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  • Hezbollah leader slams Israel in rare public speech

    08/02/2013 8:20:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | Friday, August 2, 2013 | (see note below)
    Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah emerged from hiding on Friday to deliver his first major speech in years, addressing a rally in his southern Beirut stronghold in support of the Palestinian conflict against Israel. "Israel poses a danger on all people of this region...including Lebanon, and removing it is a Lebanese national interest," Nasrallah told hundreds of supporters in his half-hour speech. The charismatic Shi'ite cleric has lived mainly in the shadows, fearing assassination, since Hezbollah fought an inconclusive month-long war with Israel in 2006... Hezbollah emerged in the 1980s as the most prominent Lebanese faction fighting Israel's occupation of...
  • Where was Obama when Nasrallah delivering speech? (note feet on W.H. furniture)

    05/26/2013 11:12:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Old. Mehre News ^ | 5/26/13 | staff
    TEHRAN, May 26 (MNA) – A photo of Obama depicts him sitting and listening to the live broadcast of Hezbollah Secretary General speech. A picture depicted president Barack Obama listening to live broadcast of remarks made by Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah from TV. Obama was not the only notable viewers of Nasrallah’s speech however, as Israeli state TV reports, more than 350m viewers had been viewing the speech by Hezbollah’s General Secretary Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah. Nasrallah was speaking on the occasion of the anniversary of Israeli forces withdrawal from south of Lebanon in 2000, and had addressed critical issues about Syria,...
  • Nasrallah: We will not let Assad fall

    04/30/2013 5:52:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/5/13 | Ari Soffer
    In a statement to Al Manar TV, the Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah gave his clearest admission to date that the Shi'ite Islamist group is offering active support to Syrian government troops and other pro-regime forces. Nasrallah declared that "Syria has real friends in the region and in the world who will not allow Syria to fall into the hands of America or Israel or the Takfiris," referring to a particularly extreme brand of Sunni Islamism. Al Qaeda cells from the latter have reportedly been migrating westward to take part in the civil war with the intent of establishing an...
  • Report: Nasrallah Taken for Cancer Treatment in Iran

    02/26/2013 2:48:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/2/13 | Elad Benari
    Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah has been transferred to Iran to receive medical treatment due to cancer, a Lebanese website associated with the opposition to Hizbullah reported on Monday, according to Israel’s Channel 2 News. According to the report on the Sawt Beirut International website, Nasrallah’s condition recently deteriorated and he was evacuated to Tehran by an airplane sent on behalf of the Islamic Republic and which took off from the Rafiq al-Hariri International Airport in Beirut. The report, however, has not been confirmed by any other source and its reliability is unclear. Channel 2 News reported that while similar reports...
  • Nasrallah: Israeli Ground Assault on Gaza is 'Stupid'

    11/17/2012 8:37:41 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/18/2012 | Elad Benari
    Hizbullah’s leader said on Saturday that any attempt by Israeli forces to launch a ground assault against Hamas in Gaza would be a miscalculated step. “The Israelis will commit a stupid mistake if they decide to launch a ground operation against Gaza,” Hassan Nasrallah said during a live speech on Saturday, according to a report in NOW Lebanon. “The resistance in Gaza has acquired power, determination, and planning capabilities and has filled [strategic] gaps,” he claimed. Nasrallah also said that firepower possessed by Hamas terrorists was putting Israelis increasingly on edge.
  • Hezbollah admits launching drone over Israel

    10/11/2012 1:57:30 PM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/11/2012 | Unattributed
    The leader of Lebanese Shia militant movement Hezbollah has said that his group was behind the launch of a drone shot down over Israel last week. Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah told the movement's al-Manar television network that the drone was made in Iran and had flown over "sensitive sites" in Israel. Israeli fighter planes shot down the drone north of the Negev desert after it entered from the Mediterranean.... Sheikh Nasrallah said the drone was assembled in Lebanon but made in Iran.... Sheikh Nasrallah said: "A sophisticated reconnaissance aircraft was sent from Lebanese territory... and travelled hundreds of kilometres over the...
  • The Truth Behind the New Islamic Flashpoints

