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  • Four Israeli troops hurt in Golan blast, Israel blames Syria

    March 18, 2014 | 8:51 am

    A roadside bomb wounded four Israeli soldiers patrolling the Golan Heights on Tuesday, and Israel retaliated with artillery fire on Syrian army positions, the army said.

    It was not clear who had planted the bomb in an area where the Syrian military, Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas...

  • Israel fires into Lebanon after bomb targets its soldiers

    March 17, 2014 | 10:51 am

    Israel fired tank rounds and artillery into southern Lebanon on Friday, its military said, in retaliation for a bomb that targeted Israeli soldiers patrolling the border.

    No injuries were reported on either side.

    The Israel-Lebanon border has been mostly quiet since Israel and...

  • Bomb on Lebanese border targets Israeli soldiers, IDF says

    March 14, 2014 | 1:00 pm

    An explosive device was detonated against Israeli soldiers patrolling the border with Lebanon on Friday, causing no injuries, Israel's military said.

    Israel shot six mortars into southern Lebanon, causing no damage or injuries, a Lebanese security source said, and an Israeli...

  • Hezbollah says will respond to Israeli air strike

    February 26, 2014 | 9:27 am

    Hezbollah will respond to an Israeli air strike that hit one of its bases on the border with Syria on Monday night, the Lebanese militant group said on Wednesday.

    "The new aggression is a blatant assault on Lebanon and its sovereignty and its territory ... The Resistance...

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  • Report: Israeli planes bomb Hezbollah site

    February 24, 2014 | 3:05 pm

    An Israeli airstrike hit a site in Lebanon known for its arms smuggling and recruitment for Hezbollah, according to the Lebanese media.

    The Daily Star on Monday quoted a Lebanese security source as saying that the Israeli Air Force strike targeted a “qualitative” weapons shipment in the area of Janta on the Israel-Syrian border. Other Lebanese media also reported an attack.

    The Israeli army had no immediate comment.

    Israel has said it will not allow Hezbollah to receive high-quality weapons from its allies in the Syrian government.

  • Israel sees safe passage for chemical arms out of Syria

    January 14, 2014 | 10:39 am

    Internationally-monitored convoys removing Syrian chemical weapons are at little risk of being seized by rebels fighting President Bashar Assad or by his Lebanese Hezbollah allies, a senior Israeli military officer said on Tuesday.

    The estimate suggested that Israel, which...

  • U.S. officials: Hezbollah upgrades missile threat

    January 3, 2014 | 10:37 am

    Hezbollah operatives are smuggling components of advanced guided missiles from Syria to Lebanon, U.S. officials said.

    Operatives from the Shi’ite terrorist group have been moving the components in parts to avoid detection and airstrikes by Israel, unnamed officials told The Wall...

  • Nasrallah warns Israel that Hezbollah will avenge commander’s killing

    December 20, 2013 | 9:23 am

    Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday vowed to avenge Israel for the killing of a senior Hezbollah commander in Beirut earlier this month.

    Hassan Laqqis, who fought in Syria's civil war for the Lebanese Shi'ite militia, was shot dead outside his home on December 4.

    ...
  • The forgotten refugees of Ghouta, Syria

    By Simone Wilson

    December 12, 2013 | 12:24 pm

    The most infamous attack over two-and-a-half years of civil war in Syria – a silent sarin gassing in the city of Ghouta that killed more than 1,500 and sent allied countries to the brink of world war – came in the middle of the night.

    When I woke up, I found that everyone in my...

  • Hezbollah accuses Israel of slaying its weapons chief

    December 4, 2013 | 11:39 am

    Hezbollah claimed that Israel assassinated its technology and weapons chief near Beirut.

    According to the Lebanese terror group, Hussein al-Laqis was shot at a parking lot outside his home south of the Lebanese capital on Tuesday night and died the next morning in a hospital....

  • Deeply unpopular at home, French president embraced on Israel trip

    November 18, 2013 | 1:05 pm

    For Francois Hollande, the most unpopular head of state in France in more than half a century, his first presidential visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority promised a respite from the daily pummeling over his country’s stunted economy and his perceived flimsiness as a...

  • Iran, Syria central in U.S.-Israel strategic dialogue

    October 24, 2013 | 10:22 am

    U.S. and Israeli officials addressed the potential for an Iranian nuclear weapon as well as turmoil in Syria in their periodic strategic dialogue.

    “Both sides reiterated their determination to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon,” said a U.S. State Department statement...

  • Report: Israel bombed Syrian weapons convoy bound for Lebanon

    October 23, 2013 | 10:03 am

    Israel Air Force jets bombed a convoy carrying advanced missiles from Syria to Lebanon, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported.

    The Arabic language Al-Jarida daily cited an unnamed Israeli security official as saying the missiles were intended for the terrorist group Hezbollah.  The...

  • Hezbollah denies receiving chemical weapons from Syria

    September 23, 2013 | 4:32 pm

    Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah denied on Monday that his group had received chemical weapons from Syria.

    Last month, members of the Syrian National Coalition opposition group accused President Bashar Assad of transferring chemical weapons to the Lebanese Shi'ite group...

  • Syria transferred weapons to Hezbollah, Saudi paper reports

    September 16, 2013 | 1:16 pm

    Syrian President Bashar Assad transported some of his country’s chemical weapons to the terrorist group Hezbollah, a Saudi newspaper reported.

