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Israel, which has often struck Syrian army locations during its neighbor's seven-year civil war, has neither confirmed nor denied mounting the raid.
Jerusalem remains concerned that the US and its partners are turning a blind eye to Iran's attempts to entrench itself in the country.
Not tolerating chemical weapons is an important statement, but from Israel’s position does not go far enough.
While US President Donald Trump has made a bold decision in ordering the airstrike on Syria following the chemical attack, what policy, if any, stands behind the move?
By MICHAEL WILNER
Was Ivanka behind her father's big move?
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The first two months of Trump's presidency passed with little said about Assad's government.
Five dozen Tomahawk missiles hit Assad regime air field in response to sarin gas attack • Moscow: Serious blow to relations with US coalition
Chemical warfare repeatedly failed those in the past who unleashed it, and Syria will ultimately be no different.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Trump: "These heinous acts by the Assad regime cannot be tolerated."
The United States has blamed the administration of Syrian President Bashar Assad for the attack.
Under the last five years of Assad's presidency, since an uprising first took root in Daraa in March of 2011, between 250,000 and 370,000 have been killed.
"This is a pretty strong indication they have been lying about what they did with sarin," one diplomatic source said.
According to the Jeddah-based 'Okaz' daily newspaper, Syria's Intelligence services have alerted various Alawite families to arrive in Latakia within 48 hours.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
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