Cruz Calls for Investigation Into State Dept.-Funded Nonprofit

Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz’s office called for an investigation on Thursday into the State Department’s funding of a nonprofit group that is assisting a campaign aimed at defeating Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Nick Muzin, deputy chief of staff for Cruz, said the senator was “very disturbed by the reports that the State Department has funded an organization that’s playing a direct role in trying to defeat Benjamin Netanyahu.”

Iran Celebrates Hezbollah Attack on Israel

An Israeli helicopter flies over the Israel-Lebanon border, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

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.

Israel Warns It Will Hold Hezbollah Responsible for Any Retaliation Attacks

Hezbollah fighters / AP

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.