Iraq Military Base Housing US Contractors Targeted By Five Explosive DronesBy Behold Israel, Jun 10, 2021

Multiple drones targeted Balad Airbase in northern Iraq on Wednesday, resulting in no casualties; Iranian-backed militias have been the culprit in past attacks; A base at Baghdad International Airport was also targeted.

Another attack occurred in Iraq on Wednesday, targeting the Balad Airbase located north of Baghdad. No casualties or even damage was reported following the event, and like previous attacks, Iranian-backed militia groups are suspected to be the source. Balad has been a frequent hotspot for Iranian-sponsored attacks due to the US presence.

In what is a certain concern for the US military, the attacks this week took place via explosive suicide drones that are difficult for the US military to detect on its radar systems due to the low altitude at which the drones fly.

An additional attack was reported as having taken place at the Baghdad International Airport, where another base is located. Several injuries have been inflicted due to these recurring militia attacks, and one foreign contractor was killed several weeks ago.

One source has reported that the US military is now offering a significant reward for anyone who can offer information regarding the source of Wednesday’s attack.

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Post-Conflict, UN Human Rights Council Opens Ludicrous Investigation Into Alleged Israel War CrimesBy Behold Israel, May 28, 2021

On the heels of the two-week conflict between Hamas (Gaza) and Israel, the United Nations Human Rights Council has approved an investigation into supposed war crimes committed by Israel; Israeli Foreign Ministry: The decision is a moral stain on the international community and the UN.

Just days after Hamas (Gaza) and Israel agreed to a unilateral ceasefire, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) opened an investigation into alleged Israel war crimes and human rights violations. The 11-day conflict came to an end on Friday morning, May 21st, but it’s critical to remember how it began in the first place – Hamas firing multiple rockets towards the capital city of Israel, Jerusalem.

The UNHRC voted 24-9 in favor of the investigation, including 14 abstentions. It is also worth noting that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation brought the resolution to the table, which has a longstanding sympathy for the Palestinians.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry said that the probe “completely ignores the 4,300 rockets toward Israeli citizens” and added that it is a “moral stain on the international community and the UN.” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined the criticism, stating that the UNHRC clearly has a “blatant anti-Israel obsession.” He added that the “automatic majority at the council whitewashes a genocidal terrorist organization that deliberately targets Israeli civilians while turning Gaza’s civilians into human shields.”

Not only did Hamas initiate the violence that ensued, but it fired over 4,000 rockets in total, sometimes harming its own people. Furthermore, the acts of terror that came out of Gaza resulted in the deaths of several Israeli civilians. As Hamas continued to launch rockets, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) retaliated with numerous airstrikes throughout the Strip. 

And while the UNHRC cites the Jewish state for potential human rights violations, it’s worth noting that it’s Hamas that strategically establishes itself in civilian areas and compounds, creating human shields for itself as noted by the PM.

It was perhaps Defense Minister Benny Gantz who said it best, stating that the decision “ends all legitimacy for the Human Rights Council’s continued existence.”

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Dozens Killed In Northern Israel Amid Civilian Stampede On Lag BaOmerBy Behold Israel, Apr 30, 2021

Several members of the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community were killed on Friday during a religious gathering for Lag BaOmer; Well over 100 others were injured during the catastrophe; PM Netanyahu has marked Sunday as a day of mourning.

Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community faced a tragedy on Friday when a massive gathering for Lag BaOmer took a turn for the worst. The incident took place in northern Israel’s Mount Meron, where it’s estimated that nearly 100,000 people showed up for the event. At least one source said that the site was only capable of hosting 25,000.

The incident, which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called a “terrible disaster,” occurred when a stampede occurred after an overwhelming amount of people collapsed down a narrow passageway consisting of slippery metal stairs. One report revealed that the barriers put in place created a hindrance for people to escape the catastrophe quickly. However, as mentioned above, the amount of people on-site was far beyond what the location could handle.

Friday morning’s disaster took place in the men’s corridor of the facility. Children are among those killed. Many of those who died still await identification.

Netanyahu said, “There were heartbreaking scenes here. People who were crushed to death, including children. Many of the dead have yet to be identified, and I ask not to spread rumors on social networks because it breaks the families’ hearts. Let the authorities work.”

Netanyahu and many others gave blood on Friday to help the injured.

The holiday observance was the first large religious gathering since the Jewish state removed several longstanding COVID restrictions.

Syrian missile lands near Dimona nuclear reactor, interception fails

SA-5 flies from Syria all the way to Negev in the longest-range attack yet by Syria; Patriot missile activated in response.

By ANNA AHRONHEIMUDI SHAHAMJERUSALEM POST STAFF

Israel and Syria exchanged missile attacks early on Thursday morning, after Damascus launched an advanced surface-to-air missile that landed in the Negev Desert.Alarms sounded in Abu Qrenat near Dimona in the South.

Israel Defense Officials Worried US Leaking Israeli Special Ops Info to the Press

By Jewish Press News Desk, 29 Nisan 5781, April 10, 2021 0

The NY Times reported last week that an anonymous US official claimed Israel was behind the operation in the Red Sea against the Iranian IRGC Navy reconnaissance vessel and floating military base, the Saviz, and the attack was in retaliation for an earlier Iranian attack on an Israeli cargo ship. The report described how the ship had been damaged. A few weeks earlier, a report in the Wall Street Journal claimed that Israel attacked multiple Iranian ships transporting oil and equipment from Iran to Syria, since 2019.

