The Reuters report comes the same day when the US Army had successfully tested the Iron Dome at the White Sands Missile Range, and a month after the Marine Corps first tested the missile interceptor.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
The US State Department has approved the potential sale of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system missiles, THAAD fire control and communication stations, and related equipment to the United Arab Emirates, Reuters reported this week. In addition, the “State Department has approved the potential sale of Patriot missiles and related equipment to Saudi Arabia in a deal valued at up to $3.05 billion,” the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Continue Reading »
The USMC successfully tested its MRIC prototype that uses the IDF’s Iron Dome ‘Tamir’ interceptor and launcher.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
The US Marine Corps carried out a series of tests using its Medium-Range Intercept Capability (MRIC) prototype with components from Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.
US air defense system with components from Israel’s Iron Dome. – Photo courtesy: ISRAEL’S DEFENSE MINISTRY
The MRIC uses the Corps’ Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) and Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S) and incorporates the Iron Dome’s Tamir interceptor and launcher “to create an air defense system tailored to existing USMC assets and expeditionary requirements,” read a statement by Israel’s Defense Ministry. Continue Reading »
Arab world forced into reality when Dr. Edy Cohen’s amazing offer causes a social media storm with his tweet proving there never was a country called “Palestine.”
By Ryan Jones
The Palestinian narrative tells us that there was once a “Palestinian” people or nation living in a country called “Palestine” that was conquered and occupied by Israel.
This fiction is necessary because under international law, there can only be “occupation” if one nation takes land from another. If one nation took land that didn’t legally belong to any another, and has some compelling reason to have done so, then it is “disputed,” not occupied. Continue Reading »
European Commission President’s visit to Jerusalem on Monday is to advance an EC proposal to acquire Israeli natural-gas via Cairo, that would reduce European reliance on energy imports from Russia.
By LAHAV HARKOV
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is expected to arrive in Israel on Monday, as Jerusalem, Cairo and Brussels make strides toward a natural-gas export deal.
The European Union Embassy in Israel said von der Leyen was arriving “to advance relations between the EU and Israel, especially cooperation in the area of energy. The president will also discuss with Israeli government representatives the global reaction to the food crisis and the situation in the Middle East.” Continue Reading »
Just in time to supply the EU, the newfound energy production should also incentivize competition in Israel’s markets, reducing energy prices and ultimately, reducing prices to everything else.
By ROMAN MEITAV
Energean’s floating gas production rig, Energean Power, has arrived in Israel, mooring near the Shark gas reservoir, about 80 km off the coast of Haifa.
Energean, which holds the gas production licenses from the “Shark(Karish)” and “Crocodile(Tanin)” reservoirs, announced the arrival on Saturday.
Map of Israeli gas fields and disputed waters
Energean will immediately begin anchoring and connecting the rig to the gas wells and piping networks and begin the initial run of various system
The company estimates that commissioning operations will last about 3-4 months until the first gas flow is achieved, which is expected in the third quarter of 2022. Continue Reading »
Israel’s proven “Light Shield” system, already under production for service by early 2023, is a ‘game-changer’ according to PM Bennett, saying the laser-based air defense system will ‘bankrupt’ Israel’s enemies, Lebanon, Palestinians & Iran, when downing their rockets at $2 per interception.
A laser-based air defense system that Israel hopes to deploy starting next year to neutralize enemy rockets and drones will cost just $2 per interception, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Wednesday.
Israel currently depends on defensive systems that launch interceptor missiles costing between tens of thousands and millions of dollars to track incoming projectiles.
Iron Beam can reportedly intercept drones, mortars, rockets, and anti-tank missile – Photo- Screengrab: Naftali Bennett
But the Iron Beam system, also called “Light Shield”, is a prototype unveiled last year, which uses lasers to super-heat and disable aerial threats. Continue Reading »
Proving the veracity of the Wall Street Journal’s report of how Iran fooled UN inspectors by using secretly stolen IAEA documents to hide their nuclear weapons program, Israeli PM Bennett shared a link to a Google Drive that includes the stolen IAEA files, obtained a few years back in a Mossad operation.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Iran used stolen documents to deceive the International Atomic Energy Agency, and continues lying to the world, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned on Tuesday, ahead of the UN atomic agency’s board meeting next week.
