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Lebanon Protests Are Breaking “Fear Barrier” – Scott Peterson (Christian Science Monitor via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 14, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 14, 2019 Lebanon Protests Are Breaking “Fear Barrier” – Scott Peterson (Christian Science Monitor)    The veteran Hizbullah fighter can’t count how many times he has been to Syria, but he now refuses to return there and curses the organization to which he has devoted his life.    More Hizbullah fighters have returned from Syria […]

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Prospects for Israeli-Palestinian Peace – Dennis Ross (Hoover Inst. via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 27, 2019  /  incitement, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 27, 2019 Prospects for Israeli-Palestinian Peace – Dennis Ross (Hoover Institution) The Middle East today is not the Middle East of 2000. In 2000, Iran was still weakened by its war with Iraq, ISIS did not even exist, the Iranians had not provided over 100,000 rockets to Hizbullah, Hamas was controlled in Gaza and not […]

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On 9/11, Recalling the Ties between Iran and Al-Qaeda (JCPA via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 11, 2019  /  friends/enemies, History, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Sept. 11, 2019 On 9/11, Recalling the Ties between Iran and Al-Qaeda (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) The 9/11 Commission report in 2004 found that “senior managers in al-Qaeda maintained contacts with Iran and the Iranian-supported worldwide terrorist organization Hizbullah….Al-Qaeda members received advice and training from Hizbullah.” A large percentage of the 14 Saudi “muscle” operatives […]

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Hizbullah’s Demographic Problem Explains Its Restraint – Hillel Frisch (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 4, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 4, 2019 Hizbullah’s Demographic Problem Explains Its Restraint – Hillel Frisch (Jerusalem Post) Israel’s alleged attack in Dahiye, the Beirut Shi’ite neighborhood where Hizbullah is headquartered, was met with a very limited Hizbullah response, sending a signal, acknowledged by the Israeli side, that Hizbullah wanted to avoid escalation that could lead to all-out war. There […]

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The Iran-Israel War Is Here – Jonathan Spyer (WSJ via Daily Alert)

By   /  August 28, 2019  /  friends/enemies, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 28, 2019 The Iran-Israel War Is Here – Jonathan Spyer The regime in Tehran favors the destruction of the Jewish state. This is a longstanding aim, dating to the 1979 Islamic Revolution. What’s brought it to the fore is that Iran has emerged in the past half decade as the prime beneficiary of the collapse […]

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Report: Alleged Israeli strike in Beirut targeted precision missile infrastructure, by Yoav Limor (Israel Hayom)

By   /  August 28, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 28, 2019 One of the drones that crashed into a Hezbollah media center in the Lebanese capital struck crates containing a high-grade propellant mix for precision-guided missiles and destroyed a remote control machine for rocket guidance, British media reports. Click here for full article

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The Iranian Conquest of Syria – Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah and Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira (JCPA via Daily Alert)

By   /  August 15, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 15, 2019 The Iranian Conquest of Syria – Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah and Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira (Institute for Contemporary Affairs-Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) The Syrian regime is still fighting for its survival, a situation that demands the ongoing military involvement of Iran and Russia in the long process of consolidation. Since […]

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The Palestinian War on the Trump Peace Plan, by Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  May 31, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

May 29, 2019 In the past few days, the Gaza-based groups have issued several statements hinting that they would use all means, including terrorism, to foil the US peace plan. What is perhaps most worrying for the Arab leaders are the threats coming from Iran’s puppets — Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah. It now remains […]

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The Iranian Government’s 40 Years of Hatred Towards America by Majid Rafizadeh (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  Israel  /  No Comments

May 16, 2019 It was Iran, not the US, that breached international law by carrying out the US Embassy takeover in Tehran…. It was also Iran, not the US, that immediately began using its proxies, such as Hezbollah, to commit terrorism and incite antagonism towards America. Should the mullahs be appeased for killing thousands of […]

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BDS Supporters Operate in “Fantasy World” – Jackson Richman (JNS via Daily Alert)

By   /  April 5, 2019  /  BDS, International, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Apr. 5, 2019 BDS Supporters Operate in “Fantasy World” – Jackson Richman Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas), a former Navy SEAL who lost an eye to an IED in Afghanistan in 2012, said in an interview: “My deployments in the Middle East gave me an insight into the human element there, gave me a more realistic understanding […]

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