Israel Ready To Share Intel With Saudis "Against Iran" Ahead Of Possible War

This morning one of Israel's largest international news broadcasters broke an explosive yet not entirely surprising story that Israel would take the unprecedented step of sharing intelligence with Saudi Arabia as both countries continue to ramp up efforts to curb what they perceive as Iranian expansion in the region. 

Left: Israeli PM Netanyahu, Right: Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Israel's i24NEWS cited statements by the head of the Israeli army given to a prominent Saudia Arabian newspaper on Thursday:

In an unprecedented interview with Saudi Arabia's Alaf newspaper on Thursday, Israel Defense Force (IDF) chief-of-staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot said that Israel is ready to share intelligence with Riyadh on their shared arch-foe Iran.


Eizenkot, who is the first senior Israeli military officer to be interviewed by a Saudi media outlet, called Iran the "biggest threat to the region" and said that Israel and Riyadh - which he noted have never fought one another - are in complete agreement about Iran's intentions to dominate the Middle East.

The report continues, quoting the IDF chief

The interview is a major public step forward in warming ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia - which do not share any diplomatic relations.


Eizenkot said that Iran wants to take control of the Middle East by creating two Shi'ite crescent, "from Lebanon to Iran and then from the Gulf to the Red Sea."


"We must prevent this from happening," he implored.


He said that Israel has no intention of initiating a conflict with Iran's Lebanese proxy Hezbollah, saying that "we see Iranian attempts at bringing about an escalation, but I don't see a high chance for this at the moment."

The historic news, which is worrisome for the fact that it could bring the region closer to major war, follows last week's leak of an Israeli diplomatic cable sent to all Israeli embassies throughout the world which reveals Israeli and Saudi behind the scenes coordination. The cable gave instructions to Israeli diplomats to express support for the Saudi war against Shia forces in Yemen and also urged embassies to aggressively lobby their host governments to take steps toward pushing Hezbollah out of Lebanon.

We summarized the now confirmed leaked document as follows:

  • On Sunday, just after Lebanese PM Hariri's shocking resignation, Israel sent a cable to all of its embassies with the request that its diplomats do everything possible to ramp up diplomatic pressure against Hezbollah and Iran.
  • The cable urged support for Saudi Arabia's war against Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen.
  • The cable stressed that Iran was engaged in "regional subversion". 
  • Israeli diplomats were urged to appeal to the "highest officials" within their host countries to attempt to expel Hezbollah from Lebanese government and politics. 

And this week, another leaked document emerged, first obtained by Lebanon's Al-Akhbar news, which reveals, according to regional media, "concessions to Israel that are certain to prove controversial in Palestine and the Arab world if true, including Saudi encouragement of the Palestinians to cede the right of return of their refugees, in return for a peace deal with Israel and closer cooperation with Tel Aviv against Iran and Hizballah."

The 'secret' document is reportedly from the Saudi foreign ministry and provides further proof that Israel and Saudi Arabia - who for decades have been long time public bitter enemies - are increasingly cementing and formalizing their relationship while talking war with Iran and Hezbollah. According to a translation provided by The New Arab, the leaked Saudi foreign ministry document reads in part as follows:

"I have the honour to submit to you a project for establishing relations between the kingdom and the State of Israel based on the strategic partnership agreement with the United States of America, discussed with the US Secretary of State based on the guidance of your noble guidance," opens the letter. 


"Saudi Arabia.... has immense influence and diplomatic power that can give credibility to peace efforts," the alleged letter continues. 


"The kingdom had pledged in the strategic partnership agreement with US President Donald Trump that only a US-Saudi effort (for peace) is the key to success as... no solution to the Palestinian issue can be legitimate without the support of Saudi Arabia.


"Rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Israel carries risks... given the spiritual, historical, and religious status of the Palestinian issue. The kingdom cannot risk this move unless it feels the US is honest about its efforts against Iran, which destabilizes the region."

