web analytics
October 25, 2014 / 1 Heshvan, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Meir Panim with Soldiers 5774 Roundup: Year of Relief and Service for Israel’s Needy

Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.



Upping the Ante: 5 Russian Warships Enter the Mediterranean

Russia maintains a military base in the port of Tartous, Syria.
The "Admiral Panteleyev" anti-submarine warfare ship.

The Russian "Admiral Panteleyev" anti-submarine warfare ship.
Photo Credit: Vitaliy Ankov / RIA Novosti

In its latest escalation of the international anxiety over the Syrian civil war, Russia announced on Thursday that a group of five warships from its Pacific Fleet have entered the Mediterranean sea to bolster a new regional task force, according to a fleet spokesman quoted on the state-owned news agency RIA Novosti.

“The task force has successfully passed through the Suez Canal and entered the Mediterranean. It is the first time in decades that Pacific Fleet warships enter this region,” Capt. First Rank Roman Martov said.

Novosti said the warships’ immediate destination was Limassol, on the island of Cyprus, where they will join Russia’s Mediterranean task force.

An official from the Russian Embassy in Beirut confirmed to the Daily Star of Lebanon that the ships were indeed in the Mediterranean, adding that it was merely a routine procedure.

First such routine procedure since 1992.

Russia maintains a military base in the port of Tartous, Syria.

Novosti said the vessels – including the destroyer Admiral Panteleyev, the amphibious warfare ships Peresvet and Admiral Nevelskoi, and a tanker and a tug – left the port of Vladivostok on March 19. The Russian plan to expand its naval presence near Syria was announced in April.

A permanent naval task force in the Mediterranean was needed to defend Russia’s interests in the region, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in March.

It’s like the Cold War never ended.

According to Novosti, a senior Defense Ministry official said the Mediterranean task force’s command and control agencies will be based either in Novorossiysk, Russia, or in Sevastopol, Ukraine.

The U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet maintains its own permanent presence in the Mediterranean.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

8 Responses to “Upping the Ante: 5 Russian Warships Enter the Mediterranean”

  1. The current state of affairs seems to be escalating into a very volatile situation in the region. The Syrian regime must be toppled to allow room for the moderates to take over.

  2. Ethan Perks says:

    The combat power of the Russian ships is not that great. What they represent is what is known as a "Fleet in Being". The deterence value of this is far greater than the fighting power of these vessels.

  3. Did you know that Damascus Syria has historically remained inhabited from the time of it’s founding until today? Despite military losses it has always been populated. Yet Isaiah 17 states that God will take it away from being a city. That has not happened as of yet. If God chooses to use mans weapons of mass destruction as one of the tools to bring that about then today’s news concerning Assad should get you interested enough to take a longer look at that short chapter. In addition Iran continues determined in it’s march in the development of nuclear weapons. Current intelligence seems uncertain of when Iran will get the bomb and Israel cannot afford to gamble with this. Yet here we are with the clock ticking. In July of 2012 I wrote a small book that lists some of what the Bible says will happen in the end times as well as what will happen during the period known as the seven (360 day) year tribulation and other soon to take place events. I don’t accept donations and it’s free. It’s about 6 or 7 pages, so it’s a short read. I encourage you to have a look: http://www.booksie.com/religion_and_spirituality/book/richard_b_barnes/after-the-rapture-whats-next.

  4. Anonymous says:

    All major ships have been reequiped with the latest tehnologies which US knows too well.It can sink an aircraft carrier easy.Like i said latest tehnologies.anti-ship,air defense,anti-submarine warfare.New aircraft carrier coming soon and latest and quietest nuclear submarines.You cant say that It does not have fighting power.Deterence means power.You cant have one without the other.You have power you deter enemies.You want deterence? you have to have power which you can exercise anytime against any threat.