    09/19/2012 9:43:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | September 19, 2012 | Rachel Marsden
    The CIA claims that it never saw the storm coming, but Canadian intelligence sure did. Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird landed in Vladivostok, Russia, earlier this month for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit and had barely stepped off the plane when he announced that Canada would be pulling its diplomats out of Iran and closing its embassy while kicking all Iranian diplomats out of Canada. At the time, some thought that maybe the minister had a few too many mini vodkas on the ride over. Several days later, when protests and embassy attacks erupted in Islamic nations, and the...
  • Hezbollah's Nasrallah: US administration accountable for film

    09/17/2012 12:32:47 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 8 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9-16-2012
    "The ones who should be held accountable and boycotted are those who support and protect the producers, namely the U.S. administration," Nasrallah said. He called for protests on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. "We should not only express our anger at an American embassy here or there. We should tell our rulers in the Arab and Muslim world that it is 'your responsibility in the first place' and since you officially represent the governments and states of the Muslim world you should impose on the United States, Europe and the whole world that our prophet, our Quran and our...
  • Breaking the Middle East Into Pieces

    09/17/2012 9:06:48 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 10 replies
    Salon ^ | July 2012 | Sean Fenley
    This is a plan that the leader of Hezbollah, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, mentioned in a Sy Hersh article back in 2007. A plan that involves the persistent metamorphosis of the region into mini states, and micro states — among the various ethic and religious factions. A plan that is often attributed to Zbigniew Brzezinski (the intellectual godfather of this strategy). In 2007 Nasrallah told Seymour Hersh that the American plan was, “the drawing of a new map for the region.” Nasrallah believed that this stratagem would leave Israel surrounded, by a host of small and tranquil countries. He said that...
  • Hezbollah supporters to protest against Mohammad film (Iran wants in on the action)

    09/17/2012 3:06:46 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 6 replies
    reuters ^ | 9/17/2012 | Oliver Holmes
    Supporters of the Shi'ite militant group Hezbollah are set to hit the streets of Beirut on Monday after its leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah called for protests against a film that portrays the Prophet Mohammad as a womanizer and a fool. Lebanon has already seen protests over the Internet video in the mainly Sunni Muslim city of Tripoli. One person was killed and 14 wounded in clashes with security forces on Friday after Islamist protesters set fire to a U.S. fast food restaurant. Nasrallah, who heads the largest armed force in Lebanon, has the ability to muster huge numbers of Shi'ite...
  • Hizbullah 'Forbidden to Use Chemical Weapons'

    09/03/2012 3:09:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/9/12 | Chana Yaar
    Hizbullah terror chief Hassan Nasrallah told a Lebanese interviewer Monday his group does not have chemical weapons, and will not use them. One of the primary concerns facing Israel has been the disposition of Syria's massive arsenal of chemical and other weapons. Officials have considered the strong possibility that Syria would transfer much of its ordnance to its fellow Iranian protege, Lebanon-based Hizbullah. However, Nasrallah on Monday told the Beirut-based Al-Mayadeen television news channel, “We don't have chemical weapons and we cannot use them, for reasons linked to the Shari'a (Islamic law), and for humanitarian reasons.” In the case of...
  • Nasrallah Threatens Hundreds of Thousands of Fatalities, Turning Israelis' Lives into Living Hell

    08/20/2012 8:58:18 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 9 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 8-17-12 | Al-Manar TV (Lebanon)
    Following are excerpts from an address delivered by Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, which aired on Al-Manar TV on August 17, 2012. Hassan Nasrallah: If Iran were weak, or it were strong yet cowardly, Israel would not have hesitated, and there would have been no debate, controversy, or disagreement in Israel. Israel would have bombed the Iranian nuclear facilities long ago. Why has Israel not done so yet? Why is there controversy in Israel whether to bomb or not to bomb? Because Iran is powerful and courageous, and because the Israelis know full well – and I, along with all of...
  • Hizballah leader crows after Bulgarian bus blast kills seven Israelis

