Hezbollah Leader: “the possibility of a war with Israel is very high this summer and I may no longer be with you”.

By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah held a private meeting this week with his top military commanders in which he warned them to prepare for a hot Summer because Israel plans to launch a surprise war against Lebanon. Sayyed Nasrallah has asked his men to share the reality of the situation […]

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The “Deal of the Century” (3/3): The Palestinian cause is behind Iran and Hezbollah’s success

By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Israel is not preparing a military adventure against Gaza, Syria, Hezbollah or Iran because it is in fact already attaining its objectives both internationally and domestically.  Its military apparatus regularly hits targets in Syria with a calculated risk of retaliation from Damascus and its allies. Israel willingly risks a Syrian […]

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The “Deal of the Century” (2): The US wants Iran to forget about Palestine and accept negotiations

By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai  Israel is using its influence over the US establishment to try to impose the “Deal of the Century” to enable Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to officially occupy the West Bank. This would violate the Oslo agreement signed in 1993 and legalise all illegal Israeli settlements in Oslo-designated zone C of […]

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The “Deal of the Century” won’t go through: Split among Palestinians supports Israel 1/3

By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai For over a year now, the Israeli “Deal of the Century” for Palestine has been endorsed by the US establishment and is now echoing to the four corners of the world. The two novices in foreign policy, US President Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner, manoeuvred by Israel from […]

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Iran allies in the Middle East: the trigger finger is ready in case of US-Israeli war

By Elijah J. Magnier:  @ejmalrai When Trump designated the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a terrorist organisation, Iran hit back hours later by labellingthe US Central Command ‘CENTCOM’ a supporter of terrorism. Now two governmental military entities have been designed terrorist supporters, putting the US and Iranian forces at the level of al-Qaeda and the ‘Islamic State’ […]

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After threatening Speaker Nabih Berri, will the US be asked to leave Lebanon permanently?

By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai The Emirati newspaper, “The National”  – quoting sources with knowledgeof US plans –  reports that the United States is considering sanctions against the Shia Lebanese Speaker Nabih Berri, along with a number of his financial supporters. Well-informed sources knowledgeable of the Speaker’s intentions said that “such a step – if it is serious […]

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Syria will not liberate the occupied Golan for decades to come

By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai The Syrian state will not be in a position to liberate the occupied Golan for decades to come.  US President Donald Trump made a giftof the territory to Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu last month. The move was Trump’s support for Netanyahu’s domestic election campaign; Netanyahu is facing severe accusationsof bribery and corruption. No […]

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Lebanon decides to confront Israel and the US in Shebaa, Kfarshouba and Syria

By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Lebanese Judge Ahmad Mezherhas given orders that a survey be conducted of Lebanese occupied territories in the Shebaa Farms, Kfarshouba, Huneen, Ideise and Bleeda. These villages are bordering Hasbaiya, Rashaya al-Fukhar and Kiyam and have been under Israeli occupation since 1981, as Syria’s Golan Heights have been since 1967. This step […]

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The occupied Golan Heights is offered to Israel and yet the indignation is verbal, nothing more

By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalra US President Donald Trump has announced that it is time to recognise the occupied Syrian Golan Heights as part of Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is under attack at home, subject to prosecution for corruption and bribery, has welcomed the gift from Trump. The timing is perfect for Netanyahu, […]

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US policy failure reopens Iraqi-Syrian borders and the Iran-Beirut road

By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai “A dinosaur with a bird’s brain”. This is how the ex-President of Iran Hashemi Rafsanjani described the United States of America, evoking its great military strength but lack of strategic intelligence in foreign policy. Indeed, the very unusual meeting of the chiefs of staff of Syria, Iraq and Iran in […]

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Lebanon must turn to Europe as me​diato​r for its maritime claims dispute with Israel

By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Lebanon is preparing to receive US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with no domestic enthusiasm. It is foreseen that the visit will bring no positive outcome to the country. This conclusion has been reached by many Lebanese officials following previous visits by Assistant Secretary of State David Hill, and after […]

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The US is pushing Lebanon into the arms of Iran and Russia: US sanctions affect the local economy

By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Lebanon is expecting the visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week at a time when the Lebanese economic-political map is being redrawn and while Lebanon is suffering its most serious economic downturnin recent history. Reasons for the deterioration of the local economy include not only the corruption of […]

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Iran upstages the US in Iraq

By Elijah J. Magnier – @ejmalrai Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is visiting Iraq for three days, leading a large political and business delegation to deepen the relationship between the two countries. Rouhani met with the Iraqi President, Prime Minister, and Speaker of Parliament. The Iranian President visited Karbalaa this afternoon, is spending the night in Najaf […]

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Is the UK prepared to add Iran to its list of terrorists? Tightening the noose around the neck of the community that supports Hezbollah

By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai The UK government has added the political and military branches of Lebanese Hezbollah to its terrorist list following a decision initiated by Home Secretary Sajid Javid and approved by Parliament. Hezbollah, or the “Party of God” is now one of the 74 foreign groups and 14 other groups related to Northern Ireland […]

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US forces will stay in Syria: Negotiations with the Kurds will be complicated, as Syria prepares for an Idlib offensive

By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Washington declared it won’t fully withdraw its troops from Syria but will leave “400 peace keeping forces”, making these soldiers an official occupation force since the last ISIS stronghold is about to be freed. This new situation leaves the US and European allies without any cloak of legality, since the pretext of […]

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Europe pays the price of a US decision: where will European ISIS go?

By Elijah J. Magnier – @ejmalrai On Twitter, the US president’s preferred forum to reveal foreign policy and state decisions, Donald Trump asked “Britain, France, Germany and other European allies to take back over 800 ISIS captured in Syria” from 44 countries. Otherwise, Trump will “release them” without specifying where and in which country. The US President […]

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Reshaping the Middle East: why the West should stop its Interventions (2)

Syria: the project of creating a” jungle state” instead gave birth to a powerful Resistance movement By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai   Foreign intervention has pushed many Middle Eastern populations into poverty, at the same time making them more determined to confront and reject the global domination sought by the USA. The number of Middle Eastern […]

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Reshaping the Middle East: why the West should stop its Interventions (1)

By Elijah J. Magnier – @ejmalrai Every single foreign intervention has made the Middle East reconfigure itself against the interventionists. It has harshly counter-attacked, creating the opposite of the insurgents’ desired effect. When we look at recent history (the last four decades since the PLO was expelled from Lebanon), the list is cataclysmic. We find […]

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