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U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis Resigns from Trump Administration

"I believe we must be resolute and unambiguous in our approach to those countries whose strategic interests are increasingly in tension with ours."

BREAKING: US Secy of Defense James Mattis Resigns

The resignation is to take effect in February 2019.
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Trump Abandons Kurds, Israel, in Questionable Pullout from Syria

President Trump is, in effect, ceding Syria, the Kurds, and, eventually, Iraq, to Russia and Iran. And he did it without consulting anyone in the Pentagon.

US Senators: Quitting Syria Has ‘Grave Consequences for US, Israel’

"Iran will step up activity in Southern Syria, which ... could lead to a new and far deadlier Israel-Hezbollah war."

Trump, Pompeo Told Netanyahu US is Pulling Troops From Syria

"They made it clear that they have other ways of expressing their influence in the area... We will study its timetable, how it will be implemented and – of course – its implications for us."

DC Think Tank Praises Cruz, Cotton, for Efforts to Recognize Israeli Golan Sovereignty

"As long as the Golan Heights are perceived as being ‘in play’ as part of the ‘occupied territories,’ the illusion that it might someday be captured by Syrian or Iranian forces is perpetuated."

Russia’s News Agency Apologizes for ‘Downed Israeli Plane’ Hoax

RIA Novosti was established on June 24, 1941, by a resolution of the USSR Council of People’s Commissars and the Communist Party Central Committee, as the "Soviet Information Bureau."

Syrian Missile Fired at Israeli Golan Heights

Israeli military forces were deployed to search the area for exploded or fallen ordnance.

Syria Reports Israeli Warplanes Attacked Positions in Syria

Israeli media, meanwhile, claimed security officials were investigating a report that a projectile "may have" landed in the Golan Heights.

Netanyahu Meets with Trump Adviser on Syria

The two men discussed developments in Syria and efforts against Iranian aggression.

Russian Defense Ministry Warns ‘Hot Heads’ to Refrain from Provocative Actions in Syria

"At present, Russian advisers are preparing Syrian military personnel for combat work on these modern air defense systems."

Russians, UN, in First Joint Patrol of Israeli-Syrian Border

"In the future, we plan to carry out a joint patrolling mission directly to the southernmost end of the demilitarized zone."

Quneitra Crossing Officially Reopens for Business

Members of UNDOF used the crossing primarily for moving between the two countries; which is how it will be used now.

Quneitra Crossing to Reopen Monday

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley warned that all parties “must abide by the 1974 agreement and keep any military forces other than UN peacekeepers out of the area.”

Russian FM: Any Change In Status Of Golan Heights Would Be Violation Of Int’l...

Tensions between Russia and Israel has increased ever since the Syrians shot down a Russian plane.

Israel’s Supreme Court Reduces Sentence for Druze Spy

In August 2012, Makat was released from prison after serving 27 years for previous security offenses.

Netanyahu: Israel on Golan Heights is Guarantee for Stability in Surrounding Area

"Israel on the Golan Heights is a fact that the international community must recognize, and as long as it depends on me the Golan Heights will always remain under Israeli sovereignty."

Netanyahu to Meet with Putin in Coming Days

The two men will meet to continue what Netanyahu called “the important security consultations between the armies.”

Former IAF Senior Officer: ‘As Soon As the S-300 System Decides to Attack, We...

"Throughout my life, new missiles have entered the scene and we found a solution."

Moscow Hopes Israel Will ‘Exercise Good Judgment’ When Facing S-300 Air Defense Systems

Defense Minister Vershinin noted that in 2013, Russia heeded Israel's wishes and suspended deliveries of the S-300 to Syria, but now the situation has changed, "and not through the fault of Russia."

Russia Shows Footage of S-300 Missiles Landing in Syria

The missile systems are shown being unloaded from the An-124-100 Ruslan strategic airlift aircraft at the Hmeymim air base in Syria.

Russia: Syria’s Quneitra Crossing with Israel Ready to Open

Druze residents of the Golan Heights are permitted to go through the Quneitra Crossing to study, work and live in Syria.

Russian S-300 Missile Defense System Delivered to Syria

Two Russian Air Force 124 Antonov aircraft delivered elements of the system to Latakia.

Report: Syrian Air Defense Unit Jailed in Russian Air Force Base

The officers and soldiers from the air defense unit are imprisoned, according to the Syrian opposition.

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