Contents tagged with Israel

  • Why Russia’s S-300 air defense systems are not protecting Syria against Israeli airstrikes: Thoughts and theories

    As early as 2018, Russia transferred S-300 anti-air missile systems to Syria to strengthen the country’s aerial defense. However, to this day, Syria is being subjected to attacks by Israeli aircraft, but there have been no reports of the Israeli Air Force losing any planes during its raids against Damascus.

    There was another incident with the Syrian anti-air defense on February 6. Four Israeli F-16 fighters attacked the outskirts of Damascus without entering Syrian airspace. Syria’s aerial …

  • Iranian satellite launch fails, Netanyahu hints at Israeli interference

    The Iranian press reported on Sunday, citing the Defense Ministry, that the launch of Iran’s Zafar satellite had failed. According to official reports, the satellite “was not successfully put into orbit”.

    The satellite was launched on a Simorgh rocket, which brought it into space, but failed to give it sufficient velocity for a near earth orbit.

    Iran has been space-capable since 2003, when the Iranian Space Agency was founded. The agency has successfully sent a tortoise, mice and two monkeys …

  • Russia accuses Israel of nearly shooting down passenger plane during air attack on Syria

    The Russian Defense Ministry accused its Israeli counterparts of creating a dangerous situation in which a passenger plane came under fire when it was about to land at Damascus airport.

    “This was an airplane on the route from Tehran to Damascus. There were 172 passengers on board at the time of the attack, “ Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.

    According to the general, on the night of Thursday, February 6, four Israeli F-16 fighter jets unexpectedly struck the suburbs of …

  • Russia explains how Israel managed to destroy Pantsir air defense system in Syria

    Israel was able to destroy the Russian anti-aircraft missile system used by the Syrian army only after the Syrian crew made a mistake, and instead of changing its position, it remained in the same location waiting for the ammunition resupply vehicle, said Valery Slugin, the chief designer of the Pantsir system, in an interview with the Russian news agency TASS. The Pantsir system was created in Design Bureau of Instrument Engineering named after academician A.G. Shipunov which is part of the …

  • Israeli ambassador believes Ukraine should sue Iran for downed plane

    Israeli Ambassador to Ukraine Joel Lyon believes that the Iranian military deliberately shot down a Ukrainian "Boeing" in the sky over Tehran.

    "You should sue Iran. But then again, this is your country, I don't want to interfere in your internal affairs. Ukraine itself must decide how to deal with those who deliberately shot down the plane. The Iranians did not know that it was a Ukrainian plane, it is true. But they deliberately shot him down," Lyon said in an exclusive interview with LB.ua. …

  • Syria: Israel was behind airstrike against military airport in Homs

    Israel was behind the missile strike against the T-4 military airport situated in the eastern part of Syria’s Homs province, a source in the Syrian military command told the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on Wednesday.

    “Israeli aircraft committed a new act of aggression against Syria, attacking the T-4 military airport from the Al-Tanf region bordering with Jordan and Iraq,” the report states. “Our anti-air defense systems repelled the missile strike, destroying several airborne enemy targets.” …

  • Kyiv responds to Israel’s accusation of 'glorifying anti-Semites'

    Ukraine categorically condemns all forms of anti-Semitism and pays homage to the victims of the Holocaust on a state level. It also does not intend to forego paying respect to the people who fought for Ukraine’s independence, whose names have been tarnished by Soviet propaganda, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

    The Israeli ambassador recently accused Ukraine of glorifying Stepan Bandera and Andriy Melnyk, two leaders of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), which …

  • After Iran's attack on U.S. bases in Iraq unidentified warplanes attacked pro-Iranian forces in Syria

    On Friday, January 10, Unidentified aircraft attacked pro-Iranian militia positions near the Syrian town of Abu Kamal in Deir Ezzor province on the border with Iraq, reported the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). No information has yet been received on the extent of the damage. The Arab press has already rushed to blame Israel for the raid.

    According to the Lebanese television channel Al-Mayadeen, affiliated with Hezbollah, a truck carrying weapons was attacked. SOHR, in …

  • Russia concerned for Israel after Iran withdraws from nuclear deal

    Israel, as a long-standing ally of the US, could be at risk now that Tehran has renounced all obligations associated with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (commonly known as the Iran Nuclear Deal), said First Deputy Chairman of Russian Parliament for Defense Alexander Sherin, RIA Novosti reports.

    “I think that first Israel, as a close ally of the US and long-standing enemy of Iran, will be at risk. But of course, it could also seriously affect world stability, because we still need to …

  • Israel carries out missile attack on Iranian facilities near Damascus

    Syrian Government News Agency (SANA) reported that Israel carried out a missile strike on Syrian territory from the Golan Heights.

    "The Air Forces of the Syrian Arab Army intercepted enemy missiles launched from the occupied territories [Israeli part of the Golan Heights]," reports SANA.

    "Our correspondent reports that military air defenses shot down enemy missiles launched from the occupied territories at 11 p.m. and that one of the enemy's missiles exploded in the area of Aqraba in the …