Tag Archives: Syria


Hezbollah Escalates Shelling, 2 Soldiers Killed

Hezbollah Escalates Shelling, 2 Soldiers Killed

Today’s Top Stories 1. As this roundup was being published, the IDF confirmed two soldiers were killed when an anti-tank rocket fired from Lebanon hit a military vehicle in the Har Dov area. Mortars also fell in the Hermon region. Several other soldiers were hospitalized and a Spanish member of UNIFIL died of injuries from the crossfire. Israel


France Deploys Thousands of Forces to Protect Jewish Schools

Today’s Top Stories 1. Turkeys’ Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, bragged to reporters that Ankara’s support for Hamas made it “mainstream.” He doesn’t realize Hamas is just dragging down Turkish credibility. This line was the biggest whopper of all: “If our relations [with Israel] had not deteriorated, Hamas was going to recognize Israel in the event


Paris Terror: The Aftershocks

Today’s Top Stories 1. A terrible weekend for French Jewry: on the heels of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, a terrorist stormed the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Paris, killing four hostages before being killed by police. World leaders converged on Paris to join a million-man march to show support for the victims. The Times of Israel


Israeli Airstrikes Hit Syrian, Hezbollah, Targets

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Syrian opposition sources, yesterday’s Israeli airstrikes destroyed anti-aircraft missiles and drones belonging to Hezbollah. Installations near Damascus International Airport and the town of Dimas were hit. See Jerusalem Post coverage and Amos Harel commentary, while Ron Ben-Yishai examines the Iranian fingerprints. There was no official Israeli comment on the raid.


Hamas Opposes UN Role in Gaza Rebuilding

Today’s Top Stories 1. Qatar’s trying to have it both ways, supporting Islamic terror groups like Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, maintaining a difficult modicum of friendliness with its Gulf state neighbors, while also being on the politically side of the war on ISIS it doesn’t wholeheartedly support. Reuters looks at Qatar’s ambiguity: First, Qatar’s decision


Northern Border Skirmish Injures Lebanese Soldier

Today’s Top Stories 1. A skirmish between Israeli troops and Lebanese forces on the northern border left one Lebanese Army soldier injured on Sunday. The IDF said that its troops opened fire on “suspects” attempting to cross the border from Lebanon, apparently hitting one and forcing them to retreat. Channel 10 reports that the Israeli defense establishment


Suspects Behind Kidnapping of Israeli Teens Killed in IDF Operation

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli forces found and killed the two main Palestinian suspects behind the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens earlier in the summer, after a several month manhunt. Marwan Kawasme and Amer Abu Aysha were both killed during an early Tuesday arrest attempt in Hebron, the IDF said in a statement. At around 3


Kerry: Iran and Syria vs ISIS if U.S. Fails

Today’s Top Stories 1. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has suggested that the task of defeating the Islamic State could fall to Iran and the Syrian government if the U.S. was “failing miserably” in its efforts to defeat the jihadists. Coverage of this in the Daily Telegraph includes this exchange between Marco Rubio and Kerry