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The Israeli army on Wednesday revealed for the first time the extent of its humanitarian aid to Syria, including lifesaving medication such as insulin, dozens of tons of clothes, and hundreds of thousands of liters of fuel and food, as part of “Operation Good Neighbor.” The IDF spokesperson reported that the primary...

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Iran’s efforts to build a “direct corridor” from Baghdad to the Mediterranean Sea and further entrench itself militarily in Syria are two of Israel’s most pressing concerns, Israel’s former national security adviser said Monday. The corridor, referred to as a “Shiite crescent” by Jordan’s King Abdullah, would place Israel’s borders in “direct connection to Iran—a...

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Israel’s prime minister discussed the situation in Syria with the president of Russia on Thursday in a scheduled telephone call. The Kremlin issued a statement after the conversation and said that “Mr Putin and Mr Netanyahu continued their exchange of opinions on topical issues of Russia-Israel cooperation” and “discussed the...

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A mortar shell was fired from Syria into the Israeli Golan Heights on Wednesday evening, 10 miles from a town where the Israeli prime minister was visiting. In a speech on Wednesday in Katzrin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “We are here celebrating the fortieth anniversary of Katzrin, the capital...

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A Syrian opposition website claimed on Wednesday that President Bashar al-Assad recently visited an Iranian-run chemical weapons and missile production facility, The Time of Israel reported. The website, Zaman al-Wasl, cited a source with close ties to the White House who said that the U.S. administration is aware of plans by...

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Iran is not shy about its aim of spreading influence abroad, nor its apparent success with establishing a “visible presence … just a stone’s throw from Israel,” The Jerusalem Post’s Seth J. Frantzman reported Wednesday. Just meters from the fence that separates Israel and Lebanon, where the Israeli community of...

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Mortars fell on the Israeli Golan Heights for the third consecutive day in what is reported as “spillover” from the Syrian civil war. A mortar shell fired from Syria landed in Israel on Monday morning, after three mortars landed on Sunday and another ten on Saturday. In all cases, the...

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Israel and Jordan have intensified diplomatic relations over the last weeks as a response to the changing situation on the ground in Syria and Iraq, Haaretz reported Wednesday. The two countries have noted with growing concern the renewed strength of the Assad regime in southern Syria, particularly in regards to the...

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A United States F-15 shot down an Iranian-made drone in southeastern Syria as the craft approached American-backed forces, U.S. officials revealed on Tuesday. According to a statement released by the U.S.-led coalition confirming the incident, the drone was carrying weapons and was shot down on Monday “after it displayed hostile intent...

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Fighting in Syria escalated on Sunday as the United States downed a Syrian warplane that targeted ground forces fighting ISIS, while Iran launched missiles at ISIS targets in eastern Syria, The New York Times reported. Major shift fr #Obama: At least 5th US military attack against #Syria or #Iran-backed allies under #Trump...

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