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  • Israel faces potential challenge from Russia over Syria

    2 weeks ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    Periodically throughout the four and half years of the Syrian civil war weapon shipments destined for Hezbollah were intercepted and decimated by airstrikes inside Syria. In each instance Israel, whose air force has enjoyed...

  • Fighting for the soul of the Jewish people

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    3 weeks ago

    These are challenging times for the Jewish people.

    Despite our being the wealthiest and most privileged Jews in our 3600-year history, and despite the state of Israel being the most powerful, democratic and humane nation in the Middle East, we Jews feel vulnerable and afraid, and...

  • Obama in landmark interview: Hezbollah will be a focus of post-Iran deal

    August 31, 2015 | 12:04 pm

    A focus of security enhancement once the Iran nuclear deal goes through will be neutralizing Hezbollah’s threat to Israel, President Barack Obama said in a landmark interview with The Forward.

    “As soon as this debate is over, we will, I think, be able to invigorate what has been...

  • After Israel talks, Pentagon chief says: ‘Friends can disagree’

    July 21, 2015 | 1:45 pm

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter never expected to win over Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the merits of the nuclear agreement with Iran but tried to put a brave face on their sometimes blunt, closed-door exchange on Tuesday.

    "We don't agree on everything. And...

  • Lebanese man pleads guilty in Cyprus ammonium ‘plot’

    June 29, 2015 | 10:17 am

    A Lebanese-Canadian man accused of stockpiling explosives in Cyprus pleaded guilty on Monday in a case that Israel said bore the hallmarks of a failed Hezbollah plot.

    Cyprus's criminal court was expected to sentence Hussein Bassam Abdallah, 26, later on Monday.

    He was arrested...

  • Cyprus says Hezbollah plot against Israelis or Jews likely foiled

    June 15, 2015 | 12:12 pm

    A Hezbollah bomb plot against Israel or Jews “most probably” was foiled last month, the foreign minister of Cyprus said.

    Cypriot police arrested a 26-year-old Lebanon native with a Canadian passport on May 27 after authorities discovered nearly two tons of ammonium nitrate — a...

  • Cyprus ammonia haul suspect detained longer, Hezbollah link probed

    June 5, 2015 | 3:49 pm

    A Cypriot court extended the detention of a Lebanese-Canadian man on Friday over the discovery of five tons of chemical fertiliser in a case Israel says bears the hallmarks of the Hezbollah guerrilla group.

    Authorities detained the 26-year-old man, holder of a Canadian passport,...

  • Cyprus may have foiled major attack after ammonia find

    June 2, 2015 | 10:40 am

    Cyprus believes it may have foiled a major explosives attack, a security source said, in seizing nearly five tons of chemical fertilizer for a planned action Israel says bears the hallmarks of the Hezbollah guerrilla group.

    Authorities detained a Lebanese-Canadian in late May...

  • Hezbollah agent believed to be planning attack on Israelis arrested in Cyprus

    May 29, 2015 | 8:29 am

    Cypriot police suspect a man arrested on Wednesday was planning an attack on Israeli interests on the island after they found almost two tonnes of ammonium nitrate in his basement, newspapers reported on Friday.

    The 26-year-old man is Lebanese-born and has a Canadian passport. He...

  • Israel gets into gritty detail to warn off Hezbollah

    May 13, 2015 | 3:28 pm

    An Israeli official made unusually detailed allegations on Wednesday of secret Hezbollah guerrilla sites in Lebanese villages, driving home its warning that civilians there risk bearing the brunt of any future war.

    Though neither side appears keen on coming to blows, Hezbollah...

  • Iran’s allies, not atoms, preoccupy Israeli generals

    May 5, 2015 | 9:48 am

    While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thunders against a looming Iranian nuclear deal, his defense chiefs see a more pressing menace from Tehran's guerrilla allies.

    Chief among these is Hezbollah, the Lebanese militia that fought Israeli forces to a stand-still in their...

  • Tensions high along Israel-Syria border, but nobody wants war

    April 30, 2015 | 8:21 am

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Tensions have flared along Israel’s northern border for the second time this year, following a suspected Israeli Air Force attack on weapon deliveries to Hezbollah. Days later, when Hezbollah gunmen tried to plant an explosive...

  • Middle East prepares for Iran nuclear deal

    April 7, 2015 | 10:24 am

    This story originally appeared at The Media Line.

    The signing of the framework agreement to end Iran’s nuclear program is having repercussions throughout the Middle East. In Israel, itself a nuclear power, there is deep skepticism that Iran will comply with the terms of the...

  • Hezbollah says Iran nuclear agreement ‘rules out specter of regional war’

    April 6, 2015 | 3:13 pm

    The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Monday that a framework nuclear agreement that Iran reached with world powers last week rules out the specter of regional war.

    "There is no doubt that the Iranian nuclear deal will be big and important to the region," Sayyed Hassan...

  • Hezbollah sees Yemen strikes causing more Mideast tension

    March 26, 2015 | 8:30 am

    Hezbollah condemned as "unjust aggression" Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen on Thursday and said it takes the region towards increased tension.

