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.


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.


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.


As Syria burns, the UN rounds on Israel

By Robin Shepherd, July 5, 2012

When Bashar al-Assad’s Syria praises you for your “bravery“ that is a good indication that you have wound up on the wrong side of a lot of things: History? Morality? Reason? Take your pick.


Asma al Assad's new business venture?

By Jessica Elgot, June 22, 2012

Syria's first lady Asma al-Assad has a new business to propose to you. Look what dropped into my inbox this afternoon.

From: Mrs. Asma al-Assad []
Sent: 20 June 2012 07:37
To: undisclosed-recipients
Subject: Your Trust/ Interest



Frith's large Palestine photos sell for £330,000

By Josh Jackman, June 13, 2012

A copy of the largest book of vast and panoramic photographs of travels through the Middle East ever published was sold at auction on Monday for over £330,000.


IDF General warns on Syria and 'existential war' facing Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, June 12, 2012

A senior figure in the Israeli army has warned that Syria is home to "the world's largest arsenal of chemical weapons".

Speaking at a ceremony to mark three decades since the battle of Sultan Yacoub between Israeli and Syrian troops during the first Lebanon war, Maj Gen Yair Naveh cautioned that little had changed in the intervening period.


Syrian opposition activist tells of Iranian assistance to Assad

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 31, 2012

As the fighting and bloodshed in the Syrian civil war intensify, the fears that neighbouring countries will get sucked in are growing. Iran this week admitted that its forces are present in Syria, while Israel is concerned that the downfall of President Bashar al-Assad could lead to chemical weapons falling in the hands of terrorists.


Iran and Syria ordered to pay family of teenage Tel Aviv bomb victim

By Jennifer Lipman, May 16, 2012

Syria and Iran have been ordered by a US court to pay £200 million to the family of a Florida teenager who was killed in a suicide bomb attack in a Tel Aviv.

Daniel Wultz was 16 when he was killed in the Islamic Jihad attack on a restaurant during the Pesach holiday. Eleven people died in the blast, and Daniel's father, Yekutiel, was severely wounded.


Viva Palestina's Gaza aid route - through Syria

By Jessica Elgot, April 25, 2012

Pro-Palestinian activists Viva Palestina are to send a convoy of trucks through Syria to Gaza – despite protests and withdrawals from their own members.

The charity, co-founded by Respect MP George Galloway, launched the convoy which departed last Sunday from the UK.