    The daily Al-Watan, citing opposition leader Kamal al Labwani, reported Monday that the Syrian government hid some of its chemical...

  • Israel under pressure to give up chemical, nuclear weapons

    September 16, 2013 | 10:47 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    The United States-Russian deal for the destruction of Syria’s huge chemical weapon stocks caused Israelis to breathe an audible sigh of relief.

    Many expected that a US strike would push either Syria or its ally Hezbollah to...

  • Kerry says world cannot let Assad get away with chemical attack

    August 30, 2013 | 11:15 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made clear on Friday that the United States would punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the "brutal and flagrant" chemical weapons attack that it says killed more than 1,400 people in Damascus last week.

    Kerry said it was essential not to...

  • Al-Qaida-affiliated terror group says it’s resuming holy war against Jews

    August 27, 2013 | 2:15 pm

    A terrorist group affiliated with al-Qaida that claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on northern Israel said it has resumed a jihad, or holy war, against the Jews.

    The Lebanon-based Azzam Abdullah Brigades said the rocket attack last week was carried out “as part of the...

  • Israel says it bombed Lebanon in retaliation for rocket attack

    August 22, 2013 | 9:02 pm

    Israel's air force bombed a militant target in Lebanon on Friday in retaliation for a cross-border rocket salvo on Thursday, a spokesman said.

    An Israeli military source said the "terror site" bombed was near Na'ameh, between Beirut and Sidon, but did not immediately provide...

  • Peres: Israel not involved in Beirut car bombing

    August 16, 2013 | 9:52 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres denied claims by his Lebanese counterpart that Israel was behind a recent deadly bombing in Beirut.

    At a press conference Friday in Jerusalem, Peres responded to allegations made Thursday by Lebanese President Michel Suleiman, who blamed Israel for...

  • Hezbollah says it struck Israeli troops in Lebanon

    August 14, 2013 | 1:37 pm

    Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah claimed responsibility on Wednesday for explosions which wounded four Israeli soldiers who infiltrated into southern Lebanon last week.

    Nasrallah told Beirut-based Al-Mayadeen television that Hezbollah fighters planted bombs in an area...

  • Lawmakers praise EU while urging terror label for entire Hezbollah

    August 6, 2013 | 2:15 pm

    A letter signed by 49 members of Congress thanked the European Union for designating Hezbollah’s military wing as a terrorist organization but strongly urged the EU to do the same for all of Hezbollah.

    Designating Hezbollah’s military wing as a terrorist group “helps to align our...

  • Iran looks to the north

    July 24, 2013 | 2:03 pm

    In the United States, our focus is on Iran’s activities to its west and east. Tehran supports Bashar Assad in Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, menaces oil exports in the Gulf and threatens Israel with annihilation. On its other flank, it seeks influence in Afghanistan as U.S....

  • EU ban on Hezbollah branch a start, but impact is likely limited

    July 23, 2013 | 1:46 pm

    The effectiveness of the European Union’s decision to blacklist only Hezbollah’s military wing might be debatable, but one thing about the move seems certain: It did not come easy.

    The decision Monday by Europe’s 28 foreign ministers to put Hezbollah’s military wing on the...

  • Report: E.U. close to branding Hezbollah military wing a terrorist group

    July 19, 2013 | 10:09 am

    A senior EU official said the union is moving closer to declaring the military wing of the Lebanese political party Hezbollah a terrorist organization.

    The Associated Press on Friday reported that the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the EU could make a...

  • Bulgaria confirms new evidence pointing to Hezbollah in Burgas attack

    July 17, 2013 | 4:06 pm

    Bulgaria’s interior minister confirmed that his country has new evidence that Hezbollah was responsible for the deadly 2012 terrorist attack on Israeli tourists on Bulgarian soil.

    Tsvetlin Yovchev said during a news briefing Wednesday, on the eve of the one-year anniversary of...

  • In Egypt, a fragile peace

    By Uri Dromi

    July 10, 2013 | 10:42 am

    The recent turmoil in Egypt might push Israelis to believe that time is working in Israel’s favor. If in the past we used to react to any regional development with the old worry, “Is it good or bad for the Jews?” today it seems that when it comes to Israel’s standing and interests...

  • Syrian rebels blame Israel for attack on weapons cache

    July 9, 2013 | 2:30 pm

    Syrian rebels hinted that Israel was responsible for an attack on a naval barracks that destroyed advanced Russian missiles.

    A spokesman for the Free Syrian Army’s Supreme Military Council said the early morning attack on July 5 near the port of Latakia originated from long-range...

  • June 26, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 26, 2013 | 3:42 am

    The US

    Headline: Hopes for Syria Talks Hinge on Kerry-Lavrov Meeting

    To Read: Does consistently failing to help others make the US a 'failed State'? David Rothkopf muses on the matter-

    Americans celebrate this independent spirit. Their market ideology is more Charles...

  • Saudi Arabia says Syrian war on rebels is ‘genocide’

    June 25, 2013 | 1:33 pm

    Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday the Syrian government's attempts to suppress a rebellion amounted to "genocide" and called for rebels to get military aid to defend themselves, in a sharp escalation of rhetoric over the conflict.

    Speaking at a news conference with U.S. Secretary of...

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