Israel to Continue Providing Medical Assistance to Wounded Syrians Despite Lynching by Mob

Israeli security forces stand guard around an ambulance which was attacked at the Golan Heights

JERUSALEM—Despite the lynching in the Golan Heights of a wounded Syrian rebel by a mob that dragged him out of a military ambulance, Israel will continue to provide medical care to wounded Syrians brought to the Golan border, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Wednesday.

‘We’re On Our Own’

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By the summer of 2013, President Obama had convinced several key Israelis that he wasn’t bluffing about using force against the Iranian nuclear program. Then he failed to enforce his red line against Syrian dictator Bashar Assad—and the Israelis realized they’d been snookered. Michael Oren, the former Israeli ambassador to the United States, recalls the shock inside his government. “Everyone went quiet,” he said in a recent interview. “An eerie quiet. Everyone understood that that was not an option, that we’re on our own.”

An Inside Look At How Obama Killed The U.S.-Israel Relationship

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In his new memoir, former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren documents the rapid dissolution of the historically close U.S.-Israel alliance under President Barack Obama. Oren recounts being threatened and intimidated at multiple junctures by Obama and his senior officials, marking many firsts in a relationship that has long been the cornerstone of American foreign policy.

Amid Criticism, Katzman Defends Israeli Defense Force

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As the Israel Defense Force continues to be misrepresented on the international stage, Capt. Matan Katzman spoke out to the Human Rights Subcommittee of the European Parliament in the face of criticism from Break the Silence, a group serving to expose supposed “wrongdoings” by the Israeli army.

Israel Considering Creation of ‘Safe Zone’ in Syria for Threatened Druze Sect

Members of Israel's Druze minority look at the the fighting between between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and rebels in the Druze village of Khader in Syria, from the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, Tuesday, June 16, 2015

JERUSALEM—Israel is considering the creation of a “safe zone” on the Syrian side of the Golan border where members of the threatened Druze sect could shelter under the protection of guns on the Israeli side of the border and receive humanitarian aid, according to the Israeli news site Walla.