قرأنا تعليق الحكومة على الزيارة المريبة للمدعو #قيس الخزعلي وتدخله في الشؤون اللبنانية، ولم يتناول التعليق الذين أدخلوه إلى لبنان بطريقة غير شرعية وتنقلوا به بلباسهم العسكري وأسلحتهم في منطقة من المفروض أن يكون حمل السلاح فيها حصرياً بيد الجيش اللبناني والقوات الدولية!
#Egypt: #ISIS/#Sinai claims to have detonated 10(..!) IEDs targeting EG army vehicles, soldiers, bulldozers and a foot patrol in the #Rafah area, specifically in the buffer zone on the border with #Gaza
@AlghadNews I must add that such a move would have been unthinkable in #Jordan a few months ago, let alone a few years ago. It is a sign of 1. the immense amount of popular pressure to cut ties with #Israel and 2. shifting position by govt/state to even allow such a debate in the first place
@AlghadNews As part of review of peace treaty with #Israel, #Jordan MPs are set to record each and every violation of peace treaty, other agreements since 1994. With mounting popular pressure, #Jordan may be going through its greatest revaluation of ties with #Israel in two decades.
* Turkish pres calls Israel "terrorist state"
* Lebanon clashes at US embassy
* Iraq Shia militias threaten US, Israel
* Egypt Coptic Pope cancels Pence mtg
* Jordan MPs vote
* Arab League critiques
* OIC Istanbul Dec 13 #think
After WH deals blow to politically-imperiled Abbas, @VP Deputy Chief of staff positions his cancellation of Pence meeting as “unfortunate” & says Palestinian Authority is “walking away again” from an opportunity to discuss the future of the region.
Today @VP received the official notice from Palestinian Authority’s Abbas that he is not able to meet with Pence during his upcoming trip to the region. Jerusalem decision was a blow to Abbas & prompted cancellation.
Netanyahu on Erdogan: I am not used to receiving lectures about morality from a leader who bombs Kurdish villages in his native Turkey, helps Iran go around sanctions and helps Hamas in Gaza. That is not the man who will lecture us.
ما يسبب التطرف في المنطقة ليس قرار ترامب، بل عدم قيامك بواجباتك. عندما تفقد الشعوب العربية ثقتها بأن نظامها الرسمي يعكس مصالحها وتطلعاتها وآمالها، يتولد فراغ تعبئه أي ميليشيا أو دولة من الخارج. جبنكم هو سبب التوتر.
#Rouhani govt. decreases budget allocated armed forces in some key areas incld: expansion of aerial defense, renovation & boosting aerial fleet & Naval fleet in draft budget for 2018 presented to parliament. #Iran
Egypt, Jordan and Palestine leaders are to be meeting soon. Will they discuss together some kind of suspension of all three peace agreements with Israel especially that Jordan parliament hinted to this today saying they will be reviewing all deals with Israel??
-- It's failed to convince Iraqis to embrace its ideology, which has hindered its ability to carry out attacks
-- Its vicious tactics has alienated people
-- The organization has fallen apart
-- Top leadership has been dismantled
Following Khazali’s video threatening #Israel, PM @saadhariri blasted the “flagrant violation” of #Lebanon laws, banned #Iraq militia leader from coming back, asked security to prevent any person or group from carrying out any military activities on Lebanese territory twitter.com/saadabedine/st…
"We call for an emergency summit to stand up for #Jerusalem because if we lose the city, there will be neither Arabs nor Arab nationalism", said #Lebanon’s FM known for his blunt racism towards #Syria & #Palestine’s #refugees & every other breathing soul
Head of Iranian IRGC-backed militia Asaib Ahl Al-Haq, Khazali, filmed inspecting the Lebanese-Israeli border in South Lebanon on a visit to Hezbollah. Remarkable how integrated Iran’s regional network proxies are and how little is being done to stop this. youtube.com/watch?v=kPG-Pu…
Iranian media reporting "large" regime reinforcements deploy to Sanamayn, Deraa for offensives:
-From Jidiya towards Zamrin, Deraa
-From Ba'ath City to Hamidiya and Samadiya, Quneitra, which would split rebel-held border areas into pockets enabbaladi.net/archives/190027
So after this loooooong meeting the Arab foreign ministers have decided to call on Trump to rescind Jerusalem decision, call on intl community to recognise Palestinian state, and call on UNSC to issue resolution against Trump's Jerusalem decision
In emergency Arab FMs mtng in Cairo, #ArabLeague Sec Gen Ahmed Aboul Gheit: #Trump’s #Jerusalem decision prompts Arab countries to reconsider peace process; practical response is to recognize Palestinian statehood with East Jerusalem as capital.
