Israel has long warned about the strong footprint left by the Iranians in Syria and neighboring Iraq.
Jordan played a key role in deal that concerns Israel and shows Washington is playing a new role in southern Syria.
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman had stern words for Syria after spillover from the Syrian Civil war landed in Israeli territory for the fifth time in one week.
Arab media reported Israel airstrike against Hezbollah weapons depot near Damascus International Airport overnight.
While there are few doubts about the IAF's ability to prevail strikes like Thursday night's, what comes next?
Oleg Syromolotov made this statement in an exclusive interview with the 'Post,' and also said that he understood Israel's concern that Hezbollah will remain in Syria and pose a long-lasting threat.
Lebanon has worked out a complicated system to include the three major religious groups in the country in its political process: Shia Muslims, Sunni Muslims, and Maronite Christians.
Such countries say that the threat from Islamic State has made Assad the lesser of two evils, seeing a need to re-engage with Damascus as a potential ally against the extremists.
Pressed on Iran's involvement in the conflict in 'Foreign Affairs' interview, Assad denies manipulation but does not answer allegations of Iranian missile facilities in Syria.
Source close to Shi'ite group's leadership tells Kuwaiti daily <i>A-Rai</i> that goal of IAF strike was "to send a message."