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  • IAF Launches Airstrikes on Terror Targets in Gaza

    08/13/2014 4:19:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/8/14 | Elad Benari
    The Israel Air Force attacked targets in Gaza on Wednesday night, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit confirmed in a statement. The attacks came after Gaza terrorists fired rockets at southern Israel, the statement said. “The IDF is prepared for this possibility and is determined to continue to maintain the security of the State of Israel,” the statement noted. .....
  • For IAF, Rafale makes the grade

    07/16/2014 12:00:14 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The Hindu ^ | 7/16/2014 | ATUL ANEJA
    Dependence on Russian imports diminishing Russia is fast losing its dominance in Indian skies as the Indian Air Force is sticking to its guns on inducting 127 Rafale fighter jets from France and turning to the domestic military industry to supplement its requirements. Defence sources told The Hindu that despite an aggressive counter campaign by the British and Americans, the Indian side is firm about wrapping up the Rafale deal. The Rafale has made the grade because it is a safer twin-engine aircraft, which the IAF wants to fly for the next 40 years. Besides it has the teeth to...
  • South Africa Compares Gaza Operation to Nazis' Actions

    07/10/2014 9:21:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/7/14 | Elad Benari
    South Africa’s ruling party on Thursday issued a statement in which it compared Israel’s airstrikes on Gaza to the actions of the Nazis during World War II. The statement by the African National Congress (ANC) did not mention the rocket attacks from Gaza which led Israel to launch Operation Protective Edge. “The African National Congress (ANC), condemns in the strongest terms, the barbaric attacks on the defenseless Palestinian people of Gaza,” said the statement by the party’s Deputy Secretary General, Jessie Duarte. “As we move towards the month of August and are reminded of [the] atrocities of Nazi Germany, surely...
  • IAF strikes 550 targets in Gaza

    07/09/2014 11:14:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    ynet ^ | 7/9/14 | Yoav Zitun
    IAF strikes 550 targets in Gaza IDF says it destroyed at least 120 concealed rocket launchers, demolished homes of Hamas regional commanders, with over 165 rockets being launched from Gaza; Palestinians say old women, children killed in attacks. Yoav Zitun Latest Update: 07.09.14, 20:26 / Israel News Israel warplanes have so far hit 550 targets in Gaza, and Hamas militants have hit back with 165 rockets, some of which struck Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and as far away as Hadera, 116 kilometers (72 miles) to the north of the coastal enclave. Palestinian fatalities include militants but also women and children....
  • IAF Targeting Gaza Terrorists After 100+ Rockets Fired Into Israel

    07/07/2014 11:38:13 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 51 replies
    Yeshiva World News ^ | Monday, July 7th, 2014
    21:14: The IAF is targeting terrorists in Gaza at this time. The aerial assaults are reported to be heavy. Sirens are sounding in Ashkelon and the Eshkol Regional Council. 20:33: At least 100 rockets fired in the last wave towards the W. Negev and many other areas including Beit Shemesh, Be’er Tuvia, Gadera, Netivot, the Lachish district, and Ashkelon. A number of fires have broken out as a result of the rockets hitting open areas.
  • Gaza Terrorists Launched Missile at Israeli Helicopter

    07/03/2014 6:26:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | July 2, 2014
    Palestinian sources in the Gaza Strip reported Tuesday that they fired a ground-to-air missile at an Israel Air Force helicopter over the coastal enclave. The shoulder-fired weapon missed its intended target, an Apache flying over the northern end of the area in the early-morning hours, the sources said, according to Israel’s Ma’ariv daily. However, the aircraft abruptly changed course and left the area in the wake of the attempted hit, according to the report. Palestinian eyewitnesses on the ground said they saw the smoke trail the missile left in the air. Hamas terror operatives later on warned that the act...
  • Israeli Air Force Quadruples Firepower: 'Second Only to That of the United States'....

