Russia's Brinkmanship with US Clashes with Israel's Security

By YAAKOV LAPPIN, GATESTONE— Russia is aggressively squaring off with an indecisive and rather meek West about Syria, and in the process, is also threatening to undermine Israeli efforts to ensure that Iran and Syria do not ship strategic weapons to Hezbollah. The Syrian civil war has become a dangerous and complex battle of multiple…

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Israel Hints at New Strikes, Warning Syria Not to Hit Back

By MARK LANDLER, NY TIMES— In a clear warning to Syria to stop the transfer of advanced weapons to Islamic militants in the region, a senior Israeli official signaled on Wednesday that Israel was considering additional military strikes to prevent that from happening and that the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, would face crippling consequences if…

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Syrian-Israeli war of words via Putin edges into Syrian-Hizballah war of attrition

By DEBKAFILE— Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Netanyahu ended their three-hour meeting in Sochi Tuesday, May 14, at loggerheads on Syria. In fact, Putin warned his guest that Israel and its army, the IDF, were heading for war with Syria in which Russia might well be involved – and not just through the…

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Hezbollah to open ‘new front’ in Golan Heights

By MICHAL SHMULOVICH, TIMES OF ISRAEL— Iran has convinced Syria to allow Hezbollah to open a “new front” against Israel in the Golan Heights, the London-based Arabic-language newspaper al-Hayat reported Wednesday. Tehran, seeking to prevent the fall of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government, asked Damascus if Hezbollah could set up a new military front against…

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A Palestinian Arab State / A Palestinian Arab People? They Never Existed!

By EARL COX, ISRAEL ALWAYS— Prime Minister Netanyahu is being pressured from all sides, and especially the Obama Administration, to restart peace talks and give up Judea and Samaria for a Palestinian state. The pleas come shrouded in willful ignorance that there is no true Arab Palestinian people, and the Arabs making the demands are…

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Has Iran crossed Netanyahu's 'Red Line'?

By CHARLES BYBELEZER, FRONTPAGE-— In one the most important and overlooked articles written about the Iranian nuclear threat, the Jerusalem Post’s Gil Hoffman recently qualified statements made by former Military Intelligence chief Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin that Tehran had crossed the “red line” delineated by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in his speech to the UN…

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Guess who's chairing the UN's nuclear disarmament conference?

By ISRAEL HAYOM The United States said Monday it would refuse to send its ambassador to any meeting of the U.N. forum on nuclear disarmament being chaired by Iran, because countries under U.N. sanctions should not be allowed to hold such positions. Erin Pelton, spokesman for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, said in…

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