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The War for the Golan Heights

Remembering the dead lost under Avigdor Ben-Gal’s pivotal battle to hold the Syrian army on the Golan Heights in the 1973 Yom Kippur War

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The Golan Heights and the Depths of Hypocrisy

The ‘norms’ invoked to challenge Israel’s claims to the Golan are selectively applied, totally contradictory, and would actually invalidate Palestinian territorial claims. Other than that, they make perfect sense.

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Time for the U.S. to Recognize Israeli Sovereignty in the Golan Heights

Any Israeli withdrawal to the shores of the Kinneret guarantees a structural instability which, sooner or later, will require American military intervention

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The Syria Switch and the Status of the Golan

After a series of reversals on Syria, U.S. officials suggest they won’t be making any sudden moves, while Israel calls for recognition of sovereignty over the Golan Heights

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Putin’s New Rules for the Golan Heights

The idea of a new status quo in which Iran entrenches itself in Syria while Russia positions itself as an honest broker should be a strategic nightmare for Israel

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Hockey Broadcasting Legend Stan Fischler Retires, Moves to the Golan Heights

As the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights vie for the 2018 Stanley Cup, the man known as The Hockey Maven leaves the sport behind—richer than he found it in 1939

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Was Iran Behind the Recent Violence on the Temple Mount?

The latest campaign against Israel has all the hallmarks of an Islamic Republic operation

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In the Heights

What I found on a weekend trip to the Golan

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Why Ted Cruz Broke With U.S. Foreign Policy to Say Israel Should Keep the Golan Heights

The Texas Senator’s position that Israel should retain the contested territory is a longstanding one, and a reflection of his foreign policy iconoclasm

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Hezbollah Heading for the Golan Heights

How the flare-up on the Israel-Lebanon border may portend a larger conflict

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Two IDF Soldiers Killed Near Lebanon Border

First fatal Hezbollah attack in Israel’s north since 2006 raises questions about deterrence

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Teen Killed by Syrian Forces in Golan Heights

Israel retaliates with airstrikes on nine military targets in Syria

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Israel Launches Airstrikes Against Syria

Retaliation for yesterday’s bombing that injured four IDF soldiers

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In the Golan, Israel Deploys Drones and Steel Fences Against Threats From Syria

At a cost of $75 million, new fortifications stand as physical reminders that peace in the north is further away than ever

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Fiji Will Send 380 Troops to the Golan Heights

Russia’s role in placing the Golan’s newest peacekeepers

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Daybreak: Bombing in Damascus

Plus Philippines may withdraw Golan troops, dropping DSK charges, and more

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Daybreak: Syria Seizes U.N. Border Crossing

Plus Austria withdraws from Golan Heights in response, and more

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Israelis in the Golan Warily Eye the Syrian Border

With Syria on the brink, residents wonder what the future holds

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Hezbollah Offers to Help Syria Recapture the Golan

The Lebanon-based militia also says Syria will give it “game-changing” weapons

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The Golan Heights Chimera

How Israel’s annexation* of the contested border region continues to keep the peace

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Sundown: Suspect in Hit-and-Run Arrested

Plus Syrian rebels capture UN peacemakers in the Golan Heights

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Sundown: Where Will You Be Tomorrow?

Plus Syrian fire hits IDF jeeps near the border between Israel and Syria

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Was Bibi Going to Give the Golan Back to Syria?

An October surprise with some curious timing

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Daybreak: New Unity Government in Israel

Plus Israel’s northern border tense due to Syria, and more in the news

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The Heights

U.S. and Israeli policymakers are yet to acknowledge that their decades-long push to use the Golan to make peace with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a far-fetched dream

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Daybreak: Post-Speech, Bibi Chills Out

Plus, Abbas, Ross, the Druze, and more in the news

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Sundown: Has Obama Lost Mideast Cred?

Plus the real problem with Palin, and more

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Daybreak: Stuxnet Strikes!

Plus new referendum law, anti-Semitism in Britain, and more in the news

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Syriana

Bashar al-Assad has maintained his country’s key position in Mideast politics by drawing out the peace process and turning it into warfare by other means

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