Category Archives: Israel

Iranian general: Will keep bolstering our military Israel overthrown – Business Insider

Escalating Iran’s rhetoric against Israel, a senior commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps vowed Wednesday that the regime would boost its military capabilities relentlessly until Israel was destroyed.

“The Islamic Revolution will continue enhancing its preparedness until it overthrows Israel and liberates Palestine,” the IRGC’s Tehran province commander, Brigadier General Mohsen Kazzemeini, said in an address in Tehran, the semi-state Fars news agency reported.

Iranian general: Will keep bolstering our military Israel overthrown – Business Insider

Gaza Strip Could Be Unlivable By 2020: Israel Blockade And War Takes Its Toll On Palestinians

After years of war and crippling economic blockades from Israel, the Gaza Strip could be uninhabitable for current residents as soon as 2020, according to an annual United Nations report released Tuesday. The 139-square-mile strip of land tucked between Israel, Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea is home to 1.8 million Palestinians, many of whom could be displaced if conditions remain severe.

“The social, health and security-related ramifications of the high population density and overcrowding are among the factors that may render Gaza unlivable by 2020,” the annual U.N. Conference on Trade and Development wrote. “Gaza could become uninhabitable by 2020 if current economic trends persist.”

The blockade was established by Israel in 2007 to disrupt the flow of goods and supplies into the Palestinian territory, which is a heavily disputed swath of land. While Egypt has allowed occasional movement across its border with the Gaza Strip, Israel has worked to stop transportation by air, land and water. Most of Gaza borders either Israel or the Mediterranean.

Gaza Strip Could Be Unlivable By 2020: Israel Blockade And War Takes Its Toll On Palestinians

Former Top IDF Intel Officer: Military Strike Could Thwart Iranian Nuclearization For Good | Algemeiner.com

A successful military operation against Iran could thwart Iran’s nuclearization altogether, or at least significantly delay its progress, said a former top Israeli military intelligence officer in a paper published by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs on Wednesday.

Stressing that military force remains a “last option,” Brig. Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser wrote that a military strike against Iran, if it cheats on its commitments to the July 14 nuclear deal signed in Vienna, would both inflict significant damage on Iran’s nuclear program and thwart its weapons ambitions, due to the fear of another attack.

The Obama administration has publicly suggested that military means may be used to enforce the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the deal is officially known, but only as a last resort. President Barack Obama has maintained that the deal will be far more effective than military strikes at preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. The White House believes that even successful military strikes against Iran’s facilities would only set the program back about four years.

Former Top IDF Intel Officer: Military Strike Could Thwart Iranian Nuclearization For Good | Algemeiner.com

Evidence mounts that soon-to-be flush Iran already spurring new attacks on Israel | Fox News

An unsettling surge in terrorism by Iranian proxies has many Israelis convinced the release to Tehran of tens of billions of dollars in frozen funds is already putting the Jewish state in danger.
 
In recent days, rockets have rained down on Israel from Gaza in the south and the Golan Heights to the north, Israeli forces foiled a bomb plot at the tomb of biblical patriarch Joseph, and Gaza-based terrorist groups that also have a presence in the West Bank have openly appealed for aid on Iranian television. Israeli officials fear the terrorist activity is spiking as groups audition for funding from Tehran, which is set to receive the long-frozen funds as part of its deal to allow limited nuclear inspections. They say the international focus on Iran’s nuclear ambitions has left its more conventional methods of attacking regional adversaries unaddressed.

Evidence mounts that soon-to-be flush Iran already spurring new attacks on Israel | Fox News

Report: Likelihood of Israeli-Hamas war greater then that of multiyear cease-fire

Haaretz 26 Aug by Amira Hass — The chances are greater of a new war in Gaza between Israel and Hamas than of a medium-range cease-fire between them. The likelihood of a new war is also greater than that of success in reconciliation efforts between Fatah and Hamas, based on resolution of the salary crisis among civil servants or on lifting the closure of the Strip. These are the findings of a report by the conflict-resolution NGO International Crisis Group. The report was released Tuesday on the first anniversary of the cease-fire that ended the 50-day war in Gaza. According to the report, neither side is interested in war, but the root causes for last year’s war are still there: siege of Gaza, economic and financial crisis, and Hamas-Fatah rivalry. The report also summarizes the tangle of opposing interests and frictions between Hamas and Israel and Hamas and the Palestinian Authority and Egypt. Residents of the Strip are living in conditions of unprecedented distress and feel that Palestinian political leaders have abandoned it, the report notes, adding that per capita income in the Gaza Strip is 31 percent less than it was in 1994. Based on conversations over the past year with officials from all sides, the report concludes that under circumstances of economic and social stagnation, Israeli restrictions on movement and the internal Palestinian disconnection, war might serve Hamas as an outlet in facing internal challenges such as attacks by Muslim Salafists, the collapse of government services and social protests. A war would allow Hamas to gather its strength, reestablish its military credibility and perhaps ease the closure on the Strip by means of a new cease-fire agreement.

