Analysis Why Iran Is Risking a Major Escalation With Israel

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Israel prevented the Iranians from building bases from which to launch attacks against it. But it failed to dislodge them from Syria — and Putin plans to keep it that way. A demonstrator holds a representation of the Israeli flag … Read More

Russia and Turkey are Becoming Allies, Overshadowing Israel

Components of Russia’s S-400 missile-defense system are unloaded near Ankara on July 12. An emerging Russia-Turkey alliance in defense and energy will have long-term effects on the Middle East and Israel. This comes in the wake of Turkey acquiring Russia’s … Read More

Jordan in crucible of Middle East peace deal and Syrian refugee crisis

Getty Images Al-Buwayda is a quiet, dusty town on the road from Irbid in northern Jordan to Mafraq. It was here that the wave of Syrian refugees who fled fighting crested in 2015. The population of the area doubled from 95,000 to … Read More

Arab leaders condemn U.S. Recognition of Israeli Golan

Arab leaders pose for the camera, ahead of the 30th Arab Summit in Tunis, Tunisia March 31, 2019. (photo credit: REUTERS) TUNIS – Arab leaders, long divided by regional rivalries, condemned on Sunday a US decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty … Read More

The Syrian conflict at the brink of a turning point

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Even with only 200 American troops in Syria, the United States maintains its management role in the conflict. Vehicles belonging to the US-backed coalition drive down a road in Syria’s northern Deir Ez-Zor province, February 21. (AFP) US President Donald … Read More

S-300 to impede Israeli Air Force flights over Syria, says analyst

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The expert believes that in order to ease tensions Russia should maintain a dialogue with Israel. Sergey Bobylev/TASS MOSCOW, October 8. /TASS/. Air defense systems S-300 will impede Israeli Air Force flights, including reconnaissance ones, over Syria. Although Tel-Aviv earlier … Read More

Germany could join a military alliance with the US, UK, and France if Syria tries another chemical attack

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A German air force Tornado jet takes off from the German army Bundeswehr airbase in Jagel, northern Germany December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer Germany is exploring the possibility of joining a military alliance with the US, France, and the United Kingdom … Read More

Netanyahu talks Syria, Iran with Trump ahead of Putin summit

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President Donald Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, March 5, 2018, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that he spoke with President Donald Trump … Read More

Death toll from Syrian conflict passes half a million: monitor

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Syrian children ride a bicycle past destroyed buildings in a rebel-held area in the southern city of Daraa on June 3. Photo: Mohamad Abazeed/AFP ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The death toll in Syria’s complicated conflict, now in its eighth year, … Read More

Early warning: A potential new refugee crisis for Europe

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  U.N. World Food Program Executive Director David M. Beasley visits a house in Havana that was affected by Hurricane Irma. Photo: Yamil Lage / AFP / Getty Images “The head of the United Nations food agency warned [today] that … Read More