    07/18/2012 4:29:08 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Debka ^ | 7/18/12
    “We know what your first strike will be and we promise you a big surprise,” said Hassan Nasrallah Wednesday night in Beirut. “The most important weapons we fought with in the July war (of 2006) were from Syria, not only in Lebanon but also in the Gaza Strip. They forced more than a million settlers to stay in bunkers and frighten Tel Aviv. Nasrallah added that the Americans are now trying to break of Syria as they did Iraq.
  • Nasrallah: Hizbullah Can Strike Multiple Targets in Tel Aviv

    05/12/2012 2:01:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/5/12 | Elad Benari
    Hizbullah leader Hasan Nasrallah threatened on Friday to strike multiple targets in Israel, including Tel Aviv. Speaking on the occasion of the completion of the Waad project, aimed at rebuilding parts of the southern suburbs of Beirut that were damaged in the July-August 2006 war between Lebanon and Israel, Nasrallah said Hizbullah could target Tel Aviv in any future war with the Jewish state. “We are capable of not only hitting specific targets in Tel Aviv but also any place in occupied Palestine,” he said, according to a report in the Lebanon-based Daily Star. “The era has come when we...
  • Nasrallah: Hezbollah Able To Strike Anywhere In Israel

    05/12/2012 5:22:17 AM PDT · by edpc · 10 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 12 May 2012 | Reuters
    Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said Friday that his militant group was capable of striking any target in neighboring Israel, saying "the days when we fled and they did not are over." "Today we are not only able to hit Tel Aviv as a city but, God willing, we are able to hit specific targets in Tel Aviv and anywhere in occupied Palestine," Nasrallah said in a televised address.
  • Nasrallah, Hamas: Israel 'Tested' Gaza Factions Ahead Of Possible Iran Strike

    03/14/2012 5:10:06 AM PDT · by edpc · 2 replies
    YNet ^ | 14 Mar 2012 | Elior Levy
    Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah met with senior Hamas figures on Monday to discuss regional developments, Lebanese newspaper Al-Sapir reported. According to the report, published Wednesday, Hamas' delegation was headed by Deputy Politburo Chief Moussa Abu Marzouk. The meeting in Lebanon focused on the latest round of violence between Israel and Gaza, the uprising in Syria and the Muslim Brotherhood's ties to Hezbollah and Iran.
  • A portrait of Muslim Brotherhood's supreme authority

    03/01/2011 11:49:43 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 8 replies
    Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, who preached in Tahrir Square 10 days ago, loathes Israel, justifies suicide bombings against its civilians. 1. Sheikh Dr. Yusuf Abdallah al-Qaradawi is a central figure affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood. He was expelled from Egypt and found refuge in Qatar, operating from there throughout the Muslim world. 2. Many consider him the supreme religious and ideological authority for the Muslim Brotherhood, although he is not officially its leader. (In the past, he refused to accept the title of the Muslim Brotherhood’s General Guide). He is influential in Egypt and considered one of the most important Sunni...
  • Complicity With Evil

    12/28/2011 10:02:25 AM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies ^ | 12-28-11 | David Meir-Levi
    One might think that leading opinion makers in Western civilization, journalists, authors, academics, clergy and pundits would stand aghast and in deep condemnation of any society or organization that acted like “the Gambinos on steroids;” but somehow, when it comes to Hezbollah, one would be wrong. A New York Times article of December 13 revealed, for the first time in US mainstream media, Hezbollah’s complex involvement, deep cooperation, and in some cases partnership, with international crime cartels, Columbian drug smuggling organizations, international gem smuggling, and Mexican street gangs. Hezbollah’s motivation for involvement in these illegal endeavors, despite its name “Party...
  • Nasrallah: The US Administration Is Occupying Palestine and Desecrating and Threatening Jerusalem

    12/15/2011 7:00:34 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 4 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 12-6-11 | Al-Manar TV (Lebanon)
    Following are excerpts from an address delivered by Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah on the Day of Ashura, which aired on Al-Manar TV on December 6, 2011: Hassan Nasrallah: I wanted to be with you for a few minutes on the Day of Ashura, so that together, before the entire world, we reiterate our choice, and we renew our commitment to Hussein. […] Brother and sisters, on the Day of Ashura, we renew our commitment and our pledge of allegiance. Wait a few minutes, and I will appear on the screen. Don't go away. We will renew our commitment to Hussein,...
  • Nasrallah Comes Out of Hiding, Asks to be Martyred

