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Israel and Iran engaged in a shadow war in Syria
At least for now, America and Europe—and even the majority of the Arab world—recognize that Israel has the right to defend itself. This is new, and it signifies a huge shift.
Does Russia care about stopping Israel-Iran escalation?
Moscow is seen by many observers as the key to defusing the situation between Israel and Iran, as it enjoys relations with both countries and is the major military power on the ground in Syria. However, it may be out for its own interests.
Russia and Israel, seven decades on
Israel’s leaders understood pretty clearly by the early 1950s that the Soviet embrace could easily turn into a noose.
Jonathan S. Tobin
Better than Obama is not good enough
Allied airstrikes on Syria were praiseworthy. But the mission left unaccomplished is the Iranian threat, backed by Russia, which the Trump administration is ignoring.
Endowment for Middle East Truth
Sarah N. Stern
Syria gets us farther from a post-war epoch
The lesson: If we do not engage ourselves in smaller wars, America might well find itself dragged into a much larger war.
Leaving the fate of Syria to an imperialist trio is a recipe for disaster
America’s exit from Syria would allow the expansion of its worst enemies in a volatile and extremely dangerous area, while abandoning the Kurds, Yazidis, dissident Sunnis and Christians to Turkey, Iran and Russia.
IDF chief: The likelihood of war has increased substantially
Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS
On the eve of Passover, Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot answers questions about Gaza, the Palestinians, security, regional stability, peace partners and the future of Israel.
David Horowitz Freedom Center
Trump sanctions the Iranian hackers the Dems wouldn’t
It sure beats illegally shipping them millions in foreign currency on unmarked cargo planes.
Putin an anti-Semite? It really doesn’t matter
There are few signs that Vladimir Putin is pursuing policies abroad that would lead him to turn on the Jews of Russia, as happened more than once under his Soviet predecessors.
Syria ‘Balkanization’ becomes more permanent, even as Assad regains some territory
Ariel Ben Solomon
All sides in the Syrian conflict are grappling for power amid a complex web of alliances and the latest Turkish invasion into Kurdish areas.
Satellite images reveal advanced Russian stealth jets at Syrian base
Daniel Siryoti, Erez Linn and Israel Hayom Staff
Israel Hayom / Exclusive to JNS
The Sukhoi Su-57 fighter jets were spotted at the Khmeimim Air Base, a Syrian base operated by Russia southeast of the city of Latakia.
Abbas meets Putin in Moscow in attempt to reduce U.S. role in peace process
Abbas tells Putin that Palestinians “refuse to cooperate in any form with the U.S.” Putin replies by telling Abbas that he just spoke with Trump, adding, “naturally we spoke about the Palestinian-Israeli settlement . . . I would like to convey to you his best wishes.”
Russia’s Syrian conundrum
Can Russian President Vladimir Putin remain neutral should another Iranian provocation lead to an additional, perhaps stronger Israeli response?
Jonathan S. Tobin
The real Russia challenge Trump faces
Though he promised to defeat the terrorists of ISIS, Trump also seemed to assure a pullback from the region. And while he criticized his predecessor for the success of Islamist terrorists, his approach to the Middle East now oddly enough resembles the continuation of President Barack Obama’s decision both to abandon Iraq and leave the people of Syria to their fate.
Netanyahu to meet with Putin in Moscow for talks on Iran and Syria
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Moscow next week to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss key regional issues and visit a Holocaust memorial exhibit.