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Iran’s way of ‘defending itself ’ won’t end well by Robert Fulford (National Post)

By   /  July 22, 2018  /  friends/enemies, Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Israel, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Iran’s way of ‘defending itself ’ won’t end well by Robert Fulford, July 21, 2018 https://nationalpost.com/opinion/robert-fulford-irans-very-peculiar-way-of-defending-itself-wont-end-well THE SUPREME LEADER NEEDS A RESTRAINING HAND AT HIS ELBOW. It’s now four decades since the revolution of 1978/1979 ended the career of the Shah of Iran, replacing his regime with the Islamic Republic. For those living in Iran, […]

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The Illusion of Israeli-Palestinian Spatial Separation, by Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen (BESA)

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  History, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 11, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The situation in the Gaza Strip since the 2005 disengagement debunks three fundamental assumptions that have become axiomatic in the Israeli security discourse: that total separation between Israelis and Palestinians will inevitably enhance security and stability; that the IDF will comfortably win any future confrontation in the evacuated territories; and […]

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A literal prison camp in Lebanon for Palestinians (EoZ)

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  hypocricy, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 14, 2018 We’ve spoken about Ein al Hilweh, the Palestinian “refugee” camp in Lebanon that is surrounded by a high wall and watchtowers – a literal prison camp. Now it is even more of a prison camp: The Lebanese Army has placed electronic security screening gates at all entrances to the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp […]

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Of course storming the border with Israel is an act of war. Just ask Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon – and Hamas (EoZ)

By   /  June 13, 2018  /  History, hypocricy, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 11, 2018 The current “Great Return March” is not the first attempt by Palestinians to “return” to Israel by pretending to peacefully march through the Israeli borders. In 2011, there were two sets of similar demonstrations or attempts, in May and June for Nakba Day and Naksa Day.  Arabs of Palestinian descent attempted to walk into […]

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Hezbollah Faces Rising Discontent in Heartland Ahead of Election, by Sune Engel Rasmussen and Nazih Osseiran (WSJ)

By   /  May 4, 2018  /  Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

May 3, 2018 Shiite group’s sending of troops to aid Syrian regime rankles those in Bekaa Valley who want jobs more than martyrs Click here for full article

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Debunking 25 left-wing and Arab myths from a left-wing Arab perspective, by Fred Maroun (TOI)

By   /  April 25, 2018  /  BDS, Human Rights, International, Israel, Israel's legal case, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Apr. 24. 2018 Left-wing and Arab enemies of Israel make a number of accusations that they repeat as if they were facts. Here I take apart those myths from a left-wing Arab perspective. I summarize the facts, but I include many links to other articles that provide further background. Some of the articles referenced are […]

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The Summit Meeting In Ankara Between Russia, Turkey, Iran: What It Means For The Region, by Melik Kaylan (Forbes)

By   /  April 8, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Apr. 6, 2018 The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran convened for a summit in Ankara on April 4 ostensibly to discuss Syria. (Putin, Erdogan and Rouhani). Most pundits noted two salient inferences, that the US was conspicuously absent and the conclave would lead to nothing longterm since the countries involved had divergent goals in […]

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INSIDE HAMAS’S SOUTHERN LEBANON STRATEGY, by Yossi Melman (J. Post)

By   /  March 19, 2018  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Mar. 17, 2018 An attempt by the Gaza terrorist group to build a post in South Lebanon has been foiled – for now. The group that rules the Gaza movement has tried to establish in South Lebanon, which has a relatively large Palestinian population, a secret infrastructure and launching pad for attacks against Israel…. …The […]

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Trump’s Urgent Lebanon Problem By Caroline Glick (Breaking Israel News)

By   /  March 18, 2018  /  International, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, Terrorism, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Mar. 18, 2018 A liaison officer with UNIFIL who recently completed his tour of duty with the force told the French newspaper cited by the Post, “When we would detect military activities in our area, especially near the Blue Line [border with Israel], the Lebanese Army would prevent us from posting observers. It is as if those decisions […]

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The Iranians Are Playing Three-Dimensional Chess – Michael Oren (Israel Hayom via Daily Alert)

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

Mar. 12, 2018 The Iranians Are Playing Three-Dimensional Chess – Michael Oren (Israel Hayom) The Iranians are playing three-dimensional chess. The Iranians cunningly took a step back and allowed the superpowers to destroy their main enemies in the region. The Americans weakened the Taliban and eliminated Saddam Hussein, and, along with Russia, they annihilated the Islamic […]

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