    12/06/2011 4:11:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/12/11 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    Hizbullah leader Nasrallah, who stays in hiding so Israel won’t target him, made a rare public appearance Tuesday and asked to be martyred. He showed up in public for the first in more than three years, in the southern suburbs of Beirut Tuesday at a mourning ceremony on Ashura, when Shiite Muslims mark the anniversary of the death of the Prophet Mohammed's grandson Imam Hussein. He remained in a public for only a few minutes but long enough to preach for death in the name of Jihad. “It is the dream of every single one of us to join the...
  • Social media users successfully face down Nasrallah on Facebook

    08/04/2011 10:27:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies ^ | 8/4/11 | RACHEL GEIZHALS
    "We will fight Amalek on every front," says the Jewish Internet Defense Force. An Israeli politician and pro-Israel advocates succeeded in reducing Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah's social media presence, as Nasrallah's fan page - which boasted about 9,000 supporters - was removed Monday from the social networking site Facebook. The battle against the fan page was waged by former internal security minister MK Avi Dichter (Kadima) and the Jewish Internet Defense Force, which fights anti-Semitism and terrorism on the Web. Facebook has rules about pages that are hateful and promote terrorist behavior, so Dichter implored his Facebook supporters to...
  • Report: Lebanon Bombing Was Attempted Hit On Hezbollah Chief

    08/02/2011 4:54:12 AM PDT · by edpc · 1 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 2 Aug 2011 | Jack Khoury
    The Lebanon bombing in southern Beirut last Friday was an attempted assassination of Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported on Tuesday. The report claimed that Israel had received information that Nasrallah was to meet senior Hezbollah officials in Beirut's southern suburbs on Friday, among them Samir Kuntar – a Lebanese terrorist freed in a Hezbollah-Israel prisoner swap.
  • Hezbollah says finds three spies within group (two recruited by CIA, third under investigation)

    06/24/2011 12:31:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/24/11 | Reuters
    BEIRUT (Reuters) – Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday the group had captured three spies among its members, two of whom were recruited by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. The spies, one of whom was recruited five months ago, did not pose a serious threat to the movement or its military capabilities, he said. "None of these three cases are within the first line of senior leadership. They were not in positions of sensitive responsibility ... it is impossible to touch the military and security infrastructure of the resistance and its ability to confront," he said in a...
  • Syrische Revolution: Hassan Nasrallah und Khamenei (Schiiten) Bilder werden Verbrannt (video)

    06/15/2011 12:56:59 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | Jun 15, 2011
    Syrian protesters burn pictures of Hezbollah's Nasrallah & Iran's Khamenei.
  • Netanyahu to Nasrallah: Stay in your bunker

    02/17/2011 5:28:49 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies
    "Don't doubt Israel's ability to defend itself," PM says after Hezbollah leader threatens to conquer Galilee. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, at the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations gathering in Jerusalem, responded to Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah's speech Wednesday. "Whoever hides in a bunker should stay in the bunker," Netanyahu said. "No one should doubt Israel's strength or its ability to defend itself" He added: "Nasrallah said he would capture the Galilee, I have news for you - you won't." "We have a strong army," he added. "We seek peace with all of our neighbors, but the IDF...
  • [Nasrallah] 'Hezbollah Will Conquer Galilee If There Is War'

    02/16/2011 10:28:14 AM PST · by edpc · 27 replies
    JPost ^ | 16 Feb 2011 | JPost Staff
    Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said on Wednesday that he is ready for another war with Israel, AFP reported. "I tell the fighters of the resistance that one day they might be asked to liberate the Galilee," Nasrallah said at a "Resistance Martyrs Day" ceremony. "The Israelis are afraid," Nasrallah said. "I want to assure you and tell the Israelis that they should be careful because the blood of Imad Mugniyeh will not go to waste."
  • Hezbollah threatens Israeli leaders ("anytime, anywhere" to avenge a top operative's killing)

