Across Israel, Meir Panim responds to the growing needs of the country’s 1.75 million impoverished residents through various food and social service programs.
Posted on: October 31st, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that a massive blast has destroyed a Syrian air defense base near the coastal city of Latakia. Syrian and Lebanese sources speculate that it was caused by an Israeli rocket strike from a naval vessel in the Mediterranean. The Syrian Observatory and Twitter users quoted eyewitnesses who said […]
Posted on: October 27th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Iran’s government-controlled Fars News Agency reported on Sunday that Syrian forces seized “Israeli-made missiles, machine guns, rifles and communication devices” in clashes with rebels in the Daraa region. Saudi Arabia has been known to be a major supplier of weapons to opposition forces, so if the report has any validity, it raises the fanciful scenario […]
Posted on: October 27th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Hezbollah
Syrian opposition forces again prove Hezbollah is not invincible. They posted a video showing a direct hit near Damascus on a multi-story Hezbollah building, which collapsed like dominoes.
Posted on: October 24th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Shimon Peres is wonderful man. The older he gets, the more he is optimistic – and the more he is detached from reality. He foresees an “Iranian Spring.” Doesn’t he know what happened in Libya and Egypt?
Posted on: October 23rd, 2013News & Views → Eye on Palestine
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry agreed in a meeting in Rome Wednesday that “no deal [with Iran] is better than a bad deal.” Iran “shouldn’t have a plutonium heavy water plant, which is used only for nuclear weapons,” the Prime Minister said. “They should get rid of the advanced […]
Posted on: October 23rd, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Hezbollah
Al Jarida of Kuwait reported that Israeli jet fighters attacked a convoy carrying missiles from Syria into Lebanon.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
The US canceled a 10 Predator Drone deal with Turkey. Speculation centers on Turkey's increasing relations with Iran.
Posted on: October 21st, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
Two more mortar shells fired by either Syrian rebels or soldiers exploded at the Golan Heights border Monday. The IDF said the shells apparently were stray fire in clashes between the two sides. No one was injured and no damage was reported. The Golan Heights frequently has been under fire the past several months, sometimes […]
Posted on: October 20th, 2013News & Views → Middle East
Nearly one-third of Syria’s native Christians have fled their homes during the Syrian civil war, according to Syrian Christian leader Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III Laham. He said that more than 450,000 Christians out of an estimated 1.75 million have been displaced or have left the country since the Syrian civil war began in […]
Posted on: October 20th, 2013News & Views → Middle East
A truck bomb that was aimed at Syrian soldiers killed at least 30 people, most of them civilians, in Syria on Sunday, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. It added that the Al Qaeda-linked al-Nusra terrorist organization carried out the attack on the outskirts of the central Syrian city of Hama, where […]
Posted on: October 16th, 2013News & Views → Middle East
A mine explosion as a minibus drove by on Wednesday killed 21 people, including women and children, near the birthplace of the Arab Spring revolution against the Assad regime more than three years ago. Four children and six women were among the victims in the city of Noa in the Deraa province, according to the […]
Posted on: October 14th, 2013News & Views → Middle East
A car bomb in a Syrian rebel-held town near the Turkish border killed at least 39 people Monday, but the death toll is expected to rise because of a large number of people suffered serious to critical injuries. Activists posted a video showing residents of Darkoush carrying bodies amid extensive damage to nearby buildings. No […]
Posted on: October 14th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
It's impossible to tell apart the damage inflicted on the U.S. by President Bush 2 from the damage being inflicted by President Obama.
Posted on: October 12th, 2013News & Views → Middle East
The Free Syrian Army (FSA) is prepared to honor a “temporary truce” in two provinces, Homs and Rif Dimashq, to allow humanitarian aid to enter but as rejected a long-term ceasefire, the Arabic-language Asharq Al-Awsat reported. A nine-month ceasefire has been suggested to allowed the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to oversee he destruction of Syria’s […]
Posted on: October 12th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Al-Qaeda affiliated organizations and Sunni sympathizers have been fighting government forces in Syria since 2011.
Posted on: October 9th, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
When a war is raging between two sides and on the border of their common enemy – Israel – it is only as matter of time until IDF soldiers would be injured, either by stray or intended fire. This time, the IDF hit back.
Posted on: October 8th, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
Mortar shells from pro and anti-Assad forces landed next the border fence at the Golan Heights Tuesday morning, forcing Israelis to halt maintenance work and vacate the area. Ten Syrian civilians crossed the border where there is no fence to take refuge, and the IDF so far has not sent them back.
Posted on: October 7th, 2013News & Views → Global
Violence in the Syrian Civil War knows no borders and has spillover as far as away as Australia, where shooting and arson attacks have taken place. A Melbourne-based nurse visited Syria twice to help with humanitarian efforts on behalf of rebels and said her husband’s car had been firebombed and their hem shot at, the […]
Posted on: October 3rd, 2013News & Views → Middle East
Assad’s army has surrounded a village near Damascus that the regime gassed with chemical weapons last month, and it is not letting basic food supplies into the town, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. One of the newspaper’s reporters managed to overcome the government ban on foreign journalists and visited the village of Moadhamiya, home […]
Posted on: October 3rd, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Six Syrian rebel groups came out with a call to the two major rebel factions – al-Qaida’s Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant on one side and the Western-supported Free Syrian Army’s Northern Storm Brigade on the other – that are fighting each other in Syria to end their internal strife, AP reported. The […]
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