Saturday, February 18, 2012

ATTACK WATCH.COM - A Most Dangerous Website Still Up and Running


- Joan R. Neubauer   Friday, February 17, 2012 

In September of 2011, a very dangerous website made its debut without a single blaring trumpet and AttackWatch remains online.

The dark, ominous looking page greets the visitor with, Join Attack Wire—and help stop the attacks on the President before they start. When another unfounded attack surfaces, we’ll arm you with the truth so you can share the facts with your friends and family.” The options on the homepage have changed since September. Now, you can only sign in by giving some pertinent information like your name, email, and zip code.  From there, you can report relatives, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and acquaintances who speak out against the president or his policies.

The idea of reporting people who have differing opinions of the president or any other elected official is unconstitutional, unAmerican, and otherwise reprehensible. The Founding Fathers gave us the First Amendment to guarantee freedom of speech, particularly political speech. As Americans, we have the right to express that disagreement in the media in the spirit of open debate and honest discourse. We have the right to do so without fear of recrimination of any kind. Sadly and frighteningly, this administrations feels differently.

Even the United Nations, a left-leaning organization recognizes freedom of expression as a human right under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and recognized that right in international human rights law in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) which states that, “[e]veryone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference” and “everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice.”

A companion site, is far less oppressive looking but relates the same message. Visitors can click on various tabs to learn the “truth” on certain matters from Obama’s birth certificate to Israel. Other tabs take you to the blog, a place to report attacks, or ways to spread Obama’s message. Once again, it’s a way for the administration to gather names and emails of supporters and detractors, a most dangerous practice for any administration.

Americans must understand, realize, and internalize the fact that our freedoms are more precious than gold. Throughout our nation’s history, more than a million brave men and women have fought and died to protect it. And today, they are still fighting to protect our liberty. We owe it to them to speak out against any infringement of our freedoms, of any undermining of our liberty, including the encouragement of neighbor reporting neighbor, of father reporting son.

We must shout loud and clear that the intention of these websites far oversteps what is acceptably American and within our founding principles.

Joan R. Neubauer 
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‘US thinks it can use Al-Qaeda temporarily in Syria’

Published: 18 February, 2012, 06:39
An armed Free Syrian Army rebel stands inside a house in the north Syrian city of Binnish on February 15, 2012 (AFP Photo / Bulent Kilic)
An armed Free Syrian Army rebel stands inside a house in the north Syrian city of Binnish on February 15, 2012 (AFP Photo / Bulent Kilic)

The US and Al-Qaeda are using each other to topple President Assad, believes Camille Otrakji, editor of online magazine Syria Comment.
US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said Al-Qaeda is working alongside Syria’s armed opposition, while Washington considers extending support to the rebels.
Otrakji told RT that both sides think they are using the other, hoping to control them later.
“For example, the Islamists and Al-Qaeda think, 'We can have an alliance with the Americans or with any secular opposition forces, but later we will be in power,' and the Americans think they can use Al-Qaeda temporarily, if they have to, to get rid of the Syrian regime, and they will somehow manage to get rid of them. So, unfortunately they are apparently working together.”
The journalist added that it is important to understand how decision-making takes place in Washington D.C.
“Some people really do not care about what will happen in Syria after. For example, there are factions that just want to punish the Syrian regime – I’ve heard this from someone in Washington – for their help in 1982, when Hezbollah attacked US troops in Lebanon.”
And others, Otrakji said, are optimistic, thinking that there will be elections and that Syria is secular enough that Al-Qaeda factions or other Islamists will not win.
“So, they just want to be hopeful for now, all they want to focus on now is to get rid of the regime – then, they think, they will manage somehow.”
And journalist and peace activist Don Debar said the US have already become some allies with Al-Qaeda in Libya.
“First of all, the US is bedfellows with Al-Qaeda in Libya already. Secondly, if you look at the history of al-Qaeda, actually they are a successive group to the allies the US had in Afghanistan when it was fighting the Soviet Union in the late 1970s and early 1980s.”
Debar also remembered a recent comment by Al-Qaeda that they were backing the Syrian rebels, which he said is “the same group the US is not only backing, but has been arming and training.”
“So it’s not whether it will happen or not – it’s really been happening,” the activist concluded.

