Tag Archives: Golan

Escalation in the north: 4 IDF soldiers seriously hurt in explosion near Syrian border

This afternoon 4 IDF soldiers were hurt, 2 seriously, in an explosion under their car near the Syrian border on the Golan. From the IDF Spokesman: Four IDF soldiers were injured when an explosive device detonated under their patrol jeep … Continue reading

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Middle East news catch-up

Over the last few days there have been several news items from local Israeli news and the wider Middle East which got lost amongst the welter of other news, so here’s a quick round-up: After several incidents of cross-border shooting … Continue reading

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More Middle Eastern complications

In a very interesting turn of events, Bahrain has become the first Arab country to blacklist the Hezbollah terrorist group: Bahrain on Tuesday became the first Arab country to officially blacklist the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, … Continue reading

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The Israel-Syria-Turkey triangle

While we were sitting back eating our matza and enjoying Pesach (or Easter) the Middle East didn’t take any days off, with political machinations and violence spreading in all directions. We start with The Apology™, the one made by PM … Continue reading

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The twisted logic of Anti-semites

Two incidents in recent days, one minor and one making rather a louder splash, highlight the twisted logic that anti-Semites have to use in order to make any sense of their anti-Jewish conspiracy theories. The first incident, (via Mum) which … Continue reading

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IDF boosts forces on the Golan after UN kidnapping, threats from Syrian rebels

As I’ve written previously here, the civil war in Syria is approaching perilously close to Israel’s border and sometimes even spilling over into Israel with stray tank shells and mortars.  This danger was just ratcheted up a notch over recent … Continue reading

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