Wednesday, 2 February 2022 | Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Monday that the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] will begin utilizing a high-end laser-based interception system within a year, despite defense officials previously predicting such a system would not become operational before 2025. Speaking at the 15th annual conference of the Institute for National SecurityContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 2 February 2022 | Hundreds of Israel Defense Forces [IDF] soldiers, Border Police and Israel Police officers took part in a security operation on Sunday night in the Jordan Valley region, the Israeli military announced on Monday. The operation was aimed at thwarting terrorist activity and confiscating weapon infrastructure in the area, said theContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 2 February 2022 | On Monday, two major Iran-related security incidents took place in a span of three hours. First was an attack on the outskirts of Damascus attributed to Israel targeting warehouses belonging to the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group. The other was a ballistic missile fired at Abu Dhabi by the Iranian-backed Houthi rebelsContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 2 February 2022 | A relatively small event—a January 22 protest by the Iran-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in the Gaza Strip in support of another Iranian-proxy, the Houthis—revealed a burgeoning problem for Hamas as the march unleashed a torrent of anti-Hamas rhetoric on social media in Gulf States, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait andContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 1 February 2022 | A new report by Amnesty International UK set to be published today accuses Israel of “apartheid” and “institutionalized and systematic discrimination against Palestinians.” Amnesty said it has “concluded that Israel has perpetrated the international wrong of apartheid as a human-rights violation and a violation of public international law.” The reportContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 1 February 2022 | A possibly imminent invasion by Russian troops into Ukrainian territory has the world on edge as leaders and experts try to guess Russian President Vladimir Putin’s next steps and prevent what could become the largest military action in Europe since World War II. For Israel, the focus and concern liesContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 1 February 2022 | Israeli air strikes targeted warehouses of weapons and posts in the vicinity of Damascus early on Monday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. It cited sources as “hearing loud explosions northeast of the capital, Damascus, in the early hours of Monday, caused by a new Israeli attack onContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 1 February 2022 | President Isaac Herzog and First Lady Michal Herzog opened Israel’s national day at Expo 2020 Dubai [yesterday] morning. The president and the first lady were welcomed with an honor guard, after which the Israeli flag was raised and the Israeli national anthem (HaTikvah) was played in the expo’s central plaza.Continue Reading »
Monday, 31 January 2022 | Israeli President Isaac Herzog and the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan held a working meeting on Sunday that lasted over two hours. The meeting was the first between the two leaders. Herzog traveled to the United Arab Emirates [UAE] early Sunday morning, kicking off theContinue Reading »
Monday, 31 January 2022 | Even France is getting impatient with Iran. After months of on-and-off negotiations between Iran and the major world powers aiming for a return to the international nuclear deal, French President Emmanuel Macron made it clear to his Iranian counterpart this weekend that the pace of diplomacy has been too slow.Continue Reading »
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