Category Archives: Israel

“Syria shot 7 of 8 Israeli missiles, Russian military says.” Yahoo.com

“Syria’s air defense forces shot down seven out of eight missiles launched by Israeli warplanes during a raid that targeted the Syrian province of Aleppo, the Russian military said Tuesday. Rear Adm. Vadim Kulit, the head of the Russian military’s … Continue reading

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Posted in Israel, Middle East, Russia, Syria, weapons | 9 Comments

Gaza and the Next Lebanon War

“As most Western militaries that share the IDF’s values and legal adherence know too well, the doctrine described by Kochavi is currently the least bad of several bad options. This doctrine will no doubt be tested again, not just in … Continue reading

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Posted in Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, Syria, The Military Art | 28 Comments

“Pete Hegseth says Hamas ‘must be crushed:’ They’re trying to ‘wipe Israel off the map'”

“The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is on the brink of causing a full-out war after Hamas, the terrorist organization in control of the Gaza Strip, rained down rockets on Israeli civilians – leading to Israeli retaliatory strikes against the radical militant group. The latest escalation in the … Continue reading

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Posted in Israel, Jordan, Middle East, Policy, Religion | 18 Comments

“Israel ‘giving secret aid to Syrian rebels’, report says” The Independent

“Direct funding, food, fuel and medical supplies allegedly provided by Israeli state to keep Isis and Iranian-allied forces in neighbouring civil war at bay “ “The supposed support for Sunni rebels is thought to have begun as early as 2013 under … Continue reading

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Posted in Israel, Syria | 27 Comments

“Israeli Intelligence chief: We do not want ISIS defeat in Syria” AMN

“Israeli intelligence Chief, Major General Herzi Halevy, said that the last three months have been the most difficult for ISIS since its inception. In a speech delivered at “Herzliya” conference yesterday , Halevy explicitly said “Israel” does not want the … Continue reading

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Posted in As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Iran, Israel, Middle East, Syria | 27 Comments

Continuing provocations in Jerusalem

” … a fragile ceasefire holds in the besieged Gaza Strip, days after the end of a brutal 11-day Israeli bombing campaign that killed at least 248 people, including 66 children. An Israeli police crackdown on worshippers at the Al-Aqsa … Continue reading

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Posted in Israel, Palestine | 7 Comments

Fighting renewed in Jerusalem

“Israeli security forces used stun grenades and rubber bullets against Palestinians outside the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, where thousands of worshipers had been attending Friday prayers, puncturing a half-day of calm brought on by a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.A … Continue reading

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Posted in Current Affairs, Israel, Justice, Middle East, Policy, Politics | 22 Comments

Sheikh Jarrah

“The Israeli foreign ministry has described what is happening in Sheikh Jarrah as a real estate dispute. Four Palestinian households are facing immediate eviction (there are at least 27 families in similar battles) to make way for the right-wing settler … Continue reading

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Posted in History, Israel, Middle East, Palestine | 11 Comments

The “dogs” have teeth.

Comment: I have worked on the Palestinian/Zionist issue for about 45 years. I was head of US MI/IDF General Staff liaison for seven long, long years. I long ago gave up any hope that the two groups could live together … Continue reading

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Posted in Iran, Israel, Palestine | 58 Comments

Roast wild boar in Haifa?

“With near-military precision, their snouts seek out the aroma of a discarded pizza, stealing into a public garden for a night-time feast. Others tear into unguarded rubbish bins, gorging themselves on half-eaten takeaways and other tasty detritus, while some even … Continue reading

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Posted in Israel | 29 Comments