Posts Tagged ‘Iran’

 

The Battle for Jerusalem

editor 7 December 2017

By Rev. Willem J. J. Glashouwer.. On 31 October; yes, on the same date that Martin Luther in 1517 hammered his 95 theses on the doors of churches in Wittenberg-Germany and started the great work of the Reformation; the same day the ANZAC soldiers from Australia and New Zealand launched their attack in 1917 on Beersheba that ultimately led to the liberation of Jerusalem from the occupation by the Turkish Ottoman Empire that had occupied Jerusalem and the Holy Land for 400 years. “The events of 31 October 1917 laid the foundation for the Jewish people being able to return officially and legally to their land and to ultimately establish their own State on 14 May 1948”, we read in the article of Kelvin Crombie in the October edition 2017 of our newspaper ‘Israel & Christians Today’. (more…)

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Portents of a quagmire in Syria

editor 2 December 2017

By Caroline Glick.. Is the war in Syria won? The images broadcast this week from Sochi, the Russian vacation town on the Black Sea coast, were pictures of victory – for the bad guys. On Tuesday (November 21, 2017), Russian President Vladimir Putin stood beside his Syrian client, President Bashar Assad, who licked Putin’s boots, as well he should have. Assad owes his regime and his life to Putin. The next day, Putin was joined by his allies – the presidents of Iran and Turkey. (more…)

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Tehran Is Winning the War for Control of the Middle East

editor 2 December 2017

By Jonathan Spyer.. Saudi Arabia appears to be on a warpath across the Middle East. The Saudi-orchestrated resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Saudi officials’ bellicose rhetoric after the launch of a ballistic missile targeting Riyadh from Yemen appear to herald a new period of assertiveness against Iranian interests across the Middle East. [Photo top right: Cown prince and Minister of Defence Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia].  (more…)

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Storm clouds gathering over the region…writes isi Leibler

editor 30 November 2017

By Isi Leibner.. The volatility of political activity in the Middle East region is dizzying. The Syrian civil war is almost at an end. President Basher Assad remains in power and Iran and its surrogate Hezbollah have emerged as the clear victors. Disconcertingly, both the Americans and the Russians have apparently reached an agreement over Syria that would enable Hezbollah and Iranian ground forces to remain – effectively threatening Israel’s northern borders. (more…)

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Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to advance Syrian peace

editor 29 November 2017

By Vladimir Isachenkov and Sarah El Deeb.. MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran on Wednesday (November 22, 2017) discussed ways to promote a peaceful settlement in Syria, including the return of refugees, humanitarian aid and prisoners’ exchange, while fractured Syrian opposition groups were meeting in Saudi Arabia in a bid to overcome their divisions and form a united front for Syrian peace talks in Geneva. [Photo top right: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, (r), Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, (c), and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani pose for the media members in Sochi, Russia, November 22. 2017. (Kayhan Ozer/Pool via AP)](more…)

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From Tehran to Quneitra: Iran’s “Land Bridge” Is Almost Complete

editor 25 November 2017

By Jonathan Spyer.. In the east of Syria, the so-called race to Abu Kamal between the US-supported Syrian Democratic Forces and the forces of Iran, the Assad regime and Russia appears to be close to conclusion – in the latter’s favour. Regime forces moved into the town last Thursday (November 16, 2017). They were then expelled by an unexpected Islamic State counterattack this week, and have now retreated to positions about two kilometers outside of Abu Kamal. The Islamic State move, however, has the flavour of a last roll of the dice. Clearly, the Sunni jihadis will lose the strategic border town in the days ahead. (more…)

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Netanyahu: Hariri’s resignation a ‘wake-up call’ on Iran threat to the region

editor 9 November 2017

By TOI Staff and Agencies..  PM Netanyahu calls on international community to address ‘Iranian aggression’ after Saad Hariri steps down, citing Islamic Republic’s ‘grip’ on Lebanon. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday (November 4, 2017) warned that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s resignation should be a “wake-up call” to the international community to the threat posed by Iran’s regional ambitions, which he said endanger not only Israel but the entire Middle East. [Photo top right: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discusses Israel’s foreign policy at Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, in London, on November 3, 2017. (AFP Photo/Adrian Dennis)](more…)

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Turnbull extols relationship with Israel as nations strengthen security ties

editor 3 November 2017

By Australian Associated Press.. Australian PM and Benjamin Netanyahu disagree on Iran nuclear agreement but emphasise their shared threat from ‘militant Islamist terrorism’. The relationship between Australia and Israel has never been more profound than now, Malcolm Turnbull has said. The prime minister hailed the nations’ deep ties and shared values after meeting his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, in Jerusalem on Monday night (October 30, 2017). (more…)

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The West Takes Up Its Usual Position

editor 27 October 2017

By Melanie Phillips.. What is it about unconscionable agendas that sends the western head plunging ever deeper into the sand? Please join me here as I discuss with Avi Abelow of Israel Video Network the reaction to President Trump’s speech on the Iran deal, the new pact between Hamas and Fatah and Tony Blair’s latest contribution to the west’s incorrigible myopia. Watch the video below. (more…)

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Argentine Judge Summons Ex-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in Ongoing Probe of Cover-up of Iran’s Responsibility for 1994 Buenos Aires Jewish Center Bombing

editor 17 October 2017

By Ben Cohen.. The Argentine federal judge investigating the allegation that ex-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s administration conspired with Iran to hide Tehran’s culpability for the deadly 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires announced on Monday (October 9, 2017) that Kirchner has been subpoenaed to appear before him on October 26. [Photo top right: Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Photo: File]. (more…)

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