    06/04/2014 6:10:06 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican/Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 1, 2014 1:56 pm | Abraham Rabinovich, Washington Free Beacon
    Faced by threats from Iran and her proxies, the Israelis can't even count on the standard logic of deterrence, which is built upon the assumption of self-preservation. That might work if your enemy is North Korea -who's elite are enjoying life/perks- but Israel's enemies are mostly genocidal kooks who can't wait to die for the cause, from Tehran all the way down to the ground in southern Lebanon/Gaza... But what they can do is ensure they possess the capability to smash any foolishness from Hezbollah and/or Hamas promptly, since these groups lack the infrastructure for any sort of mass attack on...
  • Israel's Air Force Through The Lens Of An Amazing Military Photographer (Nir Ben Yosef)

    05/21/2014 10:35:07 AM PDT · by golux · 6 replies
    F - Alpha / Jalopnik ^ | 05/21/04 | Tyler Rogaway
    Nir is one of the leading aviation photographers in Israel and has been documenting the IAF's remarkable aircraft and operations for well over a decade. He has flown on-board F-16s, CH-53s, Bell Jet Rangers, C-130s, Fouga jet trainers and many more aircraft in his pursuit to capture the essence of this elite fighting force. Currently, he is part of the IAF Aerobatic Team's photo documentary project and was honored last year as being a guest speaker at the International Society of Aviation Photographers's convention in Seattle. Nir's creative use of lighting, contrast and perspective in relation to aerospace subjects has...
  • Israel Air Force pilots practice shooting down enemy drones in massive drill

    The drill is part of a series of training exercises designed to prepare pilots for the growing threat of the drones that Hezbollah and Hamas have.
  • Israel Prepares for Possible Attack by Hijacked Malaysian Plane

    03/16/2014 5:49:17 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 77 replies
    Breibart ^ | 03/16/2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    According to the Times of Israel, Israel's Channel 2 has revealed that Israeli air defenses have been boosted, and approaching civilian aircraft will be asked to identify themselves far earlier. Though the flight was presumed at first to have crashed, whole or in pieces, into the ocean, passive satellite transmissions from the aircraft suggest that it made a deliberate course change and may have headed north into central Asia. Pakistan has already said that the flight never registered on its radar, but at least one expert has suggested the flight could have landed in Bangladesh, whose air defenses presumably would...
  • Gazans bombard southern Israel in massive rocket attack

    03/12/2014 11:56:31 AM PDT · by standingfirm · 52 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 3-12-14 | Adiv Sterman
    Dozens of rockets as well as mortar rounds were fired from the Gaza Strip Wednesday at southern Israeli towns. Hours later the IDF fired tank shells at what it termed “terror targets” in the Strip. Israeli reports put the number of rockets at over 60, and Islamic Jihad, which took responsibility for the attack, said it had fired 90 rockets at Israel. The organization said in a statement that it had launched an ongoing “military operation,” which it termed “Breaking the Silence.” No Israeli casualties were initially reported in the largest attack from the Strip since Operation Pillar of Defense...
  • IAF will buy 14 Tejas squadrons, lowering costs

    02/11/2014 5:27:49 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Business Standard ^ | February 11, 2014 | Ajai Shukla
    India’s own fighter, the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), is playing a growing role in protecting Indian airspace. On December 20, when the Tejas was cleared for operational service in the Indian Air Force (IAF), Defence Minister A K Antony declared 200 Tejas fighters would eventually enter combat service. Today, that figure quietly swelled to well above 300, with the government indicating the IAF would have at least 14 Tejas squadrons. Each IAF combat squadron has 21 fighter aircraft; 14 squadrons add to 294 Tejas fighters. The 21 comprise 16 frontline, single-seat fighters, two twin-seat trainers and three reserve aircraft...
  • Video Shows 'Moment of IAF Strike'

    01/19/2014 2:27:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/1/14 | Gil Ronen
    A video uploaded to Youtube by an Arab-language user called GazaTube claims to show security camera footage documenting the IAF strike that targeted an Islamic Jihad terrorist in Gaza earlier Sunday. The video appears to show a relatively small explosion, possibly by a missile that had pinpointed its target. A bus that had been driving nearby was also damaged – and, apparently, a donkey was badly hurt as well. The terrorist has been identified as Ahmed Sa’ad, who was seriously injured and taken to a hospital. Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq8j9_wzErA Sa'ad had been riding a motorbike when he was hit by a...
  • Report: Israel Bombs Another Syrian Weapons Convoy

