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  • Hezbollah created Palestinian terror cells on Facebook, Israel says after bust

    August 16, 2016 | 3:25 pm

    Israeli security services in the past few months broke up two Palestinian terror cells formed on Facebook by Hezbollah, according to officials.

    Nine suspected cell members were arrested earlier this summer, but information about the case was kept under court-ordered gag order...

  • Israeli spy catalogues mistakes in Lebanon

    August 3, 2016 | 8:14 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    The Shi’ite Hezbollah movement this week released a new three-part documentary on the 2006 capture of two Israeli soldiers, which sparked a 34-day conflict between Israel and Hezbollah. The film includes interviews with several...

  • Jeremy Corbyn says he regrets support for Hamas, Hezbollah

    July 5, 2016 | 8:26 am

    Britain opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said he regrets supporting Hamas and Hezbollah, and that comments by former London Mayor Ken Livingstone asserting that Hitler supported Zionism were “wrong.”

    Corbyn testified on Monday before the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee...

  • Berlin government to ban Hezbollah flags from anti-Israel march

    June 29, 2016 | 9:36 am

    The Berlin State Senate has agreed to ban Hezbollah flags, with their image of an upraised assault weapon, from an anti-Israel Al Quds march, likening the symbol to a call for genocide.

    The announcement came following a request by the American Jewish Committee in Berlin. The...

  • Hezbollah is broke thanks to US sanctions, says White House official

    May 26, 2016 | 1:51 pm

    Non-nuclear U.S. sanctions against Iran and its allies have led to Hezbollah being in “its worst financial shape in decades,” the top sanctions enforcement official told Congress.

    “After many years of sanctions targeting Hezbollah, today the group is in its worst financial shape...

  • Netanyahu: Israel has carried out dozens of strikes in Syria

    April 11, 2016 | 9:51 am

    Israel has launched dozens of strikes in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, acknowledging for the first time such attacks against suspected arms transfers to Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas.

    Though formally neutral on Syria's civil war, Israel has frequently...

  • Arab League declares Hezbollah a terror group

    March 11, 2016 | 11:30 am

    The Arab League has declared the Lebanon-based Shiite group Hezbollah a terrorist organization.

    Lebanon and Iraq, which expressed “reservations,” were the only two members of the 22-member pan-Arab group not to vote in favor of the declaration Friday, according to the Times of...

  • Iran says blacklisting Hezbollah may jeopardize Lebanon’s stability

    March 3, 2016 | 4:00 pm

    Iran accused Gulf Arab neighbors on Thursday of jeopardizing Lebanon's stability by blacklisting the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group, state television said, a move likely to stoke tensions in the regional power rivalry between Tehran and Riyadh.

    The six-member Gulf Cooperation...

  • IDF chief: Hezbollah biggest threat on Israel’s borders

    February 19, 2016 | 8:25 am

    In a statement that reaffirmed the seriousness of Hezbollah’s threats toward Israel, the Israeli army’s chief of staff said the Shi’ite militia was the biggest threat on the Jewish state’s borders.

    Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot spoke about Hezbollah Wednesday...

  • Hezbollah leader threatens nuclear-type attack on Israel

    February 17, 2016 | 11:51 am

    Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened to hit large ammonia gas tanks in Haifa that he said would wreak damage and casualties equal to a nuclear attack.

    Nasrallah made the threats about a future attack on northern Israel during a speech in Beirut.

    “This would be exactly...

  • Hezbollah targets Israeli forces with bomb, Israel shells south Lebanon

    January 4, 2016 | 10:16 am

    Hezbollah set off a bomb targeting Israeli forces at the Lebanese border on Monday in an apparent response to the killing in Syria last month of a prominent commander, triggering Israeli shelling of southern Lebanon.

    Israel has struck its Iran-backed Shi'ite enemy Hezbollah in...

  • Israel wary of continued conflict in Syria

    December 29, 2015 | 2:40 pm

    It’s been seven years since Israel and Syria were in talks mediated by Turkey.

    Those negotiations in Ankara were premised on de-coupling Damascus from its alliance with Iran and Hezbollah and dislodging Israel from the Golan.

    Neither side could envision paying the price...

  • Blaming operative’s death on Israel, Hezbollah chief vows revenge

    December 21, 2015 | 4:18 pm

    Hassan Nasrallah, the top leader of the Lebanon-based terrorist group Hezbollah, blamed the killing of operative Samir Kuntar on Israel and said his group would retaliate.

    “We reserve the right to respond to this assassination at the time and place of our choosing,” Nasrallah...

  • Congress passes bill targeting Hezbollah’s finances

    December 16, 2015 | 3:57 pm

    Legislation targeting the financing of Hezbollah passed both houses of Congress.

    The House of Representatives unanimously approved the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015 on Wednesday. President Barack Obama is expected to sign it into law.

    The act directs...

  • Israel says Arrow 3 missile shield aces test, hitting target in space

    December 10, 2015 | 3:00 pm

    Israel's upgraded Arrow ballistic missile shield passed a full interception test on Thursday, hitting a target in space meant to simulate the trajectory of the long-range weapons held by Iran, Syria and Hezbollah, the Defense Ministry said.

    The success was a boost for "Arrow 3,"...

  • Israel says 90 pct of Syria’s ballistic missiles used up on rebels

    November 18, 2015 | 10:46 am

    Syria has used up more than 90 percent of its ballistic missiles against rebels during a more than four-year-old civil war but a few were transferred to Hezbollah guerrillas in neighboring Lebanon, a senior Israeli military officer said on Wednesday. 

    Israel, which is expanding...

  • Martians attack ISIS: A Chanukah story

    By David Suissa

    November 17, 2015 | 1:42 pm

    At first, ISIS commanders in Syria assumed the weird-looking jets came from America, the Great Satan. They’d never seen jets like that before — spherical and very agile. They could stop on a dime, explode at crazy speeds and release laser-like bombs that vaporize several targets at...

  • Two suicide bombers hit Hezbollah bastion in Lebanon, 43 killed

    November 12, 2015 | 1:33 pm

    At least 43 people were killed and more than 240 wounded on Thursday in two suicide bomb blasts claimed by Islamic State in a crowded residential district in Beirut's southern suburbs, a stronghold of the Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah.

    The explosions were the first attacks in...

  • Syrian rebels to Russia: Stop bombing us

    October 26, 2015 | 10:01 am

    An alliance of Free Syrian Army-related insurgent groups said on Monday it was skeptical about a Russian proposal to help rebels, and that Moscow must stop bombing rebels and civilians and withdraw its support for President Bashar Assad.

    Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on...

  • Israel faces potential challenge from Russia over Syria

    September 29, 2015 | 8:22 am

    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

    September 18, 2015 | 2:07 pm

    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...

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