Tag: Middle East

IRAN: WE WON’T NEGOTIATE OVER OUR MISSILE PROGRAM

IRGC Commander warns Israel over any military action against Iran, says Israel won’t have a cemetery left to bury corpses. Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi stressed on Monday that the country would never negotiate over its missile program, saying that the country will continue to boost its deterrence power “to protect national security.” “Our […]

THE ‘RUSSIAN BEAR’S’ JUGGLING ACT IN SYRIA

“The Russian estimate about Syria was wrong from the beginning but the military convinced Putin that it would be a very quick operation.” former Kremlin adviser Alexander Nekrassov said. Russia stormed back into the Middle East in 2015 riding a proverbial high-horse to the rescue of Bashar al-Assad’s then-crumbling regime in Syria. More than three […]

Iran, Hizballah, Hamas use threats of escalation to meddle in Israel’s election

Hamas bulldozers leveled Gaza border ground, Nasrallah brandished his missiles, Palestinian extremists clashed with settlers and Iran switched to the “offensive,” as Israel’s April 9 election campaign got underway. On Monday, Jan. 28, the Palestinian extremist Hamas released photos of bulldozers clearing the ground along the Gaza-Israeli border to prepare for more of the mass […]

ISRAELI STRIKES IN SYRIA REVEAL NEW BATTLEFIELD

As Israel continues to strike at Iran more publicly the Syrian conflict enters a new phase. Airstrikes against Iranian targets in Syria on Sunday and Monday revealed a new Syrian battlefield that is emerging as the Syrian civil war ends and the US prepares to withdraw. For eight years, since the Syrian rebellion began in […]

Abbas Chairs Group at UN

In New York, Abbas said the United Nations must provide the Palestinians with an international protection force, he remarked on Monday. The global community must band together to combat terrorism, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday as he took over the chairmanship of the United Nations Group of 77 and China, the organization’s […]

UN chief backs 2-state solution

The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and stressed again that a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the only path to peace. Guterres’ strong backing for an independent Palestinian state came ahead of the release of a long-awaited U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace and Israeli elections […]

US envoy: Peace plan for Israel and Palestinians delayed ‘several months’

The U.S. ambassador to Israel said Sunday that the Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan will likely not be released for “several months,” according to multiple reports. Ambassador David Friedman told reporters in Jerusalem that the plan is “pretty much completed,” but the administration must still smooth out certain details. The delay is due in part […]

IRAN’S LEADER CALLS FOR ISRAEL’S DOWNFALL

According to the report, Khamenei congratulated leaders of the Islamic Jihad for, what he called, their victory against Israel in Gaza. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei met with Secretary General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Ziad al-Nakhala in Teheran on Monday to emphasize his support for the Palestinian people, the Iranian network Press TV reported […]

Israel Heading to Elections

“With God’s help, we will win,” said Netanyahu, who vowed to form the same coalition after the election. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the parties in his coalition decided Monday to disperse the Knesset this week and initiate an early general election on April 9, 2019. Netanyahu boasted to his Likud faction that his coalition […]

U.N. MISSION IN LEBANON CONFIRMS HEZBOLLAH TUNNELS CROSSED ISRAEL BORDER

“UNIFIL at this stage can confirm that two of the tunnels cross the Blue Line.” the UNIFIL said according to the statement. In a development that will bolster Israel’s case against Hezbollah in a UN Security Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, UNIFIL confirmed Monday that at least two Hezbollah-dug tunnels from Lebanon cross into Israel’s […]