Tag: Israel

Will assault drones become a frequent presence in Mideast skies?

For Israel, countering the threat from the air – especially from non-state actors such as Lebanon’s Iranian-backed Hezbollah – requires superior intelligence, advances in technology and plain old deterrence Matiga Airport in Tripoli, Libya, briefly closed down this past weekend due to security concerns over an unidentified drone that had entered the area, airport officials […]

Turkey: Israel a Jewish state? ‘That’s blatant racism’

Turkish president condemns Netanyahu for affirming Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, claiming it amounts to ‘blatant racism.’ Turkey condemned Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Tuesday, calling his affirmation of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people “blatant racism”. “Netanyahu says that Israel is ‘a nation state not of all its citizens […]

U.S. Deploys THAAD Missile Defense System in Israel in Joint Drill

According to IDF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis, the THAAD system will be deployed to southern Israel and some 200 American troops will take part in the drill. In a first, troops belonging to the US European Command (EUCOM) have deployed the THAAD anti-ballistic missile defense system in Israel as part of a joint drill between […]

GABBAY REVEALS REGIONAL MIDEAST PEACE PLAN

Gabbay’s plan is called “Paths to Separation,” he said that it is intended to reverse the direction Israel has been heading in under right-wing governments. Labor Party leader Avi Gabbay, who avoided the diplomatic issue until his party fell in the polls, outlined a new diplomatic plan of his party on Wednesday at a press […]

U.S. deploys advanced anti-missile system in Israel

The U.S. has deployed a highly advanced missile defense system in Israel for the first time, the American and Israeli militaries announced Monday, reflecting their shared concerns about Iran’s development of powerful missiles. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, as a testament to the […]

WILL NETANYAHU BE ABLE TO FORM A COALITION?

According to Kan, about a third of the public believe Netanyahu should resign. The Likud suffered a blow in the polls and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won’t be able to form a coalition after the elections, according to a Kan news poll published on Friday. Following the Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit’s announcement that he intends to […]

IRAN SAYS GREATER RISK OF WAR WITH ISRAEL, LAUNCHES NEW CRUISE MISSILE SUB

“The risk is great and the risk will be even greater if you continue to turn a blind eye to severe violations of international law,” he said, pointing the finger at Israel and the United States. Israeli and US actions have increased the risk of a regional war involving Iran, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif […]

‘Death to America,’ ‘Death to Israel’: Iran Lashes out on 40th Anniversary of Revolution

Iran’s president on Monday blasted what he called a vast, global U.S. “conspiracy” against the country as angry crowds marked 40 years since the Islamic Revolution by hitting out at Washington and Jerusalem. “The presence of people today on the streets all over Islamic Iran… means that the enemy will never reach its evil objectives,” […]

Iran general aims to wipe Israel off the ‘global political map’

Revolutionary Guard deputy leader Hossein Salami warns Israel that any war it starts ‘will end with its elimination’ The deputy head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said Monday that Tehran’s strategy was to eventually wipe Israel off the “global political map.” Asked by a reporter in Tehran about Israeli threats to strike Iranian forces […]

IRAN: WE WON’T NEGOTIATE OVER OUR MISSILE PROGRAM

IRGC Commander warns Israel over any military action against Iran, says Israel won’t have a cemetery left to bury corpses. Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi stressed on Monday that the country would never negotiate over its missile program, saying that the country will continue to boost its deterrence power “to protect national security.” “Our […]