The Israel-Iran Collision Course

The U.S. foreign policy picture darkens with old conflicts and new angles in the Middle East.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel concludes his third address before a joint meeting of Congress and reaffirms the strong bonds between Israel and the United States. March 3, 2015. (Official Photo by Caleb Smith, Speaker John Boehner Archive)

The Israeli military said a Syrian missile exploded in southern Israel on Thursday, setting off air raid sirens near the country’s top-secret nuclear reactor and prompting a retaliatory Israeli strike on the missile launcher and air-defense systems in Syria.