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.
U.S. officials have confirmed to CBS News that Israel has launched an airstrike into Syria, apparently targeting a suspected weapons site.
Former Israeli Ambassador: President’s Israel Visit ‘To Correct The Wrong Of Obama’s First-Term Relationship’
In a trip to renew a close relationship with the Israeli leadership and public, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Itamar Rabinovich called President Obama’s Middle East visit a “success,” setting the stage for future negotiations.
Israel and the U.S. on Monday carried out a successful test of the next-generation Arrow 3 missile defense system, for the first time sending an interceptor into outer space, where it could destroy missiles fired from Iran.
While the death toll from the Israel-Gaza conflict has mounted, Hezbollah has offered quiet words of encouragement to the Palestinians, pledging support and calling on Arab states to send them weapons to fight Israel. But beyond that, the Lebanese militant group appears to be staying firmly on the sidelines.