Hamas Has Found a New Place from Which to Shoot Missiles at Israel

July 21 2021

Early yesterday morning, two rockets were launched into Israel from southern Lebanon, causing no damage. The IDF returned fire. According to most Israeli security experts, the rockets were fired by Hamas operatives—likely working with the imprimatur of Hizballah, which controls the area. The attack appears intended as retaliation for Sunday’s unrest on the Temple Mount, when Muslims responded violently to Jews praying at the site. Yaakov Lappin explains why the terrorist group chose to attack from Lebanon rather than from its normal base of operations in Gaza:

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More about: Hamas, Hizballah, Israeli Security, Lebanon, Turkey

 

Fearing Abandonment by the U.S., the Saudis Look to Russia and China

Sept. 15 2021

Saudi Arabia has been in the news this week because of the recent release of a 2016 FBI report on the role of its subjects in the September 11 terrorist attacks. But there is other, more timely news from the country that the press has largely ignored: a military cooperation agreement concluded last month between Riyadh, a traditional U.S ally, and Moscow, a supporter of the anti-American Iran-Syria axis. Ilan Berman comments:

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More about: Abraham Accords, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, U.S. Foreign policy