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  • One photo from Israel the liberal media don't want you to see

    07/24/2018 10:06:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/24/2018 | Ed Straker
    Israel is under attack, as always, this time for passing a law saying Israel is a Jewish state. As if it hadn't been already. Liberals (among them, shamefully, some Jews) worry for the Arab population of Israel, as if their lives in Israel weren't 1,000% better than the lives of Arabs in any other Arab nations, who are slaughtering each other by the hundreds of thousands. Now Israel, which has been providing Syrian civilians with medical care for years during the civil war there, has helped several hundred civil defense workers escape from the Assad regime in an act of...
  • Kite Terror: 'Kill every Hamas leader we can hit'

    07/18/2018 12:02:24 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 7/18/18 | David Rosenberg
    Israel must launch a concerted effort to eliminate Hamas’ leadership to deter the terror group from continuing its use of airborne incendiary devices and rocket attacks against Israel, a senior Israeli lawmaker says, arguing that the current security situation along the Gaza border cannot be allowed to continue. Beginning on March 30th, tens of thousands of Gaza rioters attacked Israel’s border fence in a series of orchestrated attempts to breach the border. Dubbed the “March of Return”, the riots included attempts by armed terrorists to infiltrate into Israeli territory, and attacks by rioters on IDF soldiers deployed to protect the...
  • Ex-intel. official: Iran footprint in Syria may be to hide nuke scientists

    07/11/2018 7:08:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 11, 2018 12:29 | Yonah Jeremy Bob
    A major purpose of Iran wanting to enlarge its footprint in Syria may be to hide aspects of its nuclear program from the International Atomic Energy Agency, former top IDF Military Intelligence official Yossi Kuperwasser said on Wednesday. Speaking at a Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs conference on the Iran nuclear situation, JCPA fellow Kuperwasser, a former IDF brigadier-general, noted that IAEA inspectors are limited to inspecting Iran’s territory, as the Iran nuclear deal did not grant IAEA inspectors complete access to Iranian scientists. Based on that limited access, Kuperwasser said Iran could move and conceal its nuclear scientists and...
  • The Rampage: Supersonic missile developed to destroy high quality targets [Israel]

    06/14/2018 9:14:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    www.jpost.com ^ | June 12, 2018 19:54 | By Anna Ahronheim
    The missile can be fitted to the Israel Air Force’s F-15, F-16 and F-35 fighter jets and is meant to be dropped outside areas protected by air-defense systems. With tensions still high between Israel and Iran, a new supersonic air-to-surface missile designed for the annihilation of high quality targets has been developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Israel Military Industry Systems (IMI). Dubbed “The Rampage” after a popular video-game, it is an accurate supersonic, long-range air-to-ground assault missile with a warhead, rocket engine and advanced navigation suit which allows for precision targeting at a very low mission cost compared...
  • The United Nations Condemns Israel in Lopsided Resolution

    06/14/2018 8:38:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/14/2018 | Cortney Obrien
    For the umpteenth time, the United Nations General Assembly has voted to condemn Israel for defending itself. By a tally of 120 to 8, the members declared that Israel was guilty of “excessive use of force” against Palestinians who were protesting the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. The resolution also requested recommendations to protect Palestinians. For 10 weeks now, the two sides have clashed at the border, resulting in 120 Palestinian deaths. Israeli Defense Forces warned protesters not to approach the Israeli-Gaza border on May 14, the day of the embassy opening. They did anyway - some armed...
  • Sudden IDF call-up of reserves after Syria announces Quneitra offensive this week

    06/10/2018 4:09:14 AM PDT · by PIF · 12 replies
    Debka ^ | June 10, 2018 | Unknown
    Israel launched an unscheduled military exercise on the Golan Sunday, June 10. Thousands of army reservists were ordered to report for immediate duty with full gear and come directly from their homes and work places. That the sudden IDF announcement did not set a timeline for the exercise’s ending indicated that it was prompted by the Syrian military announcement on the same morning of a major army offensive impending this week in the Quneitra region opposite Israel’s Golan border.
  • IDF: IAF drill commences Sunday across country

    06/03/2018 2:19:28 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    ynetnews.com ^ | June 3, 2018 | ynet
    The IDF announced an IAF drill will commence Sunday across all IAF bases throughout the country and will end Thursday. The drill will include heavy aircraft traffic across the country's skies. Explosions and drill sirens will be sounded at IAF bases and in their vicinities.
  • Israel Might Have the Ultimate Weapon: Custom-Built F-35 Stealth Fighters

    05/26/2018 7:26:04 AM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies
    http://nationalinterest.org/ ^ | 5/25/18 | Sebastien Roblin
    On May 22, Israeli Air Force commander Amikam Norkin announced that its F-35I stealth fighters had flown on two combat missions on “different fronts,” showing as proof a photograph of an F-35 overflying Beirut. While details on those missions have not been released—apparently, they were not deployed in a massive Israeli air attack on Iranian forces in Syria that took place on May 9—this nonetheless apparently confirmed the first combat operations undertaken by any variant of the controversial stealth jet, which is currently entering service with the militaries of ten countries after undergoing over two decades of development. In fact,...
  • Russian air defenses were beaten badly by Israeli forces in Syria on video — here are its excuses

    05/14/2018 11:20:13 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 33 replies
    businessinsider.de ^ | May 16, 2018 | Daniel Brown
    Moscow offered two explanations on Monday as to why its Russian-made Pantsir S-1 missile defense system embarrassingly took a direct hit during an Israeli airstrike last week. "One is that it had already used up its ammunition reserve," Aytech Bizhev, the former deputy commander-in-chief of the Russian Air Force, said, according to RT. "The other is that it was simply turned off; it wasn't battle ready." Israeli fighter jets struck dozens of Iranian military sites in Syria last Thursday, killing at least 23 people, including 5 Syrian soldiers.
  • GAZA NIGHTMARE: IDF Warns That Upwards Of 250,000 Palestinian Rioters To Crash Border Fence

