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  • Deceptive quiet: IDF prepares for conflict with Gaza

    07/08/2020 2:15:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/7/20 | Kobi Finkler
    The IDF remains vigilant on the Gaza border six years following Operation Protective Edge. Reconnaissance operations take place at all hours of the day, including technologically advanced intelligence gathering and air force activity. Arutz Sheva toured IDF positions along the Gaza border to see those preparations.Soldiers at the IDF observation tower can see Hamas positions only a few hundred meters away, just across the security fence. Traveling along the border with Gaza reveals how advanced and significant the fence is. The barrier extends dozens of meters above and below ground to prevent the construction of cross-border attack tunnels. While the...
  • Iran prepares to confront Israel in Syria via Hezbollah - report

    06/07/2020 11:34:05 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 17 replies
    jpost ^ | JUNE 7, 2020 20:46 | By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
    Iran may be preparing for conflict with Israel in Syria and no longer will accept Israeli airstrikes on its warehouses without a response, a report over the weekend suggested. Veteran journalist Elijah Magnier wrote on the website Medium about whether the “great Middle Eastern war will begin in the Levant” and cited Syria as a potential flashpoint. Magnier’s report is interesting because he asserts that according to “private” sources, Iran is evacuating “sites of the gatherings of its advisers, not for withdrawal or for redeployment, but to find bases within the Syrian Army barracks. Hezbollah has taken over the vacated...
  • 20 years after withdrawal, Israel, Hezbollah brace for war

    05/20/2020 12:08:46 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 15 replies ^ | 5/20/2020 | By BASSEM MROUE and JOSEF FEDERMAN
    Twenty years after Hezbollah guerrillas pushed Israel’s last troops from southern Lebanon, both sides are gearing up for a possible war that neither seems to want. Israeli troops are striking Hezbollah targets in neighboring Syria and drilling for what could be an invasion of Lebanon. Hezbollah is beefing up its own forces and threatening to invade Israel. The bitter enemies routinely exchange warnings and threats. “We are preparing seriously for the next war. We’re not taking any shortcuts because we understand we have to be extremely strong to defeat the enemy,” said Col. Israel Friedler, an Israeli commander who has...
  • Israel’s ‘Flying Cars’ will Revolutionize Military Rescue Missions

    02/21/2020 9:01:07 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 2/20/2020 | United with Israel Staff
    The Israeli company Tactical Robotics is partnering with US aerospace giant Boeing to develop “flying cars” using “ducted fan propulsion” technology, called “fancraft,” for piloted and autonomous vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) air-crafts. The Israeli company has already developed an unmanned vehicle, called the Cormorant, that is powered by internal lift rotors that allow takeoff and landing in small areas, which could revolutionize the way militaries deploy and rescue troops. “Cormorant represents the first in a family of vertical takeoff and landing aircraft that can fly and land where no other aircraft can,” Rafi Yoeli, CEO of Urban Aeronautics, the...
  • Iran Has Terrorists Embedded Inside The United States And Across Our Border

    01/07/2020 5:09:19 AM PST · by gattaca · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 7, 2020 | Todd Bensman
    So long as the world is entertaining worst-case scenarios, the media does Americans no favors in omitting that Iran-Hezbollah has for years prepared to strike in their own hometowns. Weirdly absent from much of the professional speculation about where and how Iran will exact its promised “severe revenge” for the U.S. drone strike killing of Quds Force Gen. Qassem Suleimani is mention of the dead man’s highly suggestive hint. During a time of intense saber rattling between Iran and President Donald Trump in July 2018, Suleimani gave a speech during which he called out the American president: “Mr. Gambler, Trump!...
  • Anti-Semitic violence erupts at Toronto university

    11/22/2019 2:25:52 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 20 replies
    Post Millennial ^ | Nov. 21, 2019 | Wyatt Claypool
    Wednesday night at York University in Toronto, members of the group Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) assaulted Jewish students attempting to attend a pro-Israel event at the university. A group of Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) reservists came to York to speak to students and the public about their experiences in the army. This simple act caused the anti-Israel group on campus to conduct a “no killers on campus” campaign in which they not only disrupted the event but attempted to smear the reputation of multiple IDF soldiers by photoshopping them into violent situations. Many protestors yelling in the hallways to...
  • 50 rockets fired at Israel, IDF responds with strikes on Gaza

