Lebanese parliament member- 'Iran has hijacked my country'

by Worldnetdaily Iran and its proxy, Hezbollah, have taken Lebanon hostage, using the country for political and military gain, charged Samy Gemayel, a Lebanese parliament member. “If Iran wants to escalate the situation in the region it will escalate in our country using Hezbollah’s weapons, using Hezbollah’s power in the region,” said Gemayel, speaking in…

Hizballah takes aim at Israel's natural gas Discovery

by Gal Luft, Journal of Energy Security The discovery of a gigantic natural gas reservoir less than 100 miles off Israel’s coast seems like great news for the diplomatically and militarily embattled country.  The gas finding will strengthen Israel’s energy security, enable it to become an important gas exporter and contribute wealth to its economy.  It…

Palestinians in the Arab World: Why the Silence?

by Khaled Abu Toameh, Hudson Institute When was the last time the United Nations Security Council met to condemn an Arab government for its mistreatment of Palestinians? How come groups and individuals on university campuses in the US and Canada that call themselves “pro-Palestinian” remain silent when Jordan revokes the citizenship of thousands of Palestinians?…