Analysis: Iran Predicts Terrorism—So What Does that Say?

The Iranians have never been shy about their support for terrorist groups attacking Israel. But their latest rhetoric, which implied that they would either use or at least expect these terror groups to retaliate against Israel over the death of an Iranian commander, remind us the Iranians are more than …

Israel Builds A Modern Highway and Finds an Ancient Village

Highway expansions can result in traffic jams, and in Israel it can turn into archaeology as well. That’s what happened to a recent project, after an Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) inspector found pottery shards during the Highway 1 project, a discovery that has since led to the uncovering of an …

Hezbollah Kills 2 in Attack on Patrol in Israel; Claims Governmental Backing

Hezbollah terrorists on Wednesday fired five anti-tank missiles at an Israeli patrol guarding the Israeli side of the border, killing two Israeli soldiers and injuring seven others according to the IDF Blog. In addition, mortars were launched at an Israeli military position in Mount Hermon in one of the strongest …

Netanyahu Warns World Powers that Iran Taking Over Region

With the major world powers continuing negotiations with Iran over the latter’s nuclear program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned against any deal that gives Iran “nuclear threshold” status. And why not? For one thing, Iran is in the process of taking over multiple countries in the Middle East. “The …

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Hezbollah Kills 2 in Attack on Patrol in Israel; Claims Governmental Backing

January 28, 2015 Peace and Conflict
Is war brewing with Hezbollah? Israeli tank. Illustrative. By Joshua Spurlock

Is war brewing with Hezbollah? Israeli tank. Illustrative. By Joshua Spurlock

Hezbollah terrorists on Wednesday fired five anti-tank missiles at an Israeli patrol guarding the Israeli side of the border, killing two Israeli soldiers and injuring seven others according to the IDF Blog. In addition, mortars were launched at an Israeli military position in Mount Hermon in one of the strongest Hezbollah attacks on Israel in more than eight years.

Israel responded by striking Hezbollah “operational positions” and made it clear that Hezbollah would be held responsible. “Whoever is behind today’s attack will pay the full price,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in comments released by his office. “For some time, Iran—via Hezbollah—has been trying to establish an additional terrorist front against us from the Golan Heights [Israel’s northern border with Syria and Lebanon].” Hezbollah also claimed credit and even suggested their actions were permitted by the Lebanese governmental policy. … Continue Reading

Netanyahu Warns World Powers that Iran Taking Over Region

January 25, 2015 News
Is Iran influencing more nations in the Middle East? Illustrative. Photo Courtesy of UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Is Iran influencing more nations in the Middle East? Illustrative. Photo Courtesy of UN Photo/Evan Schneider

With the major world powers continuing negotiations with Iran over the latter’s nuclear program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned against any deal that gives Iran “nuclear threshold” status. And why not? For one thing, Iran is in the process of taking over multiple countries in the Middle East.

“The major powers are liable to reach a framework agreement with Iran, an agreement that is liable to leave Iran as a nuclear threshold state, which would endanger—first and foremost—the existence of the State of Israel,” said Netanyahu in comments released by his office. “This is the same Iran that has taken over Lebanon and Syria and is now taking over Yemen and Iraq. This is the same Iran that is preparing an active front against us both on the Golan Heights and in southern Lebanon. This same Iran cannot advance toward nuclear weapons.” … Continue Reading

Analysis: Iran Predicts Terrorism—So What Does that Say?

January 25, 2015 In Depth, Special Feature
Is another war on the horizon? Israeli car hit by rocket. Illustrative. Photo Courtesy of IDF Spokesperson.

Is another war on the horizon? Israeli car hit by rocket. Illustrative. Photo Courtesy of IDF Spokesperson.

The Iranians have never been shy about their support for terrorist groups attacking Israel. But their latest rhetoric, which implied that they would either use or at least expect these terror groups to retaliate against Israel over the death of an Iranian commander, remind us the Iranians are more than just arms dealers. … Continue Reading

16 Die in Egyptian Clashes as Muslim Brotherhood Stokes Flames

January 25, 2015 Peace and Conflict

Anti-government protests marking the fourth anniversary of the Egyptian revolution have resulted in clashes that left at least 16 dead, including one policeman, according to Ahram Online. The report, citing the Egyptian Health Ministry, said that 10 persons were killed in a northern region of the capital of Cairo in an area where violence is typical. In another area of Egypt, a municipal headquarters was set on fire.

Ahram Online noted that the clashes follow a similar set of events last year, when more than 60 people were killed. Protestors in this year’s clashes include supporters and opponents of the current Egyptian government, including both secular opponents and religious ones from the Muslim Brotherhood. The Egypt Independent reported that the Brotherhood supported the protests and even saw benefit in the tragic results. … Continue Reading

Lebanese Group Cautions Hezbollah while Iran Threatens Revenge against Israel

January 22, 2015 News
How long will the quiet last? Spent Palestinian rocket. Illustrative. By Joshua Spurlock

How long will the quiet last? Spent Palestinian rocket. Illustrative. By Joshua Spurlock

Following Sunday’s air strike that killed a half dozen Hezbollah terrorists and an Iranian commander—which Iran and Hezbollah have claimed was carried out by Israel—the Iranian security forces have repeatedly warned that they will support terror groups in attacks against Israel. The prospects that Hezbollah could carry out such a reprisal apparently has a key political group in Lebanon concerned, and they went so far as to ask the Lebanese terror group to hold back.

The Fars News Agency reported that on Tuesday the head of the powerful Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said, “The IRGC will remain steadfast on the path to the collapse of the Zionist regime of Israel through its continued support for the Lebanese and Palestinian combatants.” He further stated that aid to the terrorists would be even greater than it was in the groups’ wars against Israel. Iran is believed to have sent missiles and other military resources to both Palestinian terror groups and Hezbollah. … Continue Reading

Opinion—Sometimes Patience Can Be A Vice

January 18, 2015 In Depth, Special Feature
The Palestinians are trying the next effort. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Illustrative. Photo Courtesy of UN Photo/Marco Castro

The Palestinians are trying the next effort. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Illustrative. Photo Courtesy of UN Photo/Marco Castro

The Palestinian diplomatic army just won’t go away, as they recently announced they plan to go back to the United Nations again to force Israel to withdraw from land they claim. Like a villain in a horror film, they refuse to die and “No” just means “not yet.” It’s the same model used by Palestinian terrorists for decades and it’s bad news for Israel and the US. Something needs to be done, and here’s why: … Continue Reading

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