    02/16/2011 9:20:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/16/11 | Natacha Yazbeck - AFP
    BEIRUT (AFP) – The head of Hezbollah urged his fighters on Wednesday to stand ready to take Galilee in any future Lebanon-Israel war and threatened Israeli leaders "anytime, anywhere" to avenge a top operative's killing. "I say to the fighters of the Islamic Resistance: Be ready. If a new war is imposed on Lebanon we may ask you to take Galilee, to free Galilee," Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech to mark his Shiite party's martyrs' day. "I hope the people of Israel have good bomb shelters," he added. Nasrallah vowed that the assassination of Imad Mughnieh, killed in...
  • Political battle for premier looms in Lebanon

    01/23/2011 6:22:43 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies ^ | Sunday, January 23, 2011 | Natacha Yazbeck
    Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday was to address the political crisis gripping Lebanon as rival parties prepared for a fierce showdown on the choice of the country's next premier. Nasrallah was to give a televised speech at 1830 GMT on the latest developments in the country, his militant party said in a statement. The address comes hours before President Michel Sleiman kicks off talks with parliamentary group to appoint a new premier, after Hezbollah earlier this month brought down the unity government of Saudi- and US-backed Saad Hariri. The Shiite party, blacklisted as a terrorist organisation by Washington, had...
  • Hezbollah chief 'deceived' Iran leader with gun gift (Lol)

    10/18/2010 11:33:37 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah deceived Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by giving him a gun he claimed was taken from an Israeli soldier in the 2006 war, an Israeli newspaper said Sunday. The mass-selling Yediot Aharonot said the gun, which Nasrallah presented to Ahmadinejad in person on his controversial two-day visit to Lebanon, was a type of weapon not been used by the Israeli military since the early 1970s.

    09/16/2010 12:27:09 AM PDT · by Cindy · 35 replies
    YNET ^ | 09.16.10, 07:16 / Israel News | n/a
    "Rocket fire prompts IDF strike on Gaza" SNIPPET: "IAF targets two weapon caches in northern, southern Strip following ongoing rocket fire on Israel's south" SNIPPET: "Israel Air Force jets struck two Gaza targets overnight, following yet another day of continuous rocket fire on Israel's south. Fighter jets targeted two weapons warehouses in southern and northern Gaza in the early hours of Thursday morning. The IDF Spokesman's Unit said the pilots confirmed hitting their targets before safely returning to their base. No injuries were reported among the Palestinians at this time."
  • Ahmadinejad meets Nasrallah before leaving Lebanon

    10/14/2010 6:07:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies ^ | 10/14/10 | HERB KEINON
    Iranian president ends two-day trip with visit to Hizbullah leader who reportedly gives him a gun taken from an Israeli soldier during the Second Lebanon War. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with Hizbullah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah at Iran's embassy in Beirut on Thursday prior to departing Lebanon after a two day visit to the country, Hizbullah television station Al Manar reported. According to the report, the two leaders discussed a number of issues and Nasrallah gave Ahmadinejad a gun he claimed was taken from an Israeli soldier during the Second Lebanon War as a gift. Earlier on Thursday, Ahmadinejad...
  • [Nasrallah:] 'Jerusalem cannot be the capital of state called Israel'

    09/04/2010 6:40:35 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Friday, September 3, 2010 | Staff and Associated Press
    The current round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks will not succeed, Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said during a "Jerusalem Day" commemoration speech on Friday. Nasrallah characterized the talks as "stillborn" and said, "Jerusalem, and not even one of its streets, can not be the capital of the state called Israel." The Hizbullah chief's comments came hours after explosions ripped through a building Friday in southern Lebanon that might -- according to Lebanese security officials -- have been used to store weapons for the terrorists group. It was not clear whether there were any casualties from the blasts, which set off a...

