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Missteps made by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on his visit to Lebanon last week have helped “in securing an Iranian realm on Israel’s border,” an expert in Lebanese affairs wrote in an analysis published Tuesday in Tablet magazine. Tony Badran, a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies...

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The recent infiltration of Israeli airspace by an Iranian drone and the subsequent Israeli  counter-strikes draw attention to “to how deeply Iran has embedded itself in Syria” and “redrawing the strategic map of the region,” The New York Times reported Monday. This means that in a direct confrontation between Israel...

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Recently, we saw the inherent danger of a permanent Iranian presence in Syria. Iran launched its first direct military operation against Israel, dispatching a drone from the Tiyas Airbase in Syria’s central Homs region. The Israelis used an Apache helicopter to intercept and destroy the drone, then sent eight fighter...

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In an apparent reversal of a statement that seemed to accept Hezbollah as a legitimate part of Lebanon’s government, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reiterated that the United States government considers Hezbollah to be a terrorist group and that it does not accept “accept any distinction between its political and...

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A pro-Hezbollah website boasted that in a year, the Iran-backed terror group could have 500,000 rockets, which, according to an expert, would give Hezbollah the ability to “saturate Israel with rockets,”making the next war “nasty,” Adam Kredo reported Wednesday for the Washington Free Beacon. An article at the Dahiya website,...

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Experts on Lebanese and Middle East politics have slammed remarks by United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who told reporters that Hezbollah was “part of the political process” in Lebanon at a press conference in Jordan on Wednesday. “No. Hezbollah is part of the Lebanese political process in the same...

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Israel is deeply concerned about the spread of chemical weapons in the Middle East and has instructed Israeli Ambassadors in 15 countries to raise the issue at the highest levels, according to a report by Israel’s Channel 10 news Wednesday. The Israeli Foreign Ministry sent a top secret cable to...

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Speaking Wednesday at a United Nations Security  Council briefing on Syria, the United States Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley called Saturday’s incursion by an Iranian drone into Israeli airspace “a wake-up call for all of us.” Haley punctuated her assessment by noting that the incursion suggested that “Iran and...

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The incursion on an Iranian drone into Israeli airspace and the subsequent Israeli response on Saturday shows that Israel considers Iran’s efforts “to consolidate their strategic position” in Syria and Lebanon to threaten the Jewish state “unsustainable,” two experts on the Middle East in an op-ed published Sunday in The...

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The interception of an Iranian drone that targeted Israel suggests that the chances for a war between Israel and Iran-led forces, the first Israel-Shia war, have increased, General (ret.) Amos Yadlin, the former head of Israel’s military intelligence told a conference call on Saturday. The call was hosted by The...

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