02.28.2017 | 2 Adar, 5777
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No injuries or damage were reported in the attack.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The IDF assesses that the projectile were stray fire resulting from adjacent battles between Assad regime forces and rebels on the Syrian Golan.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,YAAKOV LAPPIN
If confirmed the mortar was fired from Syria, it would be the third shooting into Israel this week.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
The strikes came after a Syrian mortar shell exploded in the northern Golan Heights.
Syrian fire lands on Israeli side of the Golan Heights.
No injuries or damage were reported in the incident.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
“I don’t understand what they’re talking about, it’s laughable,” Mayor abu-Saleh said. Druse in the Golan “don’t serve in the IDF and so far are only receiving from the state.”
It was not immediately clear what the exact target of the strike might have been, but rebels operating in the region say the Lebanese group Hezbollah also has a presence there.
According to a Channel 10 report, a Hezbollah source said his organization flew the drone "as part of an operation against Israel."
According to Iran's Al-Alam's news site, the outlet's Bassam Safadi was arrested at his home and his further whereabouts were unknown.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
According to the terror organization, Netanyahu's pledge demonstrates that the "Zionist movement constantly acts to intervene in Syria's affairs and strives to divide Syria.
Deputy Syrian Foreign Minister says that Syria has never renounced the resistance, and it might use military means to recapture the Golan Heights.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN,HERB KEINON
The most significant threat facing Israel today sits just a few meters from the soldiers of the Armored Brigade's 605th engineering battalion.
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
According to assessments within the Israeli defense establishment, it would make little sense for Hezbollah to strike again.
Monday's incident on the northern border reflects the new reality in which Hezbollah is up to its neck in Syrian fighting.
By YOSSI MELMAN
Waiting for the storm to break: The Heights appear calm as tourists enjoy the end of summer holiday, amid warnings from Hezbollah.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Fires break out in the area as a result of the projectile fire; no injuries reported.
By BEN HARTMAN,JPOST.COM STAFF
Dayan said that it is Israel’s duty to help them since it is in the country’s interest that southern Syria is dominated by an entity supportive of Israel and not jihadist groups.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
"This is not our way" said the leader of Druse community in Israel, while a Druse MK claimed that his community would not "attack or harm even a fly."
The IDF was checking if spillover fire from the Syrian infighting caused the alarms and if any projectiles landed on the Israeli side of the border.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON,REUTERS,YAAKOV LAPPIN
Israel Radio cited Syrian rebel sources as reporting Tuesday that some opposition forces had taken over several hills near Mount Hermon on the Golan Heights.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN,ARIEL BEN SOLOMON,LAHAV HARKOV
The 46th Armored Battalion completes war training in Golan Heights, Jordan Valley
If conflict were to break out, artillery units will have to accompany maneuvering forces over the border rather than provide supporting fire, as they did last summer.
Israel is tracking the events beyond the border, but IDF refuses to respond to foreign reports it has reinforced its presence in the area.
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA,KARINE ROZKOVSKY
Kuwaiti daily quotes Western diplomatic source as saying IDF struck targets in Qalamun Mountain region to prevent a plan that aimed to draw Israel into a war with Syria.
Officer was part of force attempting to evacuate a bulldozer that was stuck; IDF does not return fire following the incident.
By BEN HARTMAN,NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
"The goal is to prepare for a transition from one front to another, and from routine to emergency," a senior source in the 7th Armored Brigade says.
The offensive now under way is unlikely to fundamentally alter the picture on the southern front – where Israel’s goal is to keep both the Iranians and Islamic State as far away as possible.
By JONATHAN SPYER
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
In July, the Afek Oil and Gas firm confirmed the presence of hydrocarbons at the site.
Following a permit discrepancy and backlash from environmental groups, drilling will continue to see if commercially-viable liquid oil is underneath the Golan Heights.
Afek Oil: Drilling is occurring without environmental damage, according to requirements.
