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Hezbollah has the political clout of a government, the firepower of an army and the strategic approach of a terrorist organization.
IDF military intelligence says Sha'iti is now taking his orders from Qassem Soleimani, head of the Qods Force that leads the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps.
Europe, reeling from successive waves of refugees and migrants, desperately needs the end of the Syrian civil war, which for the first time seems in the offing. But the emerging peace will only increase the emigration.
The IDF has in the past targeted the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade, after a November 2016 attack on an Israeli soldier in the Golan Heights.
The Syrian Democratic Forces coalition on October 20 officially announced at a news conference that the city had been liberated from ISIS.
The IDF issued a statement following the operation: We will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli sovereignty.
Some frank exchanges were reported about Shoigu's meetings with PM Netanyahu and Minister Liberman, and they were all about the Iranian threat to Middle east peace.
Netanyahu also said that Iran would have an arsenal of nuclear weapons within 8-10 years if the nuclear deal is not changed.
“We will not allow the transfer of advanced weaponry by Iran through Syria to Lebanon."
“There’s the nuclear threat of a deal that will lead to a nuclear Iran, and also an aggressive Iran that is spreading terror throughout this region."
"The Lebanese army has lost its independence and become an integral part of the Hezbollah network."
While Peretz just stood and stared silently at his attacker, another member of the Israeli delegation, former Deputy Foreign Minister Majalli Wahabi, a Druze, defended Peretz, or, actually, attacked the Moroccan MP.
“We know that the jihadis have a lot of money . . . Would Kim Jong-un sell deadly VX for $40 million a kilogram? I think absolutely they would.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel "clearly differentiates between the PKK and the legitimate efforts of the Kurdish people."
Israel has repeatedly warned that it will not tolerate an existential threat along its borders.
Snir reminded the conference that "ten years ago, the secretive nuclear reactor at the Dair Alzour site in Syria was revealed to the international community. Many questions remain regarding this clear breach of Syria's safeguard agreements."
Arab sources say Israel attacked Syria after the infiltration.
"Most people would say there’s no chance whatsoever; I actually think with the capability of Bibi and frankly the other side I really think we have a chance. "
Former US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro told Army Radio it would be very difficult for the US to alter the Iran deal at this stage.
PM Netanyahu and Pres. Trump are slated to meet Monday; they're expected to discuss Iran’s presence on Israel’s northern border, and the looming deadline for Trump’s approval or cancellation of the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal with Iran.
Rich in cash, Iran can afford to buy whichever terrorist groups it wants.
Israel demonstrates to a squatting Arab family in a Jewish home who is boss.
"Mahmoud Abbas will be 92 a decade from now. Israel will not intervene in his replacement, but we will certainly expect changes."
Israel is in this as a fight for her existence, and will not be deterred or limited by the military arrangements of others. Put more bluntly, Russia’s interests in Syria, and effective control of Syrian airspace, will not hold a veto over Israel’s strategic latitude.