Friction with Cairo over the Israel air defense system for Ethiopia’s Great Nile dam

Israeli firms have finished installing the advanced Spyder-MR air defense system for the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam upstream of the Nile – in the face of discord with Egypt.  

Cairo has strongly resisted the construction of Ethiopia’s mega-dam as a threat to its water security. It is estimated that the new dam when filled will store up to 74 billion cubic meters of water, equal to twice the average annual flow of the Nile at the Sudanese-Egyptian border. Half Egypt’s population lives and subsists on the Nile River basin and its fast-growing numbers already present the country with a massive water deficit. Cairo, which for decades has enjoyed hegemony over its source of life, one of the world’s major rivers, is not appeased by Addis Ababa’s assurances.

Ethiopia has high hopes of the great dam as a major economic boost. Its 15 turbines are planned to double or treble its power industry, create new jobs in and outside farming and export energy to its neighbors.

Our military sources report that Addis chose the Spyder-MR air defense system to shield the Great Renaissance Dam project after watching its performance in the Indian-Pakistani clashes in Kashmir five months ago. It is the only system known to be capable of simultaneously launching two different types of missile – a Python-5 (5km range) and Derby-6 (50km range). Spyder-MR is the product of three Israeli firms, Rafael, which makes the missiles: the MBT Missiles Division of Israel Aerospace Industries – the trucks on which the missiles are mounted; and Elta Systems for the radar.
Work on installing the air defense system which began in May has just been completed.

Our sources also report that frequent calls came from the office of Egyptian President Abdel Fatteh El-Sisi in an effort to dissuade Israel from installing the Spyder-MR on the great Ethiopian dam, but the prime minister’s office in Jerusalem decided to go ahead with it just the same.

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62 thoughts on “Friction with Cairo over the Israel air defense system for Ethiopia’s Great Nile dam

  • Jul 8, 2019 @ 9:48 at 9:48

    Brilliant move.

    • Jul 8, 2019 @ 16:12 at 16:12

      I wonder if Ethiopia extracted a promise that the antisemitic squatters will stop murdering REAL Hebrews.

      Doubtful. European racism is deeply embedded.

      • Jul 8, 2019 @ 21:34 at 21:34

        Some of the Egyptian officers are deeply corrupt and make loads of $$$$$ closing eyes to the traffic of weaponry into Gaza which they are supposed to prevent. SHAME ON EGYPT ARMY’S PROFITEERS!

      • Jul 9, 2019 @ 5:17 at 5:17

        A regular Richard Cranium you are.

        • Jul 9, 2019 @ 6:23 at 6:23

          RIP Solomon Tekah. You were murdered my lunatic racists.

    • Jul 9, 2019 @ 0:19 at 0:19

      The Good News is that Israel and Egypt can and will work out a Proper Resolution as the First Nations to Show the Middle East how to Adopt Judaism-Islamic Cultural Civilization Disputes, Disagreements, and Dialogue Treating each other with Respect Working Together. Both did it before and will do it again and again.

  • Jul 8, 2019 @ 11:15 at 11:15

    So, the Egyptians would bomb the dam otherwise if it were not protected? Awful and Mean. They can always send in their crack commandos and blow it up.

    • Jul 8, 2019 @ 22:50 at 22:50

      I doubt Egypt would like it’s shore villages to be flooded… eh eh

  • Jul 8, 2019 @ 11:36 at 11:36

    Well as the bible put it HASHEM will make one go over the NILE dryfoot and,
    there will be no Nation upon earth to which the egyptian refugees will not come.

    HASHEM will also make Egypt a tiny Nation.

    YES Ethiopia will destroy Egypt.

    • Jul 8, 2019 @ 14:30 at 14:30

      Should have exchanged Egyptian control of Gaza for no spyder air defenses for Ethiopia. But my guess is this was offered and Egypt turned it down.

      • Jul 8, 2019 @ 16:50 at 16:50

        I can see by your choice of M.A.N. trucks for the carrier, that it’s junk.

        • Jul 10, 2019 @ 1:02 at 1:02

          “the carrier” is only for running away.

        • Jul 12, 2019 @ 1:09 at 1:09

          Keep up the good work PM Abiye.

    • Jul 8, 2019 @ 15:27 at 15:27

      From the Holy Bible, Isaiah 19 and Ezekiel 29 make it clear that the Nile will stop flowing and the Egyptian economy will completely collapse. Then the Egyptians will leave and not return for 40years. This is almost certainly an end-times prophecy, not an event to occur after Jesus returns. Note that this complete drying-up of the Nile has never occurred in recorded history.

