Tag Archives: Golan

The US withdraws from the Iran Deal; Israel’s northern border hots up

Few Middle East watchers, particularly Israelis, were surprised when President Donald Trump made his announcement on Tuesday that the US was withdrawing from the JCPOA, otherwise known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. What was particularly gratifying for Israel however was … Continue reading

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Chag Same’ach! Yom Yerushalayim 5776 – 2016

Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, the anniversary of Israel’s miraculous win over combined Arab forces in 1967, began last night with festive prayer services in synagogues around the country. This year we mark the 49th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, … Continue reading

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UPDATED: 2 soldiers killed in Hezbollah attack on IDF patrol on the Lebanese border

UPDATED: 2 soldiers were killed in the attack.ברוך דיין אמת Breaking news from the north of Israel: an Israeli patrol near the Lebanese border came under anti-tank missile fire from over the border. Seven IDF soldiers have been reported as … Continue reading

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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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