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Syria

Israeli official confirms Syria airstrikes, says Iran was the target

Thursday, December 27, 2018

An Israeli security official on Wednesday confirmed responsibility for overnight Tuesday’s airstrikes in Syria, saying the air force had hit a series of targets involved in Iranian arms transfers to the Hezbollah terror group. Russia had criticized the airstrike, saying it endangered civilian flights. The comments highlighted the increasingly tense relations between Israel and Russia, … Read More

Israeli Security Experts Weigh in on US Withdrawal From Syria, Emphasize Ongoing Iran Threat

Friday, December 21, 2018

A number of Israeli security experts have weighed in on US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American troops from Syria, emphasizing the ongoing threat posed by Iran and the need for Israel to defend itself by itself. Veteran journalist Ehud Yaari wrote on the Hebrew news site Mako that Trump was “applying the policies of his predecessor, Barack … Read More

Russia completes delivery of S-300 air defense system to Syria

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Russia said Tuesday it had completed delivering its S-300 advanced anti-aircraft system to Syria, weeks after it blamed Israel for the downing of one of its spy planes by a less-sophisticated Syrian air defense missile. Israel has warned that providing the system to Damascus is “irresponsible” and will expose the region to more danger. Russian … Read More

Russia to give Syria S-300 air defense after accusations against Israel

Monday, September 24, 2018

Russia said on Monday it would supply an S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria in two weeks despite strong Israeli objections, a week after Moscow accused Israel of indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military jet in Syria. The White House said it hoped Russia would reconsider the move, which U.S. National Security Adviser … Read More

Shin Bet says it thwarted plot to assassinate prime minister, Jerusalem mayor

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Israeli forces arrested an East Jerusalem man suspected of planning to assassinate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat earlier this year, on orders from a Syria-based terrorist group, the Shin Bet security service revealed on Tuesday. The main suspect, 30-year-old Arab Israeli Muhammad Jamal Rashdeh, was arrested on April 24. Two more … Read More

We’ll hit Iran anywhere in Syria, Netanyahu says

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Israel plans to act against Iran anywhere in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday, as Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman prepare to fly to Moscow for talks about removing Iran and its proxy armies from Syria. “We will continue to act against [Iran’s] intention to establish a military presence in Syria opposite us, not just … Read More

Israel, Russia said to reach secret deal on pushing Iran away from Syria border

Monday, May 28, 2018

Israel and Russia have reached a secret agreement to distance Iranian forces from the border area in southern Syria, Israeli TV reported Monday, as Jerusalem and Moscow sent differing messages regarding the extent of their tolerance for Iran’s military presence in that country. Under the apparent agreement coming together, Israel will accept the return of … Read More

IDF orders bomb shelters opened due to Iranian troop movement in Syria

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The military instructed local governments on Tuesday to open bomb shelters to residents of the Golan Heights following the identification of “abnormal movements of Iranian forces in Syria.” The army also said it raised preparedness of “troops for an attack” and deployed air defenses in the north of the country. “The IDF’s instructions should continue … Read More

Operation Good Neighbor

Breaking Down Decades of Barriers: The IDF Helps Wounded Syrians

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Israel has a long history of providing humanitarian aid to civilians in countries all around the world — including Haiti, Africa, Japan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Mexico, and even the United States. Syria is also included on that list, despite the fact that the two countries have no diplomatic relations and have been in a state of … Read More