The more explosive passage of the secret Saudi document concerns Iran, and comes at the end of the memo, to wit: "Resolving this conflict will pave the way for security, commercial, and financial cooperation against Iran. Therefore, the Saudi and Israeli sides have the following (goals) in common:

  • Confronting any activities that serve the aggressive policies of Iran in the Middle East.
  • Increasing US and international sanctions over Iran's ballistic missile programme
  • Increasing sanctions over Iran's sponsorship of terrorism around the world.
  • Lobbying the 5+1 group over their position on the nuclear deal with Iran to ensure its strict implementation
  • Limiting Iranian access to frozen assets, and capitalizing on Iran's economic problems to increase pressure on the regime
  • Intelligence cooperation against organised crime and drug trafficking supported by Iran and Hizbollah"

All of the above is yet further confirmation of the already well-known Saudi and Israeli common cause against perceived Iranian influence and expansion in places like Syria, Lebanon and Iraq of late. This has led the historic bitter enemies down a pragmatic path of unspoken cooperation as both seem to have placed the break up of the so-called "Shia crescent" as their primary policy goal in the region. For Israel, Hezbollah has long been its greatest foe, which Israeli leaders see as an extension of Iran's territorial presence right up against the Jewish state's northern border. 

All of this this comes, perhaps not coincidentally, at the very moment ISIS is on the verge of complete annihilation (partly at the hands of Hezbollah), and as both Israel and Saudi Arabia have of late increasingly declared "red lines" concerning perceived Iranian influence across the region as well as broad Hezbollah acceptance and popularity within Lebanon.


BLOTTO gladih8r Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:38 Permalink

They want war so that the Holy site is rid of the Muslim and Christian places and then they can erect their 3rd Temple.
The 3,000+ year prophecy is going to be full filled and we are going to be ruled by their god - the deceiver - because the commoners are sick in the head brainwashed.

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Jim in MN nope-1004 Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:30 Permalink

This is all over UNLESS the USA joins in killing Lebanese babies.  We had better not.Iran is a natural regional power, along with Turkey and Egypt.  Israel and Saudi Arabia just use technology, oil and corruption to maintain a temporary illusion of power.  This is now at an end.   UNLESS the USA joins in killing Lebanese babies.  We had better not.The 'Shia land bridge' from the Med to Iran is a done deal, as is the desire of Lebanese, Syrians and Iraqis to live in sectarian peace.  UNLESS the USA joins in killing Lebanese babies.  We had better not.Global peace is at hand, with the only remaining hot wars in Earth in Afghanistan and the disgusting butchery in Yemen (which the US House just opposed 336-30).  We can have world peace for Christmas.  UNLESS the USA joins in killing Lebanese babies.  We had better not.Trump will lose his Independent support and probably be impeached, leading to a US civil war, if the USA invades Lebanon by proxy.  The Saudis and Israelis can't hold more than a refugee camp without the US.

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Snípéir_Ag_Obair Truther Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:07 Permalink

Remember the USS Liberty, when Israel (and LBJ) murdered US Marines and Sailors in a failed attempt to sink a ship to blame on Egypt in a war Israel started to grab land.…

And remember the fantastic costs of Israel to US taxpayers

And remember the many, significant Jewish/Zionist/Israeli connections to 9/11 which launched the Endless War in MENA

Iudaea Delenda Est

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Snípéir_Ag_Obair Snípéir_Ag_Obair Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:24 Permalink

Remember the ZIONIST JEW CREATED AND RUN 'Office of Special Plans' which fabricated evidence to lie the US into a war for Israel, as the Zios had long craved:

Skim the following, which is an overview of Zionist calls to destroy Syria and Iraq and Lebanon for an expansionist Jewish state…

The 'neocons' were and are a Zionist and Jewish clique whose primary goal is Greater Israel. They conflate Israeli interests with American ones, and use wildly disproportionate campaign contributions, bribes, and the term 'anti-Semite' to prevent discussion of their Jewishness and primary allegiance to a foreign power that spies on the US relentlessly while selling its secrets in the past to the USSR, China, and others.

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C_Tacitus Snípéir_Ag_Obair Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:38 Permalink

And as a contemorary to the Jew at the time and one of the greatest Roman historians who was also a senator wrote in his Book Five (1-13) of The Histories ---Tacitus:"The other practices of the Jews are sinister and revolting, and have entrenched themselves by their very wickedness. Wretches of the most abandoned kind who had no use for the religion of their fathers took to contributing dues and free-will offerings to swell the Jewish exchequer; and other reasons for their increasing wealth way be found in their stubborn loyalty and ready benevolence towards brother Jews. But the rest of the world they confront with the hatred reserved for enemies.""Though a most lascivious people, the Jews avoid sexual intercourse with women of alien race. Among themselves nothing is barred.""Proselytes to Jewry adopt the same practices, and the very first lesson they learn is to despise the gods, shed all feelings of patriotism, and consider parents, children and brothers as readily expendable."…

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Chupacabra-322 Snípéir_Ag_Obair Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:48 Permalink

@ Snipeir,

Arming, funding & training terror organizations since the days of the Mujahaideen has always been the policy of Israel / US via the Crypto Zioinst Saudis. Extending the life of the Petro Dollar is an added bonus.

