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…

Bennett makes landmark visit to Bahrain

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is in Manama on a 2-day, agenda-packed trip. By Erin Viner Bennett’s visit, which comes at the invitation of King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman…

Israel, Bahrain hold defense talks

Benny Gantz is conducting an historic, first visit as leader of Israel’s Defense establishment to the Gulf country. By Erin Viner The Israeli Defense Minister landed in Manama yesterday, greeted…

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…

NAVCENT head visits Israel amid Iran tensions

US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) Commander Vice Admiral Brad Cooper visits Israel amid mounting tensions with Iran and its regional proxies. By Jonathan Hessen and Erin Viner During his…

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,…

Israel, Bahrain, US unify against Iran

"Our three countries work together because we have similar interests in the region,” said Israeli Alternate Premier and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, referring to efforts by his nation, the United…