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Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, during a meeting with local residents in Mitzpe Gadot, Northern Israel, overlooking the Golan Heights,Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. Lieberman said during his tour of the area that the Golan Heights will always be an inseparable part of Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Defense Minister Liberman: Israel Destroyed ‘Almost All’ Iranian Sites in Syria

TEL AVIV – Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Thursday morning that the IDF had destroyed “almost all of Iran’s military infrastructure sites in Syria” overnight in response to a rocket barrage in Israel’s north, and warned Tehran that attacks on Israeli territory will be met with “the strongest possible force.”

Iranian women hold anti-Israeli placards at a protest after Friday prayer service in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Hundreds of worshipers staged an anti-Israeli protest for its response to Palestinians protest against unusual numbers of Jewish visitors at Al-Aqsa mosque compound in recent days. Chanting “Death to Israel” and …

Klein: Iran Is Entirely to Blame for Open War with Israel

TEL AVIV — The ongoing proxy war that Iran has been waging on Israel for years exploded into open, direct confrontation last night when Iranian forces reportedly fired a volley of about 20 rockets aimed at IDF positions in the Golan Heights.

FILE - In this undated file photo a Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile system is on display in an undisclosed location in Russia. President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday, June 4, 2013, that Russia hasn’t yet fulfilled a contract to send sophisticated S-300 air defense missile systems to Syria to avoid tilting …

Israel Seeking Russian Assurances Over Anti-Missile Systems in Syria

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman sought assurances from Russia on Thursday that its advanced missile defense systems won’t be used against Israeli jets over Syria, and he called on Moscow to condemn Iran for its repeated threats against the Jewish state.

Sardar Hossein Salami & Sardar Mohammad Bagheri & Sardar Mohammad pakpour in Great Prophet Wargame in April 2016

Iranian General Warns: Israeli Air Bases ‘Within Reach’

The vice commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned Israel Friday that its airbases are “within reach” and Iran’s “hands are on the trigger and missiles are ready,” in apparent reaction to Israel’s publication on Tuesday of a map showing five Tehran-controlled bases in Syria, and boasted that Israel will have nowhere to go but the sea.

Syrian senior presidential advisor Buthaina Shaaban gestures as she answers a question from a journalist on Syrian peace talks at the United Nations on January 29, 2014 in Geneva. Syria's opposition said peace talks with President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Geneva took a step forward on January 29 with discussions …

Senior Assad Aide: Airstrikes in Syria Mark End of U.S. Empire

TEL AVIV – The American empire is poised to crumble and the failure of the joint missile attack on Syrian chemical weapons sites is the first triumph marking the beginning of the end, Syrian President Bashar Assad’s envoy said on Sunday.

DAMASCUS, SYRIA - APRIL 07: An affected Syrian child receives medical treatment after Assad regime forces allegedly conducted poisonous gas attack to Duma town of Eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria on April 07, 2018. (Photo by Halil el-Abdullah/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Chemical Inspectors Launch Probe in Syria After Western Strikes

DAMASCUS, Syria — The world’s chemical weapons watchdog is set to convene Monday to discuss the suspected toxic gas assault in Syria that prompted an unprecedented wave of Western strikes, as its inspectors probe the attack near Damascus.

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Former Mossad Chief: We’re On a ‘Collision Course with Iran

In an interview on Sunday on 103 FM Radio – one day after the US-led attack in Syria and hours after mystery explosions rocked Iranian bases there – former Mossad head Danny Yatom urged that preparations be made for a possible threat from Iran.

US President Donald Trump delivers a statement on Syria from the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017. Trump ordered a massive military strike against a Syria Thursday in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack they blame on President Bashar al-Assad. A US official said 59 …

Trump Puts Off Syria Strike Decision, Will Consult with Allies

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump on Thursday put off a final decision on possible military strikes against Syria after tweeting earlier that they could happen “very soon or not so soon at all.” The White House said he would consult further with allies.

This US Navy handout photo shows an F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the "Tomcatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 as it launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to conduct flight operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve June 6, …

Israel Prepares for Possible U.S. Airstrikes on Syria

TEL AVIV – Israel held top-level security meetings Wednesday to prepare itself for an assault from Iran or Syria in the case that the U.S. conducts airstrikes on the wartorn country in retaliation for the Assad regime’s chemical attack. 

Syrian volunteers and their relatives wave the national flag and portraits of President Bashar al-Assad as they celebrate at the end of a paramilitary training conducted by the Syrian army in al-Qtaifeh, 50 kms north of the capital Damascus on February 22, 2016.

Assad Adviser: Syria Is Ready for War

Claiming that “the rules of the games have changed,” a political and media adviser to President Bashar Assad claimed Thursday that Syria was ready for war with international forces if hostilities were to break out.

FILE - In this March 3, 2017 file photo, a U.S. Navy F18 fighter jet lands on the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) following a patrol off the disputed South China Sea. The USS Carl Vinson, which is steaming through the South China Sea, is just …

U.S. Readies Response to Syria Attacks After UN Clash with Russia

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump faced a decision on whether to strike Syria and risk a clash with Damascus ally Russia, after UN members failed Tuesday to agree on action to probe chemical attacks in the war-wracked country.