'Antisemitic' Lebanese team refuse to travel with Israeli athletes in Rio

By Rosa Doherty, August 7, 2016

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reprimanded the head of the Lebanese Olympic team after Lebanese athletes refused to share a bus with their Israeli opponents on the journey to the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games.

Miri Regev, the Israeli Culture and Sport Minister, labelled the decision the "worst kind of racism".


Gulf states label Hizbollah a terrorist organisation

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 3, 2016

The confrontation between Saudi Arabia and Iran took a turn for the worse this week when the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a six-member group of Sunni states on the Persian Gulf, announced that it was labelling Lebanese paramilitary group Hizbollah a terrorist organisation.


IDF shells southern Lebanon after rocket attacks

By Naomi Firsht, December 20, 2015

The Israel Defence Forces have shelled southern Lebanon in response to a rocket fire attack on Israel.

IDF artillery units shelled targets in south Lebanon on Sunday after at least three rockets were fired into Israel.

At least one rocket landed in an open area near Nahariya, according to reports. There are no reports of injuries or damage.


Rockets fired into northern Israel, no injuries reported

By Naomi Firsht, December 20, 2015

Rockets have been fired into northern Israel as the country prepares for a possible retaliation to the alleged killing of terror chief Samir Kuntar.

The Israeli Defence Forces has confirmed that three rockets hit northern Israel on Sunday.

At least one rocket landed in an open area near Nahariya, according to reports.


Terror chief Samir Kuntar reportedly killed in Israeli strike

By Naomi Firsht, December 20, 2015

Terror chief Samir Kuntar has reportedly been killed in an Israeli air strike.

Arab media reported on Sunday morning that the Hezbollah-affiliated terrorist Samir Kuntar was killed in an Israeli Air Force attack near Damascus, along with eight other fighters.

Several IAF missiles struck Jaramana, a suburb of Damascus, late Saturday night, reports said.


The journey that convinced me paradise is truly lost

By Ronnie Landau, November 14, 2015

Several weeks ago, I found myself on a coach hurtling towards the heart of Beirut, a city once described as a ''paradise on Earth'', thanks to its stunning coastline (still very much in evidence), and as the ''Paris of the Middle East'', due to its French influences and vibrant cultural and intellectual life.


Israel playing nuanced game in Syria

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 30, 2015

for the past four years, report after report has emerged attributing air strikes on Syrian military targets to Israel. The Israeli government has not acknowledged a single one - not even when the remnants of bombs with labels in Hebrew were found on the scene. However, Israeli officials have developed a way of taking indirect responsibility that - theoretically - serves the country's interests.


Border clashes as IDF pair killed in ambush

January 29, 2015

Israel has reinforced its units on the northern borders with Syria and Lebanon after a missile attack on army vehicles killed two soldiers on Wednesday.

Hizbollah fired at least five anti-tank missiles at an IDF convoy outside the village of Ghajar, killing Captain Yohai Klangel, 25 and Sergeant Dor Nini, 20. Seven others were wounded.


Two IDF soldiers killed in clash on Lebanon border

By Marcus Dysch, January 28, 2015

The IDF has confirmed two soldiers were killed and a number of others wounded in an incident on the Lebanese border.

Earlier reports suggested four people had been killed.

An IDF patrol was hit by rocket fire in the Har Dov area. Initial reports suggested anti-tank missiles and grenades had been fired by Hizbollah terrorists on the border.


Border attacks are Hizbollah terror message

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 15, 2014

Two incidents on Israel's northern border last week have raised concerns that Hizbollah is planning more aggressive operations in the near future.

In an explosion on Tuesday morning near Mount Dov, close to the Lebanese border, two soldiers from an IDF bomb-disposal unit were moderately wounded.