Israel is seeking to buy three more advanced submarines from Germany at a combined price of $1.3 billion, an Israeli newspaper reported Friday. The planned purchase aims to replace within the next decade the oldest vessels in its existing Dolphin fleet (pictured), which began entering service in 1999, the Maariv daily reported. Contacted by AFP, […]
Barack Obama’s repeated insistence that Bashar al-Assad must leave office – and that there are ‘moderate’ rebel groups in Syria capable of defeating him – has in recent years provoked quiet dissent, and even overt opposition, among some of the most senior officers on the Pentagon’s Joint Staff. Their criticism has focused on what they […]
Israeli warplanes struck military targets in Syria early Saturday, according to media reports that were not confirmed by Israeli or Syrian officials. According to Arab media and pro-opposition sources in Syria, the strikes targeted several bases belonging to Syrian missile brigades in the mountainous Qalamoun region near the Syrian-Lebanese border. Reportedly, the targets were Syrian […]
An interesting story popped up via the Iranian mouthpiece, Fars, stating in part the following: Israel’s fighter jets have taken part in the Thursday Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen, sources in Sanaa disclosed on Friday. “This is for the first time that the Zionists are conducting a joint operation in coalition with Arabs,” Secretary General of […]Houthi, Shia, Sunni
The Obama administration is refusing to discuss reports that emerged early Thursday claiming that the White House is considering imposing sanctions on Israel for continuing construction on Jewish homes in Jerusalem. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf dodged several questions on Thursday when confronted with reports that the administration had held secret internal meetings to discuss […]
On October 2, 2014, Hizbullah published an announcement taking responsibility for detonating an explosive charge near an IDF patrol operating in Mount Dov (Sheba’a Farms) wounding two Israeli soldiers. The organization’s deputy secretary-general Naim Qassem, while referring to the incident, admitted in an interview with Hizbullah’s Al-Manar channel that “Hizbullah fighters moved over from the […]
From the Jerusalem Post, the Israeli reationale to have Obama pardon and Kerry release Pollard in order to get the Israelis to do a PLO swap.
In the mid-1980s, the Israel Security Service (Shin Bet) got wind of two unusual requests made by two foreign missions in the country. The first request came from the Romanian embassy in Tel Aviv. At the time, Roma…
Israeli warplanes struck a military base near the Syrian port city of Latakia this week, an Obama administration official told CNN on Thursday.
An explosion at a missile storage site in the area was reported in the Middle Eastern press, but an attack has not been confirmed by the Israeli government.
The target, according to the Obama administration…
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned on Thursday that military action against sovereign states could lead to a regional nuclear war, starkly voicing Moscow’s opposition to Western intervention ahead of a G8 summit at which Syria and Iran will be discussed. “Hasty military operations in foreign states usually bring radicals to power,” Medvede…
The Israel Defense Forces and the U.S. European Command concluded two concurrent, unrelated military exercises Aug. 1, 2013. Juniper Stallion 13 and Noble Melinda 13 were bilateral exercises held between the U.S. and Israeli Air Forces and Navies respectively. The exercises took place as part of regularly scheduled training between the two nations….