A day after officials announced a deal between Russia and Israel to cooperate in the war on terror, Moscow was criticized for the civilian toll its bombing in Syria has caused.
Lebanese militant leader Samir Kuntar (Qantar) was killed in an Israeli strike that hit a building in the Damascus district of Jaramana in the early hours on Sunday, the Lebanese Hezbollah group and Syrian government loyalists said.
Israeli jets reportedly struck a Syrian army convoy north of Damascus.
Jewish refugee advocates blasted Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s comments after a visit to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan for underestimating the scope and complexity of a global crisis.
Jewish groups and lawmakers have mostly united to defend the White House plan to admit some Syrian refugees, with many making emotional comparisons to Jews’ flight from Nazi Germany. Which ones have bucked the trend and why?
With 12 million Syrians forced from their homes in the past four years, the refugee crisis has hit levels not seen since World War II.
Israel is no longer taking a public position on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s prospects of staying in power, its defense minister said on Tuesday, citing the opposing goals of the United States and Russia as they intervene in the civil war.
With a propeller on his back and suspended from a parachute, a 23-year-old Arab Israeli may have blindsided Israeli surveillance by sheer audacity when he buzzed across the fortified northern frontier into Syria at the weekend.
Israel said on Sunday that one of its citizens, probably a member of the country’s Muslim Arab minority, had illegally flown to rebellion-wracked Syria by using a paraglider to cross the Golan Heights frontier.
As a defiant Russia again flexes military muscles in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, Cold War analogies are, perhaps, unavoidable.