Israel Air Force’s Firepower Continues to Build

Israel capable of bringing a fight with Hezbollah to a swift end
An Israeli Air Force T-6 Texan II / AP

JERUSALEM—The firepower of the Israel Air Force (IAF) will be four times greater by year’s end than it was two years ago, according to its commander, Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel, enabling Israel to bring another round of fighting with Hezbollah to a swift end.

“We can destroy [Hezbollah’s] military capabilities and the infrastructure that supports its activities on a scale that would take decades to rebuild.”

DHS Secretly Allowed Suspects with Terror Ties Into Country

Sen. Grassley seeking more information about DHS' 'hands off' list
U.S. Homeland Security police officers / AP

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretly assembled a terrorist “hands off” list that permitted individuals with terrorist ties unfettered entrance into the United States, according to document released by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa).

Hezbollah Sanctions Bill to Disrupt Terror Network

New bill would crack down on group’s funding, drug trade, TV station
Hezbollah fighters / AP

House lawmakers on Monday are set to introduce a new bill that would greatly tighten economic sanctions on the terror group Hezbollah by going after its foreign assets, narcotics trafficking rings, and its media apparatus, according to information obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Laser War

Israel unveils laser defense system to shoot down short-range rockets
An Israeli soldier is seen next to an Iron Dome rocket interceptor battery / AP

JERUSALEM—Israel has unveiled a laser defense system that it says will be able to shoot down rockets and artillery shells with a high-energy beam.

Iran Hosts Palestinian Islamic Jihad Leaders

Top Iranian officials praise anti-Israel terror group
Javad Zarif / AP

Senior Iranian leaders on Wednesday hosted a delegation of top officials from Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), a deadly anti-Israel terror group that is sanctioned by the U.S. State Department.