  5. Rhonda Clark says:

    Please just see this web site is: IS OBAMA THE ANTICHRIST. scoops.com see small TV. Jesus said his whole name in Hebrew!) u tube OBAMA SAYING I AM A MUSLIM) U tube( MACHIEL SAYING ALL THIS FOR A DAMN FLAG) u tube WORLD WAR3) Russia, and Chinia will attack USA) ( MARTIAL LAW) (NDAA LAW) allows military to arrest you no trial) ( GOVERNMENT HAS 2 BILLION HOLLOW POINT BULLETS) ( FEMA DEATH CAMPS< Bush put 800 in USA, Obama added Gas Chambers in them and train cars) ( GUN ACTIVIST WARN, OBAMA IS RISING UP A SECREATE BLACK ARMY TO MASSUCURE WHITE PEOPLE) ( GUN ACTIVIST WARN CIVIAL WAR) OBAMA IS TAKING OUR BULLETS AWAY) ( OBAMA GIVES JETS TO MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD) ( OBAMA GIVES 30 MILLION To EGYPT) ( OBAMA SENDS DRONES TO AIRBS) , Isreal just took one of Obamas Drones Down, It came from him…Question, your smart, Why did Obama leave , Chopper piece and Drone in Iran, So they can have our tecnology….RUSSIA HAS NASSA TECNOLOGY) ( OBAMAS RACE WAR) we see it, Get the black vote, get the latino vote, get the haspanac vote. MINORITIES, in a Civial war or war will kill white people…you KNOW IT, THEY HATE WHITE PEOPLE….( u tube DEATH TO WHITE PEOPLE) (WILL KILL WHITE PEOPLE) (I HATE WHITE PEOPLE) ( OBAMA IS A DICKTATOR) ( OBAMA IS A TERRIOST) ( u tube RIOT2013USA) ( THE REAL REASON WHY OBAMA WANTS YOUR GUNS) ( OBAMA WILL KILL US…or YOU) Obama will get Je haud on USA, and Isreal….( PROOF BLACK OPS DID BOSTON) info wars) good news is INFO WARS….WND NEWS…RUSH…THE BLAZE…SHAN HANNITY AT FOX…I know you have been told lies about them, but in the end they were right about ( BENGOZIE SCANDLE) ( FAST AND FURIOUS) ( OBAMA IS AN ILLEGAL) ( 52 REASONS TO IMPEACH OBAMA) ( IRS SCANDLE) it don't matter at this point if your a demecrate or GOP. This guy is going to screw us start out with,,,( INFO WARS u tube WORLD WAR3 just look at proof, Americians Demecrats, and Gop, are smart people..

  6. Anonymous says:

    Rabbi DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

    Syria ready to unleash missiles on Israel Uzi Mahnaimi, Sunday Times [UK] Tel Aviv Published: 19 May 2013 http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/world_news/Middle_East/article1261403.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2013_05_18 SYRIA has put its most advanced missiles on standby with orders to hit Tel Aviv if Israel launches another raid on its territory. Reconnaissance satellites have been monitoring preparations by the Syrian army to deploy surface-to-surface Tishreen missiles. An Israeli official told The New York Times that Israel, which has launched three recent attacks on Syria, was considering further strikes and warned President Bashar al-Assad that his government would face �crippling consequences� if he hit back at Israel.

  7. Brian Hathaway says:

    The Russian navy is a JOKE. You sound like some crazed nationalist slav. If they tried anything, those sailors would have a short, exciting life for about 5 minutes before the metal of the ships around them turned white hot and they all died a horrible, horrible death. Down with Stalinist Putin's dictatorship!!!

  8. Brian Hathaway says:

    The Russian navy is a JOKE. You sound like some crazed nationalist slav. If they tried anything, those sailors would have a short, exciting life for about 5 minutes before the metal of the ships around them turned white hot and they all died a horrible, horrible death. Down with Stalinist Putin's dictatorship!!!