A world without Jews

February 15, 2012

Thought experiment time:
Perhaps one day, the Jews of the world will finally become fed up. Maybe they will build an enormous spaceship and take their arguments to another planet (we know Jews are smart, so they could do this).

What would happen on that planet might be interesting, but I won’t speculate, although it’s tempting to wonder what a Jewish planet would be like. Like Israel without the foreign workers,  terrorism and reserve duty?

I’m more interested in what the Earth would be like. Imagine a Middle East without Jews (the Iranian regime does this all the time). Pity the ‘Palestinians’, whose culture would suddenly lose its raison d’ĂȘtre. After a few days of enjoying the nice cars and buildings the Jews left behind, they would have to create a real identity for themselves.

Suddenly there would be very little interest in supporting the ‘refugees’. Who would care about them? Not the Arab countries, who treat them like garbage now. I expect there would be fighting between various factions, some Islamist and some secular. Hizballah would take control of the North, Hamas the South, and Fatah the East. The UN would feed them, at least for a while. Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, etc. would each supply its favored faction with weapons, and they would fight until most of the land was swallowed up by its neighbors or under control of various militias.

The former Israeli Arabs, used to a degree of civilization and lacking the pent-up viciousness of the militias, would be out of luck. Their property would soon be stolen or requisitioned by the militias. The US President would make a speech about promoting democracy in the region, and would pick a faction to support, one that could talk the talk, but real power would come from the barrels of guns. It would soon look a lot like Libya, but worse.

The disaster would be blamed on the Jews, but there would be little satisfaction from this, since there would be no way to punish them. Mearsheimer and Walt would have to get real jobs. Many academics would have to find new causes, but none would be as emotionally fulfilling. Certain industries and cities in the US would be decimated; it would be an immediate disaster for the US economy, although it would recover. Europe, where there were fewer Jews, would continue to commit cultural suicide as before.

Without Israel, the Muslim states, sects and militias would concentrate on expanding their power at each others’ expense. Ultimately a few groups would achieve dominance and viciously suppress the others.

In 50 years, the Middle East, parts of what is now Russia, and most of Europe would be divided into Turkish, Pakistani and Iranian spheres of influence, perhaps even empires. All would be Islamist.

The US, still independent, would little by little develop a different culture without the Jewish influence (and under pressure of endemic terrorism). Many Americans would find order more important than preservation of individual rights. The particularly Jewish strains of non-coercive liberalism on the one hand and libertarianism on the other would die out, being replaced on the Left by an oppressive Soviet-style communism and on the Right by Fascism.

There would still be Nobel prizes, but they would all be awarded to Muslims. Criticism of Islam would be forbidden in Europe, of course, and Shari’a would be the law of the land in many countries. The number of Christians would decline sharply everywhere. In Europe  Christians would live as dhimmis. In the US, many would convert to Islam, but there would remain a strong Christian presence, including militant groups hostile to Muslims.

Scientific progress in many areas would have been interrupted by the loss of so many scientists. Medical science, in particular, would suffer a severe blow. Epidemics of new illnesses caused by drug-resistant pathogens and biological agents released in the Mideast wars would ravage the world; the Jewish doctors and scientists who would have developed answers to them would be busy somewhere else.

Literature, art and science that was seen as challenging to Islam would be suppressed in much of the world. In the US, it would be ‘controversial’. Books and works of art created by Jews would be destroyed where radical Islam was ascendent.

In the immortal words of Thomas Hobbes, life on earth would again be “nasty, brutish and short.”

One More Reason to Bomb Iran ... by Holger Awakens


One More Reason To Bomb Iran ....U.S. Treasury Determines That Iranian Intelligence Service Sponsors Al Qaeda

I've said it many times before that jihad is thicker than water...that killing infidels can heal the bond between the staunchest Shia and Sunni enemies...and that is even more evident today as the model of Shiite doctrine in this world, the nation of Iran has been confirmed as a prime sponsor of al Qaeda, the notoriously brutal Sunni terrorist organization. Let's put it this way...this would be about the same as finding out in the mid-80's that the U.S. CIA was actually funding the activities of the Soviet KGB.

From the report at The Long War Journal:

The US Treasury Department today designated the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) "for its support to terrorist groups as well as its central role in perpetrating human rights abuses against the citizens of Iran and its role in supporting the Syrian regime as it continues to commit human rights abuses against the people of Syria."

