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  • 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
    Israels 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 Israels 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 Israels 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...

    02/14/2018 2:30:50 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 22 replies
    jpost ^ | 2/14/18 | Anna Ahronheim
    Three days after Israels 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 Soldiers 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.
  • EU demands Israel halt demolitions of illegal Arab buildings

    11/26/2017 11:38:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/11/17 | David Rosenberg
    The European Union rebuked Israel on Friday, condemning the Jewish state for the demolition of illegal Arab buildings and demanding Israel refrain from further demolitions. In a statement released by the local Office of the European Union Representative, the EU slammed Israel over the planned eviction of Bedouin squatters who established illegal settlements in the northern Jordan Valley in eastern Israel over the past decade. Ein al-Hilweh and Umm Jamal, home to an estimated 400 Bedouin squatters, were first established in the mid-2000s. The two illegal settlements, which have sprawled around roads and intersections, have hindered traffic in the area,...
  • The 80th Anniversary of the Two State Solution

    10/02/2017 7:04:32 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 2 replies
    Mosaic Magazine ^ | October 2, 2017 | Rick Richman
    In this epochal year of Zionist anniversariesthe 120th of the First Zionist Conference in Basle, the 100th of the Balfour Declaration, the 70th of the 1947 UN Partition Resolution, the 50th of the Six-Day Warthere is yet another to be marked: the 80th anniversary of the 1937 British Peel Commission Report, which first proposed a two-state solution for Palestine. The story of the Peel report is largely unknown today, but it is worth retelling for two reasons: First, it is a historic saga featuring six extraordinary figures, five of whom testified before the commission: on the Zionist side, David Ben-Gurion,...

    09/28/2017 8:32:01 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 27 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 | ABRAHAM RABINOVICH
    On the first day of the Yom Kippur War, an Israeli photo reconnaissance plane, flying well inside Sinai to keep out of range of surface-to-air (SAM) missiles across the Suez Canal, scanned the Egyptian deployment on the far bank. The Israel Air Force commander, Maj.-Gen. Benny Peled, would not see the photographs until days later. They showed Egyptian tanks, fuel and supply trucks, troop carriers, and other vehicles lined up for miles, packed together virtually bumper to bumper on narrow desert roads waiting to cross into Sinai on pontoon bridges being assembled in the water. Had he known of this...
  • On Rosh Hashana Israel Defense Forces Sends Humanitarian Team To Mexico

    09/20/2017 2:38:55 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 8 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | September 20, 2017 | Joel Leyden
    On Rosh Hashana Israel Defense Forces Sends Humanitarian Team To MexicoBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel September 20, 2017 Just hours before the celebration of the Jewish New Year (Rosh HaShana) Prime Minister Netanyahu directed the Israel Defense Forces to send a humanitarian team to Mexico. Over 200 people, including at least 21 schoolchildren, are dead after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake slammed central Mexico on Tuesday afternoon. Yesterdays lethal earthquake was centered about 75 miles southeast of Mexico City and caused extensive damage, leveling at least 44 buildings, including homes, schools and office buildings, according to Mexican...

    08/27/2017 6:01:29 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | AUGUST 27, 2017 | ANNA AHRONHEIM
    Israels Ministry of Defense has completed the acquisition process of an additional 17 F-35 stealth jets, officially giving the Israel Air Force two squadrons of the worlds most advanced fighter planes. The purchase of the 17 additional planes, whose delivery will be completed by December 2024, was approved by the cabinet in November and the contract was signed by the director general of the Ministry of Defense Maj.-Gen (res) Udi Adam. Israel, which has already received five F-35 Adir jets now being tested by the IAF, will receive an additional two next week and another two jets by November, bringing...
  • IDF readies 5 battalions in case Temple Mount clashes spread to West Bank

    07/20/2017 2:22:04 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 20 replies
    ynet ^ | 7/20/17 | Yoav Zitun
    The IDF said Thursday five battalions have been put on standby in the West Bank in light of the high tensions on the Temple Mount. After three Israeli Arabs came out of the Temple Mount complex armed and opened fire at an Israeli police force, killing two of the officers, Israel added metal detectors and security cameras at the entrance gates to the holy site to prevent the smuggling of more weapons inside. The added security was met with strong objection from the Palestinians, Israeli Arabs, other Arab nations and the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf. They claim the move constitutes a...
  • Attention! Glamorous Israeli soldier is winning legions of fans (TR)

    07/06/2017 11:26:49 AM PDT · by DFG · 61 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 07/06/2017 | Stephanie Linnie
    A glamorous Israeli soldier has become a social media star after she started posting photos of herself posing in very skimpy bikinis. Kim Mellibovsky has won legions of Instagram fans with her saucy snaps, which she shares alongside images of herself touting a gun in her very tight-fitting Israeli Defence Forces uniform. Kim, who is believed to be 22, also shares pictures of herself dressed up for nights out with her friends and practising her pout in her bedroom.
  • Israel shows off Spike on Apache

    06/08/2017 4:27:24 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    AirForces Monthly ^ | June 07, 2017
    Recent photos of an Israeli Air Force (IAF) AH-64D equipped for the carriage of Rafael Spike missiles show that the indigenous precision-attack system is operational on the air arms attack helicopters. The photographs, taken by an AFM correspondent, have been cleared by the Israel Defense Forces censor, demonstrating that the Spike is now officially considered part of the Israeli AH-64D armoury. The missiles twin launcher is mounted on the right stub wing of AH-64D Saraf 743. The weapons carried may well be the Spike NLOS (Non Line Of Sight) that has already been integrated on several rotary-wing platforms, including the...
  • Israel Is Testing An Air-To-Air Variant Of Its Dolphin-Nosed Stunner Missile

    06/02/2017 9:40:08 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The Drive ^ | JUNE 2, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    Israel is known to go its own way when it comes to its air combat capabilities. In the past, this has included making dramatic modifications to imported air warfare assets, and also developing its own unique weapons and sub-systems. The country's guided munitions and missile development and manufacturing abilities are especially strong, and US assistance in the form of cross-corporate cooperation and foreign aid have allowed the Israeli defense industry to field extremely high-tech systems that are tailored to the country's specific needs. One of these systems is the Stunner missile. RAFAEL Stunner interceptor and booster The missile is very...
  • Israel Is Getting A Single F-35 Test Jet Unlike Any Other

    05/28/2017 5:35:58 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    The Drive ^ | May 25, 2017 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Israel continues to win unique concessions surrounding its participation in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. The countrys increasingly independent development could ultimately produce a version of the aircraft specifically suited to its needs that differs significantly from Lockheed Martins existing offerings. In May 2017, it emerged that Lockheed was specially building a one-off sub-variant of the F-35I "Adir" meaning "mighty one" in Hebrew for Israel and expected to deliver it by 2020. The plane would act as a testbed for the countrys planned, but unspecified modifications. The Israeli Air Force is planning on purchasing as many as...