Posts Tagged ‘Iran’

 

Gaza’s financial crisis is sending Hamas back into the arms of Iran

editor 16 June 2018

By Avi Issacharoff..  A special iftar feast was held in Gaza City last Thursday (June 7, 2018) at the end of the day’s Ramadan fast, marking the annual Quds (Jerusalem) Day — an event initiated by Iran in 1979 to express support for the Palestinians and oppose Zionism and Israel. During the event, dinner was served to families of killed and injured Gazans, in a manner similar to many other iftar meals. Nonetheless, what made Thursday’s (June 7, 2018) event different was the Iranian sponsorship: The event was marked and celebrated in order to send a message of appreciation and respect to Iran. It was paid for by the Tehran regime. [Photo top right: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meeting in Tehran with Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip Ismail Haniyeh. (AP) | Credit: AP].  (more…)

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The Four Scenarios Facing Israel as the U.S. Withdraws From the Iran Deal

editor 15 June 2018

By Amos Yadlin and Ari Heistein.. President Trump’s decision to depart the JCPOA leaves Israel to try to advance its strategic objectives across a very different geopolitical landscape. President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal has left Israel to reassess its policy toward Iran—and how to advance its key national-security objectives: preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, thwarting Iran’s aspirations for hegemony, changing the fundamentally hostile and radical orientation of the regime, and preventing future military conflict. [Photo top right: President Trump meets with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office on March 5, 2018. | Photo credit: Kevin Lamarque / Reuters].  (more…)

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Trump’s North Korean Strategy is Terrifying Iran

editor 12 June 2018

By Caroline Glick.. The North Korean media reported Sunday (June 3, 2018) that Syrian President Bashar Assad is due in Pyongyang for an official state visit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. Much of the instant media commentary regarding the announcement claimed that it is nothing more than a testament to the deep, long-standing ties between the two isolated nations, whose rogue behavior has caused both to be shunned by the international community. [Photo top right: President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un after signing documents after their summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018 | Photo credit: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters].  (more…)

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Iran’s Dilemma: Respond to Israeli Actions in Syria with Terror Attacks Abroad?

editor 4 June 2018

By Yoram Schweitzer.. In view of the public promise by senior Iranian spokespersons that Israel would soon weep over its soldiers just as Iran mourned its soldiers, it remains to be seen if and how Iran will retaliate against Israel’s recent broad counter-attack against Iranian targets in Syria: with what intensity, with what method, and in what location. [Photo top right: Bulgaria Burgas Bus attack June 18, 2012 | Photo credit: Bulgarian Interior Ministry AFP].  (more…)

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Russia as Restraining Factor in the Iranian-Israeli Confrontation in Syria

editor 1 June 2018

By Zvi Magen, Vera Michlin-Shapir and Udi Dekel..  INSS Insight No. 1062, May 29, 2018. Given the recent escalation between Iran and Israel in Syria and the development of a direct confrontation between them, the question of the Russian position arises: Is Russia trapped between hawkish factors and being forced, against its will, to position itself as a restraining force or can it benefit from an Israeli-Iranian confrontation, especially as it still controlled and limited? [Photo top right: Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin and Syrian Pres. Bashar al-Assad | Photo credit: kremli.ru].  (more…)

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Why Has The Rainbow Nation Fallen For Hamas’ Darkness And Deception?

editor 26 May 2018

By Dan Diker.. Hamas, the Islamic government and terror group, rules the Gaza Strip with an iron fist without regard for human or civil rights, says Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs project director. South Africa’s withdrawal of its ambassador to Israel, Sisa Ngombane, hands a momentary victory to Hamas in its war of deception and terror. Hamas, the Islamic government and terror group, rules the Gaza Strip with an iron fist without regard for human or civil rights — including the persecution, torture and killing of Palestinian Christians. [Leading members of the Hamas, Fatah and Islamic Jihad movements led the protest, in which protesters waved Palestinian flags and shouted, “Down with Zionist terrorism” | Photo credit: World Bulletin / News Desk].  (more…)

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Top American Jewish Leader: US Must Stand by Its Allies as Middle East Map Is Being Redrawn

editor 25 May 2018

By Barney Breen-Portnoy.. As instability continues to reign in the Middle East, the US must back by its allies and challenge its enemies, a top American Jewish leader told The Algemeiner in an interview on Friday (May 18, 2018).

“What I see happening today is similar to what happened in the 1920s with Sykes-Picot, except it’s with Iran and Turkey, with Russia,” Malcolm Hoenlein — the executive vice chairman and CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations – said. “We’re seeing a redrawing of the map of the Middle East and people do not pay enough attention to the overall, hegemonic, designs that these countries have. [Photo top right: Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice chairman and CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Photo: YouTube screenshot].  (more…)

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“We will wipe out Israel”: Hamas Leaders

editor 24 May 2018

By SWC.. On the anniversary of Shavuot, when Jews around the world commemorate the giving of the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai — the founding pillar of human civilization — we thought it would be worthwhile to list the Ten Commandments most frequently on the lips of the leaders of Hamas, a terrorist organization committed to the destruction of Israel:

  1. “There is no concession to Jerusalem, no alternative to Palestine, and no solution but to return. This is the Palestinian people taking the initiative for the sake of Jerusalem and the right of return”
    — Ismail Haniyeh, Chairman of Hamas Political Bureau, 2018 
    [Photo top right: Hamas chief Meshaal and senior Hamas leader Haniyeh wave to crowd as they leave rally marking 25th anniversary of founding of Hamas, in Gaza City | Photo credit: Reuters].

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US Jewish and Pro-Israel Groups Extol Trump’s Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Deal

editor 9 May 2018

By Algemeiner Staff.. Top US Jewish and pro-Israel groups reacted on Tuesday (May 8, 2018) — largely with praise — to President Donald Trump’s announcement of America’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.

An edited sampling of these responses can be read below:

Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Chairman Stephen Greenberg and Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Malcolm Hoenlein said, “The president’s declaration reflects frustration with Iranian behavior following the implementation of the JCPOA. While there are some differences of views as to the most effective approach, the Conference of Presidents has clearly and consistently called for an agreement which would ensure that Iran never obtains a nuclear weapons capability that would augment its ability to create mayhem in the region through its support of terrorism.” [Photo top right: A military truck carrying a missile and a picture of Iran’s leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei drives in a parade marking the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war in Tehran. (photo credit: REUTERS)].  (more…)

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The depth of Iran’s deception

editor 9 May 2018

By Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yaakov Amidror.. Following last Monday’s (April 30, 2018) unveiling by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of “half a ton” of Iranian files proving that Iran lied about its nuclear program, many criticized what they called “a performance.” Of course, everyone was full of praise for the intelligence community, namely the Mossad, for obtaining the information. But they didn’t spare any criticism from the prime minister’s “show.” (more…)

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