Following Waiving Of U.S. Sanctions On Iran, Fading Of Iranian Uprising, Saudi Press Condemns West’s Passivity Vis-à-vis Iranian Regime

Recently, after the popular uprising in Iran died down, and following U.S. President Donald Trump’s waiving of the nuclear sanctions against Iran, the Saudi press published a number of articles harshly criticizing the Western policy vis-à-vis Iran.[1] The articles expressed disap…

Apprehension In Syrian Opposition That Sochi Conference Aims To Establish New Political Framework For Syria Solution, Preserve Assad’s Regime

Introduction

On December 22, 2017, at the end of the eighth round of intra-Syrian talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, which focused on the topic of the ceasefire, the three countries sponsoring the talks – Iran, Russia and Turkey – announced that a national dialogue conference would …

Former Jordanian Information Minister Following Pence’s Visit To Amman: Israel Will Disappear Soon, And The U.S. Will Lose Its Global Hegemony

On January 20, 2018, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made a brief visit to Jordan as part of a tour that also included Egypt and Israel. This was the first visit to the region by a senior U.S. official since U.S. President Trump’s December 6, 2017 announcement recognizing Jerusale…

Owner Of Egyptian Daily: The Arabs Should Respond To The Trump Declaration With A ‘Comprehensive Peace Offensive’

Salah Diab, an Egyptian businessman and the owner of the daily Al-Masri Al-Yawm, who goes by the pen name Newton, published a series of four articles in which he expressed his longing for a visionary leadership that would extricate the Arabs from the sorry state in which they hav…

Palestinian Journalists Come Out Against BDS Movement, Ramallah Municipality For Banning Lebanese Director Ziad Doueiri’s Film In Ramallah

In recent months, the Palestinian media has been debating the activity of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement in the territory of the Palestinian Authority (PA), in the context of the prohibition issued by the Ramallah Municipality against the screeni…

Editorial In ISIS News Bulletin Exhorts Iranians To Reject ‘Rule Of Jurisprudent’ In Favor Of Belief In Allah And In The Rule Of The Shari’a

The editorial of the latest issue of Al-Naba,[i1 the weekly news bulletin of the Islamic State (ISIS), is devoted to the current protests in Iran. Titled “People of Iran, Grasp the Most Trustworthy Handhold”,[2] it states that the most important message of these protests is one o…

Jordanian Writer: Women In Jordan Are Subjected Daily To Harassment, Denigration, And Denial Of Their Rights; Society Must Completely Change How It Treats Them

On November 21, 2017, the German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle’s Arabic-language channel aired a youth program on women’s rights in Jordan, during which a Jordanian teen told of sexual harassment she had been subjected to and pointed out that when she went to file a co…

Intensive Discussions In Resistance Axis Ahead Of Possible Joint Confrontation With Israel; Syrian Daily: A Confrontation Is Inevitable

Recently, and especially since the announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, elements in the resistance axis, including Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Iran and Hizb…

Op-Eds On Kurdish Independence In Palestinian Authority Daily – From Absolute Support To Reservations About It

On September 25, 2017, Iraqi Kurdistan held a referendum on the region’s independence; the result was overwhelmingly in favor of a split from Iraq. The Palestinian Authority (PA) released no official response to the referendum and its results, and the Palestinian press reported i…

Egyptian Columnist: The Jews Aim To Establish A State Stretching From The Nile To The Euphrates And To Destroy The Arab Countries

In her January 6, 2017 column in the Egyptian daily Al-Masri Al-Yawm, Basma Al-Masri wrote that, as evident from the Talmud and Bible, the Zionist ambition is to destroy the Arab peoples and to establish a Jewish state stretching from the Nile in Egypt to the Euphrates in Iraq. T…