22 Mar 2019

Syria vows to recover Golan as Trump policy shift draws criticism

On Thursday, President Trump broke with years of US diplomacy by Tweeting that it was time for the US “to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights” saying that the Syrian territory that was occupied by Israel in the 1967 Six-day War “is of critical strategic and security importance”

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13 Mar 2019

Iran warns of firm response if Israel acts against its oil shipments

One week after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that the country’s navy may take action against Iranian oil “smuggling” efforts that violate US sanctions, the Iranian government stated that the country was ready to “firmly respond” to Israeli naval action against Iranian shipping lines. Iran’s ability to export oil

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07 Mar 2019

Attacks by Israeli settlers surge as West Bank tensions boil

Terror attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the West Bank are on the rise, the United Nations (UN) and other organizations are warning. According to Shin Bet, the security agency of Israel, 295 attacks of this kind took place in 2018, a 40% increase compared to the year before.

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04 Mar 2019

US Closes Jerusalem Consulate and Downgrades Its Diplomatic Mission to Palestine

The US government has closed its Jerusalem consulate that operated as a de facto embassy to Palestine. While the State Department claims that he decision “does not signal a change of U.S. policy on Jerusalem, the West Bank, or the Gaza Strip,” analysts consider it a symbolic move that downgrades

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25 Feb 2019

Iranian Hackers Drew Worryingly Close to Israel’s Missile Alarm

Noam Shaar, a key Israeli cyber defense official, has said that Iranian hackers almost gained access to Israel’s missile warning system in 2017. After detecting the intrusion and realizing the end goal of the attacks, the Israeli military blocked the hackers and took steps to further secure their systems. “We

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21 Feb 2019

Israel to launch first privately funded moon mission

Israel is poised to become the fourth country to reach the moon, a feat that only the US, Russia, and China have pulled off so far. The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is partner in a mission that aims to land Beresheet, a robotic lander, on the lunar surface in order to

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22 Jan 2019

Israel Striking Iranian Forces in Syria More Actively and Openly

Israeli strikes against Iranian targets in Syria are becoming more regular and open, after a series of strikes early Monday morning were followed by clear condemnations of Iranian activity in the country by Prime Minister Netanyahu, as well as the clear warning: “We have a permanent policy, to strike at

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14 Jan 2019

US and Europe moving towards a unified ‘Syraq’ strategy through the NATO Mission in Iraq

U.S. involvement in Syria and in Iraq is blending into a single “Syraq” entity and policy through the Nato Mission in Iraq, according to some analysts, a change that will force policy adjustments from Russia, Turkey, and Iran. The NMI commander has declared its new, long-term mandate to be a

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03 Jan 2019

Honduras and Brazil planning to move embassies in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

On track to join Guatemala and the US in moving embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Honduras is holding talks with the US and Israel on the subject. The meeting was held in Brazil next to the inauguration of its new president Jair Bolsonaro, who has said the Brazil’s move

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21 Dec 2018

Israel to escalate fight against Iran in Syria after U.S. exit: Netanyahu

“Israel will escalate its fight against Iranian-aligned forces in Syria after the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday. Some Israeli officials have said U.S. President Donald Trump’s move, announced on Wednesday, could help Iran by removing a U.S. garrison that stems

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