    07/24/2010 1:18:48 PM PDT · by Righting · 3 replies
    ISLAMIC-TERRORIST HEZBULLAH'S "SPIRITIUAL" IMAM FADLALLAH - GOOD RIDDENSFadlallah - When mass suicide [homicide] bombing was invented. The new dimension of international terrorism - Page 115 Stefan M. Aubrey - 2004 - 312 pages [p. 115-116] A further extension of this philosophy can be found in the teachings of the Lebanese spiritual leader Shaykh Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah. While Fadlallah agreed that the teachings of the Koran provided for the use of force and jihad for defensive purposes, the contemporary situation of the Middle East creates a scenario that tends to breed violence. [...] justification of violent action in the name of...
  • Erdogan Invites Hizbullah Leader Nasrallah To Turkey

    06/12/2010 6:48:42 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 7 replies · 350+ views
    MEMRI ^ | June 11, 2010
    Hassan Huballah, Lebanese MP from Hizbullah, confirmed that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has invited Hizbullah secretary-general Hassan Nasrallah to Turkey, on the recommendation of Hamas political bureau head Khaled Mash'al. It was reported that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was examining the possibility of attending the meeting in order to emphasize the Iran-Turkey-Syria alliance with Hizbullah and Hamas. It was also reported that Hizbullah had made Nasrallah's visit conditional upon Turkish guarantees of Nasrallah's safety and the provision of security by Iran's Islamic Re volutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). According to Huballah, Erdogan will be invited to Dahiya to attend...

    06/05/2010 11:22:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 45 replies · 789+ views
    YNET ^ | Published: 06.06.10, 07:44 / Israel News | Roee Nahmias
    SNIPPET: "Free Palestine Movement, Reporters with Borders say plan to send ship carrying dozens of activists, European MPs to Gaza as early as next weekend" SNIPPET: "The Turkish-owned Mavi Marmara ship and the Irish-owned Rachel Corrie ship are not alone: Two non-governmental Lebanese organizations announced Saturday that the plan to send an aid vessel of their own to the Gaza Strip as early as next weekend. In a press conference in Beirut, the Free Palestine Movement and Reporters without Borders organization announced that the ship, which will be carrying humanitarian aid, will include passengers interested in expressing their solidarity, as...
  • Gaza flotilla: 2 dead, dozens injured in navy boarding

    05/30/2010 9:42:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 170 replies · 4,470+ views - JERUSALEM POST ^ | 05/31/2010 07:00 | By JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ
    "Gaza flotilla: 2 dead, dozens injured in navy boarding." By JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ 05/31/2010 07:00 SNIPPET: "Passengers tried to wrest weapons from soldiers, Army Radio reports; Turkish leadership in emergency meeting to discuss response to attack at sea. Passengers tried to grab weapons away from soldiers boarding the Gaza protest flotilla, starting the violence, Army Radio reported Tuesday morning, responding to accusations that Israeli commandos assaulted the ships guns blazing."
  • Middle East war clouds (next deadly clash between Israel and Hezbollah is brewing)

    05/05/2010 5:44:24 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 413+ views
    Macleans ^ | May 4, 2010
    Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak presented senior Israeli Defence Forces officers with stark options for Israel’s future security at a meeting earlier this year. “In the absence of an arrangement with Syria, we are liable to enter a belligerent clash with it that could reach the point of an all-out, regional war,” he told them. That such an “arrangement”—or peace deal—might be crafted in the near future was, until recently, a realistic hope. The two sides came close to a settlement in the 1990s and resumed secret negotiations through Turkish mediators in 2007. The framework for any deal is “straightforward,”...
  • Analysis: Rivalry with Iran behind Cairo’s Hizbullah tension

    04/30/2010 7:56:38 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 4 replies · 282+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/30/10 | Jonathan Spyer
    Iran's goal is to emerge as the hegemonic power in the Mideast. The Arab world's traditional leaders are an obstacle in the way of this ambition. Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah reacted angrily yesterday to an Egyptian court verdict which sentenced members of a terror cell organized by the movement in Egypt to prison terms. The verdict, delivered on Wednesday, resulted in the sentencing of the 26 members of the cell to jail terms varying between six months and 15 years. The conviction of the Hizbullah-organized cell in Egypt is the latest episode in the ongoing rivalry between Egypt and Iran,...
  • Hezbollah says its missiles not Israel's business

