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

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

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

Iran must leave Syria for conflict to end, U.S. envoy says

The U.S. Special Representative for Syria Engagement, Ambassador James Jeffery, reaffirmed during a special policy briefing at the U.S. State Department ‘the Trump Administration’s commitment to accomplish its goals for the war-torn-country, that were laid out by President Trump in May, which include: the defeat of the Islamic State, restarting a U.N. facilitated political process, … Read more

Lebanese PM Hariri calls Hezbollah a “big obstacle” to forming a new government

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri blamed Iran’s Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah, for what he called a “big obstacle” in efforts to form a new government, indicating there could be no solution if it did not back down. Hezbollah, a heavily armed Shi’ite Muslim group backed by the Islamic Republic of Iran, has been demanding that one … Read more

Hezbollah’s deputy leader announces “ready for any Israeli aggression”

The deputy leader of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah, Naim Qassem announced that his organization was “fully prepared to deal with any Israeli aggression.” During a Hezbollah supporters conference in Beirut, Qassem stated that he was not impressed by Prime Minister Netanyahu’s threats against his organization, as “it does not affect the work Hezbollah puts into improving … Read more

Lebanese FM disputes Israeli claims against Hezbollah

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the Lebanese government for “sacrificing the peace of its citizens to cover for Hezbollah, which has taken Lebanon hostage for its aggression against Israel.” The condemnation by the Israeli leader followed a tour organized by the Lebanese Foreign Ministry Gebran Bassil, during which Foreign Ambassadors were taken to one … Read more

Israel seeks to defuse tensions with Russia

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in New York today, to join leaders from around the world at the annual United Nations General Assembly summit. Prior to his departure from Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport, Netanyahu referred to the latest developments vis-à-vis Russia in Syria, emphasizing that while Jerusalem regrets the Russian loss of life, … Read more