Monthly Archives: October 2017

Israel’s David’s Sling Missile Defense System Wins Award From US Missile Agency

By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency

Jerusalem, Israel — October 25, 2017 …  The David’s Sling Weapons System (DSWS) was awarded the prestigious Technology Pioneer Award at the 2017 Multinational Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in recognition of ground-breaking achievements in Lower-Tier Ballistic Missile and Cruise Missile Defense.

“The marvelous capabilities of Israel’s David Sling Defense System are a significant breakthrough in the world of interception technology,” said Moshe Patel, Director of Israel’s Missile Defense Organization.

“The unique characteristics of the system interceptors are astounding in every test that is done. The DSWS is an important component of Israel’s operational capability to defend the country against regional missile threats. I would like to thank our American partners on the recognition of the ‘DSWS’ and the message it brings along.”

David’s Sling is a joint bi-national effort of the United States Missile Defense Agency and the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO), of the Directorate of Defense Research and Development at Israel’s Ministry of Defense.

The prime contractor for the David’s Sling Weapon System Program is Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, with Raytheon Missile Systems as a sub-contractor. The Multi Mission Radar is developed by Elta, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries and the Battle Management Command, known as the Golden Almond, is developed by Elisra, an Elbit subsidiary.

Israel Will Not Negotiate With Hamas Led Palestinian Terror Government

By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency

Jerusalem, Israel — October 17, 2017 … The Israeli Security Cabinet decided today that it will have no contact with a Palestinian government which embraces terror organizations.

The Israel Prime Minister’s office stated today that pursuant to previous decisions, the Government of Israel will not conduct diplomatic negotiations with a Palestinian government that relies on Hamas, a terrorist organization that calls for the destruction of Israel, as long as it does not fulfill the following conditions:

* Hamas will recognize Israel and desist from terrorism, as per the Quartet conditions;

* Hamas must be disarmed;

* IDF fallen and Israeli civilians held by Hamas must be returned;

* The Palestinian Authority (PA) must exercise full security control in Gaza, including at the crossings, and prevent smuggling;

* The PA will continue to act against Hamas terror infrastructures in Judea and Samaria;

* Hamas will sever its ties with Iran; and

* Funds and humanitarian equipment will continue to flow into Gaza only via the PA and the mechanisms that have been established for this purpose.

 

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