    07/28/2013 12:02:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/7/13 | Gil Ronen
    Israeli air force jets bombed trucks carrying Syrian missiles bound for Hizbullah's warehouses in Lebanon, according to Syrian opposition sources. The sources, were cited Sunday by Voice of Israel radio's Arabic-language service, which was quoted by i24 News. The Friday night bombing reportedly targeted a Syrian military base near the town of Quneitra, not far from the Golan Heights cease-fire line. This was the fifth known Israeli attack this year on Syrian weapons bound for Hizbullah. Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad reportedly wants to send the weapons to Hizbullah for safekeeping, out of fears they will fall into the hands of...
  • IAF: We're Set for Surprise Syria War Scenario

    05/22/2013 9:23:57 AM PDT · by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/22/2013 | Gil Ronen
    IAF Commander, Major General Amir Eshel, spoke Wednesday about the IAF's preparedness for a surprise war scenario with Syria. "A surprise war can come about through many scenarios at present," he said at a conference of the Fisher Institute for National Security in Herzliya. Isolated incidents can escalate very quickly, he explained, and added that "we are committed to being ready in a matter of hours and to operate up to the end of the spectrum."
  • UN 'Lodges Firm Protests With IDF' Over Air Strikes

    05/07/2013 2:45:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/5/13
    The United Nations has called on Israel to halt military air patrols over Lebanon amid heightened tensions after air raids on targets in Syria, a UN spokesman said Tuesday. UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said that the UN Interim Force in Lebanon, UNIFIL, had protested after recording an increase in Israeli flights over Lebanon. UNIFIL "says that in the course of the past week it has observed a higher number of Israeli air violations over Lebanese airspace," Nesirky told a briefing, the AFP news agency reported. He added that the flights are a "violation of Lebanese sovereignty and of Security Council...
  • After the airstrikes: Scenes of devastation left by Israeli rockets [chicken milk factory blowed up]

    05/05/2013 9:50:51 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 16:54 EST, 5 May 2013 | By Daily Mail Reporter and Tom Kelly
    Pictures emerge showing destruction caused to buildings by airstrikes Syria pledges to retaliate against Israel 'in its own time and way'Threats follow two raids by Israel on Syria in the past three daysVideo footage showed dramatic explosions over Damascus skylineIsrael says it was targeting Iranian-made missiles on the way to Hezbollah Bulldozers are clearing away rubble from buildings razed to the ground by Israeli airstrikes near Damascus, as Syria pledges retaliation for the 'declaration of war'.Pictures have emerged from Syria showing the damage caused to buildings, including some forming part of a chicken farm, by an attack in Al-Hama -...
  • Lebanon Says Israeli Warplanes Flying Over the Country

    05/04/2013 3:15:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/5/13 | Elad Benari
    The Lebanese army said on Friday that eight Israeli warplanes had flown over Lebanon’s airspace in a span of 14 hours, the Daily Star reported. The report said that Israel sends reconnaissance jets and warplanes over Lebanon on almost a regular basis, but the air traffic in the last 24 hours has been unusually high. “At 7:10 p.m. Thursday, two Israeli warplanes violated Lebanese airspace entering above the sea west of Sidon and flying over all Lebanese areas as they conducted aerial maneuvers,” an announcement from the Lebanese army’s general directorate said, according to the Daily Star. The planes left...
  • IAF kills senior Salafist terrorist in Gaza strike

    04/30/2013 5:09:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/30/13 | staff
    An IAF aircraft on Gaza Tuesday morning assassinated a senior Salafist terror activist who was reportedly behind an April 17 rocket attack on Eilat from the Sinai. The IDF and Shin Bet security service confirmed that they had targeted Hithem Ziad Ibrahim Masshal, 24, from the Shati refugee camp. The attack marked the first “targeted strike” on a Gaza terror figure by Israel since November’s Operation Pillar of Defense, and came amid a renewal of sporadic rocket fire into Israel that seemed to show the deterrent effect of November’s operation was eroding.
  • FSA says Israeli jets hit chemical site

