Following a 2 year hiatus, the Israel Air Force resumes intensive training exercises in preparation for a possible preemptive attack on Iranian nuclear program installations.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The Israeli Air Force has resumed training for a possible attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities after two years in which no such training had taken place, Channel 12 News reported.
IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi has even ordered a significant budget be used to facilitate the training exercises.
IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
The resumption of training for a possible attack on Iran is taking place against the background of American attempts to resume talks with the Iranians on a nuclear agreement. Continue Reading »
Syrian news agency reports ex-Israeli terror prisoner, Madhat al-Salah, was allegedly shot a few hundreds meters outside of Israel’s border in the Syrian village of Ain el-Tineh.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM, JERUSALEM POST STAFF
A Syrian man who spent time in an Israeli prison for terrorist activities was killed in Syria at the end of last week, according to Syrian reports on Saturday evening.
The man, identified as Madhat al-Salah, was killed in the town of Ain el-Tineh near the village of Hadar on the Golan Heights along the border with Israel.
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REVEALED: Israel secretly evacuated 167 Afghan refugees including judges, journalists, law enforcement officers, scientists and more.
– In September IsraAID also evacuated 42 Afghan women & girls.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Humanitarian aid group IsraAID coordinated the evacuation of 125 vulnerable Afghans via Albania earlier this month, the NGO said on Wednesday.
The group of evacuees included judges, professional cyclists, journalists, TV presenters, human rights activists, relatives of Afghan diplomats, artists, law enforcement officers and scientists.
They arrived in Albania after being evacuated from Afghanistan, after the US left the country in August and the Taliban took Kabul. Continue Reading »
Because many countries still refuse to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over all of Jerusalem, submitted legislation would prohibit all nations from unilaterally opening any diplomatic mission in Israel’s capital without official government consent.
By Israel Today Staff
Likud lawmaker and former Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat has introduced legislation that would ban any foreign country from opening a diplomatic mission anywhere in the Israeli capital without Israel’s consent.
That would seem like something of an obvious position. No other nation would let foreign countries open embassies and consulates in its capital without permission. But most of the world still doesn’t recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the entirety of Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
Even with at least 2 killed, Damascus boasts their air defenses intercepted a ‘majority of missiles’ that targeted the weapons warehouses & drone depot that was under the control of Iranian proxy militias.
An Israeli missile strike on an airbase in central Syria has killed two Damascus-allied foreign fighters and wounded several Syrian service personnel, a Britain-based war monitor said on Saturday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the two foreigners were killed in the raid on the T4 airbase late Friday, but their nationality was not immediately clear.
The official Syrian news agency SANA earlier said that, “at around 9:00pm, the Israeli enemy… fired a volley of missiles towards the T4 military airport”. Continue Reading »
Human Rights Watch claims Facebook wrongly censors Palestinian posts on ‘Israeli human rights abuses’ and its unfair designation of Hamas and PFLP as “dangerous organizations”, is a serious threat to free expression.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Human Rights Watch (HRW) claimed on Friday that Facebook wrongfully removed content by Palestinian activists about Palestine and Israeli human rights violations during Operation Guardians of the Wall in May.
HRW, the New York-based NGO, also claimed that Facebook’s reliance on the United States’ Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) list for designating organizations as “dangerous” is a threat to free expression as it prohibits Palestinian leaders from using Facebook. Continue Reading »
REPORT: A London-based Arabic newspaper claims a Mossad team abducted an Iranian general during an operation in Syria last month to find new information on missing Israel Air Force navigator Ron Arad.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
The Mossad abducted an Iranian general in Syria during its operation last month to find new information on missing Israel Air Force navigator Ron Arad, according to a report in a London-based Arabic newspaper Rai al-Youm.
The general was taken to an African country, interrogated and then released, according to the report.
It is likely that the Iranians followed the operation after it occurred, and discovered where and how it was managed, the report said. Continue Reading »
ISI, a commercial servicer for satellite images based in Tel Aviv, reported today that the inconspicuous Iranian military facility that had a fire in one of its storehouses was not just any military base, rather, it was a secret Islamic Revolutionary Guard missile production & storage facility.
By THE JERUSALEM POST staff
A fire erupted in an IRGC facility in Iran on Sunday leaving two dead and one injured. On Thursday, Tel Aviv-based ImageSat International – ISI, a commercial servicer for satellite images – estimated that the facility was not just any military compound – it was a secret missile base. Continue Reading »
In New Year interview with Ynet, Israel’s PM reiterates his opposition to the establishment of a Palestinian state, declaring publicly that the Palestinian Authority a ‘failed entity’ and ruled out any direct meeting with Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas.
