Israel’s ‘Iron Beam’, the first-of-its-kind defensive laser-system will be highly cost-efficient, as each use would cost just a few dollars as opposed to a single Iron Dome interceptor missile that cost tens of thousands of dollars.
By Yoav Zitun
The Defense Ministry announced on Thursday it would be signing a contract in the coming days to begin procurement of an experimental high-end, laser-based rocket defense system.
In the framework of the deal, state-owned defense contractor Rafael Advanced Defense Systems would supply the Israeli Air Force with the very first laser launchers to the tune of hundreds of millions.
The ground-based laser system — dubbed Iron Beam — was originally planned to generate a high-power laser beam at a volume of about 100 kilowatts in a bid to neutralize a host of airborne threats, including rockets, mortar shells, drones and missiles. Continue Reading »
It will take around 18 months for Israel to complete installing the latest technologies and weapons systems, 90% of which are uniquely Israeli-made, on the INS Magen, the newest and most technologically advanced Sa’ar 6 class corvette missile ship.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
At the conclusion of a long process of construction and extensive preparation in Germany, the new Saar 6 warship will run up the Israeli flag on Wednesday as it is officially transferred to the Israeli navy. It will then set out on a journey that will end with its renaming as INS Magen in its new home in the Haifa base. Continue Reading »
With 2 years of testing behind them, the Armored Vehicles Directorate at the Israel Ministry of Defense decided on the production of the ‘Eitan’ APC, equipped with an unmanned 30mm cannon turret & the developed in Israel, ‘Trophy’ advanced defense system, operational for the IDF by the end of 2021.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The Israel Defense Forces administration began regular production of the “Eitan” – the IDF’s first wheeled armored personnel carrier, resembling the Soviet-era BRDM2 (Combat Reconnaissance/Patrol Vehicle) but an 8-wheeled armored combat vehicle version based on the technology of the Merkava and the Namer AFVs.
It is capable of carrying 12-13 combat soldiers, and was developed and built following the lessons of Operation Protective Edge and is expected to replace the IDF’s veteran M113 APC. Continue Reading »
Mere minutes after the Iranian backed terror group leader for Gaza was eliminated, the plush home of the Islamic Jihad leader in Syria, Akram al-Ajouri was also hit early Tuesday morning, leaving 2 dead, 10 injured, allegedly by an Israeli airstrike.
By i24NEWS, AFP
In what seems as two coordinated attacks targeting top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commanders, after the assassination of Baha Abu Al-Ata in Gaza, reports emerged from Syria claiming that the home of senior figure Akram al-Ajouri was attacked on Tuesday morning.
Damascus – The plush home of Islamic Jihad leader in Syria, Akram al-Ajouri was destroyed early Tuesday morning, leaving 2 dead and 10 injured, allegedly by an Israeli airstrike.
After the first targeted killing by the IDF since the 2014 Gaza conflict, Netanyahu explains how Bahaa Abu-el Atta was poised to launch rockets at Israel with Iran’s support. – Schools cancelled across southern & central Israel as rockets were fired from Gaza.
By Ynet, Agencies
The IDF killed Islamic Jihad commander Bahaa Abu al-Atta in a Gaza airstrike overnight Monday, in a resumption of targeted killing for the first time since 2014. The strike was followed hours later by rocket fire across southern and central Israel.
The Iranian-backed Palestinian group confirmed Tuesday that Abu al-Atta, its north Gaza Strip commander, was killed and vowed to avenge his death. Continue Reading »
WATCH: After blasting Benny Gantz’s Blue/White political party for planting anti-Israel, ‘Fake News’ in an American left-wing media outlet, Mark Levin tells Israelis, ”You have the modern-day Winston Churchill. Don’t make the same mistake the British made.”
As a guest commentator on Fox’s Hannity, Mark Levin blasts Israeli media, calling their reporting on ‘Israel’s placing surveillance devices around Washington’ as #FakeNews. He went further saying Benny Gantz, who is running to be Israel’s next Prime Minister, was most likely behind the leaked story.
“I don’t think the Israelis are spying on us,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House. Continue Reading »
The PA autocrat Abbas basically imposed self-irrelevance this past July by proclaiming how the Palestinian leadership decided to “halt work related to the agreements signed with the Israeli side;” Abbas is now repeating the ‘threat’ once again, should Netanyahu implement his promise to extend Israeli sovereignty into sections of Judea and Samaria.
– WATCH Netanyahu’s speech.
All agreements signed between the Palestinians and Israel will end if Israel expands its sovereignty to the Jordan Valley and the Northern Dead Sea, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas warned on Tuesday.
