Contents tagged with Israel

  • 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 …

  • Yelchenko insists Israeli settlements in the occupied territories contradict international law

    Referring to the EU Security Council's resolution that called for the abandonment of the construction of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories, the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, Volodymyr Yelchenko, stated on December 25 that such construction violates international law.

    “The Israeli settlements in the occupied territories contradict international law like Russia’s occupation of the Crimea,” the permanent representative said.

    It was previously reported …

  • Ukraine summons Israel's ambassador over Israel's anti-Ukraine rhetoric

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Israel’s ambassador in Kyiv to clarify Israel’s position over Ukraine's vote on the UN resolution condemning Israel’s settlement in the West Bank.

    Ukraine also intends to ask the ambassador for explanations over the cancelled visit of the Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Grosyman to Israel, as reported by the Interfax-Ukraine news agency citing a source in the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign affairs

    According to the source, during the meeting …

  • Tzipi Livni: Netanyahu’s pro-Kremlin politics harm Israel

    Knesset deputy and former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Naetanyahu's policies towards Russia, saying they are harmful for the Israeli state.

    "Why was it necessary to cancel the visit of the Prime Minister of Ukraine to Israel and how will this help our country? Netanyahu has a close relationship with Russia and he appealed to President Putin to veto an anti-Israel resolution but he received Putin’s refusal," the press release stated, which …

  • Media: Netanyahu cancelled Ukrainian PM's visit to Israel because of Kyiv's support for 'anti-Israeli resolution'

    On Saturday night, December 24, a political columnist of the newspaper Haaretz Barak Ravid reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled a scheduled visit by Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman for next week.

    According to Ravid, who referenced informed government sources, the visit was canceled in response to the Ukraine’s support of an anti-Israel resolution, which was approved by the UN Security Council on December 23rd.

    Similar information was published by …

  • Azerbaijan to purchase Israeli Iron Dome air defense system

    The Minister of the Defense Industry of Azerbaijan, Yavar Jamalov, stated that Israel and Azerbaijan have reached an agreement on the purchase of the Iron Dome air defense system. According to him, the agreement was reached between the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry and his Israeli counterpart. The Minister also drew attention to the growing capacity of the Azerbaijani defense sector.

    “Currently, military plants, where military products (1160 items) are manufactured, operate as a part of the …

  • Media: Israel attacked Syrian military base in Damascus

    On Wednesday morning, Syrian authorities reported on a series of bombings at the military base of Syrian Air Forces in Mezzeh in the western part of Damascus, Interfax reports, referencing the Israeli daily newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth. The newspaper noted conflicting information regarding the reason behind the bombings.

    The Arabic news source Al-Masdar, having ties with Syrian authorities, states that the bombings were preceded by a fire that broke out in the munitions depot.

    However, some …

  • Media: Russia did not oppose Israeli Air Force strikes against targets in Syria

    The Israeli leadership has warned Russia of its intention to launch air strikes against targets in Syria, and Moscow did not oppose the Israeli intentions. This, according to, was written by Gregg Carlstrom, the correspondent of The Times newspaper and The Economist magazine.

    It should be noted that Russia and Israel are using coordinating activities in Syrian airspace to prevent accidental incidents between Israeli and Russian warplanes.

    Yesterday, Arab media reported that the …