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An Israeli-owned vehicle carrier ship, the MV Helios Ray, exploded after sailing out of a Saudi port. The blast has increased the already antagonistic relationship between Israel and Iran. No injuries were reported as the vessel safely sailed to port.
– The area of the blast hosted a series of explosions in 2019 that the U.S. Navy attributed to Iran.
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An explosion struck an Israeli-owned cargo ship sailing through the Gulf of Oman on Friday, an incident renewing concerns about ship security amid escalating tensions between the US and Iran.
“Investigations are ongoing. Continue Reading »
Still depending on unnamed sources, the New York Times blames Israel for planting a powerful explosive device in a warehouse where Iranian state researchers worked on advanced nuclear centrifuges, destroying the facility.
By i24NEWS, Associated Press
Israel was behind Thursday’s bomb attack on the Iranian Natanz uranium enrichment facility, the New York Times reported Sunday.
The newspaper cited a Middle Eastern intelligence official as saying that Israel was able to plant a powerful explosive in a warehouse where researchers worked on advanced centrifuges.
The NYT also cited a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps with knowledge on the matter as confirming that Iranian investigators established that the blast had been caused by a bomb. Continue Reading »
Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett’s warning that the IDF is not lowering its guard in the face of the pandemic and is even “more determined” than Iran, by ‘reminding’ them how bad its been for Iran, Hezbollah and Syria recently.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
It was just a few hours after Israel’s Defense Minister Naftali Bennett warned Iran that it was not in their best interest to remain in war-torn Syria, where a Monday airstrike blamed on the Jewish state targeted infrastructure belonging to the Islamic Republic.
While Iran has been busy contending with the deadly coronavirus which has killed thousands, including senior military officials, Tehran has not forgotten it’s goal of regional hegemony and has therefore continued with it’s malign activities. Continue Reading »
Iranian Judoka Saeid Mollaei, who was ranked #1 in the world, has remained in Europe, afraid to return home after he admitted Teheran ordered his deliberate loss to keep him from being matched with the Israeli Judoka at the 2019 World Judo Championships in Tokyo.
By i24NEWS – AFP
The International Judo Federation (IJF) said Tuesday it had banned Iran from competition over the country’s refusal to face Israeli competitors.
The federation issued a provisional ban last month while investigating a report that Iran had ordered a judoka to lose deliberately at the world championships to avoid facing an Israeli competitor in the subsequent round. Continue Reading »
Despite videos made at the crash scenes in Beirut revealing the drones were Iranian made, ostensibly, Lebanese PM Saad Hariri still goes on the offensive, accusing Israel of ‘posing a serious threat to regional stability.’
By Ron Ben-Yishai
Images from the scene of the two drones that crashed in Beirut on Sunday reveal the unmanned aerial devices were manufactured in Iran and not in Israel, as was reported in Arab media earlier.
Lebanese terror group Hezbollah claimed earlier on Sunday that two Israeli drones came down over Beirut, with one of the pair being rigged with explosives and causing serious damage to a building housing Hezbollah’s media office. Continue Reading »
Responding to threats from an Iranian parliamentarian, PM Benjamin Netanyahu warns Tehran from Israel’s Nevatim Air Force base that Israel’s battled-tested F-35i “Adir” jets can strike anywhere in the Middle East, including Iran.
By HERB KEINON, ANNA AHRONHEIM
Tehran should remember that Israel’s air force can strike anywhere in the Middle East, including Iran and Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday after visiting a F-35 squadron at the Nevatim Air Force base.
“Iran has threatened recently to destroy Israel,” Netanyahu said in a video clip he posted, standing in front of an F-35 “Adir” plane. “It is worthwhile for them to remember that these plans can reach everywhere in the Middle East, including Iran and Syria. Continue Reading »
Israel’s new Foreign Minister Yisarel Katz, told an international security conference this week, “We must be prepared for this, and thus the State of Israel continues to devote itself to building up its military might for the event that it will have to respond to escalation scenarios.”
Israel is preparing for its role in a potential military escalation between the U.S. and Iran, Foreign Minister Yisarel Katz told an international security conference this week, suggesting the Islamic Republic may take a decisive step into the “red zone.”
“It should be taken into account that mistaken calculations by the [Iranian] regime…are liable to bring about a shift from the ‘gray zone’ to the ‘red zone’ – that is, a military conflagration,” he said in a speech on Tuesday at the 19th annual Herzliya Conference. Continue Reading »
A London-based paper reported that the National Liberation Front, a group of dissident Syrian officers documented Iranian missiles being stored in the strategic T-4 airport in Syria’s Homs province, rocket caches in Jubb el-Jarah east of Homs, in Aleppo’s al-Safira, and more south of Damascus.
