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Iran’s control of Baghdad, Damascus, Beirut and Sana is a much bigger deal than anything Islamic State controls

MIDDLE EAST FORUM The ISIS/Iran Conundrum by Lee Smith December 29, 2015 The obsessive international preoccupation with ISIS notwithstanding, Iranian expansionism poses a far greater threat to U.S. interests and regional allies than the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Tehran boasts control of … Continue reading

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The 1979 baby-killer from Hezbollah finally receives Israeli justice

JERUSALEM POST Will Hezbollah retaliate for the assassination of Samir Kuntar? by Yossi Melman December 20, 2015 The big question disturbing Israel after the assassination of Samir Kuntar is whether Hezbollah will respond, and if so, how and on which front. … Continue reading

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Assad fearing “frenemy” Iran, needs Russian protection

SPIEGEL ONLINE The Iranian Project: Why Assad Has Turned to Moscow for Help by Christoph Reuter October 6, 2015 Fear of his enemies was the primary reason for Bashar Assad’s call for help to Moscow. “But right after that came … Continue reading

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Mossad chief: Israel must retrieve Eli Cohen’s body from Syria

TIMES OF ISRAEL by Marissa Newman May 18, 2015 Marking 50 years since legendary spy’s execution, widow appeals to government to ‘do all you can to bring him home’ Mossad Director Tamir Pardo on Monday said Israel has “an obligation” to … Continue reading

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Mideast assassination plot a secret, until it’s time to take credit

CBS NEWS by Dan Raviv February 15, 2015 In true-life espionage stories that inadvertently go public, there are often three stages: the initial revelation, the corrective second version from other sources, and – decades later – what really happened. Newsweek and … Continue reading

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Syria and Iran condemn Damascus air strikes

ALJAZEERA by Staff December 8, 2014 Syria has called for UN sanctions against Israel over alleged air strikes on Syrian soil, including one on Damascus’ main international airport. There was no threat of retaliation, but the Syrian Foreign Ministry said … Continue reading

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Why and When was the Myth of al-Aqsa Created ?

ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS Dr Mordechai Kedar November 10, 2014 The importance of Jerusalem for Jews and Christians is beyond dispute, since the connection of this city to Judaism and Christianity is part of universal concepts about history and theology. However, … Continue reading

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Washington Post Editorial Board : Mr. Obama is choosing not to act on Syria

WASHINGTON POST Editorial Board MAY 15, 2014 THE PRINCIPAL achievement the Obama administration might claim in an otherwise tragically failed response to Syria’s civil war is eroding. Last September President Obama brokered an agreement with Russia under which the regime … Continue reading

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