Al Qaeda and its affiliate, al Qaeda in Iraq, are among the terrorist groups supported by the MOIS, which is Iran's chief intelligence agency.

"Today we have designated the MOIS for abusing the basic human rights of Iranian citizens and exporting its vicious practices to support the Syrian regime's abhorrent crackdown on its own population," Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen explained in a press release. "In addition, we are designating the MOIS for its support to terrorist groups, including al Qaeda, al Qaeda in Iraq, Hizballah and HAMAS, again exposing the extent of Iran's sponsorship of terrorism as a matter of Iranian state policy."

The MOIS is assisting al Qaeda in a variety of ways. According to Treasury, the "MOIS has facilitated the movement of al Qaeda operatives in Iran and provided them with documents, identification cards, and passports."
Now, we all knew about the revelation that Iran had assisted the 9/11 al Qaeda terrorists but did we know until now that the Iranian Intelligence Agency had been assisting the jihadis of al Qaeda in Iraq? And some might ask the question - why in the world would Iran be supporting al Qaeda in Iraq who is notorious for killing the Shia brethren in Iran? Well, that's simple - they first supported al Qaeda in Iraq because they were killing American soldiers and Marines...and I suppose later on, the Iranians saw that total chaos in Iraq could very well lead to some Iranian intervention in Iraq and subsequent control over that country.

So yes, this is just reason #137 for bombing the ever-loving shit out of the mullahs.

Treasury: Iranian intelligence supporting al Qaeda

The US Treasury Department today designated the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) "for its support to terrorist groups as well as its central role in perpetrating human rights abuses against the citizens of Iran and its role in supporting the Syrian regime as it continues to commit human rights abuses against the people of Syria."

Al Qaeda and its affiliate, al Qaeda in Iraq, are among the terrorist groups supported by the MOIS, which is Iran's chief intelligence agency.

"Today we have designated the MOIS for abusing the basic human rights of Iranian citizens and exporting its vicious practices to support the Syrian regime's abhorrent crackdown on its own population," Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen explained in a press release. "In addition, we are designating the MOIS for its support to terrorist groups, including al Qaeda, al Qaeda in Iraq, Hizballah and HAMAS, again exposing the extent of Iran's sponsorship of terrorism as a matter of Iranian state policy."

The MOIS is assisting al Qaeda in a variety of ways. According to Treasury, the "MOIS has facilitated the movement of al Qaeda operatives in Iran and provided them with documents, identification cards, and passports."

In addition, the MOIS has "provided money and weapons to al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI)...and negotiated prisoner releases of AQI operatives."

Previous designations tying Iran and al Qaeda

This is not the first time the Treasury Department has targeted the nexus between Iran and al Qaeda.

In July 2011, Treasury designated an al Qaeda leader known as Yasin al Suri along with five other terrorist operatives who use Iranian soil to move funds and recruits from Iran's neighboring Gulf countries to South Asia and elsewhere. Al Suri's network assists not only senior al Qaeda operatives in Pakistan, but also al Qaeda in Iraq.

The Treasury Department said that al Suri's network operates as part of a "secret deal" between al Qaeda and the Iranian government. In December 2011, US authorities announced a $10 million reward for information leading to al Suri's capture.

Recent press reports indicate that the scrutiny placed on al Suri has led to his replacement as the head of al Qaeda's Iran franchise. The terrorist who has reportedly replaced him is a notorious al Qaeda financier named Mohsen al Fadhli. In addition to working with al Qaeda in Iraq and its deceased leader, Abu Musab al Zarqawi, al Fadhli is wanted for his involvement in al Qaeda's international terrorist plotting. Namely, al Fadhli helped finance the Oct. 6, 2002 attack on the French ship MV Limburg and has been tied to the Oct. 8, 2002 attack against US Marines stationed on Kuwait's Faylaka Island. One Marine was killed during the Faylaka Island shootout.

Also included in the July 2011 designation was Atiyah Abd al Rahman, who commanded al Qaeda in northern Pakistan. Rahman was killed in a US drone strike in August 2011, the month after the Treasury Department's designation. According to press reports, he had been planning terrorist attacks in the West at the behest of Osama bin Laden, the al Qaeda master who was killed in May 2011. With respect to Rahman, the Treasury Department noted that he "was previously appointed by Osama bin Laden to serve as al Qaeda's emissary in Iran, a position which allowed him to travel in and out of Iran with the permission of Iranian officials." Rahman received safe haven inside Iran after the Sept. 11 attacks.