By SHARON UDASIN
Since February, Afek has completed drilling at two sites and nearly finished work at a third.
Afek Oil and Gas say findings have so far revealed a ‘very robust oil-bearing strata’
Preliminary results from the company's Ness-3 at which initial analyses indicate the presence of hydrocarbons in the vertical drilling sections.
Comprehensive scientific evaluations required to determine whether the hydrocarbons indicate oil, gas, condensate or none of the above.
Un million de mines antipersonnel se trouvent toujours le long des frontières d’Israël.
Des organisations israéliennes et internationales s’activent pour déminer le terrain
By JUDITH SUDILOVSKY
The United States and the international community have never recognized Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Mother, PM plead for public to attend ceremony for recent immigrant from Ukraine; Corporal Viacheslav Gargay had no other relatives in the country.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
IDF’s Combat Engineering Corps Battalion 603 watches over boundary with Syria from Mount Hermon.
Deputy Minister Oren urges prime minister to raise issue of Golan with US president-elect, Bloomberg reports.
No projectile landing sites have been located in Israeli territory.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,ANNA AHRONHEIM,NOAM AMIR/MAARIV
Driver of light armored vehicle carrying Combat Engineering personnel exits vehicle with grenade in hand; IDF: We do not yet understand the circumstances of this incident.
In hearing on Wednesday, a police representative said Bassem Safadi’s crimes were “severe” and that “he is not a naïve man”.
By BEN HARTMAN
Foreign Ministry director-general Dore Gold explains why Israel is adamantly opposed to the French diplomatic initiative, and why it was essential for Jerusalem to set down a marker on the Golan.
By HERB KEINON
A number of Security Council members had already criticized Netanyahu’s statement last week, which he made when the cabinet held its weekly meeting on the Golan Heights.
By DANIELLE ZIRI,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Sen. Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, counseled Israel to focus more on peace with the Palestinians.
In Moscow meeting, Netanyahu tells Putin the Golan Heights is a red line that must remain a part of Israel
“The conditions under which those territories are ultimately returned should be decided through negotiations between the respective parties," said a State Department spokesman.
According to international law, the status of the Golan Heights and the West Bank are essentially identical.
Would it have been possible to quietly let Washington and Moscow know that in the current reality, and for the foreseeable future, there is no room to talk about relinquishing the Golan?
Netanyahu said that the Golan was an integral part of Israel during antiquity, a fact borne out by the archeological remnants of dozens of synagogues there.
Israel took control of the Golan Heights during the Six Day War, and extended Israeli law to it in 1981, de facto annexing it
PM's comments came during a visit to Golan Height to observe a large scale maneuver of reservists in the Paratroopers Battalion.
The farmers produce around 40,000 tons of apples per year and 3,000 tons of cherries.
Site open to visitors, not yet to skiers.
By YONATAN HILLELI
Winter wonderland, here I come.
By SIVAN AZULAY
Russian airstrikes could send ISIS forces towards Israel; Syrian regime could also retake areas near the border.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN,BEN HARTMAN
Boutique winery prints Israeli flag on tops of bottles set for export to Europe.
For second time in two days apparent errant fire from civil war in Syria lands in Israeli territory.
For second time in two days apparent stray rocket fire from civil war in Syria lands in Israeli territory.
Drill held on Wednesday required more than 10 of IAF’s Yasur transport helicopters.
The defendants, 48-year-old Bashira Mahmoud and 21-year-old Amal Abu Salah, can be seen in video of the attack beating and stoning one of the wounded Syrian men.
The detonations were carried out by IEOD, an Israeli firm that won the tender issued by the Defense Ministry.
Druse living under Israeli rule in the Golan Heights believe that some of the Syrians being treated at Israeli hospitals are Nusra Front gunmen.
Education Minister Naftali Bennett spoke at the Herzliya Conference on Sunday afternoon.
