WAR DRUM: Israel preps for Ballistic-Missile Attack. Russian Warplanes Go on 24-Hour Duty in Snap Alert Drill


Israel warns of action over Russian plan to give missiles to Syria’s Assad

A senior Israeli defense official warned on Tuesday that Russia’s plan to send sophisticated anti-aircraft weapons systems to Syria’s President Bashar Assad was a “threat” and signaled Israel could take some form of unspecified action in response.

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Israeli civil defense drill prepares for ballistic missile attack

TEL AVIV — Israel has launched a major civil defense exercise. Officials said the exercise, dubbed “Steadfast Home Front-1, was meant to simulate a ballistic missile attack on Israel.

The officials said the exercise, part of a multi-year defense plan, also tested interoperability by the military, Defense Ministry, other ministries and local authorities.

“Israel is the most threatened state in the world; it is under missile and rocket threat,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

The exercise, which began on May 26, was the seventh edition of the annual civil defense drill. Officials said the latest exercise, scheduled to end on May 29, was meant to prepare military and civil authorities for a chemical or nuclear attack.

http://www.worldtribune.com/2013/05/28/israeli-civil-defense-drill-prepares-for-ballistic-missile-attack/

Russian Warplanes Go on 24-Hour Duty in Snap Alert Drill

MOSCOW, May 28 (RIA Novosti) – MiG-31 Foxhound interceptors are going on round-the-clock duty in northern Russia as part of a snap combat readiness check of the nation’s aerospace defense capabilities, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

The fighters, “in conjunction with A-50 airborne warning and control system aircraft, are performing continuous missions to protect the airspace, including from cruise missile strikes,” the ministry said in a statement. The aircraft are to be refueled while still in the air.

http://en.rian.ru/military_news/20130528/181393390/Russian-Warplanes-Go-on-24-Hour-Duty-in-Snap-Alert-Drill.html

Exclusive: Obama Asks Pentagon for Syria No-Fly Zone Plan

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/05/28/exclusive-barack-obama-asks-pentagon-for-syria-no-fly-zone-plan.html

Israel’s defense minister signals that its military is prepared to strike shipments of advanced Russian weapons to Syria

A senior Israeli defense official warned on Tuesday that Russia’s plan to send sophisticated anti-aircraft weapons systems to Syria’s President Bashar Assad was a “threat” and signaled Israel could take some form of unspecified action in response.

Israel has launched airstrikes inside Syria that it says were designed to stop weapons shipments getting to the Assad-allied Hezbollah movement in Lebanon.

Russia on Tuesday reiterated its intention to go ahead with the arms deal. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said it would “restrain some hotheads from escalating the conflict to the international scale,” according to Russia Today.

His comments came after the European Union agreed to lift an arms embargo that prevented weapons from being sent to the rebels fighting Assad’s forces.

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Israeli DM Threatens to Attack Russian Ships

http://news.antiwar.com/2013/05/28/israeli-dm-threatens-to-attack-russian-ships/

Israel has mobilised forces on the land and sea in the country’s biggest self-defence drill of the year

http://jn1.tv/video/israel/ny2805ua10-israel-drill-air.html

 

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