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  • We May Hit Russian Systems in Syria, Israel Says After Threats of 'Catastrophic Consequences'

    04/25/2018 9:47:41 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 43 replies
    haaretz.com ^ | April 25, 2018 | Haaretz and Reuters
    Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday that Israel may strike the Russian-made S-300 anti-aircraft defense systems in Syria if they are used against Israel. "One thing should be clear - if someone fires on our planes, we will destroy them," Lieberman said in an interview with the Israeli website Ynet. "What's important to us is that the weapons defense systems that the Russians transfer to Syria are not used against us. If they are used against us, we will act against them."
  • Analysis: The first direct confrontation between Israel and Iran

    02/11/2018 4:21:20 PM PST · by Lera · 56 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/11/18 | Yochanan Visser
    This is the beginning of something much bigger. It marks a turning point in the covert war Israel and Iran have been fighting for decades. Much has already be written about what happened on Saturday when Israel came very close to all out war with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps and Assad’s army in Syria. To understand the seriousness of the situation, one has to look at the broader picture and take into account not only what occurred on Saturday but what happened on the Lebanese front over the past few weeks. The incident on Saturday, when the IAF first...
  • Syria shoots down Israeli warplane as conflict escalates

    02/10/2018 10:15:56 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    An Israeli F-16 fighter jet has crashed after being hit by Syrian air defences during an offensive in Syria, the Israeli military says. The two pilots parachuted to safety before the crash in northern Israel. It is believed to be the first time Israel has lost a jet in the Syrian conflict. The plane was hit during air strikes in response to an Iranian drone launch into Israeli territory, Israel says. The drone was shot down. Israel later launched further strikes in Syria. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) say they hit aerial defence batteries and Iranian military sites in the...
  • 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...
  • Saudis accuse Iran of possible ‘act of war’ as regional tensions rise

    11/06/2017 5:47:17 PM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 6, 2017 | Kareem Fahim and Karen DeYoung
    ISTANBUL — Questions about the aims and temperament of Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince came to the fore Monday after his country issued a bellicose warning to Iran, accusing it of carrying out a missile strike on the Saudi capital that may have constituted an “act of war.” The missile was fired from neighboring Yemen on Saturday by the Houthis, a rebel group with ties to Iran that has been battling a Saudi-led military coalition. The war has spawned countless cross-border attacks — including Houthi ballistic missile launches and thousands of Saudi airstrikes across Yemen — as well as an...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – January 8th, 2017 (video)

    01/08/2017 9:23:37 PM PST · by Lera · 7 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | 1/8/17 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. talks about what may very well be the two biggest prophetic triggers in 2017 both of which have Israel, namely, Jerusalem, as the bull’s eye at the center of the target.
  • Hassidic Rabbi: War of Gog and Magog Already Began in Syria

    10/11/2015 4:36:53 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 82 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 9 Oct 15 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    "Behold, Damascus will cease to be a city and will become a heap of ruins. The cities of Aroer are deserted; they will be for flocks, which will lie down, and none will make them afraid. The fortress will disappear from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus; and the remnant of Syria will be like the glory of the children of Israel, declares the Lord of hosts." (Isaiah 17:1-14) Rabbi Sholom Berger, the Mishkolitz Rebbe An important Hassidic rabbinical leader recently offered a surprising Biblical interpretation of the War of Gog and Magog. At the festive meal that concluded the...
  • Russian Warships Dock In Iran for War Training

    08/10/2015 1:31:35 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 27 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 10, 2015 | By Adam Kredo
    Two Russian warships have docked in northern Iran for a series of naval training exercises with the Islamic Republic, according to Persian-language reports translated by the CIA’s Open Source Center. The two Russian ships docked in Iran’s Anzali port on Sunday and will hold “joint naval exercises during the three-day stay of the warships in Iran,” according to a Persian-language report in Iran’s state-controlled Fars News Agency. “The [Russian] warships, Volgodonsk and Makhachkala docked in Anzali Port [near the Caspian Sea], in the fourth naval zone, on the afternoon of 9 August,” the report says. The war exercises come just...
  • Iran Deal - PEACE AND SECURITY (Oh, no, another Vanity)

    07/16/2015 3:53:09 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 4 replies
    s3.amazonaws.com ^ | Vienna, 14 July 2015 | The Iran Deal Authors
    They anticipate that full implementation of this JCPOA will po sitively contribute to regional and international peace and security. Iran reaffirms that under no circumstances will Iran ever seek, develop or acquire any nuclear weapons.
  • Official Israel virtually unanimous in denouncing 'historic surrender' to Iran

    07/14/2015 1:28:39 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 58 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3:38 AM EDT | HERB KEINON
    The nuclear accord agreed upon in Vienna is a “historical capitulation of the West to the axis of evil led by Iran,” Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said Tuesday morning. Hotovely issued her statement on the accord before it was formally announced. The short term ramifications of the accord are “very grave,” she said, adding that Iran will continue to spread terror around the globe, continue to destabilize the region, and take a giant step toward becoming a threshold nuclear state. “Israel will use all its diplomatic means to try and prevent the confirmation of the agreement,” she said, in...
  • Netanyahu says Iran nuclear deal 'a bad mistake of historic proportions'

    07/14/2015 1:25:06 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 65 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4:08 AM EDT
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the agreement reached on Tuesday by Iran and major world powers on Tehran's nuclear program as a historic mistake and said he would do what he could to block Iran's nuclear ambitions. "Iran is going to receive a sure path to nuclear weapons. Many of the restrictions that were supposed to prevent it from getting there will be lifted," Netanyahu said at the start of a meeting with Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders in Jerusalem. "Iran will get a jackpot, a cash bonanza of hundreds of billions of dollars, which will enable it to continue...
  • Obama-Netanyahu clash over Iran puts Israel in lose-lose situation (Haaretz’s defeatist attitude)

