ADF member recovering after Israel-Lebanon border blast

March 31, 2024 by  
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An Australian Defence Force member is recovering after being seriously injured in an explosion in southern Lebanon while on a peacekeeping mission. Read more

Hamas is weakening, but the campaign against it will be lengthy

January 24, 2024 by  
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While the Israel Defence Forces is gaining ground against Hamas by the day, destroying it as a military force will take time, according to former IDF officers. Read more

Israel bombards Gaza after Hamas deputy’s killing

January 4, 2024 by  
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Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Israeli army have made statements suggesting the two avowed enemies wanted to avoid risking the further spread of war beyond the Gaza Strip after a drone strike killed a Palestinian Hamas deputy leader in Beirut. Read more

Hezbollah fights a war of attrition on Israel’s terms

December 28, 2023 by  
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Israeli air strikes in Lebanon are exacting a heavy price on Hezbollah for its rocket fire, forcing the terror group into a war of attrition being fought on Israel’s terms. Read more

Israeli operations in Gaza continue as Hamas fires from schools, mosque

December 10, 2023 by  
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Israel Defence Forces troops continued to operate deep inside the Gaza Strip on Saturday as fighter jets struck Hamas assets across the Palestinian enclave. Read more

Israel warns Lebanon as cross-border hostilities spike

November 13, 2023 by  
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Israel says it is poised to impose quiet on the Lebanese front after hostilities spiked, with Hezbollah wounding civilians in a cross-border missile attack and the Israeli air force bombing sites linked to the Iranian-backed group. Read more

Iran is helping Hamas with intelligence and incitement

October 26, 2023 by  
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Iran is assisting Hamas by supplying it with intelligence and is also boosting anti-Israel incitement worldwide, Israel Defence Forces Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari stated on Wednesday morning, day 19 of Israel’s war against the terror organization. Read more

Conflict escalates on Lebanese front

October 10, 2023 by  
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Israel’s third day of fighting terror escalated on Monday as a group of Lebanese infiltrators were killed in northern Israel, prompting air strikes on positions in Southern Lebanon. Read more

IDF blows up Hezbollah outpost after Mount Dov shelled from Lebanon

October 8, 2023 by  
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The Israel Defence Forces blew up a Hezbollah tent on Sunday morning that the Lebanese terror group provocatively set up in Israeli territory in April. Read more

Hamas rocked by Israeli spy penetrating its highest ranks

October 5, 2023 by  
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An Israeli intelligence agent successfully infiltrated the upper echelons of Hamas in Lebanon, sending shockwaves through the terror organization and causing significant embarrassment. Read more

Hezbollah beats war drums as UN meets to renew peacekeepers’ mandate

August 31, 2023 by  
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With the UN Security Council due to meet on Wednesday to renew the mandate of a peacekeeping force along the Israel-Lebanon border, Hezbollah has raised its rhetoric in opposition to certain changes under discussion. Read more

Iran is stepping up pressure on its proxies to join forces against Israel

May 17, 2023 by  
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Heavy Iranian pressure on Hamas, Hezbollah and Palestinian Islamic Jihad to establish a “joint operational mechanism” to coordinate activities against Israel is reportedly causing internal divisions among the Iranian proxies. Read more

Israel hits Gaza as Netanyahu vows enemies will pay

April 7, 2023 by  
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Israeli jets have hit sites in Lebanon and Gaza in retaliation for rocket attacks it blames on the Islamist group Hamas as tensions following police raids on the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem this week threaten to spiral out of control.
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Pre-Purim portents

February 24, 2023 by  
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Rosh Chodesh Adar (the new month of Adar) has arrived, and that means Purim is not far away. Read more

Hezbollah chief threatens Israel offshore gas fields in North

October 25, 2021 by  
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Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Hasan Nasrallah warned Israel against developing the gas fields in its maritime border zone in the north before agreeing on the exact border demarcation with Lebanon. Read more

Following release of Hezbollah terrorists who fired rockets at Israel, Israeli envoy demands UNSC denounce Lebanese government