    04/29/2013 11:03:19 AM PDT · by Braak · 16 replies
    UPI ^ | 4/28/2013 | UPI
    DAMASCUS, Syria, April 28 (UPI) -- The Free Syrian Army says Israeli air force jets flew over President Bashar Assad's palace and bombed a chemical weapons site near Damascus, Maariv reported. The report said Israeli jets entered Syrian airspace close to 6 a.m Saturday and flew over Assad's palace in Damascus and other security facilities before striking a chemical weapons compound near the city. The Hebrew language daily said a Syrian army air defense battery positioned in the city fired at the Israeli jets, but the aircraft left Syrian airspace unscathed. FSA rebels posted a video showing smoke rising from...
  • Explosion Reported in Lebanese City of Tyre

    02/03/2013 4:12:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 46 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/13 | Elad Benari
    A blast went off in southern Lebanon, near the city of Tyre, late on Sunday night, Al-Arabiya reported, based on local media sources. The blast reportedly occurred after an electronic device exploded in the area. The Lebanese Future TV network said that an “Israeli aircraft might have detonated an electronic transmission device” in the southern area of al-Fawwar. “Hizbullah has cordoned off the area,” Future TV added. The official Lebanese NNA news agency claimed that “Israeli aircraft did not leave the Lebanese airspace over the South all through the day.” Israel’s Channel 2 News, reporting on the explosion, cited a...
  • 'IAF conducting mock raids in Lebanese airspace'

    02/01/2013 3:04:39 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/02/2013 00:30 | JP Staff and Reuters
    IAF warplanes carried out a number of "mock raids" over Lebanese airspace on Friday night, Lebanon's official National News Agency reported. According to the report, beginning at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, the IAF jets flew at low altitude over the towns of Nabatiyeh, Iklim al-Tuffah, Marjayoun and Bint Jbeil. ... Earlier this week, a Lebanese army statement said that four IAF warplanes entered Lebanese air space at 4.30 p.m on Tuesday. ... The statement made no mention of planes entering Syrian airspace but shortly afterward reports emerged that Israeli jets had struck an arms convoy on the Lebanon-Syria border.
  • Descendants of Maccabees, Greeks, Cooperate in Skies

    12/16/2012 3:34:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    2,000 years after Judah the Maccabee fought against the decrees of Greek ruler Antiochus, the descendants of the Hasmoneans and the ancient Greeks are cooperating militarily. For Hanukkah, the IAF Website featured these pictures of Greek-Israeli cooperation in joint maneuvers of the countries' air forces. Cooperation with Greece has tightened following the deterioration in relations between Israel and Turkey...
  • Israel Hits Over 100 Terror Targets

    11/20/2012 4:15:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/11/12 | Maayana Miskin
    The IDF hit more than 50 targets in Gaza on Tuesday evening, bringing the total number of strikes in the region Tuesday over 100. Half of the strikes were aimed at terrorist cells that were engaged in firing rockets at Israel. Six known Hamas terrorists and one known Islamic Jihad terrorist were killed over the course of the day. Twenty terrorists were injured in airstrikes as they attempted to fire Grad rockets. Twenty-two percent of Tuesday’s strikes hit rocket launchers that were not manned at the time. Another 8 percent of strikes targeted smuggling tunnels. Four percent targeted weapons stockpiles,...
  • IAF Airstrikes Hit Bank, Senior Hamas Terrorist

    11/19/2012 8:47:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 11/20/12 | Elad Benari
    IAF aircraft struck the branch of the National Islamic Bank in Gaza on Monday night, the Al Jazeera network reported. According to the report, four people were wounded in the airstrike, part of the IDF’s Operation Pillar of Defense. Hamas reportedly uses the bank, which opened in the area in 2009, to pay its terrorists' salaries. Palestinian Authority-based sources also said that the IAF also struck the Rafiah home of Hamas terrorist Raed Al-Attar overnight Monday. Al-Attar’s name was mentioned in recent days as the successor to Hamas arch-terrorist Ahmed Jaabari, whose targeted killing began the operation last Wednesday. It...
  • Video: Precise Bombing of Missile Site in Mosque Yard

