Netanyahu: If War Is Imposed on Israel, We’ll Act With Full Force

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a memorial ceremony on September 20, 2018.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a memorial ceremony on September 20, 2018.

Prime minister adds that Israel’s ties with ‘the moderate Arab world’ have reached an unprecedented turning point

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In apparent about-turn, Russian embassy tears into Israel for downing of plane

The Russian Embassy on Hayarkon Street in Tel Aviv. (Google maps)

The Russian Embassy on Hayarkon Street in Tel Aviv. (Google maps)

Diplomatic mission blames ‘irresponsible and unfriendly actions’ of IAF for Syrian air defenses’ deadly targeting of aircraft

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Raised Israel-Russia tension is not the only troubling aspect of strike in Syria

Syrian President Bashar Assad inspects the Russian Hmeimim air base in the province of Latakia, Syria, June 27, 2017 (Syrian Presidency via AP, File)

Syrian President Bashar Assad inspects the Russian Hmeimim air base in the province of Latakia, Syria, June 27, 2017 (Syrian Presidency via AP, File)

The Latakia area is normally considered off-limits by Israel. The target of Monday’s attack there, which led to Syria’s downing of a Russian plane, must have been highly important

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Russia launches largest military drill since Cold War

Russian T-80 main battle tank fires during a show at a shooting range in Alabino, outside of Moscow, Russia, on June 16, 2015 (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Russian T-80 main battle tank fires during a show at a shooting range in Alabino, outside of Moscow, Russia, on June 16, 2015 (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Kremlin says war games taking place in light of ‘aggressive and unfriendly’ attitudes toward Moscow; NATO condemns maneuvers as a rehearsal for ‘large-scale conflict’

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