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.
The U.S.-Israel alliance “is crumbling” due to waning support for Israel among Democrats and “total disrespect” for the Obama administration among segments of the Israeli government, according to President Barack Obama’s former Middle East envoy Martin Indyk, who alternately bashed Israel and the White House during a frank off-the-record talk at a Washington, D.C., synagogue during the Yom Kippur holiday.
Iowa Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley urged President Barack Obama to take action to force Israel to end its blockade of the Gaza Strip in 2010, according to a Breitbart report.
Syrian rebels overtook a joint Russian-Syrian spy station, the Daily Beast reported Tuesday. The Free Syrian Army says the station was used to spy on opposition groups and possibly on Israel.
Left-wing Israeli human rights group B’Tselem has acknowledged that one of its staffers called the Holocaust “a lie,” weeks after denying the charge and standing by the employee.
The Israeli Navy intercepted on multiple occasions weapons building material headed to Gaza, the Jerusalem Post reports.