RUSSIA has sent a dozen or more warships to patrol waters near its naval base in Syria, a build-up that US and European officials see as a new, aggressive stance meant partly to warn the West and Israel not to intervene in Syria’s bloody civil war. Read more: Russia boosts fleet off Syria | The [...]
A senior defense official claimed recently in closed conversations that Israel has erred in its estimates of how quickly Assad would fall from power in Syria. Read more: Israeli official: We underestimated Assad regime’s strength | JPost | Israel News.
Germany “stands alongside Israel” during this challenging period in the region, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said at the outset of a meeting Friday in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Read more: German FM: We stand by Israel during this unstable time | JPost | Israel News.
Its four-day meeting occurs annually. It’s a rite of spring. British political economist Will Hutton calls the group the “high priests of globalization.” Read more: June 6-9: Bilderberg Meeting behind Closed Doors. On the Agenda: Domestic Spying, Diffusing Social Protests, War on Syria and Iran | Global Research.
Russia’s Foreign Minister clarifies his country intends to complete the deal to sell advanced missile systems to Syria. Read more: Russia to Arm Syria, Despite Israel’s Objection – Middle East – News – Israel National News.
J’lem police closes site to Jewish, non-Muslim visits, citing concerns they would provoke riots by Muslim worshipers. Read more: Temple Mount closed over ‘security concerns’ | JPost | Israel News.
On a phone call during the past two days, United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of possible violations of “international humanitarian law” in East Jerusalem. Read more: UN warns PM over ‘int’l law violations’ in e. J’lem | JPost | Israel News.
Police barred Jews from entering the Temple Mount on Thursday, after Muslim groups threatened violence in the wake of a plan to bring Jewish children to visit the site. The plan, organized by groups encouraging Jewish visits to the Mount, was meant to be an educational program that would demonstrate rituals associated with the Temple, [...]
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Netanyahu ended their three-hour meeting in Sochi Tuesday, May 14, at loggerheads on Syria. In fact, Putin warned his guest that Israel and its army, the IDF, were heading for war with Syria in which Russia might well be involved – and not just through the advanced S-300 anti-air [...]
Lawyers representing the victims of the nine Turks killed on the Mavi Marmara have made a referral regarding the incident at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday on behalf of the Comoros Islands, even as Israel and Turkey are deep in talks over compensation payments to their families. Read more: ‘Marmara victims’ ICC referral an [...]
WASHINGTON — In a clear warning to Syria to stop the transfer of advanced weapons to Islamic militants in the region, a senior Israeli official signaled on Wednesday that Israel was considering additional military strikes to prevent that from happening and that the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, would face crippling consequences if he retaliated. Read [...]
“If Syrian President Assad reacts by attacking Israel…he will risk forfeiting his regime,” a senior Israeli official told the New York Times on Wednesday. Read more: Israel publicly warns Assad: If you attack us, we will topple your regime – Diplomacy & Defense – Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spent three hours with Russian President Vladimir Putin at his residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Tuesday, May, 14. He came for a last-ditch attempt to head off the supply of advanced Russian anti-air S-300 missile systems to Syria. Instead, the Russian leader turned the conversation around to [...]
Advanced Russian missile launchers that Israel was trying to prevent from falling into Syrian hands have already been transferred to President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, the London-based Arabic-language Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper reported Tuesday. Read more: Report: Syria Already Has Russian Missiles – Defense/Security – News – Israel National News.
Western powers skeptical of Irans own nuclear ambition raise eyebrows at Irans role in Geneva conference. Read more: Iran to chair UN nuke disarmament conference | JPost | Israel News.