Israeli strategic observers: ‘It appears as if a lot of Iranian work in Natanz went down the drain’

Threats by Iran to retaliate against what it said was an Israeli sabotage attack on its Natanz nuclear site on April 11 and the reported attack on an Iranian command ship in the Red Sea on April 6 should be taken seriously, observers in Israel say, but they also indicate the distress that the Iranian regime is feeling as it absorbs one blow after another. Read more

The ICC’s attempt to place Israel on par with terror armies

The International Criminal Court’s Feb. 5 decision that it has jurisdiction to investigate alleged war crimes in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem represents a milestone in the politicization of international law. Read more

From the Holocaust to the IDF: Grandfather and grandson share a story of survival and continuity

As Israel prepared to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, a grandfather who survived the Nazi atrocities in Poland and his grandson shared a powerful story of survival and continuity. Read more

IDF becomes first vaccinated military in the world

The Israel Defence Forces announced on Thursday the completion of its coronavirus vaccination program, becoming the first military in the world to inoculate nearly every one of its service members. Read more

The Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle helping to secure European borders

January 12, 2021 by  

A contract recently signed to lease a cutting-edge Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that was developed and manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to assist in European Union border protection missions represents a major step in the use of the technology in the civilian sphere, a company executive has told JNS. Read more

As terror groups increase drone usage, Israeli firm counters with pioneering jamming technology

When Ido Bar Oz, the chief marking officer of the MCTECH RF Technologies Israeli anti-drone company, recently visited a prison in a European country, he saw a remarkable sight, but not one that surprised him. Read more

Advanced Israeli drone tech that’s taken militaries by storm now eyes civilian use

December 8, 2020 by  

An advanced immersive-technology Israeli drone company, which has recently won multiple tenders with the Israel Defense Forces and the U.S. Department of Defense, is eyeing new paths to enter the civilian security market, an executive has told JNS. Read more

Who was Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the ‘mysterious’ nuclear scientist killed outside of Tehran?

November 30, 2020 by  

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the senior Iranian nuclear scientist assassinated by a hit squad outside of Tehran on Friday, was being “reserved” by the Iranian regime for the day that Iran’s nuclear program would enter a new stage, a former senior Israel Defence Forces Military Intelligence analyst specialization in weapons of mass destruction and its proliferation told JNS. Read more

‘Global pioneers’: Israeli aerospace giant partners with Australian firm to build autonomous mining fleet

October 16, 2020 by  

In the near future, fleets of autonomous trucks and bulldozers will work at mining sites in Australia, communicating with one another and with control stations as they move raw materials and conduct heavy earthwork. Read more

Israeli drone company plans for worldwide aerial-supply networks

October 14, 2020 by  

Israel’s Gadfin UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and drone producer was the first company in the world to receive the Israeli Civil Aviation Authority permit for urban airspace deliveries this year. Read more

Amid growing tensions, Hezbollah risks escalation as it seeks retaliation

Tensions between Israel and Hezbollah have reached a fever pitch over the last week, with Israel’s defence establishment readying for an attack by the Lebanese terror group. Read more

Stranded at sea? A high-tech Israeli drone can save the day

Israeli defence company Elbit Systems has announced in recent days that it has sold a unique version of its advanced Hermes 900 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to an undisclosed customer in Southeast Asia. Read more

Israel mourns 23,816 fallen on annual Remembrance Day

Israel is mourning its 23,816 fallen soldiers as Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism (Yom Hazikaron) is held, for the first time, without visitors at military cemeteries across the country due to restrictions in place during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Israeli defence companies are turning radars into coronavirus symptom detectors

Two major Israeli defence companies have developed cutting-edge coronavirus symptom detectors that will allow doctors to remotely pick up on suspicious symptoms of COVID-19. Read more

Israeli missile-production line starts churning out much-needed ventilators

In ordinary times, Israel Aerospace Industry’s Systems Missiles Space group churns out advanced missiles, including interceptors used by the Arrow 2 and Arrow 3 defence systems. Read more

Hamas seeks to prevent spread of virus in Gaza, while threatening to hold Israel responsible if it fails