    07/13/2015 2:59:05 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Jul. 13, 2015 | 10:22 PM | Chemi Shalev
    Obama and his advisers would probably rather die than see Netanyahu and his allies in Congress and Las Vegas emerge victorious with wide smiles on their faces. The problem is that, just like Netanyahu, Republicans often allow their antipathy towards Obama to cloud their judgment, causing them to bite off more than they can chew. Just as Netanyahu’s speech to Congress in March brought many straying Democrats back to the fold, a coordinated GOP onslaught on Iran could backfire, uniting the party behind Obama and deterring even those Democrats who don’t like the Iran deal or are wary of their...
  • Iran Talks Continue as Fourth Deadline Is Blown (no end in sight 2 weeks after June 30 deadline)

    07/13/2015 4:55:38 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    VOA ^ | July 13, 2015 7:39 PM | Victoria Macchi
    VIENNA— The fourth deadline in negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program has passed, with no announcement of a deal from any of the countries involved in the talks. The P5+1 group of countries brokering the agreement with Tehran began a new meeting shortly after midnight at the Palais Coburg. The American diplomatic delegation in the Austrian capital divulged little information throughout the day, but back in Washington Monday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said “genuine progress” had been made, although several issues remained under review. He added that negotiators would remain at the table as long as the discussions between Iran...
  • Turkey 'planning to invade Syria'

    06/29/2015 7:44:10 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 91 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 29 Jun 2015 | Richard Spencer
    Turkey has sent shock waves through the Middle East by preparing plans to send troops into Syria for the first time, turning the civil war into an international conflict on Europe’s borders. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has authorised a change in the rules of engagement agreed by the Turkish parliament to allow the army to strike at Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), as well as the Assad regime, according to local newspapers. The aim is to establish a buffer zone for refugees and against Isil, but Mr Erdogan has also suggested that the main target of the...
  • Netanyahu: Iran the ‘greatest threat’ to world peace

    05/31/2015 10:53:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | May 31, 2015, 4:41 pm | (Times of Israel Staff)
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday decried Iranian “aggression” across the Middle East, telling German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier that an emerging nuclear deal should take into account not only Tehran’s alleged nuclear ambition but also its regional aspirations. After noting that “the greatest threat to Israel’s security, to the stability of the region and to the peace of the world” was Iran’s alleged quest for nuclear weapons, Netanyahu pointed to an Iranian “campaign of aggression across the entire Middle East, in Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, around our borders on the Golan.” Speaking at a press conference after his meeting...
  • French Official: Russia plotting to start war on Israel

    12/21/2014 8:57:14 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 122 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/20/2014 | AARON KLEIN
    TEL AVIV – Russia is preparing a contingency plan to prompt Hezbollah and possibly the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad into a direct military conflict with Israel, according to a French official who has been apprised of the situation. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the contingency was meant to be used as a card against the West, particularly the U.S. and European Union, which has been engaged in efforts to isolate Moscow...
  • Iran Refuses to Recognize Israel at U.N.

    12/06/2013 2:38:31 PM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 12/6/13 | Adam Kredo
    Iran publicly refused to recognize “the Israeli regime” during a full meeting on Thursday of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The move appeared to stun not a single onlooker at the United Nations, but prompted a sharp response from Israel’s ambassador to the U.N. During the opening moments of the 68th UNGA’s 60th plenary meeting, Iran’s representative took the floor to reiterate her country’s distaste for the Jewish state. The UNGA meeting was held to mark a procedural—and typically uneventful—vote in which nations meet to approve the credentials of various U.N. member states. While Iran, like every other nation,...
  • White House: U.S. To Give Syria Rebels Military Aid After Chemical Attacks

    06/13/2013 3:37:49 PM PDT · by edpc · 217 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 13 June 2013 | Olivier Knox and Rachel Rose Hartman
    In a sharp escalation of the U.S. role in Syria's bloody civil war, the White House announced late Thursday that it will provide military aid to rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad after confirming that his government used chemical weapons on the opposition. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes told reporters on a conference call that President Barack Obama had heard pleas from Syria's rebel Supreme Military Council (SMC) for more help. "Our aim is to be responsive," Rhodes said, underlining that the new assistance would have "direct military purposes."
  • Russia Prepares for War with the US and NATO, While Lacking Resources

    03/14/2013 9:27:44 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 16 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 3/14/2013 | Pavel Felgenhauer
    Sergei Shoigu, a former long-time emergency situations minister (MChS) and a former Moscow region governor is a well-known and popular figure in Russia—according to recent independent Leveda-Tsentr polls, he is at present more popular than Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Last November, President Vladimir Putin sacked the highly disliked Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, replacing him with Shoigu, whose popularity has been growing ever since; Serdyukov continues to be discredited by a high-profile investigation of alleged mass misappropriations in the defense ministry under his watch. Today, Shoigu seems to be second in popularity only to Putin himself, though, according to Leveda-Tsentr director...
  • 'Khartoum allowing Iran to establish Red Sea base'

    12/11/2012 11:16:42 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 12/11/2012 04:43 | By JOANNA PARASZCZUK
    Sudanese rebel groups say Khartoum reaching secret agreement with Tehran to establish an Iranian military base. Photo: Davoud Poorsehat/Reuters Sudanese opposition groups accused Khartoum this week of reaching a secret agreement with Tehran to establish an Iranian military base on the Red Sea.Anti-government newspaper Hurriyat Sudan cited an unnamed opposition source on Monday as saying that the Sudanese government had struck a deal with Iran for building a base on the Sudanese coast. Related: IRGC leaders opposed to bilateral talks with US Egypt's Morsi imposes martial law for referendum Meanwhile, Sudanese rebel group The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) said...