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.

Top Iranian official: Our missiles can reach every part of Israel

Friday, November 8, 2019

Iranian missiles can strike any part of Israel, Chief of Staff to Supreme Iranian Leader Ali Khamenei, Mohammad Mohammadi Golpayegani, said Thursday. Speaking at a press conference, Golpayegani said, “There is no place in Israel our missiles cannot reach. As Supreme Leader Khamenei has said in the past, the Zionist entity will not last longer … Read More

Iran fuels centrifuges, resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Iran resumed uranium enrichment at its underground Fordow nuclear facility, the country’s Atomic Energy Organization said on Thursday, further stepping away from its 2015 nuclear deal with major world powers. The agreement bans enrichment and nuclear material from Fordow. But with feedstock gas entering its centrifuges, the facility, built inside a mountain, will move from … Read More

2 Iranians accused of spying on Jewish, Israeli targets in US plead guilty

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Two Iranians who were charged with collecting information on Israeli and Jewish targets in the US and on opponents of the Iranian regime have pleaded guilty to acting on behalf of Tehran, the US Justice Department announced Tuesday. Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar, 39, a dual US-Iranian citizen, and Majid Ghorbani, 60, an Iranian citizen and resident of … Read More

U.S. Targets Iranian Top Leader’s Inner Circle With New Sanctions

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

WASHINGTON — The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on nine people close to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, including his chief of staff, one of his sons and the head of the judiciary. Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Iran’s seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran, the U.S. Treasury Department said it … Read More

Iran announces fresh violations of nuclear deal with extra, advanced centrifuges

Monday, November 4, 2019

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday broke further away from its collapsing 2015 nuclear deal with world powers by announcing it’s doubling the number of advanced centrifuges it operates, calling the decision a direct result of President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the agreement. The announcement — which also included Iran saying it now has … Read More

Netanyahu: Arab countries now see Israel as an ‘indispensable ally’ against Iran

Monday, November 4, 2019

(November 4, 2019 / Israel Hayom) The Arab world’s perception of Israel is undergoing a seismic shift, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. Addressing a 200-strong crowd in Jerusalem at the kick-off event of the Christian Media Summit and inauguration of the Friends of Zion Museum’s new media center, Netanyahu said Israel has … Read More

US extends nuclear waivers, puts new sanctions on Iran

Friday, November 1, 2019

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is keeping alive one of the last remaining components of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal by extending sanctions waivers that allow foreign companies to work with Iran’s civilian nuclear program without US penalties. The waivers had been due to expire Tuesday but were extended by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo … Read More

Israeli embassies up security over Iran attack threat

Thursday, October 31, 2019

(October 30, 2019 / JNS) Israeli embassies are reportedly increasing security due to growing fears of a possible Iranian terrorist attack on Israeli targets abroad. The move comes amid increased tensions with Iran in the region and following its attack against Saudi Arabian oil facilities last month, Israeli public radio broadcaster Kan reported on Monday. … Read More

Netanyahu: Iranian precision-guided missiles in Yemen can reach Israel

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

(October 29, 2019 / JNS) Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran on Monday of deploying precision-guided missiles in Yemen for use against Israel, adding that Iran is already using Iraq, Syria and Lebanon for this purpose. Speaking at a press conference following a meeting with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Netanyahu said Iran’s aim … Read More