'Israel Is the Most Humane Country in the Middle East': Why Syria's Southern Neighbors Are Working on Their PR
VICE News was in the Golan Heights to see how Israel is using both hard and soft power to extend influence into Syria — gaining positive PR, goodwill among civilians, and intelligence about possible threats.
One of the two Druze suspects charged with the lynch-killing of a Syrian man dragged from an Israeli ambulance says she was enraged after her relatives were raped and killed by militants across the border.
VICE News visited Ziv Medical Center, a hospital just west of the Golan Heights, where injured Syrians cross the border to receive medical care with no questions asked.
Enraged members of Israel’s Druze community in the Golan Heights attacked an ambulance in an incident that highlights Israel’s struggle to contain the spillover from the war in Syria.
Israel Vows to Prevent Massacre of Syrian Druze After Islamist Rebels Surround Village Near Golan Heights
The Israeli government moved after Israeli Druze, who serve in the country's army, expressed alarm about the threat to their coreligionists in Syria.
When villagers tried to stop a Tunisian al Nusra member from seizing a home, jihadists called in reinforcements.
In this excerpt, VICE News visits the Ziv Medical Center in Safed, Israel, which is unique for its proximity to the international borders with Lebanon and Syria, and where Syrian fighters are being treated.
In this extra scene, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky encounters a group of bird-watchers, seemingly unfazed by the conflict occurring nearby.