Advancing Israel's Yinon Plan is the Goal.

“[The Yinon plan] is an Israeli strategic plan to ensure Israeli regional superiority. It insists and stipulates that Israel must reconfigure its geo-political environment through the balkanization of the surrounding Arab states into smaller and weaker states.

Israeli strategists viewed Iraq as their biggest strategic challenge from an Arab state. This is why Iraq was outlined as the centerpiece to the balkanization of the Middle East and the Arab World. In Iraq, on the basis of the concepts of the Yinon Plan, Israeli strategists have called for the division of Iraq into a Kurdish state and two Arab states, one for Shiite Muslims and the other for Sunni Muslims. The first step towards establishing this was a war between Iraq and Iran, which the Yinon Plan discusses.

The Atlantic, in 2008, and the U.S. military’s Armed Forces Journal, in 2006, both published widely circulated maps that closely followed the outline of the Yinon Plan. Aside from a divided Iraq, which the Biden Plan also calls for, the Yinon Plan calls for a divided Lebanon, Egypt, and Syria. The partitioning of Iran, Turkey, Somalia, and Pakistan also all fall into line with these views. The Yinon Plan also calls for dissolution in North Africa and forecasts it as starting from Egypt and then spilling over into Sudan, Libya, and the rest of the region.
Greater Israel” requires the breaking up of the existing Arab states into small states.

“The plan operates on two essential premises. To survive, Israel must 1) become an imperial regional power, and 2) must effect the division of the whole area into small states by the dissolution of all existing Arab states. Small here will depend on the ethnic or sectarian composition of each state. Consequently, the Zionist hope is that sectarian-based states become Israel’s satellites and, ironically, its source of moral legitimation… This is not a new idea, nor does it surface for the first time in Zionist strategic thinking. Indeed, fragmenting all Arab states into smaller units has been a recurrent theme.” (Yinon Plan, see below)

Viewed in this context, the war on Syria and Iraq is part of the process of Israeli territorial expansion.

In this regard, the defeat of US sponsored terrorists (ISIS, Al Nusra) by Syrian Forces with the support of Russia, Iran and Hizbollah constitutes a significant setback for the Zionist project.

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redmudhooch Chupacabra-322 Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:34 Permalink

Mossad/CIA has their hands in everything evil that is plaguing our world today, they've been arming/funding the drug cartels since the days of Pablo Escobar, with our money...Zeta gang connected to U.S. Special Forces/Mossad—Multiple well-informed sources in Central and South America have told WMR that the heavily-armed and merciless Los Zetas narcotics cartel operating in Mexico is carrying out their destabilization efforts in Mexico with the assistance of elements of the U.S. Special Forces and Israel’s Mossad.In addition, Zeta’s activities are not merely confined to Mexico but extend to Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua with the goal of destabilizing those nations in order to ensure the establishment of pro-U.S. regimes or, in the case of Honduras, ensure the continuation in power of the present military-backed government.Israel and 9/11: Mossad in Florida, Arming Cartels' Killers Sarfati, the Miami-based Israeli who brokered the 1989 sale of Israeli weapons to the Medellin drug lord Rodriguez Gacha of the Colombian drug cartel, is apparently still doing business in the Miami area under the alias, Moshe Tzorfati.Sarfati was one of the Israelis who supplied 500 machine guns (Uzis and Galil assault rifles) and other weapons to one of Colombia's most notorious drug traffickers. The illegal weapons transfer was directed by three Israelis, Maurice R. Sarfati, Yair G. Klein, and Israeli Brig. General (Res.) Pinchas Shachar. The deal was financed by Bank Hapoalim, an Israeli bank in New York.Drive them out!

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Snípéir_Ag_Obair Snípéir_Ag_Obair Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:31 Permalink

Remember that the NSA, which illegally spies on us all and sucks up every email and packet transmitted across the intertubes, but couldnt find hillary's deleted emails or prove the DNC was hacked by Russia...

was and is absolutely compromised by Israel

to which it gives the 'raw data' with a nice pretty bow on it.…

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Snípéir_Ag_Obair Snípéir_Ag_Obair Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:39 Permalink

Remember that Mossad posed as CIA agents while recruiting terrorists in Iran…

That Israel is the biggest 'ally' spy threat by far…

And recall US Army Intelligence's report of 9/10/01 regarding Mossad's capacity to attack the US and make it look like Arabs.

