Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns nations hostile to Israel from the Dimona Reactor VIDEO HERE.
Upgrading defenses at Dimona reactor
Speaking at the 62nd General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Snir said, “We cannot ignore the repeated and explicit threats, made by Iran and its proxies, to attack Israel’s nuclear sites. These outrageous threats require Israel to take action and continue to protect and defend its nuclear facilities. These facilities are constantly upgraded and reinforced, in line with IAEA safety guidelines, in order to withstand any attack.”
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- Russian Plane Downing – 8 things to know for September 20, TimesofIsrael.com, Joshua Davidovich
- Israeli Regional Power and the Struggle over the Spoils of the Syrian War, MeForum.org, Gregg Roman
- Belgium cuts PA funding based on PMW report, Palwatch.org, Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
- Israel reinforcing nuclear sites due to threats from Iran, nuclear chief says, jta.org, JTA Staff
- Spotlight on Iran, terrorism-info.org.il, Dr. Raz Zimmt
by Joshua Davidovich for TimesofIsrael.com, September 20, 2018
A photo taken on July 23, 2006 shows an Russian IL-20M (Ilyushin 20m) plane landing at an unknown location. Russia blamed Israel on September 18, 2018 for the loss of a military IL-20M jet to Syrian fire, which killed all 15 servicemen on board, and threatened a response.( AFP PHOTO / Nikita SHCHYUKIN)
1. Down and out with Russia: Israel seems to have escaped mostly unscathed from its perilous Tuesday, arguably the most fraught Yom Kippur Eve since 1973, but there is still a sense of foreboding hanging over the incident, in which Russia blamed the IDF for Syria downing its recon aircraft when it had been aiming for Israeli jets carrying out an airstrike on a Latakia area facility.
• Russia’s loud and furious blaming of Israel only seemed to subside with a phone call between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin in the moments before Yom Kippur, but the affair showed how precarious Israel’s mastery over Syria’s skies can be if it loses Moscow’s backing.
• The incident “has now put Israel in an extremely difficult position with the Russians, and is liable to negatively influence the strategic freedom of action its air force had enjoyed on the northern front until now,” Amos Harel writes in Haaretz.
Israeli Regional Power and the Struggle over the Spoils of the Syrian War
by Gregg Roman for MeForum.org, September 20, 2018
Despite media narratives continuing to highlight Israel’s enemies and their fixation with its destruction, Israel’s current situation is much better than it was yesterday and is certainly better than it was seventy years ago.
State of Affairs
25 years after Oslo, the promise of peace has congealed into a reality of never-ending war.
The framework that Palestinians and Israelis exist in today is not the only option
The West Bank is currently run by a deeply divided government that ignores its population’s needs and refuses to submit to elections, while a single private resident, by engaging with Israelis constructively, has managed to erect an entire new city.
In Gaza, we have a Hamas leadership that jails its own members for questioning its corrupt practices, and that refuses to cooperate in any way with Israel while the physical and mental health of its population continues to plummet.
In Israel, we have an extremely stable conflict management approach that, consequently, will continue to manage it without ever ending it.
Belgium cuts PA funding based on PMW report
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik for Palwatch.org, September 20, 2018
The Belgian Ministry of Development Cooperation announced that:
[Joods Actueel, Sept. 4, 2018]
by the JTA Staff for JTA.org, September 20, 2018
(JTA) — Israel is upgrading and reinforcing its nuclear sites in light of “repeated and explicit threats” made by Iran and its proxies to attack them, a nuclear official said.
Zeev Snir, the director-general of Israel’s Atomic Energy Commission, addressed the issue in a speech Tuesday to a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA. The address was provided to the Israeli media.
“These outrageous threats require Israel to take action and continue to protect and defend its nuclear facilities,” Snir said. “These facilities are constantly upgraded and reinforced, in line with IAEA safety guidelines, in order to withstand any attack.”
Israel rarely discusses its nuclear activities publicly.
by Dr. Raz Zimmt for terrorism-info.org.il, September 20, 2018
Iran, Russia and Turkey continue to negotiate regarding Idlib’s fate. Iran publicly welcomed the agreement reached in Sochi between the Russian and Turkish presidents that called for the establishment of a demilitarized zone (DMZ) between the rebels and the Syrian Army. The summit in Sochi took place after negotiations concerning rebel-held Idlib in Geneva and the tripartite summit between the presidents of the three nations in Tehran. During the Tehran summit, the parties failed to reach an understanding due to disagreements between the three, as Russia and Iran pushed to allow the regime to re-occupy Idlib, while Turkey objected to this scenario. In spite of the positive Iranian response in public, we believe that Iran is concerned about the unilateral Russian-Turkish move, which apparently has not been decided in coordination with Iran.