An Ancient Inscription Tells of the Original Israelite-Arab Alliance

Feb. 26 2021

While the idea of Israel teaming up with Arab allies to confront an expansionist power east of the Euphrates might sounds like something drawn from today’s headlines, it is in fact what is described on an ancient Assyrian monumental inscription, the Kurkh Stela, about the exploits of King Ashurnasirpal II, who reigned in the 9th century BCE. Ariel David writes:

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More about: Ancient Israel, Archaeology, Assyria, Israel-Arab relations

 

Israel’s Naval Shadow War with Iran Comes Out into the Open

April 9 2021

Wednesday night, Israeli planes struck a weapons depot outside Damascus, reportedly killing three pro-Iran fighters. While such attacks have become both routine and widely known, the IDF has also been fighting the Islamic Republic at sea, a fact only recently brought to public attention because of an explosion on an Iranian military vessel on Tuesday. Ron Ben Yishai explains:

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More about: Iran, Israeli Security, Naval strategy, US-Israel relations