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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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“On its face, Trump’s announcement that he is pulling US forces out of Syria seems like an unfriendly act toward Israel. But it isn’t”

JERUSALEM POST Trump’s decision to pull forces out of Syria has upsides by Caroline Glick December 21, 2018 …By leaving Syria, the US is abandoning Obama’s pro-Iranian policy once and for all. Further indication that this is part of a … Continue reading

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“Trump’s Syria pullout was last straw for Mattis; others may quit Pentagon”

TIMES OF ISRAEL Departing Mattis said to cancel Israel trip, as Israel feels ‘betrayed’ on Syria by Staff December 21, 2018 US Defense Secretary James Mattis has cancelled a trip to Israel planned for next week after submitting his resignation … Continue reading

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“The US didn’t have a massive troop presence, but it still managed to keep Tehran’s weapons from the Iraq-Syria border region; now even Netanyahu can’t hide his disappointment”

TIMES OF ISRAEL Trump pullout from Syria leaves Israel alone to battle Iran’s likely resurgence by Raphael Ahren December 19, 2018 The US administration’s planned complete withdrawal from Syria is bad news for Israel both militarily and diplomatically, experts said … Continue reading

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