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  • Clinton: Middle East peace almost impossible

    20 hours ago

    This post originally appeared at Jewish Insider.

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday poured cold water on those eager to see the Israeli-Palestinian peace process renewed in the near future.

    Appearing at a campaign event in Mount Vernon, Iowa,...

  • Kerry told Lavrov concerned Russia’s targets in Syria not Islamic State

    20 hours ago

    Secretary of State John Kerry had a 30-minute telephone call with his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, on Thursday to express concern that Russia's targets in Syria were not related to Islamic State.

    "The Secretary repeated our concerns about the preponderance...

  • U.S. officials say Russian cruise missiles aimed at Syria crashed in Iran

    22 hours ago

    U.S. officials said four Russian cruise missiles fired at Syria from a warship in the Caspian Sea on Wednesday had crashed in Iran while Russia insisted they had reached their targets in Syria.

    The White House declined to comment on the report from the officials, who asked not to...

  • Local groups rally support for Syrian refugees

    By Ryan Torok

    2 days ago

    With the number of Syrian refugees climbing above 4 million, local Jewish organizations are taking note and reaching out.

    Jewish World Watch (JWW), whose mission is fighting genocide, recently launched a fundraising campaign that has collected about $10,000 to help fund fully...

  • After Syria coordination talks with Israel, Russia beckons to Turkey, U.S.

    2 days ago

    Russia ended high-level military talks with Israel on Wednesday with a call on other countries, including a suspicious United States and aggrieved Turkey, to coordinate operations in Syria.

    The two countries discussed how they can avoid accidentally clashing while operating in...

  • Israel-Russia military coordination talks on Syria to open Tuesday

    4 days ago

    A senior Russian military delegation will visit Israel on Tuesday for two days of talks on how the countries can avoid accidentally clashing while operating in Syria, an Israeli military officer said.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin...

  • Everyone’s talking ISIS at the UN, leaving Netanyahu glaring

    1 week ago

    All anyone attending the United Nations General Assembly opening seemed to want to talk about was the threat posed to the world by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

    That was much to the consternation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who argued in his speech before...

  • Iran troops to join Syria war, Russia bombs group trained by CIA

    1 week ago

    Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria to join a major ground offensive in support of President Bashar al-Assad's government, Lebanese sources said on Thursday, a sign the civil war is turning still more regional and global in scope.

    Russian warplanes, in a second day...

  • Ukraine leader mocks Russia’s call for anti-terrorism coalition

    1 week ago

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday derided Russia's call for the creation of an international antiterrorism coalition, saying the Russians inspire terrorism on their own doorstep and back bellicose puppet governments.

    Russian President Putin on Monday called for the...

  • Powers struggle to agree on Syria; Russia urged to strike Islamic State

    1 week ago

    France challenged Russia to back its words with deeds over fighting Islamic State militants in Syria as major powers on Tuesday struggled to resolve differences between Moscow and the West over ending the civil war in the Middle Eastern country.

    After Russian President Vladimir...

  • Trump backs Russia, Iran efforts to fight Islamic State

    1 week ago

    Leading Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday said he supported Russian efforts to fight Islamic State militants in the Middle East, including Syria.

    Asked whether he backed those like Russia who supported Syrian President Bashar al Assad or those who see...

  • Humanitarian crisis in Syria worsens

    1 week ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    As world attention has focused on the tide of Syrian refugees trying to reach Europe, aid organizations try to contend with a growing humanitarian crisis inside Syria. According to the United Nations, 7.6 million people have been...

  • Israel faces potential challenge from Russia over Syria

    1 week 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...

  • In Syria, both Putin and Obama are a problem for Israel

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 week ago

    Thinking about Russia’s involvement in Syria and its impact on Israel, there are two black boxes that have to be considered: One is the content of the conversation last week between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; the other one is the...

  • Rouhani says Iran ready to help bring democracy to Syria, Yemen

    2 weeks ago

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that Tehran was ready to help bring democracy to war-torn Syria and Yemen, and blamed the spread of terrorism in the Middle East on the United States.

    In a speech to the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York, Rouhani...

  • At U.N., Obama and Putin clash over working with Syria’s Assad

    2 weeks ago

    The United States said on Monday it was willing to cooperate with Russia, as well as Iran, to try to end the Syrian civil war but the two big powers clashed over whether to work with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    Speaking at the annual United Nations General Assembly, U.S....

