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  • Hungary will not label West Bank products, its foreign minister says

    2 weeks ago

    Hungary will not label separately products made in the West Bank or the Golan Heights, its foreign minister said.

    Peter Szijjarto, who is also Hungary’s trade minister, said on an overnight visit to Israel that the European Union’s guidelines for labeling goods that originate in...

  • Israel says citizen, likely Arab, used paraglider to enter Syria

    October 26, 2015 | 3:15 pm

    Israel said on Sunday that one of its citizens, probably a member of the country's Muslim Arab minority, had illegally flown to rebellion-wracked Syria by using a paraglider to cross the Golan Heights frontier.

    Israeli media gave the man's age as 23 and quoted investigators as...

  • U.S. embassy warns citizens against travel to Upper Galilee and Golan Heights

    August 24, 2015 | 10:02 am

    The United States Embassy in Tel Aviv has warned U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Israel’s Upper Galilee and Golan Heights.

    The warning issued on Friday comes following an exchange of fire between Israel and Syria last week.

    “We urge U.S. citizens to carefully consider and...

  • Tensions grow with Israel’s Druze community

    June 24, 2015 | 9:13 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    Israeli ambulances carrying wounded Syrians for treatment in Israeli hospitals will now be accompanied by police, after more than 100 Druze protestors attacked an ambulance, and killed a man they said was a member of the rebel forces...

  • Druze violence over Syria poses dilemma for Israel

    June 23, 2015 | 9:25 am

    Throughout Syria's civil war, Israel has contended with bullets and mortars straying across its northern border. But now it faces a new spillover, with sectarian violence and regional loyalties threatening to drag it into the conflict.

    After four years of keeping to the...

  • Golan Druze attack Israeli army ambulance, Syrian casualty dies

    June 23, 2015 | 9:19 am

    Druze villagers on the Israeli Golan Heights attacked an Israeli military ambulance on Monday and one of two Syrian casualties it was carrying from the civil war next door died, police said.

    The incident in the Golan village of Majdal Shams overlooking Syrian territory was the...

  • Syrian rebels say launch offensive in southern Syria

    June 17, 2015 | 10:54 am

    Rebels in southern Syria announced a major offensive on Wednesday to capture remaining positions held by the Syrian military in Quneitra province, near the Israeli Golan Heights, where bombardments could be seen a short distance away.

    Quneitra sits in a sensitive region around 70...

  • Israel says prepared for possible Syrian refugee throngs on Golan

    June 17, 2015 | 10:45 am

    Israel signaled readiness on Tuesday to intervene if Syrian refugees were to throng to its armistice line on the Golan Heights, after Israel's Druze Arab minority stepped up a public campaign to help brethren caught up in the civil war next door.

    Israel has sought to keep out of...

  • Mortar shells fired from Syria land near Golan kibbutz

    April 28, 2015 | 10:11 am

    Two mortar shells fired from Syria struck open areas near a kibbutz in the Golan Heights.

    The mortars were fired shortly after noon on Tuesday and landed near Kibbutz Ein Zivan. No injuries or serious damage were reported.

    The shells triggered the Code Red rocket alert system...

  • Golan Heights resident indicted for spying for Syria

    March 27, 2015 | 8:30 am

    A resident of the Golan Heights was indicted for spying on Israel for Syria.

    Suleiman Sidqi from the predominantly Druze town of Majdl Shams is accused of spying for the Syrian government, aiding an enemy entity, having contact with a foreign agent and supporting a terrorist...

  • Rockets explode in Golan Heights; no injuries reported

    January 27, 2015 | 9:42 am

    Two rockets landed in the Golan Heights near the Syrian border.

    It was unclear who shot the rockets on Tuesday afternoon, according to Israeli reports. No injuries were reported.

    In response, the Israeli army shot artillery fire into Syria and heightened security in the area.

  • Israel didn’t target Iranian general in strike, source says

    January 20, 2015 | 10:26 am

    An Iranian general killed in an Israeli air strike in Syria was not its intended target, and Israel believed it was attacking only low-ranking guerrillas, a senior security source said on Tuesday.

    The remarks by the Israeli source, who declined to be identified because Israel has...

  • Syrian mortar hits Israeli Golan

    October 21, 2014 | 10:06 am

    A mortar fired from Syria landed in Israeli territory on the Golan Heights.

    The mortar, which hit Israel on Tuesday morning, did not cause any injuries or damage.

    The explosive is believed to have been fired as part of the more than 3-year-old Syrian civil war. Heavy fighting...

  • How U.N. troops defied orders, opened fire and escaped Syrian rebels

    September 15, 2014 | 11:04 am

    Early on Aug. 28, al Qaeda-linked militants fighting government forces in Syria crossed a ceasefire line in the Golan Heights on Israel's border and seized 45 Fijians serving in a United Nations peacekeeping force.

    The leader of a nearby U.N. contingent from the Philippines...

  • U.N. Golan peacekeepers pull back from four positions amid tension

    September 15, 2014 | 10:34 am

    U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights are pulling out from its positions and a camp on the Syrian side of the Syrian-Israeli border due to a severe deterioration of security in the region, the United Nations said on Monday.

