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“Asking America to keep soldiers anywhere for Israel’s sake violates a sine qua non of both the Israeli ethos and the bilateral alliance—that Israel defends itself by itself”

JNS Syria is the wrong issue for a pro-Israel fight with Trump by Evelyn Gordon January 3, 2019 Like most pro-Israel commentators, I’m appalled by U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American forces from Syria. Nevertheless, this is the … Continue reading

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“U.S. commanders planning the Syria withdrawal are recommending that YPG fighters battling Islamic State be allowed to keep U.S.-supplied weapons…likely to anger Turkey”

REUTERS Trump gives no timetable for Syria exit; wants to protect Kurds by Jeff Mason January 2, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States would get out of Syria slowly “over a period of time” and … Continue reading

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“Pompeo told Netanyahu that the pullout of US military forces from Syria “in no way changes anything this administration is working on alongside Israel””

ALGEMEINER Report: Israel Got ‘Almost Everything It Wanted’ From Netanyahu-Pompeo Meeting by Staff January 2, 2019 Jerusalem got “almost everything it wanted” from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting in Brazil on Tuesday with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, an … Continue reading

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“It is a low-profile conflict, mostly fought away from the headlines, in which Israel is playing an active defense against Iran’s offensive attempt to set up a war outpost in Syria”

JNS Russia struggling to stop the Iranian-Israeli shadow war in Syria by Yaakov Lappin December 27, 2018 …Iran seeks to create weapons factories, missile bases and a Shi’ite army of 100,000 fighters in Syria, while Israel has no intention of … Continue reading

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Hezbollah commanders targeted by Israel as they board plane

TIMES OF ISRAEL US official says top Hezbollah brass hit in alleged Israeli strikes in Syria by Staff and Agencies December 26, 2018 An alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria Tuesday night hit several senior Hezbollah officials as they boarded a … Continue reading

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“It’s hard to think of a time when an American president has so publicly stripped his most senior advisers of their credibility”

THE ATLANTIC ‪Trump Delivers a Victory to Iran‬ by Mark Dubowitz and Reuel Marc Gerecht December 24, 2018 …Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria, concurrently with his intention to drastically reduce the number of American soldiers in Afghanistan … Continue reading

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“According to the terms of the understanding, Russia will continue to give Israel the freedom to strike Hezbollah and Iranian targets and weaponry that threaten the “balance of power” in Syria”

ISRAEL HAYOM (by agreement with JNS) Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia join forces against Iran by Daniel Siryoti, Yoni Hersch, Ariel Kahana, Eldad Beck, Erez Linn and Israel Hayom Staff December 21, 2018 The Russian forces currently in Syria will take … Continue reading

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