Remember multiple reports demonstrating Israeli (and Saudi) support for Al Qaeda and ISIS as the latter expecially targeted Christians, murdering and torturing thousands of them... not merely weapons and buying their oil but explicit military coordination……

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JSBach1 Snípéir_Ag_Obair Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:00 Permalink

Problem with dual citizens and where their true loyalty lies:Sheldon Adelson in his own words:"...The uniform that I wore in the military, unfortunately, was not an Israeli uniform; it was an American two little boys, our two little boys one of whom will be Bar Mitzvah...his hobby is shooting and he'll come back and be a sniper for the IDF..."(7:21)"...all we care about is being good Zionists..."

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JSBach1 JSBach1 Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:18 Permalink

Anothe dual citizen on the left-side of the isle:Haim Saban (part owner of Univision)"...As Saban has said, “I’m a one-issue guy, and my issue is Israel.”...""...His greatest concern, he says, is to protect Israel, by strengthening the United States-Israel relationship. At a conference last fall in Israel, Saban described his formula. His “three ways to be influential in American politics,” he said, were: make donations to political parties, establish think tanks, and control media outlets..."How does a duplicitous billionaire with dual citizenship stiff Uncle Sam for his share of taxes to the US Treasury (from sale of Fox Kids Worldwide, co-owned by Murdoch, to Disney for $5.3 billion netting him $1.5 billion), along with countless other evasions manage to stay out jail, yet his personal accounted served time for his part in this sceme; then, in turn, makes sizeable donations to Pro-Israeli institutions and the DNC"... made it possible for Saban to pay no taxes on his $1.5-billion gain..."...But the biggest bill by far that Saban didn’t want to pay was the government’s. In late December, 2000, after Saban had exercised his right to sell his share of Fox Family, Matt Krane said that he received a call from him. “He said, ‘Let me ask a question. What are we doing on taxes on the sale?’“I said, ‘We’re going to pay the capital-gains tax, like we always discussed.’“ ‘What is it?’“ ‘Like, twenty-seven per cent state and federal, combined.’“ ‘Are you fucking kidding me? Are you fucking crazy?’ He was shouting, ‘I’m not paying that!’ ”..."In a response to Saban's suit agianst Krane, his accountant, the complaint read, in part: "“Despite being one of the richest men in the world, Haim Saban, believing he is above the law, has spent decades trying to avoid paying taxes on the many billions of dollars in income he has received, evidencing little restraint in his conduct other than seeking a convenient scapegoat.”On Jewish tv: "...The interviewer, Dana Weiss, warmly told Saban, “You really are our rich uncle in America, and we can rely on you...”"...he also founded the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, in Washington, D.C...""...A couple of years after the Saban Center was founded, Indyk, knowing that Saban was eager for more visibility, proposed creating a U.S.-Israel dialogue—to be known as the Saban Forum—which would attract high-level government officials and be held in Jerusalem one year, Washington the next. This dovetailed with the decision Saban had just made, in the spring of 2004, to start investing in Israel. “The Saban Forum provided him a very high profile in the business community, and an avenue for intercourse with high-level Israeli politicians,”...""...He also tried to buy Time and Newsweek, but neither was available. He and his private-equity partners acquired Univision in 2007, and he has made repeated bids for the Los Angeles Times...""...He has tried repeatedly to buy the Los Angeles Times, because, he said, “I thought it was time that it turn from a pro-Palestinian paper into a balanced paper.”..."...Saban also said that he asked the New York investor Steven Rattner to let the Sulzbergers know that he would like to buy the New York Times, but Rattner told him they weren’t interested. “What’s it worth now, the whole thing—a billion dollars?” Saban said dismissively. “But it’s a family legacy or something, I don’t know.” If the Sulzbergers were to change their minds, he said, “I would be jumping all over it.”...""...By far his most important relationship is with Bill and Hillary Clinton. In 2002, Saban donated five million dollars to Bill Clinton’s Presidential library, and he has given more than five million dollars to the Clinton Foundation....""...In recent years, Saban has approached the acquisition of social and political power as strategically as he had his business career. The Clintons have been essential to this pursuit...""...For example, Saban continued, “Obama was asked the same question Hillary was asked—‘If Iran nukes Israel, what would be your reaction?’ Hillary said, ‘We will obliterate them.’ We . . . will . . . obliterate . . . them. Four words, it’s simple to understand. Obama said only three words. He would ‘take appropriate action.’ I don’t know what that means...""...Saban called Hillary’s defeat “my biggest loss—and not only mine. I’ll leave it at that.”"...In early March, shortly before Vice-President Joe Biden visited Israel, he invited a group of prominent Jews to the Vice-President’s residence. Most were leaders of Jewish organizations or close Biden supporters...In the meeting, Saban said that the Administration “may want to consider the fact that their relationship with their Israeli wife is more valuable than their newfound relationship with their Arab mistresses.”...""...And, airing a grievance he had been nursing ever since the President’s Cairo speech, last June, Saban insisted that Biden correct what he considered to be Obama’s cardinal error—the implication that Israel’s creation was justified by the Holocaust, rather than by millennia of Jewish history...Saban animatedly told Shapiro that Obama had made his career—becoming President and a Nobel Prize winner—by the power of his speeches, so he ought to be aware of the importance of language..."Saban said: “I was so committed to Hillary becoming President, with my whole neshamah,” Saban said. “I put my heart and soul into this campaign.”...""... “I hosted the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, in my home. I was informed that he refused to sign a letter to Obama, which was signed by most of the senators, supporting Israel, before the speech in Cairo. . . . I got the message on Saturday and he was at my house on Sunday. I asked him, ‘Why didn’t you sign?’“So he said, ‘Because I don’t sign other people’s initiatives,’ as the leader, as head of the Democratic Party.“I said, ‘So send a letter of your own.’ ” And, Saban added, smiling, and with hesitation, as though he did not like to boast, “He did.”..."

