Russia blames US for Iranian presence near Israeli border

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister tells i24News deal to move Iranian military from Syrian border failed because of US oil sanctions.Gary Willig, 1/9/2019, 9:54 PM

Pompeo: US redoubling efforts to pressure Iran

During visit to Jordan, Secretary of State says withdrawal from Syria will not jeopardize efforts to pressure Iran and fight ISIS.Elad Benari, 1/9/2019, 2:10 AM

Israel to US: Recognize Israeli sovereignty in Golan

Report: Israel urging US to recognize sovereignty over Golan Heights to 'compensate' Israel for US pullout from Syria.David Rosenberg, 1/6/2019, 8:51 PM

Bolton: US forces to remain in Syria to counter Iran

Top Trump adviser US will not pull troops out of Syria until Turkey vows not to attack Kurdish forces, adds withdrawal could be partial.David Rosenberg, 1/6/2019, 6:49 PM

Bolton warns Syria against using chemical weapons

US National Security Adviser arrives in Israel, warns Syria there's no change in US position against the use of chemical weapons.Elad Benari, 1/6/2019, 2:30 AM

US has 'no timeline' for Syria withdrawal

State Department official says there's no timeline for the withdrawal of American troops from Syria as Pompeo visit to the region announced.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/4/2019, 8:18 PM

Trump: Iran can do what it wants in Syria

US President says predecessor Obama already lost Syria, all that is left is 'sand and death.'Gary Willig, 1/2/2019, 10:56 PM

ANALYSIS: Iranian axis exploiting Trump's pull out from Syria

Incidents in both northern and eastern Syria make it clear that Russian-Iranian-Assad coalition is using chaos to conquer more territory.Yochanan Visser, 1/2/2019, 12:57 AM

Risk in Syria, not just for Israel

What will the US pullout from Syria do to the Kurds? Which weak links will get wiped off the board?The Land Of Israel Network, 1/1/2019, 3:41 AM

'Netanyahu asked Trump to slow withdrawal'

Senior political source says Prime Minister asked US President for American withdrawal from Syria to be gradual.Mordechai Sones, 12/31/2018, 8:03 PM

Trump reassures Graham about plan to withdraw from Syria

South Carolina Senator meets Trump, shares concerns over Syria withdrawal planBen Ariel, 12/31/2018, 3:07 AM

US reiterates support for Israel's right to defend itself

State Department spokesman says US "fully supports" Israel’s right to defend itself against Iran's actions in the region.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/28/2018, 9:37 PM

ANALYSIS: Trump's actions in Iraq and Syria recipe for disaster

The president's actions show he is out of touch with Middle East reality.Yochanan Visser, 12/27/2018, 10:16 PM

The US exit from Syria: Between the spin and the truth

US foreign policy survey: Mattis out, Syria troops ordered out, Afghanistan in flux.NPR, 12/27/2018, 2:43 PM

Report: Syria to be readmitted to Arab League

Gulf nations reportedly moving to readmit Syria into the Arab League, after it was suspended in 2011 over its brutal repression of protests.Ben Ariel, 12/27/2018, 6:40 AM

Trump: We give Israel $4.5 billion every year, they'll be good

US President says Israel knows how to defend itself very well and so it will be fine even after the US withdrawal from Syria.Elad Benari, 12/27/2018, 4:33 AM

Lebanon threatens to complain against Israel

Lebanese minister says complaint will be filed with the UN Security Council over air strike in Syria.Nitsan Keidar, 12/27/2018, 2:07 AM

Israeli official confirms: We attacked in Syria

Israeli security official says Israel hit a series of Iranian targets in Tuesday's air strike in Damascus.Elad Benari, 12/27/2018, 12:36 AM

Trump on Syria: A lot of people are going to come around

Trump defends his decision to withdraw US troops from Syria during an unannounced visit to Iraq.Ben Ariel, 12/27/2018, 12:12 AM

Russia accuses Israel of 'gross violation' of Syrian sovereignty

Moscow condemns alleged Israeli airstrike on Hezbollah leaders in Damascus.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2018, 3:51 PM

Turkey prepares for new offensive against Kurds

Turkey reportedly preparing offensive on Syrian border to attack Kurdish YPG forces.i24News, 12/26/2018, 3:00 PM

Did Israel request US withdrawal from Syria?

Report claims Israel preparing winter offensive against Hezbollah terror organization, offensive was factor in Trump's decision to withdraw.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2018, 9:33 AM

Report: Syria airstrike targeted Hezbollah leaders

US official says airstrike on Damascus targeted several Hezbollah leaders, as well as Iranian ammunition supply points.Elad Benari, 12/26/2018, 6:37 AM

Shifting powers in Syrian theater after US withdrawal

With the US appearing to be out of Syria, Turkey may launch an offensive at any moment to attack Kurdish forces in northern Syria.i24News, 12/26/2018, 2:43 AM

Syria accuses Israel of attacking Damascus

Syrian media claims military intercepted Israeli missiles in attack on Syrian capital.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2018, 12:25 AM

'ISIS has been crushed, but the US does not withdraw its forces'

Russian FM expresses skepticism about US withdrawal from Syria. "Let's see how this ‘withdrawal’ will play out."Tal Polon, 12/25/2018, 9:07 AM

Trump: Turkey's Erdogan is the man for the job in Syria

Just hours after Netanyahu dubbed Erdogan 'anti-Semitic dictator, President Trump says Turkish leader the right man for the job in Syria.David Rosenberg, 12/24/2018, 9:11 AM

Report: Order to withdraw US forces from Syria signed

US defense official confirms order to withdraw US forces from Syria has been signed. No further details provided.Ben Ariel, 12/24/2018, 6:12 AM

