JERUSALEM—Saudi Arabia has let Israel know that it is prepared to allow Israeli warplanes to fly over Saudi territory to bomb nuclear installations in Iran if that should prove necessary, Israel’s Channel Two has reported.
JERUSALEM—The strategic threat posed to Israel by Iran’s nuclear program is being augmented by a new and no less ominous threat: the presence of Iranian ground forces adjacent to Israel’s northern border.
JERUSALEM—Inaugurating Gen. Gadi Eisenkot as the new chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday warned him that “you will not have a single day of grace” due to turbulence in region.
JERUSALEM—In 2014, five years after he left office, Ehud Olmert was targeted for assassination by Hezbollah because of an assassination he had approved as prime minister, according to an Arabic-language newspaper.
JERUSALEM—The Syrian army and its Hezbollah ally launched a joint attack this week apparently aimed at capturing a swath of territory abutting the Israeli-held Golan Heights from rebel forces, opening a possible new front for the Israeli army to contend with.
Israel has warned Hezbollah that it will hold the Lebanese militia responsible for any attack abroad on Israeli institutions or citizens that might be carried out in retaliation for the helicopter attack last week that took the lives of 12 Hezbollah and Iranian military personnel in Syria, including an Iranian general.
JERUSALEM—The mystery surrounding the alleged suicide of Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman in Buenos Aires Sunday, on the eve of his scheduled airing of charges against the country’s president, deepened Wednesday when investigators revealed that there were no traces of gunpowder on Nisman’s hand and no suicide note.
JERUSALEM—In the next war with Hezbollah, the Lebanese-based militia will likely attempt sending large ground forces across the border to seize villages inside Israel, according to the outgoing head of Israel’s Military Intelligence research division, Brig. Gen. Itai Brun.
JERUSALEM—Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “a neighborhood bully” whose constant criticism of Israel fanned the flames of anti-Semitism in the Middle East and Europe.
JERUSALEM—French President Francois Hollande did not want Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to come to Paris Sunday to participate in the march against terror so as not to divert attention from the theme of national unity the million-person event was intended to symbolize, according to Israeli media reports.