Daily Archives: June 18, 2013

Hold Peres Accountable: Questions to Ask the President of Israel

The President of Israel, Shimon Peres, pushing 90, celebrates his longevity with a birthday bash this week that include thousands of invited guests and hundreds of reporters. It behooves the journalists who cover the Peres...

Israel Dismayed By U.S. Assessments

www.menewsline.com Israel has become increasingly dismayed over U.S. intelligence assessments on the Middle East. Israel's government and intelligence community have determined huge gaps between U.S. assessments and developments in the Middle East. They said Israel's government...

Hezbollah Involvement in the Syrian Civil War

Overview For Iran and Hezbollah, the preservation of Bashar Assad's regime is of supreme strategic importance. Syria is Iran's greatest "resistance camp" ally, providing it with a firm foothold in the heart of the Middle...

EU Challenges the UN and OIC on Press Freedom

http://www.legal-project.org/4119/eu-challenges-the-un-and-oic-on-press-freedom The European Parliament (EP) in Strasbourg passed two resolutions Thursday, each detailing a set of recommendations to protect the rights of journalists to speak and print freely. 21 "The EU, as a community of values,...

Hassan Rowhani: A Honey Trap for Iran and the World?

http://jcpa.org/hassan-rowhani-a-honey-trap-for-iran-and-the-world/ Sayyed Hassan Rowhani, who adopted the color purple during the election campaign, won an overwhelming victory in the first round of the Iranian presidential election with a majority of over 50 percent, leaving Saeed...

US Experts Forecast Military Aid Hikes for Israel

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130617/DEFREG04/306170028/US-Experts-Forecast-Military-Aid-Hikes-Israel Despite sequestration and protracted fiscal constraints, Israel can expect an additional decade of sustained and possibly increased levels of security assistance once its current $30 billion, 10-year military aid package expires in 2018, former...

The Iranian election: Have the people really won?

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors/The-Iranian-election-Have-the-people-really-won-316859 Supporters of Rohani hold a picture of him as they celebrate his victory in Tehran June 15, 2013. Photo: REUTERS/Fars News/Sina Shiri In elections heralded as being neither free nor fair - with the candidates preselected...

And the Winner is… Iran’s Nuclear Program

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3773/rouhani-iran-nuclear-program The Iranians are the best strategists in the Middle East, better than those in the West, and the reason the Iranians constantly succeed in out-maneuvering the West. In the West, we constantly look for ways...

Obama Doctrine: America Allies with Muslim Brotherhood to Promote Middle East ‘Stability’

http://pjmedia.com/barryrubin/2013/06/16/obama-doctrine-america-allies-with-muslim-brotherhood-to-promote-middle-east-stability/ Here is what I wrote in October 2010, when the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood - Muhammad al-Badi - had just given a sermon calling for the overthrow of Egypt’s government (which happened four...

Hamas Follows Hizb In Tunnel Rockets

www.menewsline.com The Hamas regime in the Gaza Strip has been directed by Hizbullah on the use of tunnels for missile and rocket fire toward Israel. Palestinian sources said the Hamas military was directed by Hizbullah and...