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Netanyahu Changed Plans Due to Warning. (London)
Yahoo News. ^ | Jul 7, 2005 | AMY TEIBEL

Posted on 07/07/2005 6:25:19 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55

JERUSALEM - British police told the Israeli Embassy in London minutes before Thursday's explosions that they had received warnings of possible terror attacks in the city, a senior Israeli official said.

Israeli Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had planned to attend an economic conference in a hotel over the subway stop where one of the blasts occurred, and the warning prompted him to stay in his hotel room instead, government officials said.

Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said he wasn't aware of any Israeli casualties.

Just before the blasts, Scotland Yard called the security officer at the Israeli Embassy to say they had received warnings of possible attacks, the official said. He did not say whether British police made any link to the economic conference.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the nature of his position.

The Israeli Embassy was in a state of emergency after the explosions in London, with no one allowed to enter or leave, said the Israeli ambassador to London, Zvi Hefet.

All phone lines to the embassy were down, said Danny Biran, an Israeli Foreign Ministry official.

The ministry set up a situation room to deal with hundreds of phone calls from concerned relatives. Thousands of Israelis are living in London or visiting the city at this time, Biran said.

Amir Gilad, a Netanyahu aide, told Israel Radio that Netanyahu's entourage was receiving updates all morning from British security officials, and "we have also asked to change our plans."

Netanyahu had been scheduled to stay in London until Sunday, but that could change, Gilad said.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; Israel; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: bomb; london; netanyahu
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1 posted on 07/07/2005 6:25:20 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

I am glad he changed his plans!


2 posted on 07/07/2005 6:25:44 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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3 posted on 07/07/2005 6:26:58 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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"Israeli Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had planned to attend an economic conference in a hotel over the subway stop where one of the blasts occurred, and the warning prompted him to stay in his hotel room instead, government officials said.

I wonder how they knew ahead of time?
4 posted on 07/07/2005 6:27:54 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55; cripplecreek

Ping over here!


5 posted on 07/07/2005 6:28:58 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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JERUSALEM - British police told the Israeli Embassy in London minutes before Thursday's explosions that they had received warnings of possible terror attacks in the city, a senior Israeli official said.
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Israeli Finance Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu had planned to attend an economic conference in a hotel over the subway stop where one of the blasts occurred, and the warning prompted him to stay in his hotel room instead, government officials said.

Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said he wasn't aware of any Israeli casualties.

Just before the blasts, Scotland Yard called the security officer at the Israeli Embassy to say they had received warnings of possible attacks, the official said. He did not say whether British police made any link to the economic conference.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the nature of his position.

The Israeli Embassy was in a state of emergency after the explosions in London, with no one allowed to enter or leave, said the Israeli ambassador to London, Zvi Hefet.

All phone lines to the embassy were down, said Danny Biran, an Israeli Foreign Ministry official.

The ministry set up a situation room to deal with hundreds of phone calls from concerned relatives. Thousands of Israelis are living in London or visiting the city at this time, Biran said.

Amir Gilad, a Netanyahu aide, told
Israel Radio that Netanyahu's entourage was receiving updates all morning from British security officials, and "we have also asked to change our plans."

Netanyahu had been scheduled to stay in London until Sunday, but that could change, Gilad said.


6 posted on 07/07/2005 6:29:09 AM PDT by TheOtherOne (The scales of Justice are unbalanced.)
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Just before the blasts, Scotland Yard called the security officer at the Israeli Embassy to say they had received warnings of possible attacks, the official said. He did not say whether British police made any link to the economic conference.
7 posted on 07/07/2005 6:29:25 AM PDT by TheOtherOne (The scales of Justice are unbalanced.)
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To: TheOtherOne

Hmmmmmmmmm.


8 posted on 07/07/2005 6:31:01 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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9 posted on 07/07/2005 6:31:47 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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I wonder how they knew ahead of time?

Israeli intelligence mole in an AQ cell?

10 posted on 07/07/2005 6:32:09 AM PDT by Thermalseeker
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To: Thermalseeker

That would not suprise me at all.

Israel has spies in every place around the world.


11 posted on 07/07/2005 6:33:53 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: Thermalseeker

The story says the British told the Israelis.


12 posted on 07/07/2005 6:34:56 AM PDT by michaelt
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To: ConservativeMan55

The same way that the Jews who worked in the WTC knew not to come into work, of course.


13 posted on 07/07/2005 6:39:20 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: ConservativeMan55

Is that Kofi hiding behind GW Bush?


14 posted on 07/07/2005 6:40:33 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

This story about Netanyahu has supposedly been denied by the Israeli embassy. It's source was a notorious anti-Israeli writer, who came out with it almost immediately after the blasts.


15 posted on 07/07/2005 6:41:00 AM PDT by CondorFlight
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To: michaelt

The Brits told the Israelis, but they did not know themselves? Man that is a new record for incompetence.


16 posted on 07/07/2005 6:41:24 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: ConservativeMan55

So they saw fit to warn Politicians but not the little people who paid for this with their lives? Scumbags. Inexcusable.


17 posted on 07/07/2005 6:43:16 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Brilliant

If Scotland Yard knew something was going to happen, but didn't know any details like time or place, or just learned right before the bombs went off, then I don't know what they could have done anyway.

And, like the post above says, everyone is denying this really happened. If the writer of the story is anti-Israeli, that might explain the reason for the story.

I am going to take this story as bogus unless more comes out.


18 posted on 07/07/2005 6:45:48 AM PDT by michaelt
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To: Brilliant

You forgot the sarcasm tag.

Or is there another statement that you would like to make?


20 posted on 07/07/2005 7:04:24 AM PDT by tarzantheapeman (Democrats - Has Osama sent in his talking points yet?)
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