Is Israel’s era of freely operating in Syria over?

With the downing of a Russian military plane over Syria during an , the freedom of operation by Israeli jets may now be at risk one of its most volatile fronts. The incident on Monday has put Israel in a testy spot with Moscow, as 15 Russian military personnel were killed when the Ilyushin IL-20 was hit by a Russian-made […]

Satellite images show results of Israel’s strike in Syria

Satellite images emerged on Wednesday showing the results of Israel‘s strike in Syria carried out on Monday and, in the words of Vladimir Putin, led to the in a "chain of tragic circumstances." IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis said Tuesday that the IDF had struck a Syrian military facility from which systems to manufacture accurate and lethal weapons were about […]

Will Iraqi territory be used to fire rockets on Israel from Iran?

Tehran, not Baghdad, will determine whether to launch Iranian rockets stationed in Iraq against Israel, former National Security Council chief Maj.- Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror told The Jerusalem Post in a recent interview. In an article for the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies, where he is a fellow, Amidror raised the question of whether Iran will use Iraqi territory to […]

The Yom Kippur War is still an open wound

Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people. For the State of Israel in the modern era, however, this date will always be closely linked with the Yom Kippur War, which took place 45 years ago. A few days ago, Gen. (res.) Yitzhak Brick, who has been serving as the IDF ombudsman for the last […]

It’s not kosher to say Beto O’Rourke doesn’t support Israel

Bipartisan support for a strong US-Israel relationship is the bedrock of pro-Israel advocacy. It follows from this principle that we should look for ways to bring members of Congress into the pro-Israel tent rather than finding ways to shove them out. At times, this means refraining from “gotcha” politics and committing to intellectual honesty in the service of higher ideals. […]

Israel and Mexico one year after the earthquake

Last September, we witnessed an example of strength displayed by the Mexican society and its government as they faced a great challenge. While confronting the hardships of another violent earthquake Mexico also experienced great solidarity from several friendly nations in the world, the State of Israel being one of them. Given the solid ties between both countries, not surprisingly, Israel’s […]

THREE LADIES THREE LATTES: Hagim, hagim, hagim

As the hagim roll round again, we take time to assess what the High Holy Days mean to us. Do we enjoy/introspect/shudder/ none of the above? We wish all our readers, no matter what they believe, a very, very happy, healthy, peaceful and sane New Year. Pam Peled: Be the first to know – Recently I had reason to revisit […]