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The Six-Day War: The Myth of an Israeli David Versus an Arab Goliath

    The Six-Day War: The Myth of an Israeli David Versus an Arab Goliath

June 2, 1967, was a tense day at the Israeli army headquarters in Tel Aviv. For weeks, IDF generals had been pushing the government to initiate a war and the atmosphere was tense. Israel’s Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, who also acted as minister of defense, came to see the generals at the IDF command center.…

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Well-Known Zionist Settler-Activist Sees More Land Grabs and a “Greater Israel” as a Given

    Well-Known Zionist Settler-Activist Sees More Land Grabs and a “Greater Israel” as a Given

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — A well-known and controversial Israeli settler-activist, Daniella Weiss, recently told Haaretz that her vision of a future Israel, following the impending Israeli annexation of Palestine’s West Bank, includes parts of Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Iraq and Iran. Weiss — former mayor of the illegal West Bank settlement of Kedumim — claimed during…

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After Trump’s Golan Heights Announcement, Israeli Politicians Now Pushing for US Recognition of West Bank as “Israeli”

    After Trump’s Golan Heights Announcement, Israeli Politicians Now Pushing for US Recognition of West Bank as “Israeli”

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — After U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he planned to unilaterally recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights — which is internationally recognized as Syrian territory — some powerful Israeli politicians are now petitioning Trump to also recognize Israeli sovereignty over Palestine’s occupied West Bank. After 52 years it is time…

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With Oil, Water and Iran as Targets, US on Brink of Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

    With Oil, Water and Iran as Targets, US on Brink of Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

WASHINGTON — A new bill recently introduced in the Senate, along with its companion bill in the House, would result in the United States government recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over Syria’s Golan Heights, which has been occupied by Israel since 1967. The territory was later annexed in 1981, but the international community — including the United…

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With Golan at Stake, Netanyahu, Bolton Set Trump Straight on US Syria Withdrawal Plan

  With Golan at Stake, Netanyahu, Bolton Set Trump Straight on US Syria Withdrawal Plan

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — The state of Israel seems to share at least some of the responsibility for the latest shift of U.S. Syria policy — as National Security Adviser John Bolton announced on Sunday that President Donald Trump’s call to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria would now be “coordinated” with Israel, after meeting with…

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Israel’s Lieberman Fumes Over Stability in Syria, Fears Recapture of Golan Heights

  Israel’s Lieberman Fumes Over Stability in Syria, Fears Recapture of Golan Heights

Syria is building up its ground forces to pre-war size according to Israel. On August 7th, Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman spoke in front of reporters during a tour of the Golan Heights. “Across the way we see the Syrian military, which is not satisfied with just taking over all of Syrian territory but is…

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Israel Downs Syrian Jet Targeting Israeli-Backed Rebels in the Golan Heights

  Israel Downs Syrian Jet Targeting Israeli-Backed Rebels in the Golan Heights

GOLAN HEIGHTS — Israel’s military has reported that it used two U.S.-made Patriot missiles to shoot down a Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet on Tuesday, with reports indicating that the pilot — identified as Colonel Umran Mare — died soon after his plane crashed. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Twitter account claimed that the Syrian jet…

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Welcome to Hadar: A Village Under Siege by al-Qaeda and Israeli Forces Alike

  Welcome to Hadar: A Village Under Siege by al-Qaeda and Israeli Forces Alike

HADAR, SYRIA — Situated in the northern part of Quneitra governorate, with the towering Jabal al-Sheikh (Mt. Hermon) overlooking it and the region, Hadar is in both a beautiful area of Syria and a dangerous one. The roughly 10,000 defiant villagers of Hadar are isolated and under constant threat of attack. Until December 2017, Hadar…

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Trump Set to Recognize Israel’s Claim to Occupied Golan Heights and Its Sizable Oil Reserves

  Trump Set to Recognize Israel’s Claim to Occupied Golan Heights and Its Sizable Oil Reserves

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – While President Trump has reneged on many of his campaign promises — namely, those more populist and non-interventionist in nature — he has undeniably fulfilled those that appealed to his pro-Israel, Zionist supporters. First, Trump announced late last year that his administration would officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.…

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Israel Ramps Up Support For Over 7 Syrian Rebel Factions In Desperate Bid to Expand Reach

  Israel Ramps Up Support For Over 7 Syrian Rebel Factions In Desperate Bid to Expand Reach

GOLAN, SYRIA — As the acute phase of civil warfare in Syria winds down while the government of President Bashar al-Assad increasingly gains the upper hand over foreign-funded insurgents, regional powers are desperately boosting aid for local proxies in a last-ditch attempt to rekindle the nearly seven-year-long conflict and gain a strategic foothold in the…

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