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Posts Tagged: US Syria Withdrawal

March 18, 2019 2:38 pm

Iran Demands US Leave Syria, Assad Regime Threatens Kurds

Iran and Syria on Monday demanded the United States withdraw its troops from Syria, and the Damascus government threatened to defeat Washington's Kurdish allies by force...

February 27, 2019 9:14 am

In Joint Statement, Russia and Syria Tell US Forces to Leave Syria

Russia and Syria issued a joint statement on Wednesday calling on US forces to leave Syria and to allow people inside a refugee camp in the southeast of the...

February 6, 2019 9:37 am

With Eye on Afghanistan Talks, Trump Vows to Stop ‘Endless Wars’

President Donald Trump told Americans on Tuesday his administration had accelerated talks for a political settlement in Afghanistan and would be able to reduce US...

February 6, 2019 7:38 am

Senate Passes Pro-Israel Bill, Measure Also Rebukes Trump Over Syria Withdrawal

The US Senate passed a Mideast policy bill on Tuesday including a measure that would allow states to penalize businesses that take part in boycotts...

February 5, 2019 12:27 pm

As US Withdraws, Top General Warns on Islamic State Threat in Syria

A top US general warned on Tuesday that Islamic State would pose an enduring threat following a planned American withdrawal from Syria, saying the militant...

February 1, 2019 9:34 am

Senate Rebukes Trump, Advances Measure on Syria Troops

In a rebuke of President Donald Trump, the Republican-led US Senate advanced largely symbolic legislation on Thursday opposing plans for any abrupt withdrawal of troops...

January 29, 2019 9:08 am

After Syria Pullout, Middle East Leaders Fear Reduced US Role in Region, Top American Jewish Official Says

Many leaders in the Middle East are watching developments in their neighborhood with "increasing trepidation" after President Donald Trump’s sudden decision last month to withdraw...

January 18, 2019 9:27 am

US Names Three Killed in Syria Blast Claimed by Islamic State

The United States on Friday identified three Americans killed in a suicide attack in northern Syria this week that the US government said was likely carried out...

January 11, 2019 8:34 am

US-Led Coalition Says It Has Started Syria Withdrawal

The US-led coalition against Islamic State has begun the process of withdrawing from Syria, a spokesman said on Friday, indicating the start of an American pullout...

January 10, 2019 11:27 am

In Cairo, Pompeo Delivers Blistering Critique of Obama’s Middle East Policies

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Barack Obama on Thursday of sowing chaos in the Middle East by failing to adequately confront Islamist militants in a...

January 10, 2019 8:37 am

Pompeo Seeks to Reassure Washington’s Allies Despite Syria Exit

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday sought to reassure allies that the United States remains committed to the Middle East despite President Donald Trump's plans...

January 9, 2019 3:06 pm

Pompeo: Erdogan Threats Against Kurds Will Not Stop Syria Withdrawal

The US troop withdrawal from Syria will not be scuppered despite Turkish threats against Washington's Kurdish allies there, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, promising...

January 8, 2019 1:17 pm

US Withdrawal From Syria Does Not Jeopardize Efforts to Counter Iran, Pompeo Says in Jordan

The US decision to withdraw troops from Syria will not jeopardize Washington's efforts to counter threats in the region, which come from Iran and Islamic State, Secretary...

January 7, 2019 11:57 am

White House: Trump Wants Safe Withdrawal of US Troops From Syria

President Donald Trump wants to ensure the safety of US troops as they withdraw from Syria and has not changed his position removing the forces, the White...


Jewish Rapper Kosha Dillz to Host Passover Seders at Coachella

Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz will host a number of Passover Seders during the second weekend of the Coachella music festival in...

Jewish Professor and Poet Discusses His New Book of Poetry

Baruch November is a professor of English at Touro College in Manhattan. His poems have appeared in The Forward, The...

‘Today’ Show Anchor Savannah Guthrie Takes Helicopter Tour of ‘Magical’ Israel

"Today" show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie recently took a helicopter tour...


Israel’s Information War Is as Important as Its Military One

In recent months, the Israeli defense establishment has made increasing use of “information...

Next Israeli Government Could Soon Face New Iranian Terrorist Challenges

In Saturday's early hours, when the attention of most Israelis was focused on...

Bubbe’s Passover, Circa 2019: Feeding the Soul While Staying Healthy - Sweet gefilte fish with a dollop of eye-watering horseradish. Fluffy matzah...


US Carves out Exceptions for Foreigners Dealing With IRGC

The United States has largely carved out exceptions so that foreign governments, firms, and NGOs do not automatically face US sanctions for dealing with Iran's Revolutionary Guards after the group's...


Netanyahu in Passover Greeting: Story of the Jewish People ‘Has No Pa...

Newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a Passover greeting in a video published on social media on Friday,...

Middle East

Khamenei Names New Chief for Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

Iran's top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has replaced the head of the influential Revolutionary Guards Corps, state TV reported on Sunday, days after the United States designated the...