Contents tagged with Israel

  • Israel adopts new medium-range anti-missile defense system

    On Sunday, April 2, at the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) Air Base in Hatzor, the medium range anti-missile system David’s Sling became operational, NewsRu Israel reports. The ceremony was attended by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Chief of the General Staff Gadi Eizenkot, Air Force Commander Amir Eshel, US Missile Defense Agency Director James Syring and IAF Commander General-Major Zvika Haimovich.

    The system, also known as “Magic Wand”, is part of …

  • Israel says their troops will enter Syria only if Hezbollah poses a threat

    Interfax reports that according to Israeli Ambassador to Russia Gary Koren, Israeli troops will enter Syria only if there is a serious threat from the Iranian movement, Hezbollah.

    "The Iranian regime has always been interested in supporting Syria and Hezbollah, using them as effective proxies, which poses a threat to Israel and its role as a deterrent," Koren said. He added that the threat posed by Hezbollah's actions in Syria is not an abstract one.

    Israel will immediately respond if the …

  • Kremlin confirmed the forthcoming visit of the Palestinian leader to Russia

     A meeting with the head of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), Mahmoud Abbas, is on Russian leader, Vladimir Putin’s schedule on May 11th. The Press Secretary for the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, confirmed that preparations are being made for the Palestinian head’s visit, Interfax reports.

    "Yes. The meeting is planned," Peskov said. However, he also stated that so far there is no intent to organize a meeting between the PNA head with Israeli leadership in Moscow.

    Previously, the …

  • Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summons Israeli Ambassador after bombing in Syria

    Israeli ambassador to Moscow Gary Koren was summoned to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss the incident involving Israel’s air attack on targets near the Syrian city of Palmyra.

    This was reported by Interfax in reference to the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation and Special Representative for the President to the Middle East and African Countries Mikhail Bogdanov.

    “Yes, he was asked about it,” said Bogdanov in answer to a question about whether the head of the …

  • Israeli Defense Minister: Syria’s Air Defense system will be destroyed if used against Israeli Air Force

    Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Sunday that Syria’s air defense systems will be destroyed if they fire on Israeli planes.

    “The next time the Syrians use their air defense systems against our planes we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation,” Lieberman said while speaking to new military recruits at a military base in the central part of the country, as reported by the Israeli radio station Reshet Bet.

    According to a press release by the Israeli Defense Forces, …

  • Media: Israeli aircraft bombed a Syrian S-300 missile complex and a weapons warehouse

    On Tuesday, March 7, a report by journalist Georges Malbrunot was published on the French newspaper Le Figaro’s Twitter account. Malbruno stated that on the eve of January 13, Israeli F-35 planes destroyed warehouses in Damascus where Pantsir systems intended for Hezbollah, as well as a battery of the S-300 surface-to-air missile system were stored.

    The attacks were carried out near Mezzeh Military Airport and Mount Qasioun, not far from the presidential palace, the French journalist writes …

  • Kyiv announced that Groysman will visit Israel

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, and the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, held a telephone conversation, during which they discussed deepening cooperation between the two countries.

    "Within the framework of strengthening the friendship and partnership between the people of Ukraine and Israel, an agreement was reached for the Prime Minister of Ukraine to visit Israel," the Ukrainian President's press service stated. It was also reported that Poroshenko and Netanyahu " …

  • Israeli satellites photographed Russian Iskander missile systems in Syria

    Israeli satellites photographed the presence of Iskander tactical missiles at the Latakia airbase in Syria where the Russian military is based. 

    A photo and the interpretation of the Israeli satellite images was published by The Jerusalem Post.

    The two Iskanders in trucks are clearly seen at the airbase on the northeast side of the runway, the newspaper reports. The photos were taken on 28 December. Earlier this weapon had been hidden from satellites, however, due to recent rains it has been …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry: We could not abstain from voting for the UN resolution on Israel

    Ukraine could not abstain during the voting at the UN Security Council regarding Israeli settlements in the West Bank, as reported by the State Secretary of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Director General for the Middle East and Africa, Andrii Zayats, “5 Channel” reports.

    “During preparations for this voting, all possibilities were considered. All pros and cons were weighed. As a result, the leadership made a decision that was implemented by the permanent representative of Ukraine to the UN …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry expresses 'disappointment at emotional reaction' of Israeli politicians over UN vote

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry explained to the Ambassador of Israel to Ukraine, Eliab Belotserkovsky, the motives that led to the decision of the Ukrainian delegation to support the UN's anti-settlement resolution. Then, the Ministry reproached Israel for the "emotional reaction" of certain Israeli officials and politicians in connection with the results of the vote in New York, as reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

    "The Ukrainian side has expressed …