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Israel Says 2 Rockets From Syria Strike The Golan Heights

AP | Posted 01.27.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — At least two rockets launched from Syria struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel responded with artillery...

Tehran Says Iranian General Killed In Israeli Airstrike In Syria

AP | DIAA HADID and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 03.21.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Beating their chests in anger and chanting "Death to Israel," thousands of mourners marched Monday in a funeral procession for a promi...

Syrian Rebels Seize Border Crossing With Israel

AP | Posted 08.27.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels, including fighters from an al-Qaida-linked group, seized control of a frontier crossing with Israel in the Golan Height...

Israeli Military Carries Out Airstrikes In Syria

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 06.22.2014 | World

By JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli warplanes bombed a series of targets inside Syria early Monday, the Israeli military...

Israeli Troops Come Under Attack From Syria

AP | Posted 12.02.2013 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says its troops have come under attack from Syria and have fired back in retaliation. The military says a mor...

Syria Vote Tests Limits Of Influential Groups

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Of all the interests backing President Barack Obama's call for Congress to authorize military strikes on Syria, perhaps none is more con...

Israel Deploys Missile Defense Near Jerusalem

AP | Posted 11.08.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military has deployed an "Iron Dome" missile defense battery in the outskirts of Jerusalem. Associated Press video foot...

Official: Israel Orders 'Limited' Call-Up Of Reservists In Anticipation Of Possible Attack By Syria

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 10.28.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel ordered a special call-up of reserve troops Wednesday as nervous citizens lined up at gas-mask distribution centers, preparin...

Syrian Mortars Hit Golan Heights

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 08.18.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli military official says Israeli forces have hit a target inside Syria that was the source of mortar fire into the Israeli-occup...

Palestinian Group Says Syria Has OKed Attack On Israel

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 07.07.2013 | World

BEIRUT — In his first response to Israel's weekend airstrikes, President Bashar Assad said Tuesday that Syria is capable of facing Israel, but s...

Joshua Hersh

Joe Biden Not Up For 'One Murderous Gang Replacing Another' | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.04.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- In a pair of speeches at the annual gathering of a major pro-Israel group, top U.S. and Israeli leaders expressed deep concerns about th...

Israel Strikes Syrian Military Target

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 04.01.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Israel launched a rare airstrike inside Syria, U.S. officials said Wednesday, targeting a convoy believed to contain anti-aircraft weap...

Syrian Rebels Control Most Golan Heights Frontier Villages

AP | TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 01.14.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Syrian rebels control almost all the villages near the frontier with the Israel-held Golan Heights, the Israeli defense minister sai...

Israel: Syria's Chemical Weapons 'Under Full Control' Of The Regime

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2012 | World

JERUSALEM, July 24 (Reuters) - The Syrian government is still in full control of its chemical weapons stockpiles, a senior Israeli d...

Israel and Syria's Opposition -- Suspect and Respect

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

There are several reasons why the Israelis are so cautious about Syria.

Syria Reasserts Its Centrality to Peace

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The geopolitical benefits of a durable Israel-Syria peace are numerous, and the opportunity at this moment is ripe. Whether Netanyahu recognizes these benefits will be a significant test of his leadership.

US Syria Sanctions To Be Eased 'Case-By-Case'

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Obama administration said Tuesday that it would take new steps to ease American sanctions against Syria on a case-by-case basis, the latest sign o...

No Golan Heights Pullout For Peace: Netanyahu Aide

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel will not withdraw from the entire Golan Heights in return for a peace deal with Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's to...

Disaster Tourism at the Edge of the Golan Heights

Freddy Deknatel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Freddy Deknatel

Today the curious traveler can get a government tour after securing an easy permit in Damascus. It is perhaps the best and most disturbing example of disaster tourism in the Middle East.

Sy Hersh: Syria Still Wants Peace With Israel, Despite Gaza Operation

The New Yorker | Seymour M. Hersh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When the Israelis' controversial twenty-two-day military campaign in Gaza ended, on January 18th, it also seemed to end the promising peace talks betw...

Syria, Israel Announce Search For 'Comprehensive Peace'

McClatchy | Dion Nissenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After eight years of stalemate and periodic tension, Israel and Syria announced Wednesday that they have launched "serious and continuous" indirect pe...

Seth Colter Walls

Former NSC Official: Israel Ignored Bush's Knesset Speech | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

According to 29-year CIA veteran and former NSC official Bruce Riedel, Wednesday's announcement of joint peace negotiations between Israel and Syria r...