When Head of UN Interim Force in Lebanon explained to Amb. Nikki Haley how southern Lebanon was relatively calm, IDF chief pointed out UN’s restrictions & ‘blinders’ lead them into false security about Lebanon and Hezbollah, exposing shortcomings and disagreements about UNIFIL’s role & responsibilities.
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley was exposed to an unusual dispute between the IDF and the UN regarding the security state at Israel’s northern border while she visited the area during her stay in the Jewish state last week, Channel 2 reported on Sunday evening.
While the US envoy received an official briefing at Israel’s border with Hezbollah, Maj-Gen. Continue Reading »
PM Hariri, “I urge the UN secretary general to support efforts to secure, as soon as possible, a state of permanent ceasefire. This is long overdue and my government is committed to move this agenda forward.”
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri asked the United Nations on Friday to help Lebanon and Israel move towards a permanent ceasefire and end what he called Israel’s “continuous violations” of Lebanese territory.
Israel and Lebanon’s Shi’ite Hezbollah group fought a month-long war in 2006 that concluded with a cessation of hostilities but without a formal peace deal.
From top to bottom: Snow capped Mt Herman, the Golan Heights, with Har Dov (center) and Shabba farms on its left (Underneath the snow capped mountain tops) with Kfar Ghjar village below.
As tensions rise along the Lebanese border with Israel, the Shiite terrorist group claims the IDF is fortifying its border for the next conflict.
Lebanon’s Hezbollah sought Thursday to show that Israel is building up defences in anticipation of another conflict, after a string of statements from Israeli officials warning of a potential confrontation.
The powerful Shiite group, which fought a devastating war with the Jewish state in 2006, brought dozens of journalists on a rare and highly-choreographed trip to the demarcation line between Lebanon and Israel.
“This tour is to show the defensive measures that the enemy is taking,” said Hezbollah spokesman Mohamed Afif, on a hilltop along the so-called Blue Line. Continue Reading »
An IDF tank retaliates and fires at a Hamas position in Gaza; no IDF forces injured after reporting shots fired at them along the border with Gaza. – Gun fire was also reported on Tuesday by IDF forces along the Lebanese border near Metula in the Upper Galilee; no injuries or damage were reported.
By Ynet reporters
An IDF tank shelled a Hamas outpost in the center of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in retaliation for two incidents of shooting at IDF forces earlier in the day.
No soldiers were injured and no damage was reported in the shooting, which took place towards soldiers along the border of the strip with Re’im, a nearby kibbutz. Continue Reading »
The IDF has begun fortifying its northern border defense by installing new fences/walls, adding more obstacles and reinforcing existing infrastructure in preparation for a possible ‘Third Lebanon War’, in which Hezbollah fighters may attempt to infiltrate into Israel.
By Yoav Zitun
Wednesday’s cross-border shooting incident, which is still being investigated by the Northern Command as an attack by another terrorist group, has exposed one of Israel’s weak points in a sensitive sector, the border line separating roads, orchards and Israeli settlements, mainly in the Galilee panhandle.
IDF patrols Israel’s border with Lebanon – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
The IDF believes that Hezbollah will seek to exploit this weak point and attempt to infiltrate its Radwan special forces troops into Israeli territory in the next Lebanon war.
The International Olympic Committee warned the head of the Lebanese delegation, that they would not accept any further instances like this.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The head of the Lebanese Olympic delegation was reprimanded by the International Olympic Committee on Sunday after refusing to let the Israeli delegation board a bus the two teams were supposed to share.
Israeli delegation at Rio olympics. – Photo: REUTERS
As a result, according to the original Facebook post by Israeli sailing coach Udi Gal, event organizers tried to scatter the Israeli athletes on several different buses. He called this “unacceptable for security and representative reasons.”
Finger-pointing, condemnations, and embarrassments follows an unforgivable gaffe when a social media post inadvertently uses photo of I.D.F. soldier in a celebration of Lebanese Army Day.
