Tag Archive for Lebanon

Intimidated by Israeli presence, Lebanese army chief ditches U.S. Defense Conference

At the last moment the Lebanese Army chief, who’s already in Washington D.C., decides to boycotts a major conference of chiefs of staff from NATO + US allies, due to the attendance of Gadi Eizenkot, the IDF Chief of Staff.

By Elad Benari


Lebanon’s chief of staff, Gen. Joseph Aoun, boycotted a major conference of chiefs of staff hosted by the United States, which was attended by IDF Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot.

Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

The conference was held at the beginning of the week in Washington, Haaretz reported. Although Aoun did not attend, army heads from other Arab countries like Egypt and Jordan, which have peace treaties with Israel, as well as Saudi Arabia, which doesn’t, did participate in the event, the newspaper noted. Continue Reading »

U.S. envoy to U.N. vows to “seek significant improvements” to UNIFIL


U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Nikki Haley stressed how United Nations’ forces must do more to prevent the acquisition and distribution of illegal weapons, which are “almost entirely in the hands of Hezbollah terrorists.”

By Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff


U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Monday urged the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon to step up efforts to prevent the spread of illegal weapons in southern Lebanon, which she said “are almost entirely in the hands of Hezbollah terrorists.”

Haley made clear in a statement that the United States is seeking “significant improvements” to the force, known as UNIFIL, when the U.N. Continue Reading »

BDS targets Lebanon, bans Wonder Woman cinema screening, not DVDs, downloads


Answering demands of BDS activists, Lebanese authorities banned the new Wonder Woman premiere Wednesday, just a few hours before its scheduled screening in Beirut.
– WATCH: WONDER WOMAN Comic-Con Trailer

By Charles Gardner


Lebanese authorities banned the new Wonder Woman movie Wednesday hours before it was due to premiere in the capital Beirut following a campaign against its lead actress, Gal Gadot, who served in the Israeli army, a security official and activists said.

A premiere scheduled for Wednesday was cancelled at the last minute as the ban began to take hold.

Lebanon is officially at war with Israel aas the two countries have faced off in a number of wars the latest in 2006 which left much of the Lebanese infrastructure battered and left hundreds dead. Continue Reading »

Lebanon Bans Wonder Woman, Starring Israeli IDF Veteran, Gal Gadot

BDS in Lebanon succeeded in banning the movie staring ex-IDF soldier Gal Gadot.

Arutz Sheva staff

On Tuesday, the Lebanese Ministry of Economy and Commerce announced that it has sent a letter to the state’s general-security administration to take steps to prevent the screening of the film “Wonder Woman,” which stars Israeli actress Gal Gadot, according to Yediot Ahronot.

Gal Gadot – Photo: Selfie/Facebook

The campaign against Wonder Woman began in April, when the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement sent a letter to the ministry’s Office for Boycott of Israel in the Lebanese Economic Ministry. It was noted that Gadot is the former beauty queen of Israel, who served in the IDF and publicly supported 2014’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.

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Report: Lebanon arrests Iraqi suspected of spying for Israel


Since Lebanon and Israel are technically ‘at war’, over 100 people in Lebanon have been arrested since 2009 on suspicion of collaborating with the Jewish State, including Mansour Diab, a Lebanese officer who was convicted & sentenced to 20 years in prison for spying for Israel.

By The Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff


Lebanon’s state-run news agency is reporting that security forces have detained an Iraqi citizen who was allegedly spying for Israel.

The National News Agency said in the Saturday report that the Iraqi citizen confessed that he was recruited by an arm of the Israeli Defense Ministry to gather information about the Lebanese army and certain personalities in Lebanon. Continue Reading »

Warring Palestinians in Lebanon turn refugee camp into war-zone, 10 dead, 50 injured


Israel Defense Minister:  World’s hypocrisy and double standard seen again as Lebanese Army allows ongoing clashes between religious militants and Palestinians in the middle of Ein el Hilweh, causing death, devastation and scores injured.

By Roi Kais and Itay Blumentha


Approximately 10 people were killed and 50 wounded in ongoing confrontation in the Ein El Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon between Palestinian factions and Islamists affiliated with the Salafi movement. Recently, an attempt was made to reach a cease-fire, and now the person who heads an armed group and is affiliated with the Salafis is being pursued.

Under the Cairo agreement signed in the early 1970s, the Lebanese army does not enter the Palestinian refugee camps. Continue Reading »

Lebanon constructs ‘security wall’ around Palestinian refugee camp to isolate violence


This week Lebanese authorities began construction on an ‘isolation wall’ to encompass the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp following a wide range of “security concerns.”


The first blocks of an isolation wall were erected around the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon this week, as a plan to build ‘security’ wall and watchtowers around Ain al-Hilweh came into effect.

The security wall forms part of an agreement between Palestinian factions and the authorities in Lebanon in attempt to contain recent confrontations between Palestinians inside the camp and the Lebanese army, Lebanese and Palestinian officials claim. Continue Reading »

UPDATE: IAF Reportedly Destroyed Hezbollah Weapons Caches in Syria


Israel’s newly appointed Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman goes right to it, if Syrian newspaper claims that Israel launched an airstrike against Hezbollah targets are credible.
• Lebanese army discovers camouflaged surveillance device on mountain, but unclear whether it was planted by Israel or not.

By Roi Kais and Liad Osmo


The Syrian website ‘Zaman Al Wasl,’ which identifies with the opposition forces, quoted a military official from the Syrian regime who claimed that the Israel Air Force had carried out an airstrike against military targets close to a village 13 kilometers north of Homs.

