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  • Syria Breaking: US Appears To Be Threatening Military Action In Holiday Weekend Statement

    05/26/2018 5:51:38 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/26/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "As a gurantor of this de-escalaltion area with Russia and Jordan, the United States will take firm and appropriate measures in response to Assad regime violations" Heather Nauert of the US State Department speaks late Friday 5/25/2018 With the Syrian regime dropping leaflets in southwestern Syria near the Golan Heights and Jordan urging rebel-jihadist forces to disarm and with the expectation of Syrian government military action in the region, the United States has begun to cry foul. This going into a weekend statement reminds me of what President Trump did earlier this year when he discussed Syria on a Friday...
  • Russia Will NOT Deliver Missiles to Syria After Netanyahu Visit

    05/11/2018 9:20:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/11/2018 | MAIREAD MCARDLE
    A Kremlin aide said Friday that Russia has walked back its talk of supplying the Syrian government with more missiles, just days after a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Russia had floated giving President Bashar al-Assad’s brutal regime S-300 ground-to-air missiles after the U.S., Britain, and France launched airstrikes on Syria last month, a punishment for Assad’s chemical attack on his own people, including children. However, Netanyahu may have successfully lobbied Russian president Vladimir Putin this week not to render the extra military aid. The Kremlin now believes the missiles are not needed at this time, according to Vladimir...
  • While The West Was Sleeping, Israel And Syria Clashed In Their Biggest Battle Since 1973 War

    05/10/2018 9:55:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/10/2018 | Will Racke
    Israel exchanged rocket and cruise missile fire with Iranian forces deployed inside Syria during an hours-long battle late Wednesday, the biggest direct confrontation between the two countries since the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Responding to a barrage of rockets reportedly fired by Iranian troops at Israeli positions in the Golan Heights, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) attacked nearly all of Iran’s military installations in Syria, an IDF spokesman said, according to the Associated Press. Targets included a weapons storage facility, logistics sites and intelligence centers used by the Quds Force, the special operations division of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps. Also destroyed...
  • Israel has hit nearly all Iranian infrastructure in Syria, military claims

    05/10/2018 7:46:15 AM PDT · by McGruff · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 10, 2018
    Israel has claimed it hit nearly all Iranian infrastructure in Syria during airstrikes launched in response to a rocket attack on its troops in the occupied Golan Heights it blamed on Iran. The alleged Iranian barrage just after midnight, which Israel said failed to hit its targets, and extensive response appeared to be the most serious confrontation ever between two foes who have long warned of war. It would be the first time, if confirmed, that Iran has fired rockets directly at Israeli forces in a conflict that for years has been fought through proxies such as the Lebanese group...
  • After Iranian barrage, Israel launches massive counterattack in Syria

    05/09/2018 6:59:35 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 128 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | May 9, 2018 | JUDAH ARI GROSS
    IDF warns Syrian military not to interfere as it pummels Iranian targets in largest direct exchange between Jerusalem, Tehran By Today, 4:38 am 1 Some 20 rockets were fired at Israeli military bases by Iranian forces from southern Syria just after midnight on Thursday, sparking the largest ever direct clash between Jerusalem and Tehran, with Israeli jets targeting numerous Iranian-controlled sites across Syria. The Israeli army said the initial missile barrage was carried out by members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Forces. This appeared to be the first time that Israel attributed an attack directly to Iran, which...
  • IDF: Iranian Forces Fire Rockets at Israel

    05/09/2018 4:12:10 PM PDT · by conservativepoet · 54 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | May 9, 2018 | Aaron Klein
    Iranian forces operating from Syria fired about 20 rockets at Israeli army positions in the Golan Heights, the Israel Defense Forces said on Tuesday night.
  • Staring Down on Syria [Neocon war drums]

    04/13/2018 5:34:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 12, 2018 | Bret Stephens
    On Saturday I took my family to have a closer look at Syria. This was on the Golan Heights, from a roadside promontory overlooking the abandoned Syrian town of Quneitra. The border is very green at this time of year, a serene patchwork of orchards and grassland, and it was hard to impress on our kids that hell on earth was visible in the quiet distance. But I wanted them to see it — to know that Syria is a place, not an abstraction; that the agonies of its people are near, not far; that we should not look away....
  • ANALYSIS: Russia is aiding Iran Axis prepare for war with Israel

