As Sanctions Choke Iran, Hezbollah Reportedly Deploying for War on Israel Border

By Times of Israel— As tensions rose in the Persian Gulf over the weekend with Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged tanker, several commanders of Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, an Iranian proxy, said they were deploying forces for possible war with Israel, warning that the growing pressure from sanctions on Tehran could trigger such a conflict…

Netanyahu: We Won’t Hold Back from Striking Those Who Fire From Populated Areas

By Herb Keinon, JPost— It is time that the world understand the gravity of the threat posed by Iran and its proxy Hezbollah and act against them, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday, after Argentina designated Hezbollah a terrorist organization and ordered its assets frozen. Speaking at a memorial for the fallen of the Second…

‘Israel will be on verge of vanishing in next conflict with Hezbollah’

By Israel Hayom— Hezbollah is stronger than ever despite the Western sanctions imposed on it, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised interview with Al-Manar television held on July 12, marking the 13th anniversary of the 2006 Second Lebanon War. He further warned that all of Israel was within range of the group’s missiles…

Israel’s Golan Sovereignty Should Have Been Recognized Years Ago

By Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe— DURING A White House meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, President Trump signed a formal proclamation that the United States recognizes Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. In so doing, the president acknowledged a longstanding fact of life, bolstered a vital American ally, promoted stability in a deeply unstable neighborhood,…

Iran Demands Russian Protection From Israel in Syria

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— On Thursday, the head of the Iranian parliament’s national security and foreign-policy committee, Heshmatollah Falahat-Pisheh, expressed anger on Thursday at Russia for not using their advanced S-300 anti-air defense system to protect Iranian military assets in Syria from the Israeli airstrikes that devastated them earlier in the week.…

Israel, in rare move, announces attacks on Iranian targets in Syria, delivers warning

By Frank Miles, Fox News— Israel confirmed early Monday that its military attacked Iranian targets in Syria, in a rare statement on such an operation. “We have started striking Iranian Quds targets in Syrian territory,” the military statement said. “We warn the Syrian Armed Forces against attempting to harm Israeli forces or territory.” Until now…

Trump’s Latest Moves Make Officials Jumpy In Jerusalem

By Ilan Berman, The Hill— For Israel, a few weeks can make a world of difference. As recently as this past Fall, officials in Jerusalem were waxing optimistic over the new, more favorable regional environment confronting the Jewish state, and about America’s reinvigorated approach to the Mideast under President Trump. But now, the Administration’s unexpected…