Germany Ends Its Relationship With Hezbollah Proving Money Matters

By Shoshana Bryen, Jewish Policy Center— The German government has pulled the plug on Hezbollah, labeling it a terrorist organization – its political “wing” as well as its military “wing” – and banning its activity on German soil; associated organizations will also be outlawed. What took so long? Surely there was no benefit to Germany…

Assad says Israel behind all anti-government forces in Syrian civil war

By Times of Israel— Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday charged that all the forces it has been fighting during the country’s eight-year civil war were “tools serving Israel directly or through the Americans,” and said he doesn’t recognize the existence of the modern-day nation of Israel. In a wide-ranging prerecorded interview on state television,…

Trump’s new actions, inactions on Kurds, Syria, Iran have Israel deeply worried

By David Horovitz, Times of Israel— President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of US troops from a crucial area of the Turkey-Syria border, widely seen as an abandonment of America’s Kurdish allies there, has reinforced the resonance of a series of “emergency” warnings issued by Israeli leaders in the days leading up to Wednesday’s solemn Yom Kippur.…

US-Israeli Christian leader discusses peace process with Saudi crown prince

By Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel— Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman this week hosted an Israeli Christian leader in Jeddah, where the two discussed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The meeting between Jerusalem resident Joel C. Rosenberg and one of the Gulf’s most powerful rulers came as Riyadh has attempted to increase its outreach to…

FM warns Nasrallah will be remembered as ‘destroyer of Lebanon’ if he attacks

By Times of Israel— Foreign Minister Israel Katz on Sunday morning issued a tacit threat that Israel would be forced to wreak destruction in Lebanon if the Hezbollah terror group goes through with its stated plan to attack the Jewish state in retaliation for an alleged Israeli drone strike last week on its Beirut stronghold.…

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…