* Iran holds ballistic missile, drones drill amid tensions In fourth large-scale exercise in recent weeks, IRGC launches ballistic missiles with 700-km range against simulated ‘enemy bases’.
Friday, January 15, 2021
* IDF preparing new operational plans to deal with Iran’s nuclear threat The IDF is preparing three alternative scenarios that will be presented to the government in the near future, the report said.
* Lebanon Wants an End to Iranian Occupation The Lebanese are worried that their country will meet the fate endured by Iraq, Syria and Yemen, where the Iranians and their militia proxies are playing a major role in the civil wars currently plaguing these countries.
* Israel and the U.S.: Maintaining the Alliance Against Iran There are three primary threads involved in Western containment of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and preventing it from acquiring nuclear weapons capabilities: diplomacy, economic pressure and what the Israelis call "cutting the grass."
* North Korea unveils ‘world’s most powerful weapon’ at military parade to mark 1st party congress in 5 years (PHOTOS) Scores of military hardware, including what is said to be a new version of North Korea’s submarine-launched ballistic missile, touted as the world’s most potent, were shown off in a grandiose military parade in Pyongyang.
* As America reels from political trauma, Jewish continuity points way to national unity A covenant is a commitment going beyond mutual advantage, requiring joint obligations in an unconditional and unbreakable union. Opinion.
* Israel is launching Covid immunity passports. Here’s what they allow you to do Less than a month after receiving its first shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech jab, Israel has vaccinated around 20% of its population.
* How to Make Sense of the Reconciliation of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt with Qatar The blockade and the boycott that Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E., Bahrain, and Egypt imposed on Qatar more than three years ago has just been lifted.
* The Interests Behind the Saudi-Qatar Rapprochement Behind the ending of the dispute between the two Gulf States stands an intense fear of Iran as well as American pressure to renew diplomatic ties.
* Turkey Confident Biden Will Comply and Back Russian Weapons Buy Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday he is looking to a compliant U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to right a “serious wrong” and allow Ankara to purchase F-35 fighter jets to work alongside its new Russian air defense systems despite Washington’s previous repeated objections.
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