Posts Tagged ‘Lebanon’


Graham returns from Israel: We must ‘stop the Iran-Assad machine’

editor 1 March 2018

By Joe Gould.. WASHINGTON — War between Israel and Iranian proxy forces is imminent, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators warned Tuesday (February 27, 2018) after a trip to the Middle East last week. “Any time you leave a meeting where the request is ammunition, ammunition, ammunition, that’s probably not good,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said of a meeting with Israeli officials. Graham is the Senate’s lead appropriator for the U.S. State Department and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. [Photo top right: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is the Senate’s lead appropriator for the U.S. State Department and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)].  (more…)


Who Is Qais al-Khazali, and Why Should You Care?

editor 20 December 2017

By Jonathan Spyer.. Last Saturday (December 9, 2017), a recording emerged of an Iraqi Shi’a militia leader called Qais al-Khazali visiting the Lebanon-Israel border area. The short video shows him in the company of two other uniformed men. They are in the village of Kafr Kila, which is adjacent to Metulla. At a certain point in the recording, Khazali addresses the camera. [Photo top right: Qais al-Khazali, head of Asaib Ahl al-Haq speaks to the press in Baghdad 3 April 2004. (Photo: AFP – Sabah Arar) | Photo credit: Elie Chalhoub]. ‘”I’m at the Fatima Gate in Kafr Kila, at the border that divides south Lebanon from occupied Palestine,” he tells his listeners. Khazali continues: (more…)


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…)


Mossad chief: Iran ‘closer than ever before’ to Israel’s borders

editor 4 October 2017

By Judah Ari Gross.. At event honoring espionage service, top spy Yossi Cohen says agents conduct ‘thousands of operations,’ some deep in enemy countries. The head of the Mossad intelligence service warned on Monday that Iran, through its proxies, is operating closer “than ever before” to Israel’s borders with Lebanon and Syria, though he also said Israel was operating deep in enemy territory. [Photo top right: Mossad chief Yossi Cohen speaks at an event honoring agents from the security service on October 2, 2017. (Screen capture: Government Press Office/YouTube)](more…)


Hezbollah’s Missilies Will Not Rust

editor 5 August 2017

By Caroline Glick.. Israel weighs its options in the face of a dangerous military buildup across the border. Last month (June 2017) IDF Military Intelligence chief Maj.-Gen. Herzl Halevi made a stunning revelation. Hezbollah and Iran are transforming the terrorist group into a military force capable of independently producing its own precision weapons. (more…)


The Iranians are at the borders

editor 21 July 2017

By Avi Issacharoff.. With its ascendancy in Syria, the Islamic Republic is seeking to consolidate its position against Israel and the US. Eleven years have gone by since the outbreak of the Second Lebanon War, which began with the kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev. It ended 34 days later with a trumpet blast from Hezbollah, which had lost approximately 700 of its troops. [Photo top right: Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah addresses supporters in Beirut, Lebanon, on November 3, 2014. (AFP/STR)](more…)


World Shrugs as Hizballah Prepares Massive Civilian Deaths

editor 30 March 2017

By Noah Beck.. Originally written for the Investigative Project on Terrorism

Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah recently warned Israel that his Iran-backed terror group could attack targets producing mass Israeli casualties, including a huge ammonia storage tank in Haifa, and a nuclear reactor in Dimona. Also last month (February, 2017), Tower Magazine reported that, since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, Iran has provided Hizballah with a vast supply of “game-changing,” state-of-the art weapons, despite Israel’s occasional airstrikes against weapons convoys. [Photo top right:A rocket display in the southern town of Sderot, for years Hamas’s primary target (photo credit: Moshe Shai/Flash 90)] (more…)


Iran calls Aoun’s election in Lebanon a victory for Hezbollah

editor 3 November 2016

By World News.. Iran welcomed the election of Michel Aoun [Photo top right] as Lebanon’s new president on Monday (October 31, 2016), calling it a victory for the Shi’ite group Hezbollah, Tehran’s ally in Lebanon. Aoun, a leader of Lebanon’s Christian community, secured the post in a parliamentary vote, ending a 29-month presidential vacuum in a deal with Sunni leader Saad al-Hariri, who is now expected to become prime minister. (more…)


Bulgaria to Try Hezbollah Suspects Four Years After Deadly Attack on Israeli Tourists

editor 26 July 2016

By The Staff.. Two suspects linked to the Iran-backed terrorist group Hezbollah will be tried in absentia for a deadly July 2012 suicide bombing that targeted Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, prosecutors revealed on Friday (July 15, 2016). Meliad Farah and Hassan El Hajj Hassan, both natives of Lebanon, will be tried on charges of terrorism over the attack on a tour bus filled with Israelis vacationing in the Black Sea city of Burgas.  (more…)


Refugee Crisis: US, UK ‘Ignoring Christians, Preferring Muslims’

editor 18 September 2015

By Hillel Fendel.. Homeless Christians from Syria and Lebanon who manage to reach Western nations often suffer discrimination, says Gatestone Institute. Christian minorities forced out of their homes who manage to reach the United States and other Western nations sometimes encounter more trouble – so reports the Gatestone Institute International Policy Council. (more…)


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