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Hamas

Russia to start S-400 missile defense shipments to Turkey in July — report

A Russian official said Wednesday that Moscow will start delivering its S-400 missile defense systems to Turkey in July.

“Everything has been already discussed and agreed,” Alexander Mikheev, the head of Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, told the Interfax news agency.

The United States has threatened to hit Ankara with sanctions if...

US-Israel Relationship

Israel praises Trump on ending Iran oil sanction waivers

Israel on Monday praised President Trump for not renewing waivers that allowed several foreign countries to buy oil from Iran without getting sanctioned.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that the decision "is of great importance for increasing pressure on the Iranian terrorist regime," according to The Associated Press.

"We...

Hezbollah

U.S. offering $10 million for info on Hezbollah’s financial mechanisms

WASHINGTON - A new program will offer up to $10 million in rewards for information leading to the disruption of the global financial mechanisms of Hezbollah, the US Department of State announced Monday.

It is the first time that the department is offering a reward for information regarding Hezbollah's financial networks.

According to a December...

Israel Defense Force (IDF)

Nasrallah: Israeli home-front not prepared for war

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has denied reports that the Lebanese Shi’ite terrorist organization is planning for war with Israel this summer, saying that the IDF would not start a military conflict with the group because the Israeli home-front is not prepared.

"What was published in the newspapers about a war with Israel was mistaken and...

Iran

Iran threatens to close Strait of Hormuz after US ends sanction waivers

A top Iranian naval commander  threatened on Monday to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz, in response to the US decision to end sanction waivers on Iranian oil imports, as Tehran fumed over the “illegal” move.

“If we are banned from using it, we will close it,” Gen. Ali Reza Tangsiri, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s navy, was...

Iran

Iranian parliament designates all US military forces as terrorists

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian media said Tuesday the parliament has approved a bill that labels all US military forces as terrorist.

The legislation is a step further after Iranian lawmakers last week approved a bill labeling US troops in the Mideast as terrorist, a day after the US terrorism designation for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard came into effect.
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Archeology

Archaeologist: Thick wall found at Lachish indicates King Solomon’s son built it

An archaeologist has recently uncovered a fortified wall in the ancient city of Lachish, a discovery he said shores up the biblical account of the site and suggests that a centralized kingdom ruled by King David and his descendants was founded and expanded earlier than previously believed.

Prof. Yosef Garfinkel, head of the Hebrew University of...

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Israel Defense Force (IDF)

IDF troops take part in US-EUCOM’s Spirit X

Israeli troops took part in Allied Spirit X, a two-week long US Army Europe run-multinational exercise led by Germany.

Nearly 1,300 troops from the US military took part and approximately 4,400 troops from allied and partner nations including Denmark, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain,...