Explosions shook Damascus early on Sunday and Syrian state television said Israeli rockets had struck a military research center on the outskirts of the capital.
Footage shared on social media, reportedly of an explosion near the Jamraya military research facility, shows flames shooting into the sky after an attack, reportedly instigated by the Israeli military.
The blasts occurred a day after an Israeli official said his country had carried out an air strike [...]
IDF deploys 2000 reserves to North in large-scale surprise drill, amid tensions with Hezbollah and Syrian instability.
First reported by Yaakov Lappin, Journalist for the Jerusalem Post, covering military/national security affairs
IDF Prepares Israeli City With Chemical Assault Drill
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Home Front Command held a wide-ranging exercise in the northern Israeli city of Nahariya on April 25 to prepare the local community for a chemical assault scenario. IDF [...]
Israel Defense Forces discovered Hamas put one of its missile launch sites in the Gaza Strip next to a mosque and children’s playground, and they surgically managed to take out the launch site with an air strike.
These types of violation of internaional law greatly increase the risk to non-combatants.
A sensational story is rocking Israel this week – alleging that the Israeli military defied orders from its commander in chief, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Leading Israeli journalist Ilana Dayan is reporting that Netanyahu ordered his military to prepare for an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities nearly two years ago. Dayan’s story documents that both the army chief and the head of Mossad (Israeli intelligence) refused to comply with Netanyahu’s order.
Weekend furloughs cancelled for officers, soldiers in some units due to concern over ongoing fighting in Syria.
Photo: IDF Spokesman’s Office
The IDF raised its level of alert on Thursday and called off weekend furloughs for officers and soldiers due to concern over the ongoing fighting in Syria.
On Wednesday, a bomb in a Damascus security building on Wednesday killed Defense Minister Daoud Rajha, former defense minister and senior military official General Hassan [...]
Editor’s Note: Imagine if this were a video of a Syrian soldier hitting a peaceful protester. Undoubtedly, within minutes it would be transmitted throughout the global corporate mainstream media to promote the idea of regime change in Damascus. But because it happened in Palestine, you will not see it. This, and much worse levels of apartheid brutality and depravation have been allowed to carry on in Palestine for the last 65 [...]
In 2009, the deputy chief of mission of the U.S. embassy in Baku, Donald Lu, sent a cable to the State Department’s headquarters in Foggy Bottom titled “Azerbaijan’s discreet symbiosis with Israel.” The memo, later released by WikiLeaks, quotes Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev as describing his country’s relationship with the Jewish state as an iceberg: “nine-tenths of it is below the surface.”
Why does it matter? Because Azerbaijan is strategically located on Iran’s [...]
Posted By Josh Rogin
A video has emerged of U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford being assaulted by a pro-regime demonstrator on the streets of Damascus last week.
The assault took place before Ford’s unapproved trip to the city of Jassem on Aug 23. Ford was present at a gathering of demonstrators who support the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad outside the Cham Palace Hotel in Damascus when one demonstrator ran [...]
U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy is promoting a bill to suspend U.S. assistance to three elite Israel Defense Forces units, alleging they are involved in human rights violations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Leahy, a Democrat and senior member of the U.S. Senate, wants assistance withheld from the Israel Navy’s Shayetet 13 unit, the undercover Duvdevan unit and the Israel Air Force’s Shaldag unit.
Defense Minister [...]
For a few hours, the Western Wall in Jerusalemâ€™s Old City is firmly in the hands of the Israeli military: soldiers in red berets have cordoned off the centre of the square that abuts the ancient monument, and are keeping a watchful eye on racks of polished assault rifles. Dozens of Israeli flags flutter in the wind, along with the red-and-white banners of the [...]