Monthly Archives: July 2014

Iranians Rally for ‘Death to Israel, America’ on ‘Quds Day’

By | 2014-07-26T21:53:45-04:00 July 26th, 2014|News|

Iranians rallied nationwide on Friday in a show of support for Palestinians and to protest against Israel, AFP reports.   Demonstrations were staged in Tehran and more than 700 towns and cities across the country on the last Friday of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, state television reported.   In the capital, footage

Iran: We Provided Hamas with Rocket Technology

By | 2014-07-26T09:30:58-04:00 July 26th, 2014|News|

Iran provided the Hamas terrorist group with the technology it has used to rain down rockets on Israel from Gaza, its parliament speaker boasted on Thursday.   Tehran frequently boasts of the financial and material support it gives to Hamas and Islamic Jihad but more rarely talks of its military assistance, noted AFP.   "Today,

Israeli Islamist Leader: Gaza Will Rub Israel’s Nose in the Mud

By | 2014-07-26T08:41:10-04:00 July 26th, 2014|News|

Kamal Al-Khatib, deputy head of the radical Islamic Movement in Israel headed by Raed Salah, said in a recent speech that Gaza “will rub Israel's nose in the mud.”   The comments were made in a speech in Kafr Kanna, an Arab town located in the Galilee. The speech was broadcast on the Lebanese-based Al-Quds

Iranian Christian to Have Lips Burnt for Eating During Ramadan

By | 2014-07-25T10:42:25-04:00 July 25th, 2014|Islam|

An Iranian judge sentenced a Christian man to have his lips burnt with a cigarette for eating during the day in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, The Daily Mail reported.   The barbaric punishment was carried out in public in a square in the city of Kermanshah.   Five other Muslim men were also

Kuwaiti Cleric to Hamas: No Ceasefire Until They Bow Before Us

By | 2014-07-25T10:14:51-04:00 July 25th, 2014|Islam|

A Kuwaiti cleric recently called on Hamas not to give up on its fight against Israel, and not agree to a ceasefire until Israel is erased.   The comments by Tareq Al-Suwaidan were posted to the internet on July 14 and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).   {youtube}zbCMZv-fHSQ{/youtube}   “We are

Canada’s FM Demands Probe into Rockets at UNRWA Schools

By | 2014-07-24T21:02:05-04:00 July 24th, 2014|News|

Canada's Foreign Minister on Tuesday called for a United Nations (UN) investigation of the discoveries of weapons caches at schools it operates in Gaza.   "I was appalled to hear reports, one as recent as today, of stockpiles of rockets in a school run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza,"

President Sisi Defends Egypt’s Role in Israel-Gaza Conflict

By | 2014-07-23T15:28:15-04:00 July 23rd, 2014|News|

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday defended his country's role in trying to broker a Gaza truce between Israel and Hamas, which accuses him of proposing a ceasefire favorable to Israel.     Unlike his Islamist predecessor Mohammed Morsi whom he toppled and detained last year, ex-army chief Sisi has sought to isolate the

Erdogan ‘Not Talking’ to Barack Obama

By | 2014-07-23T10:51:04-04:00 July 23rd, 2014|News|

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he has stopped talking to US President Barack Obama on the phone, amid growing strains between Ankara and Washington over Syria and Gaza, AFP reports Tuesday.    Turkey, a fierce opponent of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and an open supporter of armed rebel fighters, felt betrayed when the

Why did Sisi decline Obama’s invitation to Washington?

By | 2014-07-23T09:01:21-04:00 July 23rd, 2014|Reports|

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s decline of President Obama’s invitation to attend a summit next week in Washington D.C. is the most recent skirmish in U.S.-Egypt relations.   Sisi will not be attending the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, al-Hayat newspaper reported on Tuesday.   After the military’s takeover following mass protests in 2013, Egyptian authorities cracked-down