UPDATED 9:52 PM EDT — TRUMP & PENCE CANCEL ATTENDING OPENING OF U.S. EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM

UPDATED 9:20 PM EDT (SEE BOTTOM) — Very Ominous . . .

Numerous sources on the ground in Syria are reporting “massive” Israeli air power is flying near the Golan Heights / Syria Border.  

No word on any penetration of Syrian air space . . . yet.

Developing.  Check back for updates .

UPDATE 7:34 PM EDT —

Unclear if this air power is related to a military exercise scheduled today near Lebanon Border.

 

UPDATE 7:37 PM EDT —

The Israeli military is on a state of high alert in the country’s north, in readiness for possible retaliation by Iran over alleged Israeli strikes on its sites in Syria.

Security forces are preparing for the possibility of attempted infiltration of military bases and communities in the north.

According to the report, security forces are taking steps to mitigate the damage from any such potential attack, fearing that a harsh Iranian strike could force Israel’s hand and lead to an unwanted escalation with Tehran.

 

UPDATE 9:20 PM EDT —

VERY OMINOUS WORDS COMING FROM ISRAELI OFFICIALS:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, this evening, at Latrun, attended a ceremony marking 70 years of the IDF. Following is an excerpt from the Prime Minister’s remarks:

“Unfortunately, in Israel’s wars there have also been casualties, the memories of whom are ingrained in us. We extend a hand to the bereaved families, embrace the wounded and vow to bring back the missing.
 
To our regret, from time to time we are called upon to pay a price on both the battlefield and the home front. The establishment of the state has not led to a cessation of the desire to attack us. What it has brought is the ability to make war against our enemies. Whoever hurts us, we will hurt them. The enemies who threaten us with destruction should know that they will encounter an iron wall. They cannot overcome us and they are putting themselves in grave danger.
 
In contrast to our enemies, we wage our struggle while upholding purity of arms and while making a constant effort to avoid harming innocents as much as possible.

No military is more moral than the IDF. Our steel fist is clenched and ready but before everything it depends on spirit, the undaunted spirit of the men and women who serve in the IDF, in every unit, in every role.
 
We will continue to guard the State of Israel, a precious legacy that has been placed in our hands.
Five hundred meters from here, on the nearby hill, in Emmaus, the army of Judah Maccabee fought with bravery and resourcefulness. The Maccabees did not stop until they had achieved victory.
 
This is your mission as well. Victory in battle, victory in war, victory over our enemies, if war is forced on us.
 
I have confidence in you, in the Chief-of-Staff, commanders and soldiers. The entire nation has confidence in you. The entire nation is proud of you and on behalf of the entire nation, I salute you.”
 

 

 

And from the Israeli Defense Force itself:

IDF

@IDFSpokesperson

My friends of all generations, commanders and fighters, I thank you for your commitment and am convinced that we will face every challenge.

IDF

@IDFSpokesperson

Thanks to you and to your leaders – the IDF’s strength will be on our side.

IDF

@IDFSpokesperson

There are many challenges ahead – but I know that we will be able to respond to them mainly thanks to our people, spirit, technology, and creativity.

Wild RUMORS of war with Iran commencing tonight . . . . Totally unconfirmed but there nonetheless.

 

UPDATE 9:52 PM EDT —

President Trump and Vice President Pence have CANCELLED their scheduled appearance at the upcoming opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. 

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a __VERY__ bad signal.  It means they know something BIG is coming in the Middle East and they cannot be there while it is going on.  Think Israel/Iran war.