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Why Israel Limits Its Reaction to Provocations from Gaza – Hillel Frisch (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 17, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 17, 2019 Why Israel Limits Its Reaction to Provocations from Gaza – Hillel Frisch (Jerusalem Post) Why has Israel limited its responses to daily violence from Gaza? The answer is that it is in Israel’s interest that the Gaza front remain as quiet as possible for the time being. Iran clearly wants a hot war […]

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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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Iran Battles “Bad Hijab” (Radio Farda via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 3, 2019  /  Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 3, 2019 Iran Battles “Bad Hijab” In recent months, Iranian police have tried to implement the “Watch 1” plan to confront women who ignore strict standards for wearing the Muslim hijab head covering while riding in vehicles. If women are seen with “loose hijab” revealing any hair while driving or being passengers in vehicles, the police send a […]

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Rejecting hijab dooms woman to 24 years in prison, by Tarek Fatah (Toronto Sun)

By   /  September 1, 2019  /  Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism, media bias  /  No Comments

Aug. 29, 2019 You may never have heard of Saba Kord-Afshari, but the 20-year-old Iranian woman was sentenced to 24 years in prison by the Islamic Republic of Iran on Monday for the crime of defying the country’s ‘hijab law’ that forbids all women in Iran from displaying their uncovered head in public. Kord-Ashrafi is […]

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In Iran’s Hierarchy, Talks with Trump Are Now Seen as Inevitable – Farnaz Fassihi (NYT via Daily Alert)

By   /  August 30, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 30, 2019 In Iran’s Hierarchy, Talks with Trump Are Now Seen as Inevitable – Farnaz Fassihi In the power circles of Tehran, where “Death to America” is regularly chanted, the idea has taken hold that Iran must eventually negotiate with President Trump, according to several people with knowledge of the shift. They said Iran’s leadership […]

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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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Raheel Raza Rants, by Raheel Raza (Clarion Project)

By   /  August 18, 2019  /  apartheid, International, Islam, Islamic fundamentalism  /  No Comments

Aug. 15, 2019 “Once again Iranian women are in the news – and not in a good way. Just last week some Iranian women were arrested for writing a letter to President Khamenei asking for an end to gender apartheid.” ….. “The concept of basic human rights brings me to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where it […]

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Give Iran Sanctions Time to Work – Dr. Udi Levi (Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security via Daily Alert) and summary of 2nd related article

By   /  August 14, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 14, 2019 Give Iran Sanctions Time to Work – Dr. Udi Levi (Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security) The U.S. has made impressive progress in its sanctions campaign against Iran. While further oil and banking sanctions might lead to a rift between the U.S. and its global partners, a better approach would be to focus […]

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To the EU: Iran’s Mullahs Will Never Be Your Friend by Majid Rafizadeh (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  July 29, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

July 22, 2019 Despite these attacks, and attempted attacks, the EU, despite its ceaseless moral sanctimony, continues to soften its tone toward Iran, presumably out of a zeal for doing business even with a country designated the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. The more the EU appeases the Iranian government, the more it empowers […]

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Iranian Provocations Since May 2019, Infographic (Clarion Project)

By   /  July 22, 2019  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 22, 2019 The following is a map with details on all the Iranian provocations against the U.S. and its allies since May 2019. Seen altogether, it’s a shocking commentary on why tensions are currently so high between the Islamic Republic and the U.S. Editor’s note: The map and infographic was last updated July 22, […]

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