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US move turns spotlight on Al Sabreen movement, the arms of Iran in Palestine

Al Sabreen movement activity expanded in Gaza when it was under the control of Hamas. (Supplied) February 4, 2018 The Palestinian Al Sabreen movement, active in Gaza and the West Bank, was in the news again when the State Department on Wednesday announced  that it was listing the organization on its terror black [...]

By |February 4th, 2018|North America, Palestine, USA|

Khamenei advisor: We will continue to support Hezbollah and Palestinian factions

A high-ranking advisor to Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei said that the country’s leaders do not intend on reducing their influence in the Middle East. (AP) February 1, 2018 A high-ranking advisor to Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei said that the country’s leaders do not intend on reducing their influence in the Middle East despite US pressure, [...]

By |February 1st, 2018|Lebanon, Palestine|

The Islamic Republic already recognizes Israel

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei waves as he gives a speech on Iran's late leader Khomeini's death anniversary, in Tehran, Iran June 3, 2016. (REUTERS) By Hossein Alizadeh December 13, 2017 When Iranian freestyle wrestler Alireza Karimi intentionally lost a match in November, it was an unprecedented event in the history of sports. Karimi, Iran’s [...]

By |December 13th, 2017|Isreal, Palestine|

The Palestinian-Israeli conflict and Iranian complicity

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah kisses the arms of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran, August 3, 2016. (Reuters) By Abdulrahman al-Rashed December 11, 2017 Those who are angry by the low interest and lack of reactions with Washington's decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem must understand how and why. Events in [...]

By |December 11th, 2017|Isreal, Palestine|

Hamas’s Bardawil says military ties with ‘Hezbollah’ is undeniable

Salah Bardawil. (Asharq Al-Awsat) By Mohammad Nabil Halmi November 26, 2017 Hamas’ political wing official Salah al-Bardawil renewed his party’s pledge to not go forward with forming a unilateral government should the party win over a dashing majority in the upcoming Legislative Council elections. “I want to reassure everyone—despite currently securing 60 percent of [...]

By |November 24th, 2017|Lebanon, Palestine|

Trump’s strategy includes restricting Iran’s support for ‘Hezbollah,’ Hamas

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a military parade marking National Army Day in Tehran, Iran, April 17, 2016. (Reuters) By Abdul-Hadi Habtoor October 24, 2017 US President Donald Trump’s strategy to neutralize Iran’s destabilizing activities in the region includes curbing its support for terrorist organizations and militants in the Middle East and Afghanistan, a [...]

By |October 24th, 2017|Lebanon, Middle East, North America, Palestine, USA|

Palestinian peace efforts could spell the end of Iranian influence

Americans march down Market St in San Francisco behind youth holding letters spelling “Free Palestine” to protest the Israeli attack on Gaza, Dec 15, 2015 . (file photo) By Jubin Katiraie October 14, 2017 The Iranian regime has been meddling in conflicts across the Middle East for a long time. For example, Iran has [...]

By |October 14th, 2017|Palestine|

How Palestinian unity efforts can catch Iran off-guard

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hosts Hamas Prime Minister of Gaza Ismail Haniyeh in Tehran, February 12, 2012. (AP) By Hamid Bahrami October 14, 2017 After years of schism, the Palestinian groups, Fatah and Hamas decided to end the bloody split. Rami Hamdallah, the Palestinian Prime Minister warmly shook hands with Hamas leader [...]

By |October 14th, 2017|Palestine|

Iran tries to reconcile Syria and Hamas, rebuilding alliance

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (right) meeting Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh in Damascus in 2006. Hamas fell out with Syria over the country’s civil war. (AP) By Bassem Mroue September 25, 2017 Iran is working to restore a lost link in its network of alliances in the Middle East, trying to bring Hamas fully back [...]

By |September 25th, 2017|Palestine, Syria|

U.S. says Iran shows ‘true colors’ by restoring Hamas ties

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley comments as she arrives for a Security Council meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York City, U.S., August 29, 2017. (REUTERS) By Michelle Nichols September 2, 2017 U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Thursday Iran had shown its [...]

By |September 2nd, 2017|North America, Palestine, USA|