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  • 'Everything that was struck was destroyed'

    10/17/2018 11:13:59 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/10/18
    Major General Herzi Halevi, the Commanding Officer of the IDF Southern Command, slammed the Hamas terrorist organization following the rocket attack on Be'er Sheva early Wednesday morning. "Hamas pretends to govern in Gaza, and tells the Gazan population that it seeks to improve their lives. However, in reality, Hamas specializes in riots at the border fence and in using explosive devices, incendiary and explosive balloons, and, as we saw last night, rockets," Gen. Halevi said in a statement. "Hamas worsens the lives of ordinary Gazans and last night took actions which forced us to strike a range of weapon production...
  • Israelis Make a Lot of Babies: What's Behind Their High Fertility Rate?

    10/11/2018 7:58:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/11/2018 | John Stonestreet And Roberto Rivera
    The state of Israel is bucking the trend: It has a very high fertility rate for a developed nation. What's behind it? In addition to things like a high per capita income and high levels of literacy, one of the defining characteristics of a "developed" country is a low fertility rate. We've often spoken of the demographic crisis facing industrialized countries. No member of the European Union has a "replacement level" fertility rate. Even with high levels of immigration, most members' populations are on a downward trajectory. In East Asia, the outlook is even bleaker. In Japan, more adult diapers...
  • A Tribute to the Israeli Defense Forces

    09/24/2018 1:07:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/24/2018 | By Harold Goldmeier
    The Israel Defense Forces are so much more than the picture of raw power perceived in news stories and war-centered history books. The IDF functions on a daily basis employing stealth and deception in the battle against Israel's unremitting enemies. Pre-1967, the state and military were perceived as underdogs fighting the good fight against all odds. The devastating effectiveness and efficiency with which the IDF knocked out and embarrassed Arab armies changed the perception of the IDF and the Jewish people into a conquering military machine. The success was so decisive that it altered the mindset of the Jewish people...
  • Russians blame shoot-down of reconnaissance plane on Israelis: Did the IDF miscalculate?

    09/18/2018 8:21:48 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 10 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/18/18 | USA Features
    In the Russian MoD statement, the government is accusing the Israelis of not giving Russia enough time to get its forces out of the area, and given the information available at the moment, that seems likely. Did the Israeli Defense Force miscalculate on this one? The Israelis, as noted in the above report, have routinely attacked targets in Syria deemed to be a threat to the Jewish state’s security. Most of the time those attacks have been aimed at Iranian installations but Syrian government bases have also been targeted in the past.
  • Missile attack reported at Damascus military air base

    09/02/2018 12:19:09 AM PDT · by firebrand · 9 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | September 2, 2018 | TOI Staff
    Large explosions were reported at a Syrian military air base early Sunday in an attack widely attributed to Israeli warplanes. However, Syria denied an attack had taken place. The reported strike occurred just after midnight at Mazzeh air base near Damascus, a key regime facility thought to have been targeted by Israel in the past. The military airport of Mazzeh, in the west suburbs of Damascus, was hit by a “possible Israeli missile, which hit a munitions store setting off successive explosions,” the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdel Rahmane told AFP.
  • Israel Loosens Gun Ownership Restrictions in Response to Terrorist Threat

    08/24/2018 7:15:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    gunsamerica.com ^ | 8/21/2018 | Jordan Michaels
    In high contrast to nearly every other non-U.S. country, Israel passed a law on Monday that would expand the number of citizens eligible for firearms ownership licenses. As justification for the new policy, Israel’s Security Minister Gilad Erdan cited increased protection from “lone wolf” terrorist attacks. “Many civilians saved lives during terror attacks and in an era of ‘lone terrorism.’ The more skilled civilians carrying weapons, the greater the chance of thwarting attacks without casualties and reducing the number of casualties,” Erdan said, according to the Jerusalem Post. Previously, Israel operated under a system similar to the “good cause” scheme...
  • 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...