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Did Israel use the supersonic Rampage to strike Iranian targets in Syria?

Thursday, April 18, 2019

  Israel’s Air Force reportedly used the supersonic Rampage stand-off air-to-surface missiles for the first time during a strike on Iranian positions in Syria last week, foreign media has reported. Israel allegedly struck a possible Iranian surface-to-surface missile factory in a Syrian base in Masyaf on Saturday. Satellite images released by Israeli intelligence firm ImageSat … Read More

IDF general: Hezbollah still planning Galilee invasion, despite anti-tunnel op

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The new commander of the IDF’s Ground Forces said Thursday the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah was still planning to carry out a surprise invasion of northern Israel, despite the recent Israeli operation to uncover and destroy an extensive network of cross-border attack tunnels dug by the Iran-backed militia. Maj. Gen. Yoel Strick was tapped to … Read More

Iran president urges Mideast states to ‘drive back Zionism’

Thursday, April 18, 2019

TEHRAN, Iran (AFP) — Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called on Middle East states on Thursday to “drive back Zionism,” in an Army Day tirade against the Islamic republic’s arch-foe Israel. Speaking flanked by top general as troops paraded in a show of might, Rouhani also sought to reassure the region that the weaponry on display was … Read More

IDF colonel critically injured in Gaza War to light Independence Day torch

Thursday, April 18, 2019

An IDF colonel critically wounded during Operation Protective Edge in 2014 will light the IDF’s torch at the 71st Independence Day celebrations. Col. Shai Siman-Tov was the deputy commander of the Golani’s 12th battalion during the IDF’s last war in the Gaza Strip and was critically injured during an infamous battle in Shejaia with Hamas, … Read More

Israeli President Tasks Netanyahu With Forming New Government

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Israel‘s president on Wednesday nominated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to head the next government, after he won the backing of a majority of members of parliament following an April 9 election. In office for the past decade, Netanyahu won a fifth term despite an announcement by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit in February that he intends … Read More

US publishes first map showing Golan as Israeli territory

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The US has for the first time published a map showing the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, three weeks after President Donald Trump recognized Israeli sovereignty over the strategic plateau. US Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt tweeted a picture of the map on Tuesday, saying: “Welcome to the newest addition of our international maps system. The … Read More

IDF shoots down targets in test of Patriot, Iron Dome air defense systems

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Israeli Air Force conducted successful live-fire tests of its Patriot and Iron Dome missile defense systems on Tuesday, the military said. The exercise had been subjected to the military censor until Wednesday evening. “Air defense soldiers from the Israeli Air Force conducted successful interceptions of targets at various heights and ranges,” the Israel Defense … Read More

Did a campus conference on Gaza feature anti-Semitism?

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

JTA — “This is my anti-Semitic song,” Tamer Nafar, a Palestinian-Israeli rapper, said at the opening of a conference on Gaza last month at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “I know it might sound [like] R&B stuff, but don’t think of Rihanna when you sing it, don’t think of Beyonce,” he continued. … Read More

Turkey criticizes US for designating Iran’s Revolution Guard a terror group

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

ANKARA, Turkey — The US decision to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization is a dangerous development that could lead to chaos, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday. Speaking at a joint news conference with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Turkish minister also said that US sanctions were harming the … Read More

Group of schoolchildren find 1,600 year-old gold coin in the Galilee

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

A rare 1,600 year-old gold coin was found by a group of ninth-graders in February, the Israel Antiquities Authorities said on Monday. The coin was discovered during a school trip in Nahal Zippori in the Galilee. Nahal Zippori was once the capital of the region and the seat of the Sanhedrin. The coin features the … Read More