Six Day War

David Ben-Gurion’s Autonomy Plan for the West Bank

In a recent column in the <i>New York Times</i>, the journalist Max Fisher—recycling almost verbatim the opening paragraph of a column he had written for <i>Vox</i> …

Israel

To Israel’s Leading Strategist, Strength, Not Concessions, Has Brought a Measure of Calm

Following a long and distinguished career in the IDF, Yaakov Amidror served as Israel’s national-security adviser from 2011 to 2013. He speaks with</b> …

Middle East

Syria's Assad retakes high ground on Israeli and Jordanian borders

The Syrian flag is again fluttering on the ground zero, a triangle of Syrian territory slicing between Jordan and the Israeli Golan Heights with the …

Middle East

180 Seconds to Death: Israel Shot Down 5 Deadly Russian MiGs in 3 Minutes

On July 30, 1970, five Soviet MiG-21 fighters were blown out of the sky by the Israeli Air Force. And all in three minutes.<i>Today, Israel, America and</i> …

Suez Canal

Russia is quietly seizing territory in Georgia as it warns of a ‘horrible conflict’ if the Eurasian country joins NATO

Ten years after the two countries fought a short but deeply formative war, Russia is quietly seizing more territory on a disputed border with Georgia as it warns NATO against admitting the tiny Eurasian nation as a member state.<p>Despite warnings from Washington and the fact Georgia is a top US ally, …

Russia

Russia says Iranian forces pulled back from Golan in Syria; Israel unsatisfied

MOSCOW/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Iranian forces have withdrawn their heavy weapons in Syria to a distance of 85 km (53 miles) from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, TASS quoted a Russian envoy as saying on Wednesday, but Israel deemed the pullback inadequate.<p>FILE PHOTO: Fire follows an explosion at …

Middle East

CATCH-67 by Micah Goodman , Eylon Levy

An Israeli scholar assesses the consequences of the Six-Day War and the chasm that divides political opponents in Israel, offering some ideas for …

Ideology

NY Times Makes Reportedly False Claim About Israel's Founder, Refuses To Offer Retraction

The New York Times, caught repeating a reportedly false claim from 1987 that claimed Israel's founding prime minister David Ben Gurion wanted Israel …

Israel

Israeli Demands That Iran Exit Syria Not 'Realistic,' Russian Envoy Says

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's repeated demands that Iranian forces and their allies leave Syria are not "realistic," Russia's …

Middle East

British aliyah up 25% in a rise steeper than in terror-struck France

The number of UK Jews who emigrated to Israel in 2015 rose by almost 25 per cent on the previous year, making it the third highest aliyah figure in a …

Israel

Ahed Tamimi and Her Mother are Free - Sort Of

When they left prison on Sunday Ahed Tamimi and her mother Nariman received a hard-earned heros’ welcome from Palestinians and others opposed to …

Israel

Sorry, “New York Times,” Ben-Gurion Never Called on Israel to Cede the West Bank

Among the many mischaracterizations and errors in an article that recently appeared on the front page of the <i>New York Times</i> is the statement, made in …

Israel

Syria regime backers hail return to abandoned Golan town

QUNEITRA (SYRIE) (AFP) -<p>Dozens of Syrian pro-government fighters and civilians on Friday celebrated their return to the abandoned town of Quneitra close to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights after rebels quit the area.<p>Quneitra lies on the Syrian-controlled side of the demilitarised zone in the …

Middle East

Syria's Quneitra province, on Israel's doorstep

BEIRUT (AFP) -<p>Syria's southwestern Quneitra province includes the Golan Heights, most of which is annexed and occupied by Israel.<p>Syrian government forces on Thursday raised the flag in the buffer zone separating Syrian-held territory from the Israeli-annexed Golan, the Syrian Observatory for Human …

Middle East

Israeli military says it shot down Syrian plane over its airspace

Israel said it shot down a Syrian jet fighter with surface-to-air missiles Tuesday after it entered its airspace – but Damascus said the plane was …

Middle East

Israel evacuates 800 Syria White Helmets to Jordan : army

Israel evacuated 800 White Helmets rescuers and their families from Syria to Jordan overnight at the request of the United States and European …

Middle East

Assad eyes victory as Syrian rebels poised to leave Golan Heights

Defeated Syrian rebels near the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights are preparing to evacuate the region and cede control of the frontier to Bashar al-Assad, securing a key victory for the Syrian president, whose forces are on the verge of concluding a swift campaign to reclaim control …

Middle East

Syrian rebels surrender in Quneitra as Assad continues advance in south

Syrian rebels have agreed to surrender a sensitive area bordering the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, a monitor and opposition source said Thursday, the latest in a series of deals expanding regime control over key territory.<p>The agreement follows another deal that saw thousands of residents …

Middle East

House panel considers recognizing Israeli annexation of Golan Heights

Israeli soldiers taking positions near the border with Syria in the Golan Heights, Feb. 10, 2018. (Jalaa Marey/AFP/Getty Images)<p>WASHINGTON (JTA) — A …

Israel

GOP House Members Want U.S. To Recognize Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

The Golan Heights, the area on Israel’s northern border with Syria that stands high above Israel, is now the center of an effort by GOP members of …

Israel

Bertrand Russell: Face to Face

After 378 pages of intensely intricate logical proofs, one comes upon a triumphant sentence: 'From this proposition it will follow, when arithmetical …

Philosophy

Israel Says It Hits Syrian Army Posts After Drone Incursion

An IDF tank in the Israel-Syria border area. Photo: Screenshot.Israel attacked Syrian army positions on Thursday near the Golan Heights frontier, …

Middle East

Irish senate approves ban on products from Israeli settlements

Ireland’s senate has voted in favour of a bill banning the importation of products from Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, paving the way for the country to become the first EU nation to enforce a boycott.<p>The bill, which has faced angry Israeli opposition, prohibits “trade with and economic …

Israel

Syria says Israeli strikes target air base

DAMASCUS (AFP) -<p>Syria on Sunday accused Israel of targeting an air base in the central Homs province, saying its defences hit a jet involved in the attack.<p>"Our air defences are responding to an Israeli aggression and intercepting a number of missiles targeting the airport, hitting one of the …

Middle East

Israel Strikes Syrian Position Near The Golan Heights

4:35 PM 07/06/2018<p>An aircraft belonging to the Israeli Air Force struck inside the Syrian border near the Golan region a day after Israeli Public …

Conservative View

Secret Israeli operation recovers watch that belonged to legendary 1960s spy executed in Syria

Israel’s Mossad spy agency has recovered a wristwatch that belonged to Eli Cohen, an Israeli spy publicly executed in Syria five decades ago.<p>The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement Friday confirming that the watch was recently recovered from Syria in a “special …

Israel

Israel Threatens More Strikes In Syria If Assad Continues To Move Into Demilitarized Zone

4:05 PM 07/05/2018<p>Israel may launch more strikes on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces if they continue their advance into the demilitarized …

Conservative View

Israel recovers spy's wristwatch decades after Syria execution

JERUSALEM - Israel's Mossad spy agency said on Thursday that it had brought home the watch of an Israeli agent executed in 1965 while working deep …

Israel

Mossad recovers Israeli spy Eli Cohen's watch

July 5 (UPI) -- Israeli agents taking part in a special operation recovered a wristwatch that belonged to an Israeli spy known for his 1960s …

Israel

How Israel's Air Force Really Won the Six-Day War in Six Amazing Hours

The first wave lasted just eighty minutes. Then there was a respite, but only for ten minutes. Then second wave came in to strike an additional …

Military