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.
A controversial U.S. Muslim leader who has been highly critical of Israel and said that the Jewish state should be on the “suspect list” in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks participated on Tuesday in a White House summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) that featured Vice President Joe Biden.
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.
Iran is encouraging its terror allies to pursue the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s children, publishing personal information about them, including photographs of the kids lined up in crosshairs, and declaring, “We must await the hunt of Hezbollah.”
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) celebrated Hezbollah’s deadly surprise attack on Israel Wednesday and vowed to stand with the terror group “against the Zionists,” according to regional media reports.
JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish peacekeeper were killed on Wednesday in an exchange of fire between Hezbollah and Israel that has raised the threat of a full-blown conflict between the militant Islamist group and Israel.
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.
Senior Iranian and Hezbollah commanders were likely planning a sophisticated invasion of Israel’s northern border in the weeks before they were killed by an Israeli airstrike over the weekend, according to Major General Eyal Ben Reuven, the former deputy head of the Israeli Defense Forces Northern Command.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – An Israeli helicopter strike in Syria killed a commander from Lebanon’s Hezbollah and the son of the group’s late military leader Imad Moughniyah, Hezbollah said, in a major blow that could lead to reprisal attacks.