    11/12/2019 12:29:50 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/11/19
    Terrorists in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip fired approximately 50 rockets at Israel Tuesday morning, following the elimination of a senior Islamic Jihad terrorist in Gaza. As of 9:10 a.m. (Israel time), some 50 rocket launches were reported, while Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system fired approximately 20 missiles at incoming rockets. Three Israelis were reported injured as a result of the rocket attacks, including two suffering from shock, and a third injured while running to a bomb shelter. A home in southern Israel was struck by a rocket, which scored a direct hit on the building. Sirens were sounded in...
  • Netanyahu: War With Gaza 'Could Happen at any Moment'

    09/13/2019 6:46:56 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies
    jpost ^ | 9/13/19 | Tamar Beeri
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel might head to a military operation in the Gaza Strip before elections take place, Channel 13 reported on Friday morning, upon returning from a visit to Russia, saying that such an act "could happen at any moment." This statement came just one day after Netanyahu said that "it looks like there will be no other choice but to embark on a wide-scale campaign in Gaza." The prime minister spoke with Reshet Bet shortly before flying out to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi. Netanyahu additionally spoke about his meeting with Putin in...
  • Russia warns against annexing Jordan Valley on eve of Netanyahu-Putin meet

    09/12/2019 8:55:10 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 15 replies
    ynetnews ^ | 9/11/19 | AFP
    MOSCOW — Russia warned on Wednesday that Benjamin Netanyahu's pledge to annex the West Bank's Jordan Valley could escalate tensions as the Israeli prime minister geared up to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Russian Foreign Ministry said it was concerned over Netanyahu's plan, saying its implementation could lead to a "sharp escalation of tensions in the region (and) undermine hopes for the establishment of long-awaited peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors." Moscow pointed out that Netanyahu's pre-election pledge drew a "sharp negative reaction" in the Arab world and reiterated its call for direct talks between Israel...
  • Jew-haters are the problem, not Israel

    09/03/2019 7:59:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 9/2/2019 | Mychal Massie
    The idea that there is this mythical nation of Palestine is unknown to those in the Arab world, but anti-Semites and fools use it with great agility as an excuse to undermine Israel. Not that there is a definable difference between the two groups, and that includes Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. But I digress. The Bible is the final authority in support of what I have just said; and not that it is needed, archeology too supports my fact. Jew-haters are all motivated by the same mindset: 1) they hate Jews but are unable to provide any truly...
  • Raising Your Child For Something For Which You’re Entirely Unprepared

    08/11/2019 9:46:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | August 11, 2019 | Jonathan Feldstein
    My family and I recently had the privilege of celebrating two significant and interrelated milestones. We celebrated the 15th anniversary of our arrival in Israel, taking on citizenship and planting our roots firmly in our historic homeland. And we celebrated (yes, celebrated) the induction into the IDF of our oldest son.When our youngest son was born in Jerusalem, we knew that he would serve in the army, an obligation and privilege as an Israeli Jew, pretty much as genetic as his actual DNA.  But when our oldest son was born in N.J., we didn’t know this would be his destiny.But...
  • Report: Israeli warplanes hit Iranian targets in Iraq

    07/30/2019 7:53:25 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 21 replies
    ynet ^ | 7/30/19 | Daniel Salami
    Israeli warplanes bombed Iranian-linked targets in Iraq and Syria in July, the Arabic-language Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported Tuesday, quoting Western diplomatic sources. The sources told the London-based newspaper that on July 19, Israel carried out an attack on the base of an Iran-linked paramilitary group in the northern Salahuddin province of Iraq. Reports initially said that the attack was carried out by a drone and and led to the deaths of an unconfirmed number of Iranian Revolutionary Guard fighters. According to the Saudi news channel Al-Arabiya, the base housed Iranian-made ballistic missiles hidden in food refrigeration trucks. Israeli officials, including...
  • Israel, U.S. Carry out Successful Test of Arrow-3 Missile over Alaska

    07/28/2019 5:46:19 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 7 replies
    jpost ^ | 7/28/19 | Anna Ahronheim
    In the face of Iran’s continued development of long-range missiles, Israel and the United States completed a series of tests of the long-range Arrow 3 ballistic missile defense system at the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska (PSCA) in Kodiak, Alaska, which included the successful interception of an “enemy” target. The series of tests over the course of 10 days saw three successful interceptions. It was the first time that such a test took place outside of Israel. The successful test was attended by Israel’s ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer. The system was tested against targets similar in behavior to advanced ballistic...
  • Remembering 'Operation Thunderbolt'

