Det var inte Israel eller Netanyahu som sköt Palestina i sank utan Iran som stal Palestinafrågan från Araberna och islamiserade Palestina – Varken Obama eller Palestinierna har insett det ännu

Iran Is to Blame for the Palestinians’ Plight

Tehran, not Israel or Prime Minister Netanyahu, sunk the Palestinian cause.

An Iranian man holds a portrait of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a rally commemorating the 36th anniversary of Islamic Revolution under Azadi Tower, Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015.

Iran is to blame.

By March 31, 2015 | 5:30 p.m. EDT+ More

If you go by President Barack Obama’s rhetoric, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has single-handedly sunk the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The United States has been forced to “re-assess our options,” the commander in chief has said, including supporting Israel at the United Nations, on the basis of Netanyahu’s election-eve statement opposing a two-state solution.

The Israeli leader has already walked those comments back. In any case, he held almost exactly the same view in 2009, when he reasoned that since a Palestinian entity wouldn’t have all of the trappings of sovereignty – control of airspace, a fully-equipped army, etc. – it could not really be a state. But the truth is that the Palestinian cause was sunk years ago, and by the Iranians, not the Israelis.

The heart of the Palestinian problem – the reason it’s so intractable – is that the radicals have always been more influential than their popular support would indicate. Opinion polls showed that majorities on both sides generally supported a peace agreement, but the Palestinian extremists could veto a deal without consequences.



The radicals, like the Palestinian Liberation Organization until 1993 and Hamas afterwards, were so powerful because there was always an Arab state willing to back them. For most of the Cold War, the Palestinian cause was used by countries like Egypt and Libya to shore up support for their own sclerotic regimes. The Palestinians were thus lied to. They were told for decades that theirs was a holy cause, that the right of return was sacred and that their land would be liberated, even if it took a thousand years. So they incorporated maximalism into their demands and militarism into their national movement, to the point where no moderate would ever give them the unvarnished truth: that Israel would stay, and they were never going home. This balance held as long as there wasn’t an existential threat to the survival of the shaky Arab regimes of the Middle East on the horizon.

But things have changed. Today, the Sunni Arab states, like Israel itself, aren’t talking about the Palestinians. They’re talking about Iran.

In truth, they have been for some time. In the decade since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq, the region has seen the emergence of a consolidated bloc of Shia states (Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon) that is at least an equal to the Sunni bloc and is quite possibly stronger. With the unfolding negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, and the growing possibility of a deal that might leave the Islamic Republic’s atomic effort largely intact, this state of affairs has become a full-blown crisis.

Iran, of course, has itself been a sponsor of the Palestinian cause, as well a major proponent of Palestinian radicalism since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. But today, the regime in Tehran has bigger dreams. Like the Obama administration, Iran’s ayatollahs are invested in a nuclear deal – one that promises not just to lift economic sanctions against them, but also to remove the U.S. as an active opponent in the region, allowing them and their Shiite allies to dominate the Middle East. In that calculus, support for Palestinian “resistance” is liable to be seen in Tehran as a decidedly disposable endeavor, since a major threat to Israel is one of the few factors that could reignite U.S. opposition.

Without the Sunnis, and without Iran, the Palestinian cause is finished for now, regardless of Netanyahu’s politicking. The Palestinians just don’t know it yet.

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OBAMA SENDS MESSAGE to Iran with US navy laser weapon test

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Does Iran have nuclear weapons in North Korea?

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Khamenei har gett order att Iranska skepp skall skydda Houti gerillan i Jemen – risk för konflikt med Egyptiska och Saudiska skepp

Khamenei sends Iranian navy to Bab el-Mandeb Straits. Iran arms store for Hamas bombed in Libya, DEBKAfile, March 31, 2015


Control of the Red Sea Bab el-Mandeb Straits passed Tuesday, March 31 to pro-Iranian Yemeni forces when the Yemeni Army’s 117th Brigade loyal to the former Yemeni President Ali Saleh handed positions guarding the waterway to two Houthi commando battalions trained by Iranian Revolutionary Guards. This is revealed by DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources.

