Israel’s bombing of the T-4 airbase in Syria last week, that also killed Iranian officers, was Israel’s first direct engagement after Iran ‘changed the rules’ when Iranian soldiers launched an armed drone to Israel from Syria’s T-4 airbase
– IDF official: Israel is now in direct conflict with Iran, no longer fighting through proxies.
By David Rosenberg
A senior Israeli military official confirmed that Israel’s air force was responsible for last week’s bombing of the T-4 airbase in Syria last Monday, adding that the conflict between Israel and Iran had entered a new phase of direct confrontation.
Last Monday, combat aircraft bombed Syria’s T-4 airbase, killing 14 people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed. Continue Reading »
According to a Kuwaiti report, two Israel Air Force Adir stealth fighter jets entered Iranian airspace, via Syria & Iraq unnoticed, including undetected by the Russian radar systems located in Syria.
BY YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA, JPOST.COM STAFF
Two Israeli F-35 fighter jets entered Iranian airspace over the past month, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported on Thursday. The act is a signal of heightened regional tensions, especially in light of recent Israeli military attacks in Syria, including against Iranian bases in the country.
Sources quoted in Al-Jarida stated that two stealth fighters flew over Syrian and Iraqi airspace to reach Iran, and even targeted locations in the Iranian cities Bandar Abbas, Esfahan and Shiraz. Continue Reading »
Since there’s only one real military power opposing Iran’s dreams of hegemony in the region, so understandably, there’s one reason for Iran to produce so many ground-to-ground missiles, and that was only made possible by Obama’s removal of international oversight, according to Iran’s Brigadier General, Amir Ali Hajizadeh.
By Israel Today Staff
There can be only one real target.
While Iran has many enemies in the Middle East, none but Israel poses any real military obstacle to Tehran’s dreams of hegemony.
With that in mind, Iran’s government-controlled Fars news agency reported on Wednesday that the Islamic Republic has tripled its production of missiles. Continue Reading »
In an unofficial poll on Twitter, an Al-Jazeera media personality asked his 5 million followers in Arabic, who they’d support if war broke out between Israel and Iran. Surprisingly, it showed most Arabs supporting Israel.
By Israel Today Staff
In an unofficial, unscientific survey, a firm majority of respondents from across the Arab Middle East said they would back Israel in a war against Iran and its proxies in Syria.
The poll was conducted on Twitter by Faisal al-Kasim, an Al-Jazeera host who is one of the most influential TV media personalities in the Arab world.
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Head coach of Iran’s Wrestling Federation, Rasoul Khadem [pictured above], resigns over Tehran’s policy of forcing his athletes to forfeit matches in order to avoid contact with Israeli opponents, saying how wrestler Alireza Karimi, who was banned for half year, and previous coach banned for two years was, “not right.”
By Oren Aharoni
The head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Wrestling Federation, Rasoul Khadem, announced his resignation Wednesday, only two months after being approved for the position, in protest of Iran’s rigid stance on competing against Israeli athletes.
Just recently, Iranian wrestler Alireza Karimi received a six month suspension for losing on purpose to a Russian opponent during the U-23 World Championship held in Poland in November, so that he would not advance to the next round and face Israeli wrestler Yuri Kalashnikov, who won a bronze medal. Continue Reading »
To avoid refusing to face Israeli opponent by withdrawing, a political action condemned by the United World Wrestling Committee that would lead to a fine of thousands of dollars, watch Iranian wrestler told to intentionally loses match with Russian, in order to avoid advancing to face Israeli opponent.
By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
Israel’s Uri Kalashnikov won the bronze medal at the 86-kilo category of the under-23 wrestling world championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland on Saturday, but it is the bout he never got to fight that is making all the headlines.
Iran’s government hailed wrestler Alireza Karimi-Mashiani for his “noble and heroic action”, saying he is “a source of pride and praise,” after he threw a bout against a Russian opponent in order to avoid facing Kalashnikov. Continue Reading »
Tehran responds to Israeli reports that most of their missiles fired at ISIS fell in Iraq, never hitting their Syrian targets, by ridiculing professionalism of Israeli assessment.
TEHRAN, Iran—Iran said Sunday the two-stage missiles it fired at ISIS targets in Syria broke apart over the Iraqi desert as planned, mocking reports that some of the projectiles fell short.
