Israeli intel available only to US dangled as bait for Arabs to join Obama’s anti-IS coalition

Israeli intel available only to US dangled as bait for Arabs to join Obama’s anti-IS coalition, DEBKAfile, September 9, 2014

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The Western diplomat may therefore have been dangling sensitive Israeli intelligence for fighting terrorism – that would be available only through Washington – as bait for reeling in reluctant Arab powers to support the Obama plan. Washington may find a second use for this tactic: breaking up the Saudi-Egyptian-UAR alliance which backed Israel in the Gaza war.

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An anonymous Western diplomat’s reported to Reuters Monday, Sept. 8, that “Israel has provided satellite imagery and other intelligence in support of the US-led aerial campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq.” He added that after “being ‘scrubbed’ of evidence of its Israeli origin, the information has often been shared by Washington with Arab and Turkish allies.”

DEBKAfile’s intelligence and counterterrorism sources reports that…

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