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By Paul Marks, New Scientist ~ As violence erupts once more in Israel and the Gaza Strip, new military technology is set to change how future conflicts will play out. For the first time, a missile-defence system is working effectively. Nicknamed...
Since Operation Pillar of Defense began on Wednesday, Iron Dome system shoots down 243 rockets, with an 88 percent success rate. Some 460 rockets have landed in Israeli territory, 33 of them in built-up areas. As Operation Pillar of Defense...
If the past is any guide, increased conflict in Gaza will be accompanied by international demands for Israeli restraint, frivolous accusations of Israeli war crimes, and perhaps even complaints to the International Criminal Court. Before the outcry even has...
Published on Nov 16, 2012 by JewishNewsOne ~ The Israeli army has said its Iron Dome interceptor system, which singles out rockets heading for populated areas, has shot down over 130 projectiles thus far in Operation Pillar of Defense....
What Gives Israel the Right to Defend Itself? In response to incessant rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip, the IDF has launched a widespread campaign against terror targets in Gaza. The operation, called Pillar of Defense, has two main goals:...
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran repelled an unidentified aircraft violating its airspace, it said on Friday, after Washington reported a U.S. surveillance drone was shot at by Iranian warplanes last week. Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi appeared to be referring to the U.S. drone which...
(Reuters) - A team of U.S. military planners is in Jordan to help the Amman government grapple with Syrian refugees, bolster its military capabilities and prepare for any trouble with Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta...
At the United Nations, Iran's President Ahmadinejad is now at the podium addressing the general assembly. NEW WORLD ORDER SPEECH Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday with fierce rhetoric, in his final speech at the...
By Ambassador Terry Miller ~ The Washington Times - The recent attacks on U.S. diplomatic outposts in the Middle East are certainly disappointing, but the U.S. still has a big opportunity to exert a positive influence in the region....
(Reuters) - In a highly unusual rebuff to a close ally, the White House said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama would not meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a U.S. visit later this month, as tensions escalated...
President Obama delivers a statement from the Rose Garden at the White House on Wednesday condemning the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Main ultraconservative Islamist protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Egypt's capital Tuesday and brought down the flag, replacing it with a black flag with an Islamic inscription to protest a video attacking Islam's prophet, Muhammad. Hundreds of...
Washington Post Opinions- By Editorial Board, Published: September 7 ~ THE POINTLESS kerfuffle in Charlotte over whether the Democratic Party platform would contain a reference to Jerusalem obscured the fact that the Obama administration and the Israeli government of...
U.S. planes landed in Egypt Tuesday for a joint exercise, the first since the fall of Hosni Mubarak. Just days after a report that the U.S. was sharply cutting its participation in a military exercise scheduled with Israel, U.S. planes...