    04/16/2010 9:31:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 492+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/16/10 | Zeina Karam - ap
    BEIRUT – A Hezbollah government minister refused Friday to confirm or deny Israeli allegations that the militant Lebanese group has acquired Scud missiles. In the first Hezbollah comment on the Israeli charges, Minister Hussein Haj Hassan said the group was always arming and preparing itself but, "what we have is not their business." Israeli defense officials have said they believe Hezbollah has obtained Scud missiles capable of hitting targets anywhere in Israel. Israel's President Shimon Peres earlier this week directly accused Damascus of providing the weapons. Israel has not offered proof to back up the claim, and Syria's Foreign Ministry...
  • Is Israel Facing War with Hizbullah and Syria?

    04/11/2010 7:43:53 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies · 666+ views
    Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | 4/6/2010 | David Schenker
    •Concerns about Israeli hostilities with Hizbullah are nothing new, but based on recent pronouncements from Syria, if the situation degenerates, fighting could take on a regional dimension not seen since 1973. •On February 26, Syrian President Bashar Assad hosted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah in Damascus. Afterward, Hizbullah's online magazine Al Intiqad suggested that war with Israel was on the horizon. •Raising tensions further are reports that Syria has provided Hizbullah with the advanced, Russian-made, shoulder-fired, Igla-S anti-aircraft missile, which could inhibit Israeli air operations over Lebanon in a future conflict. The transfer of this equipment...
  • Nasrallah throws down the gauntlet

    02/18/2010 8:36:48 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 20 replies · 532+ views
    UPI ^ | 1/15/2010 | UPI
    Amid growing fears of another Middle East war, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has thrown down the gauntlet for Israel by vowing to hammer Ben-Gurion Airport if Beirut's Rafik Hariri International is hit, as it was in their last conflict in 2006. That was not likely an idle boast. Nasrallah was unusually specific in what targets Hezbollah would hit, thus signaling its capabilities. "He's never been as detailed and candid," said Lebanese political scientist and Hezbollah expert Amal Saad-Ghorayeb of the American University of Beirut. According to Israel's military intelligence, Hezbollah has in excess of 42,000 rockets and missiles stashed away,...
  • Report: Hezbollah funded by drug trade in Europe

    01/09/2010 8:25:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 327+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 1/9/10 | Assaf Uni
    German police suspect the Lebanese militant group, Hezbollah, of using drug trafficking in Europe to fund part of its activities, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday. According to the report published on the magazine's website, German police arrested two Lebanese citizens living in Germany last October after they transferred large sums of money to a family in Lebanon with connections to Hezbollah's leadership, including the Shiite group's Secretary General, Hassan Nasrallah.
  • Lebanon's Hariri set to form government with Hezbollah (Hezbollah was included in the outgoing govt)

    11/07/2009 2:16:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 404+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/7/09 | Laila Bassam
    BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri will announce a new national unity government to include Iranian- and Syrian-backed Hezbollah in the next few days, politicians said on Saturday. Lebanon has been without a functioning government since Hariri led his coalition, backed by the United States and Saudi Arabia, to victory in a June parliamentary election against Hezbollah and its allies. Politicians from both sides said Hariri had now clinched a deal with the opposition on the new government's make-up. A government acceptable to all main parties is seen as key to maintaining stability in a country facing sectarian...
  • Al-Quds Day - Celebrating Hate and Supporting Terror

    09/24/2009 2:11:40 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 1,281+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE - IPT News ^ | September 23, 2009 | n/a
    Note: Photo and video included. SNIPPET: "It appeared to be a typical Al-Quds Day rally, replete with hateful speeches about the destruction of the State of Israel and the waving of Hizballah flags. The rally resembled other international versions of this year's Al-Quds Day celebration, an annual Islamist holiday initiated by Iranian revolutionary and terrorism exporter, Imam Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini. However, this event wasn't held in downtown Karachi or Damascus, but in downtown Washington, D.C's Sheridan Circle. The rally was organized by an employee of the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning, Faheem Darab. It even featured speakers as...
  • The Iranian Revolution Will Not Be Televised (in the U.S.)

