Understanding Iran’s strategy for threatening Israel

Many Western analysts highly underestimate the existential nature of the repeated threats by Iranian leaders to the destruction of Israel. By BOB FEFERMAN October 16, 2018 21:19   Over the past 18 months, we have seen growing tension on Israel’s northern border. According to recent reports, the Israeli Air Force has conducted more than 200 […]

IRGC says last night’s attack in Syria was only first stage of response

IRGC says last night’s attack in Syria was only first stage of response ByLeith Aboufadel  2018-10-01 BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said in a new statement that last night’s attack in eastern Syria was only the first stage of their response. “The first phase of retaliation for the Ahvaz attack […]

How seriously should Israel take Syria’s Golan Heights threat?

Experts said the Syrian regime felt more confident after Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem pledged that Syria will retake Golan Heights from Israel in his address to the UN General Assembly. By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE September 30, 2018 17:19   Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid Muallem addressed the UN General Assembly on Saturday with a […]

US: Iran to blame for downing of Russian plane

National Security Advisor John Bolton urges Russia to reconsider plan to transfer advanced missiles to Syria.   David Rosenberg, 24/09/18 20:57 John Bolton Reuters The US National Security Advisor said Tehran should be held responsible for last week’s downing of a Russian military plane over Syria, and warned Monday that Russian plans to transfer advanced […]

Iran calls for immediate halt to Israeli settlements construction

Source: Xinhua   2017-01-27 00:51:46
 TEHRAN, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) — Iran‘s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday urged Israel to immediately stop the construction of new settlements in the occupied territories of Palestinians.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said continuous construction of the settlements in the Palestinian territories is against the international laws, semi-official Fars news agency reported.

Qasemi called on the international community to pressure Israel which, he said, has “defied the UN resolutions” and has continued its aggressive and expansionist policies.

On Tuesday, Israel announced a plan to build 2,500 new housing units in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Israel seized East Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast War, along with the rest of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. It later annexed East Jerusalem and declared it as part of its “eternal” capital, in a move that has never been recognized by the international community.