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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets at his office in Jerusalem with US envoy to Syria James Jeffrey, and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Sunday night at his office in Jerusalem with U.S. Special Representative for Syrian Affairs James Jeffrey.

Also attending the meeting were top Israeli and American defense officials, as well as U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.


The meeting focused on current events in Syria and the “joint effort to stop Iran’s terror and aggression,” according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.

Less than 24 hours earlier, Syrian and Lebanese media blamed the Israeli Air Force for massive explosions at a military airport in western Damascus, claiming IAF warplanes fired five missiles at an ammunition depot at the Al-Mazzeh air base.

The Syrian government officially denied the report, however, claiming there had been “no attack.” The SANA news outlet reported the blasts were set off by “a fire due to an electric short circuit.”

Israel has repeatedly warned that it will not allow Iran or its terrorist proxies to establish a military foothold in Syria.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.