Contents tagged with Israel

  • Putin’s exodus: Number of Jews leaving Russia for Israel reaches Soviet levels

    Israel has recording a sharp growth in the number of immigrants from Russia on a level comparable to the Soviet Era of Stagnation. Over the last four years, the number of Russian Jews who have moved to Israel has reached 40,000, and is continuing to grow, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports.

    In 2018, Russian emigrants accounted for nearly 50% of Israel’s new immigrants, and 73% in the first half of 2019. These figures are comparable with the Jewish migration from Soviet Russia between 1970 …

  • Unidentified warplanes attack positions of pro-Iranian forces in Syria

    The aircraft of an unidentified country attacked the positions of armed groups of Shiite pro-Iranian militia on the border of Iraq and Syria near  the Syrian settlement of Al-Bohmal, reports Sky News Arabia citing its sources.

    Unmanned aerial vehicles reportedly had been used in the attack. The airstrike killed five militiamen and wounded nine others. The TV channel's interlocutor added that pro-Iranian forces began to take precautions. They place air defense systems near their positions and …

  • Media: Russian S-300 and S-400 air defense systems unable to detect Israeli warplanes flying over Syria

    Russian S-300 and S-400 missile systems, which are considered one of the most advanced air defense weapons in the world, failed to detect Israeli warplanes flying over Damascus.

    The Israeli news outlet NZIV, citing a number of military sources, published the flight route of the Israeli warplanes, which struck eastern Syria. As it turned out, the Israeli Air Force planes , which, according to some reports, were F-35s, not only entered the Syrian airspace, but also flew for almost several …

  • Putin: Israel is a Russian-speaking country

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Israel is a Russian-speaking country, and Russians and Israelis are one family with a shared history, reports Channel 24. According to the Russian President, the two countries are linked by family, kinship, and friendship ties.

    "I say that without any exaggeration. There are almost two million Russian-speaking citizens of Israel in the country. We consider Israel a Russian-speaking state," said Putin.

    The statement was made during the conference of …

  • Russia authorizes Syria to use S-300 missile systems against Israel

    After repeated incidents of Israel attacking targets in Syria despite certain agreements with Russia,  the Syrian military has received permission to use its Russian-made aerial defense systems against Israel, provided that Syria takes responsibility for the consequences, reports Russian news outlet citing its source.

    “Russia has authorized the Syrian military to bring the S-300 to full combat readiness and attack Israeli aircraft if there is the slightest threat,” the source claimed. …

  • Russia threatens to shoot down Israeli planes in Syria

    Russia has prevented Israeli strikes on at least three Syrian military installations, threatening to shoot down Israeli fighter jets using its S-400 missile defense system stationed in Syria.

    According to the Arabic-language edition of the British newspaper, The Independent, in August, Moscow prevented an Israeli attack on the Syrian army's position in Kasiun, where Russia's S-300 air defense system is located, and a week later on facilities in the area of Quneitra and Latakia.

    Such " …

  • Netanyahu to Putin: Iran is a threat to Russia

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that Iran could become a major threat to Russia in future.

    “I told [Putin] that the greatest danger to future Russia is radical Islam. Today it is governed by two forces: the first is Sunni radical Islam, the leaders of ISIS and its groups… The greater evil is Shiite radical Islam, governed by Iran, which is trying to obtain nuclear weapons, and is trying to conquer the Middle East,” Netanyahu told the …

  • Russian media: Russian air force thwarted Israeli attack on Syria

    The Russian news portal reported that Russian Su-35S multi-role super-maneuverable fighter aircraft of the fourth generation prevented the Israeli Air Force from attacking targets in Syria on the night of September 9.

    The news outlet claims that the Russian aircraft “were urgently scrambled from the Khmeimim airbase” and sent to intercept the Israeli bombers in order to prevent them from “attacking Syria in response to an alleged bombardment of Israeli territory”.

    The article …

  • Russian media: Israel seriously concerned by Russian mercenaries in Syria

    The Russian news outlet, which is known for its critical attitude towards Israel, says that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will discuss the hundreds of Russian mercenaries in Syria during his upcoming visit to Moscow.

    “Several days ago there were unconfirmed reports that hundreds of Russian soldiers who belong to private military companies could show up in Syrian territory. The goal of their appearance in the northern part of Syria will be to purge the major settlements of …

  • Unidentified warplanes attack Iranian military bases in eastern Syria

    Three explosions occurred near the Syrian town of Abu Kamal, near the Syrian-Iraqi border in eastern Syria, reports Al-Arabiya TV channel, citing the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

    According to SOHR, the airstrikes targeted the headquarters and military equipment of Iranian armed forces and pro-Iranian militants, Harakat al-Abdal and Hezbollah. 18 militants were reportedly killed during the airstrikes.

    The Syrian news agency SANA did not report the attack.

    Al- …