Bombing in Syria Photo YouTube screenshot Military Nuka and technology channel WITH CAPTION AND FISTSThere is a growing sense that a military showdown between the US and Russia is inevitable. In Syria and throughout the Middle East, minor players are likely to step aside and run for cover.

Netanyahu and Hertog Photo YouTube screenshot Hudson Institute channel WITH CAPTIONWhat would it be like to sit down with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and, in dialogue, ask him about Israel's relations with Russia, the US, China, Africa, Latin America and more? Last Friday it happened. This a transcript, and video, of that exchange.

Russian T 90 tank in action Photo YouTube screenshot Russian Military channelA coalition of Syrian, Iranian and Hezbollah forces has assembled only 5 miles (8 km) from Israel's northern border. Israel is not its immediate objective, but it is very much on the minds of Assad and his military partners.

Israel and Egypt from Intl Space Station Photo NASA WITH CAPTIONS

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, has published a new nighttime photo from the International Space Station. Under the unseen eye of Russia's Soyuz capsule, currently docked at the ISS, Israel is clearly featured - but not mentioned in the photo's title.

IDF fighter jet Photo IDF Spokesperson Twitter accountAlmost immediately after the US, Russia and Syria's "ceasefire" began on Monday night, a "spillover" mortar exploded in Israel's Golan Heights. The official interpretation is that it was accidental. Nonetheless, Israel responded "as if" it was deliberate. When Jerusalem's jets struck back, they were fired on by Syrian surface-to-air missiles. Was an Israeli plane shot down? 

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