By Attila Somfalvi
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Tuesday ruled out meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to promote a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“My perception is different than that of the defense minister although we work in harmony. I oppose a Palestinian state and I think it would be a grave mistake to import the failed Gaza model of Hamas which shoots rockets at us, and turn the entire West Bank to that,” he told Ynet in an interview. Continue Reading »
According to the report, Iranian agents working for the Mossad used a parked Nissan pickup truck armed with a ‘smuggled-in’ remote-controlled artificial intelligence operated sniper machine gun.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Iran’s chief military nuclear scientist and the father of its weapons program, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated in November 2020 by the Mossad using a remote-controlled artificial intelligence operated sniper machine gun, The New York Times reported on Saturday.
From the start, there has been controversy about how Fakhrizadeh was killed, but The Jerusalem Post can now confirm the accuracy of the Times report regarding the remote-controlled gun.
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Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami, speaks during a funeral ceremony of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, in Tehran, Iran November 30, 2020.
Analysis: Following the capture of 4 of the 6 prisoner escapees, it’s clear the apprehended fugitive Palestinian terrorists expected assistance from the Israeli Arabs before entering a more ‘friendly’ West Bank for weapons and protection.
By Ron Ben-Yishai
The relatively quick arrest of four of the six Palestinian prisoners who made a dramatic escape from Gilboa Prison earlier this week indicates their plans were not as sophisticated as security officials initially estimated.
They also probably did not receive significant assistance from accomplices outside of prison.
Israeli police capture notorious terror commander Zakaria Zubeidi who escaped on Monday – Screen-capture: Israel Police Facebook page
The fugitives’ plan was probably based on the assumption that they would find short-term shelter in Arab communities near Gilboa in northern Israel. Continue Reading »
New data from Statistics Canada reflect how the vast majority of hate crimes in Canada, experienced by the Jewish community among others, were never investigated.
BY Dan Verbin in Canada
Newly released figures from Statistics Canada reveal that the country’s police only investigated 1 percent of hate crimes in 2019.
The figure is startling given that Canadians self-reported 223,000 hate-motivated incidents during that year.
Some examples of antisemitism on the cover page of the B’nai Brith Canada audit.- PHOTO: B’NAI BRITH CANADA
“We are in the middle of a hate crime crisis,” Evan Balgord, executive director of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, told CTV News. Continue Reading »
The tunnels dug from Gaza beneath Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula are used by Palestinians to bypass the Rafah Border Crossing in order to smuggle in stolen fuel and other goods along with weapons into the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave.
Three Palestinians died on Thursday after Egypt pumped toxic gas into a Gaza smuggling tunnel, Israel’s N12 news reports.
The tunnel stretches from the Gaza Strip to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.
The smuggling tunnels dug under the Philadelphi Corridor along the Egypt-Gaza border are used by Palestinians to bypass the Rafah Border Crossing. Fuel, food and other goods along with weapons are brought into the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave from Egypt via the tunnel system. Continue Reading »
Israel’s continued growth and new ties with neighboring Arab countries are creating new trade opportunities for Israel and the new ultra-modern Haifa Port is well placed to become a major regional transport hub.
By Reuters & ILH Staff
Israel has opened a new shipping port along its Mediterranean coast that will bring much needed competition to a sector plagued by delays and boost the country’s standing as a regional trade hub.
The 5.5 billion shekel ($1.7 billion) Bay Port at Haifa, which will be operated by Shanghai International Port Group, will enable larger classes of cargo ships, carrying 18,000 containers or more, to dock in Israel. Continue Reading »
In a joint contract, Israel Aerospace Industries joins with MCL in a deal to manufacture 4 Remote Platoon Vehicles for remote extraction of casualties, ammunition resupplies, intelligence-gathering, surveillance & target acquisition for the British Armed Forces.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Marlborough Communications Limited (MCL) were awarded a contract to deliver four autonomous combat vehicles to the United Kingdom to enhance the British Armed Forces’ military capabilities, the companies announced on Wednesday.
An IAI Remote Platoon Vehicle (RPV). – Photo: ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES
The vehicles, called Remote Platoon Vehicles (RPVs), can be operated in autonomous, remote, or manual modes. Continue Reading »