The UN Security Council on Thurs. 29 June 2017 strongly condemned the fighting in the buffer zone between Syria and Israel, calling on the Syrian government and rebel groups to withdraw from the area which is patrolled by UN peacekeepers.
Across the border, near the Hizbullah flags, is a large banner with the Iranian flag, a visible presence of Iran just a stone’s throw from Israel.
US intelligence agencies have evidence suggesting the Syrian government is preparing for a large-scale chemical attack, similar to the strike near the city of Idlib in April 2017.
A red alert siren sounded in Eilat in southern Israel Wednesday, the IDF reported, as at least four missiles were fired from the direction of the Egyptian border.
Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday morning 5 Feb. 2017 that Israel is on the cusp of a “very significant” diplomatic period.
Iran carried out a test launch of a medium-range ballistic missile on Monday, which exploded after 630 miles, a US official said the following day.
The Saudi newspaper Okaz reported last week that Hamas has invested “$120 million in the past year in intensive tunnel construction.
A Hamas terrorist tunnel was discovered under a school in Gaza run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA), Israeli media reported on Friday.
Four Arab nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar on 5 June 2017, further deepening a rift among Gulf Arab nations over that country’s support for Islamist groups and its relations with Iran.
On October 15, 1967, 50 years ago, I arrived in Israel for a two-week visit with my parents. Only four months before, the little nation of Israel had escaped annihilation and achieved a victory that was beyond the imagination.