Report: Trump told Erdogan Syria is 'all yours'

According to CNN report, Trump and Erdogan discussed US withdrawal from Syria before Trump announced the move.Elad Benari, 12/24/2018, 2:09 AM

ANALYSIS: How Trump aided Iran, Russia, Turkey and ISIS in Syria

If US forces leave Syria, Russia and Iran will fill the vacuum.Yochanan Visser, 12/23/2018, 10:06 PM

Our security guarantee: The IDF

Israel can defend itself and doesn't need favors of foreigners. We're no longer dhimmis who have to bend before every breeze. Opinion.Rabbi Dr. Chaim Shein, 12/23/2018, 1:25 PM

'We will continue to act against Iranian entrenchment in Syria'

Netanyahu addresses Trump's decision to pull troops from Syria at start of Cabinet meeting. 'I want to reassure those who are concerned.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/23/2018, 1:07 PM

US Syria pullout: 'Significant event, but don't exaggerate'

Chief of Staff Eizenkot in first reference to Trump decision to withdraw forces from Syria: 'IDF acts independently.'Mordechai Sones, 12/23/2018, 11:13 AM

Report: Turkey sends troops to northern Syria

'Tanks and other heavy weapons' reportedly seen moving from Turkey into Kurdish area of Syria, following announcement of US pullout.Tal Polon, 12/23/2018, 9:31 AM

Iran: US presence in Syria was 'source of tension'

Iran welcomes US withdrawal of troops from Syria, says US military presence in Syria had been "a mistake".Elad Benari, 12/23/2018, 6:41 AM

PM: Erdogan can't lecture us on morality

Prime Minister reacts to Turkish President's claim Israel 'beats men, women and children when they are prostrate on the floor.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/22/2018, 8:58 PM

'We were going to be there 3 months, that was 7 years ago'

US President: 'When I became President, ISIS was going wild. Now ISIS is largely defeated.'Mordechai Sones, 12/22/2018, 7:01 PM

Trump: I’ve done more damage to ISIS than anyone

US President defends decision to withdraw troops from Syria amid reports he made the decision hastily.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/21/2018, 8:43 PM

Trump's bombshell

How will the withdrawal of US troops from Syria affect the region, particularly Israel?Walter Bingham, 12/21/2018, 4:03 PM

'Mattis and I resigned for the exact same reason'

Former Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman reacts to news of resignation of US counterpart, says he has 'complete disconnect' with Netanyahu.Tzvi Lev, 12/21/2018, 11:46 AM

'The Americans have nothing to look for in Syria'

Middle East expert David Bukay says Israel will have to accept the fact that it will not succeed in removing Iran from Syria.Benny Tocker, 12/21/2018, 4:37 AM

Trump, Netanyahu discuss US withdrawal from Syria

President Trump, Prime Minister Netanyahu discuss future cooperation between Israel, US against Iran as US prepares to withdraw from Syria.David Rosenberg, 12/20/2018, 10:41 PM

Report: Israel rejects request to mediate between US and Russia

Russia reportedly asked Israel to 'open the doors' for dialogue with White House over Iran and Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/20/2018, 10:18 PM

Israel to 'intensify' efforts in Syria following US withdrawal

Netanyahu vows to intensify Israeli efforts to force Iran out of Syria after US withdraws forces from country.Marcy Oster, JTA, 12/20/2018, 6:54 PM

'US withdrawal from Syria strengthens Iran'

Former head of the Research Division of IDF Military Intelligence thinks that the move of US is bad for Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/20/2018, 3:22 PM

Rouhani and Erdogan meet following US decision on Syria

Iranian and Turkish leaders meet in Ankara following Trump's decision to pull US troops out of Syria.Tal Polon, 12/20/2018, 1:23 PM

'I hope US continues to focus on Hezbollah's activities'

Ex-US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta speaks with Galei Tzahal about US pullout from Syria and Hezbollah terror tunnels.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/20/2018, 9:59 AM

'We will study implications of US withdrawal from Syria'

Netanyahu says he spoke with Trump about US intention 2 days ago. 'In any event, we will take care to protect the security of Israel.'Tal Polon, 12/19/2018, 7:49 PM

White House confirms US withdrawal from Syria

Trump: 'We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/19/2018, 5:59 PM

US official: The end of ISIS is getting closer

Spokesman for US-led Coalition says fight against ISIS in its last enclave in Syria is "going very well".Ben Ariel, 12/16/2018, 6:06 AM

Erdogan: Turkey to launch operation in Syria in coming days

Turkish president announces Turkey will attack Kurdish militants who are battling ISIS in Syria.Gary Willig, 12/12/2018, 7:16 PM

Syrian media reports about air strike - then denies it

Syrian media report that air defense systems responded to air strike over Damascus. An hour later, denial issued.Elad Benari, 12/10/2018, 2:11 AM

US: Russia helped fabricate Syria chemical attack

United States accuses Russia of helping fabricate a story about chemical weapons used by Syrian rebels.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/7/2018, 10:09 PM

US-led coalition eliminates senior ISIS commander

ISIS commander Abu al-Umarayn, who was involved in beheading of US citizen Peter Kassig, eliminated in air strike in southeastern Syria.Elad Benari, 12/3/2018, 2:06 AM

Report: US-led coalition attacks in Syria

Syrian media says US-led international coalition launched air strikes against army positions south of al-Sekhneh.Elad Benari, 12/2/2018, 11:18 PM

Syria complains to UN against Israel

Syria sends UN Security Council complaints over airstrikes against Iranian targets that were attributed to Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/30/2018, 9:35 PM

'I fled, but I havn't forgotten my people'

Syria from the unique perspective of a hospital director who had to flee the country, but did not stop trying to help the Syrians.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/30/2018, 3:57 PM