Tag Archives: Israel

Sinai Monitor Updated

 
The Sinai Monitor has been completely re-written. It is now streaming discussions about weapons and other smuggling, incidents of violence, and issues related to Egypt and Israel.

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Israel Widescreen Monitor

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The Pillar of Defense Monitor has morphed into a widescreen Israel Monitor now that a ceasefire has taken hold – for now. This monitor tracks discussions about the Israeli government, defense forces, air power (including drones), missile defense systems, intelligence community, Hezbollah, and of course the Palestinians. It is guaranteed to never lack for content.

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Now Monitoring: Operation Pillar of Defense

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We just launched a new widescreen monitor to track the IDF’s “Pillar of Defense” operation. This seven column monitor tracks any mentions of the operation, the IDF, Gaza, Hamas, Iron Dome, the use of air power (including drones), and casualties.

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Now Monitoring Gaza: Live Streams Tracking Hamas, Israeli Air Strikes, Drone Activity, and More

 
The Gaza Monitor is now live and tracking Hamas, Israeli air strikes, assassinations, drone activity, and other indicators of conflict.

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All Syria Monitors Updated

The Syria, Syria Widescreen, and Syrian Weapons Issues monitors have all received substantial updates today. The updates allow for better tracking of the new National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, and involvement by regional players ranging from Turkey, to Israel, to Hezbollah. Subscribers should refresh their browsers when loading the new monitors to ensure that they receive the updates.

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Monitoring Rocket Strikes on Israel

Subscribers will find a new Rocket Strikes on Israel Monitor in their Topics menu. This tracks Gaza, Hamas, and official Israeli military tweets on the topic. Of course, this has been an ongoing problem but things could be heating up:

An Israeli military spokeswoman, said 79 projectiles had been fired at Israel and that the Iron Dome system had intercepted eight of them. She said several homes had been damaged by Palestinian rockets.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is seeking a renewed mandate in Israel’s Jan. 22 election, visited an Iron Dome anti-missile battery near the southern city of Ashkelon on Wednesday and threatened stronger Israeli military action in Gaza.

“We did not choose this escalation, nor did we initiate it, but if it continues, we are prepared for a much wider and deeper operation,” he said, pledging to press on with “targeted attacks” against militants preparing to fire rockets.

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Monitoring the Sinai from Three Perspectives

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The Sinai continues to destabilize:

Egypt vowed Monday to take on Islamist militants who have turned the Sinai peninsula into a lawless haven and are suspected of killing 16 Egyptian troops as the fighters were en route to a failed assault on neighboring Israel.

But the goal of reining in jihadists in Sinai is complicated by limits on military activity in the area under the 1979 peace treaty with Israel and by tensions between Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and the country’s powerful military.

So with this (and other incidents) in mind we have rolled out the Covert Contact Sinai Monitor. This monitor looks at the area from the perspective of Egypt, Israel, and Gaza. While there is a fair amount of overlap in the live streams this format does highlight the issues in a pretty interesting way. Subscribers will find it in their “Locations” section.

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