27 Aug 2018

Iran says ‘no third party’ will limit its support to Syria

“Iran’s defense minister said Sunday his country will continue its support of the Syrian government to ensure improved security in the region, adding that the nature of the two countries cooperation won’t be decided by a ‘third party.’ Israel has expressed concern over Iran’s growing influence in Syria, accusing Iran

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25 Jul 2018

Israel shoots down Syrian fighter jet that it says entered airspace

Israel announced that it deployed two Patriot missiles and shot down a Syrian fighter jet that allegedly passed more than 2 km inside Israeli airspace. The last time Israel shot down a Syrian fighter occurred in 2014, although similar incidents have occurred more recently with drones. Syrian forces, with support

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19 Jul 2018

Iran has no intention to leave Syria, top official says

The senior advisor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khameinei announced that Iran has no intention of leaving Syria, in spite of heavy American and Israeli pressure to do so. Russia has affirmed that it is not realistic to expect Iran to conduct a complete withdrawal from the country, in stark opposition

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16 Jul 2018

North Korea reportedly threatened to sell missile technology to Iran unless Israel paid $1 billion

In an attempt that reveals the greatest threat from a nuclear North Korea, a North Korean diplomat allegedly threatened an Israeli diplomat that, unless Israel paid North Korea $1 billion, it would sell ballistic missile technology to Iran. While this reportedly took place back in 1999, it highlights the proliferation

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16 Jul 2018

Cease-fire holds after day of intense Israel-Hamas fighting

An Egypt-mediated cease-fire has held with some small flareups after the heaviest Hamas rocket attacks and Israeli airstrike responses since 2014. The exchange of fire included hundreds of rockets fired from Gaza, incendiary balloons and kites, and then responsive Israeli airstrikes and tunnel destructions. Israel also stated that its Iron

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21 Jun 2018

Former Israeli minister arrested for allegedly spying for Iran

A former energy minister and Knesset member has been detained by Israel on accusations of spying for Iran. The individual ran a successful medical practice in Nigeria, where he was allegedly recruited before traveling to Iran on multiple occasions. His connections to Israeli businessmen and security personnel in Nigeria, where

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30 May 2018

Israel-Gaza border falls quiet after Egypt brokers ceasefire

“The Israel-Gaza border fell quiet on Wednesday under an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire after the most intense flareup of hostilities between Palestinian militants and Israel since a 2014 war. Militants from Hamas, the dominant group in Gaza, and Islamic Jihad fired dozens of rockets and mortar bombs at Israel throughout Tuesday and

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16 Feb 2012

Thailand: Iranians planned to attack Israelis

“Thailand’s police chief said the Iranians who were arrested after accidentally setting off explosives at their rented home in Bangkok were plotting to attack Israeli diplomats, bolstering claims by Israel that the group was part of an Iranian-backed network of terror.” (Source: The Associated Press: Thailand: Iranians planned to attack

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02 Feb 2011

Countering Terrorism: The Israeli Response to the 1972 Munich Olympic Massacre and the Development of Independent Covert Action Teams

The purpose of this study is to examine the methodology of the covert action teams authorized by Prime Minister Golda Meir to find and assassinate those individuals responsible for the attack on the Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic games in September 1972. Specifically, the study addresses whether the operational

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12 Mar 2010

Israel seals off West Bank

“Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has ordered the army to seal off the West Bank for 48 hours and tightened security around the old city of Jerusalem, Israeli officials said Friday. One Palestinian was injured in the old city after Israeli police restricted worshipers from entering the Al Aqsa mosque

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