A monumental Roman gate discovered in the excavations by the University of Haifa at Sussita (Hippos) National Park in the Golan may cast light on the bronze mask of Pan – the only object of its kind found anywhere in the world – that was discovered on the same site during last year’s excavation season.

With Iran-funded terrorism on the Israel-Syria border and the increasing presence of jihadists, the IDF conducted two weeks of exercises to prepare for the possibility of an incursion into Syrian territory.