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  • Russian air defenses were beaten badly by Israeli forces in Syria on video — here are its excuses

    05/14/2018 11:20:13 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 33 replies
    businessinsider.de ^ | May 16, 2018 | Daniel Brown
    Moscow offered two explanations on Monday as to why its Russian-made Pantsir S-1 missile defense system embarrassingly took a direct hit during an Israeli airstrike last week. "One is that it had already used up its ammunition reserve," Aytech Bizhev, the former deputy commander-in-chief of the Russian Air Force, said, according to RT. "The other is that it was simply turned off; it wasn't battle ready." Israeli fighter jets struck dozens of Iranian military sites in Syria last Thursday, killing at least 23 people, including 5 Syrian soldiers.
  • GAZA NIGHTMARE: IDF Warns That Upwards Of 250,000 Palestinian Rioters To Crash Border Fence

    05/13/2018 4:37:47 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 95 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | 13 May 18 | Geoffrey Grider
    GAZA NIGHTMARE: IDF Warns That Upwards Of 250,000 Palestinian Rioters To Crash Border Fence On Monday May 14th To “Massacre Israelis’ On Monday May 14th, the Hamas terrorist organization plans to send armed terrorists, among 250,000 violent rioters to swarm and breach Israel’s border with Gaza and enter Israeli communities,” warned the English language video. “Hamas plans to carry out a massacre in Israel. The Israel Defense Forces will not let them.” Additional soldiers have also been deployed to provide extra security to Israeli communities near the Gaza border. The protests are now set for Monday, to coincide with the...
  • Retaliation: Israel pounds “most of” Iran’s military assets in Syria after attack; Bahrain, US(T)

    05/10/2018 10:22:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5/10/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Iran launched dozens of rockets at Israel yesterday, causing little damage thanks to the “Iron Dome” system Israel employs for just such occasions. In retaliation, Israel launched a wide-ranging military strike on Iranian assets in Syria. It might have looked proportional at first, but it has now become apparent that Israel has decided to reduce Iran’s ability to operate effectively in Syria at all:
  • While The West Was Sleeping, Israel And Syria Clashed In Their Biggest Battle Since 1973 War

    05/10/2018 9:55:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/10/2018 | Will Racke
    Israel exchanged rocket and cruise missile fire with Iranian forces deployed inside Syria during an hours-long battle late Wednesday, the biggest direct confrontation between the two countries since the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Responding to a barrage of rockets reportedly fired by Iranian troops at Israeli positions in the Golan Heights, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) attacked nearly all of Iran’s military installations in Syria, an IDF spokesman said, according to the Associated Press. Targets included a weapons storage facility, logistics sites and intelligence centers used by the Quds Force, the special operations division of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps. Also destroyed...
  • After Iranian barrage, Israel launches massive counterattack in Syria

    05/09/2018 6:59:35 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 128 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | May 9, 2018 | JUDAH ARI GROSS
    IDF warns Syrian military not to interfere as it pummels Iranian targets in largest direct exchange between Jerusalem, Tehran By Today, 4:38 am 1 Some 20 rockets were fired at Israeli military bases by Iranian forces from southern Syria just after midnight on Thursday, sparking the largest ever direct clash between Jerusalem and Tehran, with Israeli jets targeting numerous Iranian-controlled sites across Syria. The Israeli army said the initial missile barrage was carried out by members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Forces. This appeared to be the first time that Israel attributed an attack directly to Iran, which...
  • How Israel became a naval startup nation with the famous boats of Cherbourg

    04/26/2018 7:57:43 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 17 April 2018 | ABRAHAM RABINOVICH
    Israeli missile boat flotilla on maneuvers. (Israel Government Press Office) On New Year’s Eve 1970, Israel Radio reported the arrival in Haifa of five newly built Israeli patrol boats which had escaped from a Cherbourg shipyard where they had been embargoed by the French government for political reasons. The brazen getaway on Christmas Eve into the teeth of a Force Nine gale raging in the English Channel galvanized the international media. News organizations sent up planes looking for the boats during the coming week as they raced for home. I had joined The Jerusalem Post just a few months before...
  • Trump to speak soon re: Syria strike

    04/13/2018 5:54:51 PM PDT · by iceskater · 656 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/13/18 | Fox News
    US will strike Syria
  • Israel Warns UN: Gaza Plan to Burn Tires ‘Ecologic Catastrophe’

