Hamas officials have publicly stated that the conditions are ripe for another intifada.
“We are facing a political failure for the Palestinian Authority and the beginning of a new popular intifada against Israel,” Moussa Abu Marzouk, Hamas’s deputy political bureau chief, stated on his Facebook page last week, according to Israel News.
Middle East experts weighed in on the possible demise of Hezbollah. Gerald Steinberg, a professor of political studies at Bar-Ilan University and the head of the Jerusalem-based NGO Monitor, told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday, “Hezbollah is in the deepest crisis it has experienced since the founding 30 years ago.”
“The myths of military invincibility [...]
Israel has enjoyed calm borders with Jordan for over four decades. While Israel’s military superiority and alert borders guards are the main reasons for that, still, the Hashemite regime in Amman has managed to keep anti-Israel forces at bay, an advantage for which Israel has given much in return to Jordan’s king and his late [...]
Syria’s president recently transferred two shipments of chemical weapons to Hizbullah, claims rebel spokesman.
Fahad al Masri, a spokesman for the Western-backed Free Syrian Army, told the Lebanese news website El Nashra on Thursday that “the Syrian regime managed to deliver shipments of chemical weapons to Hizbullah.”
He added that the [...]
“Israel should have attacked Iran yesterday – every day that goes by puts Israel in greater danger, every day Iran makes more progress,” John Bolton, a former US ambassador to the UN, told The Jerusalem Post in an interview on Monday.
“I can understand why Israel wants us to take action, but the longer Israel [...]
Netanyahu said that the Iranians were also building “faster centrifuges that would enable them to jump the line at a much faster rate. That is, within a few weeks.”
“They’re getting closer,” he said. “They should understand that they’re not going to be allowed to cross it.”
Asked when he will make a decision [...]
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s life mission – attacking Iran to save Israel – has become impossible. It’s over.
To most Israelis, this doesn’t seem earthshattering. Most of them never believed the attack would happen. But most of them don’t know how much Netanyahu wants the attack. It’s not bluff or rhetoric. The desire is still [...]
The source said the assessments that Assad has changed the course of the civil war are groundless.
“Those claims reflect a lack of historic understanding,” he said. “The era of a united Syria under Assad’s rule is over. What remains is two million Alawites who can hold onto the Damascus area and the Alawite region [...]
“It’s important to step up the sanctions, not to relent, not in any way to offer concessions in advance of any serious change in Iran’s nuclear program. The sanctions produced some changes in Iran, but they haven’t produced yet the change we need to see.”
Netanyahu warned that Iran was not seeking one or two [...]
A Gulf-based analyst quoted by The Washington Post says the Syrian civil war is Syrian no longer: now it’s an Iranian fight to the finish.
The head of a think tank in Dubai says Syria’s civil war has become a fight for Iran’s survival and rulership in the Middle [...]