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Israel: Iran has shut its military factories in Lebanon

Israeli soldiers block the road on the border with Lebanon in the northern town of Metula, December 4, 2018. (AP) December 26, 2018 Israeli military spokesman Ronen Manelis announced Monday that Iran no longer has missile factories in Lebanon. In conversation with Kol BaRama radio Manelis said that "the sites to which Prime [...]

By |December 26th, 2018|Isreal, Lebanon|

Israeli raids target Iranian weapons depots near Damascus

Smoke rises past a mountain as seen from Damascus countryside, Syria December 25, 2018. (Reuters) December 26, 2018 Syria’s air defenses have responded to a number of air raids in the vicinity of Damascus, Syrian media reported Tuesday night. Al Arabiya’s correspondent said that the Israeli raids near Damascus were carried out from [...]

By |December 26th, 2018|Isreal, Syria|

Netanyahu, Erdogan feud as confrontations with Iran threaten

Benjamin Netanyahu and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (AFP) By Selcan Hacaoglu December 25, 2018 Calling each other “baby killer” and “antisemitic dictator” might not be the best way to join forces against a shared threat, but that’s the level of discourse between Turkey and Israel these days. Both countries stand to lose from the anticipated [...]

By |December 25th, 2018|Isreal, Syria, Turkey|

IDF chief: Iran wants to deploy 100,000 fighters in Syria; we’re preventing it

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot speaks at a conference in the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya on December 23, 2018. (IDC) By Judah Ari Gross December 25, 2018 The main concern of the Israeli army over the past four years has been Iran and specifically its efforts to entrench militarily in Syria, where the [...]

By |December 25th, 2018|Isreal, Syria|

Trump, Netanyahu discuss Iranian role in region

US President Donald Trump meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on March 5, 2018. (Reuters) December 22, 2018 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Friday that he had held a telephone call with US President Donald Trump to discuss maintaining cooperation between Tel Aviv and Washington on Iran. Netanyahu [...]

By |December 22nd, 2018|Isreal, North America, USA|

Bolstered by Iran, Hezbollah ‘capable of destruction on a whole new scale’

Hezbollah displays a pick-up truck mounted with a multiple rocket launcher in a parade in the southern Lebanese city of Nabatiyeh in 2014. (AFP) By Tom Wheeldon December 21, 2018 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decried Hezbollah’s development of a network of tunnels across the Lebanon-Israel border on Wednesday, describing it as an “act of war”. Netanyahu’s speech came [...]

By |December 21st, 2018|Isreal, Lebanon|

Iran blames US, Israel after Albania expels diplomats

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi. (IRNA) December 21, 2018 Iran is blaming the United States and Israel for Albania's expulsion of two Iranian diplomats accused of engaging in criminal activities that threatened the small European country's security. The official IRNA news agency quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi as saying "Albania has [...]

By |December 21st, 2018|Europe, Isreal, North America, USA|

Israel to escalate fight against Iran in Syria after U.S. exit – Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (JPost) December 20, 2018 Israel will escalate its fight against Iranian-aligned forces in Syria after the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday. Some Israeli officials have said U.S. President Donald Trump's move, announced on Wednesday, could help Iran by [...]

By |December 20th, 2018|Isreal, Syria|

Are Iran and Hezbollah digging toward war with Israel?

A UN peacekeeper stands at the Adaisseh village near the Lebanese-Israeli border in 2015. (AFP) By Matthew RJ Brodsky December 18, 2018 Israel’s Operation Northern Shield, which recently exposed Hezbollah’s cross-border attack tunnels, has prompted the perennial question: Are Israel and Hezbollah about to go to war in Lebanon? Long before these latest revelations, conventional wisdom held [...]

By |December 18th, 2018|Isreal, Lebanon|

Netanyahu says Israeli agents continue to operate in Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he speaks during an annual New Year's toast in Jerusalem on December 12, 2018. (AFP) December 17, 2018 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Israeli agents continue to operate inside Iran to prevent the progress of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear ambitions, Israeli media reported. [...]

By |December 17th, 2018|Isreal|