Archive for April 26, 2018

UN Security Council Hears New Israeli Intel on Iran

April 26, 2018

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Aerial photograph of the Iranian induction and recruitment center in Syria presented by Ambassador Danny Danon to the UN Security Council.

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon addressed the UN Security Council debate on the Middle East and presented new information about Iran’s presence in Syria, including an aerial photograph of an induction and recruitment center for Shia militants.

“There are over 80,000 extremists from all over the Middle East who are members of Shia militias in Syria under Iranian control,” he said. “What you see here in this image is Iran’s central induction and recruitment center in Syria. We are presenting this image to the world so you can understand the depth of Iran’s involvement in Syria. It is at this base, just over five miles from Damascus, where these dangerous extremists are trained and then assigned their missions of terror throughout Syria and the region.”

On the Iranian nuclear deal, Danon noted that in two and half weeks the United States will announce its decision regarding the fate of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “President Trump is focused on these important changes because he knows it will make the world safer. All the signatories of this agreement must now make a choice. Do you support these necessary changes? Or, will you choose to enable the Iranian regime that supports terror and is attempting to take over the Middle East?,” he asked.

“Israel has a very clear policy and it has been so since the administration of Prime Minister Menachem Begin. We will not allow regimes that seek our destruction to acquire nuclear weapons. Period.”

Earlier in his remarks, Danon spoke about the Hamas-driven violence being carried out at the security fence along Israel’s border with Gaza, and how the terrorist group is once again exploiting the most vulnerable of its population as human shields.

“Throughout the riots of the past month, Hamas has used innocent Palestinian women and children as human shields, while they cowered behind in safety,” he pointed out. “The terrorists are hiding while allowing, even hoping, for their people to die. This is evil in its purest form,” he said.

“Israel has an obligation to protect our citizens and we will do so while minimizing civilian casualties to the other side, but let me be clear: Israel will never apologize for defending our country. It is Hamas that is fully responsible for every Palestinian injury and death that has resulted from these incidents.”

Lieberman to Saudi-owned paper: We will bomb Tehran if Iran attacks

April 26, 2018

Source: Lieberman to Saudi-owned paper: We will bomb Tehran if Iran attacks – Israel Hayom

Iran’s Khamenei Urges Muslim Nations to Unite Against U.S.: State TV

April 26, 2018

 

By REUTERS APRIL 26, 2018, 4:58 A.M. E.D.T.

Source Link: Iran’s Khamenei Urges Muslim Nations to Unite Against U.S.: State TV

{Proxies wanted. Must be willing to engage in warfare with the US military and die for Iran. Apply within. – LS}

ANKARA — Iran’s supreme leader called on Muslim nations to unite against the United States, saying Tehran would never yield to “bullying,” state television reported on Thursday.

“The Iranian nation has successfully resisted bullying attempts by America and other arrogant powers and we will continue to resist… All Muslim nations should stand united against America and other enemies,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said.

Iran’s top authority criticized Trump for saying on Tuesday some countries in the Middle East “wouldn’t last a week” without U.S. protection.

“Such remarks are humiliation for Muslims … Unfortunately there is war in our region between Muslim countries. The backward governments of some Muslim countries are fighting with other countries,” Khamenei said.

Iran and Saudi Arabia have long been locked in a proxy war, competing for regional supremacy from Iraq to Syria and Lebanon to Yemen.

(Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

Trump: Iran messed with Obama, they don’t mess with me

April 26, 2018

By Eric Sumner April 26, 2018 Jerusalem Post

Source Link: Trump: Iran messed with Obama, they don’t mess with me

{Direct and to the point, that’s Trump.   Furthermore, following through on threats to sink US ships would be a huge (yuge) mistake as well as restarting the nuclear program (which probably never stopped anyway).  Kind of makes you wonder what they fear will be revealed by a new agreement full of inspection requirments that’s worth starting a war.   One day we may see Iran begging for an agreement.  We shall see.  – LS}

US President Donald Trump boasted that his administration has kept Iran in check where former president Barack Obama had failed to do so in a special interview with Fox & Friends Thursday

“They used to scream ‘death to America,'” Trump said. “They don’t scream it anymore. They screamed it with him [Obama], but not with me.”

