill does not depend on the political views of ex-generals. We respect their service but are unconvinced that it is in the American interest to continue funding an entity that rewards and celebrates the murder of our citizens.”
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  • Une confrontation Israël/Hezbollah, inévitable en Syrie ? - RipouxBlique des CumulardsVentrusGrosQ

    Les soldats israéliens évacuent l’un des leurs, blessé près des frontières avec le Liban, le 28 janvier 2015 ©Al-Arabiya #Liban
    Le Hezbollah sort renforcé de la guerre en Syrie, ce qui rend « inévitable » une confrontation militaire avec ce mouvement, affirment les stratèges israéliens. 

    Amos Yadlin (Photo d’illustration)
    Ce point de vue est celui du général Amos Yadlin, ancien chef du renseignement de l’armée israélienne et qui dirige actuellement le think tank « Sécurité intérieure ». Il écrit :" Aussi bien le Hamas sur nos frontières sud que le Hezbollah sur nos frontières nord ont les qualités de vrais États. Et ce sont des États qui n’ont pas renoncé à leur hostilité envers Israël. Ils continuent à croire à la force armée pour détruire Israël", affirme Yadlin cité par le site israélien Arutz Sheva qui ajoute :" Ce sont en effet les missiles et les armements du Hezbollah qui constituent les ressorts de sa puissance et Israël fait tout pour empêcher que cet arsenal grossisse." 

    Pour Yadlin, " le front nord (Hezbollah) est « plus solide » que le front sud (Hamas) dans la mesure où « les deux ennemis jurés ont la capacité de prévoir leurs agissements mutuels et d’éviter un embrasement imprévu. » 

    « Cela dit sur le front qui nous oppose au Hamas, il existe une sorte de friction constante qui se manifeste à travers la restriction à la circulation, le blocus maritime, ou encore notre refus d’autoriser la reconstruction de Gaza. » 

    Selon Yadlin, le front sud implique de multiples acteurs, ce qui complexifie la donne. Certains de ces acteurs tirent des missiles en direction d’Israël pas vraiment pour s’opposer à Israël, mais pour ennuyer le Hamas. L’ensemble de ces caractéristiques invite donc les dirigeants militaires et politiques israéliens à se poser les questions suivantes en prévision d’une guerre qui semble inévitable : 

    1- Quels seront les objectifs stratégiques d’Israël en cas de guerre ? Le fait d’attaquer les infrastructures de l’adversaire suffira-t-il pour que ces objectifs soient atteints ? 

    2- Comment les acteurs régionaux et internationaux réagiront-ils à cette guerre et à l’engagement israélien ? En réaction, vont-ils décider de sanctionner Israël voire de le combattre ou se contenteront-ils de le menacer ? 

    3- Quel est le moment opportun pour déclencher cette offensive et quelles sont les informations dont dispose Israël sur les finalités et les intentions de son adversaire ? Faut-il se préparer à une occupation ou à une présence militaire provisoire ? 

    4- Et la société israélienne, comment devra-t-elle se préparer à la guerre et y a-t-il oui ou non le risque pour que plusieurs fronts soient ouverts dans le même temps ? 

    L’auteur reconnaît à la fin que les « guerres déjà menées contre le Hamas et le Hezbollah n’ont pas vraiment été bien préparées : » pour tout dire en un seul mot, la guerre à venir sera bien différente de tout ce que nous avons pu vivre jusqu’à présent. Cette guerre-là devra être bien préparée, c’est-à-dire avec sérieux et de manière logique et non passionnelle ". 

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  • How Hezbollah Tricked Senior Israeli Officials Into an Interview - Israel News - Haaretz

    A Hezbollah-affiliated television network just aired a documentary with senior Israeli interviewees, which begs the question, how did they pull this off?
    Among those interviewed in “What Happened in 2006,” a documentary about the Second Lebanon War that aired on the Hezbollah-linked Al-Mayadeen channel on Saturday, were Maj. Gen. (res.) Eyal Ben-Reuven and Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin, as well as then-Defense Minister Amir Peretz and Tomer Weinberg, a combatant who was injured in the initial stages of the conflict.
    Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth revealed Tuesday that the interviews were conducted by an Italian journalist, Michela Moni, who told his interviewees that the footage was intended for Italian television and the BBC in Britain.

