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Assad and Putin Benefit from Israel’s Actions

by Yossi Yehoshua

Alleged IAF strikes against Iran's targets on Syrian territory have recently been gaining pace. Surprisingly, they're a boon to both Damascus and Moscow - which is working to consolidate its strategic control of the region.

Over the past month, seven different alleged Israeli attacks have been reported in Syria, a 15% increase compared to the same period last year.

The question is, where do Israel’s, Syria’s and Russia's interests meet when it comes to these attacks?

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is trying to rehabilitate his army and take over more areas of the country as the decade-long civil war seems to be coming to an end. In reality, he has no issue with Israel trying to push the Iranians out of Syria (to help him to regain full control of the country).

Russia for its part sees these operations as just another step in its war with Tehran over strategic control of the region. This is the reason why Russian President Vladimir Putin keeps greenlighting these strikes. It should be noted that despite various reports, Moscow and Jerusalem's security coordination is still going strong.

Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak

Most people, living in any country and of any political affiliation, would welcome the idea that the government is going to prevent a threat of nuclear attack, which could obliterate them and their families. This simple logic is displaced by hate toward Jewish state, and does not work in the minds of many Arab Israelis and so-called Palestinians living under the PA and Hamas rule. Otherwise, Israel would not include “dispersing local Arab disturbances in mixed cities” in a possible response scenario to escalation of the Iranian nuclear program.

Israel Has ‘Invisible’ Defense System

Israel has a new weapon, which reportedly can halt electronic capabilities of an enemy. The Scorpius “missiles” send narrowly targeted beams of energy that disrupt enemy electronic sensors, navigation, radar or other electronic activity. The system does not interfere with unintended targets.

Chinese President Supports 'Two-state Solution'

Chinese President Xi Jinping reaffirmed his support for a “two-state solution” to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. He had sent Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas a congratulatory letter on the occasion of the 33rd anniversary of the PA’s “Declaration of Independence”, said he was interested in enhancing Chinese-PA relations with a view of pushing forward joint cooperation in all fields. (Another international ‘political prostitute’ is using anti-Semitism as a promotional tool! What fields of expertise can the PA offer? Terrorism and destabilisation of the ME - is that what China is after?)

Helping Enemies to Survive

Despite a previous promise, Israel has unfrozen hundreds of millions of shekels for the Palestinian Authority (PA), to be used to pay terrorists' salaries - in violation of the law and despite promises by Defense Minister Benny Gantz (Blue and White) that he would not do such a thing.

Under the "pay-to-slay" law, Israel has frozen 1.3 billion shekel of the taxes it collects for the PA, since these monies are used to pay terrorists' salaries. (The PA is still owe Israel millions of dollars for the supply of electricity, water and medical services.)

Israel Must Stop Immigration Fraud

Ethiopian community's leaders in Israel have warned for years that most of those making Aliyah from the East African country aren't Jewish; to tackle this issue, Israel needs to define not only who is Jewish, but also who is not. A recently revealed classified report by the National Security Council (NSC) said some 10,000 Ethiopians currently trying to leave the war-torn country for Israel are not Jewish, according to the rules of the Law of Return. They do, however, apparently identify with Messianic Judaism - a modern religious movement that combines elements of Jewish tradition with Evangelical Christianity.

Maritime Exercise in Red Sea

Israeli, US, United Arab Emirati (UAE) and Bahraini naval forces launched a five-day multilateral maritime security operations exercise in the Red Sea on Wednesday, under the auspices of US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT).

Biden Pushing for Fatah-Hamas Unity Government

The Biden Administration has launched an initiative for the formation of a unity government for the Palestinian Authority consisting of representatives of the Fattah and Hamas movements as well as economic professionals not affiliated with either movement. The PA has been split between the mainly Fattah government in Judea and Samaria and the Hamas in the Gaza Strip since 2007. Numerous attempts at negotiations to form a unity government to end the split have been made over the years, all of which have been unsuccessful. (When the desire to undermine the existence of the Jewish state, by supporting its enemies is strong, logic and common sense does not work. Fatah and Hamas are enemies. The hate for the common enemy, Israel is keeping them from killing each other.)

Arms Dealers Arrested in Arab Sector

At least 78 suspects were arrested, based on information provided by a dealer turned informant, in a raid on the Arab sector dubbed "Operation Ocean." Since the start of the year, over 100 Arab citizens were killed in the violence plaguing Arab communities. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said last month that Israel had "lost control" over the rampant crime wave plaguing the Arab sector.

