Tag: Military

Israel and US sign historic military aid package deal

Israel and the US signed the terms of a new $38 billion aid package for Israel during a State Department ceremony on Wednesday.   The agreement, which will go into effect upon the expiration of the current package in 2018, will last for 10 years. The deal is the largest ever delivered by the US […]

Juncker proposes EU military headquarters

The European Union needs a military headquarters to work towards a common military force, the Commission president has told MEPs in Strasbourg. Jean-Claude Juncker said the lack of a “permanent structure” resulted in money being wasted on missions. Part of his annual state of the union address was devoted to the UK’s unexpected vote to […]

U.S. Finalizes Deal to Give Israel $38 Billion in Military Aid

The United States has finalized a $38 billion package of military aid for Israel over the next 10 years, the largest of its kind ever, and the two allies plan to sign the agreement on Wednesday, American and Israeli officials said.   The State Department scheduled a ceremony to formally announce the pact, which will […]

Ambassador Shapiro: ‘Military aid package to Israel to be largest in US hist…

US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro said that the US will be signing its largest ever aid package to Israel, and that the aid package will cover all of Israel’s security needs until 2029.   He was speaking at the opening of the 16th World Summit of the International Institute for Counter Terrorism at the […]

Ambassador Shapiro: Military aid package to Israel to be largest in US hist…

US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro said that the US will be signing its largest ever aid package to Israel, and that the aid package will cover all of Israels security needs until 2029. Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter  He was speaking at the opening of the 15th World Summit of International Institute for Counter […]

Carter Calls on Turkey to ‘Stay Focused’ on Islamic State

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has called on Turkey to “stay focused” on the fight against Islamic State and not to engage with U.S.-allied Kurdish forces also battling the terror group in Syria.   The Turkish military and its Syrian rebel allies are in the sixth day of a campaign designed to drive IS militants […]

Winds Of War: Is Russia Conducting A Massive Mobilization Of Troops For An Invasion Of Ukraine?

The drumbeats of war are growing louder.  Fighting in eastern Ukraine between separatists and pro-government forces has risen to an intensity not seen in well over a year, and the Russians claim that they recently foiled a “Ukrainian plot” to conduct terror attacks in Crimea.  As tensions in the region have increased, the Russians have […]

Khamenei: Our enemies will face a harsh response if they attack

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Sunday warned his country’s “enemies” that they will face Iran’s harsh response if they dare to launch a military attack against the country.   “The enemy should understand that if it makes any aggression, it will be hit hard and our defense will also include response,” Khamenei said […]

Rivlin at Gaza border: ‘Israel ready to face any threat, above or below grou…

The president toured one of the Hamas tunnels recently uncovered on the border by the IDF, and was briefed on the military’s day-to-day activities in the area and on work to combat the tunnel threat.   Rivlin was accompanied by IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, GOC Southern Command Maj. Gen. Eyal Zamir, […]

North Korea threatens to turn US and South Korean armies into a ‘heap of ashes’ after military exercises

North Korea has condemned the US and South Korean armies after they were spotted performing joint military exercises and threatened to turn both armies into “a heap of ashes”.   The United States and South Korea kicked off their annual military exercises today, prompting warnings of retaliation from the North – in the form of […]