    04/05/2018 5:25:47 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 21 replies
    BIN ^ | 4/5/18 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the IDF head of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, wrote a letter to Tedros Adhanom, the head of the World Health Organization, an agency of the United Nations concerned with international public health, warning that Hamas’ plan to burn a massive amounts of tires on the border with Israel on Friday would be an “ecologic catastrophe.” “The Hamas terrorist organization, which controls the Gaza Strip, has issued an order to burn about 10,000 tires this Friday along the border with Israel,” Mordechai wrote. “The burning of tires in such a huge quantity will...
  • Bernie Sanders mourns 'tragic' deaths of Gaza protesters

    04/01/2018 4:20:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 50 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/4/18 | JTA
    JTA - Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized Israel’s use of force on the border with Gaza in a tweet. “The killing of Palestinian demonstrators by Israeli forces in Gaza is tragic. It is the right of all people to protest for a better future without a violent response,” Sanders, who was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 and the first Jewish presidential candidate to win nominating contests in a major party, tweeted on Saturday. The tweet garnered 26,000 likes. He also tweeted: “Meanwhile, the situation in Gaza remains a humanitarian disaster. The U.S. must play a...
  • IDF STRIKES TARGET IN GAZA STRIP AFTER 4 PALESTINIANS CROSS BORDER FENCE

    03/25/2018 11:48:38 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    JPost ^ | 3/25/18 | Anna Ahronheim
    "The IDF warns against incidents in which civilians are called to 'demonstrations' that serve as cover for damage to security infrastructures and attempts to harm Israeli civilians or IDF soldiers. The Israel Air Force struck a terror target in the southern Gaza Strip late Saturday night in response to several Palestinians infiltrating Israel to damage an engineering vehicle building Israel’s underground barrier with the Hamas-run enclave. “The incident that took place last night, damaging the security fence and an attempt to set fire to engineering vehicles, is another serious incident in a sequence of events in the fence area,” the...
  • IDF Thwarts Attempt by Hamas to Restore Old Terror Tunnel

    03/20/2018 4:44:44 AM PDT · by judeasamaria · 4 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | Mar 20, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    On the night of March 17, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) thwarted an attempt by the terrorist organization Hamas to renew an old terror tunnel directed towards the Kerem Shalom crossing in southern Israel. The IDF neutralized the tunnel without any casualties whatsoever. In their report, the IDF said that currently there is no immediate threat towards the Kerem Shalom crossing and nearby areas. This is one of the first times Hamas tried to reuse an old terror tunnel. Hamas attempted to reuse an old tunnel that was discovered in 2014 by building a new one nearby, with the intention...
  • Taiwan's IDF fighters to serve in 'Wild Weasel' role

    03/13/2018 7:53:37 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 2018/03/12 | Keoni Everington
    TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Air Force on Friday (March 9) announced new upgrades are in the works for its Indigenous Defense Fighters (IDF, 經國號), including the addition of radar-seeking missiles to enable them to play a role as "Wild Weasels" to destroy enemy anti-aircraft defenses. In a video released on Friday, Taiwan's Air Force announced that it will upgrade all of its IDF A and B models in its Third Wing to IDF C and D models, which will enhance aircraft management as well as strengthen air defense and anti-aircraft warfare capabilities to improve overall operational efficiency of the...
  • Report: Hezbollah in Lebanon Fears Israeli Attack, Declares State of Emergency

    03/08/2018 5:42:22 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 19 replies
    JPost ^ | 3/8/18 | Yasser Okbi/Maariv
    Hezbollah in Lebanon has declared a state of emergency for fear of an Israeli attack approved by the United States. "Hezbollah declared its ranks in readiness for the past two days, for fear of Israeli aggression on Lebanon," the Rai Al-Youm newspaper published in London reported Thursday. "High alert was declared in light of information received that the Israeli army is conducting secret military maneuvers jointly with the United States, which are currently taking place in the country and in the Mediterranean," journalist Kamal Halaf, who is close with Hezbollah, said. Citing sources in Hezbollah, Halaf added that US military...
  • Hoping For the Best, Preparing for the Worst: IDF Faces Prospect of War in the North

