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Outgoing Israeli Ambassador Spotlights Obama’s Egregious Betrayal

“It was a moment I will never forget…I think the [UNSC] resolution was the lowest place in decades regarding Israel and the US.” says Israeli ambassador of Obama’s choreographed betrayal of the Jewish State at the United Nations.

By Ryan Jones

 

Danny Danon last week conducted his final press conference as Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations.

His tenure in that position was punctuated by passionate Scripture-based lectures defending Israel’s divine claim to the Holy Land. More than once he opened the Bible before his mostly secular colleagues and read to them form the Word of God.

Ambassador Danny Danon addresses UNSC – YouTube Screenshot

Now that he’s a private citizen, Danon said we can expect to hear even more from him. Continue Reading »

JUNIPER COBRA 2020 Military Exercise Cancelled Over Coronavirus

Following Israel’s new Health Ministry guidelines on the Coronavirus threat, the JUNIPER COBRA Exercise scheduled for the American and Israeli militaries has been cancelled.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

A joint exercise between the American and Israeli militaries has been cancelled due to concern over the novel Coronavirus.

The JUNIPER COBRA Exercise was scheduled to begin this week and last through March 13. Over 600 troops from the US European Command were scheduled to arrive from Germany and the United States.

Israel-US-IAF flags displayed on a base for JUNIPER COBRA Exercise – IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

In light of the publication of new guidelines by the Health Ministry and the assessment of the spread of the Coronavirus, and in close coordination with EUCOM, a joint conversation with the Chief of Staff and the EUCOM commander about the cessation of the exercise. Continue Reading »

US & Israel begins 10th joint ‘Juniper Cobra’ military exercise

Juniper Cobra is a 5-day joint military exercise conducted every other year between Israel and the United States to strengthen US Armed  Forces-IDF military cooperation against regional threats, promoting long-term security.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

The 10th annual Juniper Cobra exercise between the IDF and the United States Europe Command (EUCOM) began on Tuesday, with hundreds of US troops landing in Israel to take part.

The drill will take place between March 3rd and March 13th, will be the largest IDF and USEUCOM joint exercise taking place this year with over 2,500 US troops participating in several different locations- in Israel, Europe and the United States. Continue Reading »

US Army to buy Israeli-made Spike missiles over USA made Hellfire

Forced to develop locally made missiles fired from Apache helicopters after Obama halted sales to Israel in 2014, Israel’s ‘Spike’ has over double the distance of American made ‘Hellfire’ and incorporates advanced technologies with smart target tracking designed with artificial intelligence features.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

The US Army has chosen the Israeli-made long-range Spike precision missile to use on attack helicopters as an interim solution for greater standoff capabilities.

According to Defense News, an Army Requirements Oversight Council authorized the decision “ahead of a bigger decision” regarding acquiring long-range precision munitions for its air fleets.

While Apache helicopters can currently take out targets like enemy tanks, light bunkers and personnel from 12 km. Continue Reading »

Report: Israeli intel pinpointed Soleimani location to U.S.

NBC News reported Sunday that Jerusalem “helped confirm the details” of Iran’s Gen. Qassem Soleimani’s flight from Damascus to Baghdad, where his vehicle was ultimately destroyed by US drone-strike upon arrival.
– Earlier, a top IDF official claimed Israel was ‘not the story’ of the operation.

By i24NEWS, Ynet, News agencies

 

Israeli intelligence was used by the United States in a mission to assassinate a top Iranian general, NBC News reported Sunday.

Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds force and mastermind of its regional security strategy, was killed in an airstrike a week ago near the Iraqi capital’s international airport. Continue Reading »

John Bolton’s departure won’t disturb the Trump-Netanyahu connection

Analysis: John Bolton’s sudden departure is a loss for Israel because he truly is a great friend of the Jewish State, but Trump’s administration was pro-Israel when the Ambassador arrived and PM Netanyahu’s timely annexation announcement signaled the pro-Israel posture of this President will remain intact even with Bolton’s absence.

By Caroline B. Glick

 

John Bolton’s departure from the White House has been the source of considerable concern in Israel. For decades, the veteran diplomat and former UN ambassador has been among the most powerful supporters of a strong US-Israel alliance in Washington.

During his tenure as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Bolton worked steadily on expanding US-Israel strategic ties across a wide spectrum of critical issues from Iran, to the Palestinians and beyond. Continue Reading »

Israeli waste-to-plastics startup may end garbage dumps/landfills

UBQ, the Israeli waste-to-plastics greentech startup, begins a pilot program in the United States with the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority turning 80% of uncycled household garbage into plastic recycling bins.

By Brian Blum

 

An Israeli greentech startup, founded by a fabled hummus maker, has signed a deal with a Virginia-based recycling authority.

The startup, UBQ, backed by Yehuda Pearl, the founder of popular hummus brand Sabra, has developed a technology that takes the 80 percent of the household garbage that is typically not recycled and turns it into a plastic substitute that can be made into everyday goods.

UBQ thermoplastic material made from household garbage.

