Israel Political Brief May 20, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu: We’ll continue to halt Syrian arms transfers

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Netanyahu: We’ll continue to halt Syrian arms transfers

Source: The Times of Israel, 5-20-13

Amid escalating rhetoric between Jerusalem and Damascus in the wake of reported Israeli airstrikes in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Sunday to continue to act to prevent advanced weaponry from being transferred to Lebanese terror….READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief May 5, 2013: Second weekend airstrike on Syrian target blamed on Israel

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Second weekend airstrike on Syrian target blamed on Israel

Source: JTA, 5-5-13

An airstrike on a military research center in Syria, the second attack on Israel’s northern neighbor in three days, is being blamed on Israel….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief May 5, 2013: Intelligence official in Mideast confirms Israel has launched 2nd Syria airstrike

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Intelligence official in Mideast confirms Israel has launched 2nd airstrike 

Source: Washington Post, 5-5-13

Intelligence official in Mideast confirms Israel has launched 2nd airstrike this week in Syria….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief May 4, 2013: Israel bombs Hezbollah-bound missiles in Syria: official

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Israel bombs Hezbollah-bound missiles in Syria: official

Source: Reuters, 5-4-13

Lacking a side to support in its northern neighbor’s civil war, and worried about inadvertently fuelling escalation, Israel has exercised restraint. Its government did not formally confirm Friday’s air strike, which was disclosed to Reuters….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief February 13, 2013: Israeli UN ambassador Ron Prosor to European Union: Hezbollah exists to commit terror

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Israel to EU: Hezbollah exists to commit terror

Source: Jerusalem Post, 2-13-13

At a UN Security Council discussion on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, Israel’s ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor on Tuesday renewed his call for Hezbollah to be designated a terrorist organization by the European Union….READ MORE

Full Text Israel Political Brief February 5, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Statement on the Investigation into the Terrorist Bombing in Wake of the Bulgarian Government Announcement

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PM Netanyahu’s Statement on the Investigation into the Terrorist Bombing in Wake of the Bulgarian Government Announcement

Source: PMO, 2-5-13

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Prime Minister Netanyahu, issued the following statement in wake of the Bulgarian government’s announcement regarding the 18 July 2012 terrorist bombing in Burgas:

“I would like to thank the Bulgarian Government for its thorough and professional investigation of the 2012 terrorist attack in Burgas in which six innocent civilians – five Israelis and one Bulgarian – were murdered.

The Bulgarian findings announced today are clear: Hezbollah was directly responsible for the atrocity. There is only one Hezbollah. It is one organization with one leadership.

This is yet a further corroboration of what we have already known, that Hezbollah and its Iranian patrons are orchestrating a worldwide campaign of terror that is spanning countries and continents.

The attack in Burgas was only one of a series of recent terrorist operations against civilians in Thailand, Kenya, Turkey, India, Azerbaijan, Cyprus and Georgia. All this is happening in parallel to the deadly support given by Hezbollah and Iran to the murderous Assad regime in Syria.

The attack in Burgas was an attack on European soil against a member country of the EU. We hope that the Europeans draw the necessary conclusions as to the true character of Hezbollah.”

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Israel Political Brief February 5, 2013: Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu: Bulgaria Bomb Probe Bares Hezbollah Terror

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Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu: Bulgaria Bomb Probe Bares Hezbollah Terror

Source: Jewish Daily Forward, 2-5-13

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Hezbollah and Iran of waging a “global terror campaign”, saying the Burgas bomb was among a series of such attacks carried out in Thailand, Kenya, Turkey, India, Azerbaijan, Cyprus and Georgia….READ MORE

Israel Brief August 8, 2012: Israeli Arabs Charged with Smuggling Explosives for Hezbollah

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Israeli Arabs charged with smuggling explosives for Hezbollah

Source: JTA, 8-8-12

Israel has charged eight Israeli-Arab citizens with smuggling explosives into the country for Hezbollah….READ MORE

Full Text Israel Political Brief July 19, 2012: PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Statement About the Terror Attack in Bulgaria

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PM Netanyahu’s Statement About the Terror Attack in Bulgaria

Source: PMO, 7-19-12 

Photo by GPO

Yesterday’s attack in Bulgaria was perpetrated by Hezbollah, Iran’s leading terrorist proxy.  This attack was part of a global campaign of terror carried out by Iran and Hezbollah.  This terror campaign has reached a dozen countries on five continents.  The world’s leading powers should make it clear that Iran is the country that stands behind this terror campaign.  Iran must be exposed by the international community as the premier terrorist-supporting state that it is.  And everything should be done to prevent Iran, the world’s most dangerous regime, from developing the world’s most dangerous weapons.

Israel is a strong country and the people of Israel are a strong people.  We’ll continue to fight against the terrorists and to exact a heavy price from those who support them.

Israel Political Brief July 15, 2012: Hezbollah Operative Arrested in Cyprus Allegedly was Planning Attacks on Israelis

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Hezbollah operative arrested in Cyprus allegedly was planning attacks on Israelis

Source: JTA, 7-15-12

Police in Cyprus reportedly arrested a Lebanese man planning attacks on Israeli tourists….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief June 10, 2012: PM Israel Political Brief June 10, 2012: PM Benjamin Netanyahu Accuses Iran, Hezbollah involved in Syrian ‘slaughter’

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Iran, Hezbollah involved in Syrian ‘slaughter,’ Netanyahu charges

Source: JTA, 6-10-12

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran and Hezbollah of being involved in the “slaughter” of civilians in Syria. “We [see] what is happening in Syria where civilians are simply being slaughtered,” Netanyahu said during Sunday’s regular Cabinet meeting. “We see the horrifying pictures of children and the elderly. This is a slaughter that is being perpetrated not only by the Syrian government. Iran and Hezbollah are helping it, and today the world needs to see this axis of evil: Iran-Syria-Hezbollah — the face of this axis of evil is fully revealed for what it is.”…READ MORE

Israel Marks Five Years since the Second Lebanon War

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Today, Israelis mark five years since the start of the Second Lebanon War in 2006.

Captured Israeli soldiers Sergeant First Class (res.) Eldad Regev and Master Sergeant (res.) Ehud GoldwasserIsraeli Fallen Soldiers Sergeant First Class (res.) Eldad Regev and Master Sergeant (res.) Ehud Goldwasser. Source jfedsrq.org.

On July 12, 2006, Hezbollah terrorists killed three Israeli soldiers during an attack on an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) vehicle patrolling within Israeli territory alongside the Israel-Lebanon border. Two of the soldiers killed were taken into captivity by Hezbollah, whose attack instigated the outbreak of the Second Lebanon War—during which Israel significantly impaired Hezbollah’s military capabilities.

The war lasted 34 days and ended with the signing of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701. Although a partner to the resolution, Hezbollah has directly violated UN Resolution 1701—rearming and strengthening itself with weapons and training from the Syrian and Iranian regimes. Five years later, Hezbollah has returned to full, routine militant activity in southern Lebanon.

The IDF has produced an infographic presenting Hezbollah’s gross violations of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701. The resolution calls for Hezbollah to remain disarmed and bans paramilitary activity south of the Litani River. Hezbollah has blatantly disregarded UN Res. 1701, for example, in September 2010 Hezbollah operatives were caught transferring weapons from a weapons storage facility to a mosque in a neighboring village, following an explosion at the site.

 

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