    11/18/2012 3:54:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Arutz ^ | 18/11/12
    The Israeli Air Force has issued a new video showing the pinpoint accuracy of aerial bombings and Hamas’ use of holy sites for terror. Video
  • IAF assassinates Ahmed Abu Jalal, senior Hamas terrorist

    11/16/2012 10:53:28 AM PST · by ari-freedom · 29 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Nov 16, 2012 | Yaakov Lappin
    In recent minutes, the IAF assassinate Ahmed Abu Jalal, a senior Hamas terrorist, in and air strike. The IAF also hit another car in the strike.
  • IAF Targets Gaza Terror Center in Latest Retaliation

    10/17/2012 5:58:56 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/10/12 | Elad Benari
    IAF aircraft struck a terror activity center in northern Gaza on Wednesday night, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit announced. According to the statement, direct hits at the target were detected. All Israeli aircraft safely returned to their bases. The attack came in response to the ongoing rocket attacks from Gaza into Israeli territory. On Wednesday afternoon, terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fired a rocket into the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council area. The rocket exploded near greenhouses in the area, causing them damage. No physical injuries were reported. On Tuesday, the IAF carried out a similar attack on a terror activity center in...
  • IDF Gets Tough – Third Strike in 24 Hours

    10/14/2012 12:43:54 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/10/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The IDF foiled a terrorist attack early Sunday in the third counterterrorist strike in 24 hours, sending a clear massage to Hamas. The Air Force successfully targeted a cell preparing to fire at Israelis, an IDF spokesmen said. The latest counterterrorist measure killed at least one terrorist. In the pre-dawn hours of Sunday, the Air Force struck a second time in a significant counterterrorist action that eliminated two senior terrorists on motorbikes. They were identified as Jordanian national Sheikh Hisham al-Saedini, 43, also known as Abu Al-Waleed Al-Maqdissi, of the Mujahedeen Shura, and fellow Salafist Islamic terrorist Fayek Abu Jazar,...
  • Israeli Planes in ‘Mock Raids’ over Lebanon

    10/07/2012 3:47:52 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/10/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The Air Force carried out “mock raids” at medium altitude over southern Lebanon Sunday, hours after Israel said all indications are that Hizbullah launched a drone that was downed inside Israel on Saturday, according to the Arabic language Nahar newspaper. Israel previously has carried out surveillance flights over southern Lebanon, which is under control of the Hizbullah terrorist organization. Sunday’s flights, which have not been confirmed by Israel, apparently were a response to the drone. A Lebanese television station stated that Hizbullah was responsible for the drone infiltration into Israel’s air space, while Iran’s propaganda machine tried to divert attention...
  • IAF thwarts terror attack at Egypt border

    08/05/2012 2:56:12 PM PDT · by Milagros · 14 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | Aug. 6, 2012
    Arab media outlets say armed gunmen from global jihadist movement kill 15 Egyptian soldiers in north Sinai; hijack armored vehicle and infiltrate into Israel. IAF kills terrorists; no Israeli casualties reported Yoav Zitun Latest Update: 08.06.12, 00:33 / Israel News
  • Syria May Have Mistaken Turkish Jet for Israeli One

    06/27/2012 2:00:32 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/6/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Israeli F-16i (Illustration Only) flash 90 A Syrian minister on Wednesday was quoted as saying his country's forces may have mistaken the Turkish plane they shot down for an Israeli one. Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoebi told the Turkish news channel A Haber in a telephone interview that Damascus did "not want a crisis between Turkey and Syria." Al-Zoebi said Turkish and Israeli fighter jets were mostly US-made, which may have led the Syrian forces to mistake it for an Israeli jet. However, military observers note that Israel retired its last F-4 Phantom jet – the type of jet shot...
  • 41 rockets slam into Southern Israel

