New Fears Over Russia’s Role In Syria

Is policy reassessment imminent?

03/01/2016 - 22:30
Contributing Editor

Tel Aviv — The Quneitra Overlook rest stop at the eastern edge of the Golan Heights border with Syria offers a front-row-seat look into a country decimated by five years of civil war.

Syria’s Bashar Assad: A boost from Putin.

After Paris, Will Anything Change?

11/17/2015 - 19:00

The flags have been lowered to half-mast. The flowers pile up at the site of the killings. Vigils are held, tears are shed, and political leaders, shocked and angry, speak out against the violence and pledge war against the enemy.

Canadian-Israeli Woman Returns From Fighting ISIS In Syria, Iraq

07/12/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — A Canadian-Israeli Jewish woman who joined Kurdish forces in their fight against the Islamic State has returned to Israel.

Gill Rosenberg. Via

Druze Loyalties To Israel, and Relatives In Syria, Complicate Life In The Golan

06/30/2015 - 20:00
Israel Correspondent

Majdal Shams, Golan Heights – The celebrations in the central squares of this Druze village on the slopes of the Hermon Mountains were so raucous last Monday night that Rawad Shoufi could make out the music and the chants from blocks away.

2 Soldiers Dead, 7 Wounded As Hezbollah Hits Israeli Tank

01/27/2015 - 19:00

Tel Aviv — Two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven were wounded when a Hezbollah anti-tank missile struck an Israeli patrol on the Israel-Lebanon border.

Reports: Israel Fired Missiles On Syrian Village Killing Five Hezbollah Members

01/18/2015 - 19:00

Jerusalem — An Israeli helicopter has fired two missiles on the Syrian village of Quneitra in the Golan Heights, Lebanese media is reporting.

Hamas 'Infuriated' US Arming Israel

Tehran-based PressTV reported "Gazans angered by US plan to send smart bombs to Israel."

They're "infuriated" that the Obama administration is selling more J-DAM or Joint Direct Attack Munitions, which rely on precision guidance to hit their targets and proved so effective against Hamas and its allies in Operation Protective Edge in Gaza this summer.

Obama Sets Record Straight On Israel-Arab Conflict

President Barack Obama told the United Nations and the world today what Israel and the rest of us have known and have been saying all along:  The Arab-Israeli conflict is not the cause of instability in the Middle East. Rather it has been a convenient excuse for Arab leaders to fail to give their own people freedom and respect their basic human rights. 

Here's what the President said:

Storm Clouds On The ‘Al Qaeda Border’

Pivoting from Gaza to Syria, where al Nusra Front is wreaking havoc.

09/09/2014 - 20:00
Contributing Editor

As calm has returned after seven weeks of fighting in Gaza, thousands of people from southern Israel have said goodbye to families in the north of the country who gave them a temporary home during the violence. Many left their hosts with a very real offer — to return the favor.

There is an ongoing exodus of UN peacekeepers along the Israeli-Syrian border. Getty Images

Syrian Chemical Weapons Removed. Maybe

After weeks of delay and excuses, the last of Syria’s known stocks of chemical weapons have been shipped out of the country for destruction abroad, according to the U.N. monitoring organization, the New York Times reported today.

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