“The Israelis won’t succeed in surprising us because Israel knows all too well about Hezbollah’s capabilities after the loss it suffered in 2006."
One of the simulations involves an initial attack by the guerrilla group via an “invasion” by dozens of IDF fighters infiltrating border towns.
In the end, any deal that was conceived by Iran and Syria, directly or through proxies, is by definition a bad deal and must be sabotaged -- this appears to be the current American motivation over in the Syrian desert.
"We expect UNIFIL to act against Hezbollah in light of this unambiguous information.”
"The resolution requires UNIFIL to open its eyes, and forces it to act against Hezbollah's terror buildup in the area."
The visit takes place against a background of growing criticism of the United Nations’ performance in the Middle East, particularly along Israel’s northern border with Lebanon.
"General Beary says there are no Hezbollah weapons," Haley said. "That's an embarrassing lack of understanding of what's going on around him. "
“The victory over ISIS is welcome,” Netanyahu said. “The entry of Iran is not welcome, it endangers us."
Netanyahu thanked Putin in their joint news conference “for the pensions agreement, which benefits citizens of both countries."
“I will discuss with him Iran's accelerated attempt to establish military bases in Syria," Netanyahu said.
The panel is also investigating cooperation between Syria and North Korea on Syrian Scud missile programs, and surface-to-air missile defense systems.
Assad had a special message for his neighbor to the north Erdogan, who, he said, "is playing the role of political beggar after his support for terrorists was exposed."
In the past two years Netanyahu has met with Putin every few months in order to discuss bilateral and regional issues.
Cohen has warned that Iran is filling the vacuum left by ISIS as its hold on territory in Syria and Iraq wanes.
Iran is mulling “U.S. disloyalties along with increasing level (sic) of cooperation with our neighboring countries.”
Netanyahu treated the Trump move on Iran just as he had done the Obama pro-Iran move, by openly criticizing what has been the US President's most significant deal with Russia. To his credit, Netanyahu was unafraid to openly express his major disagreement with both super powers, after whispering it through quiet diplomatic channels had failed.
"We are as prepared as any American community can be for a potential crisis," Guam Governor Eddie Calvo said.
Prime Minister Hariri, who is a power sharing partner with Hezbollah under Lebanese law, remained silent (not to mention embarrassed), but Nasrallah didn't hold back.
“Israel will continue to act determinedly and in a variety of ways to defend itself from these threats."
"The answer is not to give Iran additional tools to fight ISIS now as this would serve Iran’s ultimate goal of building a Shi'ite corridor from Tehran to the Mediterranean Coast."
"The victories of Lebanon and the Palestine resistance front against invaders are the results of Iran's Islamic Revolution values," says Beirut.
Shiite terrorist groups rarely unite with those who are Sunni, unless it's to fight a common enemy.
Hezbollah is going broke, which pushes it to run intense fundraising campaigns among its wealthy Shiite supporters – and to restrict its media campaign to messages hastily scrawled on cardboard.
The nearest Russian military post is just 8 miles from the disengagement zone of the Israeli and Syrian forces.
The goal is to help the local population in Syria, says IDF Chief of General Staff, Lt.Gen. Gadi Eisenkot.