Iran Is Playing With Fire in Syria

BY AMOS YADLIN, ARI HEISTEIN, Foreign Policy— With the Syrian rebels on the run and the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gaining momentum, Iran is seeking to rewrite the “rules of the game” governing Israel’s actions in Syria. Last weekend’s clashes on Israel’s northern border occurred within this context. An Iranian drone breached Israeli…

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The New York Times is Puzzled: Who’s Responsible for the Mess in Gaza?

By Liel Leibovitz, Tablet Magazine— This past Sunday, The New York Times treated its readers to another sad story straight out of Gaza. Here’s a representative sample: “’We are dead, but we have breath,’ said Zakia Abu Ajwa, 57, who now cooks greens normally fed to donkeys for her three small grandchildren.” How to account…

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Syria

Ambassador Nikki Haley Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, Staffan, for your briefing and for all of your efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Syria. The United States fully supports your initiative to bring the parties back to Geneva, and to start work on a new constitutional committee in accordance with…

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Israel Defense Minister: Iran Declared War on Us Long Ago

By Anna Ahronheim, JPOST— Israel will do everything necessary to prevent Iran from consolidating itself in Syria, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Wednesday. “Iran declared war on us. The highest echelons in Tehran want to erase the Zionist entity; they do not hide the fact that they want to wipe the State of Israel off…

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In an apparent first, Iran and Israel engage each other militarily

By NOGA TARNOPOLSKY NABIH BULOS, LA TIMES— A drone incursion into Israel early Saturday spiraled into a major confrontation that included the downing of an Israeli fighter jet and an extensive attack on Iranian military assets in Syria — the first known time that Israel has used force against Iran. The attacks and counterattacks also…

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Report: Before Strikes, Netanyahu Warned Iran Israel Would Respond With Force to Provocations

By Deborah Danon, Breitbart— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is said to have warned Iran via European leaders in recent weeks that he would respond militarily to any provocation, an Israeli TV report said Sunday. Prior to Israel’s downing of an Iranian drone Saturday in the country’s north and the ensuing strikes in Syria, Netanyahu spoke…

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Time for Western Aliyah

By Israel Hayom— Since their dispersion, Jews who for centuries endured Christian and Muslim persecution, maintained spiritual (and in a few cases physical) links with their homeland, praying for their return to Zion and the advent of the Messiah. In the late 19th century, the Eastern European secular utopians who sought to escape persecution came…

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Four Hours Of Conflict: Israel, Iran & Syria

By JNS— In the early hours Saturday morning, Israel and a Syrian-Iranian alliance became engaged in a confrontation that left an Israeli F16 destroyed, in addition to the downing of an Iranian-made drone, and numerous military targets within Syria destroyed. While the shooting down of the Israeli fighter jet was an accomplishment widely touted by…

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Next clash with Iran is just around the corner, experts say

By Israel Hayom Staff— Security officials believe the downing of an Israeli Air Force jet over the weekend will make Iran more determined to bolster its military presence in Syria, surmising that additional clashes are just around the corner. The F-16 fighter jet that was shot down by a Syrian anti-aircraft missile on Saturday was…

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Netanyahu: I’ve Been Talking to Americans About Annexing Settlements

By Lahav Harkov, Jerusalem Post— Israel is coordinating with the US on the topic of sovereignty over settlements in the West Bank, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a Likud faction meeting Monday. Netanyahu’s comments came the day after the coalition took a bill off the ministers’ agenda that would apply Israeli law to West…

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Former US Senator Lieberman: ‘Israel’s Destiny is to Become a Light Unto the Nations’

By Eliana Rudee, Breaking Israel News— “Israel’s destiny is to be a light unto the nations,” according to former U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman who was featured on Sunday evening at the first Israeli Congress on Judaism and Democracy. “The destiny of the country, being a Jewish State, has got to mean more than a country…

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Analysis: Downing of Israeli F-16 is no victory for Iranian axis in escalating ‘war between wars’

By Yaakov Lappin, JNS— LAPPIN A day after Israeli, Syrian, and Iranian forces were involved in a major military confrontation—that left an Israeli F-16 shot down, along with an Iranian drone, and multiple Syrian air defenses destroyed—the dust has begun to settle and the bigger picture is emerging. The escalation is the latest in an…

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Former Polish PM: ‘Of Course Poles Took Part in Holocaust’

By Algemeiner– A former prime minister entered Poland’s fraught debate over a new law that prohibits discussion of Polish collusion with the Nazi Holocaust, bluntly telling a leading newspaper that “of course” there were cases of Poles collaborating in the extermination of the Jews. “Of course Poles took part,” former Polish premier Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz told…

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