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ANALYSIS: How Israel Handed Another Defeat to the Iranian Axis
After a series of clashes over the past week, Iran realizes it still can’t match or overcome Israel’s military capabilities. After widening its anti-Iran activities to Iraq, where Iran is trying to arm the Shiite militias with ballistic missiles which can reach Israel, the Israeli military and government now appears to have to have decided that the situation in Lebanon demands a similar strategy change. After the Iranian Revolutionary Guards of the Quds Force together with Hezbollah were about to launch a massive drone attack on Israel’s north last weekend the Israeli military showed off

Running out of burial space, Jerusalem building massive underground necropolis
Inspired by ancient Jewish customs, Israeli capital constructing enormous subterranean graveyard under Har Hamenuchot Cemetery, with room for 23,000 tombs resembling small Japanese capsule hotels. Under a mountain on the outskirts of Jerusalem, workers are completing three years of labor on a massive subterranean necropolis comprised of a mile (1.5 kilometers) of tunnels with sepulchers for interring the dead. Up above, the Har Hamenuchot Cemetery dominates the hillside overlooking the main highway leading..

Israeli company developing 'suicide' drone to take out enemy UAVs
ELTA planning 'sophisticated upgrade' to its current 'Drone Guard' system, which has sold to defense agencies all over the world; the aircraft will be able to identify the target's flight path and fly directly into it While the IDF has not yet come up with its own proven operational response to enemy drones, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries, ELTA Systems, has already sold 100 "Drone Guard" systems to a number of foreign defense agencies. The system detects and brings down drones using frequency blocking

British MP: Johnson may withdraw from Iran nuclear deal
British MP says he believes Boris Johnson's government will follow Trump and withdraw from 2015 nuclear deal. British MP Matthew Offord of the Conservative party told i24News on Tuesday he believes Boris Johnson's government will follow US President Donald Trump and withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. Johnson on Tuesday won the race to become Britain's next prime minister, defeating current Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt by a margin of 66% to 34%, with 92,153 votes to Hunt’s 46,656. Speaking to i24NEWS after Johnson's victory,

ANALYSIS: Israel’s Increasing Role in the Global War on Terror
ISIS is planning a comeback, but it and other jihadist groups will have to contend with an empowered Jewish state The Israeli spy agency Mossad and the IDF’s Military Intelligence have thwarted some 50 terror attacks worldwide over the course of three years Israeli broadcaster Mako reported at the beginning of last week. The foiled terror attacks were the work of Iran and the Islamic State Jihadist group according to Mako. Israeli intelligence delivered information about planned terror attacks against twenty countries among them Turkey where the Mossad helped foiling no less than 12 attacks


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