Middle East

by Tony Pearce
April 2019

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stated that the, “the Zionist regime will perish in the not so far future.”

by Burak Bekdil
June 20, 2018

This is vintage Erdoğan: Europe must treat its Muslim minorities well and with respect, or we will fight a holy war; for non-Muslim minorities in our Muslim lands, we give them two choices: convert to Islam or suffer the persecution.

by Tony Pearce
September 28, 2017

Recent events in Syria involving Israel, Russia and Iran have raised an interest in the possibility that events are preparing the way for the fulfilment of the prophecy of Ezekiel 38-9 – the War of Gog and Magog.

by Polina Ivanova
December 26, 2017

Russia has started establishing a permanent military presence at naval and air bases in Syria, the defense minister said on Tuesday as parliament ratified a deal with Damascus to cement Russian presence in the country, the RIA news agency reported.

by imninalu.net

This research is intended to be completely neutral and objective, based on historic and archaeological evidences as well as other documents, including Arab sources, and quoting statements by authoritative Islamic personalities.

by Adam Abrams 
August 24, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin Wednesday to discuss how Iran’s “accelerated” presence in Syria threatens the Jewish state and the Middle East.

by BBC News
February 7, 2017

As many as 13,000 people, most of them civilian opposition supporters, have been executed in secret at a prison in Syria, Amnesty International says. A new report by the human rights group alleges that mass hangings took place every week at Saydnaya prison between September 2011 and December 2015.

by CBC News
August 17, 2016

Amnesty International outlines the violent and overcrowded conditions detainees face in Syria.

by CIJA

A short timeline of the history of the peace process in the Middle East.

by Matt Ward

Are Saudi Arabia and Turkey planning to invade Syria? This is the single most important question of today. It is much more important than the machinations of the upcoming presidential elections in America, more important than the turmoil embracing the European Union as a result of mass migration, more important even than the impending worldwide economic collapse.

by CBC News
February 15, 2016

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon says almost 50 civilians have been killed and many more wounded in missile attacks on at least five medical facilities and two schools in northern Syria, as Russian-backed government troops intensified their push toward the rebel stronghold of Aleppo.

by Ariel Ben Solomon
February 19, 2016

Visiting Syrian opposition leader Kamal al-Labwani called on Thursday for a small safe zone to be created near Israel’s border in Syria.

by Louisa Loveluck
February 26, 2016

Moscow strikes seek to help the Assad regime make further gains before the ceasefire takes hold.

by Herb Keinon
February 18th, 2016

Amid concerns the raging war in Syria may widen, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Foreign Ministry director-general Dore Gold on Thursday that Russia is keen on seeing the Israeli-Palestinian peace process resume.

by Yahoo News
February 11, 2016

Washington (AFP) - CIA director John Brennan has said that Islamic State fighters have used chemical weapons and have the capability to make small quantities of chlorine and mustard gas, CBS News reported.

IranTruth Staff
December 10, 2015

Iran is the leading state sponsor of terrorism, and in the past several years when Iran had no money, it still found money to be the leading state sponsor of terrorism.  Under the [nuclear] deal negotiated with Iran, they will be awash in cash, they will have lots of money, and imagine how much destruction they can do in support of terrorist activities and terrorism.

by BBC News
February 8, 2015

The Syrian government has carried out a state policy of extermination against thousands of detainees, UN human rights investigators say.They accuse President Bashar al-Assad's regime of crimes against humanity, in a report for the UN Human Rights Council.

by KeytotheBible
September 28, 2015

Russian troops and equipment pour into Syria to guard the regime from collapse. The world is in shock that Russian forces are moving into Syria... the Bible clearly states the situation that will develop in the next little while.The power-blocks are moving into place setting the stage for the long anticipated return of Christ.

by Michael Sliwinski
October 20, 2015

In September, Russian forces began a controversial air campaign in Syria in an attempt to increase the nation’s involvement in the Middle East. While some leaders have welcomed Russia’s increased involvement, many in the west have been skeptical of President Vladimir Putin’s motives.

