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Israel Defense Forces on High Alert, Preparing for Iranian Direct Retaliation

Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani this week issued a direct threat to Israel from Damascus after arriving for a briefing on the T-4 air strike.

Liberman: Iran Leading United Northern Front Against Israel

“The northern front presents a paramount strategic challenge that necessitates the IDF and the rest of the security establishment to strengthen even further its readiness."

Rumors of Israeli Attacks on an Iranian Base in Syria Flood Social Media

Casualties were reported by the Al Arabiya news network at the Iranian base that was alleged to have been hit.

Armed Israeli Drone Crashed in Lebanon Due to Technical Malfunction

After the crash, a second UAV of the Israel Air Force destroyed the crashed aircraft on the ground.

Arab Media Report Israeli Air Strikes on Hezbollah Positions Along Syrian-Lebanese Border

Hezbollah denied that Israel had carried out any raids on Syria’s borders. Other than to say it was “aware” of the reports, the IDF declined to comment.

Liberman: Home Front Not Ready for War in the North

The defense minister should probably devote more time to figuring out safe and expedient escape routes for the residents of northern Israel than to issue needlessly alarming messages.

‘Israel Should Develop Capability to Deal With Nuclear Threat Alone’ Says Yadlin

"Israel can deal with Syria independently and doesn't need any help," but at "farther ranges and to a bigger and stronger country," coordination with the US is important.

UK, Saudi Arabia Call to Disarm Hezbollah, Empower Lebanese Government

British Prime Minister Theresa May and the Saudi Crown Prince agreed to work together to support the Lebanese government in exerting its power over all the Lebanese territories.

In Lebanon, Hezbollah Declares ‘State of Emergency’ Fearing Israeli Attack

“Hezbollah declared its ranks in readiness for the past two days for fear of Israeli aggression on Lebanon."

A Hatless Nasrallah Stirs Up Arab Social Media

Soleimani and Nasrallah are considered architects of the "axis of resistance" in Syria, alongside the Assad regime.

Early Manhood for Muhammad Najem in Eastern Ghouta

Nearly half a million Syrians have been killed since the start of this savage civil war. Is it a genocide yet?

Pilot Error Caused Israeli F-16 Jet Crash, Investigators Say, But ‘Will Make IAF Better’

“In-depth investigation reflects the learning at all levels, both at headquarters and in the field, and it will make the IAF better.”

Sen. Graham: UN Peace Keeping Force in Lebanon a ‘Miserable Failure’

Graham suggested the US must hold Iran, as well as Hezbollah, responsible, should there ever by a massive missile attack on Israel from southern Lebanon.

US Charges 3 with Illegally Exporting UAV Parts, Technology, to Hezbollah

The Indictment lists inertial measurement units (IMUs) suitable for use in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), a jet engine, piston engines, and recording binoculars, purchased for Hezbollah.

Tillerson to Hariri: Iran’s Influence ‘Unhelpful to Lebanon’s Long-term Future’ (video)

"We are engaging with the governments of both Lebanon and Israel to ensure Lebanon’s southern border remains calm," Sec'y Tillerson said.

Israeli-Lebanese Peacemaking Thru Energy Dealing in Beirut

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun said his country was committed to preserving calm on its southern border with Israel.

Hezbollah Terrorists Training to Break Through Israel’s Northern Security Barrier

“Maneuvers have focused on ways to breach electronic sensors, surveillance cameras and the harmonization between ground advancement and the use of unmanned drones."

Lebanese Man Caught Infiltrating into Israel (Again)

The man was sent by Hezbollah, who were apparently impressed by his successful infiltration last year.

IDF Strengthens Aerial Defenses in Northern Israel

“Hezbollah and Iran are trying to entrench themselves in the area ... [But we] sent a clear message to our enemies; we’re determined to defend our sovereignty and respond with force and wisdom to any threat.”

US ‘Strongly Supports’ Israel’s Right to Defend Itself Against Iran Threat

"Iran's calculated escalation of threat and its ambition to project its power and dominance, places all the people of the region -- from Yemen to Lebanon -- at risk."

Netanyahu, Putin Agree to ‘Continue Coordination’ Between Military Forces After Iran-Israel-Syria Clash (video)

"I have been warning for some time about the dangers of Iran’s military entrenchment in Syria. Iran seeks to use Syrian territory to attack Israel for its professed goal of destroying Israel."

Watch as IDF Attack Helicopter Destroys Iranian Drone in Israeli Air Space

Later, also in response to the intercepted Iranian drone, Israeli Air Force aircraft struck three aerial defense batteries and four other Iranian targets in Syria.

UNIFIL Confirms Israel Building Security Wall on Its Side of Lebanon Border

Lebanon and Hezbollah don't want to be blocked by an Israeli security wall, and claim land south of the Blue Line is Lebanese territory.

France: Iranian Militias, Hezbollah – and Russia – Must Leave Syria

Le Drian walked on eggshells regarding Turkey's offensive against the Kurdish militia in northern Syria, because of the arrest of "a few hundred " French-national jihadists who had been captured by the Kurds.

Report: Iran Producing Drones Equipped with Precision Smart Bombs (video)

"The new drone is able to conduct different reconnaissance, patrolling and combat missions in distant areas and "enjoys high flight endurance."

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