Last July, Abbas announced that the Palestinian leadership has decided to “halt work related to the agreements signed with the Israeli side.” Continue Reading »
The first wave of volunteers from the Israeli humanitarian aid agency will distribute emergency relief supplies, offer psychological first aid for those suffering from trauma and distribute water filters to restore immediate access to safe drinking water.
As Hurricane Dorian finally begins to move away from the Bahamas, and the full extent of the destruction is revealed, Israeli humanitarian aid agency IsraAID is preparing to send vital emergency support.
So far, 43 people are reported killed and about 13,000 homes damaged or destroyed on Abaco and Grand Bahama islands – about 45 percent of all the houses on the islands. Continue Reading »
International Criminal Court’s Appeals body orders ICC prosecutor to reconsider past two decisions to close war crimes charges against Israel for its actions during the 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla event. – 10 armed Turkish IHH activists were killed by Israel Navy commandos.
The International Criminal Court’s top appeals chamber on Monday ordered the ICC prosecution to reconsider her decision to close the probe into war crimes allegations relating to the 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla incident.
After years of attempting to go after top Israeli political and military officials in courts in Turkey, Europe and before the ICC for the deaths of 10 mostly Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) activists killed by Israel Navy commandos, the split ICC Appeals Chamber decision keeps the case alive. Continue Reading »
Putting it mildly, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and then US president Barack Obama had a difficult relationship.
Obama was on the Left, Netanyahu on the Right. They saw the world through very different lenses and disagreed fundamentally both about Iran and the Palestinians. As a result, there were constant fights, name-calling, leaks, and an altogether dysfunctional relationship, as one pundit after the next explained it.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint meeting of Congress in Washington, D.C.
40 yr-old policeman lightly stabbed when two young Palestinians rushed a Police unit at entrance to Old City of Jerusalem; quick reaction left one terrorist shot dead, the other severely wounded.
– WATCH CCTV of attack.
By Yael Freidson, Yishay Porat
A 40-year-old policeman was stabbed by two Palestinians in the Old City of Jerusalem Thursday evening.
One of the attackers was shot and killed by security forces, while the other was severely wounded and evacuated to a hospital.
Stabbing attack in JLM today: two terrorists stabbed an officer stationed next to one of the old city gateways. Nearby @IL_police forces shot and neutralized the attackers.
WATCH: Saudi Blogger, Mohammed Saud, confesses visiting Israel was ‘Like Being in Heaven’ saying, ‘I invite you to visit Israel. You will find the propaganda and bad media about Israel not true.’
By Israel Today Staff
Saudi blogger Mohammed Saud was harshly criticized and even violently attacked by Palestinian Arab hardliners for his high-profile visit to Israel last month.
But that didn’t stop Saud from speaking his mind and telling the truth about the situation in an interview with Israeli Messianic YouTuber Hananya Naftali.
In particular, Saud noted that he had grown up believing that Israeli Jews and local Arabs did not at all get along, and the image portrayed by the mainstream media only reinforced that belief. Continue Reading »
Contrary to agreement with Israeli manufacturer not to sell any UAVs to a 3rd party, the 2 drones were part of a 3-unit ‘gift’ by Turkey to the UN-recognized Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA).
Two Israeli-made Orbiter-3 tactical drones were shot down in Libya by troops allied with strongman Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA).
The two drones were shot down at the end of July. One was recovered by troops some 40 km. southwest of the Libyan capital of Tripoli in the small town of al-‘Aziziya, while the other was recovered in the Sidra district, home to the war-torn country’s largest oil depot. Continue Reading »
Sayyaf Sharif Daoud, a captured Islamic State fighter who holds Israeli citizenship, told BBC correspondent Feras Kilani on BBC Arabic (UK) earlier this month that he had joined ISIS instead of the Palestinian resistance because his experience of having lived through the Second Intifada (Palestinian uprising), and living in Israel had taught him that Israel “has not done 1% of what [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad has done.” Continue Reading »
A complaint with the House of Representatives Office of Congressional Ethics against Rep. Ilhan Omar (Min D) has been filed by an American conservative activist group, on charges of immigration fraud, federal tax fraud, marriage fraud and numerous counts of perjury.
By David Rosenberg
A conservative watchdog group has filed a formal complaint against Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar, accusing her of multiple counts of fraud and perjury.
Judicial Watch announced Tuesday evening that it has filed a complaint with the House of Representatives Office of Congressional Ethics, and is calling for a full investigation of Rep. Omar.
‘Birds of a Feather’ – Radical Islamist Linda Sarsour (L) and Ilhan Abdullahi Omar (R), a Somali-American Congresswoman from Minnesota.
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