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Posts Tagged: Russia and Syria

May 17, 2018 3:23 pm

Syria’s Assad Flies to Russia for Talks With Putin

Syrian President President Bashar al-Assad traveled to the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi for talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on...

April 17, 2018 8:34 am

US Suggests Russia, Syria Might Tamper With Douma Chemical Weapons Evidence

The United States accused Russia on Monday of blocking international inspectors from reaching the site of a suspected poison gas attack in Syria and said Russians or Syrians...

February 26, 2018 3:04 pm

Russia Orders Five-Hour Daily Truce in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

Russia will establish a humanitarian corridor and implement a five-hour daily truce in Syria's eastern Ghouta, it said on Monday, after a UN Security Council...

February 25, 2018 12:29 pm

Satellite Images Reveal Advanced Russian Stealth Jets at Syrian Base – Russia has deployed advanced warplanes to Syria, satellite images taken by Israeli firm Image Sat International proved over the weekend. The Sukhoi Su-57 fighter jets were...

January 29, 2018 8:34 am

Israeli PM Netanyahu Flies to Moscow for Talks on Syria With Russian President Putin

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Moscow on Monday to discuss Israeli concerns about any expansion of Iran's military foothold in Syria with Russian President...

January 10, 2018 1:34 pm

Turkey Urges Russia, Iran to Stop Syrian Army Offensive in Idlib

Turkey called on Russia and Iran on Wednesday to pressure Syrian authorities to halt a military offensive in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province, which Damascus launched...

December 29, 2017 11:23 am

Syrian Rebels Set to Depart Enclave in South, as Army Gains in North

Syrian rebels prepared to evacuate an enclave in southwestern Syria on Friday in a surrender deal with the government, state media said, as the army...

December 27, 2017 4:32 pm

Less Than 1,000 ISIS fighters Remain in Iraq and Syria, Coalition Says

Fewer than 1,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Iraq and Syria, the United States-led international coalition fighting the hardline Sunni militant group said on Wednesday,...

December 11, 2017 8:49 am

During Surprise Syria Visit, Putin Orders Pullout of ‘Significant Part’ of Russian Forces From Country

President Vladimir Putin ordered "a significant part" of Russia's military contingent in Syria to start withdrawing on Monday, saying Moscow and Damascus had achieved their...

November 19, 2017 5:29 pm

IDF Fires ‘Warning Shot’ in Response to Syrian Military Construction Near Israel – An IDF tank fired a “warning shot” across Israel’s northern border with Syria on Saturday in response to the Syrian military constructing an outpost...

November 15, 2017 2:51 pm

US Security Delegation Heads to Israel to Discuss Syria Ceasefire – A delegation from America’s National Security Council has flown to Israel for talks on the recently reached US-Russia-Jordan ceasefire agreement in Syria. The agreement, announced last Saturday,...

November 14, 2017 10:51 am

Russian Foreign Minister: Iranian Presence in Syria Is ‘Legitimate’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday denied that Moscow pledged to ensure a withdrawal pro-Iranian forces from Syria, calling their presence “legitimate” and claiming...

October 16, 2017 2:55 pm

Ex-IDF Intel Chief: Strike on Syrian Anti-Aircraft Battery Shows Israel Will Do What Is Needed to Collect Info on Hezbollah Buildup

The Israeli strike on Monday targeting an anti-aircraft missile battery in Syria was an “important” event that sent a message to the Jewish state’s enemies,...

October 3, 2017 4:31 pm

Israeli Defense Minister Calls for More Active American Role in Turbulent Middle East

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman is calling for greater American involvement in a turbulent Middle East. In a pre-Sukkot interview with the Hebrew news site Walla,...


Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...


Israel Should Be ‘Commended’ for Saving Palestinian Lives on Ga...

A former commander of British military forces in Afghanistan told the UN Human Rights Council on Friday that IDF troops...

Middle East

Egypt’s Sisi Orders Gaza Border Opened for Ramadan

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ordered on Thursday that the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip be opened for the whole of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, he...