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Why Israel Acts to Contain Iran in Syria and Lebanon – Maj.-Gen. (res.) Yaacov Amidror (Jerusalem Inst. for Strategic Studies via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 17, 2018 Why Israel Acts to Contain Iran in Syria and Lebanon – Maj.-Gen. (res.) Yaacov Amidror (Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies) The leadership of Iran is fully and genuinely committed to the perspective reflected in its public statements regarding a “holy obligation” to destroy the State of Israel. History has taught the realists among […]

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Protesters in Basra, Iraq, Storm Iranian Consulate – Qassim Abdul-Zahra (AP via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 12, 2018 Protesters in Basra, Iraq, Storm Iranian Consulate – Qassim Abdul-Zahra (AP) Protesters in Basra, Iraq, stormed the Iranian consulate on Friday. Iran controls powerful Shiite militias in Basra which are held responsible for poor public services and corruption. Protesters have torched offices belonging to the Iranian-backed militias, chanting, “Iran, out, out!” They also burned […]

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Trump Is Showing Acumen in Iraq, by Prof. Hillel Frisch (BESA)

By   /  September 7, 2018  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

September 7, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: President Trump is described, even by the few commentators who are relatively friendly towards him, as having no clear strategy in international affairs. This assessment does not hold true across the board. In the Middle East at least, his strategy is very clear. Click here for full article

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Iran and Turkey Divert Iraq’s River Waters, Leaving Iraq on the Brink of Catastrophe – Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah (JCPA via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 7, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 7, 2018 Iran and Turkey Divert Iraq’s River Waters, Leaving Iraq on the Brink of Catastrophe – Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah (Institute for Contemporary Affairs-Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) The failing water infrastructure in Basra, Iraq, is causing plague-like conditions in the local population. Some 500 to 600 individuals are admitted to emergency rooms […]

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Iran’s Persecuted Christian Minority – Julie Lenarz and Benjamin Weinthal (Fox News via Daily Alert)

By   /  August 30, 2018  /  dhimmitude, double standards, Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 30, 2018 Iran’s Persecuted Christian Minority – Julie Lenarz and Benjamin Weinthal (Fox News) On August 9, an organization that promotes religious freedom in Iran reported that a court in Boushehr had sentenced two Christian converts and ten other Iranians to one year in prison for “propagating against the Islamic Republic in favor of Christianity.” […]

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Israeli PM Netanyahu: In Middle East, There Is No Place for the Weak (Algemeiner)

By   /  August 29, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 29, 2018 “In the Middle East, and in many parts of the world, there is a simple truth — there is no place for the weak,”… Click here for full article

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Qatar and Turkey: Toxic Allies in the Gulf by Richard Miniter (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  August 28, 2018  /  double standards, friends/enemies, International, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Aug. 28, 2018 “Iran’s continued support of the Hezbollah terrorist organization with both financial and political assistance, as well as weapons and tactical training, deserves close examination. Western diplomats and Lebanese analysts estimate that Iranian financial support for Hezbollah averages around $100 million each year, sometimes reaching amounts closer to a quarter of a billion […]

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ANALYSIS: SYRIA IN GAZA, WITHOUT THE RUSSIANS, by Herb Keinon (J. Post)

By   /  August 19, 2018  /  International, Islam, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Aug. 17, 2018   Eran Lerman, a former senior official in the National Security Council who is currently vice president of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies, put forth a couple of years ago a model through which it is possible to understand much of the turmoil in the Middle East. There are, he said, […]

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Hijab Chronicles by Majid Rafizadeh (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  August 5, 2018  /  Islam, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 5, 2018 “Will Allah hang me from my hair? The religious and Quran teacher at our school told us in class that if we show our hair in public, God will hang us from our hair in the afterlife and torture us for infinity.” Many Muslim women, including members of my own family, are […]

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Iranian revolt exposes Obama’s mistakes by L.Todd Wood (Washington Times)

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Aug.2, 2018 President Obama said it couldn’t happen. But it’s happening. I’m talking about Iran, of course. Protests have spread across the country and have reached critical mass. The regime cannot control them any longer. It seems the mullahs’ days could be numbered. The regime change Mr. Obama thought impossible is very much on the […]

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