    04/10/2018 7:48:25 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 60 replies
    INN ^ | 4/8/18 | Yochanan Visser
    With all eyes on Israel’s southern front where Hamas is desperately trying to conceal the fact it has run out of military options in its never ending war against the Jewish State, Hezbollah and the pro-Assad axis seem to be gearing up for the long anticipated confrontation with the IDF. Iranian and Israeli media reported last week that the pro-Assad coalition is preparing for an offensive against Islamist rebel groups in the Kuneitra and Daraa provinces in southern Syria. The pro-Assad axis, which includes Hezbollah and other Shiite militias, has reportedly deployed tanks and heavy artillery on the Syrian Golan...
  • The UN “Human Rights” Council Passes New Anti-Israel Resolutions (Again)

    03/25/2018 4:24:01 AM PDT · by judeasamaria · 10 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | Mar 25, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    On Friday, the notoriously anti-Israel United Nations “Human Rights” Council (UNHRC) once again met to discuss, or rather condemn, Israel. In its latest round of resolutions targeted at the Jewish State, the UNHRC passed a series of resolutions which effectively singled out Israel in what they referred to as “violations of international law” and “human rights violations”. You can see the list of the anti-Israel agenda items, taken from the UNHRC website below. 1. Human rights in the occupied Syrian Golan 2. Right of the Palestinian people to self-determination 3. Human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East...
  • A "settler" responds to President Trump

    02/15/2018 2:45:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/2/18 | Yonatan Behar
    President Trump, please don't fall for FAKE NEWS! In your recent interview with the Yisrael HaYom newspaper, you answered a question about settlements by saying: "We will be talking about settlements. The settlements are something that very much complicates and always have complicated making peace, so I think Israel has to be very careful with the settlements." When I read this, I was puzzled. Was this President Trump being interviewed, or was it President Obama?! President Trump! The settlements are NOT "something that very much complicates and always have complicated making peace"! This is FAKE NEWS! The exact opposite is...
  • Analysis: The first direct confrontation between Israel and Iran

    02/11/2018 4:21:20 PM PST · by Lera · 56 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/11/18 | Yochanan Visser
    This is the beginning of something much bigger. It marks a turning point in the covert war Israel and Iran have been fighting for decades. Much has already be written about what happened on Saturday when Israel came very close to all out war with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps and Assad’s army in Syria. To understand the seriousness of the situation, one has to look at the broader picture and take into account not only what occurred on Saturday but what happened on the Lebanese front over the past few weeks. The incident on Saturday, when the IAF first...
  • Jewish Home MK: 'Kerry wanted to evacuate the Golan Heights'

    01/03/2018 7:12:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    INN ^ | 01/04/18 00:02 | Eliran Aharon
    MK Motti Yogev (Jewish Home) on Wednesday spoke with Arutz Sheva on the issue of construction in Judea and Samaria, the debate over the Supermarket Law and MK Yair Lapid’s threats to turn to the Supreme Court to thwart Knesset legislation. “Those who travel in Judea and Samaria see that there is construction, maybe not enough construction, but we are building and will continue to build,” Yogev said, adding, “We are releasing construction plans and we will release more construction plans.” “We concluded eight years of Obama’s construction freeze, which were eight difficult years. The prime minister was required to...
  • Syria war: Israel Patriot missile downs 'target' over Golan

    04/27/2017 12:54:58 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 27 Apr 17
    Israel shot down "a target" over the Golan Heights, hours after it was accused of a missile strike at a military site near Damascus international airport. Israel deployed its Patriot missile defence system and media reported the target was a drone. The earlier strike had damaged what Syrian rebels said was an arms depot run by Lebanon's Hezbollah movement. Israel said the explosion was "consistent" with its policy. But it stopped short of confirming it was responsible
  • Race to Complete Border Security Fence Nearing Finish