In September 2011, the US State Department designated a Hamas operative who is tied to both Iran and al Qaeda. The terrorist, Muhammad Hisham Muhammad Isma'il Abu Ghazala, fought for Ansar al Islam. Abu Ghazala "plays an integral role in Hamas," the State Department said in a press release at the time. "He has links to Iran, the world's leading State Sponsor of Terrorism, and al Qaeda." Abu Ghazala is an improvised explosive device (IED) facilitator who has provided weapons to al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations inside Iraq.

In January 2009, the Treasury Department designated four other al Qaeda members operating in Iran.

The January 2009 designation included Mustafa Hamid, the father-in-law of top al Qaeda operative Saif al Adel, and Saad bin Laden, one of Osama's sons.

Hamid was described as "a senior al Qaeda associate who served as a primary interlocutor between al Qaeda and the Government of Iran." During the 1990s, Hamid "reportedly negotiated a secret relationship between Osama Bin Laden and Iran, allowing many al Qaeda members safe transit through Iran to Afghanistan." Hamid also "passed communications between Osama bin Laden and the Government of Iran." In late 2001, Hamid negotiated with the Iranians to relocate al Qaeda families to Iranian soil. Saif al Adel, Hamid's son-in-law, was among them. Al Adel has been wanted since late 1998 for his involvement in al Qaeda's embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

Saad bin Laden "facilitated the travel of Osama bin Laden's family members from Afghanistan to Iran" beginning in late 2001. He also "made key decisions for al Qaeda and was part of a small group of al Qaeda members that was involved in managing the terrorist organization from Iran."

Saad bin Laden relocated to northern Pakistan several years later and was reportedly killed in an airstrike. However, al Qaeda has never confirmed Saad's putative death.

The other two al Qaeda members included in the January 2009 designation were Muhammad Rab'a al Sayid Al Bahtiyti and Ali Saleh Husain.

Al Bahtiyti is a longtime member of Egyptian Islamic Jihad and al Qaeda, and was reportedly involved in al Qaeda's 1995 bombing of the Egyptian Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. Ayman al Zawahiri, who is now al Qaeda's emir, tasked al Bahtiyti with moving members of Zawahiri's family to Iran after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Husain had long worked with top al Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah and was involved in shuttling al Qaeda fighters from Afghanistan to Iran following the fall of the Taliban's

All four of the al Qaeda members designated in January 2009 were placed under a loose form of "house arrest" by the Iranians in 2003, after al Qaeda's Iran network was tied to multiple terrorist attacks abroad, including the May 12, 2003 bombings in Riyadh.

However, Iran has continued to allow al Qaeda to operate on Iranian soil.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Obama wants US taxpayers to cough it up for the Arab Spring:

