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Syrian airstrike by IDF was direct reprisal for Iran’s launching drone on Israel

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 »

Report: Israeli jets fly over Iran, photograph, collect intel undetected

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 »

Iranian General Boasts of Tripling Missile Production, Credits Obama for Ability

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 »

Unofficial Al-Jazeera/Twitter query reflects Arabs support Israel over Iran in war

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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Iran’s Olympic wrestling coach resigns over country’s anti-Israel policy

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 »

WATCH Iranian wrestler told to throw match in order to avoid facing Israeli opponent

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 »

Iran mocks Israeli reports their Syria missiles fell short

 

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.

Associated Press

 

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 »

15K IDF Purim/Halloween costumes for kids almost sent to Iran

 

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 »

PM Netanyahu reaches out to Iranian public: ‘You’re shackled by theocratic tyranny’

 

WATCH: The Israeli Prime Minister reached out in a video with Persian subtitles to the Iran’s civilian population the day after US President Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington, saying we know you “want to be able to speak freely, to love who you want without the fear of being tortured or hung from a crane.”

By i24news

 

Acknowledging he has addressed the Iranian leadership countless times, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday reached out to ordinary Iranians, calling them to break away from the shackles of Islamic authoritarianism via a video message posted to social media.

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WATCH: Daughter of Iranian ayatollah brings message of peace to Israel

 

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

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 Iranian Ayatollah to Meet Shimon Peres in Israel

 

Daughter of prominent Iranian Ayatollah to meet with former Israeli president Peres with message of peace & economic cooperation for Israel.

By i24news

 

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.

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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 »

Swiss Judge Orders Israeli Firm to Pay Iran $1.1 Billion Over 1989 Legal Battle

Although Swiss court ordered oil firm to pay, a Finance Ministry official said Israel’s not paying anything.

By Tova Dvorin

 

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

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.

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Ayatollah Khamenei proposes on Twitter 9-point plan for Israel’s termination

The plan, according to Iran’s leader, does not condone ‘pushing the Jews into the sea’, but does call for arming Muslims in the West Bank.

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has put forth a plan to eliminate Israel, which he believes will be accepted by the international arena.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

In this photo released by the official website of the Iranian supreme leader’s office, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, waves during a meeting in Tehran, Iran, Sept. 7, 2014. – Photo: AP

In a neat table posted on Khamenei’s official Twitter account on Sunday, the ayatollah answers nine key questions on why – and how – this plan is to be implemented.

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Report: Israel loses 2nd drone, now in Iraq

 

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.

Drone to be deployed at 2014 World Cup

Elbit’s Hermes 900 unmanned aircraft, deployed at 2014 World Cup

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 »

Iranians at World Cup Love Israel

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 »