Thank you Hafez Al-Assad

By CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— The threats emanating from Syria have become downright frightening. For the past several days, Home Front Defense Minister Gilad Erdan has been warning repeatedly that it is certain that Israeli population centers will be hit by Syrian ballistic missiles and that we have to be prepared for the worst-case scenarios, including…

Details

U.S.: Israel's Prosperity a Problem

By SHOSHANA BRYEN, GATESTONE— At first blush, it might have sounded like praise, but it wasn’t. Before meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres, Secretary of State John Kerry pronounced Israel’s prosperity an impediment to “peace” with the Palestinians. “I think there is an opportunity , but for many reasons it’s not on the tips of…

Details

Video: The Divergent Interests in the Syrian Cauldron

In recent weeks, Vladimir Putin hosted successive delegations of foreign leaders from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. With Moscow as the new address to find a solution to the Syrian civil war, what are the likely scenarios…

Details

UN Health Assembly, Syria, Slam 'Inhuman Israeli Practices'

By JEWISH PRESS-— The annual assembly of the UN’s World Health Organization today adopted a resolution criticizing Israel — in the organization’s only debate on a specific country — with Syria protesting “inhuman Israeli practices” that target “the health of Syrian citizens.” The WHO resolution against Israel was not yet published, but was likely a…

Details

Christian oil company boosts exploration in Israel

By RYAN JONES— Zion Oil & Gas, an American Christian-run company, submitted a new exploratory license last month that will significantly increase its efforts to find oil in Israel. Zion already explores for oil in areas covering some 218,000 acres of the Jewish state on its Asher-Menashe, Jordan Valley and Joseph licenses. The new Megiddo-Jezreel…

Details

US lawmakers pledge to back Israel against Iran

By MICHAEL BOWMAN, VOA NEWS— The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved a resolution affirming America’s firm opposition to Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and pledging full support for Israel in the event of an Israeli military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities. The chance to slam Iran’s government and speak up for Israel brought a rare moment of…

Details

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…

Details