Tag Archives: Iran

27Nov/18

Faux retour au calme sur le Golan – interview on the Occurrences in the other side of the Golan heights

 

Avec la reconquête du Sud syrien par l’armée d’Assad, l’Etat hébreu s’inquiète de la présence iranienne à ses portes.

De l’autre côté de la frontière, protégée par une clôture en fer et des tranchées antichars remontant à la guerre israélo-arabe de 1973 (Kippour), le drapeau syrien flotte de nouveau. Quelques mois plus tôt, c’était ceux de groupes rebelles et djihadistes que l’on apercevait au loin. Ici, à Kuneitra, sur la partie du Golan occupée par Israël depuis 1967, qui l’a annexée en 1981, en violation du droit international, nous sommes sur l’unique point de passage entre les deux pays.

Quatre ans après sa fermeture, il a été rouvert, en octobre, uniquement pour la Force des Nations unies chargée d’observer le désengagement (Fnuod). Celle-ci a pour mandat de veiller au respect du cessez-le-feu entre Israël et la Syrie. Les casques bleus ont réinvesti leur base et patrouillent – seulement deux heures par jour, pour l’instant. La communauté druze, à cheval sur les deux pays, attend avec impatience de pouvoir de nouveau envoyer ses jeunes étudier à Damas et y vendre ses pommes. Continue reading

09Sep/18

Will the refugees return to post-war Syria?

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced during a press conference in Moscow that it was time for Syrians who fled their country to return home – and partake in its rebuilding.
To discuss the viability of this call, I’m join here in the studio by;
1. Dr. Eran Lerman – Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute for strategic studies and a lecturer at Shalem College
2. Dr. Nir Boms – Research fellow, Moshe Dayan center at Tel Aviv University
3. Dr. Eldad Pardo, Research Director – Impact SE & Lecturer on Iran Hebrew University Jerusalem

09Sep/18

Syria’s alleged use of Chemical Weapons

 

 

 

The fighting in the North-western district of Idlib may turn out to be the last big battle in the Syrian civil war. In its determination to gain a final victory, the Assad regime has been accused of readying a chemical weapon strike, and there is an American commitment to punish Damascus if that happens.

To discuss these events, we are joined by…
1. Dr. Nir Boms – Research fellow, Moshe Dayan center at Tel Aviv University
2. Prof. Zeev Hanin, Expert on Russian and Middle Eastern Studies, Bar Ilan and Ariel Universities
3. TV7 Analist Paula Slier

12Jul/18

Israel and the Southern De-escalation Zone: A Closer Look at the Israeli-Syrian Border

In mid-June, Syrian and pro-regime forces began what they see as a decisive (and long overdue) campaign in southern Syria aimed at eliminating the rebel resistance within the southern “de-escalation” zone along the Israeli and Jordanian borders. The military campaign involved substantial Syria government forces advised and assisted by Russian military and air force personnel.

The regime and its allies have demonstrated superior military power, which has already “convinced” over 30 towns to return to regime control. Some rebel-controlled cities – Busra al-Sham, the surrounding villages to its south, and al-Jieza – agreed to comply with “reconciliation agreements,” requiring the surrender of arms and removal of key rebel leaders. In contrast to previous agreements, large scale evacuations of the area are to be avoided. However, rebels who contest the deal will be evacuated to the rebel stronghold around Idlib in northeastern Syria, which remains under Turkish supervision. Following the regime and its allies’ conquest of the majority of the northeastern part of the former “reconciliation zone” in Derʿa Province, talks will focus on the remaining rebel territory in Derʿa’s western countryside and the southern half of the city. In the meantime, according to UN estimates, the battles have pushed more than 320,000 people out of their homes, mainly towards the Israeli and Jordanian borders.[1] Continue reading