The White House announced plans on Monday to help “Arab Spring” countries swept by revolutions with more than $800 million in economic aid, while maintaining U.S. military aid to Egypt.
In his annual budget message to Congress, President Barack Obama asked that military aid to Egypt be kept at the level of recent years — $1.3 billion — despite a crisis triggered by an Egyptian probe targeting American democracy activists.
The proposals are part of Obama’s budget request for fiscal year 2013, which begins October 1. His requests need the approval of Congress, where some lawmakers want to cut overseas spending to address U.S. budget shortfalls and are particularly angry at Egypt.
Obama proposed $51.6 billion in funding for the U.S. State Department and foreign aid overall, when $8.2 billion in assistance to war zones is included. The “core budget” for the category would increase by 1.6 percent, officials said.
Most of the economic aid for the Arab Spring countries — $770 million — would go to establish a new “Middle East and North Africa Incentive Fund,” the president said in his budget plan.
And what would that be nurturing? This is what they have in mind:
In a recent sermon, the General Guide of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, Muhammad Badi’, set out his vision for his movement and for Egypt in the post-revolutionary era. Citing Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan Al-Bana, he stated that the movement has two goals. The immediate goal is to prepare the hearts and minds of its members, which involves “purifying the soul, amending behavior, and preparing the spirit, the mind and the body for a long struggle.” The second, long-term, goal is to affect “a total reform of all domains of life,” which will eventually result in establishment of an Islamic state governed according to Koranic law – first in Egypt and eventually in the entire world.
Badi’ stressed that this long-term goal can only be achieved by gradual stages: by “reforming the individual, then restructuring the family, then building society and the government, then [establishing] the rightly guided Caliphate, and [finally achieving] mastership of the world.” He also emphasized that this must be achieved through cooperation among all the forces and sectors in Egypt, and without any coercion: “All these purposes and goals… must be realized… through unity of ranks [not division], by persuasion, not coercion, and by love, not by force.” Badi’ warned against the “attempts to split up the united ranks [of the nation] and drive a wedge between young and old, men and women, Muslims and Christians, and [different religious] schools and groups,” saying that the Egyptian nation will need all of its human resources in order to meet the challenges that lie ahead. Finally, he advised his followers not to follow their emotions but to manipulate the circumstances rationally and realistically: “Do not fight the ways of the world because they are overpowering. [Instead], try to overcome them, use them, change their course, and pit some of them against others.”
Obama wants us to pay for that! And what has Obama gotten us thus far? Nothing but bad news.
Remember the bad old days of George W. Bush, when cowboy foreign policy turned the world against America?
Remember how the dulcet tones and apology tours of Mr. Hope & Change would remake the globe in our favor?
Ah, never mind. The parade of horribles is on the march, and some former allies are leading the way.
Egypt, where President Obama tossed Hosni Mubarak under the bus, is rapidly becoming an Islamist state. The arrest and pending trials of 19 Americans working for nongovernmental agencies puts an exclamation point on how far Egypt has moved away from our orbit.
The Palestinians, blowing off the warning that our aid dollars cannot be used to support a government that includes Hamas, are moving toward a unity government—one that includes Hamas.
Three years of begging with the thugs running Syria got us a slaughter of civilians we are powerless to stop.
Libya, where we helped overthrow Qaddafi, is splintering, with the militias we supported starting to fight one another for power.
Nothing has changed in Iran, except the mullahs are three years closer to a nuclear bomb.
Russia has accepted our “reset” concessions and responded by sticking its thumb in our eye from Iran to Syria.
Meanwhile, how many new allies have we made in the past three years? None.
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Stormy weekend starts, Jerusalem prepares for snow


At least three people injured as extreme winds and rain spread throughout the country

 February 15, 2012, 4:42 pm

he Israeli Electric Company warned on Friday that flying objects could damage wires and transmitters, as weather reports predict winds of up to 90 kilometers an hour. At least three people have been hurt due to the extreme weather.

A large storm hit Israel Thursday evening, as waves along the coast reached heights of two meters and rain storms were felt throughout the country. Snow blizzard’s in the northern part of the Golan shut down schools and roads, but meteorologists say the storm still hasn’t developed to its fullest.

In Rishol LeZion two people were lightly injured when a tree uprooted by the winds fell on them, and an elderly woman in Netanya was hit by a gutter blown off the roof.

Jerusalem is preparing for snowfall over the weekend, as meteorologists predict a period of cold and stormy weather throughout the country.

According to the Israel Meteorological Service’s latest update Friday morning, temperatures will near the freezing point in Jerusalem on Saturday, and snowfall is predicted.

Clouds rolling through the hills outside Jerusalem Thursday (photo credit: Joshua Davidovic /Times of Israel)
Clouds rolling through the hills outside Jerusalem Thursday (photo credit: Joshua Davidovic /Times of Israel)

While snow is seen as a boon in Israel for its capacity to replenish the Sea of Galilee and other freshwater reservoirs, it can also be a logistical nightmare for a country more accustomed to high temperatures.

The Jerusalem Municipality is readying 50 snowplows and vehicles for spreading salt on frozen roads. Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat also directed the Social Welfare Department of the municipality to be ready to assist needy and elderly residents of Jerusalem with shelter, blankets and heaters. The municipal hotline, 106, will be operating on high alert.