In another development Tuesday involving Iran’s spreading tentacles, DEBKAfile’s military sources reveal that unidentified aircraft bombed Burak, a small military base in the Fezzan province of southwestern Libya, which serves Iran as a transit store for arms purchased in Sudan for the Palestinian Hamas. 

The weapons, which recently reached the Libyan base through Chad, were destroyed. They were scheduled to be smuggled through Egypt and Sinai and onto Gaza. Western military sources attributed responsibility for the bombardment to the Egyptian or Israeli air forces. Both Israel and Egypt have declined to comment on the report.

To strengthen Iran’s grip on the key Red Sea gateway, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ordered two naval task forces to sail to the Red Sea. They are to fend off a Saudi-Egyptian offensive to dislodge the Houthi battalions now holding a point linking the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf.

The naval task forces are being sent to draw a sea shield around the Houthi forces to defend them against Saudi-Egyptian assaults. This maneuver was orchestrated by the Al Qods Brigades chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
Our sources report that the 33rd task force set out on its mission Tuesday night from the Gulf port of Bandar Abbas.

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Saudierna ger tillstånd för IAF att bomba Iran över Saudiskt luftrum

By: Jewish Press News Briefs

Published: March 31st, 2015

via The Jewish Press » » Saudi Arabia to Permit IAF Jets Entry to Bomb Iran.

Saudi Arabia is preparing to enable Israeli fighter jets into its air space to bomb Iran’s nuclear sites, according to a Times of London report.

Fox News reports that US Defense sources claim the Saudis are conducting tests on their air defense systems after giving Israel permission to to enter a narrow corridor to shorten the distance to attack Iran.

The testing would make sure that Saudi jets don’t get scrambled when Israel entered Saudi airspace. Once the IAF planes complete their mission and exit Saudi airspace, Saudi defenses would go back online again.

The primary targets would be the Iranian uranium enrichment facilities at Natanz and Qom, a facility in Isfaham and the heavy water reactor at Arak.

President Obama is managing to bring peace to the region after all.

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De Iranska mullorna har placerat sitt kärnvapen material i Nord Korea

Experts: Iran Housing Nuke Materials in North Korea, Syria
BY: Adam Kredo March 31, 2015 11:10 am Via The Washington Free Beacon

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — A top State Department official on Monday dismissed reports that Iran may be hiding key nuclear-related assets in North Korea and implied that she was unaware of the possibility, despite the publication this weekend of several articles by top analysts expressing alarm at the extent of nuclear cooperation between Tehran and Pyongyang.

Marie Harf, a spokeswoman for the State Department, dismissed as “bizarre” the reports, which described the transfer of enriched uranium and ballistic missile technology back and forth between the two rogue regimes.

The existence of an illicit Iranian nuclear infrastructure outside of the Islamic Republic’s borders would gut a nuclear deal that the administration has vowed to advance by Tuesday, according to these experts and others.

If Iran is not forced to disclose the full extent and nature of its outside nuclear work to the United States, there is virtually no avenue to guarantee that it is living up to its promises made in the negotiating room, according to multiple experts and sources in Europe apprised of the ongoing talks.

Gordon Chang, a North Korea expert who has written in recent days about Iran’s possible “secret program” there, described the State Department’s dismissal of these reports as naïve.

“Let me see if I get this straight: The country with the world’s most highly developed technical intelligence capabilities does not know what has been in open sources for years?” Chang said. “No wonder North Korea transfers nuclear weapons technology to Iran and others with impunity.”

“The North Koreans could go on CNN and say, ‘Hey, Secretary Kerry, we’re selling the bomb to Iran,’ and the State Department would still say they know nothing about it,” Chang said. “No wonder we’re in such trouble.”

Other Iranian experts specializing in the country’s military workings also have raised recent questions about Tehran’s collaboration with North Korea.

Ali Alfoneh and Reuel Marc Gerecht, both senior fellows at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), have revealed that a nuclear reactor destroyed in Syria in 2007 by Israel was likely a North Korean-backed Iranian project.

Gerecht told the Free Beacon in a follow-up interview that key issues regarding Iran’s past military work and outside collaboration are being ignored in the negotiating room as diplomats rush to secure a tentative deal by Tuesday night.

