Israeli media said the warning shots across the UN-monitored demarcation line were the first since the armistice that ended the 1973 Middle East war
In nearly 23 months, Hawkins covered five live-fire conflicts, including the 1973 Middle East war
and the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus.
He earned nationwide fame as commander of the air force during the 1973 Middle East war
Cohen entertained Israeli troops during the 1973 Middle East war
and last performed in Israel in 1975.
Israel had not hit at Syrian territory since the 1973 Middle East war
, which marked its 30th anniversary on Oct.
It was the first time since the 1973 Middle East war
that rockets from Syrian territory have slammed into Israel.
Publicly, the US sees the defence minister - who served in the 1956 Suez Crisis and the 1967 and 1973 Middle East wars
- as an ally committed to avoiding conflicts with Israel.
The Arab leaders are expected to push Israel to resume its withdrawal from territory it soldiers captured in the 1967 and 1973 Middle East wars
Mr Tantawi, who served in the 1956 Suez Crisis and the 1967 and 1973 Middle East wars
with Israel, has reportedly spoken to US defence secretary Robert Gates five times since the democracy protests began, most recently on Thursday.
He served in three wars against Israel, starting with the 1956 Suez Crisis and both the 1967 and 1973 Middle East wars
While in Europe, Mazzarella covered, among other events, the 1967 and 1973 Middle East wars
, the Nigeria-Biafra civil war (1968), the colonel's coup in Greece (1967), and the fall of dictator Antonia Salazar in Portugal (1968) as well as continuing coverage of the vatican and Italy's political scene.