Oman opens airspace to Israel

The decision will enable Israeli airlines to utilize a Saudi-Oman corridor to cut flight times to Asia. By Erin Viner “The sultanate’s airspace is open to all carriers that meet the requirements of overflying,” announced Oman’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Twitter. Saudi Arabia has allowed Israeli carriers to fly over its territory on flights … Read more

Deadly protests in Iran over woman’s death

There have been days of violent demonstrations over the death of a Kurdish woman while in police custody last week. By Erin Viner Five people were killed in the Islamic Republic’s Kurdish region on Monday when security forces opened fire during protests over the death of local resident Mahsa Amini. Nationwide anger was ignited after … Read more

Lapid coordinates Ukrainian refugee evacuation with Romania

The Israeli Foreign Minister travelled to Bucharest for meetings with top leaders and visited the border region in efforts to save Ukrainians fleeing the conflict in their nation. By Erin Viner “The Romanian Government has been working closely with us and was extremely helpful in saving many lives,” said Minister Lapid following talks with his … Read more

Israel joins US, Saudi, Oman naval drill

Israel is participating for the first time with around 60 countries in the United States-led International Maritime Exercise 2022 (IMX 22), that includes nations with which Jerusalem does not hold diplomatic relations.   By Erin Viner The development is striking as it marks the first time Saudi Arabia and Oman are publicly taking part in … Read more

Iran hold naval drill near Oman Gulf

The extensive “Zolfaghar 1400” exercise also incorporated Army Ground Forces, Air Defense Forces defense systems, and naval surface vessels with the support of Army Air Force fighters and UAVs in the general area of Makran Coast, the state-run ISNA news outlet reported.  By Erin Viner “The military exercise in Iran’s coast on the Gulf of … Read more

Israeli woman freed in Syria swap

An Israeli woman who illegally crossed Israel’s northern border into Syria about two weeks ago was returned to the Jewish State in a Kremlin-brokered prisoner swap between Jerusalem and Damascus. She is believed to have been transported to Russia over the past week and repatriated aboard a private Israeli plane. Israeli official confirmed that the … Read more

Killer of Israeli woman captured

Details on the arrest of the Palestinian terrorist suspected of murdering an Israeli woman on 20 December 2020 have now been cleared for publication. According to a statement from the Israeli Security Agency (ISA) known as the Shin Bet, Muhammad Cabha was captured on 24 December 2020. He was arrested in a joint Shin Bet … Read more

Israeli woman killed in suspected terror attack

An extensive manhunt is underway in Israel for the suspected terrorist murder of a 52-year-old woman. The body of Esther Horgan, a mother of six, was reportedly discovered in the Reihan Forest in the northern part of the West Bank at 2 AM this morning. Although a court-issued gag order has been imposed on the … Read more

Gulf of Oman: Iranian naval drill accident kills at least 19

An Iranian navy frigate accidentally struck a friendly Iranian vessel with a missile during a naval exercise in the Gulf of Oman, killing at least 19 sailors and wounding 15 others. The incident comes amid heightened tensions between the Islamic Republic and United States Navies, including in the sensitive waterway in question, which connects to … Read more