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Israeli soldiers recall mission to thwart Iran drone attack

An IAF Boeing 707 demonstrates refueling of an F15 fighter jet during a graduation ceremony for new pilots in the Hatzerim air force base southern Israel, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014. (AP) October 15, 2019 While many of the hundreds of Israeli strikes in recent years on Iranian targets in Syria have reportedly targeted armaments, [...]

By |October 15th, 2019|Isreal|

The IDF’s secret weapon against Iran

IDF recruits at the Military Intelligence language school. (IDF) October 14, 2019 Israel’s military has a secret weapon as the war-between-war campaign against Hezbollah and Iran continues to expand: the Language Teaching Department at the Military Intelligence and Cyber Instruction Unit (MICIU), a language school where soldiers become fluent in Arabic or Farsi in under two months. [...]

By |October 14th, 2019|Isreal|

Mossad chief says Soleimani not yet on list of assassination targets

Gen. Qassem Soleimani (C), who heads the elite Quds Force of Iran's Revolutionary Guard attends a graduation ceremony of a group of the guard's officers in Tehran, June 30, 2018. (AP) October 12, 2019 Mossad chief Yossi Cohen rejected Iranian claims about thwarting an assassination attempt targeting Revolutionary Guards Quds Force commander Qassim [...]

By |October 12th, 2019|Isreal|

Khamenei’s representative: Saudi Arabia, Israel fear destruction by Iran

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s representative in the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Abdullah Haji Sadeghi. (Tasnim) October 8, 2019 Israel and Saudi Arabia are afraid of being destroyed in a military confrontation with Iran, said a senior representative of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Monday, adding that “resistance” is the only successful approach [...]

By |October 8th, 2019|Isreal, Saudi Arabia|

Urgent Israeli meeting to discuss new Iranian threats

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz during a cabinet session, September 8, 2019. (AFP) October 7, 2019 Israel's Security Cabinet convened Sunday to discuss alleged growing security threats, amid concerns that the authorities are attempting to keep the public busy with the dangers posed by Iran to turn their [...]

By |October 7th, 2019|Isreal|

IRGC chief says destroying Israel ‘achievable goal’

Hossein Salami speaks during Tehran’s Friday prayers July 16, 2014. (Reuters) September 30, 2019 The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Monday that destroying arch-rival Israel was an "achievable goal". "This sinister regime must be wiped off the map and this is no longer ... a dream (but) it is an achievable [...]

By |September 30th, 2019|Isreal|

From Tehran to Haifa: Landmark architect designs key Baha’i Shrine in Israel

The shrine will be adjacent to a garden where Abdul Baha is known to have lived in northern Israel between Haifa and Akka. (Supplied) By Arash Azizi September 25, 2019 Architects who design national landmarks can expect to be feted by their nation for many years to come. This could have been the case [...]

By |September 25th, 2019|Isreal, Minorities|

Israel hints at Iran in drone incident in southern Syria

Israeli forces are seen near a border fence between the Israeli-occupied side of the Golan Heights and Syria. (Reuters) September 23, 2019 Israel denied any connection to a drone captured by Syrian regime forces near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights over the weekend, hinting the aircraft belonged to the Quds Force of the Iranian [...]

By |September 23rd, 2019|Isreal, Syria|

Iran suspended from world judo over Israel boycott policy

Iran does not recognize Israel as a country, and Iranian sports teams have for several decades had a policy of not competing against Israelis. (AFP) September 18, 2019 Iran has been suspended from international judo competitions because it boycotts bouts with Israeli athletes. Less than a month after world champion Saeid Mollaei walked [...]

By |September 18th, 2019|Isreal|

US said to reassure Israel Iran sanctions will stay even if Trump, Rouhani meet

US President Donald Trump (right) and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on January 25, 2018. (AFP) September 14, 2019 Israel has received reassurances in recent days that the US will not lift sanctions on Tehran even if [...]

By |September 14th, 2019|Isreal, North America, USA|