PRAY TEAM JESUS: Israel on Alert for Attacks by Iran

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Headlines from Jerusalem, 29 October 2019

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Israel on Alert for Attacks by Iran

The IDF air defense units and Israeli embassies around the world were on alert Tuesday amidst warnings that Iran may be preparing to launch attacks similar to the strikes on Saudi Arabian oil facilities earlier this month and/or terrorist attacks against Israel and Israeli or Jewish targets. “Iran wants to develop precision-guided missiles that can hit any target in Israel within 5-10 meters. It’s doing it,” Netanyahu said Monday evening during an event at the Jewish Agency.  “Iran wants to use Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen as bases to attack Israel with statistical missiles and precision-guided missiles. That is a great, great danger.”
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Turkey in Negotiations to Buy Russian Warplane

Officials in Ankara told Defense News this week that Russia and Turkey are in an “advanced stage of negotiations” on a deal which could see NATO member Turkey buy the Russian-made Su-35 fighter aircraft. The negotiations, if finalized, would mark another stage in the shift of Turkey away from the West and towards Moscow following the procurement earlier this year of the Russian-built S-400 air-defense system by the Turkish military.

Protests Continue in Lebanon and Iraq

Street protests in Lebanon and Iraq continued on Monday despite increasing clashes between protesters and security forces and Iranian-backed militias in both countries. In Lebanon, roads were blocked and schools, banks and many businesses were closed for the last week, leading a Central Bank official to warn that the country is on the verge of economic collapse. In Iraq, the Army and counter-terrorism police have been deployed in Baghdad and other cities to crack down on a growing protest movement, with reports of a clash in the city of Karbala overnight Monday which left several people dead and wounded.

Norwegian Capital Joins BDS Movement

The incoming City Council in the Norwegian capital city of Oslo presented a platform Tuesday which included a ban on public procurement of goods and services from Israeli communities in the West Bank. The largely symbolic measure was applauded by the Norwegian branch of the BDS movement, which noted that Oslo was the sixth municipality in Norway to take this step.
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OPINION

Prepare for war, the right way
David Weinberg, JISS

At two “unscheduled” meetings this month, the security cabinet reportedly is discussing Prime Minister Netanyahu’s proposal for a NIS 1 billion ($290 million) project to boost Israel’s air defenses, specifically against Iranian cruise missiles and drones. The new threat to Israel is clear. Iran could respond to Israel’s many recent strikes on Iranian regional proxies and weapon depots by flying-in low and hitting key Israeli infrastructures in the center of the country.
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Today’s news was written and compiled by Aaron Hecht.

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