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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Anarchy Surrounds Israel

by Daniel Pipes July 18, 2012 Cross-posted from National Review Online: The Corner Of Israel’s neighbors, Lebanon always stood out by virtue of its weak central government, but for the first twenty years, 1948-68, this did not present difficulties to Israel; only when the Palestinian created a state-within-a-state there did its anarchy became a major […]

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