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Middle East Looks to America for Leadership

Share Tweet By Dore Gold The countries of the Middle East are looking for America to be an ally. They are looking for America to lead the peoples of the Middle East. Unfortunately, there has been a...

President Assad laughs and says he sleeps fine when asked about all the children killed in Syria

Share Tweet President Bashar al-Assad laughed and said he sleeps fine when he was asked during an interview about all the children killed every day in Syria Mr Assad also said the deaths of hundreds...

Military Leader: Iran Sending Elite Fighters Into U.S., Europe

Share Tweet IRGC commander: ‘IRGC will be in the U.S. and Europe very soon’ The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, the country’s elite military force, is sending assets to infiltrate...

EU’s Cowardice Shows Lack Of Support For Press Freedom In Turkey

Share Tweet The European Commission spoke out for press freedom in Turkey. Which seems praiseworthy – until you take a closer look ‘Better late than never’, was the general and lukewarm...

The KGB’s Middle East Files: Palestinians in the service of Mother Russia

Share Tweet Secret KGB documents reveal just how deeply involved the Soviet Union was in the spilling of Israeli blood. The Russian spy agency provided Palestinian terror organizations with funds,...

In Plea to Join PLO, Hamas Emphasizes Commitment to Terror

Share Tweet A top official of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas has called for its inclusion in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), an umbrella group internationally recognized as the...

The Story of Obama’s Ransom Payment to Iran Gets Worse

Share Tweet America paid Iran $1.7 billion in cash—funds that by law were not to be released unless and until Iran paid what it owed to American victims of its terrorism n the morning of January...

UAE court sentences Hezbollah cell

Share Tweet A top Emirati court on Monday sentenced seven people to up to life in prison after convicting them of forming a cell linked to Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah movement, state media...

Niece of Arafat’s confidant loves Israel and had it tattooed on her back

Share Tweet Ramallah-born Sandra Solomon, a convert to Christianity, says her dream is to one day come to Israel, fly the flag and salute it The niece of a top official in the Palestinian Fatah party...

Palestinian campaign vs Balfour shows hostility to Jewish state undimmed after 100 years

Share Tweet Op-ed: Netanyahu always claims Palestinian opposition to Jewish sovereignty anywhere, not just to occupation and settlements, lies at the root of the conflict. The PA’s new battle...

Saudi Arabia: Iran waging regional sectarianism

Share Tweet During a general assembly meeting of the United Nations held on Monday, Saudi Arabia’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations has warned against the dangerous role played by Iran in...

Egypt partners with Israel to boost fragile economy

Share Tweet As aid commitments from its Arab partners lag behind, Egypt is turning to Israel to help steady Cairo’s faltering economy With only a portion of the financial commitments from Saudi...

Israel has every right to refuse a 1967 withdrawal

Share Tweet Former FM director-general: Since 1973 the US has assured Israel it won’t back changes to UNSC 242. US support for a United Nations Security Council resolution to replace 242 would...

Palestinians: Fatah Prepares for War with Israel

Share Tweet “We have pledged to prepare an army of fighters by devoting our full abilities and energies to consolidate the option of armed struggle as the only means to liberate...

Swedish City to Offer Returning Jihadis Free Housing, Driving Lessons, and Debt Forgiveness

Share Tweet Jihadis with Swedish passports who return from fighting with Islamic State in the Middle East will be offered taxpayer-funded driving lessons, housing, and even debt cancellation....

The Iranian Regime Is Not a Natural Partner of the United States

Share Tweet One of the interesting debates that emerged over the last few years in Washington revolved around whether the Islamic Republic of Iran could be a natural partner for the United States in...

Islam Supports Israel’s Right of Existence

Share Tweet It  is mandatory upon all Muslims to support Israel and her right to exist in the holy land because the holy book of Islam, the Quran supports Israel. There are many verses in the Quran...

The Soviet-Palestinian Lie

Share Tweet Source: Gatestone Institute –  Judith Bergman  “The PLO was dreamt up by the KGB, which had a penchant for ‘liberation’ organizations.” — Ion Mihai...

PA: Denial of Jewish history ‘victory for Palestinian people’

Share Tweet As UNESCO fails to acknowledge Jewish ties to Temple Mount, Palestinians celebrate, say resolution comes at a time of ‘increased Judaization of Jerusalem, and claim exclusive...

President Hollande has admitted ‘France has a problem with Islam’

Share Tweet Source: The Daily Mail French president Francois Hollande has admitted the country ‘has a problem with Islam’ and warned France’s national symbol will one day by a woman...

