IDF, US troops get ready for drill to simulate massive missile attack on Israel

Then-US secretary of defense Chuck Hagel speaks to Israeli and US soldiers during a joint exercise called Juniper Cobra 14, May 2014. (Matty Stern/US Embassy/Flash90)

Then-US secretary of defense Chuck Hagel speaks to Israeli and US soldiers during a joint exercise called Juniper Cobra 14, May 2014. (Matty Stern/US Embassy/Flash90)

Thousands of Israeli, American soldiers to take part in biennial ‘Juniper Cobra’ drill, amid escalating Israel-Iran tensions

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Top general says IDF gearing up for war in 2018

Illustrative. IDF artillery seen preparing to return fire into southern Lebanon following a Hezbollah strike on an IDF patrol that killed two soldiers in the northern Mount Dov region along the Israel-Lebanon border, January 28, 2015. (Israel Defense Forces)

Illustrative. IDF artillery seen preparing to return fire into southern Lebanon following a Hezbollah strike on an IDF patrol that killed two soldiers in the northern Mount Dov region along the Israel-Lebanon border, January 28, 2015. (Israel Defense Forces)

Head of military operations says neither side wants all-out conflict, but Assad’s victories in Syrian civil war are making it far more likely

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Taking Saudis’ side, Egypt warns Iran against regional ‘meddling’

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi participates in a meeting with a group of young people from around the world in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt on November 7, 2017. (MENA via AP)

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi participates in a meeting with a group of young people from around the world in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt on November 7, 2017. (MENA via AP)

Sissi says he does not war, but will not tolerate threats against Arab countries by Tehran or Hezbollah

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Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of ‘direct aggression’

Saudi Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia, May 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, pool, File)

Saudi Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Moscow’s Kremlin, Russia, May 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, pool, File)

Tehran’s supply of ballistic missiles to Yemen’s Houthi rebels ‘could be considered an act of war,’ Mohammed bin Salman says

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Relationships of doom

In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, left, arrives for a mass funeral of ten Lebanese soldiers at the Lebanese Defense Ministry, in Yarzeh near Beirut, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, left, arrives for a mass funeral of ten Lebanese soldiers at the Lebanese Defense Ministry, in Yarzeh near Beirut, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Lebanon’s split with Iran and Hezbollah has pundits worried about war, but commentators also bemoan attempts to get the right and left together at the Rabin rally

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US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

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In this image provided by the U.S. Air Force, a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer, assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., prepares to take off from Andersen AFB, Guam, on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. The Pentagon says B-1B bombers from Guam and F-15 fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, have flown a mission in international airspace over the waters east of North Korea. The U.S. says it’s the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the Korean Peninsula that any American fighter or bomber has flown this century.(Staff Sgt. Joshua Smoot/U.S. Air force via AP)

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