JERUSALEM—Israeli lookouts on the Golan Heights have begun scanning the Syrian landscape for the black flag of the Islamic State after three small jihadi groups close to the border this week pledged fealty to the radical group.
JERUSALEM—A super-mole working in the upper ranks of Hezbollah on behalf of the Israeli Mossad has been exposed, according to a Lebanese website, El Nashra, citing informed sources.
JERUSALEM—Israel announced on Sunday the discovery of a major offshore gas field, the third to be located in its waters in the past five years, augmenting its newly acquired status as an energy power.
JERUSALEM—General Gadi Eisenkot, appointed Sunday by the Israeli government as the next armed forces chief of staff, has warned in the past that Israel will not hesitate in the next round of fighting with Hezbollah to use “disproportionate force” against any Lebanese village from which rocket fire is directed at Israel.
JERUSALEM – In its bid to win recognition as a sovereign political entity, Islamic State (IS) has announced its intention of minting its own coins, to be used independently of the international financial system in territory under its control.
JERUSALEM—Israeli jets reportedly attacked two locations in Syria over the weekend in its ongoing effort to prevent advanced weapons systems from reaching Hezbollah’s arsenals in Lebanon.
JERUSALEM—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday fired two senior ministers and called for new elections.
JERUSALEM—Spokesmen for the Islamic State (IS) claimed over the weekend to have captured a 31-year-old Canadian-Israeli woman fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria. Kurdish sources dismissed the claim, “with a high level of certainty,” as propaganda. Neither side has thus far released a video to support their position.
JERUSALEM—The last time I saw Hossein Derakhshan, he was wearing an “I Love Teheran” T-shirt as he sat opposite me in a Jerusalem cafe. In that interview eight years ago, the 32-year-old Iranian exile (self-imposed), who is credited with introducing the blogging culture to Iran, described himself as a man with a mission.
JERUSALEM—Even as war rattles much of the Middle East, Israel is in the process of trimming its armed forces because of budgetary constraints and a reappraisal of the military challenges it faces.