by Jose Maria Aznar - The Wall Street Journal
August 5, 2015

Assuming, as this agreement does, that Iran will moderate its policies, renounce its hegemonic aspirations, reject its terrorist proxies and become a “normal” country is a dangerous gambit. The more likely outcome is an empowered regime, better equipped to pursue its regional interests and perfectly capable of building a nuclear bomb.

by Friend Of Israel Initiative
October 2015

The bad nuclear deal with Iran is a reality now. Last month, both the U.S. Senate and Congress have finally approved the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA); in Europe, major members of the EU, such as Spain, have begun to approach Iran for trade purposes. Meanwhile, Iran has started to acquire military satellite and aircraft-related equipment from Russia.

by Christopher Stokes
October 05, 2015

"Today the US government has admitted that it was their airstrike that hit our hospital in Kunduz and killed 22 patients and MSF staff. Their description of the attack keeps changing—from collateral damage, to a tragic incident, to now attempting to pass responsibility to the Afghanistan government.

by Giulio Meotti
October 7, 2015

Another tragedy is unfolding in the civilized world, a world which is also turning its head away while Christians are being killed in the Middle East. Christians should see Israel as the first line of  non-Islamic survival worldwide. Those who want to destroy the Jewish State in the West are also signing the death sentence of the last free Christians in the Middle East.

by Kashmira Gander, Olivia Blair
October 8, 2015

Russia has launched missiles at targets in Syria from warships in the Caspian Sea in the first major combined assault across the air and ground in Moscow's escalating campaign in the war-torn country.The missiles were aimed at Isis targets, according to the Kremlin.

by The Economist
October 3, 2015

Vladimir Putin,has become the leader of a new global war on terrorism. By contrast Barack Obama seems wearier by the day with the wars in the Muslim world that America has been fighting for more than a decade.  Russia is making its biggest move in the Middle East, hitherto America’s domain, since the Soviet Union was evicted in the 1970s.

by Kareem Shaheen - The Guardian
October 5, 2015

Nato has strongly condemned Russia for violating Turkey’s airspace after one of the country’s fighter planes crossed the Turkish frontier while apparently flying a sortie over Syria – an incident that risked further inflaming tensions days after Russia’s military intervention began.

by The Jerusalem Post
October 6, 2015

Iranian media outlets reported on Tuesday that Iran, Russia, China and Syria are to conduct joint military exercises in Syria next month. The report appears to have originated on Arabic language Syrian media outlet ShamLife, which said the war-games were scheduled in less than a month's time.

by Joel C. Rosenberg
September 16, 2015

Putin is solidifying and intensifying the Russian alliance with Iran. He has fully backed the insane Iran nuclear deal, despite the fact that the country is run by leaders who embrace an apocalyptic form of Islam. What’s more, he’s meeting with Iran’s top terrorist leader and selling Iran the Kremlin’s state of the art anti-aircraft missile system.

by Tea Party
September 5, 2015

Islamic State, also referred to as IS and ISIS, is believed to be actively smuggling deadly gunmen across the sparsely-guarded 565-mile Turkish border and on to richer European nations, he revealed. There are now more than 4,000 covert ISIS gunmen “ready” across the European Union, he claimed.

by Andrew Tilghman
September 14, 2015

The Pentagon acknowledged Monday that the Russian military is building a forward air base in Syria, a move that could complicate U.S. and coalition effort to mount daily airstrikes against Islamic State militants.

by The Week
Aug 20, 2015

'Yemen after five months looks like Syria after five years,' warn international aid agencies.

by Don Melvin
July 2, 2015

In a dramatic demonstration of its expanding reach, ISIS apparently launched simultaneous attacks Wednesday on five Egyptian military checkpoints, reportedly killing 17 Egyptian soldiers and injuring 30 others.

by Walid Shoebat

Is this the justice the Western supporters of a Palestinian State wish for?  Please be aware that the following pictures are graphic and disturbing.

by BBC News
27 May 2015   

Hamas forces in the Gaza Strip committed serious human rights abuses including abductions, torture and extra-judicial killings of Palestinian civilians in 2014, a report says.

