Israeli Jets Deliver Devastating Response to Syria After IAF’s F-16 Shot Down

Syrian intelligence agencies left flabbergasted after many covert, secret military installations were destroyed by Israeli jets that retaliated, hitting targets in 4 Iranian & 8 Syrian bases after an IAF F-16 was downed over the Galilee.

By Israel Today Staff

 

That sparked a full day of devastating Israeli aerial assaults on Iranian and Syrian military installations.

According to IDF officials, four Iranian and eight Syrian bases were hit, including Syria’s main command and control bunker.

Many of those installations were covert in nature.

“They, and we, know what we hit and it will take them some time to digest, understand, and ask how Israel knew how to hit those sites,” Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz told Army Radio. Continue Reading »

Northern Israel on alert after IAF jet hit following Iranian targets destroyed in Syria

Special Security Report

Air raid sirens activated in Israel’s Golan Heights, Upper Galilee, warning residents of potential incoming rocket strikes following IDF destroying an enemy drone and then its Iranian command & control base in Syria.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM, BECKY BROTHMAN

 

In a major flare up on Israel’s northern border, Israel carried out a large-scale attack against Syrian air defenses and Iranian targets in the war-torn country after an Israeli F-16 crashed during operations to strike Iranian targets in Syria early Saturday morning.

The operation, which was carried out by eight Israeli jets, struck 12 targets in Syria including thee Syrians SA5 and SA17 air defense batteries and four Iranian targets near the town of Kiswah, which is home to Syria’s 1st armored division and part of the Islamic Republic’s buildup in Syria. Continue Reading »

Report: UNICEF finances anti-Israel organizations

The watchdog group, NGO Monitor, calls for UNICEF to sever all ties with BDS groups after it transferred $1 million donated by Canada to Palestinian ‘educational’ groups that back BDS boycotts of Israel.
• The non-Governmental organization urges increased oversight on donated funds to Palestinian groups.

By Israel Hayom Staff

 

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund is actively supporting anti-Israel boycotts, NGO Monitor watchdog group president Gerald Steinberg contends.

Steinberg recently revealed to members of the Canadian Parliament how money donated by their government for educational programs was being misused by organizations to which UNICEF had transferred the money and which promote the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. Continue Reading »

Lebanon’s provocative drilling tender in Israeli waters accepted, advancing border tension

Beirut signs contract with multinational consortium to drill for oil & gas off its coast, including in Block 9 according to their maps, an area which Israel has long patrolled and defended as part of it’s territorial waters.

By Ben Ariel, Canada

 

Lebanon on Friday signed its first contract to drill for oil and gas off its coast with a consortium comprising energy giants Total, ENI and Novatek, including in a block disputed by Israel, AFP reported.

Israel says one of two blocks in the eastern Mediterranean where Lebanon wants to drill for oil belongs to it, and last week denounced any exploration by Beirut as “provocative”. Continue Reading »

Lebanon’s Defense Council orders army to stop Israel’s border wall construction

Lebanon’s military Council says if Israel continues construction of border wall on territory Lebanon believes to be theirs, it will be acknowledged as an act of aggression against its sovereignty.
– Israeli Minister Steinitz: ‘Israel seeking diplomatic solution to all border disputes.’

By Attila Somfalvi and Nir Cohen

 

Lebanon’s Higher Defense Council said Wednesday it has ordered the army to prevent Israel from building a border wall on Lebanese territory.

The council also announced that if Israel does build its border wall on what Beirut views as Lebanese territory, it would be considered an Israeli act of aggression.

“We grant the army forces with the political backing to act against any Israeli aggression on the border—on land and at sea,” the council said in a statement. Continue Reading »

Assad’s threats ignored: Iranian base in Syria hit by multiple missiles, assumed Israeli

Reports by Syrian media say that the target of another “Israeli aggression” was an Iranian base in the Jamaraya region.

By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF

 

 

Syrian air defense intercepted several Israeli missiles targeting an Iranian base west of the capital of Damascus, Syrian state media said Wednesday.

Describing it as “a new Israeli aggression,” Syria’s official news agency SANA said Israeli fighter jets flying in Lebanese airspace fired a number of missiles towards the area of Jamraya research center targeting an Iranian base.

Syrian scientific facility in Jamraya, North-West of Damascus – Google Maps

“This blatant aggression comes in the context of desperate attempts to raise the morale of terrorist organizations that are falling apart” read a statement by the Syrian army, adding that dozens of field and intelligence reports confirm the close link between the Israeli enemy entity and the terrorist organizations in Syria.”

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While a number of missiles did hit their intended targets, several others were intercepted by the Syrian air defenses, the report said. Continue Reading »

Palestinian autocrat Abbas repeats: Jerusalem is only Arab, Islamic & Christian

While reiterating how Palestinian hands are extended to peace, which will be achieved through negotiations, PA chairman refuses to:
1) Negotiate with Israel following Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,
2) Refuses the United States as an integral negotiation facilitator,
3) Refuses to drop Jerusalem as their capital,
4) Demands the return of 5 million “refugees” to Israel.
– So much for Abbas’ veracity of negotiating without preconditions.

By Dalit Halevi

 

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas is continuing his diplomatic offensive against the United States and Israel following President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and Washington’s cut to the financial aid it provides to UNRWA. Continue Reading »

Lebanese leaders meet to address action against perceived ‘Israeli threats’

In reaction to what Lebanese leaders dubbed ‘a direct threat to national stability,’ Lebanon’s top three political leaders met to discuss construction of Israel’s defensive border wall and Israeli maritime waters, both disputed by Beirut as their territory.