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The Times of Israel


Times of IsraelHere is something to sweeten the gloom and doom aboutmedia bias against Israel: David Horovitz, former editor of the Jerusalem Post, has started up a new website, The Times of Israel, and it is looking great!
From David Horovitz’s opening article:
The Times of Israel represents a determined effort, by a team of skilled, committed journalists, to report Israel, the region and the Jewish world accurately and engagingly.
Our independence means we have no affiliation to any political figure or party. My capital partner, Seth Klarman, is backing this project while taking no role whatsoever in its editorial operation.
We aim to carry content that is fresh, fascinating, entertaining. But that’s not all.
I happen to think that we Jews, in this one country where we’re a majority, can be our own worst enemies – spectacularly intolerant of one another, in ways we would never tolerate in Jewish communities overseas. We undermined our two previous attempts at sovereignty millennia ago, through internal hatreds; we’ve murdered our own prime minister this time; we suffer streams of Judaism furiously at odds with each other. We argue bitterly, incessantly, over the best means to safeguard the well-being of the Jewish state and the Jewish nation worldwide.
Fair-minded journalism, based in Israel, and read both here in Israel and among those who care for the Jewish nation around the world, has a vital, even noble role to play in enabling informed debate over the challenges and the choices that face the Jewish state. Informing that debate is one of the prime goals of The Times of Israel.
In support of this goal, our reporters, including many of the most respected names in the field, will be writing rich and enthralling original content. Our “breaking news” editors will be keeping readers up to speed on latest developments. We’ll constantly draw our readers’ attention to other compelling material elsewhere on the web. We’ll also be carrying a daily Hebrew media review and a daily Arabic media review – a guided tour around the headlines and most interesting content in the Hebrew and Arabic press. The aim again, quite simply, is to contribute to a well-rounded picture of our fast-changing, unpredictable regional environment.
Read the rest and read the paper daily!
I’ve linked the site in my “Israeli news” blogroll on the right sidebar. Good luck Mr. Horovitz and thank you for bringing a welcome breath of fresh air to Israel-related news reporting.

Cry No More by Yaakov Shwekey

WARNING: To All Israelis Traveling Abroad - BE ALERT!

Security Officials: More Attacks Coming

Israel's Counter-terrorism Bureau warned Friday that it expects more attacks on Israelis travelling abroad, and senior officials.
By Gavriel Queenann
First Publish: 2/17/2012, 3:17 PM
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Israeli counterterrorism officials warned Friday that Iran and its terror confederate Hizbullah are plotting more attacks on Israelis abroad.

"It appears as though Iran and Hezbollah are currently trying to carry out attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets abroad," Israel's Counter-terrorism Bureau said.
Officials said they drew these conclusion "in light of the findings emerging from the questioning of detainees," arrested in relation to recent attacks.

The warning called on Israelis travelling abroad to "be alert, avoid taking suspicious objects from strangers, and be responsive to local security guidelines."

"Iran and Hezbollah are continuing to try to carry out other attacks on targets abroad," one senior official told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity. "That means asking Israelis abroad to be vigilant."

The official did not outline any specific threats or locations, but did say Israel has "general information reflecting intent," that more attacks are coming.

Noting that Iran had risked disrupting relations with countries it is on good terms with, the official said Tehran had demonstrated high motivation to hit Israeli targets.

The warning comes after three separate attempts to target Israeli diplomats for assassination this week.

On Monday, a car bomb critically injured an Israeli diplomat’s wife in Delhi, while authorities in the Georgian capital of Tsbili disarmed a bomb attached to an Israeli embassy car.
botched bombing plot in Bangkok on Tuesday resulted in three Iranian nationals being arrested. One accidentally blew his legs off, one was arrested fleeing Thailand, and a third was arrested in Malaysia.

Thai authorities, who have mounted a manhunt for two more Iranian suspects, say Israeli diplomats were the targets. One of the men being sought is believed to be the bomb maker.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu unambiguously blamed Iran for all three incidents. Israeli officials suspect Lebanon's Hizbullah terror group of having carried them out on Iran's behalf.
Tehran denied the report and said Israel had targeted its own diplomats as a part of a "psychological warfare campaign" it was mounting on Iran.

Meanwhile, Hizbullah chief Sheik Hassan Nasrallah said his group "doesn't bother with such small attacks," which led to speculation it has senior Israeli officials in its crosshairs.
The Israeli official said Israel took Nasrallah's threats seriously.

"After Nasrallah's speech, senior officials are a priority target, and that is definitely why we are following everything that points in that direction," he said.