Tag Archives: Hizbullah

Analysis: Damascus Gets What it Needs

Jerusalem Post- 13/05/2009 In his letter to Congress announcing the renewal of US sanctions on Syria, President Barack Obama was specific regarding the reasons for his decision. Syria, the President said, was “supporting terrorism, pursuing weapons of mass destruction and … Continue reading

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Analysis: Suddenly, the Arab World Wakes Up to Yemen’s Rebellion

Gloria Center- 20/12/2009 The 30th summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council, meeting in Kuwait this week, expressed its solidarity with Saudi Arabia in its fight with the Shi’ite Houthi rebels in northern Yemen. The Kuwaiti emir noted that Saudi Arabia … Continue reading

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Analysis: Hizbullah Turns up the Temperature in the North

Jerusalem Post-30/07/2009 Israel’s border with Lebanon is currently at its most tense since the cease-fire which ended the war of 2006. This tension has been brought on by the combination of a number of factors. Ongoing internal political frictions in … Continue reading

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Analysis: Lebanon Election Results Offer Some Relief, but No Major Changes

Jerusalem Post-08/06/2009 It is now clear that the pro-Western March 14 alliance has won an unexpected victory in parliamentary elections in Lebanon, and senior sources in the Hizbullah-led March 8 bloc have conceded defeat in statements to Western reporters. Contrary … Continue reading

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Behind the Axis: The North Korean Connection

Gloria Center- 29/05/2010 North Korean spokesmen reacted furiously last week to claims by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman that Pyongyang is supplying weapons technology to Iran and Syria. Representatives of the regime of Kim Jong-Il described Lieberman as an “imbecile.” The … Continue reading

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Who Killed Khaled Sultan al-Abed?

Gloria Center- 14/06/2010 Once viewed as perhaps the most locked-down and policed city in the Middle East, the Syrian capital of Damascus has been the scene of a number of bombings and assassinations in the last few years. Most famously, … Continue reading

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Losing the Scent in South Lebanon

Gloria Center -20/07/2010 Last week, the IDF released evidence of Hizbullah stockpiling of weaponry in populated civilian areas of southern Lebanon. The IDF material showed an aerial map of the Shi’ite town of El Khiam. The map showed details of … Continue reading

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