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Posted on: July 31st, 2013News & Views → Middle East
Rebels linked to Al-Qaeda have abducted Italian Jesuit Priest Paolo Dall’Oglio, a well-known advocate of Christian-Muslim dialogue and a vocal critic of the government of President Bashar al-Assad. The Vatican’s envoy to Syria, Archbishop Mario Zenari, told Vatican Radio that he has no official confirmation of Dall’Oglio’s abduction, who reportedly was kidnapped in the rebel-held […]
Posted on: July 29th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Hezbollah
The Barak 8 medium-range missile is designed to intercept airborne threats, including anti-ship missiles.
Posted on: July 28th, 2013News & Views → Global
Nazi hunters, including Israel, have been looking for Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner for years. The CIA may have employed him. At the age of 100, he still may alive and hiding in Syria.
Posted on: July 28th, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
Syrian rebels claimed on Saturday that the Israeli Air Force bombed a convoy of missiles headed from Syria for Hezbollah, while Lebanon reported that IAF planes flew over several regions of the country. The Lebanese El-Nashra website reported that Israeli jets bombed Syrian posts. .No other source has confirmed a strike on a missile convoy. […]
Posted on: July 26th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
A coalition of Jewish groups coordinated by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is providing more than $100,000 in aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan. The Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief, which is made up of 14 organizations and coordinated by the Joint, convened Thursday in New York to allocate the money to several groups […]
Posted on: July 23rd, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Hezbollah
Israel is enjoying an unexpected benefit– so far- from Hezbollah’s joining Assad’s forces in Syria. Hundreds have been wounded, and the death toll is estimate at well over 200.
Posted on: July 23rd, 2013News & Views → Middle East
President Barack Obama is closer to presenting a plan to directly arm Syrian rebels, but he still faces Congressional opposition. “The House Intelligence Committee has very strong concerns about the strength of the administration’s plans in Syria and its chances for success,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, a Republican from Michigan, said in a […]
Posted on: July 21st, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Hezbollah
They have no intention of letting outsiders near their fields.
Posted on: July 17th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor told the U.N. Security Council, “ I urge you to condemn the incident and the Syrian government’s grave violation of the Separation of Forces Agreement” in which Syrian mortar hit the Golan Heights on Tuesday, Tisha B’Av. “The fasting and prayers of thousands of Israelis commemorating the […]
Posted on: July 17th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Rohani said the reason Israel is not bombing Iran is not because it doesn't want to, but because it fears Tehran's retaliation.
Posted on: July 16th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Two Syrian rebels crossed over into the Golan on Tuesday night. The IDF now believes that it was Syrian army soldiers who simultaneously opened fire at the IDF patrol, from across the border. The IDF soldiers shot back at the source of the fire. No IDF soldiers were injured in the attack. The status of […]
Posted on: July 15th, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
Anyone reading the report on this level of cooperation between the Turkish and Israel has to be thinking about their cooperation against Iran.
Posted on: July 14th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Will America and the EU repeat the dreadful mistake of U.S. President Ronald Reagan, whose CIA assembled and trained the nascent al-Qaida Mujahedeen?
Posted on: July 13th, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
Iranian TV reported that official sources in Syria are denying the CNN report from Friday, that the IAF last weekend bombed Latakia harbor in Syria. Friday’s CNN report cited three unnamed U.S. officials who said that the blasts that took place at the critical Syrian port of Latakia were the result of airstrikes by Israeli […]
Posted on: July 11th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Hezbollah
Hezbollah is not just a threat to Israel from Lebanon. It is spying on the Golan Heights, which Nasrallah threatened to turn into a new front. The IDF is forming a new division in the Golan.
Posted on: July 9th, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
Syrian rebels have implicitly fingered Israel for the bombing of Russian-made Yakhont anti-ship missiles near the Syrian port of Latakia last week, a bombing that the Assad regime has blamed on a group linked with Al Qaeda terrorists. It was not the FSA [Free Syrian Army] that targeted this,” the rebels’ army spokesman Qassem Saadeddine […]
Posted on: July 9th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who doubles as the government “Minister for the Peace Process,” traveled to Russia on Tuesday to talk with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, reportedly over Moscow’s declared intentions to follow through with the sale of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to the Syrian regime. Her spokeswoman denied that the purpose of the visit was […]
Posted on: July 9th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Hezbollah
Violence in Syria and Egypt made people forget Lebanon is a tinder box. It blew up – again – on Tuesday. A bomb blast in Beirut wounded dozens of people. Israel, naturally, is blamed.
Posted on: July 8th, 2013News & Views → Israel
It is forbidden to travel to enemy states, such as Syria. That was enough to jail an Israeli Arab, who was spared a heavier sentence because there is no law against fighting with Syrian rebels.
Posted on: July 6th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The Syrian National Coalition, the main opposition organization fighting against the government in Syria, elected Ahmad Jarba as president following a run-off vote held in Istanbul on Saturday, Xinhua reported. A senior SNC official Adib Shishakly told Reuters, “A change was needed,” adding, “the old leadership of the coalition had failed to offer the Syrian […]
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