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U.S. Helps Build New Force on Syria’s Northern Border – Tom Perry and Orhan Coskun (Reuters via Daily Alert)

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  friends/enemies, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 15, 2018 U.S. Helps Build New Force on Syria’s Northern Border – Tom Perry and Orhan Coskun (Reuters) The U.S.-led coalition is working with its Syrian militia allies to set up a new border force of 30,000 personnel, the coalition said on Sunday. The new “Border Security Force” will be deployed at border areas with Turkey […]

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Report details scope of persecution in the cradle of Christianity, by Sean Savage (JNS)

By   /  January 12, 2018  /  Human Rights, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 13, 2018 While Christianity traces its birthplace to the Middle East, that region has been arguably the most hostile area for the religion in recent years. A new report by the Christian charity group Open Doors has found that most of Israel’s neighbors, including Egypt, Jordan, Syria and the Palestinian territories, are among the […]

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Iran Spends $16 Billion Annually to Support Terrorists and Rogue Regimes – David Adesnik (Foundation for Defense of Democracies via Daily Alert)

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Jan. 11, 2018 Iran Spends $16 Billion Annually to Support Terrorists and Rogue Regimes – David Adesnik (Foundation for Defense of Democracies) Iran spends more than $16 billion per year supporting foreign “resistance” organizations and clients. Supporting the Assad regime in Syria is estimated to cost $15 billion per year, including the costs of deploying thousands […]

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Iran Ignores Israel’s Warnings – Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira (JCPA via Daily Alert)

By   /  December 29, 2017  /  friends/enemies, International, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Dec. 29, 2017 Iran Ignores Israel’s Warnings – Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) The recent visit to Israel’s border by Hamza Abu Abbas, commander of the Iraqi Al-Bakr Brigade stationed in Syria as part of the Shiite Foreign Legion, was reported to be part of a series of visits by commanders […]

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The Growing Risk of an Israel-Iran Confrontation in Syria – Brig. Gen. (ret.) Michael Herzog (Washington Institute for Near East Policy via Daily Alert)

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Dec. 21, 2017 The Growing Risk of an Israel-Iran Confrontation in Syria – Brig. Gen. (ret.) Michael Herzog (Washington Institute for Near East Policy) In Israel, much attention has centered on Iranian plans for the establishment of a sphere of direct influence stretching from its borders to the Mediterranean, and the consolidation of a military front […]

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No moral backbone, by Prof. Abraham Ben-Zvi (Israel Hayom via IMFA newsletter)

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  friends/enemies, International, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Dec. 19, 2017 Israel Hayom focuses on reports that President Obama crossed all normative red lines by allowing Hezbollah and its satellites to carry out crimes undisturbed, even on U.S. soil, compares it to “the administration of then-President Harry Truman stopped at nothing to enlist some 1,600 Nazi scientists, engineers and technicians, particularly in the field […]

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Is the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict the “Middle East Conflict”?, by By Prof. Hillel Frisch (BESA)

By   /  December 15, 2017  /  media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 15, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Is the Israel-Palestinian conflict equivalent to “the Middle East conflict,” as UN and EU officials and agencies and major media outlets characterize it? Of course not. The conflict is not nearly as lethal as many others and long ago became parochial compared to the conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen. […]

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Syria’s Sunni Arabs and Israel: The War’s Silver Lining?, by Rauf Baker (BESA)

By   /  December 13, 2017  /  anti-Semitism, friends/enemies, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 13, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The war in Syria has resulted in many changes to its society, including a perceptible shift in the Sunni Arab majority’s attitude towards Israel. However, that shift remains very limited in scope. Much still needs to be done on both sides of the border to root out the Syrian culture of […]

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Iran is on the march, making the Middle East even more dangerous, by Robert Fulford (National Post)

By   /  December 10, 2017  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 8, 2017 Israel and Iran are now already engaged in an undeclared war Click here for full article

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IDF BIRTHS SYRIAN MATERNITY HOSPITAL, by BEN LYNFIELD (J. Post via HonestReporting)

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  friends/enemies, Good works, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 6, 2017 In preparation for the winter, the IDF has provided 30 tons of warm clothing and provided a mass supply of diesel fuel so villagers can heat their houses. Click here for full article

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