Syria

Flotilla group linked to Syria gun-running

By Orlando Radice, September 14, 2012

There is evidence to suggest that IHH, the Islamic charity that helped organise the 2010 flotilla to Gaza, has been involved in gun-running to Syria on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Free Syrian Army commanders have told The Times that a boat containing weapons that docked in Syria this week was registered to members of the IHH, which has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Gabi Ashkenazi asks: what Syria strike?

September 13, 2012

Former IDF chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi said this week that had never heard of an Israeli strike on a Syrian nuclear reactor.

Mr Ashkenazi, who spoke in reaction to a report in the New Yorker claiming that Israel was behind the attack on September 5, 2007, was the head of the IDF at the time.

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A weakened Hizbollah spells danger for Israel

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 24, 2012

Saeed Jalili, the mild-mannered secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council and special adviser to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, undertook a whirlwind visit of Syria and Lebanon two weeks ago.

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Russia warns on unilateral intervention in Syria

By Jennifer Lipman, August 21, 2012

Russia has warned Western powers against acting unilaterally on Syria amid growing fears over Syria's weapons capability.

The comments, by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, follow remarks by US President Barack Obama in which he indicated that the US would not hold back from responding if Syria used chemical weapons against rebel forces.

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Russia warns on unilateral intervention in Syria

By Jennifer Lipman, August 21, 2012

Russia has warned Western powers against acting unilaterally on Syria amid growing fears over Syria's weapons capability.

The comments, by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, follow remarks by US President Barack Obama in which he indicated that the US would not hold back from responding if Syria used chemical weapons against rebel forces.

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Putin’s policy on Syria is right

By Geoffrey Alderman, August 21, 2012

Is it really in the interests of Israel, or of the West, that the Syrian civil war should result in the departure from Damascus of President (and ophthalmologist extraordinary) Bashar al-Assad?

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UK fears your cash may go to Syria jihad

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 16, 2012

Britain's decision to increase aid to elements of the Syrian opposition reflects a growing worry in UK, American and Israeli intelligence circles over Islamic radicalisation of the anti-Assad revolution.

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Sinai strike signals deluge after Assad

By John R Bradley, August 9, 2012

it has long been held that Iran is the greatest threat facing Israel. But there is a far more imminent danger - and it is closer to home.

With Assad's regime ever closer to implosion, many groups are circling for power in Syria. Prominent among these are foreign jihadists who have been flooding into the country to fight and are waiting for their chance to turn their firepower on Israel.

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What happens if Syria disintegrates?

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 26, 2012

While Israeli tourists were flocking to the Golan Heights this week for a glimpse of warfare across the border between the Syrian rebels and forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad, Israel’s leaders were also monitoring events on the other side of the fence.

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Israeli military expert: Assad won't survive Syrian uprising

By Jamie Michaels, July 18, 2012

A senior Israeli military intelligence officer, Maj Gen Aviv Kochavi, told the Knesset this week that he did not believe that Syria's president, Bashar Al-Assad, would survive the uprising.

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