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Israel Shows Its Edge as Arrow Sees Action for the First Time

20th March 2017 – MilitaryEdge.org

Israel Shows Its Edge as Arrow Sees Action for the First Time

John Cappello, Patrick Megahan

The Israel Defense Force (IDF) confirmed that the Syrian armed forces fired surface-to-air missiles (SAM) against Israeli Air Force (IAF) jets late Thursday evening. The S-200 missiles were fired in response to the IAF aircraft striking Hezbollah targets in Syria, and one of those S-200 missiles was intercepted by the Israeli Arrow missile defense system. more...

Analysis & Commentary

27th March 2017 – Quoted by Matt Brodsky - The Hill

Prepare for battle: Israel, Hezbollah on the path to war

Tony Badran

That’s the question many analysts are grappling with in the wake of recent escalations involving an Israeli strike inside Syria that targeted a weapons shipment meant for Hezbollah. more...

26th March 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

Anti-BDS Bill Passes in Texas Senate

Benjamin Weinthal

Texas has been a hotbed of anti-BDS activity in recent days, with the passage of a bill in the Senate on Wednesday that will bar state contracts and investment in companies that boycott Israel, and mounting criticism by Jewish organizations of a local bank’s BDS activity. more...

24th March 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

Taking the War to the BDS Activists

Benjamin Weinthal

Israel is in a war against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement that includes using preemptive measures to curb the potential impact on the Jewish state, Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan told The Jerusalem Post in a wide-ranging interview on Wednesday. more...

21st March 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Israel carries out two strikes against Assad Regime, Hezbollah targets in Syria

David Daoud

In the wake of threats by Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, the Israel Air Force (IAF) carried out two strikes against Assad regime and Hezbollah targets in Syria on Sunday and early Monday morning. These latest airstrikes come only two days after an IAF raid on Hezbollah weapons shipments in Palmyra, and seemingly as a response to an attempt by the Syrian Air Defense Forces (SADF) to shoot down the attacking Israeli jets. more...