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Why does the US support Israel? What benefit does the US get out of this alliance? Originally Answered: Why is Israel receiving tons of aid from the U.S.?
02/10/2021 5:15:28 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 23 replies ^ | November 4, 2019· | Michael Davison
>“Tons of aid”? Please read this before you repeat that statement: Myth: Israel Is the Largest Beneficiary of US Military Aid The aid that Israel does receive has strings attached to it that no other recipient has, such as the requirement that a minimum of 75% of the aid must be spent on US-made equipment. The remaining 25% may be used on non-US-made equipment only with US government approval. (This will increase until the figure is 100% by the end of the period of the current MOU.) US-made equipment that has become obsolete or obsolescent and is to be replaced...

Israel believes Russia's intervention decreases chance of Israel-Hezbollah conflict
01/27/2016 6:11:51 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 16 replies ^ | 01/26/2016 17:01 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
Israel believes Russia's intervention decreases chance of Israel-Hezbollah conflict By YAAKOV LAPPIN 01/26/2016 17:01 Russia’s intervention in Syria and close interaction with Hezbollah may actually decrease the likelihood of an Israel-Hezbollah conflict erupting in the near future, according to IDF assessments. For example, dialogue between Russia and Hezbollah could provide an opportunity to rein in Hezbollah responses to reported Israeli air strikes on weapons-trafficking runs in Syria. The assessments are part of a broader look at Israel’s strategic environment. Russian President Vladimir Putin is seeking the survival of a pro-Moscow regime in Syria where he also has an economic interest....

The IDF blew up another terror tunnel penetrating into Israel from Gaza today. On the Israel side.
02/09/2015 5:28:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
Jewish Press ^ | February 9th, 2015 | Hana Levi Julian
IDF soldier guards weapons confiscated from inside a tunnel near Kibbutz Sufa, July 17, 2014. Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson The IDF has destroyed “the remains” of a terrorist tunnel that led from Gaza into southern Israel, apparently discovered during last summer’s Operation Protective Edge. The tunnel “penetrated into Israel from the Gaza Strip,” the IDF Spokesperson revealed this morning, Feb. 9 in a statement sent by SMS to media. “During the activity, forces discovered a cache of weapons and explosives,” the statement continued. This indicates — at least to this writer — that either the tunnel was not completely destroyed...

Israel Election: An End Or New Era For Netanyahu? [Likud Loss, Obama Wins, Israel Self-Destructs?]
03/16/2015 8:56:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
BBCNews ^ | March 16, 2015 | Kevin Connolly
16 March 2015 Israel Election: An End Or New Era For Netanyahu? By Kevin Connolly Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking a fourth term, but the outcome is too close to call Israel election: Will outcome revive peace process? The coming week promises to be one of the most eventful and most unpredictable in the long and bumpy political life of Benjamin Netanyahu. The man revered by his supporters as a global statesman and sniffily dismissed by one Israeli newspaper as "former furniture salesman" will know by the end of it if he is to remain prime minister of Israel. He triggered...

Israel News Blog: Gazan terrorists say “bad weather” launched rockets at Israel, not them.
01/02/2022 9:14:18 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
Lehavdil ^ | 1/2/22 | Ben Kerido
On the morning of January 1st, 2022, Palestinian Arab terrorists in the Gaza Strip ushered in the new year with a barrage of rockets aimed at Tel Aviv and other Israeli cities. The Israeli Air Force and IDF artillery teams responded with pin-point precision retaliatory strikes against rocket-launching positions. Hamas, the terrorist organization controlling the Gaza Strip, claimed that it was recent mildly bad weather, namely a drizzling rain storm, that — somehow, inexplicably — launched the rockets, not human militants. In reality, the Israel Defense Force has claimed that members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a terrorist organization allied...

Israel Blamed for Missile Strike on Syrian Air Base (Israel refuses to Comment)
04/09/2018 8:15:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
National Review ^ | 04/09/2018 | Jack Crowe
Russian officials claim the Israeli Air Force is responsible for a missile strike on a Syrian airbase carried out early Monday, just two days after the Assad regime killed 42 civilians in a chemical gas attack that sparked international outrage. The Russian Defense Ministry told state media that two Israeli F-15 fighter jets fired eight guided missiles at the Tiyas base from Lebanese airspace, while pro-Assad Syrian media reported 20 missiles were fired. Israeli officials refused to comment the strike, which killed 14 military personnel, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Israel previously attacked Tiyas, known as the...

