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…

Hezbollah Chieftain Nasrallah a ‘Target’ for Israel in ‘Next War in Lebanon,’ IDF General Says

By Ben Cohen, Algemeiner— The head of Hezbollah, Iran’s proxy Shia terrorist organization in Lebanon, will be a “target” for Israel in a future war on its northern border, an IDF General has stated in an interview with reporters in the southern port city of Eilat. “Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah is an IDF target…

‘We won’t allow Syria to be turned into an anti-Israel front’

By Lilach Shoval, Eli Leon, Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff— Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman was touring the North on Wednesday against a background of tension on Israel’s northern front and the Israeli dissatisfaction with Russia’s confirmation of an Iranian presence in Syria. “We will not allow the establishment of a Shiite and Iranian presence…

An Israeli View on What’s Happening in Lebanon

By Aviel Schneider, Israel Today— The situation in the Middle East shifted dramatically last week. What was truly behind the surprise resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri? And to what extent is Israel involved in the situation? Hariri announced his resignation while visiting Saudi Arabia, and hasn’t returned to Lebanon since. Hariri quickly shot…

Israeli Military Says It Will Prevent Jihadist Takeover of Syrian Druze Village on Golan Border

By Barney Breen-Portnoy, Algemeiner— In an unusual public declaration on Friday, the Israeli military announced it would thwart a potential takeover of a Syrian Druze town by jihadists. The IDF statement came after a Nusra Front suicide bomber killed at least nine people in Hader, which is located just across the border from Majdal Shams…