Threats

Iran

Iran’s obsession with destroying Israel began in 1979 after the violent Islamic Revolution empowered radical fundamentalists committed to dominating the Middle East. Iran’s hatred of Israel and America has been the foundation of its foreign policy ever since. The State Department recognizes Iran as the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. For decades the world sought to isolate Iran and curb its terrorist activities and nuclear weapons ambitions through economic sanctions. But while President Obama was in office, world leaders decided to lift those sanctions in exchange for promises that Iran would halt its nuclear development. Since the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) commonly known as the Iran Deal was signed and implemented, Iran’s aggression against Israel and America has increased. Enriched and emboldened by a fresh influx of over $100 billion to its government, Iran poses a greater danger to both Israel and America.

6 Iranians among 9 dead in Israeli strike on Syria, monitor says

Friday, July 26, 2019

Six Iranians fighting for the Syrian regime were among those killed in reported Israeli missile strikes in southern Syria this week, a war monitor said Thursday. Israeli missiles targeted “military positions and intelligence facilities belonging to Iran and [pro-Iranian] militias” in the southern provinces of Daraa and Quneitra early on Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for … Read More

Shin Bet: Iranian-led network tried to recruit operatives in Israel

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

A Syrian-based terrorist network that tried to recruit Israelis and Palestinians on behalf of the Iranian intelligence was uncovered recently, the Shin Bet security agency said on Wednesday. The network was run by a Syrian figure called Abu Jihad, who together with Iranian officials used fake Facebook profiles to make initial contact with potential recruits. … Read More

Iran says it dismantled CIA spy ring, arrests 17, sentences some to death: report

Monday, July 22, 2019

President Trump on Monday dismissed as “more lies and propaganda” claims out of Iran alleging authorities there had disrupted a CIA spy ring and sentenced several of the plotters to death — a development that threatened to further inflame an already precarious staredown between the Islamic Republic and the United States. Trump’s tweet, which also mentioned an Iranian drone shot down by … Read More

Marking 25 years since Jewish center bombing, Argentina blacklists Hezbollah

Monday, July 22, 2019

Argentina’s government on Thursday branded Hezbollah a terrorist organization and froze its assets, 25 years to the day after a bombing blamed on the Iran-backed group destroyed a Jewish community center in Argentina’s capital, killing 85 people. The nation’s Financial Information Unit took the action a day after Argentinian President Mauricio Macri’s government created a … Read More

In Tehran, Hamas deputy chief says on ‘same path’ as Iran in fighting Israel

Monday, July 22, 2019

Hamas deputy chief Saleh al-Arouri said in Tehran on Sunday that Hamas and Iran stand on “the same path” in fighting Israel, Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported. Arouri made the comment during a meeting with Kamal Kharazi, the head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, the Fars report stated. “We are on the … Read More

Trump: Report of Iran capturing CIA spies ‘totally false’

Monday, July 22, 2019

US President Donald Trump on Monday categorically denied that Iran had arrested 17 people whom Tehran accused of being CIA spies and had sentenced some to death, calling the reports “totally false.” “The Report of Iran capturing CIA spies is totally false. Zero truth. Just more lies and propaganda (like their shot down drone) put … Read More

U.S. Marines jam an Iranian drone in the Gulf, destroying it

Friday, July 19, 2019

U.S. Marines jammed an Iranian drone in the Gulf of Hormuz Thursday, senior defense officials said, bringing the aircraft down and destroying it. It was the latest in a series of tense incidents between Washington and Tehran. Iran, however, denied that it had lost any drones in the area. President Donald Trump earlier told reporters … Read More