Israeli Embassies Threatened, May Close

02/14/2011 - 19:00

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Four Israeli embassies may be closed after receiving serious threats.

Israel's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that security at the embassies, which it did not identify, had increased to the maximum level. Security at all Israeli embassies has been increased as well, according to reports.

The ministry said in Tuesday's statement that "a number of irregular incidents targeting Israeli destinations were recorded in the past few days."

Netanyahu: Israel Must Prepare for Any Egypt Outcome

02/02/2011 - 19:00

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel must be prepared for any outcome in Egypt, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Knesset, "by reinforcing the might of the State of Israel."

While an Egypt that fully embraces democracy and democratic reform would be a welcome neighbor, Netanyahu said Wednesday, it is also possible that Egypt could come under the rule of parties that are answerable to Iran.

Israeli Troops Go on Alert Amid Lebanon’s Political Turmoil

01/12/2011 - 19:00

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israeli troops on the border with Lebanon went on high alert following the collapse of Lebanon's government.

No additional reservists have been called up, however, according to reports.

Military officials reportedly are concerned that Hezbollah, whose exit from the government caused its collapse, would initiate a disturbance on its border with Israel in order to deflect attention from the political crisis.

WikiLeaks: U.S. Accuses Syria of Arming Hezbollah

12/06/2010 - 19:00

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The United States accused Syria of arming Hezbollah with advanced ballistic missiles, a new document released by WikiLeaks showed.

The document was released by the site Tuesday, the same day that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange turned himself in to London police and was arrested under a European Arrest Warrant over allegations of sex crimes in Sweden. Assange was denied bail by a British court .

New Evidence Reportedly Links Hezbollah to Hariri Killing

11/21/2010 - 19:00

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- New evidence links Hezbollah to the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, according to a Canadian Broadcasting Corp. report.

The evidence of Hezbollah's link to the 2005 assassination, unearthed by United Nations investigators and a Lebanese police officer, was published Sunday by the CBC following a months-long investigation.

Iran’s Diplomatic Aggression: A New Cause For Concern

10/26/2010 - 20:00
Special to the Jewish Week

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other Iranian leaders make so many shocking statements that many people focus only on their words. But the real action and cause for concern lie in their deeds. Iran is embarking on an increasingly aggressive campaign of diplomacy that would be replete with irony were it not so dangerous.

Let’s examine Iran’s actions this month alone.

Media Watch: Netanyahu Off The Hook

Most everyone, from Dubai to London, now focusing on failure of Abbas.
09/20/2010 - 20:00
Associate Editor

Jake Tapper, ABC’s White House correspondent, tweets: “Crap, I’m still writing 5770 on my checks.”

Many in the media no longer blame Prime Minister Netanyahu for problems with peace talks.

Rep. Myrick: Hezbollah threatening southwestern U.S.

You think Israel is the only country facing Hezbollah terror? Think again; according to Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC), the group may be active along the Southwestern U.S. border – maybe she thinks they're infiltrating alongside beheading-crazed illegal aliens and Mexicans bent on the “reconquista.”

A Wise Hold On Lebanon Aid

08/09/2010 - 20:00

U.S. military aid serves a variety of purposes. Sometimes – as in the case of Israel – it is intended to help a close ally defend itself; other times, it is meant mostly to keep a bad situation from getting worse.

New Tension On Lebanon Border

Hezbollah seen as possible provocateur in clash between Israeli and Lebanese armies, but larger conflict seen unlikely as peace talks near.
08/03/2010 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Hezbollah may have instigated the most serious border clash between Israeli and Lebanese troops in four years Tuesday, a skirmish that killed one Israeli soldier and four Lebanese. But one Middle East expert believes the conflict is not likely to escalate.

Israeli medics carry an IDF soldier wounded in border clashes Tuesday with Lebanese forces.  Getty Images
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