UN chief warns of nightmare scenario if Israel, Hezbollah clash

By Reuters— United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday he was worried about the possibility of a direct confrontation between Israel and Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group. Guterres said the latest signals from Israel and the Iranian-backed Hezbollah showed the will to not let this happen but “sometimes a spark is enough to unleash this…

Lavrov Issues Rare Rebuke of Iran for Calling for Israel’s Destruction

By Herb Keinon, JPost— Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov chastised Iran on Monday for calling for Israel’s destruction during a panel discussion in Moscow where Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was sitting with him on the dais. “We have stated many times that we won’t accept the statements that Israel, as a Zionist state, should…

Report: Before Strikes, Netanyahu Warned Iran Israel Would Respond With Force to Provocations

By Deborah Danon, Breitbart— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is said to have warned Iran via European leaders in recent weeks that he would respond militarily to any provocation, an Israeli TV report said Sunday. Prior to Israel’s downing of an Iranian drone Saturday in the country’s north and the ensuing strikes in Syria, Netanyahu spoke…

Dermer: War on northern border could be just ‘weeks’ away

By Tal Polon, Breaking Israel News— The chances of war on Israel’s northern border could be “weeks” away, according to Israel’s Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer. In an interview on Monday with Politico touching on a wide range of issues, Dermer said that the chances of a military conflict taking place in the near…