      Also note that Zechariah 14 makes it clear that every nation that fights against Jerusalem after the Lord Jesus returns is required to keep the Feast of Tabernacles and then the specific example is given using Egypt. Clearly, the Egyptians will necessarily have returned to Egypt by that time in order to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.

      What does all this mean? It means that since the Nile has not dried-up yet, we are more than 40years from the Lord establishing his kingdom here on Earth.

      There is much to learned from the Book of the Future (the Holy Bible). Don’t be surprised by what I have typed above. There is far more information to be gleaned from the Holy Bible. It is not possible for a human to spend too much time studying the Holy Bible. Peace.

      • Jul 8, 2019 @ 16:03 at 16:03

        Thanks TexasDave, . . . obviously read those chapters, . . . did not SEE what was there. The Euphrates of course is also going to dry up, . . . but now the Nile too, . . . as the little guy used to say on Laugh In, . . . veddy interrrresting.

      • Jul 8, 2019 @ 22:52 at 22:52

        why don’t you read Cinderella.. it’s fun, at least..

      • Jul 9, 2019 @ 12:02 at 12:02

        ” This is almost certainly an end-times prophecy, not an event to occur after Jesus returns.”


        Here we go again!
        Just to inform you: the Rabbi Jesus was executed by Roman authorities………………….2000 years ago.
        When the time comes for the Prophecies to actually be fulfilled, we’ll all get to see who ACTUALLY does it!


        • Jul 9, 2019 @ 16:32 at 16:32

          If “we’ll all” are still alive in at least 45-50 years, then we might get to see the fulfillment of the prophecies of the Holy Bible. It may be even longer. There are other conditions necessary before the whole counsel of God confirms that Jesus is returning. I won’t go into all those here. Jesus himself states in Matthew 24 when the tribulation begins and what happens immediately afterwards – the gathering of the elect. He goes no further with his descriptions of end-time events than the 7th seal. It is not until later, as he personally reveals in the Book of Revelation, that Jesus physically touches down again on the Earth since the time he was taken up into the clouds some 2000 years ago.

          Much is revealed in the Holy Bible but few study it carefully enough to understand what is being told. A non-believer will never understand since the Holy Spirit will not open their mind to full understanding. A good place to begin is to fear the Lord for it is the beginning of wisdom. If you fear the Lord, then you should be obeying the Lord. The Lord personally wrote 10 commandments into stone with his finger. Yes, this is written in the Holy Bible. Not a single one of those commandments have been revoked – ever. The Lord gives instruction throughout the Holy Bible that his commandments be kept. The apostle John tells us we demonstrate our love for the Lord by keeping his commandments. Yes, begin here.

          Jesus died some 2000 years ago, then 3 days later arose to a new body. It is good that all understand this.

      • Jul 9, 2019 @ 12:04 at 12:04

        I Quote –

        we are more than 40years from the Lord establishing his kingdom here on Earth.

        Comment –

        The Lord will come to Jerusalem at the Comencment of the 3rd Woeld War in Ezekiel chapter 38.

      • Jul 10, 2019 @ 6:06 at 6:06

        If Ethiopia wants to harm all the gotta do is contaminate the war imagine that

    • Jul 9, 2019 @ 0:39 at 0:39

      Arn,Sweden… Old, New & Quran Testaments of Old Ways of Conflict is what Civilizations learn to overcome. Ever since Mankind Climbed out of the Slime onto the Earth. Life’s Water Resources, Rights, and Resolutions have led to more Blessings of Compromise Sharing more than Droughts of Thoughts Conflicts! What was Written Yesterday is also a Pathway to Mutual Salvation.

      • Jul 9, 2019 @ 12:09 at 12:09

        There will come no Blessings From the Koran or Islam!.


    • Jul 9, 2019 @ 4:50 at 4:50

      In your dreams, cover yourself very well before you go to sleep !

    • Jul 9, 2019 @ 11:38 at 11:38

      “YES Ethiopia will destroy Egypt.”


      With……………WHAT ???????????

      • Jul 9, 2019 @ 11:59 at 11:59



        • Jul 9, 2019 @ 12:11 at 12:11

          “BY CUTTIN OF THE NILE !.”