    03/07/2018 8:57:25 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 24 replies
    BIN ^ | 3/7/18 | Orly Gibson
    Israel’s goal of peaceful co-existence with its surrounding neighbors has not prevented the IDF from taking the necessary steps to prepare for a potential war. Tensions have been rising on Israel’s northern borders with Syria and Lebanon over the past few weeks. On February 10, the IDF shot down an Iranian drone, which had entered Israeli airspace in a clear violation of Israel’s sovereignty. In response to this escalated act of aggression by Iran, the IDF launched several attacks against targets in Iran and Syria. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently visited the northern border, along with top security officials. “Our...
  • In Response to Attack on IDF Troops IDF Strikes Multiple Hamas Targets in Gaza

    02/19/2018 7:58:10 AM PST · by judeasamaria · 8 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | Lev Haolam
    Saturday, in response to an improvised explosive device (IED) that wounded 4 Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers near the southern part of the Gaza Strip, Israeli Air Force (IAF) fighter jets struck at least 18 Hamas targets throughout Gaza, including weapons manufacturing infrastructure, the IDF said. The Israeli reprisal came after an explosive device detonated near IDF troops adjacent to a security fence in the southern Gaza Strip, earlier on Saturday. The IED was attached to a flag, which was used to mask the explosive device. During the riot, soldiers from the Golani Brigade and the Engineering Corps approached the...
  • IRANIAN 'WINTER' COMING TO NORTHERN BORDER, ANALYST WARNS

    02/14/2018 2:30:50 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 22 replies
    jpost ^ | 2/14/18 | Anna Ahronheim
    Three days after Israel’s first direct confrontation with Iran on its northern border, concern remains over the growing danger posed by the Islamic Republic's growing foothold in the neighborhood. “Winter is coming from the north where we have a concrete threat,” Orit Perlov, a social media analyst for the Institute for National Security Studies, told The Jerusalem Post in an interview just days before an Israeli F16I was downed over the country by Syrian air defenses. “We know that Iran is trying to build an advanced weapons factories in Lebanon, to consolidate their power in both Syria and Lebanon and...
  • PA Police Instigated Lynch and Stole IDF Soldier’s Weapon

    The IDF soldier, in the near-lynch in Jenin earlier on Monday, told family members that his weapon was taken by Palestinian Authority policemen, and it was the policemen that initiated the attack on them, according to a Walla News report. The family members also told Walla, that the soldier told them that the Palestinian Authority police were not helping them escape the lynch mob, as was reported in the Israeli media. In the end, the female soldier managed to pepper spray their attackers, and the male soldier then managed to drive off to the checkpoint.
  • Iran Attacks Israel With Drone, Syria Shoots Down F-16

    02/10/2018 3:14:11 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 17 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | February 10, 2018 | Joel Leyden
    Iran Attacks Israel With Drone, Syria Shoots Down F-16By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — February 10, 2018 … Iran attacked Israel with an armed drone as it entered the skies over Northern Israel. The Israel Defense Forces responded by shooting the drone down and targeting the Iranian drone control station in Syria. Israeli civilians then came under fire by Syrian and Iranian rockets which resulted in Israel dispatching several fighter jets to destroy the missile and anti-aircraft stations. One Israeli F-16 was shot down over Israel with both pilots ejecting. The IDF said that the jet had crashed...
  • Seinfeld under fire over visit to West Bank ‘military camp’

    01/11/2018 5:34:12 PM PST · by SJackson · 38 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 11 January 2018 | YAAKOV SCHWARTZ
    The Caliber 3 training facility takes down pics of the famous comedian snapped during a family visit Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is taking heat from fans after photos of him at a West Bank “anti-terrorism” course were posted online earlier this week. The Caliber 3 training facility, located near the settlement of Efrat south of Bethlehem, posted the photos of Seinfeld on its Facebook page with the message, “Finally we are allowed to tell you! Jerry Seinfeld and his family were in Caliber 3. During their visit to Israel last week, they came to us for a special and exciting activity...
  • IDF bombs Hamas positions in Gaza after rocket attacks

    12/08/2017 1:06:54 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 14 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 7 Dec 2017 | JUDAH ARI GROSS
    An Israel Defense Forces tank and aircraft carried out strikes on two Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip on Thursday evening in retaliation for Palestinian rocket attacks. The strikes came as a terrorist group in the Strip launched a rocket that hit an open field in the south of the country, after two previous attacks that failed to reach Israeli territory, the army said.