As Sanctions Choke Iran, Hezbollah Reportedly Deploying for War on Israel Border

By Times of Israel— As tensions rose in the Persian Gulf over the weekend with Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged tanker, several commanders of Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, an Iranian proxy, said they were deploying forces for possible war with Israel, warning that the growing pressure from sanctions on Tehran could trigger such a conflict…

‘Hezbollah won’t be able to seize Israeli territory in next war’

By Lilach Shoval, Israel Hayom— In the event of another war with Hezbollah, Israel’s achievement will be measured according to how massive a blow it would deal the Shiite terrorist group’s leadership and infrastructure, a senior officer involved in the wide-scale military exercise taking place near the northern border said Monday. “In any case, there…

The Pentagon fills Hezbollah’s shopping list

By Tablet Magazine— In recent years, federal law enforcement agencies have repeatedly arrested Hezbollah operatives in the US who were trying to procure weapons and other combat-related equipment for the group. Those arrests have given US law enforcement a pretty clear idea of the specific items on Hezbollah’s wish-list – advanced rifles, night goggles, specialized…

Hezbollah Leader Threatens to Blow Up Israeli Chemical Facility and Kill Thousands

By Abra Forman, Breaking Israel News— Hezbollah could defeat Israel in a conflict by bombing an Israeli chemical facility in Haifa, killing thousands, said leader of the Lebanon-based terror group Hassan Nasrallah. Though Hezbollah is not actively seeking war with Israel, he said, if necessary, the group could easily devastate the country by using its…

Analysis: Putin closest thing to a friend Israel has ever had in Moscow

By Josh Cohen, JPOST— Love or hate him, the Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military intervention in Syria unquestionably upended Middle Eastern politics. Putin supported Syrian President Bashar Assad, established several military bases in Syria, created a de-facto Russian-Shi’ite axis, confronted Turkey and forced the West to re-engage with him. While all the region’s major players…

US Congress votes to punish banks financing Hezbollah

BY: AFP AND TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF, Times of Israel— The US House of Representatives voted unanimously Wednesday to impose tough new sanctions on banks that knowingly do business with the Lebanon-based Shiite movement Hezbollah. The bill targeting the Iran-backed Hezbollah, which is considered a terrorist organization by Washington and Israel, passed the Senate last…

In rare move, Netanyahu to bring army chiefs to meet Putin in Moscow

By: HERB KEINON, JPOST— IDF Chief-of-Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot and Military Intelligence chief Maj.-Gen. Herzl Halevi will accompany Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a lightning trip to Moscow on Monday, in a clear signal that regional arms transfers and Russia’s troop deployments in Syria will be the main focus of the discussions. Top IDF generals…