    The Shi'ite group, which is backed by Iran, also called on Saudi Arabia and its allies to immediately and unconditionally halt the...

  • Did the Obama administration drop Iran and Hezbollah from its threat assessment?

    March 18, 2015 | 9:48 am

    There’s a change in how James Clapper, the U.S. director of national intelligence, assesses terrorist threats, and it has sowed some confusion.

    The Times of Israel this week reported that the DNI’s annual threat assessment “removed Iran and Hezbollah from its list of terrorism...

  • Hezbollah: We don’t want war with Israel but do not fear it

    January 30, 2015 | 10:45 am

    The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday his group did not want war with Israel but was ready for one, and reserved the right to respond to Israeli attacks any time, anywhere.

    "We do not want a war but we are not afraid of it and we must distinguish between the two, and...

  • Israel, Hezbollah signal their flare-up is over

    January 29, 2015 | 8:55 am

    Israel and Hezbollah signaled on Thursday their rare flare-up in fighting across the Israel-Lebanon border was over, after the Lebanese guerrillas killed two Israeli troops in retaliation for a deadly air strike in Syria last week.

    Israel said it had received a message from...

  • Israel tells U.N. will defend itself against Hezbollah

    January 28, 2015 | 9:04 am

    Israel told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday it will take all necessary measures to defend itself after an exchange of fire between Hezbollah militants and Israel that has raised the threat of a full-blown conflict.

    "Israel will not stand by as Hezbollah targets Israelis,"...

  • Two soldiers dead, seven wounded as Hezbollah hits Israeli tank

    January 28, 2015 | 8:51 am

    Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish peacekeeper were killed on Wednesday in an exchange of fire between Hezbollah and Israel that has raised the threat of a full-blown conflict between the militant Islamist group and Israel.

    In the biggest escalation since a 2006 war, the soldiers...

  • Hezbollah says Israel wants to set ‘new rules’ with Syria raid

    January 26, 2015 | 9:56 am

    An Israeli attack which killed several prominent members of Lebanon's Hezbollah last week was an attempt by Israel to set "new rules" in the conflict between the two foes, Hezbollah's deputy leader said at a gathering to commemorate those who died.

    Sheikh Naim Qassem's comments...

  • Hamas calls on Hezbollah to unite fight against Israel

    January 22, 2015 | 9:16 am

    A letter purported to be from Mohammed Deif, the leader of Hamas's armed wing, on Thursday appealed to the Lebanese Hezbollah group to unite with Hamas in battling Israel.

    The letter, posted on the website of Hezbollah-run Al-Manar TV, suggests the Palestinian Hamas and Hezbollah...

  • Israel moves Iron Dome batteries to North

    January 20, 2015 | 11:56 am

    Israel reportedly has deployed Iron Dome anti-missile defense systems in its North preparing for possible retaliation for an alleged Israeli airstrike on Syria.

    The move was reported Monday evening by Sky News Arabia, which cited unnamed Israeli sources.

    An Iranian general and...

  • Israel braces for Hezbollah retaliation

    January 20, 2015 | 11:34 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Thousands of Hezbollah supporters marched in an emotional funeral for a senior Hezbollah fighter, Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of former senior Hezbollah official Imad Mughniyeh, who was also allegedly assassinated by Israel in...

  • 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...

  • Hezbollah says Assad’s allies have right to respond to Israeli attacks in Syria

    January 15, 2015 | 12:19 pm

    Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Thursday that Israeli strikes inside Syria were also an aggression against Syria's regional allies and they had the right to retaliate.

    "The frequent attacks on different sites in Syria is a major breach. We consider...

  • Syrian war and Israeli spies mean hard times for Hezbollah

    January 7, 2015 | 3:45 pm

    Drained and delegitimized by the Syrian civil war, penetrated by Israeli intelligence and separated from traditional allies, the Lebanese group Hezbollah’s self-proclaimed glory days of 2006, when it went to war with Israel, have never seemed so distant.

    Supporting President...

  • L.A.’s Iranian Jews must launch new Iran advocacy campaign

    By Karmel Melamed

    October 14, 2014 | 1:13 pm

    Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to speak to a Southern California Christian group about the significant human rights violations that the Iranian regime has waged against the Christians, Jews and other religious minorities living in Iran today. While this congregation was...

  • Report: Iran ordered Hezbollah to carry out attack on Israel over nuclear facility bombing

    October 10, 2014 | 12:05 pm

    Iran instructed Hezbollah to attack Israeli forces on the border with Lebanon in retaliation for the “bombing” of Iran’s Parchin nuclear facility, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported.

    The report Friday in the al-Rai newspaper cites high-level Washington-based European diplomats, who...

  • Hezbollah says border attack was message to Israel

    October 8, 2014 | 10:27 am

    An attack by Hezbollah on Lebanon's border with Israel which wounded two Israeli soldiers was a message that the group remained ready to confront its old foe despite its engagement in Syria's civil war, the group's deputy leader said.

    The soldiers were wounded by a bomb planted...

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