    05/13/2018 4:37:47 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 95 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | 13 May 18 | Geoffrey Grider
    GAZA NIGHTMARE: IDF Warns That Upwards Of 250,000 Palestinian Rioters To Crash Border Fence On Monday May 14th To “Massacre Israelis’ On Monday May 14th, the Hamas terrorist organization plans to send armed terrorists, among 250,000 violent rioters to swarm and breach Israel’s border with Gaza and enter Israeli communities,” warned the English language video. “Hamas plans to carry out a massacre in Israel. The Israel Defense Forces will not let them.” Additional soldiers have also been deployed to provide extra security to Israeli communities near the Gaza border. The protests are now set for Monday, to coincide with the...
  • Retaliation: Israel pounds “most of” Iran’s military assets in Syria after attack; Bahrain, US(T)

    05/10/2018 10:22:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5/10/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Iran launched dozens of rockets at Israel yesterday, causing little damage thanks to the “Iron Dome” system Israel employs for just such occasions. In retaliation, Israel launched a wide-ranging military strike on Iranian assets in Syria. It might have looked proportional at first, but it has now become apparent that Israel has decided to reduce Iran’s ability to operate effectively in Syria at all:
  • While The West Was Sleeping, Israel And Syria Clashed In Their Biggest Battle Since 1973 War

    05/10/2018 9:55:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/10/2018 | Will Racke
    Israel exchanged rocket and cruise missile fire with Iranian forces deployed inside Syria during an hours-long battle late Wednesday, the biggest direct confrontation between the two countries since the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Responding to a barrage of rockets reportedly fired by Iranian troops at Israeli positions in the Golan Heights, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) attacked nearly all of Iran’s military installations in Syria, an IDF spokesman said, according to the Associated Press. Targets included a weapons storage facility, logistics sites and intelligence centers used by the Quds Force, the special operations division of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps. Also destroyed...
  • After Iranian barrage, Israel launches massive counterattack in Syria

    05/09/2018 6:59:35 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 128 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | May 9, 2018 | JUDAH ARI GROSS
    IDF warns Syrian military not to interfere as it pummels Iranian targets in largest direct exchange between Jerusalem, Tehran By Today, 4:38 am 1 Some 20 rockets were fired at Israeli military bases by Iranian forces from southern Syria just after midnight on Thursday, sparking the largest ever direct clash between Jerusalem and Tehran, with Israeli jets targeting numerous Iranian-controlled sites across Syria. The Israeli army said the initial missile barrage was carried out by members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Forces. This appeared to be the first time that Israel attributed an attack directly to Iran, which...
  • How Israel became a naval startup nation with the famous boats of Cherbourg

    04/26/2018 7:57:43 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 17 April 2018 | ABRAHAM RABINOVICH
    Israeli missile boat flotilla on maneuvers. (Israel Government Press Office) On New Year’s Eve 1970, Israel Radio reported the arrival in Haifa of five newly built Israeli patrol boats which had escaped from a Cherbourg shipyard where they had been embargoed by the French government for political reasons. The brazen getaway on Christmas Eve into the teeth of a Force Nine gale raging in the English Channel galvanized the international media. News organizations sent up planes looking for the boats during the coming week as they raced for home. I had joined The Jerusalem Post just a few months before...
  • Trump to speak soon re: Syria strike

    04/13/2018 5:54:51 PM PDT · by iceskater · 656 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/13/18 | Fox News
    US will strike Syria
  • Israel Warns UN: Gaza Plan to Burn Tires ‘Ecologic Catastrophe’

    04/05/2018 5:25:47 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 21 replies
    BIN ^ | 4/5/18 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the IDF head of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, wrote a letter to Tedros Adhanom, the head of the World Health Organization, an agency of the United Nations concerned with international public health, warning that Hamas’ plan to burn a massive amounts of tires on the border with Israel on Friday would be an “ecologic catastrophe.” “The Hamas terrorist organization, which controls the Gaza Strip, has issued an order to burn about 10,000 tires this Friday along the border with Israel,” Mordechai wrote. “The burning of tires in such a huge quantity will...
  • Bernie Sanders mourns 'tragic' deaths of Gaza protesters

    04/01/2018 4:20:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 50 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/4/18 | JTA
    JTA - Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized Israel’s use of force on the border with Gaza in a tweet. “The killing of Palestinian demonstrators by Israeli forces in Gaza is tragic. It is the right of all people to protest for a better future without a violent response,” Sanders, who was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 and the first Jewish presidential candidate to win nominating contests in a major party, tweeted on Saturday. The tweet garnered 26,000 likes. He also tweeted: “Meanwhile, the situation in Gaza remains a humanitarian disaster. The U.S. must play a...
  • IDF STRIKES TARGET IN GAZA STRIP AFTER 4 PALESTINIANS CROSS BORDER FENCE

    03/25/2018 11:48:38 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    JPost ^ | 3/25/18 | Anna Ahronheim
    "The IDF warns against incidents in which civilians are called to 'demonstrations' that serve as cover for damage to security infrastructures and attempts to harm Israeli civilians or IDF soldiers. The Israel Air Force struck a terror target in the southern Gaza Strip late Saturday night in response to several Palestinians infiltrating Israel to damage an engineering vehicle building Israel’s underground barrier with the Hamas-run enclave. “The incident that took place last night, damaging the security fence and an attempt to set fire to engineering vehicles, is another serious incident in a sequence of events in the fence area,” the...
  • 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...