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redmudhooch HowdyDoody Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:24 Permalink

Nothing will change until the Israeli lobby is shut down, and we find a president that will admit thet Israel is the ENEMY, and that they are responsible for 9/11, Vegas, Liberty, pretty much every other "terrorist" attack ever...USA Politicans must Swear Allegiance to Israel : Ex Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney Explains

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Thought Processor MagicHandPuppet Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:38 Permalink

 Israel is trying to distance itself from all the indictments.  George Webb is frontrunning with his own indictments, possibly to gain access to critical evidence / intelligence in parallel with the sealed indictments (via access to discovery and case details not made public).  Webb is Mossad related. They are attempting to cut the previous 'tumor' out of their network so that they can then say they were not a part of it and that they have served justice upon those involved (by putting them in the Ritz jail).  The Saud's are cutting off an arm to save their head.  Israel supports this, and will do the internally (though you will not here much about this in MSM news).   War is a distraction, as usual, but one with cross benefits also.  A deal has been made.The U.S. will mop up it's own problem and those involved may finally be exposed for what they are.   The end result though will likely keep the overall order intact.  That is US / Saudi / Israel / London.  Even though the Saudi's are running on fumes, and everyone knows it can not, and will not last.  The larger plan will be to scrap the petro-dollar and bridge to a new 'Stateless' world currency standard of some sort, minus the Sovereign Gov. related liabilities that currently exist (and which are being thrown under the bus now).  Any quesses what that will look like? (hint, there are many trial variations of it up an running now, perhaps to get everyone used to the idea).They need Iran because energy is and will always be a critical part of any currency equation.  With the Saudi's running low on oil Iran then becomes the number 1 future energy reserve holder in the world (which can control pricing, which can then control currency..... you get the idea).  Hence the importance of 'Iran.'In order to control via a world reserve currency you need the primary energy units (largest and most important part of world economy) to be denominated in that currency.  Most other commodity prices are linked somehow to the price of oil (think net unit extraction cost and energy required, which is based on price of oil primarily).Energy + Currency control = economic control.  The only thing left is then to control the laws via political control.  It's all about control.

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HRClinton Badsamm Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:20 Permalink

I trust (((Them))). Completely. 110%.I trust them to be true to their (((nature))).Don't you?p.s. Generally speaking, unless you've thoroughly vetted someone (they have a verifyable track record of years), you should not proceed on Trust. Proceed on Principles. On objective, verifyable Principles. Or suffer the consequences for being sloppy and taking shortcuts.

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