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  • IDF launches 'Lethal Arrow' drill simulating war with Hezbollah

    10/25/2020 6:23:03 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 6 replies
    jpost ^ | 10/25/20 | Anna Ahronheim
    The Israeli military launched a large-scale multi-front exercise on Sunday morning, simulating war with the Lebanese Hezbollah. Dubbed “Lethal Arrow,” the multi-day general staff drill will see the participation of thousands of troops from various branches of the military including the Air Force, Navy and the Ground Forces as well as from the Intelligence, Technological, Logistics and Cyber Defense directorates. The drill will see activity by IDF fighter jets, attack helicopters and other aircraft and naval vessels as well as physical maneuvers by ground forces. “The aim of the exercise is to improve the IDF’s offensive capabilities at all echelons...
  • IDF Special Forces carry out covert operation, destroy two Syrian outposts

    10/14/2020 11:09:27 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    jpost ^ | 10/14/20 | Tobias Siegal
    In a secret operation that took place last week and was made known to the public on Tuesday, IDF Special Forces crossed the border into the demilitarized zone between Israel and Syria and destroyed two outposts belonging to the Syrian army. The operation was carried out following Syria’s continued violation of the disengagement agreement between Israel and Syria from 1974, which determines that a designated buffer zone between the borders would only be occupied by a special UN force called the Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF). Recently, however, the Syrian military returned to the buffer zone in the Golan Heights and...
  • Richard Silverstein Defends Person Who Threatened to Set on Fire Person Wearing IDF Shirt

    09/27/2020 4:04:51 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    Israelly Cool ^ | 9/27/20
    A few days ago, video emerged of CUNY Law School student and terror supporter Nerdeen Kiswani threatening to set on fire a man wearing an IDF sweatshirt CUNY School of Law seems to have responded in a rather limp-wristed way, releasing this general, vague statement condemning the hate on display Apparently, this was their third attempt at a statement. the CUNY Law administration chose to make two public posts on their social media profiles, first declaring that “CUNY Law stands against hate and anti-Semitism,” then replacing that with “CUNY Law stands against hate and harassment,” before deleting both of the posts, although leaving another...
  • Syrian air defenses thwart suspected Israeli attack on Aleppo, seven dead

    09/11/2020 3:41:27 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 35 replies
    jpost ^ | 9/11/20 | reuters
    Syrian air defenses thwarted an Israeli attack on Aleppo city, Syrian state television said on Friday. The attack reportedly left seven militia men of the Iraqi Hezbollah dead, and the death toll is expected to rise due to the severity of ensuing causalities, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. The organization added that unidentified jets, which Syria suspects to be Israeli, struck Hezbollah targets five km away from Qallat Al-Rahbah on the outskirts of Al-Mayadeen city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.
  • 11 dead in alleged Israeli airstrikes in Syria - report

    09/02/2020 9:36:00 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 12 replies
    jpost ^ | 9/1/2020 | jpost staff
    Eleven people were killed in alleged Israeli airstrikes near Damascus on Monday night, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). Syrian air defenses intercepted missiles over the southern region of the country on Monday near Damascus, state television cited a Syrian military source as saying. The source accused Israel of being behind the attacks. The strikes reportedly killed seven Iranian-backed militants of non-Syrian nationalities and three Syrian soldiers, according to SOHR. A civilian woman was killed by shrapnel in the strikes as well. The state news agency SANA, cited a military source as saying that only two people...
  • IDF tanks found abandoned in Golan Heights

    08/28/2020 1:55:19 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 59 replies
    Families hiking on Thursday in the Golan Heights were amazed to discover IDF tanks in an open area, completely unguarded, News 12 reported. The tanks were open, and inside there was equipment, weapons, MAGs, and mortars. In a statement, the IDF responded: "This is an unusual and serious mistake. The issue will be immediately investigated by commanders, and presented to senior staff."
  • IDF fighter jets attack Hamas targets after explosive balloon attacks

    08/07/2020 8:48:13 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 19 replies
    jpost ^ | 8/7/2020 | jpost staff
    IDF fighter jets attacked a Hamas underground infrastructure in the northern Gaza Strip late Thursday, the IDF Spokesperson confirmed. The attack was in response to several explosive balloon attacks from Gaza to Israeli territory during the day. Earlier on Thursday, after nearly six months without incendiary balloons, five fires broke out in the Gaza border communities. At least three of them were caused by incendiary balloons. Furthermore, a balloon carrying an explosive device was found in the Arad industrial zone. "The State of Israel will not accept any violation of sovereignty and harm to the residents of the south," said...
  • Netanyahu on Syria: We will do what is necessary to defend ourselves

    08/04/2020 5:41:23 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 13 replies
    jpost ^ | 8/4/2020 | Anna Ahronheim & Tzvi Joffre
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Israel’s enemies from trying to attack the Jewish State Tuesday, hours after the IDF struck targets in Syria. “We hit a cell and now we hit the dispatchers," the prime minister said. "We will do what is necessary in order to defend ourselves. I suggest to all of them, including Hezbollah, to consider this. These are not vain words; they have the weight of the State of Israel and the IDF behind them and this should be taken seriously.” Netanyahu had just completed a tour of the IDF Home Front Command headquarters in Ramla...
  • 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...