Israel jets strike near Damascus: Updates

Israeli jets launched strikes against two security sites near the Damascus on Sunday, including one near the capital’s international airport, Syria’s state-news agency reported. The agency said Israel had committed an “aggression” against Syria by “targeting two security areas in the outskirts of Damascus.” The agency said the two sites were in Dimas and near […]

Netanyahu’s latest electoral gamble may backfire

By:Jonathan Eyal The date has been set for Israel’s fourth general election in a decade: March 17, 2015. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims the ballot will be about principles, about the “very survival of Israel in its current shape”; in fact, the upcoming election is merely a referendum on his continued rule. And while all […]

Biden calls Israel’s house demolition policy ‘collective punishment’

US Vice President Joe Biden called on Israel to stop the demolition of homes of militants’ families, which he described as “collective punishment.” Biden also criticized expansion of Jewish settlements “in the West Bank and East Jerusalem” and called on the government to do more to stop “vigilante justice” attacks against Palestinians. Appearing at the […]

Hezbollah missiles can wipe out Israel, says Iran general

Iranian Brigadier General Esmail Qa’ani, said the missiles of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah are capable of wiping out Israel, Press TV the Iranian state owned website reported on Friday . Qa’ani is the second-in-command of Quds Force , the international branch of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). Hezbollah militant group in Lebanon was […]

Israeli coalition collapses as Netanyahu fires key ministers

Less than two years into office, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government collapsed Tuesday as he fired two ministers who lead key parties in his ruling coalition. Ending a protracted political crisis and speculation about early elections, Netanyahu dismissed Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Finance Minister Yair Lapid, who have repeatedly challenged his leadership. “I will […]

Israel appears headed toward early national election

Israel appeared to be headed on Tuesday toward an early election after right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his major centrist coalition partner failed to patch up differences. Netanyahu’s government, which is dominated by the right and came to power early last year, has been unraveling over a range of issues including the 2015 budget. […]

Iranian official calls Syria’s regime and election”democratic”

A visiting Iranian official said after meeting Lebanese ’s Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri in Beirut Monday that Lebanon should not  lose sight of Israel since it is the real enemy . Hossein Sheikholeslam, foreign policy adviser to Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani  praised  Berri   as one of the “greatest experienced political and national figures.” He also praised […]

Israel’s government on verge of collapse as PM Netanyahu’s ratings continue to fall

Israel’s government was on the verge of collapse Sunday night as a split over a controversial new law designating the country as a Jewish state deepened into an all-out assault by cabinet rivals on Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister. Mr. Netanyahu signalled that he was ready to call an early general election to stifle the […]