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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

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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To: ConservativeMan55

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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To: ConservativeMan55
"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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To: 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.
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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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To: ConservativeMan55
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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To: ConservativeMan55

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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To: ConservativeMan55
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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To: ConservativeMan55


" I wonder how they knew ahead of time?"


"British police told the Israeli Embassy in London minutes before"

Everyone read the word "minutes", they (The British) were probably were trying to get the word out everywhere.


21 posted on 07/07/2005 7:06:23 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland
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To: ConservativeMan55

One TV station, I think MSNBC, reported that Netanyahu had left his hotel and was told of the attacks having happened and was taken back to his hotel room. That report came after the reports of his having been warned.


22 posted on 07/07/2005 7:08:58 AM PDT by AUsome Joy
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To: Nadd

Go...NADD, go away. Everyone with a blog has "predicted" future attacks. Yours was no different. The fact that two Iraqis were picked up crossing the Mexican border had no bearing on the London bombings on July 7th (not in the U.S. on July 4th btw)


23 posted on 07/07/2005 7:20:13 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: ConservativeMan55
Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said he wasn't aware of any Israeli casualties.

What is the necessity of placing this line in this article, unless to give the impression that Israelis knew about it and stayed away? Just like after 9-11, the msm is ready to jump on the "blame Israel" bandwagon. It is one thing for the reporter to ask the question, "Were there any Israeli casualties that you are aware of," but why insert the statement, alone, in the middle of this article?

24 posted on 07/07/2005 7:45:05 AM PDT by admiralsn (Never forget!)
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To: admiralsn

Trying to blame Israel.


25 posted on 07/07/2005 7:52:08 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

This has been denied by both sides repeatedly.


26 posted on 07/07/2005 7:55:20 AM PDT by Soliton (Alone with everyone else.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

U.S. State Dept. Call Center for Americans with friends or relatives in London, whether residents or vacationing:

1-888-407-4747


27 posted on 07/07/2005 7:55:57 AM PDT by rabidralph (Posting, without the restrictor plate)
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To: rabidralph

bump


28 posted on 07/07/2005 7:58:24 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

If true, it's time they start disrupting these cells instead of watching carnage unfold!


29 posted on 07/07/2005 7:59:02 AM PDT by rabidralph (Posting, without the restrictor plate)
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To: rabidralph

bump to that!


30 posted on 07/07/2005 7:59:46 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: Nadd

that's a stretch....


31 posted on 07/07/2005 8:00:26 AM PDT by stylin19a (Suicide bomber ??? "I came to the wrong jihad")
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To: rabidralph

None of this is true. It's being reported all over that someone fed a bogus story to the AP. Anonymous source etc. The real story here is how the AP accepted this BS. Yet another over eager reporter and organization going head over heals with a story they hope is true.


32 posted on 07/07/2005 8:04:18 AM PDT by Bogeygolfer
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To: CondorFlight
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.

Looks like we got a reporter trying to make news and not report it then.

33 posted on 07/07/2005 8:06:46 AM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

It ist zee Joos vat is making all zee troubles. Yoo zee, zee Joos plantedt ze boms to make da araps look badt.


34 posted on 07/07/2005 8:47:20 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Deadcheck the embeds first.)
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To: Thermalseeker

>>Israeli intelligence mole in an AQ cell?

No. An Alqaeda mole in the AP.


35 posted on 07/07/2005 8:52:58 AM PDT by Poincare
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To: Poincare
An Alqaeda mole in the AP.

That narrows it down to the entire organization...

36 posted on 07/07/2005 9:03:26 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: ConservativeMan55
This is pure anti-Israel propaganda. It is not true and has already been yanked from the wires. You may not hear much about this because it shows how easily the press has been co-opted and used as a propaganda tool for Al Qaeda.
38 posted on 07/07/2005 9:37:46 AM PDT by Natural Law
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If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

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And the Jews stayed home from work today. Another legend is born.

Israel Says All Its Information Came After the Blast

39 posted on 07/07/2005 11:31:01 AM PDT by SJackson (On the second try, I got that jug off, but then I had a bear tied to a tree)
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To: ConservativeMan55
How long before the jihadis and the tinfoil nutbags make the claim The JOOOZ did it!
40 posted on 07/07/2005 12:32:50 PM PDT by Alouette (The only thing learned from history is that nobody ever learns from history.)
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To: Alouette

And Bush just "happened" to be in the U.K. at the time.


41 posted on 07/07/2005 12:39:34 PM PDT by geopyg ("It's not that liberals don't know much, it's just that what they know just ain't so." (~ R. Reagan))
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To: ConservativeMan55

The tinfoiler nutcases are going to be all over this one.


42 posted on 07/07/2005 12:44:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeMan55
Something does not add up here. If Israel knew about this why did Britain not know. Why did the Israeli's not warn Britain. Somebody is not telling the truth.
43 posted on 07/07/2005 1:01:20 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: ConservativeMan55
Drudge had this as one of the red items in his top of page breaking links this morning. Then when the truth started to come out he dropped the link (but it took way too long).

He's now reposted the link (AP via Yahoo) to the original Amy Teibel story with this gross accusation from around 7 AM, even though, if you go to Yahoo and do a search on "Netanyahu" you get an update from around 8 AM that provides the real info about Netanyahu being stopped AFTER the initial blast and sent back to his hotel.

Even pro Al Qaeda Teibel is reporting the straight info. What is Drudge's problem?

Of course Teibel did her job. She got this urban legend started. I bet Michael Moore paid her well for planting this little tidbit.

44 posted on 07/07/2005 3:55:18 PM PDT by Phsstpok (There are lies, damned lies, statistics and presentation graphics, in descending order of truth)
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To: Uncle Hal

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills here. The ARTICLE says the Brits notified the visiting Natanyahu MINUTES before the bombs went off due to the BRITISH police getting terrorist threats. What does not add up? That the British warned a visiting dignitary (and many others were warned, I'm sure) or that Netanyahu properly responded to the police warning? (That was a retorical question BTW.)

The real story is that Yahoo news or AP or whoever wrote this decided to focus on an Israeli being warned. They are trying to paint a conspiracy theory. I really thought long-standing Freepers could see through this kind of tripe.

In case you don't get what I'm saying: No. Isreal did not plan the attacks. No. Isreal did not know in advance that this attack would happen and "stay away."

--Marty


45 posted on 07/07/2005 6:41:17 PM PDT by reformedcrat
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To: rabidralph; ConservativeMan55
It says that they knew minutes before, not days in advance.

Though a more impressive warning after the first blast could have been given instead of the "power outage" announcement that was apparently going around.

How you distribute the right information without causing stampedes though, I don't know.

As far as how they knew I would suspect they heard something last minute, through some type of surveillance or watch.

Yes, there were groups that could have been dismantled. The left will point that out. However the left would have also been against the dismantling of them e.g. all the people who complained about Ashcroft.

46 posted on 07/07/2005 8:19:02 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: reformedcrat
Exactly, this is getting out for a reason. Who put it out would tell us something. Is it Netanyahu trying to deep six Blair's government (maybe in favor of a more conservative one) or leftist reporters trying to deep six the War on Terror?

Netanyahu seems a good guy to me, so I would prefer to believe it is the later here. Or is it just a reporter reporting a story? Would think one of the above reasons over the simple reporting of a story though any of these could be the case.

47 posted on 07/07/2005 8:24:44 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: reformedcrat
Check posts prior to ours. Apparently story was factually wrong and got yanked from the wires.

Looks like a possible leftist scheme to stir up sentiment against the War on Terror.

48 posted on 07/07/2005 8:27:51 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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