    The decision to pull some blue-helmeted troops back to...

  • Rocket fired in Syria lands in Israeli Golan

    September 15, 2014 | 10:29 am

    A rocket fired in Syria as part of that country’s war struck Israel near the Golan Heights border.

    No injuries or damage were reported from the rocket, which hit by the Quneitra crossing on Monday morning.

    On Friday night a mortar shell struck Israel on the Golan, where a...

  • Study: Jewish settlements receive higher share of state funds

    September 9, 2014 | 3:40 pm

    Jewish settlements in the West Bank and on the Golan Heights received a higher share of state funds than other communities, according to a new report.

    Arab towns receive the second highest amount of state funds per capita followed by development towns, according to the report by...

  • Fire from fighting in Syria hits Israeli-held Golan, Israel shoots back

    September 4, 2014 | 9:01 am

    A projectile from fighting in the Syrian civil war struck the Golan Heights on Thursday and Israeli forces responded by attacking a Syrian army position, the military said.

    In a statement, the military said it appeared the shooting from Syria was "errant fire" from battles...

  • Fiji says Syrian rebels want compensation, removal from terror list

    September 2, 2014 | 10:22 am

    Islamist fighters who seized dozens of Fijian soldiers serving as U.N. peacekeepers on the Golan Heights last week are demanding that their group be removed from a global terrorism list and that compensation be paid for members killed in fighting, the head of Fiji's army said on...

  • Syrian rebels reinforce siege of U.N. peace-keepers on Golan Heights

    August 30, 2014 | 2:12 pm

    Islamist militants surrounding 40 Filipino peace-keepers in the Golan Heights have reinforced their siege with fighters who arrived in more than 20 vehicles, U.N. diplomatic sources told Reuters on Saturday.

    "As we speak more rebels in more than 20 vehicles are approaching and...

  • U.N. peace-keepers rescued from militants in Golan Heights

    August 30, 2014 | 2:02 pm

    32 U.N. peace-keepers were rescued on Saturday from Islamist militants who fired at their post on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights and trapped them for two days, the United Nations said.

    Another group of U.N. soldiers - also from the Philippines - remained trapped by the...

  • U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

    August 29, 2014 | 12:25 pm

    Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday.

    The affected peacekeepers are from the Philippines and...

  • Syrian planes bomb border post near Israel that was captured by rebels

    August 28, 2014 | 10:29 am

    Syrian jets shelled rebel positions near a border crossing close to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights that was seized by rebels in some of the heaviest clashes in the strategic area this year, rebels and residents said on Thursday.

    Al-Qaida's Syria wing Nusra alongside moderate...

  • U.N. says 43 Golan Heights peacekeepers seized by militants

    August 28, 2014 | 10:14 am

    A group of 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights have been detained by militants fighting the Syrian army, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday.

    The detained peacekeepers are from the Philippines and Fiji,...

  • Israeli civilian injured by Syrian mortar on Golan Heights

    August 27, 2014 | 3:26 pm

    An Israeli man was wounded when a mortar shell fired from Syria struck Israel’s Golan Heights.

    The mortar was believed to be part of the battles between Syrian rebels and government forces from the country’s more than 3-year-old civil war.

    The man, 52, was taken to the...

  • Islamist fighters seize Syria crossing near Israel

    August 27, 2014 | 1:53 pm

    Al-Qaida's Syrian wing Nusra Front and other Islamist fighters have taken control of a border crossing on the line dividing Syria from the Golan Heights, a group monitoring the Syrian conflict said on Wednesday.

    The fighters, who have vowed to "liberate" the area, captured the...

  • Rocket from Syria lands in Golan, Bedouin sisters injured near Beersheba

    July 14, 2014 | 2:45 pm

    A rocket fired from Syria landed in the Golan Heights, and a rocket near Beersheba injured two Bedouin sisters.

    The rocket that landed near Kibbutz El Rom in the Golan Heights on Monday evening started a fire. The Israel Defense Forces reportedly believes it was launched at...

  • U.N. Security Council calls on Syria, rebels to cease Golan fighting

    June 26, 2014 | 10:50 am

    The U.N. Security Council condemned the fighting between Syrian government and rebel forces on the Golan Heights and called for an end to military activity there.

    On Wednesday, the council unanimously adopted a resolution calling for the two sides to cease “military activity of...

  • Israel strikes kill ten members of Syrian army

    June 23, 2014 | 4:51 pm

    Israeli air strikes on Syrian military positions killed at least 10 members of Syria's army, a monitoring group said on Monday, a day after Israel said an attack from inside Syria killed an Israeli boy in the Golan Heights.

    Israeli tanks and warplanes fired at Syrian army...

  • The beautiful Banias

    May 21, 2014 | 11:39 am

    The first thing you need to know about the Hermon-Banias Nature Reserve in the Golan Heights is that you will have to fight the temptation to dive into the crystal rushing springs or to stick your feet in the cool waters.

    Access to the Hermon Stream has been strictly forbidden...

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