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Bibi- Condemned for bad ties with Obama, for great ties with Trump

ANALYSIS: A good, healthy, professional relationship with the President of the United States was deemed imperative for a good, strong Israel-US partnership… but that’s not true.

BY HERB KEINON

 

Putting it mildly, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and then US president Barack Obama had a difficult relationship.

Obama was on the Left, Netanyahu on the Right. They saw the world through very different lenses and disagreed fundamentally both about Iran and the Palestinians. As a result, there were constant fights, name-calling, leaks, and an altogether dysfunctional relationship, as one pundit after the next explained it.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint meeting of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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Iran warns of “disastrous consequences” should Israel be in the Strait of Hormuz

Following a report on Tuesday by Israel’s Foreign Minister announcing IDFs involvement in the US-led naval operation to neutralize the “Iranian threat” in the Strait of Hormuz, Iran’s Defense Ministry warned of “disastrous consequences” should it be true.

By i24NEWS

 

Iran’s Defense Ministry warned on Thursday that any Israeli involvement in a US-led naval operation into the Strait of Hormuz would have “disastrous consequences” for the region.

The warning comes as Washington ramps up pressure on the Islamic Republic following a string of incidents that have stirred tensions in the Gulf, including Tehran’s capture of a UK oil tanker last month and the downing of US drone over the Strait of Hormuz earlier in the summer. Continue Reading »

The perfect itinerary for US Reps. Tlaib and Omar while in Israel

The upcoming visit by the two leading anti-Israel members of Congress is the perfect opportunity to document them seeing the real Israel, and introduce them to an avalanche of inconvenient truths.

By Lori Lowenthal Marcus, Jerome M. Marcus, JNS.org

 

US Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) say they are going to Israel and “Palestine” in order “to learn” about the region. Israel has granted the women permission to enter the country, notwithstanding the overwhelming evidence that their trip has only one purpose: to strengthen the hand of people and organizations that share these women’s desire to destroy Israel, the nation-state of the Jewish people. Continue Reading »

Israel & US: 3 successful Israeli missile intercepter tests above Alaska skies

WATCH: Israel’s Prime Minister calls jointly manufactured Arrow 3 ballistic interceptor system an unprecedented success, “beyond any imagination,” and issues a thinly-veiled warning to Iran, saying ‘Our enemies should know that we will overcome them.’

By News Agencies

 

Israel and the United States say they have successfully tested a jointly developed missile defense system in Alaska.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a weekly cabinet meeting Sunday that the Arrow 3 test was a success “beyond any imagination,” and warned the country’s enemies from the testing Israel’s military capabilities.

Arrow 3 test in Alaska – Photo: The Defense Ministry

Israel’s Arrow 3 – Photo: The Defense Ministry

Washington said last week that Iran appeared to have tested a medium-range ballistic missile that flew about 1,000 km (620 miles). Continue Reading »

US Envoy: Netanyahu will allow Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib enter Israel

“Out of respect for the U.S. Congress and the great alliance between Israel and America, we would not deny entry to any member of Congress into Israel,” declared Ron Dermer, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States.

By i24NEWS

 

This is a developing story.

US Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) will not be denied entry into Israel “out of respect for congress,” Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer told Haaretz on Friday.

“[Out] of respect for the U.S. Congress and the great alliance between Israel and America, we would not deny entry to any member of Congress into Israel,” Dermer told the Israeli daily. Continue Reading »

Israeli Startups Added $33.8 Billion to New York’s 2018 Economy

The skills Israelis have learned in the IDF have contributed to creating young risk-taking entrepreneurs, leading some of the world’s largest companies, developing many of the technological advances that improve the lives of people around the world.

By David Lazarus

 

Israeli chutzpah (audacity or sassiness) is leaving its mark on the Big Apple. That is the conclusion of a new report published by the New York – Israel Business Alliance.

According to the report, Israeli-founded companies generated more than $18.6 billion in direct revenue in 2018 alone, and $33.8 billion in benefits to the New York economy. These remarkable numbers are due in most part to the 5 Israeli-founded “unicorns,” or startups valued at over $1 billion. Continue Reading »

Arizona opens trade office in Israel after doubling trade since 2010

Arizona, the ‘Startup State’ signed a memorandum of understanding in 2018 to work closer with the Jewish ‘Startup Nation,’ planning to focus on startups, water-technologies, fintech, hi-tech and the defense & aerospace industries.

By i24NEWS

 

Arizona has approved the establishment of a new trade office in Israel, which is currently listed as the state’s ninth largest trading partner, totaling some $400 million in 2017.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey approved a $275,000 budget for the new office, with $100,000 of it for initial setup funding, to be allocated in the fiscal year of 2019-2020, which begins in July 1, according to the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry said in a statement. Continue Reading »

Mossad intel on Iran attack supported US deployment of carrier strike group

A senior Israeli official noted on Israel’s TV13 News that the info obtained by the Mossad was transferred to the Trump administration, and may have formed basis for the decision to bolster US forces, including the deployment of a carrier strike force.

By Elad Benari, Mordechai Sones

 

The United States is deploying a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East to send a clear message to Iran that any attack on US interests or its allies will be met with “unrelenting force,” US national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday, according to Reuters. Continue Reading »