thejapantimes, to worldnews avatar

While the U.S. may seem well prepared militarily in the Middle East, others say a strategic rethink may be necessary if the Iran-Israel crisis deepens.

thejapantimes, to worldnews avatar

Israel's apparent strike on Iran after days of vacillation was small and appeared calibrated to dial back risks of a major war, even if the sheer fact it happened at all shattered a taboo of direct attacks that Tehran broke days earlier.

NewsDesk, to Israel avatar

If you want the latest news and analysis of the Middle East crisis, consider following these Magazines:

@politico from Politico

@israel from Axios

@israel from the News Literacy Project

@israel from Flipboard's News Desk

NewsDesk, to Israel avatar

Iran fires at suspected Israeli attack drones near Isfahan air base and nuclear site.

AP reports: "The facility at Isfahan operates three small Chinese-supplied research reactors, as well as handling fuel production and other activities for Iran’s civilian nuclear program."

For more coverage of the conflict, follow Israel Hamas War, curated by @Flipboard: @israel

junesim63, to Israel avatar

Netanyahu knows Biden won't stop arming Israel in an election year. All those AIPAC dollars are at risk.
So yet again, we are on the brink of all-out war in the Middle East due to Israel’s hubris.
This is not a retaliation for Iran’s missile strike, which itself was retaliation for Israel's illegal strike on Iran’s Syrian embassy.
This is another provocation by Netanyahu, who is desperate to cling onto power at all costs.
I despair.

slcw, to worldwithoutus avatar

Bad news out of the ... Despite international pleas for restraint following 's largely symbolic strike on , just ordered a on Iran. This escalation can only result in more conflict and death. At this point, I think the US has to seriously reconsider its support for Israel's far-right government.

Nonilex, to Israel avatar

#Israel launches missile strikes into #Iran

The Israeli military has conducted missile strikes against Iran, a snr #UnitedStates #military ofcl told NPR Thurs. There are also reports of explosions in #Iraq & #Syria.

Iran's Fars News Agency says explosions were heard in the central city of #Isfahan, according to the Reuters News Agency.

The extent of Israel's strikes & the weapons used weren't clear.

#geopolitics #MiddleEast #war

Nonilex, avatar

retaliates against
A ofcl confirmed have hit a site in Iran. The ofcl could not confirm whether & sites were hit as well.

Flights to , & have been suspended following reports an explosion was heard in the city of , Iranian state media reported.

Nonilex, avatar

NBC: A person familiar tells NBC News that carried out an operation in tonight.

Separately, Israeli ofcls notified ofcls earlier today that a response was coming.

The Israeli Embassy in Washington declined to comment on whether Israel has launched an attack on Iran.

The declined to comment.

Nonilex, avatar

A source in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin 's office declined to comment on the reported strike in .

The spokesman’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Nonilex, avatar

The has been urging not to respond to last weekend’s attack by , which President Joe on Thurs called “unprecedented.”

The “didn’t green light” an Israeli response, the second official said.

"We didn't endorse the response," the official said

Nonilex, avatar

spoke to his Israeli counterpart, , Thurs afternoon, about regional threats & ’s destabilizing actions in the , the press sec said in a stmnt.

They also spoke about the importance of increasing & sustaining the flow of to in , including via the new route from Ashdod Port in .

A snr US ofcl on Thurs night declined to say whether gave any advance warning of an impending strike.

Nonilex, avatar

reported that sites in are safe amid an ’s strike on the country.

"Some reports from foreign news agencies about incidents in these facilities is incorrect," reported the news agency, which is aligned with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps ().

Isfahan is in central Iran.

Centurion480, to Israel avatar

Lock them up.

"The International Criminal Court may be considering issuing international arrest warrants in the relatively near future against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other top officials for alleged war crimes"

PariaSansPortefeuille, to Israel French avatar
thejapantimes, to worldnews avatar

While Israel's government and the public are torn about how to respond to recent Iranian strikes, the failure of Oct. 7 will determine Netanyahu's legacy unless he can turn the current moment into a reversal and reshape his country’s security position.

thejapantimes, to worldnews avatar

Israel is carrying out "an insidious campaign to end UNRWA's operations" in Gaza as food shortages only worsen, the agency's head says. #worldnews #famine #middleeast #israel #gaza #israelhamaswar #palestinians #hamas #un #unrwa

thejapantimes, to worldnews avatar

Israel will make its own decisions about how to defend itself, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, as Western countries pleaded for restraint in responding to a volley of attacks from Iran.

thejapantimes, to worldnews avatar

The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to vote Friday on a Palestinian request for full U.N. membership. #worldnews #politics #un #middleeast #israel #gaza #israelhamaswar #palestinians

jonburr, to Palestine avatar

This isn't a "War Against Hamas" this is a "War Against Humanity"

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza (AP) — An international team of doctors visiting a hospital in central Gaza was prepared for the worst. But the gruesome impact Israel’s war against Hamas is having on Palestinian children still left them stunned.

#gazagenocide #palestine #Gaza #middleeast
#israel #israelapartheid #SelectiveHumanity

thejapantimes, to worldnews avatar

Israel needs a strategic approach that not only minimizes humanitarian suffering in Gaza but also aims for achievable objectives when it comes to Hamas and Iran.

SiR_GameZaloT, to Dubai avatar

Desert city of flooded.

This wasn't cheap or poorly designed infrastructure, Dubai is too vast and has too many drainage channels for it to be an infrastructure problem

Dubai received over 200mm/9inches of rain in less than 24hrs. That more rain than some monsoons

Dubai is also a DESERT

is real.

On the other side of the Arabian Sea, is facing currently floods as well

thejapantimes, to worldnews avatar

Social media sites such as X were swamped with misrepresented visuals after Iran launched an unprecedented wave of drones and missiles toward Israel at the weekend, exacerbating tensions during a war that has already seen a flood of misinformation. #worldnews #politics #middleeast #israel #gaza #israelhamaswar #iran #socialmedia #misinformation #fakenews

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