1 Magazine | 144.4k Articles | 29,076 Followers | 56 Likes | @marcdubey | Middle East News Junkie dedicated to the proposition you can't know anything unless you understand all sides. Check out (beta)

Russian air strikes allegedly kill dozens in Syria

Turkish generals arrested in Syria-bound trucks case

TODAYSZAMAN.COM ISTANBUL November 30, 2015, Monday

Two generals and a retired colonel have been arrested on charges of espionage and terrorism for

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Israel Suspends Contact With EU Groups Over Labeling

Israel ordered contacts frozen until a "reassessment process is completed"

(JERUSALEM) — Israel on Sunday suspended contacts with European Union representatives on Mideast peace issues to protest the 28-nation bloc’s decision to label Israeli exports from the West Bank.

The decision, which deepened a …

West Bank

Robert Gates calls for joint effort to fight ISIS

President Obama’s efforts against the Islamic State should be “sped up and intensified,” and the U.S. needs closer alignment with Turkey and Saudi Arabia to prevail, former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Sunday.

“Those two really do have to be onboard or we have to be onboard with them in …

Robert Gates

Greek PM hits out at Turkey over air space 'violations'

Davutoglu criticises Tsipras after Greek PM tells Ankara that "fortunately our pilots are not as mercurial as yours".

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has criticised remarks by his Greek counterpart, after Alexis Tsipras lashed out at Turkey over "violations" of Greece's air space, accusing it …


Iran reveals more fighters' deaths in Syria

A flurry of reports in Iran's official and semi-official news outlets about deaths in Syria– including funerals and even a eulogy to a fallen general …


Egypt's Al Azhar U to hold "Al Quds" conference. Not likely to be sympathetic to Israel.

From Egypt's Al Ahram:

Egypt's Al-Azhar, the world's highest Sunni authority, says it will convene in February an international conference on


Kenya Arrests Iranian Spies Said to Be Planning Terror Attack

Meanwhile, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency says he can't guarantee Iran's nuclear ambitions are peaceful. An Iranian underground …

Hassan Rouhani

The battle over EU settlement labeling has just begun

The fight over the European Union’s labeling for settlements goods is far from over.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday ordered the Foreign …

Middle East

Decades of brutal oppression of the Jews of #syria creating thousands of refugees. We remember. #JewishRefugees

30/11/2015 - Daily Cartoon

President Vladimir Putin signed a decree imposing a raft of punitive economic sanctions against Turkey on Saturday, underlining the depth of the …


Report: Israel Air Force strikes targets in Syria near Lebanese border

Israel has reportedly hit area in the past which has served as a major transit point for Hezbollah fighters, equipment.


With Israeli tech, paralyzed IDF vet walks down the aisle

Dudu Shevy, 32, says seeing his wedding ‘from eye-level, not chair-level’ with the help of ReWalk was ‘really wonderful’

Israel Defense Forces

Last Alliance Standing

In an era where Arab regimes seem to be in constant battle, Egypt and Saudi Arabia—the cornerstones of a moderate Arab pro-American camp and …


Belgian Physicists Calculate that Everyone Is Lying About the Downed Russian Jet

It’s rare to see physics being used as an effective tool to comment on current events, but astrophysicists Tom van Doorsslaere and Giovanni Lapenta of the Belgian KU Leuven used some simple Newtonian mechanics to show that both the Russian and Turkish accounts of what happened with the downed jet …


Pulling the Strings

The three centers of power in Iran—the Supreme Leader, the president, and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)—are embroiled in a historic …

Middle East

11/29 Links: PA Minister: Palestinian women make "cries of joy" upon son's death; 2 More Stabbings

From Ian:

PMW: Palestinian women are unique, make "cries of joy" upon son's death, says PA minister

The Palestinian Authority Minister of Women's …


Iran’s Khamenei: Israel more ‘barbaric’ than Paris terrorists

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday accused Israel of perpetrating the “the worst kind of terrorism for the last 60 years,” …


8 steps to peaceful two-state solution

Israeli-Palestinian-Egyptian-Jordanian security coordination is the key to any unilateral move on Israel's part.

World Politics

Will there be a 'Kurdish AKP' in Turkey?

Turkey’s ruling party appears to be on a quest to weaken the Kurdish political movement by promoting divisions and polarization in the Kurdish …


Israel defense minister says Russian plane breached airspace

A Russian jet recently penetrated Israeli airspace but was not shot down thanks to an open communication system between the two countries, Israel's


Israel suspends EU role in peace process with Palestinians

Israel said on Sunday it was suspending contacts with European Union bodies involved in peace efforts with Palestine after the bloc started requiring …

Israeli Settlements

Netanyahu suspends diplomatic cooperation with EU

In response to EU decision to label Israeli settlement products, the prime minister instructed the Foreign Ministry to reevaluate the EU's

Benjamin Netanyahu

ISIS Threatens Tbilisi In New Video

November 29, 2015

The full text of this post is available to subscribers.
Please login or register to request subscription information from MEMRI .

Georgia (Country)

He was WALKING HOME when Saudi airstrike showed up. 4 died in this attack during 8 months of #Yemen war #اليمن

MUSTAFA AKYOL - Dear Russians, let’s de-escalate, please

MUSTAFA AKYOL >Dear Russians, let’s de-escalate, please

Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane right on the Turkish-Syrian border, not too …


Ex-US Intelligence Chief on Islamic State's Rise: 'We Were Too Dumb'

Without the Iraq war, Islamic State wouldn't exist today, former US special forces chief Mike Flynn openly admits. In an interview, he explains IS' …

Middle East

The Syrian Jihad: An Interview with Charles Lister

Following attacks by the self-proclaimed Islamic State in multiple countries, Aron Lund interviews Charles Lister on Syria's armed opposition and the …


Rafah Store Shows That Knives Are Still Fashionable In Gaza

A few weeks ago Aussie Dave posted about the Hitler store in Gaza, which posed its mannequins with knives to “show solidarity” with the murderers and …

Netanyahu: Israel will not unilaterally hand the PA ‘even one meter’ of territory

T. Belman. Don’t focus on what is denied, focus on what is not denied, namely that such a deal has been under negotiations as set out by Indyk. Nor …

Palestinian Authority