Turkey renews strategic ties with Israel ahead of showdown with Syria

BY DEBKAFILE— After more than a year of strained relations, Turkey has decided to restore military and intelligence collaboration in the eastern Mediterranean with Israel as Ankara heads for a military showdown with Syria, according to debkafile’s exclusive military sources. The deal worked out between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu also gives…

IDF rebuffs ‘Naksa’ rioters trying to cross Syrian border

BY YAAKOV LAPPIN AND HERB KEINON— Hundreds of Palestinian rioters repeatedly tried to infiltrate Israel throughout Sunday in two locations on the Syrian border, but were rebuffed by an IDF determined to prevent a repeat of the “Nakba Day” scenes in which activists spilled into Israeli territory. Syrian television claimed 20 activists were killed, and…