          No small task…………………….but if Ethiopia was actually successful in doing that, just how long do you think that would last (carefully taking into account ALL of the circumstances) ?

          • Jul 9, 2019 @ 12:20 at 12:20

            I think it will be an irreversible act !,


        • Jul 9, 2019 @ 12:15 at 12:15

          Not only the Ethiopians,
          but the Libyans and Irakians under the Rule of Al-Mahdi,
          according to the Book of Daniel.


      • Jul 10, 2019 @ 23:27 at 23:27

        اثبوبيا ستدمر مصر بطيزها
        العن ابو اليهود على ابو الافارقة
        ربنا ينصر مصر ويعينها على كلاب آخر الزمان

        • Jul 11, 2019 @ 2:56 at 2:56

          such absolute certainty of narishkeit!

  • Jul 8, 2019 @ 12:11 at 12:11

    we have secured our income with one of the wars of the future……:)

    • Jul 9, 2019 @ 1:02 at 1:02

      Mario… You Make a Good Point, but Israel has the Answers and Solutions Worldwide. Israel and Egypt will Show the World How to Come Together.

  • Jul 8, 2019 @ 13:15 at 13:15

    I would like to see Spyder-MR air defense systems installed around Gaza to fire off after each and every terror attack on Israel.

    May I remind Egypt that they have done nothing to alleviate the Hamas and other jihadist threats on Israel over the years and have let Gaza be the entire problem of Israel when viable solutions could be implemented by Egypt and then Gaza integrated into and patrolled by Egypt. As always, Arabs are happy when Israel feels pain as they chuckle from UN sidelines.

    • Jul 8, 2019 @ 15:43 at 15:43

      THE FUTURE is here , and Israel secured its own relocation to THE LAND OF SHIBA, that Salomon favorite;
      For now expect systems coming from Sinai , gasa, Syria , Lebanon, Jordan , and Mediterranean Turkish side. What a brilliant move , that will nothing of Israel , but desert.

      • Jul 9, 2019 @ 12:25 at 12:25

        “For now expect systems coming from Sinai , gasa, Syria , Lebanon, Jordan , and Mediterranean Turkish side. ”


        The term “systems” is pretty much undefined.
        What “systems” are you talking about?
        Water systems? Money Systems? Sewer systems? Management systems? Sprinkler systems, maybe?

    • Jul 8, 2019 @ 17:02 at 17:02

      BRILLIANT. The squatters could use it to shoot down those deadly kites and wicked balloons!

      • Jul 9, 2019 @ 2:39 at 2:39

        SpidersWeakWeb… BRILLANT Point, Hamas’s Inventions of Kites Fire Flights, Hizballah’s Tunnel Vision Building, Houthis’s Drone Pipe Bombs, Iran’s Nuke-Missile-East Investments are all Israel Water Innovations Solutions, putting out Fires, Flooding Tunnels, Protecting Saudi Pipelines Proving Shiia Squatters Regimes Pathway of Destruction for All of Them?

      • Jul 9, 2019 @ 12:29 at 12:29

        “BRILLIANT. The squatters could use it to shoot down those deadly kites and wicked balloons!”

        Oh c’mon, “Weaker than a Spider’s Web”, the Palestinians would NEVER shoot down their own stuff!

    • Jul 10, 2019 @ 1:06 at 1:06

      it’s an israeli-made system, which even hamas’ iranian masters can not afford.

      but it’s nice to see that even incoherent fools like you get access to the computer at the group home….

  • Jul 8, 2019 @ 14:11 at 14:11

    Egypt did not stop the missiles that Hamas got from Iran and Hezbollah and should note that they are defensive missiles and NOT the offensive ICBMs that Iran is developing!

  • Jul 8, 2019 @ 14:15 at 14:15

    Egypt did not stop the missiles that Hamas got from Iran and Hezbollah and the Spyder MR system missiles sold to Ethiopia are defensive missiles and NOT the offensive ICBMs that Iran is developing!

  • Jul 8, 2019 @ 15:13 at 15:13

    I think Israel may use that to blackmail egypt. If they got, what they want, they may cancel it. The best way would be to make a peaceful agreement which benifits both countries, so that no war is needed. If egypt could have such intention to bomb the dam, then Ethiopia should find a way to protect it.

  • Jul 8, 2019 @ 16:09 at 16:09

    This is how Ethiopia rewards antisemites who murder TRUE Hebrews? By wasting their money on another Iron Sieve?