  • Un petit évènement : le Wall Street Journal fait un article sur le soutien donné par Israël aux combattants d’al-Nusra (al-Qaïda en Syrie) sur le Golan syrien. A faire lire à tous ceux qui prétendaient il y a quelques temps encore que les dirigeants de l’Etat hébreu préféraient un diable connu (Assad) à un diable inconnu (les « rebelles syriens ») :
    Al Qaeda a Lesser Evil ? Syria War Pulls U.S., Israel Apart , Yaroslav Trofimov, Wall Street Journal, 12 mars 2015
    A lire en entier, mais voici quelques morceaux choisis :

    Le WSJ acte le traitement des combattants blessés d’al-Nusra en Israel :

    To the south of this overlook, from which United Nations and Israeli officers observe the fighting, are the positions of the Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of al Qaeda that the U.S. has targeted with airstrikes.
    Nusra Front, however, hasn’t bothered Israel since seizing the border area last summer—and some of its severely wounded fighters are regularly taken across the frontier fence to receive treatment in Israeli hospitals.

    Déclaration d’Amos Yadlin, ancien chef de l’Aman et pressenti comme futur ministre de la Défense donne ses préférences : plutôt al-Qaïda que l’alliance Damas-Téhéran-Hezbollah sur la frontière du Golan occupé :

    “There is no doubt that Hezbollah and Iran are the major threat to Israel, much more than the radical Sunni Islamists, who are also an enemy,” said Amos Yadlin, the former head of Israel’s military intelligence who is slated to become minister of defense should the center-left Zionist Union, led by Isaac Herzog, unseat Mr. Netanyahu in Tuesday’s elections.

    “Those Sunni elements who control some two-thirds to 90% of the border on the Golan aren’t attacking Israel. This gives you some basis to think that they understand who is their real enemy—maybe it isn’t Israel,” Mr. Yadlin added during an interview.

    Des officiels israéliens minorent l’évidence tout en la reconnaissant, oui, oui on soutient bien al-Qaïda en Syrie pour des raisons tactiques :

    “There is an understanding and there is a familiarity of the forces on the ground. I wouldn’t go the extent of calling it coordination. It is extremely tactical,” an Israeli military official said.

  • Saudi prince declines invite to Jerusalem by Israeli ex-intel chief - Former MI head Amos Yadlin says Israel rejects Saudi peace initiative because Arab League turned it into a take-it-or-leave-it deal.

    By JTA | May 26, 2014 Haaretz

    Saudi royal declined invitation by former Israeli intelligence chief to visit Jerusalem at a public talk in Belgium Monday, saying that the invitation was mere appeal to emotion aimed at distracting from the subject of the discussion - reaching peace based on the Saudi peace initiative.

    Amos Yadlin, who headed the Israel Defense Forces’ Military Intelligence Directorate for four years until 2010, made the statement during a public talk in Brussels with Turki bin Faisal Al Saud, director of the General Intelligence of Saudi Arabia from 1979 to 2001 and the youngest son of the late King Faisal of Saudi Arabia.

    According to Yadlin, Israel has not accepted the Saudi peace initiative because the Arab League has turned it into a take-it-or-leave-it deal.

    “The real problem is that the Saudi initiative became the Arab League dictate in a summit in Beirut in 2002,” Yadlin said. “The Saudis modified it into a take it or leave it offer with parameters we can’t accept: Mostly in the issue of returning the Golan to Syrians,” Yadlin said, adding that the settling of the Palestinian refugee problem was also a stumbling block.

    Faisal Al Saud disputed Yadlin’s assertion and retorted that Israel should accept the proposal in principle, “and then negotiate on the details.”

