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Former Lebanese justice minister and chief of police Maj. Gen. (ret.) Ashraf Rifi speaks with Saudi Arabia's Al Arabiya TV on April 5, 2021. (MEMRI)

Former Lebanese justice minister: ‘Hezbollah is an enemy of the state’

Former Lebanese justice minister Maj. Gen. (ret.) Ashraf Rifi said on Monday that Hezbollah was an enemy of the Lebanese State. Rifi, who is also the former director-general of Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces (the national...
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on March 24, 2021. (MEMR)

Chinese foreign minister explains Beijing’s ‘Five-Point Initiative’ on Mideast security

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi kicked off his six-country tour of the Middle East on March 24 with a visit to Saudi Arabia. The other stops on his tour included Turkey, Iran, the United...
Former Palestinian Authority security chief Mahmoud Dahlan speaks with Saudi Arabia's Al-Arabiya Network on March 17, 2021. (MEMRI)

Abbas rival Mohammed Dahlan calls PA leader’s 15-year presidency ‘a big fat zero’

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas’s political rival Mahmoud Dahlan vowed in a recent interview that Abbas would not be the only candidate in the upcoming Palestinian presidential elections. In an interview that aired on Saudi...
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh attends a groundbreaking ceremony for the Rafah Medical Complex in the southern Gaza Strip on Nov. 23, 2019. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Hamas head supports ‘popular resistance’ to gain legitimacy ahead of Palestinian elections

By Y. Yehoshua The Palestinian daily Al-Quds, based in eastern Jerusalem, recently published an article by Hamas politburo head Ismail Haniyeh aimed at “clarifying Hamas’s position on and vision of” the upcoming Palestinian elections. The Palestinian Authority...
IRGC Commander-in-Chief Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami (center) at the unveiling of a new Iranian missile base. (MEMRI)

Iran unveils IRGC Navy ‘missile city’ arsenal

Iran unveiled a “missile city” on Monday belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy, introducing the various armaments that have been added to the navy’s arsenal. In a ceremony aired on Iran’s Channel 1, IRGC...
Imam Mustapha Elturk, Ameer of the Islamic Organization of North America Elturk, gives a sermon on March 5, 2021. (MEMRI)

Michigan imam calls to ‘join hands’ with Jews that wish Jerusalem to be retaken

A Michigan imam said in a sermon earlier this month that Muslims should not be afraid to join hands with those who share the cause of recapturing Jerusalem, even if those individuals are Jews. Imam...
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas (left) and P.A. Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh at the swearing-in ceremony of the new government at the P.A.'s headquarters in Ramallah, April 13, 2019. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90.

Palestinian premier: ‘If ICC indicts Israel, we can take US firms to court’

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said last week that an indictment of Israel by the International Criminal Court would open the door to U.S. companies and organizations being hauled before the court. It...
IRGC Brig. Gen. Ahmad Vahidi, who formerly served as Iran's Defense Minister and as commander of the IRGC's notorious Quds Force, is interviewed by Iran's Ofogh TV on Nov. 28, 2020. (MEMRI)

Top Iranian official: Gulf states allying with Israel face ‘catastrophic consequences’

Former Iranian Defense Minister Gen. Ahmad Vahidi said in an interview that aired on Wednesday that the Gulf states joining an alliance with Israel would have “catastrophic” consequences. Vahidi, who is a member of Iran’s...
Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Iranian intelligence minister: ‘Iran will only develop nuclear weapons if forced to’

Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Monday that following the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal, the scope of Iran’s nuclear program was reduced but its quality increased. The program, he...
Palestinian officials attend the opening ceremony for the "Living and Surviving" tree-planting program in Ramallah on Jan. 6, 2021. (MEMRI)

Palestinians launch ‘Martyrs’ Day’ tree-planting program honoring terrorists

As it does every year, the Palestinian Authority marked Palestinian Martyrs’ Day (Jan. 6) with events and activities glorifying terrorists who killed Israeli civilians and soldiers, and the ethos of “armed resistance” against the...