    06/26/2019 6:40:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 6/26/2019 | Barry Farber
    Good teachers keep up with their students and rejoice when they demonstrate they’ve learned their lessons well. I want to be a good teacher, and our “student,” Israel, has learned the lessons of democracy extraordinarily well. In early July of l976, while we Americans were celebrating our big Bicentennial – our 200th birthday party – terrorists hijacked a plane full of innocent tourists and travelers en route from Israel to France and held over 100 of them (the ones identified as Jews) hostage inside a well-barricaded hangar at the Entebbe airport in the East African nation of Uganda. Day after...
  • Reservists on Duty Fight for Israel on College Campuses

    05/31/2019 10:23:12 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 31, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Reservists on Duty Fight for Israel on College Campuses “UC-Irvine is the most dangerous place for Jews today.” May 31, 2019 Daniel Greenfield AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to Facebook 304Share to TwitterShare to More43Share to Print 31 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. It’s Israel Apartheid Week and the Israeli veterans and student activists of Reservists on Duty are reporting to campuses across America. Their mission is fighting back against the lies and the hate. The annual anti-Israel campus events have become...
  • [IDF] Army veteran dubbed Queen of Guns reveals firearms are the 'love of her life' [tr] [ed]

    05/30/2019 6:37:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2019 | Claire Toureille
    A hot shot army veteran dubbed the ‘Queen of Guns’ loves firing huge machine-guns while wearing tiny outfits, and says US has the ‘best gun laws in the world’ Orin Julie, 25, boasts 585k followers on Instagram, and divides her time between home in Ramat Gan, Israel and the United States – where she passionately believes citizens enjoy ‘the best gun laws in the world’. The former fighter in Israel’s IDF (Israeli Defence Force) reckons US citizens should ‘appreciate and protect’ their second amendment gun rights – and says she gets ‘huge excitements’ whenever she discharges a weapon. The all-action...

    05/24/2019 6:12:33 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 38 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | March 24, 2019 | ANNA AHRONHEIM
    The INS Magen, the Navy’s first Sa'ar 6 corvette, was officially named at a ceremony held at the Kiel shipyards in Germany. The ceremony was headed by Navy Commander Maj.-Gen. Eli Sharvit, Defense Ministry Head of Procurement Avi Dadon, Navy Material Command head Yossi Ashkenazi, project head Brig.-Gen. Erez, as well as the Commander of the INS Magen Lt.-Col Baruch. Commanders and soldiers who took part in the project and shipyard employees also attended the ceremony. The ceremony included the customary breaking a bottle of champagne on the ship's bow by the navy commander's wife, Etti Sharvit. The construction of...
  • Israeli Army Prepares For Gaza Ground Invasion

    05/05/2019 1:50:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies ^ | May 5, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Tweets and video at link. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday ordered the Israeli army to invade Gaza following a number of attacks from Hamas. Hamed Ahmed Abed Khudri, the Hamas commander, was killed during one of Israeli's return fires, the country's military said. "I instructed the military this morning to continue its massive strikes on terror elements in the Gaza Strip and ordered it to reinforce the troops around the Gaza Strip with tanks, artillery and infantry force," Netanyahu said in a statement. "Hamas bears responsibility not only for its own attacks and actions but also those by...
  • Watch: Paratroopers sing 'Hatikva' in Germany

    04/27/2019 11:38:36 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/4/19
    ....The exercise included US, German, and British soldiers.

    04/13/2019 7:26:56 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 15 replies
    jpost ^ | 4/13/19 | Yasser Okbi/Maariv
    The Israeli Air Force attacked Syrian targets near the city of Hama, killing two Iranians, according to Syrian media outlets and foreign accounts reported on Saturday. The reports attributed the attacks to Israel, noting that it was carried out from Lebanese airspace. Following the attack, and allegedly two Iranian soldiers were killed and several buildings were destroyed. The attack was reportedly carried out on a military base under the control of Iranian forces, and was attacked several times in the past. In the social networks, the surfers posted a record of the attacks and missiles fired at the site, accusing...