IAEA Director-General Rafael Grossi released a report to the agency’s Board of Governors a day to earlier estimating that Iran had enough enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon, 18 times more than the 2015 deal with world powers permitted. Continue Reading »
Analysis: Based purely on speculation, assumption, ill-will and only using partisan “experts,” the only thing CNN’s publicised ‘Investigation’ on Shireen Abu Akleh’s death proved, is that it is still not an honest news agency.
By David M. Litman, CAMERA
CNN’s “investigation” of the death of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh did not, as it claims, show that Israeli forces intentionally murdered her. Instead, CNN only showed the world how far the news company has fallen from serious journalism.
CNN’s incendiary accusation against Israel piles assumptions on top of assumptions. It relies not so much on objective, incontrovertible evidence, but on the feelings of biased eyewitnesses. Continue Reading »
The NYT quotes U.S. administration source saying Israel informed Washington of its part in the assassination of IRGC official in Tehran; Israel now concerned Iran may feel forced to avenge killing following its perceived exposure.
By Itamar Eichner
Israeli officials on Thursday, expressed their anger at a report in the New York Times, quoting U.S. sources, that Israel was responsible for an assassination in Tehran earlier in the week
The New York Times reported that Israel informed the Biden Administration of its operation inside Iran, in which Sayyad Khodaei , a senior member of the Revolutionary Guard Corps was shot dead outside his home by gunmen who escaped from the scene on a motorcycle. Continue Reading »
In a dramatic turnabout in Israel-EU relations, the European Union is asking Israel to immediately provide a substitute for the Russian natural gas now being sanctioned by the international community.
By Israel National News
According to a new report in Israel Hayom, Israel and the European Union are conducting fast-track negotiations for the sale of Israeli natural gas to the EU, which would be piped to Europe via Egypt.
The two sides have already exchanged draft proposals and according to estimates, an agreement could be reached as early as this summer, following which the two sides will negotiate directly with the gas companies themselves. Continue Reading »
Israeli security source: Palestinians refuse IDF’s access to the bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist because they know Israeli forensic technology, light-years ahead of their own, could definitively identify the actual shooter. – What are they afraid of?
By Eitan Divinsky
A preliminary investigation into Wednesday’s gun battle between IDF troops and terror suspects in Jenin revealed that Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Aqlah was located to the north of the IDF unit taking part in the fighting, while most of the bullets fired by the soldiers were shot towards the south.
However, individual bullets were also fired in a northerly direction, so the IDF has not completely ruled out the possibility that the journalist was killed by its troops. Continue Reading »
The Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees is using the Israeli company, Watergen for its innovative technology that supplies fresh and mineral-enriched drinking water from the air.
By LIOR NOVIK
Water is a basic and necessary component of life. But for millions of people in Syria, a country that has been torn apart by a devastating civil war for more than a decade, there is no access to clean water, which causes the spread of preventable diseases and death.
The humanitarian aid organization, Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees, has found a way to meet the water needs of the Syrian people by using Watergen technology, developed by the Israeli company that produces clean and mineral-enriched drinking water from the air, powered by solar energy. Continue Reading »
IDF soldiers and Israel Police officers apprehended the suspects within Israel, including bag with five submachine guns and M16 ammunition.
By Israel National News
IDF observation soldiers identified suspects approaching Israeli territory from Lebanon near the town of Ghajar Monday evening. The suspects threw a bag into Israeli territory.
IDF flares illuminate the sky above likely Lebanese infiltrators approaching Israeli territory near the border-town of Ghajar. – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
Three additional suspects then arrived in a vehicle within Israeli territory and retrieved the bag. The suspects then threw the bag from the vehicle and continued driving. IDF soldiers and Israel Police officers who were dispatched to the scene apprehended the suspects within Israel and located the bag, which contained five MP5 submachine guns and M16 ammunition. Continue Reading »
HISTORIC: In The Wall Street Journal report those familiar with the Saudi Public Investment Fund said thus far, two Israeli firms have been chosen to be invested in and that this is the first known instance of money from the fund being directed to Israel.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
A new private-equity fund run by Jared Kushner intends to invest millions of dollars raised from Saudi Arabia in Israeli start-ups, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.
The fund, Affinity Partners, has already raised over $3 billion, including a $2 billion commitment from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign-wealth fund. Continue Reading »