    06/16/2013 7:55:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Israel National News ^ | Sunday, June 16, 2013 | Chana Ya'ar
    The race between the deteriorating security situation north of Israel’s border, and the need to complete the border fence, is tightening. But the fence and systems are nearly in place. As the raging civil war between loyalists to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and various rebel factions continues to spill over into the Golan Heights, workers are moving to replace border installations. Several countries have pulled their troops out of the United Nations peacekeeping force in the Golan demilitarized buffer zone as the situation has become increasingly dangerous, including Austria, which began withdrawal of its troops last week. Elbit Systems' "MSS...
  • The Six Day War Remembered-A reflection on the "what-might-have-beens. "

    06/07/2016 4:28:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-7-16 | Joseph Puder
    The Six Day War Remembered A reflection on the "what-might-have-beens. " June 7, 2016 Joseph Puder    This May, Israel celebrated its 68th year of independent statehood. On June 5th, Israel commemorated the 49th anniversary of the Six Day War, in which it liberated the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old city, including the Western Wall.  The Etzion Bloc, Jewish property seized by Jordan’s Arab Legion and held for 19 years was also liberated.  The proverbial Israeli “David” of the pre-1967 years has been transformed by the international press and western academia into the post-1967 “Goliath.”  In the process, Israel...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – May 1st, 2016

    05/01/2016 4:54:36 PM PDT · by Lera · 28 replies
    Calvary Chapel ^ | May 1st, 2016 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. talks about the profound prophetic implications surrounding the intensifying situation in the Golan Heights, then ties together the typology of the pre-tribulation rapture with the ancient Jewish wedding customs and the communion.
  • United States 'doesn't consider the Golan a part of Israel'

    04/18/2016 1:20:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    inn ^ | 4/18/16 | Nitsan Keidar
    The United States does not consider the Golan Heights to be a part of Israel, State Department spokesperson John Kirby stressed on Monday, a day after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed the Golan Heights "will forever remain under Israeli sovereignty." "The U.S. position on the issue is unchanged," Kirby told reporters during a daily briefing at the State Department in Washington, according to Haaretz. "This position was maintained by both Democratic and Republican administrations. Those territories are not part of Israel and the status of those territories should be determined through negotiations. The current situation in Syria does not allow...
  • Netanyahu says Israel will never withdraw from Golan Heights

    04/18/2016 7:50:24 AM PDT · by pabianice · 12 replies
    JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday his country will never withdraw from the Golan Heights and the strategic plateau bordering Syria will forever stay in Israeli hands. In a ceremonial Cabinet meeting in the Golan marking the one-year anniversary of his current government's formation, Netanyahu said he doubts Syria will ever return to what it was before the devastating civil war that has gripped it for more than five years. He said he would not oppose diplomatic efforts to stabilize Syria as long as they didn't come at the expense of Israel's security. Netanyahu added that, regardless,...
  • Syria responds to Netanyahu: We will conquer the Golan

    04/17/2016 4:35:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/4/16 | Ari Yashar
    It didn't take Syria long to respond to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's Cabinet meeting on the Golan Heights Sunday, in which he declared Israel will never surrender the region that was liberated in the 1967 Six Day War. Shortly after the meeting on Sunday, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Al-Mekdad told Lebanon's al-Mayadeen that his regime will "retake the Golan Heights by any means necessary, including using military force." "The Arab Syrian Golan is an occupied territory," claimed Al-Mekdad, referencing UN Security Council resolutions calling the area Syrian. According to the Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister, Netanyahu's Cabinet meeting was a...
  • Syrian official answers Netanyahu: We will use all available means to recapture the Golan

    04/17/2016 1:30:23 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/17/16 | Maayan Groisman
    In a first reaction to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's declaration that "Israel will never leave the Golan Heights," Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal al-Miqdad said Sunday that Syria is prepared to use every possible means to recapture the area, including military means. "The Syrian Golan is an occupied Arab land according to the UN Security Council's resolutions, and the presence of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Forces proves this," Miqad said in an interview with the Lebanon-based TV channel al-Mayadeen. "We have never renounced the resistance and we are ready to recapture the Golan in all possible ways, including military ways....