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, 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|

Senior Hamas delegation arrives in Tehran

Senior Hamas representative, Izzat al-Reshiq. MEM. August 7, 2017 A four-member senior delegation from the Palestinian Islamic Movement (Hamas) arrived in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on Friday to take part in the swearing in ceremony of newly elected President Hassan Rouhani. Palestinian media sources reported a statement by Hamas confirming that the delegation [...]

By |August 7th, 2017|Palestine|

Will Iran-Hamas rapprochement increase Islamic Republic’s proxies in the region?

Former Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh gestures as he delivers a speech in front of portraits of late Iranian revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, left, and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, at a rally in Tehran, February 11, 2012 (AP) Track Persia- July 30, 2017 The Iranian regime has used  Shi'i branch of Islam [...]

By |July 30th, 2017|Palestine|