Sunni-Shiite divide in Syria may spark wider Middle East war

By RICK MORAN, AMERICAN THINKER— Lebanon’s mulch-religious society has become a tinderbox since Hezbollah, who dominates the government, announced their military assistance to President Assad in Syria. But the Sunni-Shiite divide in Lebanon is only a microcosm of what is occurring elsewhere in the Middle East. The two major sects of Islam, never at peace…

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…

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…

Assad vows 'strategic revenge' on Israel, modeled on Hezbollah

By ISRAEL HAYOM— Syria will “give Hezbollah everything” in recognition of its support and will follow the terror group’s model of “resistance” against Israel, a Lebanese newspaper on Thursday quoted President Bashar al-Assad as saying, AFP reported. Assad’s comments, published by Al-Akhbar, reportedly came during meetings with Lebanese visitors in Damascus and appeared intended to…