JERUSALEM—Concern in Jerusalem over possible spillover of the Syrian civil war across Israel’s northern border is being supplanted by concern over the return of local Arabs who have fought in the ranks of al Qaeda affiliated militias in Syria and been radicalized.
JERUSALEM—Israel has unveiled a laser defense system that it says will be able to shoot down rockets and artillery shells with a high-energy beam.
JERUSALEM—As Israel steps up humanitarian assistance across its border in southern Syria, a leading Israeli analyst has raised the prospect that Israel and Jordan, which also borders the area, may consider active involvement in order to prevent al Qaeda from establishing bases in the area adjacent to their borders.
JERUSALEM – Some 170,000 rockets and missiles are currently aimed at Israel’s cities from Arab countries in the region, the head of Israeli Military Intelligence, Gen. Aviv Kochavi, said this week.
JERUSALEM—Two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip during the funeral of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon next to his farm in Southern Israel, prompting retaliation from the Israeli Air Force.
Sharon was buried the way he had lived much of his adult life: as the central figure in an elaborate military operation. Air Force attack helicopters and warplanes patrolled the skies nearby as Sharon was laid to rest less than five miles from the Gaza Strip.
JERUSALEM—Israel hailed Ariel Sharon as the most formidable warrior in Israel’s history and a political leader whose decisiveness is sorely missed in a time of drift following his death this weekend.
JERUSALEM – Torah scrolls plundered from an ancient Syrian synagogue are reportedly being held hostage by an Islamist group seeking to exchange them for prisoners held by Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
JERUSALEM – Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said yesterday that Iran has built up a terror infrastructure in Central and South America from which to attack Jewish and Israeli targets in the region and as a base for attacking inside the United States.
JERUSALEM—The midnight assassination of a secretive Hezbollah operative in Beirut last night became a regional whodunit when Hezbollah blamed Israel while Israel pointed a finger at a Lebanese Sunni organization.
JERUSALEM—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday termed the West’s interim agreement with Iran as “more political theater than substance” and warned that the sanctions that brought Iran to the negotiating table were already showing signs of crumbling.