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Iran’s Growing Influence in Syria Sparks Concern – Nisan Ahmado (VOA News via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  friends/enemies, Human Rights, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 16, 2018 Iran’s Growing Influence in Syria Sparks Concern – Nisan Ahmado Iran’s involvement and military footprints in Syria have some experts concerned that Tehran might establish a long-term presence in the country in an effort to project regional power. “Iran is solidifying its presence in Syria in three different approaches: militarily, economically and politically. […]

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Agence France Presse: Kurds In Syria Say They Hold 900 Foreign IS Fighters (TOI via CEP)

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Oct. 12, 2018 Figure significantly up from last month, as local official accuses Western countries of ‘flouting their responsibility’ to accept their citizens back “Syrian Kurdish forces battling the Islamic State terror group hold around 900 of the organization’s foreign jihadists, a spokesman said on Thursday, a sharp increase from a previous figure. In lengthy […]

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In the Name of Peace, It Is Time to Accept Israel’s Possession of the Golan Heights – Rafael Bardaji and Richard Kemp (Telegraph-UK via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 3, 2018  /  History, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 3, 2018 In the Name of Peace, It Is Time to Accept Israel’s Possession of the Golan Heights – Rafael Bardaji and Richard Kemp (Telegraph-UK) Syrian forces launched an invasion of northern Israel across the Golan Heights in June 1948. After the 1949 armistice, there were years of sporadic attacks against Israel from the Golan […]

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Russia and Iran Are Fast Becoming Economic Rivals – Sune Engel Rasmussen and Benoit Faucon (WSJ via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 27, 2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Sept. 27, 2018 Russia and Iran Are Fast Becoming Economic Rivals – Sune Engel Rasmussen and Benoit Faucon (Wall Street Journal) A military alliance between Russia and Iran to back Syrian President Assad is giving way to an economic rivalry as Syria’s war winds down. Russia is outdoing Iran for lucrative opportunities to rebuild the country. […]

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The Lies of Russia’s Report on Israeli Culpability for the Downing of the Russian Spy Plane – Ron Ben-Yishai (Ynet News via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 25, 2018  /  International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 25, 2018 The Lies of Russia’s Report on Israeli Culpability for the Downing of the Russian Spy Plane – Ron Ben-Yishai (Ynet News) The report by the Russian Defense Ministry about Syria’s downing of the Russian spy plane in Latakia last week – which blamed Israel – ignores the findings of the investigation conducted in […]

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Syria shoots down a Russian plane and Israel is blamed? But of course. (EoZ Poster)

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  International, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 23, 2018 http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2018/09/syria-shoots-down-russian-plane-and.html The headline seems strangely familiar: Russia: Israel ‘Entirely To Blame’ For Loss Of Military Plane Near Syria Somehow, Syria shots down a Russian plane and Israel is the only party to blame? This fits a pattern. Sabra and Shatila. Blaming Israel for Palestinians abusing their wives. Blaming Israel for US police brutality. […]

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DON’T BE FOOLED, MOSCOW AND JERUSALEM STILL NEED EACH OTHER IN SYRIA, by Herb Keinon (J. Post)

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 23, 2018 Netanyahu will need all the good will he built up over the past nine years with the Russian president to ensure that the current crisis does not seriously harm Israel’s ties with Moscow. Click here for full article

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IDF: F-16s Were Already in Israeli Airspace when Syria Hit Russian Aircraft (Sputnik-Russia via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 20, 2018 IDF: F-16s Were Already in Israeli Airspace when Syria Hit Russian Aircraft The Israel Defense Forces expressed regret on Tuesday over the deaths of Russian troops on Monday but put the blame on Damascus. “When the Syrian Army launched the missiles that hit the Russian plane, IAF jets were already within Israeli airspace….During the strike against […]

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Under missile attack, Syria accidentally downs Russian aircraft (Israel Hayom)

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 18, 2018 Surveillance plane carrying 15 “falls” off radar 22 ‎miles off Syria’s Latakia coast, Russian Defense Ministry says • Crew presumed dead • U.S. officials: Plane downed by Syrian anti-aircraft ‎artillery • Russia assigns Israel indirect blame for incident. Click here for article Click here for WSJ article on same topic

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Why Israel Acts to Contain Iran in Syria and Lebanon – Maj.-Gen. (res.) Yaacov Amidror (Jerusalem Inst. for Strategic Studies via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 17, 2018 Why Israel Acts to Contain Iran in Syria and Lebanon – Maj.-Gen. (res.) Yaacov Amidror (Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies) The leadership of Iran is fully and genuinely committed to the perspective reflected in its public statements regarding a “holy obligation” to destroy the State of Israel. History has taught the realists among […]

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