A Syrian Rocket That Landed in the Negev Should Remind the U.S. of the Dangers Posed by Iran

April 23 2021

Early yesterday morning, Bashar al-Assad’s forces launched a surface-to-air missile at an Israeli jet, apparently as it returned from striking Iranian military installations in Syria. While the missile failed to hit its target, Israeli defenses missed theirs, and it landed harmlessly in the northern Negev, setting off air-raid sirens near the nuclear reactor in Dimona. The IDF retaliated by striking Syrian anti-aircraft batteries. To Bobby Ghosh, the incident should be a wake-up call to the Biden administration:

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More about: Iran nuclear program, Israeli Security, Syria, U.S. Foreign policy

Why a Government Victory in Southwestern Syria Is Bad News for Israel

Sept. 17 2021

Last week, Russia negotiated a ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebel forces in the city of Daraa, where the initial protests that sparked the uprising against Bashar al-Assad began. The agreement ended a 75-day assault on the city, located near the country’s southwestern border, by Russian, Iranian, and Syrian forces. Jonathan Spyer explains the significance of these events:

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More about: Golan Heights, Iran, Israeli Security, Russia, Syrian civil war