August 15, 2021 by  
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Following the rocket attack from Lebanon into Israel last week, and following the quick release of the four Hezbollah terrorists who were responsible for shooting the rockets by the Deputy Attorney General of the Lebanese Government, Israel’s Ambassador to the US and the United Nations Gilad Erdan blasted the decision in a letter to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and the Security Council. Read more

Gantz says Lebanon crisis is “devastating”

August 11, 2021 by  
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Israel’s Minister of Defence Benny Gantz toured IDF Northern Command has conducted a situation assessment with the senior commanders following which he was then briefed in the northern town of Shlomi. Read more

Israeli Envoy Rejects UN Secretary-General’s ‘Moral Equivalency’ Between Israel and Hezbollah

August 9, 2021 by  
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Israeli Ambassador to the US and United Nations Gilad Erdan did not mince words when he rejected UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s statements on the recent Hezbollah attack on Israel’s north, in which he called on “all parties” for restraint. Read more

Following Hezbollah attack in north, Israeli envoy warns of ‘havoc and destruction’ in Lebanon

August 8, 2021 by  
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Israel’s Ambassador to the US and the United Nations Gilad Erdan sent an urgent letter to the Security Council and the UN Secretary-General in which he strongly condemned Hezbollah’s rocket attack from Lebanon into Israel, which he said is in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701 that was intended to resolve the 2006 Second Lebanon War. Read more

IDF renews retaliatory strikes on terror targets in southern Lebanon

August 6, 2021 by  
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Israeli fighter jets struck terror sites in Lebanon early on Thursday, renewing Israel’s retaliatory measures following a rocket strike against Israel’s north on Wednesday. Read more

Iranian dissidents visit Israel

July 23, 2021 by  
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A group of six Iranian Muslim dissidents and activists who had never been to Israel before visited “Parag,” an Israel Defence Forces (IDF) military post near the border with Lebanon yesterday.

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Police thwart weapons smuggling worth millions from Lebanon to Israel

July 11, 2021 by  
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A police Special Forces unit thwarted the smuggling of 43 weapons from Lebanon into Israel, the largest weapons smuggling attempt in recent years, worth about NIS 2,700,000 (A$1.1m), the police stated Saturday night. Read more

After 21 years, Israel honours South Lebanon Army troops

July 5, 2021 by  
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Twenty-one years after the IDF withdrew from the security zone in south Lebanon and after the South Lebanon Army (SLA) disbanded, the state of Israel inaugurated a memorial dedicated to the soldiers of the SLA. Read more

How will we know who won the war?

May 24, 2021 by  
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Maybe one day, we will discover that the impetus for Hamas’s latest onslaught against Israel wasn’t the pending Israeli Supreme Court decision about whether or not to respect the property rights of Jewish landlords in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood.

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Israel pans EU’s report on Lebanon that fails to mention Hezbollah

December 9, 2020 by  
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Israel “regrets” that the European Union (EU) Foreign Affairs Council’s conclusions on Lebanon “failed to mention” the Hezbollah terrorist organization, which “serves the interests of the Ayatollahs in Iran at the expense of the people of Lebanon.” Read more

Despite tensions, Israel offers aid to Lebanon in wake of disaster

August 5, 2020 by  
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Israel has officially offered humanitarian aid to Lebanon in wake of the massive explosion that wreaked havoc in the centre of the city, despite the tensions between the two countries. Read more

Is Hezbollah interested in a wide-scale conflict with Israel?

In light of threats from Hezbollah to retaliate over the death of one of its members in Syria last week, the Israel Defense Force has sent reinforcements to its northern border including advanced fire capabilities, intelligence collection systems and special operational units. Read more

Nabih Berri’s grotesque antisemitism

June 2, 2019 by  
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In a puff piece on Nabih Berri, the speaker of the Lebanese parliament, published on the occasion of his 80th birthday last year, the broadcaster France 24 headlined its profile, “The Great Survivor of Lebanese Politics.” Read more

ABC only looks at one side of Lebanese border wall

November 27, 2018 by  
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Australia’s national broadcaster ABC News has reported from the Lebanese border where Israel is constructing a security wall. Read more

Postponing the inevitable again

November 16, 2018 by  
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If ever you needed an example of how misguided appeasement inevitably makes a situation worse, the current terror from Gaza is the perfect proof…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

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