By Israel Hayom Staff
In an embarrassing gaffe, a Lebanese advertising company featured an image of an Israeli solider in a post commemorating Lebanon’s Army Day.
The original post commemorating Lebanon’s Army Day with an image of an IDF soldier – Photo: Screenshot from Facebook
According to a report on the Walla news site, Virgin Ticketing Box-Office sparked a social media firestorm Monday, after an ad posted on its official Facebook page featured the image of an Israeli soldier, with the following caption: “Always keep your eyes on us, hero.” Continue Reading »
Maj.-Gen. Herzi Halevi, speaking at the annual security conference noted that, “In the next wars, the majority of weapons that will attack Israel will be Iranian products,” suggesting Israel will need to escalate in its defense.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Lebanon will become a “state of refugees” from which it will be difficult to recover if there is another war between Israel and Hezbollah, a senior IDF intelligence general said Wednesday.
Military Intelligence, Maj.-Gen. Herzi Halevi speaking at 16th annual Herzliya Conference. – Photo: ADI COHEN ZEDEK
“The situation in the next conflict will be completely different. We are stronger than we have ever been and are able to deal with any threat,” said the head of IDF Military Intelligence, Maj.-Gen. Continue Reading »
Al-Manar, the militant Islamic organization’s news station, claims that 2 large explosives were remotely detonated in order to destroy an Israeli electronic monitoring device in the Marge Ayoun region of southern Lebanon.
By Roi Kais
Hezbollah’s Al-Manar news station claimed on Tuesday that Israel exploded a surveillance device in southern Lebanon’s Marge Ayoun region recently, using two different demolition charges while work was being done on a nearby road.
The alleged listening device.
According to the Lebanese TV channel Al Mayadeen, the device exploded and wounded two people. Lebanon’s official news agency also reported that the device’s explosion lightly wounded two civilians. Continue Reading »
Israel defense chiefs understand that the next military conflict in the North will be the most onerous Israel has ever known.
By NOAM AMIR & MAARIV HASHAVUA
The State of Israel has already seen quite a number of wars on each of its fronts, yet after years in which its wars were against states across defined frontiers, today it is dealing with circumstances that are as complex as they have ever been.
Lebanon’s Hezbollah members carry Hezbollah flags during the funeral of Adnan Siblini, who was killed while fighting in Syria. – Photo: REUTERS
The State of Israel has already seen quite a number of wars on each of its fronts, yet after years in which its wars were against states across defined frontiers, today it is dealing with circumstances that are as complex as they have ever been. Continue Reading »
In the ongoing Hummus saga between Israel & Lebanon, an Israeli filmmaker who planned to prepare the world’s biggest bowl of hummus received a letter from UK Guinness saying it would be ‘too dangerous’ to send over a representative.
By Israel News
“It was the last thing I expected,” Israeli filmmaker Oren Rosenfeld said Sunday in response to the Guinness World Records’ decision not to send a judge to Israel to examine a record he wanted to break.
Lebanese chefs celebrate around the Largest hummus plate – Photo: AFP
Rosenfeld, who is in the final stages of editing his film “Hummus,” had planned to prepare the biggest bowl of hummus in history. Continue Reading »
IDF source says new strategy made to undermine Shiite terror group’s ability to exploit Lebanese civilians as human shields.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) would evacuate over a million civilians from southern Lebanon should a new war with Hezbollah erupt, the Jerusalem Post reported Thursday, citing a senior military source.
Israeli troops on Golan Heights (i24news )
In the event of large-scale Hezbollah rocket and missile attacks on Israeli, the IDF would proceed with mass evacuations within 24 hours before conducting aerial strikes and a ground offensive, the source said.
According to the Jerusalem Post, Israel would use this new strategy to counter the Shiite Islamist group’s battle doctrine of using civilian areas as military bases. Continue Reading »
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