Israeli and Syrian troops exchanged fire across their tense cease-fire line in the Golan Heights on Tuesday, prompting an Israeli threat that Syria’s leader will “bear the consequences” of further escalation and raising new concerns that the civil war there could explode into a region-wide conflict.
British physicist Stephen Hawking will not attend an upcoming international conference in Israel to show solidarity with Palestinians calling for a boycott of the event with Israeli academics.
Israeli warplanes struck areas in and around the Syrian capital Sunday, setting off a series of explosions as they targeted a shipment of highly accurate, Iranian-made guided missiles believed to be on their way to Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group, officials and activists said.
Israeli officials confirmed Saturday the country’s air force carried out a strike against Syria and say it targeted a shipment of advanced missiles bound for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
A dovish Israeli opposition lawmaker says the U.S. should not force new talks with the Palestinians because Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not sincere about signing a peace deal.
Gov. Martin O’Malley’s office is announcing a new Maryland/Israel Development Partnership.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said Wednesday that he is considering making a run for the White House in 2016 and will likely make a decision later this year.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday the United States and Israel see “exactly the same” threat from Iran, but differ on when it may reach the point of requiring U.S. or Israeli military action.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is wrapping up a 24-hour visit to Istanbul with talks aimed at improving ties between Turkey and Israel and pushing ahead with Mideast peace efforts.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is scheduled to make a trade mission to Israel and Jordan.
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