Israel and the US are planning a military drill with some 3,000 US soldiers participating, according to The Times of Israel. The drill will simulate missiles being fired at Israel from Iran and Syria simultaneously, with potentially tens, if not hundreds, of rockets mid-air at the same time, the report said.
Israel is just trying to be prepared for whatever comes her way amid, among others, the never ending deadly flying objects from the other side of its southern fence, the ever increasing concerns about potential spillover from Syria’s internal conflicts that could eventually get involved chemical weapons, the never dying nuclear power obsession of Persia whose leaders want to wipe Israel off the map, and the uncertainties about the relationship with the new Egypt that just elected an Islamist president, a likely candidate of a cluel King of the South according to some, whose supporters chanted “Capital of Caliphate, the capital of the United States of the Arabs, will be Jerusalem.”
Interestingly, the newly elected Egyptian president has indicated that he would welcome two vice presidents in his administration: one woman and one Christian. The motive apparently was to appease the western nations, and to prevent the administration’s Islamic policies from becoming the focal point.
It’s too early to know if the Coptic Christians, who make up around 10 percent of Egyptian society, will have a second thought about leaving the country, also known as the land that sheltered a young Jesus and his family, now that they will have someone representing them in the presidential palace.
Israel still has one tiny ‘friendly’ neighbor left who signed Camp David Accords: Jordan.