– Israel has warned repeatedly that it would not allow an Iranian presence in Syria.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Syrian opposition officers have documented the site of several Iranian missile caches in the country, including in areas Israel has demanded that Iran vacate.
According to a report in the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat, the National Liberation Front, which is made up of 150 dissident officers, documented the presence of Iranian Fateh-110 and Zulfiqar short-range ballistic missiles and Russian-made Scud missiles. Continue Reading »
The IDF’s commencement of Operation Northern Shield is the third tier in its psychological war against Iran:
- Iranians left dumbstruck by Israel’s cutting-edge technology that is currently destroying tunnel after tunnel exiting Lebanon,
- Generals distressed after Israel’s Air Force successfully destroyed advanced weaponry in Syria while Russia’s S-300 stood idly ‘watching’ and,
- Reading in the press how Hamas begged Egypt to facilitate a ceasefire the day after the IAF successfully hit 150 strategic targets in Gaza in under 48 hours.
By Yochanan Visser
With “Operation Northern Shield” entering its second week and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) working to destroy a third Hezbollah attack tunnel underneath the border with Lebanon it has become increasingly clear Israel is waging a psychological war against Iran and its proxies. Continue Reading »
The top German newspaper on Tuesday called for Berlin to end being oil importer, trade partner and ally with the Islamic republic, arguing, Germany can not be a partner when “Iran’s leaders, again and again, call for the ‘extermination’ of Israel.”
By Israel Hayom Staff
A top German newspaper on Tuesday called on the government in Berlin to suspend all trade ties with Iran over its terrorism and its repeated called for Israel’s annihilation.
In an article in Germany’s most widely read daily newspaper Bild, Julian Roepcke, the paper’s foreign news editor, argued that Iran’s missile strikes in Syria this weekend “under the auspices of the ‘war on terror’ might sound good, but the opposite is true. Continue Reading »
Israel’s DM Liberman warns Iran of repercussions if it blockades Bab al-Mandab Strait: ‘I want to emphasize, in such a case we will be less selective, and the damage to our enemies will be far more acute.’
By Gary Willig
Prime Minister Binyaamin Netanyahu warned Iran not to attempt to block a key naval passage connecting Israel to the Red Sea.
PM Netanyahu addresses 2018 Naval Officers’ Graduation ceremony. – Photo: Haim Zach/Israel’s GPO
“The sea provides us with many opportunities. Above all it increases the small size of the State of Israel and allows us to deploy our vessels above and below the waves across a vast area. Continue Reading »
Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Acre prison break, Netanyahu hinted to Israel playing part in foiling attack on exiled Iranians in France, then said, “I call on the leaders of Europe: Stop financing the terrorist regime that is financing terrorism against you on your soil. Enough with the policy of appeasement and weakness regarding Iran.”
By Moran Azulay
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Tehran of hypocrisy on Wednesday evening, adding that it was “no coincidence” that a recently planned Iranian-led attack on an Iranian group in France was foiled.
Iranian group of exiles targeted for bombing by Iran. – Photo: AFP
Attending a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the Acre prison break, it was unclear whether the prime minister was hinting that Israel was responsible for frustrating Iranian designs. Continue Reading »
Hamas pitifully inflames mourning Israeli mom after Israeli Prime Minister’s offer directly to the Iranians yields calls of “Death to Palestine” during protests.
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By Yochanan Visser
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has launched a public relations offensive exclusively aimed at the Iranian people, and his new strategy has already been copied by one of Israel’s foes.
About two weeks ago, the Israeli leader posted a video in which he offered to help solve a serious water crisis in Iran. As he filled a glass with water, Netanyahu said Israel wanted to make an unprecedented offer to the people of Iran in the field of water management, because the lives of more than 50 million Iranians are threatened by mismanagement that the prime minister blamed on the “cruel “Iranian regime. Continue Reading »
Since last month’s strike on the Syrian T4 air base holding Iranian weapons planned to be used by Hezbollah against Israel, hostilities continue to escalate with Iranian threats being taken seriously.
Israel’s defense is reportedly bracing itself for a possible imminent missile attack from its northern border in retaliation for the Israel strike last month on the Syrian T4 air base, which hit Iranian facilities and killed seven Revolutionary Guards personnel.
Preparations have been identified recently for a launch of Iranian missiles on Israel’s northern border, organized by the Revolutionary Guards, local media reported Sunday evening.
Archive IDF footage from T4 Airbase
However, the Israeli assessment is that Iran is looking to carry out a directed attack in order to ‘settle the score’, rather than plunge the region into full-blown war. Continue Reading »
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 »