Biden Joins the 'Ugly Nazi' anti-Israel Agenda

The Biden administration abstained from a United Nations General Assembly resolution affirming Palestinian refugees' right to return to Israel, a move that Israel claims would destroy the country's identity as the ethnic-national homeland for the Jewish people. US Deputy Ambassador Richard Mills framed the abstention as a return to a former U.S. position that prevailed under Barack Obama. The committee approved six anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian draft resolutions that will come before the General Assembly for a full vote later this year.

Bills Limiting PM’s Political Powe

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s cabinet will vote “very soon” this month on Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar’s bill to limit prime ministers to two terms. The eight-year limit for prime ministers is not retroactive, which means opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu can still be prime minister for eight more years. But as early as next month, Sa’ar will bring to the cabinet his second bill that would prevent anyone indicted from forming a government, which would apply to Netanyahu.

From Negotiation to Nuclear Blackmail of the World

Iran’s Foreign Ministry demanded that the US lift sanctions imposed on Iran as part of the talks on a return to the 2015 nuclear deal and also reassure Iran it will not abandon the deal again. “Iran will not stop its compensatory actions (developing a nuclear bomb) until it is confident that US sanctions will be lifted in an effective and verifiable manner with the necessary and objective guarantees,” the spokesman warned. (This is another round of delay tactics to get a nuclear bomb. After they have it Iranian mullahs will be able to blackmail the world.)

Is Russia about to Finish off Mahmoud Abbas?

In a surprising development, Mohammed Dahlan, the leader of the Palestinian “Democratic Reform Movement,” met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Nov. 2, 2021. Dahlan, a former Fatah official who now resides in the United Arab Emirates, is a bitter foe of Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas. There are some in the PA who accuse Dahlan of facilitating the Abraham Accords. (There is a saying: "The old enemy is better than a new friend")

EU Financing Enemies in Jerusalem

EU signs agreement to transfer 12 million euros to the PA organization, aiming to strengthen 'Palestinian identity' in Eastern Jerusalem. "Resilience is at the core of our work, and resilience is what we are celebrating today,’’ said the Deputy EU Representative. (Hating Jews, anti-Semitism "is at the core of" helping enemies of Israel to destroy the Jewish state.)

Arabs Refused to Pay Rent to Jewish Land Owners

Sheikh Jarrah residents refuse to pay rent. Palestinian families facing eviction from their homes in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood today turned down an Israeli court's offer to provide them 'protected residence' status, saying that if they pay rent to the settler organisation which claims the land on which their homes are built, their properties will not be demolished. Jews owned the land prior to their eviction in 1948.

Quote of the Week:

“It’s really dangerous what the (Biden) administration is doing. They will, if they head back into that deal, provide resources and money for a regime that has made clear its intentions to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. They want to destroy America as well. If the United States is not with Israel and the Iranians begin to take actions that threaten Israel, Israel not only has the right but the duty to defend itself.” - Mike Pompeo, former US Secretary of State

Iran’s Nuclear Program Priority for Israeli Air Force

by Yaakov Lappin

The year 2022 is set to be the year that the Israeli Air Forces places its long-range strike capabilities against Iran’s nuclear program sites at the top of its priority list.

Iran’s nuclear sites - the most famous of which are the Natanz and Fordow uranium enrichment sites - are not only far away but also heavily fortified by advanced air-defense systems. In Fordow’s case, the facility is built deep inside a mountain.

While Iran appears to have frozen parts of its nuclear infrastructure that it would need to break through to the nuclear weapon - developing an explosive mechanism and working to place that mechanism on a missile warhead - it has made alarming progress on the most challenging aspect of building a nuclear weapon: amassing sufficient fissile material.

Israel’s sped-up military preparations are therefore a direct reflection of Iran’s own speeding up of its nuclear program. Iran enriched more than 120 kilograms of uranium to the 20 percent level in October, according to the IAEA - a major jump from the 84 kilograms that Iran had previously enriched a month earlier. Iran is also openly enriching other, albeit smaller quantities of uranium to the 60 percent level, something no non-nuclear state would do.

Assessments of how long Iran would need to break through to an actual weapon range from between 18 months to two years. That’s not a long time in strategic terms.

IAEA has no Recent Contact with Iran

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, said it was “astonishing” that he has had no contact with the new Iranian government. “I have not had any contact with this government... that has been there for more than five months. “This is astonishing and I am saying it openly because I’m saying it to them. There’s a long list of things we need to discuss,” said Grossi. (Iran is not interested in discussing anything! Fake negotiations are a 'smoke screen' to cover its nuclear weapon program. The sad thing is that all Western participants in ‘negotiation’ with Iran know this.)