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ISIL’s Mass Murder, by Geoffrey Clarfield (National Post)

By   /  July 12, 2019  /  International, media bias, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

ISIL’s Mass Murder  by Geoffrey Clarfield, July10, 2019 ISIL is waging a war of terror against the people they formerly slaughtered and enslaved, namely the Yazidi people of Iraq https://nationalpost.com/opinion/the-annihilation-of-the-yezidi-is-continuing-but-we-say-nothing A coalition of countries led by the United States, including Canada, has been fighting a war in Iraq and Syria for the past few years. […]

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Are Iran Sanctions Working? – Amir Taheri (Asharq al-Awsat-UK via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 11, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 11, 2019 Are Iran Sanctions Working? – Amir Taheri (Asharq al-Awsat-UK) The pro-Tehran lobby claims that sanctions do not work. But if the aim is to persuade the Khomeinist clique in Tehran to change aspects of its behavior abroad, sanctions are working. The mullahs have started to reduce their footprint in Syria and Yemen. Offices […]

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Tensions Grow between Russia, Iran in Syria – Sirwan Kajjo (VOA via Daily Alert)

By   /  May 28, 2019  /  friends/enemies, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

May 28, 2019 Tensions Grow between Russia, Iran in Syria – Sirwan Kajjo Russian military police last week reportedly carried out a raid against Iranian-backed militiamen stationed at Syria’s Aleppo international airport, local media reported. In the aftermath, several Iranian militia leaders were arrested in what was seen as the latest episode of tensions between Iranian […]

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Trump on track in Middle East by Michael Doran (the Australian)

By   /  May 8, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Israel, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

May 8, 2019 Pay attention to what Donald Trump does, not what he tweets, former prime minister John Howard said in an interview last year. Look beyond the “media snow”, he counselled, and examine “the substance of the outcome of all the things he does”. That was good advice 10 months back, but it is […]

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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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EGYPT’S MUBARAK: GOLAN COULD HAVE BEEN SYRIA’S IF IT RECOGNIZED ISRAEL, by Anna Ahraonheim (J. Post)

By   /  April 10, 2019  /  History, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Apr. 10, 2019 Former Egyptian strongman said Benjamin Netanyahu was willing to give up all of the Golan Heights in 1998. Click here for full article

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So you think the Golan is occupied. By Valerie Sobel (Israpundit)

By   /  April 1, 2019  /  International, Israel, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Apr. 1, 2019 Following President Trump’s executive order to recognize The Golan as part of Israel, the 28-country European Union (EU), as if stung by a wasp, sprung into immediate opposition: how dare Trump side with Israel when we have Islam to appease? Wasn’t the Embassy move to Jerusalem jarring enough? Ditto for the liberal […]

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The Duplicitous Double Standard of the United Nations Regarding the Golan Heights, by Sarah N. Stern (EMET – Voice of Truth)

By   /  March 29, 2019  /  anti-Semitism, double standards, History, hypocricy, International, Israel, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Mar. 29, 2019 There are 194 nations in the world. Out of those, precisely 193 acquired their territory through the use of military force. That is how borders have traditionally been drawn. Most of these campaigns were offensive. I have asked many military experts, historians and scholars about this, and they have, to a person, […]

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Analysis: Netanyahu Outfoxed Russia, Iran and ISIS With His Cynical, Ruthless Syria Policy, by Anshel Pfeffer (Ha’aretz)

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 13, 2019 (from Ha’aretz no less….Ed.) If Netanyahu has one valid claim to remaining in office, it’s his Syria policy and the fact he was one of the first world leaders to recognize the threat of ISIS Click here for full article

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The Fall of the Caliphate – Jonathan Spyer (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  March 8, 2019  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Mar. 8, 2019 The Fall of the Caliphate – Jonathan Spyer The Islamic State proclaimed in Mosul on June 29, 2014, is about to cease to exist. The demise of the caliphate does not mean the end of the organization that established it. We are likely to be hearing again from the nucleus of Iraqi Sunni jihadists who […]

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