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Syria

Assads curriculum: Hating Israel, ignoring Holocaust

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Syrian students are exposed to anti-Semitic content encouraging Jihad and acts of terrorism. The study was written by Dr. Eldad Pardo and Maya Yaakobi from the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-SE). Since 1998, the organization has explored and analyzed official textbooks from all over the globe to determine their … 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

A Hard Lesson in Syria: Assad Can Still Gas His Own People

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

When Syria shipped what it claimed was the last of its chemical weapons out of the country in 2014, John Kerry, the secretary of state at the time, declared that it showed that skillful diplomacy could achieve far more than attacks on a few facilities. “We struck a deal where we got 100 percent of … 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

The Secret Operation Revealed a Decade Later

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Background and Preparations for the Operation For two years, officials in the Military Intelligence Directorate had been monitoring the Syrian nuclear project. Their intelligence suggested that the facility would become active toward the end of 2007, which prompted the IDF to initiate an attack on the facility. The Israeli Air Force had very little time … Read More