Israeli Embassies Targeted in Terror Attacks in Georgia and India

February 13, 2012

(israellycool.com) In late January, an Iranian linked terror cell, which planned to target Israelis and Jews, was exposed in Azerbaijan. During his recent trip to the United States, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel was concerned that Hezbollah would provoke Israel through an attack in order to distract the world’s attention from Syria. A French intelligence report stated a similar belief. On Friday, a Senior official in Hezbollah said on Al-Manar TV that “Israel can never be calm. Hezbollah will avenge the murder of the blessed Mughniyeh even it takes 100 years.”
Yet, Sunday’s Israel Hayom reported that “An Israeli defense source told Israel Hayom that the defense establishment is not on any special alert” for the fourth anniversary of the assassination of Imad Mughniyeh.
Today, Israeli missions in Georgia, and India were targeted in terrorist attacks.

An explosion tore through an Israeli diplomat’s car in the vicinity of the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi, India, Monday. One woman was injured.
Initial details suggest that the injured woman is the wife of an Israeli diplomat for the Defense Ministry’s mission. The explosion apparently took place after she dropped of their children off at a local preschool. She suffered minor injuries and was rushed to a nearby medical center for treatment.

By Joji Philip Thomas

Explosives were also found near the Israeli Embassy building in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. The device was neutralized safely.

Ynet now reports that:

Indian media outlets reported that two bikers were tailing the car driven by the Israeli diplomat’s wife in New Delhi and that at one point one of them “hurled something at the car,” which exploded shortly after.

According to Yaakov Katz:

Neither of these appear to serve as the required Casus belli needed to initiate a war against Hezbollah, if it was the one behind the attacks.
On the other hand, Israel will have to consider the implication of ignoring the attacks and what that will do to the deterrence it has tried to create vis-à-vis Hezbollah following the Second Lebanon War in 2006.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued the following statement on the attacks.

In recent months we have witnessed several attempts to attack Israeli citizens and Jews in several countries, including Azerbaijan, Thailand and others.  In each instance we succeeded in foiling the attacks in cooperation with local authorities.  Iran and its proxy Hezbollah were behind all of these attempted attacks.  Today we have witnessed two additional attempted terrorist attacks on innocent civilians, the first against an Israeli woman who was wounded in New Delhi and the second against a local employee of the Israeli Embassy in Georgia.  Iran is behind these attacks; it is the largest exporter of terrorism in the world.  The Government of Israel and the security services will continue to act together with local security forces against such acts of terrorism.  We will continue to take strong and systematic, yet patient, action against the international terrorism that originates in Iran.


Iran nearly bombed Israeli embassy in Washington

October 12, 2011

The United States has stopped a ‘significant terrorist act linked to Iran which wanted to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador in Washington DC, as well as other attacks.
The assassination of Adel Al-Jubeir would have been followed by bomb attacks on the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington.
The plot has support from the Iranian government and two men allegedly working for ‘factions of the Iranian government’ have been charged with the plot, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.
The criminal complaint, unsealed on Tuesday, identifies the two alleged plotters as Manssor Arbabsiar and Gholam Shakuri. Arbabsiar was arrested on September 29 in New York, according to Holder, was working for the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard and had confessed to a plot. Shakuri, who is based in Iran, remains at large. The case, called Operation Red Coalition, started in May when an Iranian-American from Corpus Christi, Texas, sought help for the assassination from a Mexican drug cartel and inadvertently approached a US informant. The FBI and DEA were involved in unravelling the plot.

FBI bugged the Israeli embassy in Washington


FBI bugged the Israeli embassy in Washington

October 12, 2011
Richard Silverstein WASHINGTON — FBI intercepts leaked by an Israeli employee of the agency has provided evidence of intensive monitoring of the Jewish state by the U.S. intelligence community.  The U.S. intelligence campaign against Israel was highlighted by intercepts supplied by an FBI translator to U.S. blogger Richard Silverstein who said the FBI bugged the Israeli embassy in Washington and intercepted discussions with members of Congress and the pro-Israel lobby. Silverstein acknowledged that he received 200 pages of transcripts of telephone calls to and conversations in the Israeli embassy. Later, Silverstein said he burned the transcripts.