According to the claims, the attack took place two days ago after midnight during which the IAF took out Hezbollah weapons caches in areas also containing antennas for Syrian radar systems, in addition to an air defense battalion that secures the area. Continue Reading »

Israel Worried ‘Detained’ Vulture in Lebanon May Be Executed As ‘Mossad Spy’


A captured griffon vulture by residents from the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil, suspect it to be a Mossad spy for Israel since it has an Israeli ID tag & a GPS transmitter.  

By Erez Erich, AFP


The Nature and Parks Authority said Tuesday that a vulture from one of its reserves had been captured on suspicion of espionage in neighboring Lebanon after flying across the border.

The vulture that was captured in Lebanon – Photo: bintjbeil.org

Members of the Israeli public phoned the Nature and Parks Authority to alert it to Facebook reports and pictures of a vulture with an Israeli identification ring and location transmitter captured by residents of the south Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil. Continue Reading »

IDF artillery battery hits targets in Lebanon in response to earlier Katyusha rocket fire on Israel


IDF official said that it sees “the Lebanese army as responsible for activities in Lebanon & will continue to act against any attempt to harm Israeli sovereignty & the security of its citizens.”



The IDF attacked targets in southern Lebanon with artillery fire on Sunday evening in response to earlier rocket fire from the country on Israeli communities in the western Galilee.

Israeli soldiers and trucks are seen from southern Lebanon, as a Hezbollah flag flutters.- Photo: REUTERS

The IDF stated earlier that three rockets were believed to have fallen in open territory in the North. Continue Reading »

Hezbollah fires 3 rockets in Israel’s Galilee in retaliation for alleged IAF airstrike in Syria


Shortly after activation of ‘Color Red’ warning sirens, residents in the Western Galilee, Nahariya & other towns & villages along the border, heard sounds of distant explosions.

By i24news


At least three rockets struck northern Israel Sunday evening after an incoming rocket siren were activated.

There were no reports of any damage or injuries.

Shortly after the sirens, residents in the Western Galilee and other towns and villages along the border heard sounds of explosions.

Lebanese media saying reported that Katyusha rockets had been fired towards Israel. One was fired from al-Hinniyeh near the village of Sur and two others were fired from Tal al-Maaliyeh in southern Lebanon. Continue Reading »

Israel Keeps 7-Year Promise: Freed Hezbollah Child-Killer Snuffed

7 years after being freed in prisoner exchange with Hezbollah, terrorist Samir Kuntar was killed in what Lebanon claims to have been an Israeli air strike.

By Israel Today Staff


Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Wednesday that a suspected Israeli Air Force (IAF) strike on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights had eliminated the notorious terrorist Samir Kuntar, along with four other militants loyal to the regime of dictator Bashar Assad.

Notorious terrorist Samir Kuntar in Hezbollah ‘Nazi’ salute

Kuntar was captured and jailed by Israel in 1979 after he led a terrorist infiltration team from Lebanon to the Israeli coastal town of Nahariya, where he killed a police officer before dragging an Israeli father and his four-year-old daughter down to the beach and brutally executing them. Continue Reading »

“Hamas cannot conquer the Negev & Hezbollah cannot take the Galilee”

Despite the level of bravado from Iranian Generals or Hezbollah leaders, Israel’s enemies today are far weaker now than the armies of 1967, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi opines.

By Tova Dvorin


The threat level Hezbollah poses against Israel has been overhyped, former IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. (res.) Gabi Ashkenazi stated Wednesday – despite a recent IDF simulation predicting some 1,500 rockets on Israeli citizens per day.

Hezbollah military parade – Reuters

“Hamas cannot conquer the Negev and Hezbollah cannot take the Galilee,” Ashkenazi stated at a ceremony for Kineret Academic College in Tel Aviv.

Ashkenazi also opined that Israel’s enemies are, if anything, weaker than they were in 1967.

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Deterring Hezbollah: Former IDF deputy Chief-of-Staff shares his vision for Israel’s security

“The moment Hamas’s survival was not under threat, it was not concerned with how many casualties it sustained, or how many it inflicted on us. Its only aim was to reach its [political] goals.” so… ‘Israel must make it clear to Hezbollah, that if war erupts, their leaders will have to flee Lebanon to stay alive.’

Former IDF deputy Chief-of-Staff, Maj.-Gen. (res.) Yair Naveh



Can semi-state terrorist enemies like Hamas and Hezbollah be effectively deterred? This question is at the heart of a central debate raging inside Israel’s defense establishment.

The answers that defense chiefs come up with will affect the security of every Israeli. Continue Reading »

Hezbollah under intense criticism in Lebanon

Senior Lebanese government officials claim Nasrallah is dragging the country into another war in Israel.
March 14 Alliance leader
:‘Nasrallah has no right to implicate the Lebanese people in his battle with Israel.’

By Roi Kais


While some in Tripoli and in Beirut’s Dahieh suburb, a Hezbollah stronghold, fired shots of jubilation into the air, celebrating Hezbollah’s Wednesday attack on Mt. Dov, senior officials in Lebanon were quick to accuse Hassan Nasrallah’s organization of trying to drag the country into another war with Israel.

Celebrations of the attack in Beirut’s Dahieh suburb – Photo: Reuters

“Where is the interest of Lebanon if it gets dragged into a war with Israel, when Israel is the one that needs it?” Continue Reading »