Iran, Hezbollah stepping up efforts to save Assad regime in Syria

BY GIL COHEN, HAARETZ— Iran and Hezbollah are strengthening their efforts to ensure the survival of the Bashar Assad regime in Syria, Military Intelligence Chief Major General Aviv Kochavi said on Wednesday. “They are providing with knowledge, weapons and other means and recently with active involvement,” Kochavi said. Kochavi also said that the face of…

Awash in rumors of war

BY STAN GOODENOUGH— ‘Mysterious explosion rocks Iranian city of Isfahan’ – The Jerusalem Post, November 28, 2011, 19:30 For weeks Israelis have been greeted – almost every day – with headlines sounding the ticking clock that is measuring the minutes toward war. Other things – for us, relative trivia, but indicative of growing global chaos…

Lebanon warns UN: Israel's proposed maritime border threatens peace and security

BY DPA— Lebanon has warned the United Nations that Israel’s proposed sea border threatens peace and security, media reports said Monday, in the latest development in the two countries’ maritime claims. Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansor, in a letter sent Monday to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, rejected Israeli claims of the northern part of…