Projectile fired from Lebanon at Israel hits vacant area – Israeli military

JERUSALEM — A projectile was fired from Lebanon at Israel on Monday and fell in an open area, the Israeli military said. The incident followed clashes over the past two weeks between Palestinians and Israeli police at Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem that have stoked Arab anger and international concern. On Twitter, the Israeli military said no sirens were sounded and no alert was declared … Continue reading Projectile fired from Lebanon at Israel hits vacant area – Israeli military

Flour rationing in Lebanon, grain hoarding in Hungary: How the Ukraine war is lurching the globe toward a new food crisis

Russia’s invasion of one of the world’s leading breadbaskets — Ukraine — is deepening the worst surge in global food prices since the Great Recession, raising the specter that Moscow’s war could spark crisis-level hikes, inflame the scourge of world hunger and spark political turmoil far from the conflict zone. Since the Russian assault began, countries from Hungary to Indonesia have moved to bar the door … Continue reading Flour rationing in Lebanon, grain hoarding in Hungary: How the Ukraine war is lurching the globe toward a new food crisis

Dazzling blue meteor flash through Israeli sky caught on car’s dashboard camera

Driver says he was ‘left speechless’ by power and beauty of sight; Israeli Astronomical Association says dozens of sightings also reported from Lebanon and Cyprus By TOI STAFF – 23 January 2020, 12:30 am  A large meteor lit up the night sky over Israel with a blue flash so bright it was seen in neighboring Lebanon and Cyprus. One witness was driving along Route 6 on … Continue reading Dazzling blue meteor flash through Israeli sky caught on car’s dashboard camera

Hezbollah leader warns Israel over attacks in Syria

SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press – January 26, 2019 FILE – In this Aug. 2, 2013, file photo, Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah speaks during a rally to mark Jerusalem day or Al-Quds day, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. On Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, the head of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group is warning Israel of widening its attacks in Syria because a miscalculation can drag … Continue reading Hezbollah leader warns Israel over attacks in Syria

Israel Strikes Iranian Targets in Syria, Exposes Final Hezbollah Terror Tunnel

January 14 2019 Netanyahu on Sunday confirmed that the IDF nailed hundreds of Iranian and Hezbollah targets in Syria, in addition to discovering a sixth and final tunnel dug by Hezbollah terrorists. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday confirmed that Israel has struck hundreds of Iranian and Hezbollah targets in Syria, including a weapons facility in a weekend airstrike, as the military announced the discovery … Continue reading Israel Strikes Iranian Targets in Syria, Exposes Final Hezbollah Terror Tunnel

TEAMING UP: Will the US and Israel attack Syria together?

Kuwait daily claims Israel, US, planning joint offensive on Syria. Reut Hadar, The Kuwaiti daily Al-Jarida on Saturday reported that the US and Israel are working on a plan to attack Syrian targets in the near future. According to the report, Jerusalem and Washington are disappointed in the way Russia has handled the Syrian war, and are planning to operate in the region in order … Continue reading TEAMING UP: Will the US and Israel attack Syria together?

US Forces Arrive in Israel as Tensions Rise Between Tel Aviv, Beirut

US troops have arrived in Israel to take part in a major joint military exercise with Israeli forces – as tensions with Hezbollah move from a simmer to a boil. US forces have arrived in Israel to take part in Juniper Cobra, a biennial major military exercise. In the last Juniper Cobra in 2016, more than 3,000 US troops took part, according to a report by Jerusalem Online. The exercise will imitate … Continue reading US Forces Arrive in Israel as Tensions Rise Between Tel Aviv, Beirut

Is There A War Brewing Between Israel And Lebanon?

Lebanon was warned recently by Israeli spokesperson and Israel Defense Force Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis that war could break out between the two countries if Iran continues its development of precision missiles within Lebanon. Manelis blames the Lebanese government and the “blind eye” of some in the international community who have stood by and watched as Hezbollah, the political and militant arm of the Shiite Islamist political … Continue reading Is There A War Brewing Between Israel And Lebanon?

The Persecuted Christians of Iraq and Syria

If 2017 is going to be a less violent year for Christians around the world than the past few have been, international governments, leaders and citizens alike will have to turn words in support of the persecuted into action. While words are often a precursor to action, and an important step in building solidarity and raising awareness about a particular situation, they become hollow if … Continue reading The Persecuted Christians of Iraq and Syria

ISRAEL PREPARES GROUND INVASION OF SYRIA

Cites presence of ISIS and Hezbollah as pretext for possible invasion Israeli Likud Minister Yuval Steinitz will tell the United States, Russia and other world powers Israel will not tolerate Iranian forces near its border, the Jerusalem Times reported on Tuesday. Steinitz made the remark as Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, flew to New York to address the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday. “In all … Continue reading ISRAEL PREPARES GROUND INVASION OF SYRIA

AFTER IRAN DEAL, OBAMA STRUGGLES TO GAIN ISRAEL’S TRUST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Seeking to sell his nuclear deal with Iran to a skeptical Israeli public, President Barack Obama has repeatedly declared his deep affection for the Jewish state. But the feelings do not appear to be mutual. Wide swaths of the Israeli public, particularly supporters of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have little trust in the American leader, considering him naive and even hostile. One … Continue reading AFTER IRAN DEAL, OBAMA STRUGGLES TO GAIN ISRAEL’S TRUST

Evidence points to secret Israeli strike on Syrian missile launchers

HAIFA, ISRAEL –  Growing evidence suggests that the Israeli Air Force carried out a secret mission in Syria Sunday night, targeting Russian-made missile launchers deployed by forces loyal to President Bashar Assad. A few minutes before midnight, a number of regional news sources reported a loud explosion in the coastal town of Latakia, where the S-300 systems are thought to be located. Those reports came … Continue reading Evidence points to secret Israeli strike on Syrian missile launchers

Israeli Airstrike in Syria Targeted Missiles From Iran, U.S. Officials Say

The airstrike that Israeli warplanes carried out in Syria was directed at a shipment of advanced surface-to-surface missiles from Iran that Israel believed was intended for Hezbollah, the militant Lebanese organization, American officials said Saturday. It was the second time in four months that Israel had carried out an attack in foreign territory intended to disrupt the pipeline of weapons from Iran to Hezbollah, and … Continue reading Israeli Airstrike in Syria Targeted Missiles From Iran, U.S. Officials Say