  • Important quotes from President Obama’s U.N. speech

    2 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama addressed a range of global topics in a speech to the annual United Nations General Assembly on Monday, including the war in Syria, where he said the United States was willing to work with Iran and Russia to end the conflict. 

    The following is a selection...

  • Rouhani: U.S.-Iran ties better but ‘still a long road to travel’

    2 weeks ago

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday said ties with the United States had improved, though there was "still a long road to travel" before the two estranged nations could have normal relations.

    "The situation has certainly changed," Rouhani, in New York for the United...

  • SodaStream offers to take in Syrian refugees

    3 weeks ago

    The Israeli company SodaStream has offered to take in Syrian refugees and employ them in its new factory in the Negev Desert.

    In an announcement over the weekend, SodaStream and the mayor of Rahat, which is near the home beverage maker’s factory, said they can absorb up to 200...

  • Netanyahu to quiz Putin on Russia’s reinforcement of Syria

    3 weeks ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Moscow on Monday to seek reassurance from President Vladimir Putin about Russia's military deployment in Syria and to lay out Israel's concerns about the risk of weapons reaching militants on its borders.

    With fighter planes part of the...

  • Wide awake: A spiritual response to the collapse of compassion

    3 weeks ago

    Four facts:

    1. In the last 4½ years, the war in Syria has killed about 240,000 people, including 20,000 children.

    2. 11.6 million people have been displaced, 4 million of whom are now refugees.

    3. Half of the refugees, vulnerable to starvation, disease, abuse and...

  • Obama wants U.S. to prepare for 10,000 Syrian refugees next year

    September 10, 2015 | 11:20 am

    President Barack Obama has directed his administration to prepare to take in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees next year, a White House spokesman said on Thursday.

    The number reflects a "significant scaling up" of the U.S. commitment to accept refugees from the war-torn country and to provide for their basic needs, White House press secretary Josh Earnest.

  • Why Europe is so woefully unprepared for the new refugee crisis

    September 8, 2015 | 3:07 pm

    No time is a good time for an epic humanitarian crisis. But Europe today seems woefully unprepared for the human wave from the Maghreb, the Horn of Africa and lands reaching all the way to Afghanistan.

    I was overseas for much of the last few weeks and had a chance to watch Al...

  • Israel and the refugee crisis: Should we take them in?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 7, 2015 | 4:14 am

    Short answer: no.

    Israel should not offer to absorb a significant number of Syrian refugees. But an explanation is needed. And other action is needed.

    In recent days, as the crisis of the Syrian refugees intensifies and is becoming a dominant item on the world's agenda, a...

  • Jewish-Israeli man stopped from joining Islamic State

    September 1, 2015 | 1:38 pm

    A Jewish-Israeli man who planned to join the Islamic State was apprehended in Turkey and returned to his parents.

    Turkish authorities apprehended the man, 21, whose family members arrived in Turkey and traveled back to Israel with him on Tuesday, according to the Times of Israel....

  • Is ISIS here to stay?

    August 26, 2015 | 9:45 am

    The Islamic State (ISIS) has already outlived predictions of its early demise offered by some US military officials. The Islamist group has survived the near fatal assassination of its leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi by airstrike earlier this year and has continued its voracious march...

  • In letter to P5+1, Israel blames Iran for rockets from Syria

    August 21, 2015 | 2:14 pm

    Israel submitted a formal diplomatic complaint to world powers about a recent rocket attack from Syria — blaming a specific Iranian general and warning of increased regional aggression by the Islamic Republic in the wake of the nuclear deal.

    The demarche was sent Friday to the...

  • Israeli strikes in Syria prove deadly

    August 21, 2015 | 8:04 am

    At least one person was killed by Israeli air strikes in Syria following the firing of rockets into the Golan Heights and the Galilee.

    The Israel Defense Forces said Friday that it targeted the cell that launched rockets at northern Israel from Syria on Thursday, and that at...

  • Retaliating for rockets, Israel fires into Syria

    August 20, 2015 | 2:01 pm

    Israel fired on Syrian territory in retaliation for rockets fired from there into northern Israel earlier in the day.

    Arab media has reported a number of casualties, including fatalities, from the Israeli bombardment Thursday, which came in response to four rockets that exploded...

  • Israel says rockets that hit village were fired from Syria

    August 20, 2015 | 1:48 pm

    Rockets hit an Israeli village near the Lebanese border on Thursday and Israel struck back in the Syrian Golan Heights, saying the rare salvo had been launched there by an Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group.

    The group, Islamic Jihad, denied the Israeli allegation. It had...

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