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Hizbullah’s Demographic Problem Explains Its Restraint – Hillel Frisch (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 4, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 4, 2019 Hizbullah’s Demographic Problem Explains Its Restraint – Hillel Frisch (Jerusalem Post) Israel’s alleged attack in Dahiye, the Beirut Shi’ite neighborhood where Hizbullah is headquartered, was met with a very limited Hizbullah response, sending a signal, acknowledged by the Israeli side, that Hizbullah wanted to avoid escalation that could lead to all-out war. There […]

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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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Report: Alleged Israeli strike in Beirut targeted precision missile infrastructure, by Yoav Limor (Israel Hayom)

By   /  August 28, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 28, 2019 One of the drones that crashed into a Hezbollah media center in the Lebanese capital struck crates containing a high-grade propellant mix for precision-guided missiles and destroyed a remote control machine for rocket guidance, British media reports. Click here for full article

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Palestinians: Victims of Arab Discrimination, Racism by Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  August 26, 2019  /  apartheid, double standards, Human Rights, hypocricy, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 25, 2019 The controversy surrounding the crackdown on illegal workers and businesses, and the increased fear in Lebanon that the Palestinian protests could plunge the country into violence and anarchy, are likely to escalate in the coming days: the Lebanese authorities appear determined to continue. Lebanon’s discriminatory and apartheid laws and measures against Palestinians […]

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Muslims Against Antisemitism by Denis MacEoin (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  August 26, 2019  /  anti-Semitism, friends/enemies, International, Islam  /  No Comments

Aug. 23, 2019 It is important… to note that, in recent years, many Muslims have openly and firmly come out to oppose all forms of Jewish hatred and anti-Zionism. In the West, they are the best integrated, and therefore and should be given the greatest support from social agencies and governments. On April 24, 2014, […]

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The ‘Slow Death’ of Palestinians in Lebanon by Khaled Abu Toameh, (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  July 21, 2019  /  apartheid, double standards, Human Rights, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 19, 2019 The Lebanese authorities’ measures against Palestinians again highlight the discrimination Palestinians have long been facing in this Arab country. “Palestinians in Lebanon,” according to a 2017 report by the Associated Press, “suffer discrimination in nearly every aspect of daily life…” Lebanese law restricts Palestinians’ ability to work in several professions, including law, […]

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Arabs’ Nightmare: Absorbing Palestinians by Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  apartheid, double standards, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Arabs’ Nightmare: Absorbing Palestinians by Khaled Abu Toameh, Jun. 12, 2019 Lebanon says it fully supports the Palestinians in their fight against Israel — but would like to see them leave the country as soon as possible. This is the modern-day version of Arab “solidarity” with their Palestinian brothers: discrimination and apartheid — no jobs, no […]

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A Global Study of Settlements in Occupied Territories – Eugene Kontorovich (Journal of Legal Analysis-Oxford University Press via Daily Alert)

By   /  May 24, 2019  /  double standards, History, Human Rights, hypocricy, International  /  No Comments

May 24, 2019 A Global Study of Settlements in Occupied Territories – Eugene Kontorovich This article examines every occupation since the adoption of the Geneva Conventions that involve the movement of civilian population into belligerently occupied territory. Eight such situations were identified. The study shows that there is no support in state practice for the notion […]

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The Persecution of Palestinians No One Mentions by Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  April 23, 2019  /  Human Rights, hypocricy, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Apr. 23, 2019 In Lebanon, Palestinians have long been facing discriminatory and “Apartheid laws” that deny them basic rights, including access to dozens of skilled professions, health-care and education services. According to some reports, thousands of Palestinians have been fleeing Lebanon in recent years as a result of the dire economic conditions and government regulations […]

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Iran’s Diligent Investment in Empire – Alberto M. Fernandez (MEMRI via Daily Alert)

By   /  March 1, 2019  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Mar. 1, 2019 Iran’s Diligent Investment in Empire – Alberto M. Fernandez While domestically Iran is struggling, regionally it is pursuing an ambitious agenda to reshape the region in its image. The military-security-intelligence relationship between Iran and its regional proxies is the heart of its power projection. Less known are Iranian non-military efforts to create facts […]

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