Hizbullah seen winning majority in Lebanon parliament, as Iran gains regional clout

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Hizbullah supporters at an election rally. / AP

 

The Iran-backed terrorist group Hizbullah is expected to win a majority in Lebanese parliament following the nation’s first general election in nine years.

Preliminary results from the May 6 election show the Resistance Movement bloc of parties, led by Hizbullah, is expected to win more than 64 seats in the 128-member parliament. Continue reading

Saudi Arabia ‘Moves Towards Forging Alliance With Russia’

Essentially, America under Obama’s leadership has thrown the entire Middle East away. It’s now going to be a region united under one hegemony, which is likely Iran. This means it’s going to become increasingly hostile and become an even larger threat to the existence of Israel. With this, the likelihood of war increases dramatically.

 

 

King Salman has been impressed by Russia’s counterterrorism campaign in Syria so much that he is allegedly planning to come to Moscow before the year is out to “forge an alliance with Russia,” Dr. Mordechai Kedar wrote for Arutz Sheva.

The oil kingdom is one of America’s key allies in the Middle East but Riyadh and Washington have long appeared to be slowly moving apart. At the same time, Saudi Arabia and Russia have been increasingly interested in improving bilateral ties. Continue reading

Senators Pledge US Support In Case of Iran Strike

An American congressional delegation visited Israel this week after a stop in UkraineArutz Sheva got a chance to speak with the senior American politicians to discuss relations between Israel and the US.

US Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN), both members of the Armed Services Committee, and Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-MA) reinforced the strong connection between America and the Jewish state, particularly in context of the Iranian nuclear threat.

“If we get to that position, which none of us hope we have to be, that we would have to use force to stop Iran’s nuclear program, I believe that the United States should support Israel…to do so,” stated Ayotte. Continue reading

Barak Warns Israel Ready to Go It Alone on Iran

Have Israeli leaders gotten tired of waiting for Obama on Iran? Defense Minister Barak says Jerusalem won’t rely on Washington.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned Wednesday that Jerusalem is “committed to doing everything it can in order to stop Iran from going nuclear.”

I am “fully aware of the difficulties and complexities involved in preventing Iran from attaining nuclear weapons,” Barak told graduates of the IDF National Security College.

Israel is facing “difficult and fateful decisions” in weighing methods to stop Iran’s controversial uranium enrichment program, he said.

Iranian officials contend that their program has only peaceful goals, but officials in Jerusalem, the West, and Gulf Arab states say Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons.

Barak said “having to deal with the challenge” of an Iran possessing nuclear bombs “would be many times more complex, dangerous and costly, both in terms of human life and in terms of resources, than a preemptive strike.”

Barak said Israel would remain responsible for its own security, rather than depending on other states, such as the United States.

Referring to the last two years of tumultuous changes in the region, Barak said the so-called Arab Spring “has slowly become an Islamic Summer,” a development that “teaches us that in the moment of truth, we can only rely on ourselves.”

The defense minister insisted that “America understands that the government of Israel — and it alone — holds the ultimate responsibility of the decisions that affect the security and future of the State of Israel.”

Full article: Barak Warns Israel Ready to Go It Alone on Iran (Arutz Sheva 7)

War Game: Israeli Air Strike Deals Severe Blow to Iran Nukes

In a simulation war game featuring Israelis in senior positions, Israel loses 10 fighter jets in a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities and manages to set back the Iranian nuclear program by seven years. An angry President Barack Obama takes no steps against Israel but also refuses to intervene on its side.

In the war game, conducted by Makor Rishon newspaper, the strike takes place on October 16, 2012, just three weeks before the U.S. election.

Full article: War Game: Israeli Air Strike Deals Severe Blow to Iran Nukes (Arutz Sheva)

Iran Says It Will Send Monkey into Space in 2012

What we’re likely seeing here is yet another missile test in one form or another under the guise of “science”.

Iran, whose population is one-third of the US, claims it will send a monkey into space this year. It also says it has a cure for cancer.

Now, Hamid Fazeli, director of the Iranian Space Agency, says the monkey will be sent into space by August of this year.

“This is actually a prelude to preparing Iran for sending a human astronaut into space before 2021,” Fazeli told the official government IRNA news agency.

Full article: Iran Says It Will Send Monkey into Space in 2012 (Arutz Sheva)

Iron Dome Foils 90 Percent of Missiles

Despite cost and lack of deployed units being the dominant issues, the Iron Dome proves it’s not only functional but effective during a real event.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stated Saturday night, “We will continue to improve home front defense including by means of additional Iron Dome systems, the effectiveness of which was shown again over the weekend.”

The Iron Dome system intercepted about 90 percent of the rockets fired at Be’er Sheva, Ashdod and Ashkelon, including three on Sunday morning.

Full article: Iron Dome Foils 90 Percent of Missiles (Arutz Sheva)