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Flag of Hezbollah and Lebanon flying together. Credit: Arthur Sarradin

Saudi rift with Lebanon growing amid discontent over Hezbollah’s dominance

If Lebanon, mired in a financial and political crisis, didn’t have enough problems, it has angered Saudi Arabia, an important economic patron. The Saudis have taken umbrage at comments made by Lebanon’s information minister....
Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah Al Saud. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Saudi Arabia: ‘Pointless’ dealing with Hezbollah-dominated Lebanon

Dealing with Hezbollah-dominated Lebanon is “pointless,” said Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah Al Saud in a TV interview on Sunday. “There is a crisis in Lebanon with the dominance of...
(From left) Human-rights activist Dr. Arwa al-Khattabi, head of the Yemeni Broken Chair Organization for Mine Victims, former U.S. Deputy Envoy to Combat Antisemitism Ellie Cohanim and Andy Vermaut, president of human rights NGO Post Versa speaking at the “Terrorism and Rights Violations of the Minorities in Yemen” conference in Geneva, Sept. 21, 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

UN conference highlights Houthi persecution of minority populations in Yemen

A conference spotlighting the oppression of Yemen’s minorities by the Iranian-sponsored Houthi rebels occurred Monday on the sidelines of the 48th session of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, which takes place from Sept. 13...
Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The Houthis and the Jews

The following are remarks that the author delivered to the European Organizations Union for Peace in Yemen and the Yemeni Coalition of Independent Women, at the conference, “Terrorism & Violations of the Rights of...
Fighters in the Yemeni city of Taizak. Credit: Ramalrasny/Shutterstock.

Iran views Houthi attacks as ‘experiment lab’ for its weapons and doctrines

Iran views ongoing attacks by its radical ally in Yemen, the Houthis, on Saudi Arabia and others in the area as an important “experimentation lab” to test out new kinds of weapons and combat...
On June 6, 2021, about three weeks into the campaign, the Hamas representative in Yemen, Mo'az Abu Shamala presented an honorary plaque to Muhammad 'Ali Al-Houthi, in recognition of his support for the movement. (Credit: Palinfo.com via MEMRI)

Houthi media: Palestinians receive more than $2 million from fundraising campaign

A website run by the public relations department of the armed forces of the Yemen-based Houthi Ansar Allah movement published an article claiming its radio station gave Palestinian resistance factions a $400,000 donation, according...
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in 2018. Credit: Lev Radin/Shutterstock.

Former Secretary of State Pompeo blasts Biden team for ‘folly’ of appeasing Iran

Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo harshly criticized the Biden administration for its blatant efforts to appease Iran by going out of its way to avoid explicitly stating the Islamic regime’s involvement in...
Israeli naval forces and the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser “USS Monterey” conduct maritime security operations in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, March 15, 2021.Credit: U.S. Navy.

Report: US navy seizes ship with cache of weapons headed for Yemen

The U.S. Navy announced on Sunday that it seized a shipment of assault weapons, machine guns and sniper rifles bound for Yemen. A U.S. official told the AP that the Navy discovered that the vessel came from...
U.S. and Saudi flags. Credit: FreshStock/Shutterstock.

Strained Saudi-US ties will likely bring Gulf kingdom closer to Israel

American-Saudi ties have been growing increasingly strained in recent months—a development that will likely see the Sunni power draw even closer to Jerusalem, Israeli observers have told JNS. Professor Eyal Zisser, vice rector of Tel...
A Yemenite Jewish family in the multifunction room of their home, which would be used for sleeping, eating and entertaining. Photo from a 2018 exhibit in New York City. Credit: Shiryn Solny/JNS.

Houthis expel Yemen’s few remaining Jewish families

Yemen’s millennia-old Jewish population has come down to only four elderly men, after the last few remaining Jewish families were expelled this week by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, the Saudi newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reports. According to the...