Israeli Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel said Wednesday that Russian S-300 missile defense systems will arrive in Syria to aid the Assad regime’s forces. He said the defenses would not deter Israel if it decided a strike on Syria was necessary, reports Ynet News.
JERUSALEM — Israel’s air force commander, Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel, said yesterday that the sudden collapse of Syria would oblige Israel to undertake a massive attack “within hours.”
A “secret” Facebook group of foreign correspondents and human rights activists quickly devolved into an anti-Israel hate-fest on Tuesday following the release of a new Israeli government report that cleared the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) of wrongdoing in the 2000 death of a Palestinian boy.
Britain said on Tuesday it had asked the European Union to put Hezbollah’s military arm on its list of terrorist organizations, urging Europe to respond robustly to evidence of the Islamist group’s involvement in an attack that killed five Israelis.
Syria said its troops destroyed an Israeli vehicle that crossed into its territory from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday and warned that any attempt to violate its sovereignty would meet “immediate and firm retaliation”.
Russian President Vladimir Putin refused to back out of a contract to supply surface-air S-300 missiles to the Syrian Army in a Tuesday meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Tower reports.
Jewish Democrats are upset with the liberal fringe group J Street for hosting a congressional dinner event on Wednesday evening during a major Jewish holiday.
A senior United Nations official was recently caught posing for a picture in Lebanon while holding “a map that erases the State of Israel and presents all of it as ‘Palestine,’” according to an Israeli media monitoring organization.
The United States remains fully committed to helping Syrian rebels topple the embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Thursday evening.
U.S. officials said Wednesday that they are reviewing information from Israel about Russia’s alleged sale of S-300 missile batteries to Syria, reports the Wall Street Journal.