Saudi Journalist: Boycotting American Products May Boomerang On Arabs

In an article in the London-based Saudi daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, economist Dr. 'Abdallah Al-Radadi opposed the calls to boycott American products and companies in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. He wrote that boyco...


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Kuwaiti Columnist: Stop Funding For Racist UNRWA Until It Dwindles And Dies

In his January 10, 2018 column in the Kuwaiti daily Al-Watan, 'Abdallah Al-Hadlaq supported the criticism voiced by U.S. President Donald Trump about the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) and Trump's decision to cut its funding. Calling UNRWA...


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Senior Columnist For Jordanian Government Daily: No Justification For Hizbullah’s Weapons

Amid concern in Jordan about the presence of pro-Iran Shi'ite forces on the Jordan-Syria border,[1] and following the November 19, 2017 Arab League statement calling Hizbullah an organization "that supports terrorist groups in the Arab world," Fahd Al-Fanek, a senior columnist in...


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One Year After Death Of Rafsanjani, MEMRI Presents Excerpts From His Statements: ‘The Islamic Regime Must Grant The People Freedom Without Coercion, Threats, Restrictions And False Arrests’

On the anniversary of the death of Iranian Expediency Council chairman and Experts Assembly member Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the head of the pragmatic camp in Iran, who was the right hand man of the founder of the Islamic Revolution regime, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, and th...


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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...


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Gulf Press Expresses Optimism, Delight At Popular Uprising In Iran

The popular uprising that broke out in Iran on December 27, 2017,[1] and within days spread across the country, has gotten a lot of attention in the Gulf countries – Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the UAE – which consider Iran their foremost enemy, and which, they say, is interfering...


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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...


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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...


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Jordanian Journalists, Politicians Receive Death Threats On Social Media

In September 2017, death threats appeared on social media against two liberal Jordanian journalists: Zuleikha Abu Risha and Basel Rafayeh, as well as against a parliament member from the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), Dima Tahboub. These threats prompted a renewed debate about a phenom...


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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...


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Arab Writers: Arab World’s Opposition To Kurdish Independence Referendum Is Hypocritical

Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani's September 25, 2017 referendum on Kurdish independence sparked vehement opposition in Arab countries, as was expressed in statements by leaders and also by many articles in the Arab press. The main argument raised was that the Kurds are a tool...


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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...


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Report: Muhammad Sa’d Al-Sai’di, Who Reportedly Authorized Al-Rawda Mosque Mega Attack, Has Been Appointed Mufti For ISIS Sinai

According to reports,[1] the Islamic State (ISIS) in Sinai has appointed Muhammad Sa'd Al-Sai'di, aka Abu Hamza Al-Qadi, as its main jurist. Al-Sai'di, who hails from the area of Ra's Sadr in the southern Sinai, is said to have issued the fatwa authorizing the November 24, 2017 m...


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Continued Threats By Popular Front For Liberation Of Palestine (PFLP) To Target U.S. Nationals In Israel

Abu Jamal, the spokesman of the Martyr Ali Mustafa Brigades, the Military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), has voiced another threat to target U.S. nationals in Israel in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement recognizing Jerusalem...


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Iranian Regime Mouthpiece ‘Kayhan’ Daily: The Yemen War Has Entered A New Phase

In its December 21, 2017 editorial, the Iranian daily Kayhan, the mouthpiece of the Iranian regime, outlines a new strategy for the Houthi war against Saudi Arabia and its allies, based on the principle that missile attacks on Sanaa will be met with Houthi missile attacks on Riya...


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Violent Incitement Against Trump On Fatah Social Media Accounts: Comparisons To Hitler, Execution In Effigy

The announcement of U.S. President Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and stating that the American embassy would be moved there sparked outrage among the Palestinian leadership and public. It was described as a crime against the Palestinian people that makes ...


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Following Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement, High Tension Between Saudi Arabia And Palestinians, Jordan

Following U.S. President Donald Trump's December 6, 2017 announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, harsh criticism was heard in the Palestinian territories and in Jordan towards Saudi Arabia, which, according to various leaks, is promoting Trump's "deal of the centu...


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Reactions In Iran To Trump’s Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital: Incitement To Violence, Calls To Revive Intifada And Destroy Israel

Reactions in Iran to U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement of U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel were characterized by incitement of the Palestinian, Muslim, and Arab public to violence against Israel and American targets, calls to revive the intifada, an...


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A Different Palestinian Position: Leverage Trump’s Announcement To Demand Recognition Of Jerusalem As Palestinian Capital

Alongside the broad Arab and Palestinian condemnation of U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, some Palestinians identified positive aspects to his announcement, including: an opportunity to gain recognition of Palestine on the part of countr...


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