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MUST READ: HOW SHOULD WE READ THE AMERICAN PRESS? IN ARABIC, by Lee Smith (Tablet)

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  International, media bias, Mid. East news, Must Read  /  No Comments

Oct. 31, 2018 News of the News: Like in the Middle East, U.S. political operatives and intelligence officials are increasingly using the cloak of journalism as a tool for their aims Click here for full article

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Photos: IDF Uncovers Another Hizbullah Observation Post on Lebanese Border – Yoav Zitun (Ynet news via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 23, 2018  /  Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, Terrorism, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Oct. 23, 2018 Photos: IDF Uncovers Another Hizbullah Observation Post on Lebanese Border – Yoav Zitun The IDF recently uncovered another Hizbullah observation post along the Israel-Lebanon border, the sixth revealed in recent years, a senior Northern Command officer said Monday. Hizbullah members operate along the fence under the guise of a fictitious environmental organization called […]

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Hizbullah Is a State Above the State – Udeid Nassar (Arab Weekly-UK via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Sept. 14, 2018 Hizbullah Is a State Above the State – Udeid Nassar In Lebanon, Hizbullah controls sites that are off limits to Lebanese security and army forces. Hizbullah has its own economic, financial and services institutions. It has its own channels for external relations functioning just like any other ministry of foreign affairs. The party […]

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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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