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Terrorists attack Israeli soldiers with a Molotov cocktail in Arab village near Ramallah.
Palestinian Authority-American Shot Dead while Trying to Kill Jews
Latest News Stories
Liberman and Ariel

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Avigdor Liberman (L) speaks with Israel’s Minister of Housing and Construction Uri Ariel during a cornerstone laying ceremony for a new Synagogue in the community of Nokdim in Eastern Gush Etzion, on October 23, 2014. Nokdim is Liberman’s home town. This is what we think they spoke about.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared a three-month state of emergency Saturday after terrorists carried out a deadly assault in the northern Sinai, killing 33 Egyptian troops. Al-Sisi charged that “this operation had a foreign fund to execute” he attack against the Egyptian army… to break the back of Egypt and Egyptians.” A car bomb […]

Israeli police shoot tear gas to disperse Arab rioters throwing rocks after Friday prayers in Arab neighborhoods n Jerusalem.

Arab youth are trying to spark a widespread intifada but so far have failed.

Broken headstones and monuments in the Mount of Olives cemetery.

Jewish headstones and monuments were smashed, broken and knocked over. Firebombs were thrown into the cemetery.

The Galil Medical Center has treated 408 wounded Syrians to date.

At least 14 people have been killed in Tripoli battles.

India has chosen to purchase Israel’s Spike anti-tank missiles after rejecting a competing offer for US Lockheed Martin’s Javelin missiles.

The US sends its “condolences” and urges “all parties…to avoid escalating tensions.”

Kerry snubs Ya’alon, but the Israeli D.M. gets great press coverage in leading U.S. newspaper.

The first of 2 nurses to contract Ebola in Texas has been cured. NY and NJ have begun quarantining health-care workers returning from West Africa.

“Mourning” a terrorist means carrying the torch of terror.

Israel changes it clocks Sunday morning at 2 AM.

Terrorist attack in NYC and in Canada came after ISIS urged Muslims in the West to strike police and soldiers.

“For these international artists, the history and heroism at Masada together with performing at the lowest point on earth – 424 meters under the sea – is something that is truly unique,” Yossef explained.

At best, the Hareidim have been eating “Heter Mechira”. At worse, they’ve been eating vegetables grown in sewer water or pesticides from unknown and unsupervised Arabs fields.

More Articles from Yori Yanover
rain ATM

A Jerusalem woman is trying to hold on to her umbrella while withdrawing some cash at a Meah Shearim ATM, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The rain appeared out of the blue (which is how rain should), after a warm week that started to feel like summer. Well, it don’t feel like summer no more. Last […]

Rabbi Meir Mazuz (seen visiting a synagogue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn) declared in a public Internet psak that it is legal for a Jew to go up to temple Mount.

Needless to say, Shas, the Haredi Sefardi party, is not happy.

“The only difference between this world and the time of Meshiach is our bondage to the gentile kingdoms.”

Here’s the Israeli Navy boat INS Hanit arriving in Eilat on Saturday, March 8, 2014, after capturing the Klos C, which was carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied weapons made in Syria and intended for Palestinian guerrillas in the Gaza Strip. Here’s Israeli Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ram Rotberg speaking with the INS Hanit soldiers in […]

Pat Condell has a new video out, so, sit back, have fun. By the way, Message to Offended Muslims should not be confused with Message to Off Handed Muslims. Also, I’d love to hear what he has to say about Haredim.

The description that came with this picture says: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with American actor Bette Midler during an event at the house of Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan in Hollywood on March 6, 2014. But Bette Midler is not really an actor, she’s a singer who made movies for the LGBT community and […]

We will shut them up in the campuses, we will shut them up in the high schools, we will shut them up at the 92nd St. Y.

An Israeli female soldier (because they’re better at removing babies from their homes) evacuates a baby from a settlement in Judea and Samaria some time in the recent past. I’m thinking, if the baby was angry enough, couldn’t he evacuate in return, right there in her arms? Imagine the same picture, except with a settler […]

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/upping-the-ante-5-russian-warships-enter-the-mediterranean/2013/05/17/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: