Has Israel now cooked its own goose? After the sleikit attack causing the destruction and destroying the Russian aircraft, has Russia imposed a no fly zone in Lebanon and Israeli airspace! After this incident, Russia basically imposed a NO-FLY zone upon Israel by announcing sea and air live-fire exercises in the eastern Mediterranean off the coasts of Syria and Israel. No Israeli war planes are permitted to fly outside the territory of Israel unless they do so at an altitude above 19,000 feet. At such altitude, they would be easy targets for Syrian air defenses. Below that altitude, Israeli planes would be "in the way" of an announced Russian military exercise where they could "accidentally" be hit by missiles from Russian naval vessels. Israel apparently decided to TEST whether Russia meant what it said, and the Israelis sent up two F-16's to fly into Lebanon at an altitude BELOW 19,000 feet. Those planes were intercepted by Russian SU-34's and forced to turn back to Israel. Everything seems to going spiffingly.