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.
A senior Russian military delegation will visit Israel on Tuesday for two days of talks on how the countries can avoid accidentally clashing while operating in Syria, an Israeli military officer said.
Jewish groups hope that petitions and calls to the White House will convince the government to let in more Syrian refugees. But will it be enough?
Russia’s military buildup in Syria appears to have forced U.S. President Barack Obama to two unpalatable conclusions: He cannot ignore Moscow, and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may survive for some time.
EDITORIAL: It’s hard not to draw a direct line between America’s failure to strike Syria two years ago and the scenes of Syrians washing up on Europe’s shores today. Is it too late to overcome our isolationism?