    09/21/2009 12:44:04 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 31 replies · 1,253+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Sept. 21 | Michael Ledeen
    When a tyrannical regime dies, you can see the symptoms in the little things. Late Friday afternoon, after millions (yes, millions–this according to Le Monde, France 2, and L’Express, with the BBC saying that the demonstrations were bigger than those at the time of the Revolution) of Greens mobbed the streets and squares of more than thirty towns and cities to call for the end of the regime, there was a soccer game in Azadi Stadium in Tehran. It holds about a hundred thousand fans, and it was full of men wearing green and carrying green balloons. When state-run tv...
  • LEBANON: Israel prepping for Nasrallah kill, says Hezbollah

    05/25/2009 1:01:06 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 5 replies · 421+ views
    Babylon & Beyond ^ | May 22 2009 | Meris Lutz
    Everyone in Lebanon has been noticing how Hezbollah's rhetoric has been heating up lately. The group's leader, Hassan Nasrallah, made it clear in a number of speeches this week that his party would tolerate neither spies, Israeli "aggression" nor what he described as Lebanese government hypocrisy. It's volatile talk ahead of critical June 7 elections in which Hezbollah needs to sway at least some Christians to vote in its favor. On Monday, Nasrallah warned that the Islamic militant group would be on high alert as Israel prepared to conduct its largest military maneuvers since 1961, a series of armed forces...
  • Analysis: Two Muslim camps fighting the Middle East's new cold war

    04/19/2009 4:01:43 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies · 851+ views ^ | Updated Apr 20, 2009 1:03 | By YAAKOV LAPPIN
    It's official - Cairo and Hizbullah are fighting a full-fledged media war. The Egyptian press and government officials have, for several consecutive days, been hurling insults at the Shi'ite group, in one instance comparing its leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah to a monkey.
  • Lebanese Christians protest rosary depicting Hezbollah leader

    01/26/2009 1:42:20 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 2 replies · 320+ views
    CNA ^ | Jan 25, 2009 | Staff
    Rosaries bearing a picture of Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah have provoked controversy in Lebanon’s Christian community, whose members say the depiction is insulting. Christians are set to play a significant political role in Lebanon’s Shiite-Sunni power struggle through the June 2009 parliamentary elections, the Middle East Times reports. Hezbollah is a mainly Shiite Islamic party. "The rosaries are an insult to our Christian beliefs," an official with the Christian Lebanese Forces party said on Thursday, according to Alarab Online. Speaking on condition of anonymity, she characterized the rosaries as “an attempt to influence public opinion within the Christian community so...
  • Graffiti Praising Hizbullah On Walls Of Christian School In Lebanon

    01/25/2009 9:42:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 444+ views
    THE MEMRI ^ | January 23, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following blog entry is a quote: Graffiti Praising Hizbullah On Walls Of Christian School In Lebanon Unknown persons have written graffiti praising Hizbullah on the walls of the Christian school in the Christian city of 'Amshit in the Jabil region. Among the slogans were "There is no victory but Nasrallah's," "there is no messiah but Nasrallah," and "Jabil and Keserwan [Christian regions in Lebanon] belong to the Muslims." It was also reported that pupils entering the school found that a cross that had hung on the wall lying broken on ground, and that it had been replaced...
  • ‘Courageous’ Chavez is Palestinians’ new hero

    01/13/2009 5:56:55 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies · 418+ views
    AFP ^ | January 12, 2009
    BETHLEHEM, West Bank: Venezuelan flags and portraits of President Hugo Chavez have been flying high during protests in the West Bank against Israel’s assault on the Gaza Strip. The Venezuelan president’s decision on January 6 to expel Israel’s ambassador from Caracas – the only country apart from Mauritania to take such a step – has made the left-wing South American leader a hero to Palestinians. Hamas has welcomed Chavez’s “courageous decision,” while Hassan Nasrallah, head of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group, urged Arab states to follow the Venezuelan president’s example. Chavez on Saturday accused Israel of being the “murder arm” of the...