By HAYAH GOLDLIST-EICHLER
In the clip, the tank is seen tilting on its side as it descends on a steep incline before finally landing on its turret. Nobody was injured as a result of the accident.
Emergency teams treat the injured on the scene before evacuating them to Rambam Hospital in Haifa.
The soldier, who serves in an infantry combat unit, will be charged by an IDF tribunal with passing secret information and harming national security.
According to the Jewish Agency, there are about 20 Jews living in the Syrian capital of Damascus.
Installation of overhead power lines in the area pose a serious threat to the Hula Valley, which has become an international beacon for ecotourism
The project involves three years of exploration for conventional oil, north of Nahal El Al near Moshav Natur, a former kibbutz on the southern Golan Heights.
As many as 100,000 landmines laid during the 1950s and 1960s are estimated to be found in the Golan Heights; officer's condition unknown.
A strike against Hezbollah on the Golan might prove to have been a miscalculation.
The region is home to more than 20 wineries, from the smallest family boutique wineries to the largest commercial ones.
By MEITAL SHARABI
The lion’s share of the kibbutz’s income is from agriculture and the beef industry.
The high region that ascends from the eastern side of the lake is the southern part of the Golan Heights, but what most people usually miss is exploring the treasures on this lovely plateau.
By ITSIK MAROM
Meet chef Guy Ben-Simhon, who grew up in the restaurant industry and, together with his wife, founded charming French bistro and tzimmer Villa Vi.
By MIRIAM KRESH
Despite some reservations, the agreement does provide hope for at least some lessening of the bloodshed and lowering of the flames.
The chief coordinator of Syria's main opposition bloc: "The Golan is Syrian land and it will be returned to Syria."
At least 18 people were killed, among them the leader of the Revolutionary Command Council in Quneitra and Golan, in a village near the town of Quneitra.
"As we commemorate Kuntar, we must revive the spirit of sacrifice," Hezbollah leader says.
Fred Hof, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's special representative on Syria, writes in 'Politico' that in early 2011 it seemed possible to pull Syria out of Iran's orbit.
IDF strikes in response to stray cross-border fire by the Syrian military due to internal battles raging with rebels on the Syrian side of the border.
The IDF says it had retaliated against rockets that hit an Israeli village near the Lebanese border on Thursday afternoon, setting off fires but causing no casualties.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
Spokesman for Revolutionary Command Council in Quneitra and Golan details struggle of rebels near Israeli border.
Israel hospital treating peacekeeping forces injured from apparent stray fire from Syrian civil war.
An encounter in March allegedly left al-Baghdadi mortally wounded, allowing Abdul Rahman al-Sheijlar, also called Abu Ala Afri to succeed him.
Several northern residents were allegedly transferring information about IDF movements along the Syrian border.
No one knows who built it - some think it might have been a nomadic civilization that settled the area. Or, there could be an astrological significance.
Journey included hearing personal accounts of conflict from IDF veterans.
Netanyahu’s request for the US to recognize Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights represents a bold move that would help accomplish several American objectives in the Middle East
By MATTHEW R.J. BRODSKY
Investment in the Golan does not have to come at the expense of investment in other parts of the country, but even if it does, now is the time.
By YAAKOV KATZ
UN peacekeepers in the Golan, a few of whom I met and chatted with, look like they are holidaying while in Israeli territory. Their unfortunate comrades over in Syria were kidnapped by jihadis.
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
By bringing his cabinet to the Golan and declaring loud and clear that Israel will never give it up, Netanyahu brought the issue into the US election campaigns.
By JULIO MESSER
War in Syria – and Israeli efforts to ensure it does not spread to the Golan and West Bank are set to continue.
The Golan Heights represents high strategic and moral ground for Israel, but Israel has been afraid to say this for years.
By DAVID M. WEINBERG
Last week, two “projectiles” landed in the Golan Heights.
By BRIAN SCHRAUGER