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Palestinians: While Abbas and Hamas were Hurling Insults at Each Other… by Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  January 14, 2019  /  double standards, Human Rights, hypocricy, International, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 9, 2019 The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria says that according to its research, there are at least 1,711 Palestinians being held in Syrian prisons. The plight of the Palestinians in Syria is not difficult to fathom. What is difficult to fathom is: Where are the international media when those Palestinians are being brutalized? One […]

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The Man Who Humbled Qassim Suleimani – Bret Stephens interviews IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot (NYT via Daily Alert)

By   /  January 14, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan.13, 2019 The Man Who Humbled Qassim Suleimani – Bret Stephens interviews IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot (New York Times) “We struck thousands of targets without claiming responsibility or asking for credit,” says Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot about Israel’s undeclared and unfinished military campaign against Iran and its proxies in Syria and Lebanon. “Two-and-a-half years […]

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The Turks are Coming – to Syria By Dr. Mordechai Kedar (INN via Breaking Israel News)

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

Jan. 8, 2019 Anyone following Turkish media cannot help seeing the long lines of military transport vehicles – tanks, artillery, troop carriers and auxiliary vehicles – making their way south towards the Turkish-Syrian border. The Turks have no plans to attack Syria – their objective is to nip in the bud Syrian Kurd aspirations to establish […]

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Israel Will Continue to Act Against Iran in Syria with U.S. Support – Michael Doran (Mosaic via Daily Alert)

By   /  January 7, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Jan. 7, 2019 Israel Will Continue to Act Against Iran in Syria with U.S. Support – Michael Doran (Mosaic) The American presence in Syria had formed the primary obstacle in the way of Iran’s completing an unbroken corridor of political influence from Tehran to Beirut on the Mediterranean shore. With only 2,000 soldiers, the U.S. was […]

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The U.S. Withdrawal from Syria Is Essentially Correct – Amb. Robert S. Ford (Washington Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  December 31, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Dec. 31, 2018 The U.S. Withdrawal from Syria Is Essentially Correct – Amb. Robert S. Ford (Washington Post) Many observers have asserted that the U.S. withdrawal from Syria gives victory there to Russia, Iran and the Syrian government. That’s absurd. Bashar al-Assad’s regime already controls two-thirds of Syria, including all of the major cities. The portion […]

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Screenshots show Yazidi girls as young as 11 being sold on private ISIS messaging app, by Geoffrey Clarfield (Post Millenial)

By   /  December 30, 2018  /  Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 29, 2018 Since America became a world power after WWII, its policies in the middle east have ignored some of the worst practices, such as slavery, which occur almost daily. In war-torn Syria and Iraq, there has been a dramatic upsurge. We are talking about the systematic rape and enslavement of Yazidi women by […]

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How to Make Sense of the U.S. Withdrawal From Syria (Clarion Project)

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Dec. 20, 2018 Click here for full article

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NEW STUDY FINDS THE NUMBER OF ISLAMIC MILITANTS NEARLY FOUR TIMES HIGHER TODAY THAN IN 2001, by Jacob Siegel (Tablet)

By   /  November 22, 2018  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Nov. 21, 2018 Taking stock of the forever war Click here for full article

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After Netanyahu’s Visit to Oman – Abdulrahman al-Rashed (Al Arabiya via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  friends/enemies, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 29, 2018 After Netanyahu’s Visit to Oman – Abdulrahman al-Rashed (Al Arabiya) The nonchalant reactions of the Arab public and media over the Omani announcement that they received Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Muscat, Oman’s port capital, illustrates how much the region has changed from the past. The non-pragmatic way of dealing with the […]

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Liberation, Not Colonization, Motivated the Creation of the Jewish State by Douglas Feith (Tablet via Mosaic)

By   /  October 26, 2018  /  History, Human Rights, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 26, 2018 According to a common anti-Zionist refrain, Great Britain stole the land of Israel from the Palestinian Arabs and then, without permission, gave it to the Jews—blatantly disregarding Arab interests and national aspirations. But, writes Douglas Feith, the reality was very different: The Balfour Declaration, like Israel’s recent nation-state law, distinguished between a people’s […]

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