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Iranian revolt exposes Obama’s mistakes by L.Todd Wood (Washington Times)

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Aug.2, 2018 President Obama said it couldn’t happen. But it’s happening. I’m talking about Iran, of course. Protests have spread across the country and have reached critical mass. The regime cannot control them any longer. It seems the mullahs’ days could be numbered. The regime change Mr. Obama thought impossible is very much on the […]

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Why Abbas Refuses to Ease Sanctions on Gaza, by Yoni Ben Menachem (JNS via Algemeiner)

By   /  June 17, 2018  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 14, 2018 The two million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip are paying the price for the political rivalry between Fatah and Hamas. This week, the Israeli government’s Security Cabinet decided not to make any further humanitarian concessions to Gaza as long as Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas stands firm in his refusal to remove […]

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From Daily Alert re: trade with Iran

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

Jun. 12, 2018 U.S. Sanctions on Iran Block Delivery of Korean Container Ships, Oil Tankers – Jhoo Dong-chan In December 2016, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) signed a deal with Iran’s state-owned Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) to build four container ships and six oil tankers for $700 million. Yet the world’s largest shipyard has […]

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A Courageous Trump Call on a Lousy Iran Deal – Bret Stephens (NYT via Daily Alert)

By   /  May 9, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

May 9, 2018 A Courageous Trump Call on a Lousy Iran Deal – Bret Stephens “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is not a treaty or an executive agreement, and it is not a signed document,” Julia Frifield, then the assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs, wrote in 2015. The Obama administration refused to […]

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In Private, PA Leadership Opposes Gaza Protests – Adam Rasgon (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  April 10, 2018  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Apr. 10, 2018 In Private, PA Leadership Opposes Gaza Protests – Adam Rasgon Despite its public expressions of solidarity, the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah privately opposes the ongoing demonstrations at the Gaza-Israel border. Ghaith al-Omari, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said, “The [Palestinian leadership] is not supportive of the protests […]

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Time for the West to Follow Israel’s Example on the Kurds – Makvan Kasheikal (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  March 23, 2018  /  double standards, friends/enemies, Human Rights, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 23, 2018 Time for the West to Follow Israel’s Example on the Kurds – Makvan Kasheikal On my Norwegian passport is the name of my birthplace in Iran. I am a Kurd. I came to Norway with my parents as a young boy. They fled from Iran after my father’s brother was tortured and killed […]

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Palestinians: Hamas and Fatah – United against Trump by Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Feb. 20, 2018 The two rival parties, Fatah and Hamas, are prepared to lay aside their differences and work together to foil US President Donald Trump’s plan for peace in the Middle East, the details of which remain unknown. Thwarting Trump’s peace plan has become a top priority. Although the details of the Trump plan […]

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Statement by the President on the Iran Nuclear Deal (White House via Daily Alert)

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 15, 2018 Statement by the President on the Iran Nuclear Deal (White House) President Trump said in a statement issued on Friday: “The Iranian regime is the world’s leading state sponsor of terror. It enables Hizbullah, Hamas, and many other terrorists to sow chaos and kill innocent people. It has funded, armed, and trained more than […]

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Finding the Way Forward on Iran – Bret Stephens (NYT via Daily Alert)

By   /  January 8, 2018  /  Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 8, 2018 Finding the Way Forward on Iran – Bret Stephens One of the reasons why easing sanctions on Iran was never likely to soften the regime is that the people who stood to gain from commercial ties with foreign companies are the same people most invested in the preservation of the regime. There’s no […]

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Trudeau needs to support the protesters, say Iranian-Canadians, by Anthony Furey (Toronto Sun)

By   /  January 3, 2018  /  Canada, Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 2, 2018 ….”That’s the big question. Will Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stand on the right side of history as regular Iranians take to the streets and say enough is enough? A number of Iranian-Canadians are now calling on Trudeau to do just that. “The government of Canada should support the people of Iran’s aspirations […]

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