نقابة المحامين الأردنيين تدعو أعضاءها إلى التوقف عن الترافع في المحاكم كافة يوم غدٍ الأحد من الساعة الـ11 وحتى الـ12 ظهراً والمشاركة باعتصام أمام قصر العدل بعمان احتجاجاً على قرار ترامب إعلان القدس عاصمة للاحتلال. #القدس_عاصمتنا
Kuwait's Alrai daily: Gen. Soleimani has warned CIA Director "unless all American soldiers leave #Syria, the doors of hell will b opened for them. With anti-ISIL operation coming to an end in Syria, we will never ever accept even a single American soldier remains in Syria." #Irantwitter.com/GhorbaniSadegh…
TEHRAN- Analysts suggest Iran withdraw its 200-man military advisory mission from Sana'a before the Yemeni port of Hudaidah, now held by Iran-backed Ansar Allah, falls into "enemy" hands, making rapid evacuation difficult. A backup base is ready in neighboring sultanate of Oman.
#IRGC-linked media outlets in the region are criticizing the new military coalition #IMCTC for inaction on #Jerusalem. But all #Iran militias in region reserve their missiles for #Riyadh/#Dubai while limiting their protest against #Trump to rants on Facebook and Twitter.
•Iran is effectively on Israel’s 2 borders from Syria & Lebanon
•US has no plan/tools to counter
•Hariri will condemn but can’t do much either
•Trump changing narrative to Jerusalem is helping Iran on ground
On the whole saga of Da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” painting heading to Abu Dhabi after purchase by Saudi prince, @KarlreMarks tweeted “Jesus is holding The Orb in his hand. Work that into your conspiracy theory for a nice touch.”
Confrontations between Palestinian protestors and Israeli Police continued throughout the day near Damascus gate in Jerusalem. The Palestinian Red Crescent treated 12 wounded. Two Israeli police officers were injured. 6 Palestinians were arrested - Israeli Police & PRC
תגובה קורעת של ג'ונבלאט על הסיור של מפקד אחת מהמיליציות השיעיות בעיראק בדרום לבנון ליד גבול ישראל בימים האחרונים: "זכותו לבוא לטייל אחרי שהוא שנלחם בדאעש". את רה"מ לבנון המתקאמבק, סעד אל-חרירי, זה פחות הצחיק twitter.com/walidjoumblatt…
Always funny to see Qatari propaganda shops quote each other as sources. In this case they’re reporting that the Saudi FM @AdelAljubeir was relieved of his duties - ignoring the inconvenient fact that he wasn’t. twitter.com/alaraby_ar/sta…
The Coptic Pope's statement refusing to meet with the Vice President during his upcoming visit should be read as nothing but a statement of a hostage: both as a forced hostage statement and as a hostage who has been captivated by his captors.
Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem changes nothing on the ground but has the potential to change everything on the horizon (for worse and better), I argue in my latest piece.
It's time for something completely different. chronikler.com/middle-east/is…
Here's the correct way to write this headline - "Amid tensions over Jerusalem, Gaza rockets, Israeli airstrikes" @cnni see how simple that is to get it in the right order so that it actually makes sense?