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Defense minister: Iran’s nuclear defiance is a sign of panic
“Iran is not an Israeli problem; it’s a regional and global problem,” says Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman • “There are clear signs of mass hysteria and panic among the Iranian leadership” over the potential loss of foreign investors, he observes.
Nearly 2,000 homes approved for Judea and Samaria, many outside ‘settlement blocs’
The Defense Ministry authorized the construction of 1,957 new homes in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.
Waiver clause threatens integrity of Israeli equivalent to America’s Taylor Force Act
“We managed to get Taylor Force passed without any type of waiver whatsoever, which was a difficult and noteworthy accomplishment,” said Sander Gerber, a New York-based hedge fund executive who was a strong proponent of the Taylor Force Act. “Any Israeli equivalent of the law should also be passed without a waiver.”
Israel destroys 50 Iranian targets in Syria after missiles launched at Golan Heights by Iran
The Israel Defense Forces reported that it had set back Iranian military capabilities in Syria by “many months,” smashing more than 50 targets in what IDF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis called "one of the greatest operations of the Israel Air Force in the past decade.”
Palestinian Media Watch
Lt. Col. (res) Maurice Hirsch
Defense Minister Lieberman offers strong words but little action on Palestinian salaries to terrorists
The time has come to penalize the PA for its rewarding and incentivizing of terrorism. However, what is truly absurd, is that the person making the tough comments against the PA policy, is the same person who is responsible for a loophole that would invite external pressure and completely undermine the very same law that he is proposing.
IDF destroys ‘long, high-quality’ Hamas terror tunnel reaching into Israel
The Israel Defense Forces indicated that the tunnel, which allegedly connects to a larger underground network, was filled with concrete. It marks the eighth one discovered and destroyed in just a few months.
US blocks UN statement calling for inquiry into Israeli actions during Gaza riots
“Any state whose borders people tried to crash would act in an even more severe way than we did, and therefore the procession of hypocrites calling for a committee of inquiry must understand that there will be no such thing,” said Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman.
Netanyahu hospitalized briefly in Jerusalem, out in time to celebrate Passover
He was treated for a high fever and severe cough, the result of a flu he suffered two weeks ago.
Israeli Defense Minister warns northern homefront unprepared for war
Avigdor Lieberman said that in order to sufficiently protect the north, a five-year plan must be formulated: “It will require a minimum investment of a billion shekels per year.”
Defense minister: Israel thwarts 20 to 30 potential terrorist attacks per week
Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS
Avigdor Lieberman attributes the successful anti-terror operations to “quality intelligence and a combination of smart deployment of forces and advanced technology.”
Defense minister: IDF will destroy all Hamas terror tunnels by end of 2018
Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS
Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Israeli television that the Jewish state has developed cutting-edge counter-tunnel technology that will enable it to destroy all Hamas terror tunnels by the end of 2018.