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Obama and Putin talk after Turkish attack
February 14, 2016, 1:21 PM (IDT) According to the Kremlin statement, the US and Russian presidents agreed in a conversation Sunday to cooperate in the implementation of the Syrian accord reached in Munich. Obama took the call from Putin Sunday after ...


Three Palestinian terrorist attacks thwarted
February 14, 2016, 1:12 PM (IDT) A Palestinian tried to stab a Border Guardsman Sunday at a checkpoint between Har Homa, Jerusalem and Bethlehem. The policeman shot the assailant. Two 15-year old Palestinian boys from Araqa threw stones at Israeli re...


Russian-Turkish clash building up over Syria
February 14, 2016, 12:02 PM (IDT) Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan clearly took a calculated risk when he ordered a two-our cross-border artillery bombardment Saturday, Feb. 13 of Syrian army forces positioned around the northern Syrian town of Azaz ...


Machete attack on Israeli restaurant in Ohio suspected terror
February 13, 2016, 7:39 PM (IDT) Mohammed Barry, a Somali, entered the Nazareth Restaurant in Columbus Ohio Friday night and using a machete slashed patrons and diners. Four injured people were taken to hospital, one in critical condition. ...


Turkish artillery pounds Kurds in northern Syria. Will Russia react?
February 13, 2016, 6:33 PM (IDT) The Syrian war took a new turn Saturday, when Turkish artillery Saturday started pounding Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) forces near the northern Syrian town of Aleppo. It started shortly after Turkish Pr...


A Palestinian car ran over, injured two Border Guardsmen
February 13, 2016, 5:59 PM (IDT) A Palestinian vehicle with driver and two passengers slammed into a group of Border Guards soldiers at the entrance to their base outside Maale Adummim Saturday. Two were injured. The three Palestinians were shot and ...


Female Palestinian terrorist stabbed Palestinian man by mistake
February 13, 2016, 2:11 PM (IDT) A Palestinian woman tried to knife an IDF soldier at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron Saturday. As the soldiers pushed her off with knife in hand, she fell against a Palestinian man and stabbed him by mistake...


Russian PM: We have slid into a new Cold War period
February 13, 2016, 1:59 PM (IDT) "We have slid into a new period of Cold War," Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told the audience at the Munich Security Conference Saturday. "Almost every day we are accused of making new horrible threats...


Turkish FM calls for joint operation with Saudis against ISIS
February 13, 2016, 1:48 PM (IDT) Turkey and Saudi Arabia could launch a ground operation against Islamic State, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu was quoted as saying by the pro-government Yeni Şafak daily Saturday, Feb. 13. He...


Ya’alon meets Jordan’s king to discuss Syrian crisis
February 12, 2016, 7:20 PM (IDT) On the sidelines of the Munich conference on Syria, King Abdullah of Jordan met Friday with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to discuss the situation there. He also talked to the UN Syrian Envoy Staffan de...


US sanctions Palestinian ISIS operative who aided terrorists in Jerusalem
February 12, 2016, 7:14 PM (IDT) One of the three key ISIS terrorists sanctioned by the US Treasury Friday was Husayn Juaythini. He was blacklisted for providing support and services to ISIS by facilitating communications and the movement of foreign ...


Munich Puts Stamp on Tightened US-Russian military cooperation in Syria
February 12, 2016, 10:09 AM (IDT) An agreement for the cessation of hostilities in Syria was announced in Munich early Friday, Feb. 12. This accord, defined by Secretary of State John Kerry as “words on paper” subject to implementation, p...


As US & Russia Dicker over a Syria Ceasefire, the Obama-Putin Pact Is Firm
February 11, 2016, 9:33 PM (IDT) The dickering for a compromise on a ceasefire in Syria has not shaken the Obama-Putin pact which gives Russian the leading military role in the conflict. The ceasefire lines will reflect the US and Russian lines east ...


The US War on ISIS Is Fading – Both in Syria and Libya
February 11, 2016, 9:33 PM (IDT) US and Russian bombardments of ISIS targets have petered out in Syria, heavily outnumbered by intense Russian sorties for wiping out rebel resistance. The US-led operation to destroy ISIS in Libya is also on ice, as f...


Putin Is Not after a Syrian Victory, but Local Truces Ready for His New Order
February 11, 2016, 9:33 PM (IDT) Russian forces are in the middle of a major operation to seize Aleppo, imposing truces in central Syria and pummeling rebel forces in the south, in support of Syrian army, Hizballah and pro-iranian forces.


For the Mosul Offensive, the US again Dumps the Kurds
February 11, 2016, 9:33 PM (IDT) The decision to exclude the Kurds is placing the planned offensive for capturing Mosul and destroying ISIS’s main foothold in Iraq in grave doubt. This is reflected by confusion in the White House and Pentagon o...


Mosul Dam Collapse Would Throw Iraq into Chaos, Upend War on ISIS
February 11, 2016, 9:33 PM (IDT) The collapse of the Mosul Dam would engulf Iraq like a tsunami, flooding many cities including Baghdad and causing the deaths of an estimated 50,000 people.


NSA Knocks Down Wall between Cyber Defense and Offense Divisions
February 11, 2016, 9:33 PM (IDT) Because offensive and defense efforts have many similarities, they are pooling their forces, resources and abilities for their mutual benefit. Hence the merger of signal intelligence divisions responsible for foreign ...


In new Syrian exodus, some 50,000 refugees head to Jordanian, Israeli borders
February 10, 2016, 6:36 PM (IDT) Syria’s refugee crisis in the north is now repeating itself in the south, with tens of thousands of destitute women, children and elderly people fleeing their homes – not this time from beleaguered Aleppo ...


Ya’alon counts on the Qatari envoy for solving Hamas tunnel problem
February 9, 2016, 2:33 PM (IDT) Few Israelis, including the people who wake up at night to the clatter of Gaza Palestinians digging tunnels, have never heard of Mohammed Al-Emadi. But his importance cannot be overestimated, because, as debk...



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