Israel Political Brief July 19, 2012: Attack on Israeli Tourists Prompts Fears of Escalating ‘Shadow War’ with Iran

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Attack on Israeli tourists prompts fears of escalating ‘shadow war’

Source: Washington Post, 7-19-12

The suicide bombing of a Bulgarian bus packed with Israeli tourists has stoked fears of a deadly new phase in the long-running “shadow war” between Iran and Israel, with ordinary civilians now apparently replacing diplomats as primary targets….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief July 19, 2012: Victims of Burgas, Bulgaria Terror Attack Flown Home to Israel; PM Netanyahu: ‘Iran is engaged in global terrorism’

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Victims of Burgas attack flown home; PM: Iran is engaged in global terrorism

Source: Haaretz, 7-20-12

The 36 Israelis injured in Wednesday’s suicide attack have all arrived back in Israel, while the bodies of the five Israelis killed were due to arrive home before dawn this morning….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief July 19, 2012: US House of Representatives Passes Bill on Expanded US-Israeli Military Cooperation

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House passed bill on expanded U.S.-Israeli military cooperation

Source: JTA, 7-19-12

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill to strengthen security cooperation between the United States and Israel….READ MORE

Israel Brief July 19, 2012: Deadly Bulgaria Attack Survivors Recall Chaos, Tragedy

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Deadly Bulgaria attack survivors recall chaos, tragedy

Source: JTA, 7-19-12

Survivors of the terror attack in Bulgaria recount the gruesome scene….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief July 19, 2012: US President Barack Obama Speaks with PM Benjamin Netanyahu

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US President Barack Obama Speaks with PM Netanyahu

Source: PMO, 7-19-12 

US President Barack Obama, last night called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and expressed his condolences over the deaths of Israelis in the terrorist attack in Bulgaria. The two agreed that Israel and the US would work together in investigating the attack.

Prime Minister Netanyahu thanked US President Obama for the call and said that Iran and Hezbollah are conducting a campaign of terrorism around the world.  “Iran is a global terrorism state. It must bear the consequences,” the Prime Minister said.

Full Text Israel Political Brief July 19, 2012: PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Statement About the Terror Attack in Bulgaria

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PM Netanyahu’s Statement About the Terror Attack in Bulgaria

Source: PMO, 7-19-12 

Photo by GPO

Yesterday’s attack in Bulgaria was perpetrated by Hezbollah, Iran’s leading terrorist proxy.  This attack was part of a global campaign of terror carried out by Iran and Hezbollah.  This terror campaign has reached a dozen countries on five continents.  The world’s leading powers should make it clear that Iran is the country that stands behind this terror campaign.  Iran must be exposed by the international community as the premier terrorist-supporting state that it is.  And everything should be done to prevent Iran, the world’s most dangerous regime, from developing the world’s most dangerous weapons.

Israel is a strong country and the people of Israel are a strong people.  We’ll continue to fight against the terrorists and to exact a heavy price from those who support them.

Israel Brief July 19, 2012: Planes with Wounded Return to Israel from Bulgaria; Names of Dead Announced

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Planes with wounded return to Israel; names of dead announced

Source: JTA, 7-19-12

The names of the five people killed in the deadly attack on Israelis tourists in Bulgaria were released as Bulgarian media offered details of the alleged bomber….READ MORE

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