JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese Hezbollah fighters detonated a bomb on Lebanon’s border with Israel on Tuesday, wounding two Israeli soldiers and drawing artillery fire in response.
A top Iranian official renewed Tehran’s support for “Islamic resistance”–a byword for attacks on Israel, if not the country’s destruction–saying that it is a “religious and human duty.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) defended his recent pro-Israel speech that was shouted down by audience members at a Middle Eastern Christian conference, in an interview published Tuesday.
Critics have accused Cruz of intentionally provoking the audience–which included some prominent supporters of Hezbollah and the Syrian regime–by praising Israel during his speech to the In Defense of Christians conference in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 10.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah rejected on Tuesday the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL or ISIS), despite the Lebanese terror group’s own violent opposition to ISIL.
Lebanese Shiite terrorist group Hezbollah has only used unmanned aerial vehicles for reconnaissance purposes–until now.
The North Korean and Iranian governments have been found guilty in a U.S. court of providing critical support and funding for a terrorist group that murdered and injured several Americans in 2006, according to court documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
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.
A prominent Syrian cleric threatened to walk out of a conference for Middle Eastern Christians after Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) defended Israel in a speech before demanding that the Texas Republican leave the event on Wednesday night.
President Barack Obama and White House national security adviser Susan Rice reportedly met with a delegation of Christian Middle Eastern leaders in Washington, D.C., on Thursday that included at least one Hezbollah-supporting Lebanese cleric.
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.