Unconfirmed reports in Israel are saying that someone in the foreign media may have actually received the information on the planned attack on the Saviz before the attack happened and was then asked by someone in Israel to hold off publishing the information until after the operation was completed.

A lot of concern and finger-pointing has been going around the inner circles of Israel’s security establishment as to who possibly leaked the information on Israel’s various secret operations and why. Some reporters have been hinting that it was senior politicians in the coalition (such as it is) or the opposition, depending on the reporters’ political bias. Others claim it was the US.

But at this point, defense officials are relatively sure it did not come directly from any Israeli source, according to a Walla report.

The concern now is that someone in the US government has been leaking the classified operational information that Israel has been sharing with US government officials.

What is still unclear to Israel is if this is a leak by an individual, a one-off event, or a change in US policy under the Biden administration, and what this mean with regards to future sharing of intelligence information with the American government.

The issue of the leaks may be raised during the upcoming visit to Israel by US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Sunday.

Report Suggests Tehran Further Violated Terms Of JCPOABy Behold Israel, Apr 11, 2021Without going into detail, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) hinted that the Islamic Republic once again violated the terms of the Iran nuclear deal this week.In the most recent report from the IAEA, Iran is suggested to have violated the terms of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) once again. This violation, as has been the case in other instances, relates to Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile. However, while the UN’s nuclear watchdog refrained from specifically mentioning any violations, Reuters pointed out that these reports are typically in sync with new violations.The site in view in this case is the Esfahan nuclear powerplant.According to Reuters, “On 7 April 2021, the Agency verified at the Fuel Plate Fabrication Plant at Esfahan that Iran had dissolved six unirradiated scrap fuel plates for the TRR Tehran Research Reactor containing 0.43 kg of uranium enriched up to 20% U-235.”The alleged violation(s) took place while representatives from Iran were in Vienna partaking in indirect conversations with the US concerning the deal.The post Report Suggests Tehran Further Violated Terms of JCPOA appeared first on Behold Israel.

Biden Administration Removes Air Defense Systems From Saudi Kingdom by Behold Israel

y Behold Israel, Apr 2, 2021

As the new White House administration seeks to shift US policy concerning the Middle East, it has removed key military assets during a time in which military pressure is mounting from the Islamic Republic.

In what was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, the Biden administration is moving military assets out of the Gulf region at a significant rate, according to a report this week. The removal of military interests from the region is reportedly for several reasons, including the refocusing on other regions of the world. However, there’s no question that the Biden administration has zero intentions of working with the Saudis like the former administration.

According to the report, the White House has “removed at least three Patriot antimissile batteries from the Gulf region, including one from Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia, that had been put in place in recent years to help protect American forces.”

Continuing, it revealed that more assets could soon be departing the region, saying, “Some capabilities, including an aircraft carrier and surveillance systems, are being diverted from the Middle East to answer military needs elsewhere around the globe…other reductions are under consideration.”

This move from the Biden administration comes when the Iranian-sponsored Houthi Rebels have been increasing their attacks on the Kingdom via ballistic missiles and explosive drones. They have often targeted Aramco oil facilities and civilian airports.

Despite the administration’s said commitment to building a relationship with the Saudis, removing these key military interests comes at a very compromising time.

Living In Prophetic Times-Last Days Part 1

In my estimation the end times, as the Bible calls it, began when a tiny piece of ground in the Middle East was given back to the Jewish people.  On May 14 1048 the nation of Israel was born.  Many including myself the term is reborn, but for those who only trace history back to the day they were boren, I will leave it as it is.  Biblically God gave sure words of Prophecy through Isaiah, Daniel and other prophets in the Old Testament to that fact of Israel becoming a great nation in the last days.  The fig tree shall blossom and the desert bloom like a rose.  To anyone who does not believe in God, I point to Israel. 
For those of us who think the world revolves around our Western culture and nations, think again.  The center of it all is Jerusalem in Israel.  We are but bit players in the grand scheme of what is termed “The Last Days.”  As we look back on that day in 1948 and realize President Truman’s signature fulfilled Bible Prophecy found in Isaiah 66:8 “Shall a nation be brought forth in one day?  Shall a nation be brought forth in one moment.  The resounding answer is yes!

Is Biden preparing to use new CIA director to broker another back-channel deal with Iran? The very thought is raising alarm bells in Jerusalem

ALL ISRAEL NEWS spoke to senior US and Israeli officials about CIA director-designate William Burns, one of the architects of the disastrous Iran nuclear deal

Joel C. Rosenberg | February 16, 2021

https://www.allisrael.com/is-biden-preparing-to-use-new-cia-director-to-broker-another-back-channel-deal-with-iran-the-very-thought-is-raising-alarm-bells-in-jerusalem

Folks this is a dangerous game that is being played in our government by the pretend president. He is purposely distancing himself from Israel. Pray for Israel and our rotten government.