“It certainly appears that the administration has backed away from [previous military dimensions] questions,” Gerecht said. “The plan appears to be to let the [International Atomic Energy Agency] continue its so far fruitless effort to gain access to sensitive sites, personnel, and paperwork, but to keep these questions out of the talks.”

“The administration is doing this because it fears the Iranians would walk out,” he added. “Any military work revealed by the Iranians would prove the Supreme Leader and [President] Rouhani liars.

Despite concerns from countries such a France over the issue, the United States has attempted to accommodate Iran, Gerecht said.

“The White House wants to believe that monitoring of known sites will be sufficient. It’s a bit mystifying given the Iranian track record and the CIA’s longstanding inability to penetrate the nuclear-weapons program (it’s just too hard of a target to do this reliably),” he explained. “But since they fear a breakdown, they bend their credulity in Iran’s favor. This has been the story of the negotiations from the beginning.”

Alfoneh also told the Free Beacon that Iran should be pressed by the United States to disclose the full extent of its nuclear relationship with North Korea.

“I certainly think the Islamic Republic should come clean concerning its past record of nuclear activities: Did the Islamic Republic ever try to build a nuclear weapon? If not, how are we to understand the opaque references to Tehran-Pyongyang nuclear cooperation in the 1990s?” Alfoneh said.

“As long as the Islamic Republic does not provide a clear record of its nuclear activities in the 1980s and 1990s, and as long as we do not know the full scope of Tehran-Pyongyang nuclear cooperation, there is always the risk of the two states renewing that cooperation, which in turn would jeopardize any agreement the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 Group may reach,” he said.

Another potential complication includes the ability of international inspectors to discern the extent of Iran’s nuclear work in Syria.

“Syria’s current chaos makes it virtually impossible for inspectors to do their job even if the Syrians were compliant,” according to Emanuele Ottolenghi, a onetime advisor to foreign ministries in Europe.

There is no way to determine whether Syria is housing any other nuclear sites on behalf of the Iranian, according to Ottolenghi, another senior fellow at FDD.

“Syria has covered up its nuclear activities after the 2007 [Israeli Air Force] raid on Deir al-Azour,” he said. “After four years of inconclusive efforts, the [International Atomic Energy Agency] ended up deferring the issue to the [United Nations Security Council] after declaring Syria in non-compliance.”

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Palestinsk ledare: Osloavtalet har dött

Senior Palestinian official: Oslo accords are dead – Middle East – Jerusalem Post.


The Oslo Accords are dead and the Palestinian Authority leadership is about to ask the UN Security Council to recognize a Palestinian state in the pre-1967 lines, a senior Fatah official said on Tuesday.

Othman Abu Gharbieh, a member of the Fatah Central Committee, told the Palestinian daily Al-Quds there would be no return to the previous peace process with Israel, especially in view of the results of the Israeli election.

“The Oslo Accords are dead, although a death certificate has yet to be issued,” Abu Gharbieh said. “We will resort to international boycotts and sanctions and popular resistance [against Israel].”

The Palestinians would also proceed with their intention to suspend security coordination with Israel, he said.

“Our people won’t capitulate,” Abu Gharbieh stressed.

“The option of surrender doesn’t exist. The Palestinian people will struggle with all effective means to achieve our goals now that the Oslo Accords are dead. Our people will struggle with all methods, and I mean all methods.”

The Fatah official accused Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of “killing” the two-state solution, saying the international community was still refusing to acknowledge that.

Meanwhile, the deputy prime minister of the Palestinian Authority government, Muhammad Mustafa, submitted his resignation on Tuesday.

Mustafa, who also served as economics minister, is the first member of the Fatah- Hamas “national consensus” government to quit.

He also served as head of a committee that was in charge of reconstruction of the Gaza Strip in the aftermath of last summer’s Operation Protective Edge. The reconstruction efforts have been hampered by the ongoing power struggle between the PA and Hamas and the failure of donor countries to fulfill their financial pledges.

A spokesman for the government in Ramallah said that Mustafa resigned for “personal reasons.”

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