Iran’s Parliament removes anti-Israeli sports motion from a bill

Iran's Parliament discussing coronavirus crisis. Health Minister Saeed Namaki speaking. April 7, 2020. (ISNA) May 18, 2020 The spokesman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iran’s parliament (Majles) says the commission has removed a controversial parliamentary motion that would ban Iranian athletes from competing with their Israeli counterparts. Lawmakers removed [...]

By |May 18th, 2020|Isreal|

Parliament poised to ban Iranian athletes from competing against Israelis

Iran has never accepted the relevant clauses of the IOC or the world federations as law, leading to two long-running and significant breaches. (YouTube) By Payam Younesipour May 13, 2020 An “urgent” bill prohibiting competition between Iranian and Israeli athletes has been given the green light by members of the Iranian parliament, according to Fars News [...]

By |May 13th, 2020|Isreal|

Israel remains focused on Iran’s presence in Syria despite virus

Israeli forces are seen near a border fence between the Israeli-occupied side of the Golan Heights and Syria. (Reuters) May 13, 2020 Comments last week from an unnamed Israeli defense official that Iran was reducing its presence in Syria sparked fierce debate about Tehran's next moves and how the Jewish state should respond. [...]

By |May 13th, 2020|Isreal, Syria|

Is Iran really leaving Syria?

Iranian revolutionary guard forces during fighting in Aleppo, Syria. undated. (Fars) By Anna Ahronheim May 9, 2020 Earlier this week senior defense officials in Israel announced that after years of Israel’s war-between-war campaign to drive Iran out of Syria, the Islamic Republic was finally withdrawing from the war-torn country. The news came just hours after [...]

By |May 9th, 2020|Isreal, Syria|

Iran used US servers in cyberattack on Israeli water facilities

Revolutionary Guard hackers at work. (IRIB) May 9, 2020 Iran was responsible for a widespread cyberattack on Israeli water and sewage facilities last month, Fox News reported on Thursday. According to the report, Iran used American servers to hack into the facilities. Foreign correspondent for Fox News Trey Yingst wrote on Twitter that, “A [...]

By |May 9th, 2020|Isreal, North America, USA|

Israel defense minister vows to pursue Syria operations until Iran leaves

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu (R) sits next to Defense Minister Naftali Bennett during the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, August 30, 2016. (REUTERS) May 6, 2020 Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said Tuesday that Israel will pursue operations in Syria until Iran leaves, hours after strikes on Iranian-backed militias and their allies [...]

By |May 6th, 2020|Isreal, Syria|

Israel steps up military campaign against Iran’s military entrenchment in Syria

Israeli soldiers survey the border with Syria in the Golan Heights, following a series of aerial clashes with Syrian and Iranian forces in Syria, on Feb 10, 2018. (Flash90) By Joe Truzman May 05, 2020 Over recent weeks, Israel has intensified its military operations against suspected Iran-backed militia positions in Syria. Airstrikes against areas [...]

By |May 5th, 2020|Isreal, Syria|

14 Iranian, allied fighters killed in overnight strikes on Syria

Syrian air defences responding to Israeli missiles targeting Iranian facilities near Damascus, May 10, 2018. (REUTERS) May 5, 2020 Overnight strikes on positions held by Iranian-backed militias and their allies in eastern Syria killed 14 fighters, a war monitor said on Tuesday. It was not immediately clear who carried out the strikes in [...]

By |May 5th, 2020|Isreal, Syria|

Top Iran official renews threat to ‘raze Israeli cities’ amid friction with US

Mohsen Rezaei. former commander of the IRGC, currently the secretary of Iran's Expediency Council. (IRNA) May 05, 2020 A top Iranian official has repeated his threat to “raze Israeli cities to the ground” if the Jewish state takes any action against the Islamic Republic, hinting that Tehran could attack even in retaliation to [...]

By |May 5th, 2020|Isreal|

Israel hits Iran, Hezbollah targets near Damascus

Syrian air defences responding to Israeli missiles targeting Iranian facilities near Damascus, April 13, 2019. (AFP) April 27, 2020 Israeli warplanes hit on Monday targets belonging to Iran and its proxies including Lebanon's Hezbollah, near Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. It said four fighters were killed in the strikes. The [...]

By |April 27th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|