by Christopher Snyder
March 10, 2015

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan see Iran as the major threat and see Iran as taking advantage of the instability produced by ISIS to extend its control and influence over Iraq,” said Ereli, former U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain.

by BBC News
May 5, 2015

Amnesty's report says that from January 2014 to March 2015, government aircraft launched continual attacks using barrel bombs - oil barrels, fuel tanks or gas cylinders packed with explosives, fuel, and metal fragments - on rebel-held areas of Aleppo. Their targets included at least 14 public markets, 12 transportation hubs, 23 mosques, 17 hospitals and medical centres, and three schools.

by Ynet and News Agencies
March 29, 2015

The developing agreement on Iran's nuclear program is even worse than Israel had feared and the "Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis" must be stopped, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, even as reports emerged of possible progress in the ongoing talks in Switzerland between Iran and the world powers.

by Joel C. Rosenberg
February 17, 2015

With the barbaric murder of Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh — the Jordanian pilot locked in a cage and burned alive by operatives of the Islamic State, for all the world to see — Jordan’s King Abdullah faces the most dangerous moment since ascending to the throne in 1999.

ISIS jihadists in Syria and Iraq have publicly threatened to invade Jordan and “slaughter” Abdullah, whom they denounce as a “tyrant.” Extremists inside Jordan took to the streets last summer shouting, “Down, down with Abdullah!” The latest ISIS propaganda video attacks the king as an “ally of the crusaders.” One figure in the video proclaims, “all Arab tyrants should…be burned.”

by Prophecy News Watch
February 12 , 2015

Foreign fighters are flocking to Syria at an “unprecedented” rate, with more than 20,000 volunteers from around the world joining the Islamic State or other extremist groups, US intelligence officials said Tuesday.  The foreign fighters have traveled to Syria from more than 90 countries, including at least 3,400 from Western states and more than 150 Americans, according to the latest estimate from the National Counter-Terrorism Center.

by Dan Stolebarger, Executive Director of Koinonia Institute 

If it were possible to craft a religion that was 100% opposite of Christianity there would be none more perfect than Islam? Western man is under the delusion that with time, effort, patience and reason, he can resolve differences and work together to find a middle ground that will lead to peace. That strategy has failed and will continue to fail because it is impossible to find a middle ground with a movement that is so diametrically opposed to the tenets and values of our Judeo-Christian values and beliefs.

by Rachel Avraham
Jan 19, 2015

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Zarif condemned this morning strongly the elimination of terrorists yesterday in Syria.  “We condemn the actions of the Zionist regime and all terrorist activity,” Zarif told the media within his country.  “Israel’s policy towards Hezbollah resistance personnel is known as a terrorist policy,” Zarif continued. 

by BBC News
11 December 2014

November was just the latest in a long series of bloody months for the people of Iraq. More than 5,000 people worldwide died in November as a result of jihadist violence, a BBC study has revealed. The four worst-affected countries were Iraq, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Syria, accounting for 80% of all deaths.

by Peter Neumann - BBC News
11 December 2014

Less than four years ago, jihadist violence was widely believed to be in a state of terminal decline. Osama Bin Laden and his most senior lieutenants had been killed, and the peaceful uprisings of the Arab Spring seemed to be ushering in a new era of freedom and democracy in which al-Qaeda and its jihadist terrorism looked outdated. Far from nearing defeat, jihadist groups everywhere have regrouped and taken advantage of new conflicts and instability.

by BBC News
2 August 2014

Islamic State stands with al-Qaeda as one of the most dangerous jihadist groups, after its gains in Syria and Iraq. Under its former name Islamic State in Iraq and Isis, it was formed in April 2013, growing out of al-Qaeda in Iraq.

by The Jerusalem Post
November 14, 2014  

GENEVA  - Islamic State commanders are liable for war crimes on a "massive scale" in northeast Syria, where they spread terror by beheading, stoning and shooting civilians and captured fighters, UN investigators said on Friday.

by Haaretz
Sep. 29, 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, the people of Israel pray for peace, but our hopes and the world’s hopes for peace are in danger because everywhere we look militant Islam is on the march. It’s not militants. It’s not Islam. It’s militant Islam. And typically its first victims are other Muslims, but it spares no one: Christians, Jews, Yazidis, Kurds. No creed, no faith, no ethnic group is beyond its sights. And it’s rapidly spreading in every part of the world.

