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Posts Tagged: Russia and Syria

September 18, 2018 1:32 pm

US: Downing of Russian Military Plane Highlights Need to End Iranian Arms Transfers Through Syria

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday said that the downing of a Russian military plane off the coast of Syria in a "friendly fire"...

September 18, 2018 11:38 am

Putin Softens Russian Blame of Israel for Downing of Military Plane Off Syrian Coast

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that "tragic and chance circumstances" were behind the downing of a Russian military plane off the coast of Syria...

September 18, 2018 8:38 am

Israel Indirectly to Blame for Downing of Plane Over Syria, Russia Says

Russia on Tuesday accused Israel of indirectly causing a Russian military plane to be shot down near Syria's Mediterranean coast, and threatened to retaliate against Israel for what it...

September 17, 2018 2:37 pm

Russia and Turkey Agree to Create Buffer Zone in Syria’s Idlib

Russian and Turkish troops are to enforce a new demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib region from which "radical" rebels will be required to withdraw by the...

September 7, 2018 2:04 pm

At Tehran Meeting, Russian, Turkish, and Iranian Leaders Fail to Agree on Ceasefire for Syria’s Idlib

The presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia on Friday failed to agree on a ceasefire that would forestall a Syrian government offensive in rebel-held Idlib province which...

August 30, 2018 8:28 am

Russia to Hold Mediterranean Naval Drills as Syria Tensions Rise

Russia's Ministry of Defense said on Thursday it would hold a major naval exercise in the Mediterranean Sea from Sept. 1 to Sept. 8, the...

August 22, 2018 10:53 am

Trump Adviser Bolton Says Russia ‘Stuck’ in Syria, Iran Must Leave

Russia is "stuck" in Syria and looking for others to fund post-war reconstruction there, US National Security Adviser John Bolton said, describing this as an...

August 4, 2018 10:00 am

Despite Tensions, Russia Seeks US Help to Rebuild Syria

Russia has used a closely guarded communications channel with America's top general to propose the two former Cold War foes cooperate to rebuild Syria and...

August 2, 2018 8:34 am

Israeli Strike Kills Seven Islamist Insurgents on Syria Border in Golan

Israel said on Thursday it saw potentially stabilizing benefits to President Bashar al-Assad winning the Syrian civil war, after the Israeli military said it killed seven Islamist...

August 1, 2018 8:32 am

Russia Says Iranian Forces in Syria Pulled Back From Golan Border With Israel

Iranian forces have withdrawn their heavy weapons in Syria to a distance of 85 kilometers (53 miles) from the border with Israel on the Golan Heights,...

July 30, 2018 2:52 pm

For Buoyant Assad, Syrian War Enters Tricky Phase

President Bashar al-Assad's path to a final victory in the war in Syria is strewn with diplomatic landmines that will complicate his attempt to recover "every inch"...

July 27, 2018 3:21 pm

Israeli Analysts: Russia, Assad Regime Likely Can’t Remove Iran From Syria

Iran has become so entrenched in Syria that neither Russia nor the Assad regime likely have the desire or ability to remove it, two Israeli...

July 16, 2018 8:16 am

Trump Sits Down With Putin After Denouncing Past US Policy on Russia

US President Donald Trump sat down with Vladimir Putin for a long-awaited summit on Monday saying he wanted good relations with Russia, after blaming Washington's own past...

July 11, 2018 7:29 am

Assad Regime Widens Assault in Southwest Syria, Hits ISIS Pocket

The Syrian government widened its offensive to recover the southwest on Wednesday, extending it to an enclave held by Islamic State-affiliated fighters as Russian warplanes targeted...


Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a...

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including...


A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor

JNS.org - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree...

Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...


Trump, Iran’s Rouhani Exchange Threats, Insults on UN’s World S...

US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani exchanged taunts at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday with...


Netanyahu Says Israel Will Continue Syria Operations to Prevent Iranian Ent...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel would continue to carry out military operations in Syria, issuing the...

Middle East

Iran Revolutionary Guards Threaten to Avenge Military Parade Attack

Iran's Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to wreak "deadly and unforgettable" vengeance for a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 12 of their comrades, and...