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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|

New Hamas leader says it is getting aid again from Iran

Leader of Hamas in Gaza Yahya Sinwar attends a gathering in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Yunis on July 22, 2017. (AFP Photo/Said Khatib) August 29, 2017 Hamas' new leader in the Gaza Strip said Monday his group has repaired relations with Iran after a five-year rift and is using its [...]

By |August 30th, 2017|Palestine|

Iran voices support for Hamas and positions of Ismail Haniyeh

Image of Ismail Haniyeh [Ashraf Amra/Apaimages] August 9, 2017 A senior international affairs adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has voiced support for Hamas and the positions of Ismail Haniyeh, the movement’s leader, Shehab.ps reported on Monday. Ali Akbar Velayati made his comments as a Hamas delegation visited Tehran as official guests to take part [...]

By |August 9th, 2017|Palestine|

New page of relations between Hamas, Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. (photo credit:ATTA KENARE / AFP) By Kafah Zaboun August 8, 2017 Hamas has agreed with Tehran to “open a new chapter in bilateral relations to confront common threats,” according to a statement issued by the movement on Monday. A delegation from Hamas, which arrived in Iran last week [...]

By |August 8th, 2017|Palestine|