Suicide Bombers Rock Iranian Embassy

November 19, 2013 16:33 by Pesach Benson Beirut was rocked by two suicide bombers outside the Iranian embassy. According to the Daily Star‘s early coverage, 25 people were killed, including an Iranian attache. Another 150 people were wounded. An Al-Qaida affiliate is claiming responsibility, but as usual, it’s Israel’s fault. Avi Issacharoff says Iran’s getting a taste of its […]

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Syria: Israel Between a Rock and a Hard Place

August 29, 2013 14:04 by Simon Plosker The current news cycle is, unsurprisingly, dominated by Syria and the increasing probability of a US-led military strike in reaction to President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons. HonestReporting will be there monitoring the media to make sure that all angles concerning Israel are covered fairly and accurately […]

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Destruction of the UAV

UAV from Lebanon Shot Down over Israel

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) penetrated Israeli air space from Lebanon Thursday, and was shot down. At around 2:00 p.m. Israel time (11:00 GMT), IAF aircraft belonging to the aerial defense array identified an aircraft making its way from Lebanon into Israeli airspace. Fighter jets and combat helicopters were scrambled. The UAV was still over […]

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Iran, Hezbollah, Building Syria Militias

Iran and Hezbollah are building militias “to preserve and protect their interests” for the inevitable day after Assad is toppled. Not something Israel will like next door. The Washington Post got the scoop: The militias are fighting alongside Syrian government forces to keep Assad in power. But officials think Iran’s long-term goal is to have […]

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Fatah's US-trained troops

Innocents Abroad Build Foreign Armies

by Daniel Pipes February 10, 2013 In the near-century that the United States has been a great power, it has developed some original and sophisticated foreign policy tools. Examples include the Marshall Plan, special forces, and satellite imaging. At the same time, the country’s naiveté remains firmly in place. For example, the notion persists that […]

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A rebel fighter throws a handmade hand grenade towards pro-Syrian government troops

Syrian Rebels ‘Steal’ Credit from Israel for Attack

While Russia, Hizbullah, Syria and Lebanon condemned Israel and threatened retaliation over the attack early Wednesday on a convoy carrying Russian-made SA-17 anti-aircraft missiles, and/or of Israel’s alleged attack against a military research center, Syrian rebels said that they were condemning and threatening the wrong guys; it wasn’t Israel that bombed the convoy, the rebels […]

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Israel Signals Need for American Leadership in Addressing Iran’s Nuclear Threat

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak recently made comments that have fueled speculation about the looming confrontation with Iran over its nuclear weapons program. In an interview published by the Daily Beast on Friday, Barak was asked if there was any way that Israel could launch a military strike at Iran’s nuclear infrastructure without dragging the […]

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EU official: Hezbollah may not make terror list, even with Bulgaria bombing

(JTA) — Hezbollah may not be included on the European Union’s list of terrorist groups even if it did bomb Jewish tourists in Bulgaria, the EU’s top counter-terrorism official reportedly said. On Monday, the news site EUobserver quoted the official, Gilles de Kerchove, as saying that Bulgaria’s investigation into the incident is likely to be […]

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