UNIFIL Serves Israel. The Hezbollah Deterrence Will Remain

Elijah J. Magnier Every year, before renewing the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) mandate, voices are heard from Israel and the US administration asking to expand the term and duties of UNIFIL in order to serve Israel’s goals. The US administration stands shoulder to shoulder with Israel in trying to achieve by other…

Iran is in Syria to Stay, and Damascus’s Response Towards Israel is Only Postponed

Elijah J. Magnier Recently, Israel claimed Iran was withdrawing its forces from Syria following the repetitive airstrikes Tel Aviv jets carried out from above Lebanon and additionally violating Iraqi air space. Furthermore, Israeli officials seem to believe that Iran can’t accept being challenged in Syria, yet is still far from seeking revenge anytime soon. This…

Russia: Israel’s Strikes in Syria Undermine Regional Security

TEHRAN (FNA)- Israel’s airstrikes in Syria only add to the tensions and destabilize the situation in the region, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday. “We are concerned over Israel’s continued practice of delivering unilateral airstrikes on the Syrian territory in violation of the sovereignty of neighboring Arab nations,” she stated, according to…

A Lesson from Idlib for Hezbollah: Is Israel Preparing an Attack?

Elijah J. Magnier For the first time in its official existence in 1985, Lebanon’s Hezbollah has now clashed on the battlefield with the Turkish army, one of NATO’s strongest. The face-to-face clash between Hezbollah and the Turkish military took place in the rural area of Idlib where dozens of Turkish service members lost their lives…

Israel Bombs Syria: How Long Can This Go On?

Elijah J. Magnier Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russia believe the war on terror has priority over and above any Israeli provocations. Syria and Russia are of necessity avoiding a ‘battle between wars’, a term used by Israel to sneak in and hit-and-run an enemy target not sufficiently important to trigger an all-out war. Eliminating…

The War Scenario Between Israel and Hezbollah

Elijah J. Magnier Notwithstanding the increase in power of the “Axis of the Resistance”, with its precision missiles and unrivalled accumulated warfare experience, the possibility of war is still on the table. The “Axis of the Resistance” is increasing its readiness based on the possibility that Israel may not tolerate the presence of such a…

US Embassy in Iraq a Den of Spies and Terrorists

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iraqi lawmaker blasted Washington for interference in Iraq’s internal affairs, saying that the US embassy in Baghdad has turned into the den of spies and not a diplomatic building. “The US embassy in Baghdad has turned into a den to orchestrate crisis inside Iraq. A number of individuals who create chaos…

Yet Another Israeli Provocation in the Middle Eastern Skies

Vladimir Platov While using a civilian airliner as cover, four Israeli F-16 fighters approached the outskirts of Damascus and launched an attack on local residential areas late night on February 6. There’s no disputing that by adopting such tactics the Israeli Air Force endangered the civilian aircraft – an Airbus A320 owned by the private…

Trump’s Brink of War with Iran Spun on a Lie

Finian Cunningham Iraqi military intelligence has found that almost certainly the rocket attack on a U.S. base in December which killed an American contractor was carried out by the Islamic State terror group – not an Iranian-backed Shia militia, contrary to what Washington has been claiming. The rocket attack on the base in Kirkuk in…

Israel in the Middle East: A Civilisational and Metaphysical War

Alastair Crooke President Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ has been published this week. Mostly, it has been examined as a purely political project – whether in terms of the domestic needs of Trump and Netanyahu, or as a maximum squeeze on Palestinians, which may, or may not, work. But there is another (implicit) dimension, lying…