Israel Is Giving China the Keys to Its Largest Port – and the U.S. Navy May Abandon Israel
09/14/2018 8:12:16 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 49 replies
Haaretz ^
Pointing out that a Chinese company will soon start operating Haifa Port, he said that Israel needs to create a mechanism that will examine Chinese investments to ensure that they do not put Israel’s security interests at risk. “When China acquires ports,” Horev said, “it does so under the guise of maintaining a trade route from the Indian Ocean via the Suez Canal to Europe, such as the port of Piraeus in Greece. Does an economic horizon like this have a security impact? We are not weighing that possibility sufficiently. One of the senior American figures at the conference raised...

After Elections, Netanyahu Loyalist Says Israel ‘Delighted’ to Renew Palestinian Talks [Israel]
03/18/2015 5:35:19 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 20 replies
The Algemeiner ^ | Wednesday, March 18, 2016 | Chris Coffey
Israel’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzachi Hanegbi (Likud) said yesterday in an interview that the new government is willing to return to the negotiation table with the Palestinians. “We would be delighted to renew the negotiations,” Hanegbi said in an interview with the Israel Project. “We believe it is in the interest of both people– the Israeli and the Palestinian– to have a dialogue; to discuss our disputes; to try and find [a] common denominator in the issues that are so crucial to both people.” Hanegbi, a Netanyahu loyalist, also said that the new government will begin an intense...

Terror in Israel—Why’s the World Media Yawning? That fear of making Israel look “good.”
10/14/2015 8:28:43 AM PDT · by Lera · 9 replies
Frontpage Mag ^ | October 12, 2015 | P. David Hornik
There’s been a terror onslaught here in Israel for the last week and a half. Those of us who bother checking foreign media outlets have noticed that there’s relatively little coverage. This is mainly good, since, of course, coverage of Israel’s conflicts with Palestinians and neighbors tends to be quite hostile to Israel. Still, it raises the question of why interest isn’t greater this time. Those hallowed principles of “If it bleeds, it leads” and “Jews are news” would seem to apply. True, they don’t apply on the scale of last year’s Gaza war, which drew huge coverage. But that...

Israel’s High-Powered Laser System a ‘Breakthrough'-Israel's enemies should be very afraid
07/01/2021 1:20:52 PM PDT · by SJackson · 128 replies
Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jul 1, 2021 | Hugh Fitzgerald
Israel has once again reminded us that we should thank our lucky stars that the Jewish state is on our side. In the “What Have You Done For Us Lately” Department, Israel has just completed tests of its new high-power laser system that, installed on a civilian aircraft, can shoot down drones. It promises to be what is called a game-changer. The story of this remarkable advance is here: “Israel successfully downs targets using airborne laser system,” by Anna Ahronheim, Jerusalem Post, June 21, 2021: The Defense Ministry has successfully carried out a series of interceptions to shoot down...

Former Saudi General Makes Rare Israel Visit; MK: "Saudis Want to Get Closer to Israel"
07/24/2016 5:48:56 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 18 replies
Israel News ^ | 24 July 2016 | By Ariella Mendlowitz
ormer Saudi General Dr. Anwar Eshki visited Israel last week, alongside a delegation of academics and businessmen, all of whom came with the intended goal to encourage further discussion of the Saudi-led 2002 Arab Peace Initiative. The Israeli news source Haaretz reported that the delegation met with Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold, the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories Major-General Yoav Mordechai, and several Knesset members from the opposition. ...

Why the Anti-Israel Sentiment? World opinion against Israel comes from a great many factors
01/05/2017 7:34:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
National Review ^ | 01/05/2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
Secretary of State John Kerry, echoing other policymakers in the Obama administration, blasted Israel last week in a 70-minute rant about its supposedly self-destructive policies. Why does the world — including now the U.S. — single out liberal and lawful Israel but refrain from chastising truly illiberal countries? Kerry has never sermonized for so long about his plan to solve the Syrian crisis that has led to some 500,000 deaths or the vast migrant crisis that has nearly wrecked the European Union. No one in this administration has shown as much anger about the many thousands who have been killed...

Yeshua Returns to Israel - Music Video About Messiah's Return to Israel
09/13/2017 2:33:32 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 13 replies
Unto the Chief Musician Music ^ | 9/13/17
A music video about the time in the not so distant future in which Yeshua (Jesus) Messiah returns to Israel at His secong coming to establish His 1000 year reign (Psalm 96:13; 98:9; 110:1, Isa. 9:6-7; 53; Dan. 2:43-35, 7:13-14, Zech. 9:14-15; 12:10-14, Matt. 24:27; 25, Rev. 19:11-21).