The Hamas regime in the Gaza Strip is making significant efforts to prevent a  full-scale outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), while also threatening to hold Israel “responsible” if the virus does begin to spread. Read more

IDF Home Front Command opens hotels for patients recovering from COVID-19

Following a directive by Defence Minister Naftali Bennett, the Israel Defense Forces’ Home Front Command opened its first coronavirus recovery centre for mild patients at the Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Read more

IDF’s pioneering all-women tank crews to provide protection of Israel’s south

February 20, 2020 by  

The all-female tank crews that the Israel Defence Forces will create this coming year will have the mission of defending the Egyptian and Jordanian border against intrusion by terror squads. Read more

Amid a spate of Palestinian attacks, Israel’s security forces seek to prevent an explosion of violence

February 8, 2020 by  

The quick succession of Palestinian attacks on Israeli security forces in the past 24 hours appears to be a chain reaction of unorganized incidents, each one forming the “inspiration” for the next attacker and each attack forming a link in the terrorist chain. Read more

In post-caliphate era, does ISIS still pose a risk to Israel?

January 19, 2020 by  

In May 2019, ISIS lost its final stronghold in Syria and what was left of its “caliphate”—namely, the territory and population that it had controlled—crumbled. The event was a far cry from its peak in 2012-14, when it controlled entire swaths of Syria and Iraq, and ruled over millions of people. Read more

New Israeli laser system to become latest defence layer against rockets

January 12, 2020 by  

Israel’s Ministry of Defence announced on Wednesday that its Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) has made a dramatic breakthrough in the world of laser weapons technology. Read more

Iran seeks to end direct clash with America and return to an asymmetrical comfort zone

The wave of Iranian ballistic missiles that struck two military bases in Iraq early on Wednesday that house U.S. personnel was a clear Iranian attempt to conclude the current phase of escalation with Washington. Read more

Loss of Soleimani won’t stop Iran’s long-term goal of regional hegemony

Despite the substantial blow absorbed by Iran due to the Jan. 3 assassination of the notorious Quds Force commander, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, by U.S. military forces, the regime is set to continue its expansion program to dominate the region, Israeli observers have assessed. Read more

Iran crossed red line with Trump administration; US, Israel, region brace for response

The American airstrike assassination of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force commander, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad early on Friday follows a major miscalculation on the part of Tehran in the decision to up the ante against the United States. Read more

After 50 hours of fire exchanges, Israel waits to see if Gaza Strip stabilizes

November 15, 2019 by  

A ceasefire that appeared fragile, and which was punctured twice by rocket fire from Gaza, went into effect on Thursday after 50 hours of combat between the Iranian-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror faction and the Israel Defence Forces. Read more

Israel seeks to prevent further escalation on second day of conflict with Islamic Jihad

November 14, 2019 by  

Israel carefully managed its second day of conflict with Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) on Wednesday, keeping airstrikes focused on the suppression of Gazan rocket-launch squads, as Hamas, despite declarations, continued to sit on the sidelines. Read more

In Gaza Strip, Palestinian Islamic Jihad agitates for violence

November 6, 2019 by  

Palestinian Islamic Jihad—the second-largest armed terror faction in Gaza after Hamas—is agitating for violence, and is, in fact, the organization that conducted Friday-night’s rocket barrage on the Israeli border city of Sderot. Read more

Palestinian Islamic Jihad, backed by Iran, seeks rocket-launchers in West Bank

October 31, 2019 by  

Since Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005, Palestinian terror factions have turned Gaza into a major rocket production zone, and they’re trying to replicate some of those activities in the West Bank, so far without success. Read more

‘Entry of radical Islamist forces into northern Syria is disturbing,’ ex-Israeli intelligence official says

October 17, 2019 by  

Israel has been closely monitoring Turkey’s brutal offensive against the Kurds in northeast Syria in recent days. Read more

Leaving Syria: A blow to US deterrence, a boost to Middle East Islamists

The decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to pull back troops from northern Syria in the face of a likely Turkish offensive against Kurdish forces is a blow to American deterrent power in the Middle East. Read more

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