Contents tagged with Israel

  • Syrian anti-air defense opens fire at Israeli reconnaissance planes

    The Syrian military opened fire on Israeli reconnaissance planes which had crossed the border, SANA reports, citing its own correspondent. This was also reported by the TV channel Al-Mayadin.

    According to SANA, the incident took place in the airspace over the city of Quneitra in south-western Syria. The Syrian anti-air defense forces confronted the Israeli planes and forced them to leave the territory.

    Al-Mayadin reported that guns fired shots at the Israeli planes.

    On the evening of …

  • Israel confirms that F-16 fighter was shot down by Syrian Air Defense

    The Israeli military plane that crashed on Saturday was struck by ground fire, according to information from the Israel's army press service.

    “The pilots, in accordance with their training, ejected from the plane and came down in Israeli territory,” said an English-language infographic posted on Twitter by the army’s press service.

    During the ejection, one pilot suffered serious injuries, underwent surgery, and is in the hospital in Haifa. The navigator was less seriously injured and is …

  • Israel calls air strikes on Syria its biggest air defense operation since 1982

    The attacks on targets in Syria carried out by the Israeli military on Saturday, February 10, are the largest operation conducted by the Israeli Air Force against Syria's air defense since 1982. The newspaper Haaretz reported on this, citing General Tomer Bar, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Air Force.

    The Israeli military claims to have struck 12 targets in Syria, including four Syrian air defense targets and four Iranian facilities, after the crash of one of its F-16 aircraft.

    "This is a …

  • Russia warned Israel against recognizing Holodomor as genocide

    A Russian diplomat warned Israel about approving a proposed bill on the official recognition of the Holodomor in Ukraine as genocide, as indicated in a comment to a local radio station by the Deputy Russian Ambassador to Tel Aviv, Leonid Frolov, Radio Liberty reports.

    "This is not the best time to discuss this proposal ... It will be bad, it will be a wrong step," he said.

    Earlier, a bill to recognize the Ukrainian Holodomor as genocide was filed for consideration by the Israeli parliament ( …

  • Ukrainian President calls on Israel to recognize Holodomor as genocide

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu during the 48th annual session of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

    "The President of Ukraine drew attention to the commemoration of the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor (Stalin-era man-made famine) of 1932-1933 in Ukraine in 2018, and noted that Ukraine expected Israel to recognize that tragedy as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people. In view of observing the International …

  • The Kremlin announces that Putin would meet with Netanyahu soon

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have agreed to hold a meeting "shortly," the Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov stated, Interfax reports.

    According to Peskov, the meeting of the leaders of the two countries is needed to "discuss current bilateral relationships and exchange views on various international and regional issues." He also said that during the conversation, Putin congratulated Netanyahu on the New Year. "The leaders …

  • Ukraine supports Security Council resolution on Jerusalem

    Ukraine’s permanent ambassador to the UN Volodymyr Yelchenko reported that Ukraine supported the UN Security Council’s draft resolution on the status of Jerusalem, and advocated the necessity of observing the norms of international law, Ukrinform writes.

    “The ultimate status of Jerusalem must be determined exclusively through negotiations in accordance with the Security Council’s resolutions… Ukraine consistently advocates the necessity of observing the norms of international law. For us this …

  • Israel asks Ukraine to recognize Jerusalem as its capital

    Members of Israel’s Knesset called on Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to relocate the embassy there, reported UNN news agency, citing the honorary consulate of the State of Israel in the western region of Ukraine.

    “We would be happy if Ukraine could follow the United States’ example and also make this decision [to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital], and to restore historical justice, since Jerusalem has been the capital of the …

  • Israeli jets strike Syrian army near Golan Heights

    Israeli warplanes bombed the Syrian Army in the Golan Heights this evening after Israel accused Assad’s forces of shelling the Israeli territory, Al Masdaq news agency reports.

    According to the reports of the Syrian Army’s 90th Brigade, an Israeli aircraft struck the positions of the Syrian Army near the town of Qaws Al-Sandiyanah located south of Harfa.

    The agency reports that as a result of the Israeli airstrike, the Syrian Army’s 130mm artillery gun was destroyed. No casualties have been …

  • Iran tests ballistic missile capable of hitting Israel

    The Islamic Republic of Iran issued a statement on the successful test of a ballistic missile with a range of 2000 km, as reported by Iran’s state-run media sources.

    According to the Iranian government, the test was successful. It took place a few hours after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC, a branch of Iran's Armed Forces) demonstrated this missile at a military parade in the capital, Tehran.

    According to the Iranian media, the actions of the Iranian authorities in the sphere of the …