(Jerusalem Post, headline, 11/27/17): Report: ISIS, Israel Temporary 'Allies' Against Iran
(11/29/17): Report: Israel, ISIS Interests Aligned Against Iran
(Haaretz online, photo caption, 12/14/16): A member of the Syrian pro-government forces walks holding a Syrian flag in the old city of Aleppo on Dec. 13, 2016 after they captured the area.
(12/14/16): A member of the Syrian pro-government forces walks holding a Palestinian flag in the old city of Aleppo on Dec. 13, 2016 after they captured the area.
(Arutz Sheva, Matt Wanderman, 11/7/15): It was recently revealed that Israel special forces carried out a daring operation to rescue the last Jewish family in the Syrian city of Aleppo. . .
Without how or with whom he coordinated his plans, Kahana set the wheels in motion for the IDF to make another tally in its history of saving stranded Jews, a list that already made its mark in Yemen and Ethiopia.
Once the time came, three soldiers knocked on the family's front door.
: The last Jewish family remaining in the Syrian city of Aleppo has been rescued in a daring operation, it has been revealed, as regime, rebel and Islamic State forces continue fierce battles for control of the city. . . .
Without revealing precisely how or with whom he coordinated his plans, Kahana set the wheels in motion for the latest dramatic rescue of stranded Diaspora Jews by the State of Israel.
Once the time came, three rescuers - whose identities have not been revealed - knocked on the family's front door.
(Haaretz, Zuher Andrawous, Op-Ed, 9/8/15): Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as expected, totally rejected the idea of taking in Syrian refugees, but took pains to remind everyone that Israel has treated more than a thousand wounded Syrians. He only "forgot" to note that his country gets money from the Gulf states for every wounded Syrian.
(9/9/15): Due to an editing error, an article by Zuher Andrawous ("What 'Jewish compassion'?", September 8) contained an unsubstantiated claim that Israel receives payment from Gulf States for treating wounded Syrian nationals.
(Los Angeles Times, Nabih Bulos, 9/12/14): An Al-Qaeda affiliated faction operating in a southern province of Syria freed 45 United Nations peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, U.N. officials said.
(9/15/2014): Golan Heights release: In the Sept. 12 LATExtra section, a Late Briefing item about the release of United Nations peacekeepers by militants in Syria said it took place in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The release occurred on the Syrian side of the Quneitra border crossing.
(CNN, Mohammed Jamjoon, Saad Abedine and Nick Thomson, 9/3/13): Israel, which has long called for al-Assad to step down. . .
(Posted online as of 9/8/13): In 2011, Israeli President Shimon Peres insisted at a news conference that al-Assad "must go," but the comments have been an exception for the Israeli government. In May of 2013, an Israeli defense ministry official specifically denied that Israel had "done anything against Assad and his regime."
(Los Angeles Times, news story with no byline, 10/9/12): Originally from Quneitra in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, [Syrian rebel fighter Hanadi] grew up in the poor Damascus neighborhood of Asali.
(10/12/12): Syrian fighter: An article In the Oct. 9 Section A about a female Syrian rebel fighter said that she was originally from Quneitra in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Quneitra, in the Golan Heights, was captured by Israel in the 1967 war, but has been back in Syrian hands since 1974.
(Atlantic, 2011: Year in Photos, photo caption, 12/7/11): Palestinian protesters infiltrate the Israel-Syria border on May 15, 2011, near the Druze village of Majdal Shams, Israel. Reportedly at least 12 were killed and several injured when IDF soldiers open fired on protesters attempting to cross the Syria-Israel border adjacent to Majdal Shams in Northern Israel.
(12/12/11): Palestinian protesters infiltrate the Israel-Syria border on May 15, 2011, near the Druze village of Majdal Shams, Israel. Reportedly at least 12 were killed and several injured when IDF soldiers opened fire on protesters in several locations along Israel's borders with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza. Four of the 12 were reportedly killed while attempting to cross the Syria-Israel border here, adjacent to Majdal Shams in Northern Israel. (Update: This caption has been clarified to reflect a more accurate accounting of deaths near Majdal Shams.)
(Los Angeles Times, Borzou Daragahi, 11/20/08): "The only explanation for the presence of these modified uranium particles is that they were contained in the missiles dropped from the Israeli planes," the [International Atomic Energy Agency] report [on the bombed Syrian facility] said.
(11/27/08): Uranium particles: A Nov. 20 Section A article about International Atomic Energy Agency reports on Syria and Iran misattributed an explanation for the presence of uranium particles in Syria to the IAEA. The explanation that the modified uranium particles must have been "contained in the missiles dropped from the Israeli planes" was from a Syrian government letter that was quoted by the report.
(New York Times, Douglas Jehl, 8/1/05): The United States has long listed Syria as a sponsor of terrorism, though the State Department's annual report on terrorism notes that the Syrian government has not been implicated in a terrorist act since 1986, when its intelligence service was involved in the attempted bombing of a British Airways passenger jet.
(8/2/2005): An article yesterday about the Bush administration's order for a freeze on assets controlled by two senior Syrian intelligence officials in American financial institutions misidentified the operator of the flight that was the target of an attempted bombing in which Syria was implicated in 1986. It was El Al, not British Airways.
(BBC News Web site, 3/22/04): Hezbollah says the Shebaa Farms area is Lebanese territory, but Israel says the farms are on the Syrian side of the border and so are part of the Golan Heights, which it has occupied since 1967.
(Posted as of 3/25/04): Hezbollah says the Shebaa Farms area is Lebanese territory, but Israel, backed by the UN, says the farms are on the Syrian side of the border and so are part of the Golan Heights, which it has occupied since 1967.
(PBS, "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," Ed Bradley, 5/2/03): The Syrians say the town of al-Qunaitra was laid waste by retreating Israeli forces in 1973, the year the Syrians recaptured it along with around one-third of the Golan Heights.
(5/7/03): A correction before we go with regards to a recent report from Syria. Israel withdrew, not retreated, from the town of Quneitra as part of a formal disengagement agreement. Israel has denied Syrian claims that it destroyed the town.
(New York Times, Alessandra Stanley, 5/7/01): On Monday the pope plans to deliver a prayer for peace at Quneitra, a city on the Golan Heights that was captured by Israel during the June 1967 Arab-Israeli war and destroyed just before the area was returned under a 1974 agreement. Syria has left it ruined as a museum of Israeli aggression.
(5/9/01): An article on Monday about the visit of Pope John Paul II to Syria referred imprecisely to the destruction in the Golan Heights city of Quneitra, where he has since delivered a prayer for peace. The city was captured by Israel during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. It is the Syrians who contend that the Israelis used dynamite and bulldozers to level the town before they left in 1974. Israel says the damage was a byproduct of fighting in the wars of 1967 and 1973.