by Joshua Rhett Miller
August 21, 2014

Islamic State's thirst for blood has the world on edge, but its equally insatiable yearning for oil could prove a "catastrophe" for the global economy if the terror organization isn't stopped, experts say. The jihadist group, formerly known as ISIS, now controls seven oil fields and two small refineries in northern Iraq, bringing in as much as $2 million per day by selling up to 40,000 barrels via middlemen in illicit deals.

by Caroline B. Glick
August 22, 2014

Hamas' war with Israel is not a stand-alone event. It is happening in the context of the vast changes that are casting asunder old patterns of behavior and strategic understandings as actors in the region begin to reassess the threats they face. Hamas was once funded by Saudi Arabia and enabled by Egypt. Now the regimes of these countries view it as part of a larger axis of Sunni jihad that threatens not only Israel, but them.

by By Mariano Castillo, CNN
August 9, 2014

Iraq's largest Christian town has been overrun by the same militant Islamists who have gained a foothold in parts of eastern Syria and western and northern Iraq. The latest advance by ISIS has caused thousands of Christians in the city to flee, just as other minority groups targeted by ISIS have done, as well as Shiite Muslims.

by Nick Wing & Carina Kolodny
August 8, 2014

Over the past few months, the Islamic State, an al-Qaeda offshoot formerly known as ISIS, has mounted a brutal campaign in Syria and Iraq that has allowed it to expand its ranks and win large swaths of new territory. With the stated goal of establishing a Sunni caliphate, the insurgent group's fighting has taken a heavy toll on Iraq's Shiite Muslim majority, as well as a number of minority groups, including Kurds and Christians.

by Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog
August 11, 2014

If a nation follows these principles - if they love and bless Israel and the Jewish people, and do not divide the land of Israel, and love and pray for Jews and Arabs in Jerusalem and seek their good - then God will love and bless and show mercy to such a nation. But if a nation violates these principles - especially chronically and consistently - then there will be a day of reckoning. The question is: What do we want, a blessing or a curse, mercy or judgment?

by Irwin Cotler
December 21, 2013

For Syrians, 2013 has brought death, destruction and devastation on an unprecedented scale. Indeed, Assad’s most recent aerial barrel-bomb assaults in Aleppo have even been described by activists themselves as being unprecedented. Amnesty International reported this week that Islamic militants are perpetrating a “shocking catalogue of cruel and inhuman abuses” in secret jails accross northern Syria, including torture, flogging, and killings after summary trials.

by Barbara Boland
August 7, 2014

"Christianity in Mosul is dead, and a Christian holocaust is in our midst," said Mark Arabo, a Californian businessman and Chaldean-American leader. In an interview with CNN's Jonathan Mann, he called what's happening in Iraq a "Christian genocide" and said "children are being beheaded, mothers are being raped and killed, and fathers are being hung."

by The Independent
Sunday 20 July 2014

On Friday the Christians of Mosul, a community of thousands settled in the city since the early days of Christianity, were given 24 hours to either convert or face the sword.

by Barry Shaw - American Thinker
June 26th, 2014

As we witness the brutalization of Iraq by the ISIS terror organization consider this: this Islamic march of death leads to Jerusalem. The leading result of the call of the people in the Arab world for the overthrow of unsatisfactory leaders has been their cause being hijacked by insurgent jihadist terrorists.

By Caroline B. Glick
Feb 7, 2014

It is happening in slow motion, to be sure. But we are witnessing how a nuclear armed Iran is changing the face of the Middle East.

by Joshua Spurlock
September 30, 2013

But the ongoing Egyptian political crisis isn't just a tragic news story or random political fact. It's a reality that is directly hurting Israel's security and your wallet. And it's doing even more damage than that.

by Sandy Fitzgerald
06 Oct 2013

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani may seem like he's making overtures to curb his country's nuclear program, but he's not the nation's real leader, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Sunday, and his "message of peace" should be approached with caution.

