Ya’alon: Europe attacks are ‘World War III’

Defense minister says Israel and European nations are on same side in ‘a clash of civilizations’

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Thursday that the deadly bombings in Brussels are evidence of a new world war, which Israel and other countries must fight together.

“We’re in the same boat,” he told Army Radio in an interview. “The world finds itself at the moment in a third world war, or as it has been called, ‘a clash of civilizations’. We must face it together.” Continue reading

Minister: If Hezbollah fires rockets at Israel, Lebanon will be razed

Responding to Nasrallah threats, Yisrael Katz says if attacked, Israel would return Lebanon to Stone Age and bury Shiite leader under the rocks

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz warned Tuesday that Israel was prepared to completely eviscerate Lebanon in response to any cross-border missile attack by Hezbollah.

Katz (Likud) was responding to a fiery speech by the Shiite group’s head Hassan Nasrallah earlier in the day in which the extremist leader claimed that his organization’s rockets can hit anywhere in Israel and threatened to target the country’s sea ports and main airport in the next conflict.

“In order to avoid any doubt on the matter, Nasrallah the cowardly braggart should know this: that option does not exist for us!,” Katz wrote on his official Facebook page (Hebrew).

“If such a scenario does materialize, we will raze Lebanon to the ground! We will return it to the Stone Age and bury [Nasrallah] under the rocks.” Continue reading