Category Palestinians/Occupied Territories

The Middle East: Terrorism Forever? By Bing West

Bing West is always worth reading.  RCP, fortunascorner The Middle East: Terrorism Forever? By Bing West, www.hoover.org View Original July 26th, 2017 Image credit: Poster Collection, US3425, Hoover Institution Archives. The short response is yes. Crime forever? Also, yes. Turbulence, terror, pestilence, famine, love, procreation, taxes, families, sunsets, rain, shine, etc.—all are components of the human condition. […]

CENTCOM Commander Votel Steels For Next Chapter In World’s Most Dangerous Region

CENTCOM Commander Votel Steels For Next Chapter In World’s Most Dangerous Region Howard Altman, Times Staff Writer Friday, July 14, 2017 1:34pm www.tampabay.com View Original July 14th, 2017 Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of the U.S. Central Command, sat down for an interview Wednesday with the Tampa Bay Times in his office at MacDill Air […]

The Muslim Brotherhood Is The Root Of The Qatar Crisis

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IS THE ROOT OF THE QATAR CRISIS by Eric Trager Atlantic July 2, 2017 The Saudi-led bloc has made thirteen demands of Doha, but they’re mostly about resolving one issue—and time is almost up. READ THIS ITEM ON OUR WEBSITE Monday marks the end of the 10 days that Saudi Arabia, the United […]

Full Speech: POTUS Trump Address In Saudi Arabia

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SPEECH IN SAUDI ARABIA http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-administration/334454-full-speech-president-donald-trump-address-in-saudi FULL SPEECH: President Donald Trump address in Saudi Arabia BY THE HILL STAFF – 05/21/17 12:00 PM EDT 32 26 181   Autoplay: On | Off I want to thank King Salman for his extraordinary words, and the magnificent Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting today’s summit. I am honored to be received […]

‘A Thousand Ways To Die:’ Hamas Explosives Chief Accidentally Blows Himself Up

  http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/02/hamas-explosives-chief-accidentally-blows-himself-up/ Hamas Explosives Chief Accidentally Blows Himself Up Posted by William A. Jacobson    Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 4:30pm Muhammad Hemada Walid al-Quqa Muhammad Walid al-Quqa, the explosives chief of Hamas, reportedly blew himself up in what commonly is referred to as a “work accident.” The Palestinian Ma’an News Agency reports: A Hamas fighter succumbed on Sunday […]

Transcript Claims To Show U.S. Worked Wth Palestinians On U.N. Resolution

Transcript Claims To Show U.S. Worked Wth Palestinians On U.N. Resolution timesofisrael.com · by Mark Wildes Palestinian Authority lead negotiator Saeb Erekat, right, and US Secretary of State John Kerry in Ramallah, West Bank, on January 4, 2013. (State Department) An Egyptian paper has published what it claims are the transcripts of meetings between top US and […]

Israeli Defense Official Says Next Gaza Conflict Will Aim To Topple Hamas

http://www.bicom.org.uk/news/israeli-defence-official-says-next-gaza-conflict-will-aim-topple-hamas/ Israeli Defense Official Says Next Gaza Conflict Will Aim To Topple Hamas 16th June 2016 A senior official from Israel’s defence ministry has said that although Israel has no intention of retaking control of the Gaza Strip, the aim of a future conflict with Hamas would be to topple the regime. An unnamed high-ranking […]

Analysis: Intelligence Agencies Succeeding In Penetrating Hezbollah

jpost.com  Read Later Analysis: Intelligence Agencies Succeeding In Penetrating Hezbollah by Yossi Melman \  4 min read  original The circumstances of Hezbollah “Defense Minister” Mustafa Badreddine’s death are shrouded in mystery, as was most of his life in the underground. Hezbollah released an official statement on Saturday, saying that he was assassinated a few days ago […]

Purported American Islamic State Fighter Captured In Iraq Wasn’t On FBI Radar

washingtonpost.com Purported American Islamic State Fighter Captured In Iraq Wasn’t On FBI Radar By Matt Zapotosky March 15 at 4:57 PM by Follow @Mattzap  March 15, 2016  2 min read  original The American man who was reportedly fighting with the Islamic State before turning himself in to Kurdish forces in Iraq was a 2007 graduate of Fairfax County’s […]

Security & Defense: The North Korean Connection

jpost.com SECURITY AND DEFENSE: The North Korean Connection by Yaakov Lappin \  7 min read  original Hamas’s attack tunnels in Gaza, Hezbollah’s Scud D missile stockpiles in southern Lebanon, and the Fordow Iranian nuclear facility, dug into a mountain, all have one thing in common. None of them would exist in their current form without North […]