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Israel said to hit Iranian sites in Iraq, expanding strikes on missile shipments

Israel has expanded its operations against Iranian targets to Iraq, where Air Force jets have struck twice in ten days, a report said Tuesday morning.

Israel commonly conducts strikes in Syrian territory, targeting Iranian missile shipments meant for Lebanese terror group Hezbollah to use against the Jewish state, but strikes in Iraq by Israel…

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Two more F-35 ‘Adir’ fighter jets touch down in Israel, bringing the total to 16


(July 15, 2019 / JNS) Two brand new F-35 “Adir” jet fighters touched down at Nevatim Airbase in southern Israel on Sunday, raising the number of advanced stealth aircraft in Israel’s arsenal to 16.

Israel was the second country after the United States to receive the state-of-the-art fighter jet.

“The ongoing procurement of the Adir is…

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Israel will deal a ‘crushing military blow’ to Lebanon if it attacks, Netanyahu warns


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will deal a “crushing military blow” to Lebanon if it attacks.

His remarks Sunday at the weekly Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem come two days after the head of the Lebanon-based Hezbollah terror organization, Hassan Nasrallah, said that Israel could be wiped out in a war…

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Israeli defense firms team up with Lockheed Martin to enter US market



IAI-Elta is offering its radar to the U.S. Army’s Patriot system; Rafael is marketing its advanced SPICE guidance kits to the U.S. military.

(July 10, 2019 / JNS) Israeli defense firms have teamed up with U.S. giant defense company Lockheed Martin to market advanced military technology to the American military market.


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15 killed in Israeli strikes against Iranian and Hezbollah targets in Syria

(July 1, 2019 / JNS) Israeli warplanes attacked multiple targets in Syria early Monday morning, killing at least nine Syrian and Iranian military personnel and at least six civilians, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Reports indicated tens of wounded.

Israeli jets and naval gunships targeted at least ten sites around…

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Israel, US and UK conduct first joint F-35 exercise

(June 27, 2019 / JNS) Israeli F-35 fighter jets participated this week in an international exercise alongside F-35s from the United States and United Kingdom, the Israel Defense Forces announced on Wednesday.

The exercise, the first of its kind, was dubbed “Tri-Lightning” (a reference to the aircraft’s official designation: Lockheed Martin F-35…

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Netanyahu: Israel used cyber intel. to thwart around 50 ISIS terror attacks

Israel has used its cyber intelligence capabilities to thwart around 50 ISIS terror attacks worldwide, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the Cyber Week Tel Aviv University Conference on Wednesday.

While Israel previously disclosed that it had provided the intelligence to thwart an ISIS plot to bomb a flight from Sydney to Abu…

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More fires on Gaza border ahead of expected unrest during Bahrain summit

Israel’s Gaza border region saw continued fires on Monday, most of them suspected to have started following launches of incendiary balloons.
 Just a day away from the US-led Bahrain economic summit, the Palestinian Authority’s ruling party Fatah made calls for mass demonstration to protest the event which which will focus on economic incentives…

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Israel shuts off fuel supplies to Gaza after spate of arson attacks

Israel announced Tuesday morning that it would cut supplies of fuel to the Gaza Strip after a rash of cross-border arson attacks.

At least 13 brush fires were sparked in southern Israel on Monday by balloon-borne incendiary devices launched from the coastal Palestinian territory, the local fire service said.

“In the wake of the uptick of…

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IDF said to increase alert amid Iran tensions

The IDF has stepped up its alert status amid concerns that Iran could try and harm Israel as tensions between Tehran and Washington spiral, Channel 12 reported Sunday.

According to the report, which did not cite any sources, the defense establishment has completed a series of steps in recent days to ensure that it can respond to any developments,…

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Israel Air Force conducts massive drill simulating all-out, multi-front war

(June 19, 2019 / JNS) The Israeli Air Force is holding a large-scale, four-day combat exercise simulating simultaneous warfare in Gaza, Syria, and Lebanon and featuring F-35 jet fighters, according to the Israel Defense Forces on Tuesday.

The drill focuses on fighting in the country’s north, against Hezbollah and Iranian forces.

It will simulate…

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Israel Air Force holding large-scale drill simulating multi-front war

The Israeli Air Force is holding a week-long large scale drill simulating a multi-front war with all the platforms and squadrons, including for the first time the F-35i Adir stealth fighter jet.

The drill, which began on Sunday June 16th, includes all aircraft from combat squadrons, helicopters and transport planes as well as troops from the…

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IDF braces for violent protests on Gaza border

Israel struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early Thursday morning after the launching of a rocket towards Israeli border communities.

“The IDF said fighter jets “attacked an underground terrorist infrastructure on a military compound belonging to the Hamas terror group in the southern Gaza Strip. The attack was carried out in response to the…

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Israel scrambles jets as drone from Lebanon enters Israeli airspace, turns back

A small drone penetrated Israeli airspace from Lebanon on Wednesday afternoon, the army said, prompting the air force to scramble fighter jets.

According to the Israel Defense Forces, the aircraft quickly returned to Lebanese territory.

“Moments ago, IDF troops spotted a drone from Lebanese territory that entered the airspace of the State of…

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IDF general: Lebanon to pay heavy price in next Israel-Hezbollah War

A few hours before a drone infiltrated Israeli airspace from Lebanon, the Head of the Northern Command Maj.-Gen. Amir Baram warned of overt action against Hezbollah if it continues to build up terror infrastructure along the border, and that Lebanon risks paying a heavy price for its cooperation with the Shi’ite terror group.

“We will continue to…

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Israeli forces thwart Gaza rocket smuggling attempt

The Israeli Defense Forces announced on Friday that, in cooperation with the Shin Bet intelligence agency, it thwarted an attempt to smuggle rocket-manufacturing materials to Hamas in the Gaza Strip through Egypt’s Sinai coast.
According to the statement, the Shin Bet found that the suspects in question were en route to Gaza with prohibited…

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Army chief says Gaza deal for calm is working, violence along border is down

Israel’s top general said on Friday an unofficial deal with Gazan terrorists for calm along the border was proving effective, but appeared to warn that the army would not let Palestinians launch arson balloons into Israel indefinitely.

Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi made the comments to the heads of communities near the normally restive…

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IDF nabs Palestinian accused of throwing hammer at Israeli car, injuring driver

Israeli security forces arrested a Palestinian man suspected of throwing a hammer at an Israeli car traveling along a central West Bank highway in April, injuring the driver, the army said Thursday.

Prosecutors filed a “harsh indictment” against the suspect — Ahmad Ibrahim Suleiman Nasrallah — in a military court on Thursday, the Israel Defense…