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Hezbollah Chief Claims Israel Unprepared for War

TEL AVIV – Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Monday said the IDF was unprepared for a ground offensive in Lebanon and that the Israeli military could no rely on only on the air force to bring it to victory. 

In this Aug. 2, 2013, file photo, Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah gestures during a rally to mark Jerusalem day or Al-Quds day, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, categorically denied accusations that his group is sending weapons to …

Pope Francis Calls for Repatriation of Syrian Refugees

Pope Francis’s Easter address on Sunday called for the return of Syrian refugees to their home country as he urged a political solution for the ongoing “humanitarian crisis” in the country.

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Iran’s Parliament Labels U.S. Troops in Mideast as Terrorist

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill labeling U.S. forces in the Middle East as terrorist, a day after the U.S. terrorism designation for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard formally took effect, state TV reported.

Wearing the uniform of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, lawmakers chant slogan during an open session of parliament in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Chanting "Death to America," Iranian lawmakers convened an open session of parliament Tuesday following the White House's decision to designate Iran's elite paramilitary Revolutionary Guard a …

U.S., Israeli Troops Finish Joint Missile Defense War Games

The IDF and the US European Command (USEUCOM) held a joint exercise, codenamed Juniper Falcon, that concluded Thursday. The two militaries examined a scenario in which an attack by Israel on Iranian interests in Syria or Lebanon elicits an Iranian retaliatory missile strike with the US coming to Israel’s’ aid.

The number of American casualties has fallen dramatically since the end of 2014 when Afghan forces took over from US-led NATO combat troops to secure the country AFP

Syria Reports Israeli Shelling Near Southern Border

Israeli tank shells hit a demolished hospital and an observation post in Syria’s southern Quneitra province near the border with Israel, Syrian state media reported on Monday evening, adding there had been only material damage.

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Caroline Glick: Time for the U.S. to End Aid to Lebanon

After nine months, Lebanese Prime Minister Saed Hariri has finally bowed to reality. Hezbollah and its allies won the elections last May. And elections have consequences — which is why the U.S. should withdraw its support from Lebanon’s government.

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Lebanon Uses Arab Summit to Call for Syrian Refugees’ Return

BEIRUT — Lebanon used an Arab economic summit on Sunday to call for the return of Syrian refugees to safe areas of their war-torn country, where the nearly eight-year civil war is still underway despite a recent series of government victories.

Members of Secours populaire, a French non-profit association deliver food aid to Syrian refugees in the village of Al-Aqibiya near Sidon in Southern Lebanon on June 6, 2016. / AFP / MAHMOUD ZAYYAT (Photo credit should read MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)

IDF Destroys Fifth Hezbollah Attack Tunnel from Lebanon

The Israeli military announced Wednesday it had discovered a new cross-border attack tunnel from Lebanon, the fifth such subterranean passage it has uncovered since launching an operation to destroy the Hezbollah-dug tunnels.

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New York Times Salutes the Christmas Spirit of Hezbollah

In a bizarre article published on Christmas Eve, the New York Times saluted the murderous Iran-backed Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah for its wonderful Christmas spirit, applauding the group for helping to “ring in the season” and implying the United States has unfairly designated it as a foreign terrorist organization.

Hezbollah fighters take an oath during a parade to continue the path of resistance towards Israel.

Caroline Glick: Pros and Cons of the U.S. Pullout from Syria

Time will tell whether Trump’s decision to remove U.S. forces from Syria was a prelude to disaster for U.S. allies and a boon for America’s enemies, or whether the opposite is the case. But what is clear enough is that move is not entirely negative.

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Lebanese Politicians Blast Hezbollah Over Tunnels into Israel

 A growing number of Lebanese politicians and political commentators are openly accusing Hezbollah — the Iranian regime’s Shi’a proxy — of endangering their country’s security in the wake of the discovery of tunnels dug by the terrorist organization under the border with Israel.

Lebanon tunnels (Mahmoud Zayyat / AFP / Getty)