    06/19/2012 11:36:14 AM PDT · by Bevo · 49 replies
    Israel National News ^ | June 19, 2012 | Gil Ronen
    41 Rockets Slam into South, IAF Strikes Kill Six Terrorists killed Monday were an Egyptian and a Saudi, who dedicated attack to Osama Bin Laden. By Gil Ronen First Publish: 6/19/2012, 6:36 PM (Flash 90)Forty-one terrorist rockets slammed into southern Israel between midnight and 8:30 p.m. Monday. The IAF has carried out three strikes on terror targets in Gaza in the last 24 hours, killing at least six terrorists. An IAF strike Tuesday afternoon severely injured a man who was on a motorcycle, Gaza sources said. Hamas has taken responsibility for the rocket fire at the Negev. It said it...
  • Outgoing IAF Commander: Best to Keep Quiet on Iran

    05/19/2012 3:49:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/5/12 | Elad Benari
    Outgoing IAF commander Maj. Gen. Ido Nechushtan suggested on Friday that it would be better to keep quiet on the subject of Iran and a possible Israeli strike on its nuclear facilities. In a special interview with Channel 2 News, Nechushtan, who is retiring from the IDF after 37 years of service, said, “We are not commentators of this situation, we are not closely following the events. We are on the side of the solutions. We come from the side of the tools that are at the country’s disposal.” He added, “I think that some of the public discourse being...
  • Israeli TV report shows air force gearing-up for Iran attack, says moment of truth is near

    04/15/2012 6:59:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 77 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | April 15, 2012 | Greg Tepper
    A major Israel TV station on Sunday night broadcast a detailed report on how Israel will go about attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities in the event that diplomacy and sanctions fail and Israel decides to carry out a military strike. The report, screened on the main evening news of Channel 10, was remarkable both in terms of the access granted to the reporter, who said he had spent weeks with the pilots and other personnel he interviewed, and in the fact that his assessments on a strike were cleared by the military censor. No order to strike is likely to be...
  • IDF officials: Missile attack on Israel would produce less than 300 casualties

    04/02/2012 11:44:40 PM PDT · by U-238 · 11 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/3/2012 | Barak Ravid
    Israel Defense Forces officials told cabinet ministers on Monday that should Israel undergo a coordinated missile attack, there would be less than 300 Israeli casualties. The number was mentioned by IDF officials during a discussion in Israel's security-diplomatic cabinet, Channel 10 reported on Monday, and is far lower than the number mentioned previously by Defense Minister Ehud Barak, who reportedly said that a maximum of 500 Israelis would die in such an attack. During the meeting, a senior official in the Israel Air Force told the cabinet ministers that in the event of a coordinated missile attack on Israel's home...
  • On Eve of Recalls, WEAC Turns to Alinsky Disciples For Community Organizing Help [WI]

    03/15/2012 1:32:57 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 8 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | March 15, 2012 | unattributed
    [Madison, Wisconsin] Gearing up for increased political activism on the cusp of a campaign to recall Governor Scott Walker, the State’s teachers’ union is being guided by the philosophy of radical leftist Saul Alinsky, the MacIver News Service has learned. On Friday and Saturday WEAC is sponsoring community organizing training seminars put on by the Industrial Areas Foundation. The IAF is a leftist community organizing network established in 1940 by Saul Alinsky. Alinsky, author of the book Rules for Radicals, remains a controversial political figure many years after his death. Opposed to many of the bloody revolutionary strategies supported by...
  • Lockheed advances F-35 contract talks with Japan, Israel

    03/14/2012 3:23:43 PM PDT · by U-238 · 6 replies
    Flight Global ^ | 3/14/2012 | Craig Hoyle
    Lockheed Martin expects to advance its F-35 deals with Japan and Israel within the next few months, leading to combined orders for more than 60 Joint Strike Fighters. Earlier this month, company officials visited Japan to discuss the nation's planned F-X purchase of 42 F-35As, following a competitive selection made last December. Tokyo is expected to approve a letter of agreement for the deal in March, with this document likely to be signed in June, says Stephen O'Bryan, Lockheed vice-president F-35 programme integration and business development. Dismissing Japanese media reports raising concerns over a possible increase in the F-35's unit...
  • IAF Kills Shalit Kidnapper, Palestinian Rocket Attacks Met with Firm Retaliation, ‘Iron Dome’