EU plans to pressure Israel as diplomat warns of 'collision course' [Netanyahu & Israel]
03/25/2015 8:00:08 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 7 replies
YNetNews ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Elior Levy
Leaked report outlines 40 suggestions to sway Israeli policy; EU source: more chance of implementation in wake of Netanyahu rejection of Palestinian state. A European Union report obtained by Ynet on Wednesday outlines suggestions on how to pressure Israel into returning to negotiations, in a list of 40 possible decisions. An EU diplomatic source told Ynet that there was a definite chance that the recommendations in the report, which the member states have yet to approve, were more likely to be implemented following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's statement during his election campaign that a Palestinian state would not be created...

Israel versus Iran: The situation is at long last turning in Israel's favor.
06/02/2018 7:48:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
American Thinker ^ | 06/02/2018 | S. Fred Singer
Persian and Jewish people have had friendly relations since biblical times. Emperor Cyrus liberated Jewish exiles in Babylon and helped rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem. More recently, the Shah of Iran and Israel planned a pipeline from Eilat on the Red Sea to Ashdod on the Mediterranean to supply Iranian oil to Israel and bypass the Suez Canal. Things have changed, and in dealing with the hostile regime in Tehran, Israel's aim has been twofold: to interdict weapons transfers to Hezb'allah and to keep Iranian ground forces away from its northern border. Several weeks ago, DEBKA, a military intelligence website based...

Israel's Successful Testing of Arrow 3: A critical component in Israel’s defense.
08/05/2019 9:28:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/05/2019 | Joseph Puder
The Start-Up nation that has become a technological powerhouse has once again displayed its inventive capacity to provide protection for the people of Israel. Earlier last month, in Alaska’s air space, Israel successfully tested the Arrow 3 interceptor, its latest anti-ballistic missile-missile. The testing of the Arrow 3 system in Alaska proved that it is able to intercept and destroy an incoming ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead in the outer atmosphere before it dangerously splits and flies toward its target. The test, conducted at the Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak, was a joint effort between the Israel Missile...

Rep. Tlaib on Israel Not Vaccinating Palestinians: ‘Important to Know Israel Is a Racist State’
01/21/2021 6:00:28 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 29 replies
MenRec ^ | 01/21/21 | Staff
TLAIB: “I mean, I think it’s really important to understand Israel is a racist state and that they would deny Palestinians like my grandmother access to a vaccine, that they don’t believe that she’s an equal human being that deserves to live, deserves to be able to be protected by this global pandemic. And it’s really hard to watch as this apartheid state continues to deny their own neighbors, the people that breathe the same air that they breathe, that live in the same communities — you could put a settlement wherever you want, but on the other side of...

Raphael Warnock's Pro-Israel Statement Can't Erase His Anti-Israel Record
12/29/2020 12:12:05 PM PST · by tbw2 · 6 replies
The Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | 12/17/2020 | Steven Emerson and David M. Swindle
"I Stand With Israel," proclaimed Rev. Raphael Warnock, the Georgia Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, in an op-ed published on Nov. 9, claiming his views are being misrepresented "for political gain."

Ilhan Omar: Now That I’ve Filed My Boycott-Israel Motion, I’ll Go To ... Israel to educate myself
07/19/2019 6:56:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
Hotair ^ | 07/19/2019 | Ed Morrissey
The order of these two actions by Ilhan Omar tells us all we need to know about her motives. Omar announced yesterday that she will introduce a measure in the House endorsing the boycott movement against Israel, cheering it as a “non-violent” rebuke to Israel. That bill has already dropped, but it might run into a conflict on the agenda, US News & World Report noted yesterday: House Democrats today rallied around a resolution to condemn President Donald Trump’s racist tweets against four high-profile freshmen congresswomen.But at least one of those congresswomen — Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota —...

Greenfield: Senate Dems Stand With Anti-Israel J Street Over Israel
03/29/2017 4:11:59 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 6 replies
FrontPage ^ | 3/28/17 | Daniel Greenfield
Senate Dems Stand With Anti-Israel J Street Over Israel Democrats dive into the anti-Israel swamp. March 28, 2017 Daniel Greenfield 47 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. On March 23, 2017, Senators had a simple choice to make. On one side was J Street; an anti-Israel pressure group that had hosted BDS activists and opposed Israel’s right to defend itself. On the other was Ambassador David Friedman, the first pro-Israel nominee in decades. And the choice was made.Every Democrat chose to stand with J Street with only...
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