"Israel sees dramatic change in US relations in the near future"
"Israel fears Obama heading for imposed Mideast settlement"
U.S. President Barack Obama's demands during his meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last Tuesday point to an intention to impose a permanent settlement on Israel and the Palestinians in less than two years, political sources in Jerusalem say.
But another key demand - to discuss the dispute's core issues during the indirect talks that are planned - is perceived in Jerusalem as problematic because it implies that direct negotiations would be bypassed. This would set up a framework through which the Americans would be able to impose a final settlement.
It is not just Obama's demands that are perceived as problematic, but also the new modus operandi of American diplomacy. The fact that the White House and State Department have been in contact with Israel's European allies, first and foremost Germany, is seen as part of an effort to isolate Israel and put enormous political pressure on it.
"Barak: Israel alone willdecide issues of 'national importance'"
"Israel to focus on key Iran nuclear targets in any strike"
Israel's advanced F-15 and F-16 warplanes have the range to bomb western Iran and strike further inland with air-to-air refueling and using stealth technology to pass through the air space of intermediate hostile Arab nations.
Israel could also launch Jericho ballistic missiles with conventional warheads, according to a 2009 report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.
Israel's three German-built Dolphin submarines are believed to be capable of carrying conventional and nuclear-tipped cruise missiles. They would have to transit through Egypt's Suez Canal -- as one did last year -- to reach the Gulf.
Special forces might be deployed to spot targets and possibly launch sabotage attacks. Israel has also been developing "cyber warfare" capabilities and could use this together with other activities by Mossad secret service agents on the ground, security sources say.
"SCENARIOS - Global impact if Israel strikes Iran"
This is a very interesting article which includes several potential scenarios and the consequences of each scenario, including:
- No immediate reaction
- Proxy Retaliation
- Missiles strike Israel
- Closing Hormuz
- Sparking wider conflict
Last but not least - it is very interesting to continue reading about the strong push to build the Third Temple - something that will occur sometime prior to the mid-point in the Tribulation, when we know the antichrist will stand in the rebuilt temple and proclaim himself as god:
"New Campaign: Build the Third Temple"
Nothing new today, overall. We just see a progression of the many things discussed before. Thats the key idea: progression. We know that birth pains always progress and rarely, reverse course once the labor progresses to the point of frequent/intense contractions. And that is where we are today - frequent and intense contractions.