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Qatar’s terror funding makes it more foe than friend to U.S., critics say

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/09/16/qatar-cozies-up-to-us-while-funding-terror-say-critics/ Qatar has simultaneously been championed as a Western ally in the fight against terror and criticized as the Middle East's chief enabler of radical jihad. It may have found a way to be both,...

Qatar’s Rise and America’s Tortured Middle East Policy

http://www.thetower.org/article/qatars-rise-and-americas-tortured-middle-east-policy/ One of the most notable aspects of the current conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza is the prominent role being played by the Emirate of Qatar in supporting the terrorist organization, whose genocidal...

Club Med for Terrorists

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/25/opinion/qatar-club-med-for-terrorists.html?_r=2 UNITED NATIONS THE hostilities in Gaza between Israel and Hamas persist and the diplomatic war at the United Nations continues, also without resolution. While there is no shortage of opinions on the way forward, the...

Iran: The Regional Power behind the Hamas War Effort

http://jcpa.org/article/iran-the-regional-power-behind-the-hamas-war-effort/#sthash.BCfPFQpk.dpuf Vol. 14, No. 23 July 15, 2014 Iran is an arsonist, inflaming the conflicts in the Middle East. Since the 2012 “Pillar of Defense Operation,” Iran has heavily invested in improving the quantity and quality...

Iran Launches Hizbullah network in Syria

The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs reports that the Teheran regime approved and facilitated the establishment of a Hizbullah force in Syria. In a report, the center said Hizbullah, representing Iranian interests, would operate...

Israel Braces For Palestinian Attacks

Israel's military has been bracing for a Palestinian insurgency campaign. The Israeli military has intensified exercises and other operations to help prevent the outbreak of a Palestinian revolt in the West Bank and Jerusalem. The Israel...

Centcom Ignores Israel-Pal Dispute

The U.S. military no longer sees the Arab-Israeli war as a priority. The military's Central Command, in contrast to that of the administration of President Barack Obama, has not designated either the Arab-Israeli or Israeli-Palestinian...

Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the “Clash within a Civilization”

http://csis.org/publication/saudi-arabia-iran-and-clash-within-civilization No one has ever been able to travel to the Gulf without discovering just how different the perspectives and values of the West and the Middle East can be. During the last two...

Is Hizbullah about to Withdraw from Syria?

http://jcpa.org/hizbullah-withdraw-syria/ Hizbullah’s military involvement in Syria is now a subject of heated domestic debate in Iran. This debate is being waged against the backdrop of the international refusal to let Iran take part in the...
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ICSR Insight: Up to 11,000 foreign fighters in Syria; steep rise among Western Europeans

http://icsr.info/2013/12/icsr-insight-11000-foreign-fighters-syria-steep-rise-among-western-europeans/ Since ICSR published its first estimate in April, the issue of foreign fighters in Syria has become a major concern for Western governments. More reports have emerged since, though few have accurately gauged the...