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Mystical Rabbi Prophecies Coming War in Israel – Israel News

As previously reported by Breaking Israel News, Rabbi Amram Vaknin, a 76 year-old Israeli mystic, receives periodic messages from the Next World, warning about events in Israel.

For three and a half hours this past Saturday night, from approximately 9 PM until 12:30 AM, Rabbi Vaknin fell to the floor in his modest home in the port city of Ashdod and received another message, this time from a small group, including the prophet Elijah and his own deceased rabbi, Rabbi Moshe Zrihan, along with Rabbi Vaknin’s father and grandmother.

In this most recent revelation from Heaven, Rabbi Vaknin was warned that war is coming to Israel very soon. Gil Nachman, a close student of Rabbi Vaknin’s, told Breaking Israel News, “Pray that it’s not going to be today, tomorrow or in two weeks.”

Nachman recounted the specifics that Rabbi Vaknin received in the message this past Saturday night. “The Muslims are going to contaminate the water, the fruits and vegetables.They are going to damage the electricity,” he said. “And there are going to be people dying in the streets, thousands of people all over Israel.”

Mystical Rabbi Prophecies Coming War in Israel – Israel News

‘Israel should be annihilated,’ senior Iran aide says | The Times of Israel

A senior Iranian official on Tuesday said Israel “should be annihilated,” and that the thawing relations with the West would not translate into a shift in Tehran’s position concerning the Jewish state.

Hussein Sheikholeslam, a foreign affairs adviser to parliament speaker Ali Larijani, told Iranian media that contrary to remarks by British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, “Our positions against the usurper Zionist regime have not changed at all; Israel should be annihilated and this is our ultimate slogan.”

‘Israel should be annihilated,’ senior Iran aide says | The Times of Israel

Experts Say New Iranian Missile Can Reach All Sensitive Sites in Israel | Algemeiner.com

Israeli military experts say Iran’s new “Fatah 313? missile could strike any part of Israel’s sensitive, strategic national infrastructure, Israel’s Walla reported on Sunday.

The Israel Defense Forces assessment emerged after Iran revealed on Saturday the new short-range ballistic missile.

The “Fatah 313? is an upgraded version of a missile already in Tehran’s possession, the “Fatah 110.” With a 500-kilometer range, the new missile can reach 200 kilometers farther than its predecessor.

Experts Say New Iranian Missile Can Reach All Sensitive Sites in Israel | Algemeiner.com

Iran orders from China 150 J-10 fighter jets that incorporate Israeli technology

Iran is about to conclude a transaction with China for the purchase of the Chengdu J-10 multirole jet fighter, known in the West as the Vigorous Dragon, according to an exclusive report from debkafile’s military and intelligence sources. Beijing has agreed to sell Tehran 150 of these sophisticated jets.

While the Chinese J-10 is comparable to the US F-16, our sources report that it is virtually a replica of the Lavi, the super-fighter developed by Israel’s aerospace industry in the second half of the 80s. Israel sold China the technology, after Washington insisted on Its discontinuing the Lavi’s production. The US also objected to the sale of the Lavi’s avionics, claiming that it contained some American components.

The Chinese plane comes in two versions – the multirole single-seat J-10A and the two-seat J-10B, which serves for training, ground assaults and electronic warfare.

Iran orders from China 150 J-10 fighter jets that incorporate Israeli technology

Israel’s Choice: Conventional War Now, or Nuclear War Later – WSJ

Yet when even a famous Iranian “moderate” like the former President Hashemi Rafsanjani has said—as he did in 2001, contemplating a nuclear exchange—that “the use of even one nuclear bomb inside Israel will destroy everything. However, it will only harm the Islamic world. It is not irrational to contemplate such an eventuality,” how can deterrence work?

The brutal truth is that the actual alternatives before us are not Mr. Obama’s deal or war. They are conventional war now or nuclear war later. John Kerry recently declared that Israel would be making a “huge mistake” to take military action against Iran. But Mr. Kerry, as usual, is spectacularly wrong. Israel would not be making a mistake at all, let alone a huge one. On the contrary, it would actually be sparing itself—and the rest of the world—a nuclear conflagration in the not too distant future.

Israel’s Choice: Conventional War Now, or Nuclear War Later – WSJ