State TV’s website quoted the airspace division chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh as saying “we had coordinated the fall of the engines in the desert in Iraq” in advance.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards launching a missile – File photo
“The missiles we used were two-stage, it means that the engine separates from the warhead,” said Hajizadeh. Continue Reading »
A ‘human-error’ mixup at a company in China between countries with similar codes, ‘IRN’ for the Islamic Republic and ‘IRS’ for the Jewish state, nearly resulted in an uncomfortable situation in Iran with Purim costumes ordered for Israel.
By Ofer Petersburg
15,000 police, soldier and pilot costumes all bearing the Israeli flag and an “IDF” patch were nearly sent to Tehran by mistake instead of Israel.
The bizarre mistake begins with an Iranian businessman who ordered thousands of costumes to sell at stores he owns throughout Iran for the Iranian holiday of Nowruz. The company’s country code designation for shipping to Iran is listed as IRN. Continue Reading »
Israel’s former president Shimon Peres reminds Maryam Faghih Imani that the Persian king Cyrus the Great had been the 1st Zionist, telling the Jewish leaders to “take your people and go to your land.”
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Former president Shimon Peres held a rare meeting Monday morning with a peace activist who is the daughter of an Iranian ayatollah.
Peres told Maryam Faghih Imani, the founder and president of the Centre for Cultural Diplomacy & Development (CCDD), that “when it comes to Iran, we really don’t know why Iran is against us. We are not against Iran.”
Maryam Faghih visits Shimon Peres in Israel bringing message of peace – Photo: The Peres Center For Peace
The former president said that Persian king Cyrus the Great had actually been the first Zionist, telling Jewish leaders to “take your people and go to your land.”
Faghih Imani, who lives in Norway and is currently on a visit to Israel, said that she believes “peace will come to the Middle East when we engage people of different sides.”
She said that the young generation of Iran, particularly women, can help bring peace into the region. Continue Reading »
Daughter of prominent Iranian Ayatollah to meet with former Israeli president Peres with message of peace & economic cooperation for Israel.
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres will meet an Iranian peace activist who arrived in Israel on a special visit to promote peace in the Middle East on Monday, a statement from Peres’ office said.
Maryam Faghih Imani, the daughter of Sayed Kamal Faghih Imani, a senior Iranian Ayatollah, “came to Israel to convey a message of reconciliation and dialogue among peoples,” the statement reads.
Imani and Peres will meet at the Peres Center for Peace to discuss projects to promote peace between nations in the Middle East, and the development of cross-border initiatives. Continue Reading »
A Swiss court has ordered an Israeli oil firm to pay Iran $1.1 billion in compensation over a joint venture from before the 1979 Islamic revolution, state news agency IRNA said Wednesday.
Oil rig (illustration) – Thinkstock
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A judicial official quoted by IRNA said Tao, an Israeli firm registered in Panama, was ordered this month to pay the compensation to the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), in a legal tussle dating back to 1989.
NIOC and an Israeli company had signed an agreement in 1968 to transport Iranian oil to the Jewish state across the Red Sea, AFP notes.
Just days after Iran reportedly shot down an Israeli spy-drone, a Lebanese news channel reports that the Israeli UAV crash-landed near the Baghdad airport.
An Iranian general says the drone they shot down earlier in the week came from north.
By The Associated Press
The Hezbollah-affiliated “Al Miadin” news channel reported Thursday that an Israeli-made Hermes drone crashed near the Baghdad airport area. Representatives of the US embassy in Iraq arrived on the scene and collected the pieces of the broken aircraft, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.
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The Thursday morning incident was preceded by another incident on Sunday, in which Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said it shot down a purported Israeli drone near the country’s uranium enrichment facility in Natanz, some 240 kilometers (150 miles) south of the capital, Tehran. Continue Reading »
Watch video: Iranians interviewed at World Cup by Israel’s Channel 2 expressed affection and opinions contrary of their leadership’s.
By Arutz Sheva
Iranians interviewed by Israel’s Channel 2 at the soccer World Cup expressed opinions very different from their leadership regarding the Jewish state. Clearly intoxicated by the World Cup spirit, the reveling fans said “Israel is good,” and “we love Israel.”
“Israel is good,” and “we love Israel.” – Israel Channel 2 screenshot
Iran was defeated 1:0 by Argentina on Saturday.
The Iranians may face trouble at home, as Iranian authorities do not like it when citizens stray from the government’s official policies in public. Continue Reading »