Iran reportedly fires missiles at Israel, and Israel strikes back in Syria

Israeli tanks seen near the Israeli-Syrian border, May 10, 2018. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
Israeli tanks seen near the Israeli-Syrian border, May 10, 2018. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

Israeli tanks seen near the Israeli-Syrian border, May 10, 2018. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

(JTA) – Iranian troops reportedly fired a barrage of 20 missiles at Israel, and Israel responded by bombing Iranian military targets in Syria.

The missiles were launched from Syria early Thursday morning. None of them hit Israel. Israel’s missile defence system intercepted four of them, and the rest landed in Syrian territory, according to Israeli news reports. No Israelis were hurt in the attack. [Read more…]

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‘Iran lied big time’ about nuclear program, Netanyahu says in describing secret files

JERUSALEM (JTA) – “Iran lied big time” about the nature of its nuclear program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced.

Netanyahu on Monday evening unveiled copies of half a ton of material that make up part of what he identified as Iran’s secret nuclear files. He first delivered his presentation in English, in an effort to reach the widest possible audience. [Read more…]

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Nikki Haley says Trump would stick to nuclear deal if partners helped crack down on missile violations

Nikki Haley speaking to reporters at U.N. headquarters in New York, March 27, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley speaking to reporters at UN headquarters in New York, March 27, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (JTA) – If partner countries helped crack down on Iranian missile violations, it could persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to sustain the Iran nuclear deal, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said.

Nikki Haley made her remarks on Monday after leading a White House meeting of the 15-member UN Security Council and Trump. [Read more…]

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Netanyahu praises Trump’s ‘brave decision’ on Iran nuclear deal

(JTA) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to refuse to declare Iran in compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal “courageous.”

“It’s a very brave decision, and I think it’s the right decision for the world,” Netanyahu said during an interview with John Dickerson on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday morning. [Read more…]

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