An ‘Anti-Iranian Meltdown’: Two Responses to the Sudden Resignation of Lebanon Prime Minister

[ Ed. note – This past Saturday, suddenly and without warning, Saad Hariri announced his resignation as prime minister of Lebanon. The announcement was made in a televised addressed–not from Beruit, but from Riyadh, where Hariri claims he fled out of fear for his life. His speech included tirades against Hezbollah and Iran, in essence representing a propaganda coup for the US and Israel, and the possibility of his departure being used as justification for a new Israeli invasion of Lebanon should not be discounted.

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Christians United for Apartheid?

A friend of mine who is on the email list of Christians United for Israel passed along to me the latest piece of dross sent out by these votaries of the holy yarmulke. The email consists of a montage of photos from recent CUFI events, as well as a letter signed by organization founder John Hagee and National Director David Brog in which the pair lambaste neo-Nazis, anti-Semites, and Hezbollah collectively–while expressing their undying devotion to the Jewish people–all in just under 400 words.

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35 Palestinians injured as israeli forces attack Jerusalem funeral

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35 Palestinians injured as Israeli forces attack Jerusalem funeral

35 Palestinian protesters were left wounded on Sunday after the Israeli forces aggressively attacked a funeral procession in Occupied Jerusalem.

35 Palestinians injured as Israeli forces attack Jerusalem funeral

Reporting from Occupied Jerusalem, a PIC news correspondent said the Israeli forces came down heavily on Palestinians marching in the funeral procession of the Palestinian youth Ali Abu Gharbiya, who drowned on Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee) three days after he had gone missing.

Fierce clashes burst out between the heavily-armed Israeli forces and the Palestinian protesters in al-Tour, al-Sawana, and Bab al-Asbat, in Occupied Jerusalem.

According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, 35 mourners and protesters sustained wounds during the clashes, including one in a serious condition after he was hit with a rubber bullet in his eye and sustained an internal head hemorrhage. He was rushed to Hadassah Hospital.

10 wounded people were transferred to the hospital so as to…

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53 Mosques and Churches Vandalized in Israel Since 2009, but Only 9 Indictments Filed

By Yottam Berger and Nir Hasson

Haaretz

Over 50 Christian and Muslim sites have been vandalized in Israel and the West Bank since 2009, but only nine indictments have been filed and only seven convictions handed down, according to Public Security Ministry data. Moreover, only eight of the 53 cases are still under investigation, with the other 45 all closed.

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Hassan Nasrallah: in North Korea, Trump heads for a nuclear world war

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The Saker

September 03, 2017

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on 31 August 2017, on the occasion of the commemoration of Lebanon’s “Second Liberation” against terrorist groups

Transcript:

[…] We need to know, o my (dear) brothers and sisters, that the opposing (US-Israeli) project in the region is crumbling and falling apart, and that US and Israeli dreams that were built on Daesh and its sisters and fellow takfiri and terrorist groups, these dreams and hopes collapse, and that the Axis of Resistance is the one who inflicted a defeat on this project, with the help of Russia, to be quite frank and honest.

And as with any victory, there is a price (to pay). If you lose, the price (to pay) is clear. But even when you win, there is a price to pay (but way less than when you lose). It is natural that the victorious…

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