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    In Rare Admission, Israel Takes Responsibility for Attacks in Syria

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    A top Israeli foreign minister has admitted that Israel was involved in recent attacks in Syria, claiming that the attacks were part of a strategic effort against Hezbollah.

    A Syrian state news agency reported on Wednesday that Israel was responsible for bombings that occurred near a military airport in Damascus. Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s Defense Minister, was unwilling to specify which attacks were carried out by the Israeli forces, according to an official statement. The attacks were intended to prevent “advanced weapons, military equipment and weapons of mass destruction” from falling into the hands of Israel’s arch-enemy, Hezbollah, the Times of Israel reported.

    Israeli officials have previously expressed concern that Hezbollah could receive WMDs or chemical weapons from the Syrian regime. Still, Lieberman is hopeful that a peaceful settlement can be reached in nearby Syria, even if he does not expect violence and tensions with Palestinians to stop anytime soon.

    Lieberman stated that he would be open to a peace deal in Syria of any variety, as long as it does not include Iran or Syrian President Bashar Assad. 


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      terryjohnodgersin reply tononyank(Show commentHide comment)
      nonyank, maybe you could ask yourself why that has not been done already?

      Old enemies of Jordan and Egypt are now allied with Israel against Islamic encroachment into the M.E. via Iran's proxy, Hezbollah - a declared terrorist organization and the Palestinian, Hamas, that takes its orders from Iran.

      Your knowledge of M.E. history, as are most on this site, is faulty.
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      terryjohnodgersin reply todatt(Show commentHide comment)
      datt, there are two sides to every story unless of course your own bias prevents you from accessing the Israeli side, and if that is the case, then you demonstrate a closed mind and have become impervious to the TRUTH?
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      terryjohnodgersin reply tomounir.assi(Show commentHide comment)
      mounir.assi, if Hezbollah believes that their cause is righteous then have them come out into the open like true soldiers who fight for a righteous cause instead of behaving like the terrorists and murderers of innocents that they are!
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      terryjohnodgersin reply tokarlof1(Show commentHide comment)
      karlof1, please provide evidence that this is a 'war crime'.
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      ronin reply toterryjohnodgers(Show commentHide comment)
      terryjohnodgers, Humm, I can not think of not even one war crime from Israel.
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      terryjohnodgersin reply toron(Show commentHide comment)
      ron, oh come on ron, try a little harder. I'm sure you can think of just one?
    • Mikhasin reply toterryjohnodgers(Show commentHide comment)
      terryjohnodgers, sorry to burst your choosenite bubble schlomo but I have some news for you and it comes from professor cole. Most of what you are saying is fake here's why:www.juancole.com/2010/03/top-ten-reasons-east-jerusalem-does-not.html
    • Drain the swamp
      Meleikowsky (and Finkelstein) refused to take a DNA test when challenged by a Palestinian professor, who has more or any hebrew DNA at all. The zionist state is a big con, its actually the evil N Caspian khazar kingdom resurfaced in Palestine. All this jew blood and judea and samaria nonsense is part of this fake narrative to fool the dumb goyim like you. Or you could be one of em turkic/slav khazar mongrel dershowitzers fooling us here too !!
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      terryjohnodgersin reply toMikhas(Show commentHide comment)
      Mikhas, what is it with guys like you? Can you not put together your own argument based on what you have taken the time to learn rather than rely on others to be your mouthpiece?

      If you wish to be fair dinkum how about studying up on REAL history instead of parroting someone else's view who also happens to have a political agenda?
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      ptcjmin reply toMikhas(Show commentHide comment)
      Mikhas, a godless capital is no place to live, only for the already dead or zoombies so to say. But as with such parasites they might want other cities to breed in as they have managed in many places.
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      Israel like to inherit the Usa terror state sick !!! Like a back stabber !!!
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      karlof1in reply toterryjohnodgers(Show commentHide comment)
      terryjohnodgers, Shooting missiles into another country without any UNSC mandate to do so breaks the #1 rule of the UN Charter as it's the waging of Aggressive War, not self-defense whatsoever. The Zionists actions differ none from those of the Outlaw US Empire's identical crimes.
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      mounir.assi, your comment got deleted? I have read it and my reply to you is to suggest that you dispense with your hatred against the Jew who is not your real enemy. Your real enemy are those who poison your mind and fill it with the hatred that blinds you to the reality of the TRUTH.
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      terryjohnodgersin reply tokarlof1(Show commentHide comment)
      karlof1, in a sane world you would be right.

      You mention the United Nations, but what do you really think of such a corrupted organization of unelected bureaucrats and failed politicians that is now controlled by the OIC (Organization of Islamic Council)?

      Do you conveniently ignore the above so long as it attacks Israel?

      Israel has been made a pariah - can you give me just one valid reason that stands up to historical scrutiny for this?

      Do you not see reflected in how much of the world now treats the Jew as part of the ongoing and historical scapegoat scenario that uses Judaism as the source for all the world's ills? Have you not bothered to find out why this is so by researching factual history?

      Do you not realize that when there are those who conspire to undermine the West that the greatest decoy from their underhandedness is to blame others, particularly the Jews, to hide their own stealthy deeds?
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      jasin reply toterryjohnodgers(Show commentHide comment)
      terryjohnodgers, Don't worry, Terry. It will soon be illegal in the US to disagree with you.
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      ronin reply toterryjohnodgers(Show commentHide comment)
      terryjohnodgers, You are correct, let me do some more deep research so that I may find something. The only thing I can come up with is NetanYahoo, telling some white lies. Will keep racking me brains to find something.

      This reminds me years ago, I was asked why was Mother Teresa canonized a saint? Then the discussion went to - did she ever do anything out of place? No one could find anything - this is just what I am faced with talking about Israel and NetanYahoo - it will be difficult, if not impossible to find anything which places them in being unfair, rude and without humanity.
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      terryjohnodgersin reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      jas, you mean with Bill HR 6393 - the Intelligence Authorization Act?
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      terryjohnodgersin reply toron(Show commentHide comment)
      ron, well don't give yourself a headache in the process. I can always pick those who only ever run with one side of the story and responders to my comments like you ron, whom it seems, can't even be bothered to give your own title a Capital letter, I know will never put themselves out by investigating both sides of any story and will always be content to parrot the leftist/Islamist narrative whenever it comes to Israel.

      So, you stay sheltered in that little collective box of yours and keep on repeating the lies that promotes so much hatred.
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      ronin reply toterryjohnodgers(Show commentHide comment)
      terryjohnodgers, How did the Jews get such a bad rap?
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      terryjohnodgersin reply toron(Show commentHide comment)
      ron, questions, questions! No doubt you have your own take on that one ron. But, and in a nutshell, let's look back into history a little and at the Roman occupation of Judea and Samaria during the first century. There were sects within the Hebrew social structure called the Sicari and the Zealots, who were a thorn in the Roman side for decades until the Romans decided that they had enough of the uprisings against their rule so took to retaliatory methods that forced much of the Jewish population, even those who were not involved in the insurrection, into slavery, while the remainder were forced to settle into the four corners of the globe.

      Remember, that Rome was converted to Christianity in the third century but much of Roman history including old enmities survived the conversion.

      Then along came Mohammed who made up his 'religion' using much of Hebrew history, writings and belief systems, but included the Jews who spurned his new 'religion' as those to be killed.

      So without knowing it two forces - Western and Middle Eastern and around the seventh century, were unallied in their hatred for the Jew that has never abated but is completely unwarranted.

      But you would already know that if you had bothered to check it out for yourself!
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