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Israel wary of Hezbollah’s growing influence on US-allied Lebanese forces
According to Israeli military assessments, however, the LAF is increasingly coming under the sway of the Iranian-backed terror organization Hezbollah, which dominates Lebanon politically and militarily.
Lebanon: Israel’s border fence violates our sovereignty
Lebanese military officials told their Israeli counterparts during a meeting chaired by United Nations peacekeepers that a border fence between the two countries violates Lebanese sovereignty.
Experts warn of ‘escalation’ between Israel and Russia over Syria
Ariel Ben Solomon
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week did not appear to resolve the two countries’ differing objectives in Syria, and it remains unclear if the status-quo can continue.
Amid rising tensions with Iran and Hezbollah over Lebanese missile factory, Israel sounds alarm
Tensions between Israel and Hezbollah-Iran have risen sharply this week, following the discovery of an Iranian program to set up weapons factories on Lebanese soil, for the manufacture of missile guidance systems.
Israel’s ascendant Skylark counter-terror drone prepares for a new mission: full-scale war fighting
The Skylark Unit, founded in 2010, began as a unique concept based on allowing the IDF’s Artillery Corps, rather than the Israeli Air Force, to run its own aerial service, providing intelligence assistance to ground units below.
Hezbollah becoming ‘more powerful’ along Israel’s northern border, IDF chief warns
IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot warned that the Hezbollah terror group is becoming an increasingly strong “military presence."
Netanyahu warns Putin that Israel will ‘stop’ Iranian encroachment in Syria, Lebanon
In his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Putin that Israel will “stop” Iranian encroachment in Syria and Lebanon.
In rare move, IDF warns Lebanon of war if Hezbollah and Iran continue to grow presence
In a rare contribution by an Israeli official to Arab media, IDF spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis warned in a op-ed on a Lebanese opposition website that a war could break out between the two countries if Iran and Hezbollah’s presences in the country continue to grow.
US urges Lebanon to cut financial support for Iran-backed terror group Hezbollah
Debating the Hezbollah Problem
Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Hezbollah’s rise casts doubt on Lebanon’s status as ‘Paris of the Middle East’
Ariel Ben Solomon
Once hailed as the "Paris of the Middle East," Beirut is now looking more like Tehran than Western Europe, experts say.
Hamas establishing terror infrastructure in Lebanon, Israeli defense minister says
Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS
The Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group Hamas is investing considerable resources into establishing terrorist infrastructure in Lebanon, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Friday.
Lebanon bans Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ over famed director’s ties with Israel
Steven Spielberg’s latest film, “The Post,” has been banned in Lebanon due to the famed Jewish-American director’s purported ties with Israel.