    • Jul 8, 2019 @ 18:29 at 18:29

      =========== here, just above, nasty comment from a brain weaker than a spider’s brain ===========

  • Jul 8, 2019 @ 17:34 at 17:34

    Egypt cannot strike the dam or Ethiopia but can do covert operation and only if its national interest is threaten.

  • Jul 8, 2019 @ 18:24 at 18:24

    The water wars are coming. Get ready to live in the Mad Max world and it will be glorious. Lol

    • Jul 9, 2019 @ 0:48 at 0:48

      In the Middle East, “Water” has always been Valuable as a Commodity that may even become more Valuable than Oil in the Future. Nations need to Plan and Build more Mountain Reservoirs for Pipelines of Life Giving Water to be Shared Together Globally.

      • Jul 9, 2019 @ 8:23 at 8:23

        Ginger as a wide panorama researcher can broaden the discussion with study of the “North American Water And Power Alliance (NAWAPA) which gathers and shares water across North American Bread Basket regions from Canada to Northern Mexico. Any & all possible wheat districts worldwide are needed after nuclear contamination occurs inportions of thee Middle East & Asia.

        NAWAPA in North America must include rebuild of US Bread Basket rail branch lines, and recently abandoned Canadian Wheat Trust rail connectors. DEBKA has opened the door to water as a strategic element in geopolitics. Water -> agriculture -> robust food distribution is the supply chain summary.

        • Jul 9, 2019 @ 17:14 at 17:14

          TVL… Excellent Point and Good YouTube on that Proposed Project from 1964. Global need for such Projects as well.

  • Jul 8, 2019 @ 19:20 at 19:20

    Israel already broken against Egypt, they can’t even stand against Hamas,

    This Dam will be bombed as soon as possible

    • Jul 10, 2019 @ 5:54 at 5:54

      I think this dam doesn’t effect Egyptian water flow Ethiopia has God given rights to use their own water it’s disrespectful for Egyptians not allow Ethiopia to build the dam already studied by experts this people still working hard to stop the dam project what shame!

  • Jul 8, 2019 @ 19:34 at 19:34

    @Anonymous, Israel has nothing to do with this “Dam” and if Israel is broken then why you care about the weapons that Israel will provide to other countries!
    You can do covert operations but to bomb the dam will be a stupid mistake but again it’s your business not ours.

  • Jul 8, 2019 @ 23:25 at 23:25

    It certainly could be Isaiah 19, I had always speculated that maybe Israel and Egypt would get into a conflict and Israel would end up destroying the dam that forms lake Victoria and that would fulfill Isaiah 19, but this probably could as well.

  • Jul 9, 2019 @ 1:09 at 1:09

    As I Read Scriptures from Yesterday, They Provide Egypt and Israel an Opportunity Way to Teach Iran how to Workout Water Problems that can Save Iran with Lifeline-Pipelines from Iran’s Water Devastation Tomorrow, Verses Atomic Ashes Today, as I see it?

  • Jul 9, 2019 @ 3:31 at 3:31

    Water Wars for sure. But, is it even the case that a country (Ethiopia) can, or would, actually SELL water to any other country(Israel)? Has that happened before? Sell grain, produce, whatever, but water? Ever happened, does anyone know?

  • Jul 9, 2019 @ 3:41 at 3:41

    Israel does not need water it has more than enough

  • Jul 9, 2019 @ 14:26 at 14:26

    Russian Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft defense systems & Snyder-MR air defense system which are installed in Ethiopia put Ethiopia in better position!

  • Jul 10, 2019 @ 6:08 at 6:08

    If Ethiopia wants to harm all the gotta do is contaminate the water imagine that

  • Jul 10, 2019 @ 23:42 at 23:42

    إسرائيل تريد جولة أخرى مع مصر ولاتعي ان هذه الجولة ستقصم ضهرها

    • Jul 11, 2019 @ 3:05 at 3:05

      you are delusional, and projecting your fantasies.

  • Jul 13, 2019 @ 18:28 at 18:28

    We did a Nile cruise last October. We flew to Aswan and went to,Abu Simbel and then took us to see the dam. I was expecting something like Hoover but it basically looks a lot like sand bags and piles of rocks. Lots of soldiers. We’ve also been to Three Gorges in China, now THAT’S impressive. The Ethiopians have a right to water just like other countries. Egypt doesn’t *own* the Nile.

  • Jul 21, 2019 @ 18:39 at 18:39

    really sandbags???

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