Meet the IDF’s ‘Beduin battalion’

Share Tweet Source: Jpost.com Unit 585’s men take pride in ‘Israel in miniature,’ which includes other minorities and even Jews. The jeep stops on a chalk-like dusty road, at an embankment that...

The sickness of narrative thinking

Share Tweet Source: Ynet Op-ed: In recent years, the truth has fallen casualty to storytelling; the Palestinian narrative of the Nakba must not over ride the truth that the Arab armies came to try...

Palestinian Human Rights Activist Calls Out Arab ‘Leadership’

Share Tweet Source: Heather Robinson Bassem Eid, founder of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group (PHRMG), spoke boldly last week in Manhattan at an event hosted by The Lawfare Project, a...

What you need to know about Israel’s Christian minority

Share Tweet Source: JNS.org In the Gatestone Institute’s August report on Christian persecution, Raymond Ibrahim described the brutal, rampant and global Islamic persecution of Christians and other...

A Look Inside the Latest Gaza Women’s Flotilla

Share Tweet Source: Tablet Last week, many world leaders flocked to Israel to pay their last respects to the late Shimon Peres. This week brings a very different breed of visitor: about two dozen...

Planned Hezbollah terror attacks in Haifa thwarted

Share Tweet Source: Ynet 6 residents of the village of Ghajar, among them three brothers and their cousin, are suspected of smuggling explosives from Lebanon to be used in attacks in northern Israel;...

Iran tells Saudi navy vessels to avoid its waters

Share Tweet Source: Al-Arabiya Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) warned Saudi naval vessels taking part in military exercises in the Gulf on Wednesday not to get close to Iranian waters, in a sign...

Bahraini Writer: I Was Shocked To Discover How Many Young Arabs Idolize Adolf Hitler

Share Tweet On February 27, 2016, Dr. Entesar Al-Banna, a columnist for the Bahraini daily Al-Watan, wrote that she had discovered, much to her surprise, that many young Arabs idolize Adolf Hitler,...

Double Standards for Aleppo and Gaza

Share Tweet Make no mistake, the carnage taking place in Aleppo right now is a disgrace to the international community. The Syrian government and Russian-backed forces are reportedly using...

Iran announces it holds sway over five Arab states

Share Tweet The chief of the Iranian armed forces, Major General Mohammed Bagheri, said that his country had been employing the military expertise it had acquired since the Iran-Iraq War to reinforce...

Twitter users outraged as Bahraini PM pays respects to Shimon Peres

Share Tweet Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid Al Khalifa has spurred controversy as he paid his respects to former Israeli President Shimon Peres on Twitter. The tweet referred to Peres as a...

How Israel’s Iron Grip Makes a Third Intifada Brutally Difficult

Share Tweet It was well past midnight late in August as a convoy of Israeli armored vehicles raced through the winding streets of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Arriving at a city center...

Separation is not the Answer

Share Tweet BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 368 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Contrary to the accepted wisdom regarding the effectiveness of barriers, there is no substitute for troops on the ground and for...

Prime Minister Netanyahu cancels reservation at swanky New York restaurant, avoiding a possible awkward confrontation

Share Tweet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled his dinner plans Wednesday night after he learnt that Pakistani Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif had booked a table at the same restaurant...

The head of Hezbollah has found someone he hates even more than Israelis

Share Tweet If there were any doubt as to just how toxic sectarian politics has become in the Middle East, the latest statement from the leader of the Iran-backed Lebanese Shia militant group...

Five arrested on suspicion of forming European Islamic State cell

Share Tweet Source: Reuters  Spanish, German and Belgian authorities have arrested five people suspected of forming an “active and dangerous” Islamic State cell and promoting Islamist...

Netanyahu’s invitation

Share Tweet Source: Saudi Gazette The Palestinians should not be too quick to dismiss the invitation extended by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to...

Palestinian Celebration of Munich Olympic Massacre Shows They are Not Ready for Peace

Share Tweet The world must insist that Palestinian leaders refrain from praising past and present acts of terror, writes Michael Oren. The 2016 Olympics remembered the 11 Israeli athletes massacred...

The Oslo Disaster

Share Tweet Prof. Efraim Karsh, the incoming director of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, indicts the Oslo diplomatic process as “the starkest strategic blunder in Israel’s...

Abdullah bin Zayed: ‘Iran’s Actions Cause Tension, Instability in the Region’

Share Tweet New York- During the general debate of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates expressed on Saturday...