By George Friedman 
September 17, 2013

When President Barack Obama threatened military action in retaliation for what he claimed was the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, he intended a limited strike that would not destroy the weapons. Destroying them all from the air would require widespread air attacks over an extensive period of time, and would risk releasing the chemicals into the atmosphere. The action also was not intended to destroy Syrian President Bashar al Assad's regime. That, too, would be difficult to do from the air, and would risk creating a power vacuum that the United States was unwilling to manage.

by Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog
September 20, 2013

A growing number of journalists, political leaders, and foreign policy analysts are noting that Vladimir Putin is aggressively positioning himself as a new and increasingly influential force on the global stage generally, and in the Middle East, in particular.

By Jeffrey Goldberg and Noah Beck
August 13th, 2013

Seven reasons why John Kerry's peace talks are delusional. 

by Prof Johan Malan

The struggle for control over Jerusalem emanates from the kingdom of darkness and is aimed at preventing the prophesied future intervention by God in the destiny of this city and of the world.

The kingdom of heaven is closely associated with the city of Jerusalem. God promised to elevate the city to the level of world capital during the millennial reign of Christ. In view of the glorious future of Jerusalem, the kingdom of Satan is committed to a relentless struggle to gain control over this city and to use it as one of the main centres for the Antichrist’s world government.

by Debka

Israel will not implement the unanimous Nuclear Non-Proliferation Review conference resolution due to its "flawed, hypocritical and distorted nature," according to a government statement.

by Prof Louis Rene Beres

Media references to territories administered by Israel since the June 1967 war now routinely describe them as "occupied."  Yet, this description conveniently overlooks the pertinent history of these lands, especially the authentic Israeli claims supported by international law, the unwitting manner in which West Bank and Gaza fell into Israel's hands after sustained Arab aggression and the overwhelming security considerations involved. 

by Melvin Rhodes

Only a century ago the Middle East was a relatively peaceful and tranquil area. Today it's the most volatile region of the world, with the possibility of war breaking out at any minute. You need to understand why this change happened, where Bible prophecy indicates things are headed and what it means for you!

by Dr. David R. Reagan

Why has God regathered the Jews to their homeland? What is the likely future of Israel? What does it all mean to the Church?

by Barak Ravid

Current EU president Sweden has proposed that the body recognize East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital.  The current holder of the rotating European Union presidency, Sweden, has put together a draft document calling for the division of Jerusalem between Israel and a future Palestinian state and implying that the EU would recognize a unilateral Palestinian declaration of statehood.

by Barak Ravid

European Foreign Ministers on Tuesday declared their support for the division of Jerusalem, saying that a way should be found to make Jerusalem the shared capital of both Israel and a future Palestinian state.

Sweden, which currently holds the EU presidency, presented a draft document last week supporting the division of Jerusalem and the recognition of East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

by Mike Oppenheimer

Osama bin Laden was sent to his just reward, this ends chapter one in the book of violence. How many more chapters are uncertain, we do know that this does not read like a short story. In Pres. Obama’s middle east speech “every state has the right to self-defense, and Israel must be able to defend itself -- by itself -- against any threat.

by Caroline B. Glick

What the West's intoxication with the myth of the Arab spring has already sprung

The coverage of recent events in Egypt is further proof that Western elites cannot see the forest for the trees. Over the past week, leading newspapers have devoted relatively in-depth coverage to the Egyptian military authorities' repressive actions in subduing protesters in Tahrir Square in Cairo, particularly during their large protest last Friday.

by Caroline B. Glick

As was the case in May 1967, when the combined Arab armies gathered with the express purpose of wiping the Jewish state off the map – today again, Israel is alone at its hour of greatest peril.

by Jan Markell

Now, step back with me and look at the Big Picture. Israel is the only truly free representative democracy in the Middle East, where she is surrounded by a sea of Arab dictatorships that are not only sworn to Israel's destruction but also very unfriendly to the United States. By any logical standard of international foreign policy, Israel should be among the most highly regarded and valuable ally among the Western democracies. Especially given her geographic position, without which, the West would essentially have no eyes or ears in the region.