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Livni in Russia, Denies Visit Linked with Missile Sale to Syria

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who doubles as the government “Minister for the Peace Process,”  traveled to Russia on Tuesday to talk with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, reportedly  over Moscow’s declared intentions to follow through with the sale of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to the Syrian regime. Her spokeswoman denied that the purpose of the visit was to talk about the S-300.

The missile system is considered one of the most sophisticated in the world and  could down an Israeli commercial aircraft well within Israel’s borders. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu flew to Russia earlier this year to try to dissuade Russia from selling the system to Syria.

Livni’s discussions with Lavrov could be another chapter in the sage of American efforts to bring Israel and the Palestinian Authority back to direct negotiations over a future Palestinian Authority state. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was rumored to have been planning to return to the region this week, but the State Dept. has made no mention of a trip.

Syrian Army Completes S300 Training in Russia

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Syrian soldiers have completed their training on the S300 surface to air missile systems (anti-aircraft) on Russian soil, according to a report on Israel Channel 1. The Syrian soldiers have spent the past two months training on the platform.

Russia is expected to deliver the first missiles to Syria within two months.

There is concern in Israel that the S300 systems will actually be manned by Russian troops in Syria.

Iron Domes Redeployed to North

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

In light of the recent IAF activities in Syria, Israel has repositioned two Iron Dome anti-missile batteries to the country’s north.

One has been placed near Tzfat (Sefad), the second near Haifa.

Hamas Attacks Sderot with Missile to Mark Holocaust Day

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Gaza terrorists chose Holocaust Memorial Day to attack southern Israel with a missile that underlined President Shimon Peres’ message on Holocaust Memorial Day that “the journey for justice and freedom is not yet over.”

The rocket exploded in an open area, causing no injuries but interrupting a Holocaust Day ceremony as people scurried to a security shelter. The ceremony continued shortly afterwards.

Residents and police have not yet determined if the explosion cause property damage.

Israel responded “proportionately” last week to two rocket attacks on open areas in Sderot and the surrounding Sha’ar HaNegev region last week. The IDF bombed two terror sites without injuring anyone.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon last week repeated a years-long litany of threats that Israel will not remain silent in the face of rocket attacks.

Judging by last week’s response, Israel has not changed its policy not to upset the international community with “disproportionate” retaliation and instead continues to play Russian Roulette and wait for a Kassam missile, which has no guidance system, to fall in the wrong place at the wrong time.

IAF Retaliates Against Gaza Terror Targets

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Following 3 rocket launches from Gaza on Tuesday evening, the Israel Air Force struck back at targets within Gaza.

This was the first time that Israel has responded with an air assault to the Gaza rocket launches since the Pillars of Defense cease fire. No one was reported injured in the IAF strike.

The Gazan rockets hit in the Eshkol region.

There was also a mortar launched earlier in the day that fell short and landed within the Gaza Strip.

The IDF Spokesperson said,

“The IDF will not accept any attempt to attack Israeli citizens or IDF soldiers, and the IDF has no intention of allowing the return to the situation as it was before Operation Pillars of Defense.
The IDF views the attacks on Israel as very serious, and holds Hamas responsible.”

Earlier in the day police also found the remains of the Palestinian rocket that targeted Israel during President Obama’s visit on March 21.

The Gaza rocket had hit a kindergarten in Sderot. The school was closed and empty at the time for the extended Passover vacation.

US and Israel Prepare for Iran, Score Arrow Missile Success

Monday, February 25th, 2013

The joint Israeli-American Arrow anti-missile system scored its first successful trial at a would-be Israeli target over the Mediterranean Sea Monday morning. The experiment tested the launch system but did not include a dummy missile target.

One of the potential targets for the Arrow is the Iranian Shihab missile.

The Arrow 3 interceptor was successfully launched and flew an exo-atmospheric trajectory through space, in accordance with the test plan.

Below is a video of successful Arrow 3 launch test last September. Initial operating capability of Arrow 3 is expected in 2016, two years later than originally planned.

Palestinians Build Symbol of Hate on Temple Mount

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Yoni Alper, on his Terror Watch facebook page, posted the above photo from the Temple Mount, taken on Thursday morning.

While Jewish children in Jerusalem are building snowmen and having friendly snowball fights, The Arabs, on the holiest site to Judaism, and a site the Arabs claim is holy to them too, are building symbols of hate, M-75 missiles out of snow, to show what they want to do to Israel.

The M-75 is the Gazan long-range missile that targeted Jerusalem and Tel Aviv during the “Pillar of Defense” operation.

During the war initiated by Gaza, the Palestinians launched M-75 rockets  at Israel from heavily populated areas. Gazan rockets were often launched at Israel from sites next to schools, and mosques.

As far as snow art goes, placing it next to the Al Asqa mosque is true to life.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/palestinians-build-symbol-of-hate-on-temple-mount/2013/01/10/

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