By Reuters

 

Lebanon’s three top leaders accused Israel on Tuesday of threatening the stability of the border region between the two countries, where calm has largely prevailed since a 2006 war, amid rising tension over territorial and maritime boundaries.

President Michel Aoun, Prime Minister Saad Hariri, and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri agreed to act to prevent Israel from building a wall on Lebanese land at the frontier, and threatening an offshore energy block in disputed waters. Continue Reading »

On the Palestinians & terror, by Golda Meir, the 4th Prime Minister of Israel

A ‘must read’: This immutable New York Times op-ed, penned by then Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, is still accurate, as it was when published 41 years ago.

By Golda Meir, the 4th Prime Minister of Israel

January 14, 1976

 

To be misquoted is an occupational hazard of political leadership; for this reason I should like to clarify my position in regard to the Palestinian issue. I have been charged with being rigidly insensitive to the question of the Palestinian Arabs. In evidence of this I am supposed to have said, “There are no Palestinians.” My actual words were: “There is no Palestinian people. Continue Reading »

Palestinian Arabs Violently Chase American Diplomats Out of Bethlehem

Palestinian autocrat, Mahmoud Abbas’ abusive language directed at the American administration has manifested in Palestinians shoving American diplomats physically out of a building in Betlehem, and yelling “you are not welcome,” then hurling tomatoes and kicking the diplomat’s cars as they attempted to flee to safety back in Jerusalem.

By Israel Today Staff

 

Palestinian outrage over US President Donald Trump’s support for Israel’s claims to the city of Jerusalem has finally turned to violence against Americans.

Palestinians in the Aida refugee camp near Bethlehem hang effigies of Donald Trump and Mike Pence, January 27, 2018 – Photo: Facebook (Times of Israel)

The US Consulate in Jerusalem last week attempted to host a digital marketing workshop in Bethlehem. Continue Reading »

Argentina teams up with US to cut Hezbollah’s funding networks in Latin America

In 1992, bombers, allegedly linked to Hezbollah, attacked the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires killing 29, and 2 years later, an attack on a Jewish community center in the city left 85 dead. None of the bombers were ever convicted, but now, the US & Argentina are working together against Hezbollah to put an end to their military activities & drug smuggling.

By AFP

 

The United States and Argentina are to work together more closely to cut off Lebanese Hezbollah’s funding networks in Latin America, both nations’ top diplomats said Sunday.

Argentina has a large Lebanese expatriate population and US authorities suspect groups within it of raising funds through organized crime to support the Iranian-backed armed movement. Continue Reading »

Israeli officials discovered medical supplies sent to Gaza are bomb-making materials

Hidden in a shipment of medical supplies sent to the terrorist enclave, materials needed in the making of rockets & explosive devices were intercepted during a routine inspection of goods by the on-site laboratory.

By Nikki Guttman

 

Security forces recently thwarted an attempt to smuggle bomb-making materials into the Gaza Strip, the Crossings Directorate in the Defense Ministry revealed Sunday.

The contraband was hidden in boxes containing medical supplies bound for the coastal enclave.

Some of the contraband materials intercepted at Kerem Shalom crossing. – Photo: Israel’s Defense Ministry

According to available details, suspect materials were discovered during a routine inspection of goods coming through the Kerem Shalom crossing. Continue Reading »

L’espresso publishes 19 volumes of Arafat’s secret journals

Italian magazine publishes PLO leader’s diaries, exposing the arch-terrorist’s methods of maintaining plausible deniability after carrying out global terror attacks, while demonstrating his satisfaction to his underlings after they were carried out.
– Arafat also chronicled his planned perjury at former Italian PM Berlusconi’s corruption trial, for a significant financial payoff.

By Binyamin Tobias and Daniel Bettini

 

Nineteen volumes of journals written by former Palestinian Authority leader Yasser Arafat over the course of nearly 20 years were divulged Sunday in the Italian L’espresso news magazine, shedding light on both the personality and life of the former Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) chief. Continue Reading »

REVEALED: NYT reports Israeli jets hit over 100 ISIS targets in Sinai

Although the Israeli Air Force operations were coordinated with Egyptian authorities, officials from Jerusalem and Cairo refused to confirm the New York Times report.

By DANIEL J. ROTH

 

NEW YORK – Egypt has allowed Israel to conduct more than 100 air strikes in northern Sinai in an effort to root out terrorists affiliated with Islamic State, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

For more than two years, unmarked Israeli drones, helicopters and jets have carried out a covert air campaign in the area with the approval of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who has struggled to contain the deadly threat in the restive peninsula, according to the report. Continue Reading »

IDF jets retaliate attacking Hamas target in Gaza for rocket attack on Israel

Following last night’s rocket fire from Gaza at Israel, IAF jets blast a Hamas outpost located in northern Gaza.
– Gaza rocket caused no damage, or physical injuries to Israeli citizens.

By Yoav Zitun and Matan Tzuri

 

The IDF attacked a Hamas observation post in the northern Gaza early Friday morning in retaliation to last night’s rocket fire from the strip.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit once again reiterated that “the IDF considers the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for what is happening in the Gaza Strip.”

Explosions in Gaza from IDF retaliatory attack after rockets fired at Israel – File Photo from Arab media

No alarm sounded Thursday night as a rocket was launched from the Strip towards Israeli territory. Continue Reading »