U.S.-Israel alliance continues to strengthen

U.S. President Donald Trump announced, during a candle-lighting ceremony for the Jewish holiday of Chanukah, that the United States – under his administration – will always stand with the state of Israel. The American leader further underscored that the United States would continue to protect its ally, especially against the Islamic Republic that has unabatedly, … Read more

Israeli efforts thwart Hezbollah’s attainment of guided missiles

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, UNIFIL, confirmed the existence of a cross-border attack tunnel next to the Israeli city of Metulla – dubbing the revelation as “a grave development.” UNIFIL’s command underscored that the force has maintained contact with both sides and that it would pass-on its findings to the authorities in Lebanon. … Read more

U.S. anti-Hamas proposed resolution rejected by UNGA

An attempt by the United States to pass a resolution at the United Nations General Assembly, which sought to condemn the Islamist Hamas for its indiscriminate firing of rockets toward Israel’s civilian communities has failed. While a majority of the world-body’s General Assembly voted in favor, the draft resolution did not receive the necessary two-thirds … Read more

Hezbollah unlikely to initiate war over “North Shield”

As in the case of every conflict zone, the ones suffering are the civilians. In the Lebanese village of Kila, from where the Hezbollah tunnel network was dug, a resident of the village said that the current situation was not a new reality. Mohammed al-Hadi, a Kfar Kila resident, was quoted saying: “The current situation … Read more

Netanyahu warns of consequence to Hezbollah’s aggression

In a conference call, which was obtained by TV7, former commander of the IDF’s elite engineering unit, Colonel in Reserve Atai Shelach, explained that the Hamas tunnel-network on Israel’s southern frontier with the Gaza Strip is far inferior to the capacity of Hezbollah’s underground operation. Colonel (Res.) Atai Shelach said, “You can’t compare it, it’s … Read more

Israeli-Lebanese border seemingly calm despite IDF operation

The Israeli-Lebanese border appeared calm today, a day after Israel announced a wide-scale operation – dubbed: Northern-Shield – to “expose and thwart” cross-border attack tunnels from its northern neighbor, which were dug by the Iranian-backed Hezbollah. During a televised press conference to the nation from Jerusalem, the Israeli military’s spokesman Ronen Manelis provided visual intelligence … Read more

U.S. calls on EU to step-up sanctions on Tehran

While the EU Foreign Policy Chief addressed one of America’s top academic institutions on the importance of preserving the nuclear agreement with Iran; the U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook traveled to the European Union’s capital, Brussels, to discuss with his European counterparts the urgent need to apply addition pressure on the Islamic Republic. … Read more

Mogherini: economic interests do not impact EU policy on JCPOA

EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini underscored ongoing unity among EU-member states with regard to the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran. During a Q&A at the American Harvard Kennedy School of Science and International Affairs, the European top diplomat rejected claims of economic reasoning for the European efforts to preserve the deal, asserting that security … Read more

IDF launches operation “North Shield” on Lebanese-border

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held what was described as “an urgent meeting” last night with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in the Belgian capital, Brussels. Prior to his departure from Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport, the Israeli leader underscored that the meeting would focus on the latest regional-developments, and the challenges the Islamic … Read more