IDF, 5th Fleet begin Intrinsic Defender drill

The 10-day bilateral exercise is being held on Israeli territory and offshore in the Mediterranean and Red Seas. By Erin Viner The maritime drill, codenamed “Intrinsic Defender,” was launched with…

Israel, Egypt, UAE talks focus on Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett travelled to Sharm el-Sheikh for a previously unannounced visit to hold talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi in…

Israel, Egypt expand flight routes

Travelers will be able to enjoy non-stop journeys between between Tel Aviv and Sharm El-Sheikh as early as next month. By Erin Viner The expanded bilateral aviation ties were announced by…

NAVCENT considers purchase of Israeli robot boats

The Bahrain-based United States Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) is mulling acquisition of unmanned Israeli vessels to be used in joint Middle East operations, said an American official. By Erin…

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…

Israel, US hold “Desert Falcon” drill

The joint international exercise concluded this past week. By Erin Viner “Desert Falcon” was held at Uvda Air Force Base in cooperation with the United States Air Force Central Command…

Israeli Defense Minister assesses naval readiness

Defense Minister Benny Gantz joined IDF Deputy Chief of  Staff Major General Herzi Halevi and Commander of the Israeli Navy Major General David Sa’ar Salama for a security situation assessment…

Israel, US, Bahrain & UAE hold first naval drill

The 5-day multilateral maritime security operations exercise in the Red Sea will conclude today. By Jonathan Hessen and Erin Viner This is the first publicly acknowledged naval exercise between Israel,…

Locust upsurge declines in Horn of Africa

Desert Locust swarms are continuing to decline in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia as a result of ongoing control operations by local governments and The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization…