Hezbollah Steps Up Preparations for Lebanon’s Collapse

By JNS News Service—- Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror organization is advancing its preparations for the possibility that the state may collapse, Reuters reported on Friday. The group is expanding its food ration card system, importing medicine and preparing storage for fuel to be delivered by the organization’s patron, Iran, the report said. These steps are aimed…

Hezbollah: Narco-Terror and Crime in Latin America

By Emanuele Ottolenghi, Jewish Policy Center— Will the Biden administration go after Hezbollah’s drug trafficking and money laundering networks? Hezbollah’s direct involvement in the drug trade is well documented, ongoing, and a threat to U.S national interests. The Biden administration needs to build on the past four years and pursue Hezbollah’s money laundering and drug…

Lebanon Must End its Poisonous Political Relationship with Hezbollah

By Con Coughlin, Gatestone Institute— The conviction of a senior Hezbollah terrorist for assassinating Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has provided the hard-pressed Lebanese people with incontrovertible proof of the malign influence Iran exerts over their political system. Following an investigation that has lasted for more than a decade and cost a staggering $1 billion,…

Germany Ends Its Relationship With Hezbollah Proving Money Matters

By Shoshana Bryen, Jewish Policy Center— The German government has pulled the plug on Hezbollah, labeling it a terrorist organization – its political “wing” as well as its military “wing” – and banning its activity on German soil; associated organizations will also be outlawed. What took so long? Surely there was no benefit to Germany…

Assad says Israel behind all anti-government forces in Syrian civil war

By Times of Israel— Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday charged that all the forces it has been fighting during the country’s eight-year civil war were “tools serving Israel directly or through the Americans,” and said he doesn’t recognize the existence of the modern-day nation of Israel. In a wide-ranging prerecorded interview on state television,…

Trump’s new actions, inactions on Kurds, Syria, Iran have Israel deeply worried

By David Horovitz, Times of Israel— President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of US troops from a crucial area of the Turkey-Syria border, widely seen as an abandonment of America’s Kurdish allies there, has reinforced the resonance of a series of “emergency” warnings issued by Israeli leaders in the days leading up to Wednesday’s solemn Yom Kippur.…