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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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How Islamic “Aid” Organizations in Turkey Feed Jihadists in Syria by Uzay Bulut (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  March 6, 2019  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Mar. 6, 2019 It appears that many radical Islamists in Turkey have established an international network to sustain the jihadist terrorists in Syria. Because this network operates under the guise of “charity,” European governments are having difficulty monitoring its activities — particularly in jihadist-controlled territory — and holding the perpetrators to account. “We get most […]

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Report: Putin Promises Netanyahu to Stop Delivery of S-300 to Syrian Regime – Nazir Magally (Asharq Al-Awsat-UK via Daily Alert)

By   /  March 5, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 5, 2019 Report: Putin Promises Netanyahu to Stop Delivery of S-300 to Syrian Regime – Nazir Magally Russian President Vladimir Putin has informed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Moscow would stop the transfer of the S-300 surface-to-air missile system to the Syrian army, political sources said. During the meeting in Moscow last Wednesday, Putin […]

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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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