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Why Palestinian Leaders Fear Opinion Polls by Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  January 5, 2020  /  Human Rights, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 27, 2019 The Palestinian Authority leadership was far from pleased about AMAN’s exposure of the Palestinians public’s discontent with corruption. Palestinian leaders fear that reports about corruption could contribute to a drying up of international funding of the PA. If donor countries got whiff of the fact that their taxpayers’ money is being squandered […]

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Lebanon Protests Are Breaking “Fear Barrier” – Scott Peterson (Christian Science Monitor via Daily Alert)

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

Nov. 14, 2019 Lebanon Protests Are Breaking “Fear Barrier” – Scott Peterson (Christian Science Monitor)    The veteran Hizbullah fighter can’t count how many times he has been to Syria, but he now refuses to return there and curses the organization to which he has devoted his life.    More Hizbullah fighters have returned from Syria […]

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For UNRWA, the Party’s Over, by Ron Prosor (JNS via Algemeiner)

By   /  November 13, 2019  /  Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Nov. 13, 2019 When I heard that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Commissioner Pierre Krahenbuhl had resigned, I was shocked. After all, the United Nations does not have the best track record when it comes to investigating corruption allegations against its own agencies, let alone […]

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PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY SPENT NIS 7B. TO FUND TERROR – REPORT, by BY MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN (J. Post via HonestReporting)

By   /  November 11, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Palestinian Media Watch published a financial report of the Palestinian Authority based on its own financial records for the years 2011 – 2018.  NOVEMBER 9, 2019   Click here for article

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Will Palestinians in Gaza Revolt Against Hamas? – Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Inst. via Daily Alert)

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

Aug. 14, 2019 Will Palestinians in Gaza Revolt Against Hamas? – Khaled Abu Toameh The leaders of Hamas recently ordered their security forces to detain several Palestinian activists for allegedly planning another wave of protests similar to those that swept Gaza in March. Those demonstrations were organized to protest the longstanding economic crisis. Abu Safiyeh, of […]

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Second Son of Hamas Co-founder Leaves Terror Group (TOI via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 4, 2019  /  Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

July 4, 2019 Second Son of Hamas Co-founder Leaves Terror Group Israel’s Channel 12 broadcast an interview Wednesday with Suheib Yousef, son of Hamas co-founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef, and brother of Mosab Yousef, who spent a decade working for Israel to help thwart terror attacks and published an autobiography titled Son of Hamas in 2010 after seeking asylum in […]

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The Palestinian Leaders’ War on Preventing Corruption by Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  June 17, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 17, 2019 The Palestinian Authority has chosen to crack down on anti-corruption activists as part of an effort to silence its critics and deter others from demanding transparency and accountability. Stories concerning rampant financial and administrative corruption in the Palestinian Authority do not surprise those who have been reporting on Palestinian affairs in the […]

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Iranian MP: 1,800 Religious Scholars, Preachers Hold Posts in Oil Ministry (Al Arabiya via Daily Alert)

By   /  December 27, 2018  /  friends/enemies, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 27, 2018 Iranian MP: 1,800 Religious Scholars, Preachers Hold Posts in Oil Ministry (Al Arabiya) The head of the Iranian Parliament Commission on Energy, Hassan Wand, said 1,800 religious scholars have been appointed to posts in the Oil Ministry under the guidance of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, although their job titles and the nature […]

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Hamas Blackmail, Media Silence by Bassam Tawil (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  apartheid, double standards, Human Rights, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 9, 2018 Hamas’s strategy is to remain in power forever; to achieve that goal, it is prepared to do anything. Hamas has always acted out of its own narrow interests while holding the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip hostage to its extremist ideology and repressive regime. “Those who claim to be confronting Israel are […]

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U.S. Likens Iran’s Leaders to the Mafia – Carol Morello (Wasington Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 23, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 23, 2018 U.S. Likens Iran’s Leaders to the Mafia – Carol Morello Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday, “The level of corruption and wealth among regime leaders shows that Iran is run by something that resembles the Mafia more than a government” – a message the U.S. plans to broadcast heavily in Iran. Pompeo said […]

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