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Netanyahu: We Will Not Allow the Iranian Regime – that Calls for the Destruction of Israel – to Entrench Itself Militarily in Syria (PMO via Daily Alert)

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  anti-Semitism, friends/enemies, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Dec. 4, 2017 Netanyahu: We Will Not Allow the Iranian Regime – that Calls for the Destruction of Israel – to Entrench Itself Militarily in Syria (Prime Minister’s Office) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum in Washington on Sunday: Recently, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia referred to Iran’s Supreme Leader as the […]

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Iranian Bases in Syria: Imagine Iranian Jets 200 Km. from Israel – Brig.-Gen. (res.) Shachar Shohat (Ynet via Daily Alert)

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 4, 2017 Iranian Bases in Syria: Imagine Iranian Jets 200 Km. from Israel – Brig.-Gen. (res.) Shachar Shohat (Ynet News) If Iran is allowed to set up air bases in Syria, Israel’s entire strategic picture will change for the worse. Today Iranian jets have to fly 2,000 km. to reach Israel, requiring mid-air refueling and […]

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Iran Demands Syrian Bases – Eric Sumner (J. Post via Daily alert)

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 29, 2017 Iran Demands Syrian Bases – Eric Sumner (Jerusalem Post) About a month ago, Iranian Chief of Staff Gen. Mohammad Bagheri visited Damascus and presented Assad with a list of demands, Walla! News reported Tuesday. Tehran’s demands included a 50-year lease on a Mediterranean naval base, the establishment of air bases throughout Syria, and permission to mine […]

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Lebanon: Is Cheat-and-Retreat Back on the Menu? by Amir Taheri (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  November 27, 2017  /  International, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Nov. 26, 2017 The tactic that Tehran used is known in diplomacy as “cheat-and-retreat”: When your back is to the wall, you sign whatever your adversaries want. And, because your adversaries do not have the same attention span, they will soon forget what you had signed. Then you can resume your shenanigans until the next […]

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COLUMN ONE: PORTENTS OF QUAGMIRES IN SYRIA BY CAROLINE B. GLICK (J. Post)

By   /  November 24, 2017  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 23, 2017 Putin, Rouhani and Erdogan are right that, as of now, they are the victors in Syria. But let us not empower them by believing them invincible. Click here for full article

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Iran Completing Its Land Bridge to Israeli Border – Jonathan Spyer (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 20, 2017 Iran Completing Its Land Bridge to Israeli Border – Jonathan Spyer (Jerusalem Post) Regime forces in eastern Syria are 2 km. from the strategic border town of Abu Kamal – the last link in the Iranian “land bridge” from the Iraq-Iran border to the Mediterranean Sea and the border with Israel – while […]

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The Arab Sunni world: Complete and utter chaos, by Dr. Mordechai Kedar (INN)

By   /  November 19, 2017  /  friends/enemies, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 17, 2017 The only conclusion Israel must reach from the sad state of affairs in the Arab Sunni world is as clear as the sunshine in an arid desert. Click here for full article

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Trump’s Unsung Success in the Middle East BY DAVID P. GOLDMAN (PJM)

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  friends/enemies, History, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 14, 2017 President Trump’s Middle East policy is simple: Back our friends and scare the hell out of our enemies, and negotiate where possible with our competitors like Russia and China. By and large it’s working Click here for full article

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OUR WORLD: PINING FOR FIG LEAVES BY CAROLINE B. GLICK (J. Post)

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 13, 2017 But now, they argue, under the leadership of King Salman and his son, 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudis are going too far. Click here for article

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The 1,002nd Arabian Night? by Adam Garfinkle (American Interest via Israpundit)

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 13, 2017 Mohammed bin Salman’s coup from above may have an even more profound impact on the region than the rise of ISIS. It was on the fourth night, very early in the great Arabic tale, that Shahrazad, in telling the story of King Yunan and his evil vizier, says as follows: “Oppression hideth […]

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