Tag Archives: Syria

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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Guest Post: Silver Linings to those Middle Eastern Clouds

This is another guest post by frequent contributor and reader Brian Goldfarb. There are these three articles, two from the Henry Jackson Society and the third from The Tablet, which together weave a fascinating picture of what’s happening in the … Continue reading

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Israeli Navy intercepts missile-laden Iranian boat – proving the necessity and success of the Gaza blockade

In a dramatic announcement yesterday we were informed that the Israeli Navy intercepted a boat laden with Iranian missiles.  Naval Commandos boarded the boat and discovered a haul that, if it had reached Gaza, would have had severe consequences for … Continue reading

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Apologies – and a midweek link-dump

My apologies for my recent absence on this blog. A combination of recovering from sad news, preparations for good news, pressure of work and volunteer work plus a bout of mild flu have kept me from writing, despite the dozens … Continue reading

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Rockets, targeted assassinations, the UN and Syria

Although I haven’t reported on this subject lately, rocket fire from Gaza and Sinai into Israel has hardly ceased for a minute. As the Jerusalem Post reports: Palestinian terrorists fired three rockets at the Eshkol Regional council in the early … Continue reading

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European aid to Palestinians is wasted while Syrian refugees are desperate for help

Despite European irritation at Israel at its refusal to accept their meddlesome guidelines on settlements, Europe is equally unhappy at funding the Palestinians since they discovered that most PA civil workers are not in fact working (besides the fact that … Continue reading

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