JERUSALEM—Hamas has yet to name replacements for key commanders killed in the Gaza war last month, but it has had a lot of other things on its mind.
JERUSALEM—The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) has begun operating sleeper cells in southern Syria near the border with the Golan Heights, according to a spokesman for the moderate rebel group, the Free Syrian Army (FSA).
JERUSALEM—Israeli army officials say that Hezbollah’s plans for its next round of conflict with Israel will include cross-border ground incursions by select units that have been honed in combat in Syria.
JERUSALEM—The Israeli army is using advanced technology along the border with Lebanon to probe the possibility that Hezbollah has been digging tunnels into Israel under the border fence the way that Hamas did from the Gaza Strip.
JERUSALEM—A foolproof method of diagnosing ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)—a frequently misdiagnosed condition in children that leads to overuse of Ritalin and other medications—has been developed by a group of Israeli medical researchers.
JERUSALEM—A report that Israel is providing significant intelligence support in the U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant appeared to win indirect confirmation today from Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon.
JERUSALEM—In a scathing criticism of Hamas, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas ridiculed the organization’s claims of victory in the recent confrontation with Israel and accused it over the weekend of executing 120 Gaza residents for breaching a curfew during the war, an allegation heretofore not heard publicly.
JERUSALEM—It was the most brazen terror attack Europe had seen since the Second World War—eight Palestinian gunmen slipping at night into the Israeli athletes’ pavilion at the Munich Olympics, shooting two wrestlers who tried to block their way, and taking nine other athletes hostage.
JERUSALEM—In a rare public reference to intelligence sources by an Israeli intelligence officer, an official of the Shin Bet intelligence agency said today that none of the Palestinians summarily executed by Hamas last month for allegedly spying for Israel was in fact an Israeli asset.
JERUSALEM—In the wake of its 50-day confrontation with Hamas in Gaza, the Israeli army has formed a new elite unit—made up entirely of lawyers.