Media Blackout hid the fact that Saudi Embassy attacked as same time as Israeli embassy

September 15, 2011

The new Saudi Embassy being built in Cairo… whaaa??

(Eygpt) Over the weekend, while the world’s media made huge stock over how the flat below the Israeli embassy in Cairo had been ransacked (what is it with the left’s hatred of the Jews?), it has been revealed that the Saudi Embassy was also attacked and overrun by hoards of peaceful Muslims. I quote from SKY TV:

Not many people know this, but the Israeli Embassy was not the only one attacked in Cairo last weekend.
The Embassy of Saudi Arabia was also stormed by a mob. Strangely the Egyptian media mostly kept quiet about it. The Muslim Brotherhood, which welcomed the assault on the ‘murderous Nazi Jewish invaders’ had nothing to say about the Saudi incident. Several cars were set alight but there was only minor damage to the building.

Now this is where it gets silly. You see, the only two countries which reported this at the time were… Iran and Russia. Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?

But the Saudis are getting a new building anyway… but if you look at the comments on the new embassy one gets the idea that the Egyptians are not very happy with the Saudis.


Video: Protesters in Egypt remove flag from Israeli embassy

August 21, 2011

Israel Radio reports on Sunday morning that the United States has warned Egypt that its economic assistance will be in jeopardy if it does not return its ambassador to Israel. Egypt withdrew its ambassador early on Saturday in response to the alleged killing of five members of the Egyptian security forces in the aftermath of Thursday’s terror attack along the Egyptian border. Defense Minister Ehud Barak has apologized for the incident. The Egyptians say that’s ‘not enough.’

The Egyptian cabinet on Saturday characterized as insufficient Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s statement of regret for the deaths of Egyptian security officers who were apparently shot by IDF troops as they returned fire at the terrorists who carried out Thursday’s attacks near Eilat. The Israeli decision to work with Egypt to investigate the killings is “positive in appearance but does not fit with the weight of the incident and the state of Egyptians’ outrage from the Israeli actions,” Egypt’s state news agency MENA quoted a cabinet statement as saying. “Egypt confirms it is keen on the peace with Israel, Tel Aviv also will have to share its responsibilities in protecting that peace,” MENA said. The statement said the government had asked for a deadline for the joint investigation into the incident to conclude its work, adding that crisis meetings would continue until the results are released. Barak’s statement of regret was aimed at reducing tension between Jerusalem and Cairo, which peaked early Saturday morning with reports that Egypt was recalling its ambassador from Tel Aviv due to the killing of the security officers. Defense officials said they hoped the expression of regret would succeed in annulling Cairo’s earlier decision. … According to an initial IDF probe, the security officers were apparently killed when IDF soldiers opened fire in the direction of terrorists who had first shot at them from within Egypt. The terrorists had crossed into Israel and carried out their attacks directly adjacent to an Egyptian military outpost. On Saturday morning, Egypt announced it was withdrawing its ambassador from Israel, citing the shooting of the security personnel as a breach of its 1979 peace treaty. Israel said it hoped that after Barak’s comments, the Egyptian envoy, who had not yet left, would remain in Tel Aviv.

There was a wild demonstration – which looks like a lot more than the 1,000 people Israel Radio said it was – outside the Israeli embassy in Cairo on Saturday night. The demonstrators were calling for the Israeli ambassador to be expelled. The Egyptian government has promised that it will continue to protect the embassy and its staff, but as you will see in this video, someone managed to get upstairs and remove the Israeli flag from the embassy. Israel Radio reports that it was replaced by an Egyptian one, but you won’t see that in this video. Let’s go to the videotape. There was mention on the radio of Israel allowing more Egyptian troops into Sinai than are allowed under the treaty. It’s not clear to me whether that refers to the troops currently there (discussed in several earlier posts) or whether we are allowing even more troops in – which is what the Egyptians apparently want.

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Israel needs to stop apologizing. It isn’t like these apologies are taken seriously anyway.  As for the United States, it sure would be nice to save billions of dollars.  The U.S.A gives as much aid to the Arabs as to Israel which is a Democratic ally. Egypt is the top recipient of this AID.