    The meeting was organized by the German Marshall Fund as follow-up to a public exchange in Munich four months ago between Faisal Al Saud and Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who is also Israel’s chief negotiator with the Palestinians.

    The Saudi asked Livni why Israel did not follow up on the initiative, which Saudi Arabia presented in 2002 and which proposes normalization of ties between Israel and Arab League members in exchange for an Israeli withdrawal from all areas Israel captured in 1967 and a “just solution” to the Palestinian refugee issue that would be “agreed upon” by the parties. According to Washington Post Associate Editor David Ignatius, who moderated the Munich talks, Yadlin agreed to provide a reply in Brussels.

    “There is nothing under the table, no hidden agreement or underhanded move or secret clauses to it, the Arabs will recognize Israel diplomatically, normalize relations and [end] hostilities in return for Israel withdrawing from all lands occupied in ’67,” he said.

  • « #Flottille_de_Gaza » : mandat d’arrêt contre quatre ex-chefs de l’armée israélienne

    D’après l’organisation caritative islamique turque IHH et un avocat de la partie civile, le tribunal déposera à Interpol une demande de mandat d’arrêt international à l’encontre de ces quatre anciens responsables militaires, jugés depuis 2012 par contumace en Turquie.

    Sont visés : l’ancien chef d’état-major de l’armée israélienne, le général Gabi Ashkenazi, l’ex-chef des renseignements militaires Amos Yadlin et les anciens chefs d’état-major de la marine et de l’aviation.


  • 20 Minutes Online - Procès contre les ex-chefs de l armée israélienne - Monde

    Le procès des quatre ex-chefs de l’armée israélienne impliqués dans un assaut meurtrier israélien contre un navire d’aide humanitaire pour Gaza en 2010 débute mardi devant un tribunal d’Istanbul .

    L’ancien chef d’état-major de l’armée israélienne, Gabi Ashkenazi, les ex-chefs de la marine et de l’aviation, Eliezer Alfred Marom et Avishai Levi, et l’ancien patron des services secrets Amos Yadlin vont être jugés pour leur implication dans l’assaut contre le navire Mavi Marmara, au cours duquel avaient péri neuf ressortissants turcs.

    « Nous avons identifié certains des commandos israéliens impliqués dans le raid, mais je pense que le procureur n’a pas été en mesure de vérifier du côté israélien. Donc l’affaire porte sur les quatre commandants israéliens, dès lors qu’ils se trouvaient à la tête du mécanisme de décision », a déclaré Me Buhari Cetinkaya, un des cinq avocats des victimes.

    Le ministère public a requis la prison à vie pour les quatre hommes, mais ce procès restera selon toute vraisemblance symbolique, Israël excluant que ses militaires soient jugés, a fortiori de les extrader.

    Les poursuites portent sur l’assaut donné le 31 mai 2010 dans les eaux internationales par des commandos israéliens au Mavi Marmara, navire amiral d’une flottille d’aide humanitaire qui tentait de rallier Gaza, sous blocus israélien.

  • Câble du 13 juin 2007. Rencontre avec Amos Yadlin, directeur des renseignements militaires israéliens.

    The Ambassador asked Yadlin for his views on the fighting in the Nahr al-Barid refugee camp in northern Lebanon. Although Yadlin was called to another meeting and did not have time to elaborate, he answered that the fighting was positive for Israel because it had embarrassed Hizballah, which had been unable to adopt a clear-cut position on the Lebanese Army’s action, and because the Fatah al-Islam terrorist organization had been planning to attack UNIFIL and then Israel before it blundered into its current confrontation with the LAF. He also agreed that the confrontation was strengthening the LAF, in fact and in the eyes of the Lebanese people, which was also good.

    Je ne vois que deux possibilités :
    – les renseignements militaires israéliens sont aux fraises,
    – le patron des renseignements militaires israéliens enfume ses interlocuteurs américains.

    #cablegate #Israël #Liban