October 01, 2015

Middle East News: Russian airstrikes in Syria target rebel groups and more

Igal HechtIsrael Correspondent

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas spoke at the UN on Wednesday demonstrating a new level of tensions with Israel as he declared his people were no longer bound by agreements with Israel, including the Oslo Peace Accords PLUS;

* Islamic State is gaining ground on the Syrian-Israeli-Golan border as moderate rebels retreat while Russian airstrikes on Wednesday and Thursday targeted rebel groups in central and northern Syria;

* Reuters is reporting that hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria in the last ten days and will soon join government forces and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies;

* Israeli cancer treatment takes top prize at M.I.T. as students from Ben Gurion University developed a treatment that may prevent the harmful effects of chemotherapy.


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commented 2015-10-09 00:21:43 -0400
Did not the moderate Syrian opponents of President Assad sell an American aid worker to ISIS so that ISIS could behead him on video? Are they not the ones who keep loosing their US taxpayer funded weapons to other groups? What does the USA have against Assad anyway? Oh yeah, he would call out his troops at Christmas time to protect the Syrian Christians. Wow, that was really evil.
commented 2015-10-02 10:03:11 -0400
If Israel really had a leg to stand on in this conflict, they’d have sent IDF in to take out Assad themselves, Canada would’ve sent troops in flying the Canadian flag… Not secretly funding jihadi mercenaries under the guise of this “Arab Spring” coup BS.

Fuming pissed that my hard-earned tax-dollars were used in this filth. Blame Obama all you want, the truth is he is but one puppet of many that went along with this demonic globalist plan. Russia should save some bombs for the Bilderberg meeting and George Soros.
commented 2015-10-02 09:57:32 -0400
Israel also supported “moderate rebels” since day one, along with their pals Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

There was a time that Israel was worth supporting and Russia was a communist evil, but those days dried up twenty-five years ago.

In today’s world, Israel funds terrorism, as does Canada, USA, England, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Turkey… Russia and Assad have been the only ones to make meaningful strides against the build-up of radical Islam.

Israel is high on the list of countries like Saudi Arabia who need the judgement of God to come down upon them. While they do have a right to defend themselves, they do not have a right to our taxdollars, they do not have a right to fund jihadis who’ve killed Christian families in Syria.

Call me “anti-Semetic” or “Islamophobic”, that’ll be the ONLY defense you have to ignore the Truth and justify the evil that has been unleashed upon Syrian Christians.
commented 2015-10-01 21:51:27 -0400
Obama will go down as the worst President ever. Notice how Iran is getting involved. Thanks Obama
commented 2015-10-01 21:11:36 -0400
@ mark macfadzen – one thing you can be sure of – those western backed rebels are as bad as isis – if and when they win – the slaughter will be of biblical proportions.

We are backing the wrong team.
commented 2015-10-01 21:10:26 -0400
If all goes well Putin will dispatch them ALL
commented 2015-10-01 20:15:06 -0400
Israel is being pushed, if the push becomes a shove, Israel will pull the trigger. Then the proverbial sht will hit the fan.
commented 2015-10-01 19:47:11 -0400
Good for defense contractors’ business. ONWARD!!
commented 2015-10-01 19:43:27 -0400
i haven’t seen how the US backed rebels fighting against syria, are not in some way aligned with isis? why would isis fight the rebels, if isis knows if rebels (US backed) make any real inroads, then isis can just just come in and mop up. It just looks like the US is once again on the wrong side of this issue.
commented 2015-10-01 19:36:10 -0400
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and all of his people could end up in Jordan if not careful – after all they live essentially for free inside the borders of Israel.

With isis on the Israeli border soon, perhaps the Palis are gaining a bit of back bone – however I suspect they will not want to lose that nice never ending nest egg provided to them by the UN and the billions f international donations they receive every year.

Watch tensions rise as iranian troops close on the Golan – with Russia backing them.

Obama is about to have his nose rubbed in the deep doo-doo.