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Israeli air force on high alert as US considers action against Syria

As the US considers the possibility of a military response to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria, Israel is on high alert. Some observers say that if the US uses aircraft or cruise missiles to hit Syrian army installations, the regime may retaliate by attacking targets in Israel. On Sunday, Washington indicated that […]

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The Israeli air force and Syrian chemical weapons

Israel has never indicated whether these reports are based on facts. But let’s assume that they are based on solid facts and that in recent years, the Israeli air force (IAF) has been busy destroying potential dangers to the country. According to the foreign press, only some of these pre-emptive strikes came to public knowledge, […]

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Terror in the Sinai and a threat to aviation

One look at the map of the Middle East will tell the story – a giant threat to the air transport across a very wide area. The Sinai desert – which is part of Egypt – has turned into the “greenhouse” of extreme Islamic terror. If Al-Qaeda is the buzzword for hundreds of independent terror […]

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Turkey and Israel – a high altitude crisis

Tense relations between Turkey and Israel have taken to the skies. While Turkish airlines continue to operate some 100 flights a week to Israel, Israeli flights to Turkey have been suspended because the Turkish authorities have refused to allow Israel security personnel to perform the security checks on passengers boarding flights to Israel. In this […]

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A Palestinian airport – not in the near future

The peace ‬talks‪ between Israel and ‬the ‪Palestin‬ian authorities face‪ many hurdles that put a huge question mark ‬over‪ ‬this‪ chance to end the bloody conflict.‬ ‪ There are many issues on the table‬ -‪ one ‬being‪ ‬Palestine’s‪ demand to allow‬ the‪ operat‬ion of‪ an international airport from the ‬W‪est ‬B‪ank.‬ ‪ Before ‬the ‪Palestinian […]

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Turkey, NATO the USA and Israel

Turkey has set a defiant stance to prove its total independence from any obligations to NATO as a whole, and the USA in particular.Turkey is a very important member of NATO. However, since Islamists have set the tone in Ankara, things have taken a weird turn. First, the Turkish government announced it would not share […]

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Eilat International airport – the saga continues

Hot temperatures in southern Israel must be influencing the plan to build a new international airport in Israel. The Israel Airports Authority (IAA) has invited companies from Israel and abroad to participate in a pre-qualification process “in relation to a tender for the construction of the Ilan and Asaf Ramon International airport in Timna.”The IAA […]

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Israeli airlines must be smart and benefit from Open Skies deal

The approach taken by Israeli airlines towards the Open Skies agreement with Europe was a big mistake.  The agreement was signed in Luxembourg a few days ago and now the implementation begins.  The big question is whether the three Israeli airlines – EL AL, Arkia and Israir – will whine every time a European airline […]

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Tensions high between Russia and Israel over S-300 missiles

Will Israel try to stop a shipment of Russian-made S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Syria by using military force?   It is possible, judging by the exchange of words between Moscow and Jerusalem in recent days. Russia will supply the S-300s to Syria, despite all Israeli requests to cancel the deal. In response, Israel has indicated […]

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El Al offers poor defence of first-quarter results

When a company makes silly mistakes it sometimes uses silly excuses for its losses. That’s exactly what Israeli airline El Al did on Monday. The poor first-quarter 2013 results were followed by excuses. Blaming the results on the effects of the Pillar of Defense military operation in Gaza last November is a bad joke. With […]

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