    03/10/2012 11:39:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 3/10/12
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking about the escalation in rocket attacks in the South on Friday and Shabbat, said: “We will continue to attack anyone who tries to harm Israeli citizens.” The Palestinian Ma’an news agency reports that air strikes continue to rock the Gaza Strip, killing three men on Saturday, raising to 15 the number of Palestinians killed since Israel killed a military leader 24 hours earlier. According to the AP, an Israeli air strike killed the commander of the militant group behind the abduction of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and a second militant in Gaza on Friday in...
  • Israel to buy Italy's M-346 jet trainer for $1b

    02/16/2012 7:01:08 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Globes Online ^ | 16 February 12 | Yuval Azulai
    Israel to buy Italy's M-346 jet trainer for $1b S. Korea threatens to cancel deals because Israel did not choose its T-50 Golden Eagle. The Ministry of Defense has decided to buy the Alenia Aermacchi M-346 jet trainer for the Israel Air Force, rather than South Korea's T-50 Golden Eagle, jointly developed by Korean Aerospace Industries Ltd. (KAI) and Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT). The ministry notified the companies of its decision, after the Air Force decided that it preferred the M-346 on the grounds that its performance was better than the T-50. The deal is worth around $1 billion....
  • Report: Israel will ask to station IAF jets in Cyprus

    02/07/2012 7:20:55 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Report: Israel will ask to station IAF jets in Cyprus Israeli officials tell Xinua news agency possibility of offshore airbase will be raised during Netanyahu's upcoming visit to neighboring island Ynet Israeli and Cypriot officials are planning to discuss allowing the Israeli Air Force to station jets in the neighboring island, Chinese news agency Xinua reported Tuesday. The issue will be raised during Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scheduled visit to Cyprus later this month, Xinua quoted Israeli officials as saying. According to the report, an Israeli embassy official told the Cyprus Mail in January that Netanyahu "will come to Cyprus...
  • World’s biggest French kiss-IAF picks Rafale for deal that can reshape Europe’s defence industry

    01/31/2012 7:54:43 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies · 2+ views
    The Telegraph, India ^ | February 1 , 2012 | SUJAN DUTTA
    World’s biggest French kiss - IAF picks Rafale for deal that can reshape Europe’s defence industry SUJAN DUTTA New Delhi, Jan. 31: A flying French kiss is in the air. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided French aircraft maker Dassault Aviation’s Rafale fighter jet is best suited for it. The Rafale bid was less than the price quoted by four-nation European consortium EADS Cassidian’s Eurofighter Typhoon. In a race that has lasted five years and tantalised not only India’s military establishment but also first-world countries and half-a-dozen of the globe’s largest companies, the sleek twin-engined Rafale with its ergonomic...
  • Sheriff Joe Targeted For Ouster. - Faces 'resign now' campaign as prepares Obama eligibility report

    01/04/2012 12:36:07 PM PST · by opentalk · 40 replies
    WND ^ | January 4, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Just as famed Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is preparing to release results of his investigation of Barack Obama’s eligibility for Arizona’s 2012 ballot, a top-gun activist who led a successful campaign to recall a key Arpaio ally is now targeting the sheriff himself.In the coming weeks, it will be decided whether transplanted radical attorney-activist and “community organizer” Randy Parraz can force Arpaio to resign before the sheriff’s Cold Case Posse has a chance to deliver a report in February.Parraz, who has made his career applying Saul Alinsky-style community organizer tactics for radical leftist movements in the U.S. and Canada,...
  • IAF may buy jets used by US in Iraq (Israel)

    12/25/2011 7:25:18 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/26/2011 | YAAKOV KATZ
    IAF may buy jets used by US in Iraq By YAAKOV KATZ 26/12/2011 Advantage in purchasing military equipment, senior IDF officer explains, is in the price, which would likely be dramatically lower than buying same equipment new. Due to the ongoing upheaval in the Middle East and potential delays to existing procurement plans, the IDF is looking at the possibility of purchasing fighter jets and other platforms used by the United States military in Iraq. The advantage in purchasing military equipment used by the US in Iraq, a senior IDF officer explained, was in the price, which would likely be...
  • 'IAF planes strike convoy of vehicles in Sudan'