Earlier Thursday, Iran’s supreme leader called on Muslim nations to unite against the United States, saying Tehran would never yield to “bullying.”

“The Iranian nation has successfully resisted bullying attempts by America and other arrogant powers and we will continue to resist… All Muslim nations should stand united against America and other enemies,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said.

Iran’s top authority criticized Trump for saying on Tuesday some countries in the Middle East “wouldn’t last a week” without US protection.

“Such remarks are a humiliation for Muslims … Unfortunately there is war in our region between Muslim countries. The backward governments of some Muslim countries are fighting with other countries,” Khamenei said.

Shiite Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia have long been locked in a proxy war, competing for regional supremacy from Iraq to Syria and Lebanon to Yemen.

President Trump’s Fox & Friends appearance piled on more to the saber-rattling between Middle Eastern powers in recent weeks. Earlier this month, senior Iranian cleric Ali Shirazi threatened to destroy Tel Aviv and Haifa if Israel takes any “stupid measures,” and Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman shot back on Thursday.

“If Iran strikes Tel Aviv, Israel will hit Tehran and destroy any Iranian military site in Syria that threatens Israel,” Liberman told London-based Saudi newspaper Elaph on Thursday.

Meanwhile, a top advisor to Khameni announced Thursday that the Islamic Republic will not accept any change to the Iran nuclear deal, as Western signatories of the accord prepare a package that seeks to persuade Trump to save the agreement.

“Any change or amendment to the current deal will not be accepted by Iran… If Trump exits the deal, Iran will surely pull out of it.. Iran will not accept a nuclear deal with no benefits for us,” Ali Akbar Velayati said.

 

Golan battalion commanders hold emotional reunion

April 26, 2018

77th Battalion commanders since its establishment gather in Valley of Tears: ‘Power stemming from joy of giving, love of Land.

Mordechai Sones, 26/04/18 14:39

Herewith i will pay my deepest respect for the bravery and offering from this battalion .(JK)

Generations of Battalion Commanders IDF Spokesman

Since its establishment, commanders of the Oz 77 Battalion have gathered together at Kibbutz Al-Rom, reminisced, shared photographs, and recalled shared experiences of the 7th Brigade.

7th Brigade Commander Col. Roman Gofman attended the latest meeting and spoke with gathered commanders of the 7th Brigade’s spirit, the brotherhood among the fighters, brigade operations, and today’s increased motivation to enlist in the IDF.

Current Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Shaul Yisraeli said “the Oz Battalion is an ethos that expresses the sense of responsibility and mutual accountability in the cleanest possible manner. A power that stems from the joy of giving and love of the Land.

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“I could feel the concern, the love, and the deep connection to the battalion, the 7th Brigade, and the IDF, as if everyone was really still the Commander,” related Lt. Col. Yisraeli.

From Kibbutz Al-Rom, the commanders continued to tour the Valley of Tears, where the battalion fought in the battles of the Yom Kippur War.

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During the difficult battle, the Battalion’s soldiers demonstrated colossal courage and resourcefulness, blocking the attack of some 160 Syrian tanks. Later, the Battalion penetrated the Syrian border and assisted in the conquest and possession of an enclave on Syrian soil. Many of the battalion commanders received different medals for their performance in the war.

Today the battalion is deployed in the same sector as that difficult battle with unified commanders and fighters, and with best in technology and resources, standing in constant readiness.

Here soldiers are seen collecting remains of a rocket fired from Syria into Israel, landing near Kibbutz El Rom in the Golan Heights:

Soldiers collecting remains of rocket fired from Syria into Israel, Golan Hts

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Soldiers collecting remains of rocket fired from Syria into Israel, Golan Hts

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Soldiers collecting remains of rocket fired from Syria into Israel, Golan Hts

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