The Hill: UN chief calls for Israel and Iran to cease hostilities: report

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on Friday for suspension of “all hostile acts” in the Middle East, after Israel and Iran launched assaults against one another over Iran’s presence in Syria, The Associated Press reported. Guterres comments came a day after Israel responded to what its military said was an Iranian rocket attack…

Haaretz: Who Is Qasem Soleimani, the military maestro of Iran’s force that attacked Israel

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds Force, which was responsible for Wednesday night’s missile launches at Israel, is commanded by Qasem Soleimani, one of the most prominent and influential military figures in Iran today. He is involved in Iranian military activity in many countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan and the Caucasus states, and is considered one of…

Haaretz: Israel struck ‘almost all of the Iranian infrastructure in Syria,’ defense chief says

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Thursday that Israel struck ”almost all of the Iranian infrastructure in Syria” overnight in response to a rocket barrage at its military outposts in the Golan Heights. He confirmed that no rockets landed in Israeli territory. Lieberman said that Israel won’t allow Iran to turn Syria into a “forward…

Haaretz: Syria strike destroyed 200 missiles, killed 11 Iranians, source in pro-Assad alliance says

The Syrian army said “enemy” rockets struck military bases belonging to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, Syrian state TV reported. An official from a regional alliance including Iran, Hezbollah and Syria, said Monday that the strikes killed 16 people, among them 11 Iranians, according to the New York Times. The report said the bombardment also…