An Israel tank made "direct hits" Monday on a Syrian military vehicle after a Syrian mortar shell landed in the Israeli-held Golan Heights. It was the first direct confrontation between the countries since the Syrian uprising erupted last year. Thus far, Israel has tried to avoid getting involved in the conflict, "but it has grown increasingly worried after a series of mortar shells have struck territory in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights." The Israeli government has even begun investigating whether any of the Syrian cross-border fire has been intentional.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Why the West should let Russia have eastern Ukraine
- The dangers of our passionless American life
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- Why you should stop believing in evolution
- The amazing resurrection of Mitt Romney
- 7 grammar rules you really should pay attention to
- The real reason conservatives should be outraged that police killed a white youth
- 4 strategies for organizing your money, based on your personality
- Even critics of the euro didn't see this coming
- The essential techniques that every home cook should know
Subscribe to the Week