    12/25/2011 9:23:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 12/25/11 | JOANNA PARASZCZUK, YAAKOV KATZ, JPOST.COM STAFF
    Sudanese media reports that planes attacked convoy of land cruiser jeeps, number of people reportedly killed; another strike hit truck near border with Egypt, according to reports. Sudanese media reported over the weekend that IAF planes struck a number of targets in the east of the country last week. According to the reports, the planes attacked a convoy of land cruiser jeeps and a number of people were reportedly killed. Another strike took place last Sunday against a truck near the border with Egypt, according to the reports. In another incident in early December Israeli planes were reported to have...
  • Israeli Jets, Sub 'Strike in Sudan'

    12/25/2011 9:23:21 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/12/11 | Gil Ronen
    Israeli fighter jets, helicopters and possibly a submarine were involved in multiple attacks on targets in Sudan last week, according to local news outlets. The reports say that Israeli jets hit targets in the eastern part of the African country, near its border with Egypt, last Thursday. They hit six Land Cruiser jeeps and killed four people. An earlier strike took place last Sunday and reportedly involved Israeli helicopters. A truck was targeted. Some reports say an Israeli submarine was also spotted at the same time. However, the Sudanese army spokesman, Col. Al-Sawarmi Haled Sa'ad, said that the military's air...
  • 2 Dead in IAF Air Strike on Gaza Terrorists

    12/08/2011 5:11:27 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/12/11 | Chana Yaar
    At least two Palestinian Authority Arab terrorists are dead in Gaza following a targeted, surgical air strike on a vehicle by fighter pilots of the Israeli Air Force. One of the two dead was a senior operative who had coordinated numerous attacks against Israeli civilians. Both were members of a terrorist cell belonging to the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades organization, according to the IDF, who added the cell had been planning to infiltrate Israel's border to carry out another attack. A Gaza Health Ministry official was quoted by the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency as saying that five bystanders were also...
  • Raytheon keen to supply missiles to IAF (India)

    11/11/2011 3:19:38 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Hindu ^ | 11/11/2011 | N. Ramakrishnan
    Raytheon keen to supply missiles to IAF N. Ramakrishnan Tucson (Arizona), Nov. 11: Raytheon, the Massachusetts-headquartered Defence and security systems supplier, feels that a number of its missiles can be fitted on the aircraft that the Indian Air Force plans to buy as part of its modernisation programme. “Just last week we got an RFI (Request for Interest – the first stage of the bidding process) from the IAF for a HEAT (High Speed Expendable Aerial Target) missile,” said Mr Jeff White, Senior Programme Manager – Air Warfare Systems Business Development, Raytheon Missile Systems. Submits Request for Interest “Last night,...
  • IAF will add two more Israeli AWACS to its fleet (India)

    11/07/2011 7:21:03 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Times of India ^ | Nov 8, 2011 | Rajat Pandit
    IAF will add two more Israeli AWACS to its fleet NEW DELHI: India will order another two advanced Israeli Phalcon AWACS (airborne warning and control systems), or the "formidable eyes in the sky'' capable of detecting hostile aircraft, cruise missiles and other incoming aerial threat far before ground-based radars at a cost of over $800 million soon. Top defence ministry sources say the "draft contract'' for the two new AWACS "is now finally in the final stages of being examined'' before it's inked as a follow-on order to the $1.1-billion tripartite agreement among India, Israel and Russia in 2004, under...
  • South Korea threatens to cancel all defense deals with Israel

    10/09/2011 6:05:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Haaretz, Israel ^ | 06.10.11 | Amos Harel
    South Korea threatens to cancel all defense deals with Israel South Korea threat comes in response to fear that Israel Air Force has decided to purchase a new training plane from rival Italy. By Amos Harel The purchase of the Israel Air Force's new training plane is causing serious diplomatic tension between Israel and South Korea: Fearing that Israel has already decided on a rival plane made in Italy, the Koreans are now threatening in return to cancel all their deals for purchasing Israeli defense systems. In recent years, the South Koreans have purchased an average of $280 million a...