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Israel may need to invade Iran to stop its entrenchment in Syria

Israeli soldiers stand atop tanks overlooking the border between Israel and Syria. (REUTERS) By Herb Keinon January 17, 2019 Israel needs to prepare for the possibility that its battle to keep Iran from entrenching itself militarily in Syria may have to be expanded to Lebanon or to Iran directly. That is one of the [...]

By |January 17th, 2019|Isreal, Syria|

Iran says it will keep forces in Syria, threatens Israel with missiles

The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari speaks at a conference in Tehran, October 31, 2017. (AP) January 16, 2018 Iran will keep military forces in Syria, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday, defying Israeli threats that they might be targeted if they do not leave [...]

By |January 16th, 2019|Isreal, Syria|

Netanyahu tells Iran to get out of Syria ‘fast’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Tel Aviv, Israel, May 30, 2018. (Reuters) January 15, 2019 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday urged Iran to quickly remove its forces from neighboring Syria or face continued attacks on them by Israel. “Yesterday I heard the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman saying ‘Iran has no military [...]

By |January 15th, 2019|Isreal, Syria|

Netanyahu confirms weekend strike by Israel on Iran target in Syria

Missile fire is seen from Damascus, Syria May 10, 2018. (REUTERS) January 14, 2019 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel had at the weekend carried out an air strike on Iranian weapons in Syria, a rare public confirmation of such attacks. "Just in the last 36 hours the air force attacked [...]

By |January 14th, 2019|Isreal, Syria|

Israel ex-minister to get 11 years for spying for Iran

Gonen Segev, a former Israeli cabinet minister indicted on suspicion of spying for Iran, is seen in court in Jerusalem, July 5,2018. (AFP) January 9, 2019 An Israeli ex-minister charged with spying for the country's arch-foe Iran has reached a plea bargain with prosecutors that will see him serve 11 years in prison, [...]

By |January 9th, 2019|Isreal|

US to be ‘very supportive’ of Israeli strikes against Iranian targets in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) shakes hands with visiting US national security adviser John Bolton in Jerusalem on August 20, 2018. (AFP) January 7, 2019 The White House has sent national security adviser John Bolton on a mission to allay Israel’s concerns about US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops [...]

By |January 7th, 2019|Isreal, North America, Syria, USA|

Zarif says Oman informed Iran about Netanyahu’s trip in October

Israel’s Netanyahu met the Sultan of Oman in late October. According to the official statement the two discussed ‘ways to promote peace in the Middle East’. (Twitter) January 3, 2019 Iran’s foreign minister says that Oman had informed Iran about Israeli prime minister Benjanim Netanyahu’s visit to the Arab country in late October. [...]

By |January 3rd, 2019|Isreal, Oman|

Pompeo says cooperation with Israel over Syria and Iran to continue

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (Reuters) January 1, 2019 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that the United States would continue to cooperate with Israel over Syria and in countering Iran in the Middle East, even as President Donald Trump plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. Israeli Prime [...]

By |January 1st, 2019|Isreal, North America, Syria, USA|

Satellite shows damage to Iranian bases after Israeli Syria strike

The images showed the complete destruction of the 60x15 meter storehouse which supposedly held Fajr-5 missiles at an Iranian base in the Syrian regime’s 4th Division camp in the area of al-Muna. (ISI) December 29, 2018 Satellite images of an Iranian weapons storehouse outside Damascus showed significant damage done to the site following [...]

By |December 29th, 2018|Isreal, Syria|

Israeli official confirms aircraft struck Iranian targets in Syria

Missile fire is seen from Damascus, Syria May 10, 2018. (REUTERS) December 27, 2018 An Israeli security official has confirmed Wednesday evening that Israel carried out an overnight airstrike in Syria, saying a series of Iranian targets were hit. The official says the airstrike hit Iranian storage and logistic targets being used to transfer [...]

By |December 27th, 2018|Isreal, Syria|