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Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah Speech of January 2nd, 2009

The speech delivered by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on the sixth night of Ashura in the central council held in Sayyed Ashuhadaa (pbuh) Compound in Rweiss. …. The factor of faith is the important factor that was introduced to the element of resistance in our current age. We respect and esteem all resistance movements, resistance cases, resistance factions and all previous and current fighters and peoples who resisted.

Living on Borrowed Time in a Stolen Land

by Gilad Atzmon for Palestine Think Tank Communicating with Israelis may leave one bewildered. Even now when the Israeli Air Force is practicing murder in broad daylight of hundreds of civilians, elderly persons, women and children, the Israeli people manage to convince themselves that they are the real victims in this violent saga. Those who are familiar intimately with Israeli people realise that they are completely uninformed about the roots

Israeli forces enter Gaza – the mind game starts

The Israelis have entered Gaza. The important thing to understand now is that the outcome of this ground assault will be decided by how Hamas will react to it. Simply put, this assault is first and foremost a mindgame designed to crush the will of the Palestinian resistance. For the next 36-48 hours we will hear many reports of Israeli “successes” including seized Qassam rocket factories, destroyed headquarters, killed commanders,and

Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah Speech of December 31, 2008

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s speech delivered during the central Ashura Council –Sayyed Ashuhada (pbuh) Compound 31 – 12 -2008 Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the world. It is evidently clear that many people in Lebanon and especially after the invasion in 1982 started assuming responsibility. I mean that should Israel in 1982 have occupied Lebanon, people would have said what have we to do with that?

The anthem of the glorious and invincible “Tsahal”

(The anthem of the Israeli military by Robert) If Hizbollah fucked us upAnd made us run with our tails between our legsLets pound our chests to the prisoners of Gaza Hell yeah If all our threats to pulverise Iran serves only as comic reliefLets snuff the lives out of the Jabaliyans Hell yeah If our illusion of invincibility is forever shatteredLets flatten Rafa Hell yeah When our neurotic and imaginery

A very interesting idea: sue the bastards!

There is an interesting idea being floated around by the Iranian government and other circles. The idea is to sue Israel and/or Israeli leader for war crimes, crimes against humanity and even genocide. Sounds silly? Think again. It all began when the government of Iran asked the ICC to issue warrants for the arrest of Israeli leaders. Soon thereafter a US professor, Francis Anthony Boyle, has offered the Iranian President

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s speech delivered on December 29th in solidarity with Gaza

In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Most Merciful. Praise be to Allah the Lord of the World and peace be on our Master and Prophet – the seal of the Prophets – Abi Al Qassem Mohammad bin Abdullah and on his pure and chaste Household and chosen companions and on all prophets and messengers. First we address the pure souls of Gaza martyrs – men, women, children, adults,

Olmert plays “tough guy” in photo op

Take a look at the photo the Israeli government has just released: Olmert is visiting and Israeli Air Force base and is trying on a pilot’s helmet. Is that the Israeli version of Dubya’s landing on an aircraft carrier off the California coast? A lawyer fancying himself as a member of the “elite” (read:civilian murdering) IAF. How pathetic and lame can those politicians get?

Islamic Revolution Leader issued a statement Sunday on the horrendous tragedy of Gaza bloodbath in the hand of the Zionists

Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei issued a statement Sunday on the horrendous tragedy of Gaza bloodbath in the hand of the Zionists, strongly condemning the heinous complicity of the criminal Bush’s regime with the Zionists, adding that the silence of some international bodies and some Arab states provided for the crimes. Ayatollah Khamenei declared Monday as day of general mourning and called on all Muslim people and free

Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah December 28 “Gaza” speech

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s speech on the Israeli aggression Gaza is subject to be delivered on the first Ashura night commemoration in Sayyed Ashuhadaa (pbuh) Compound in Rweiss. . In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Most Merciful. Praise be to Allah the Lord of the World and peace be on our Master and Prophet – the seal of the Prophets – Abi Al Qassem Mohammad bin

The one mistake Hamas should not commit: accept a ceasefire

To its great credit, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz has expressed many doubts about the rationale behind the Israeli assault on Gaza from the very first day of the operation. Today Haaretz published two analytical reports which are very interesting. The first one, entitled Operation Cast Lead in Gaza is entering its problematic phase ,and the second one, entitled Hamas is hoping for an IDF ground operation, are both strongly implying

Sayyed Nasrallah: Time for Palestinians to Unite

al-Manar reports: Tens of thousands of Lebanese, Palestinians and Arabs responded Monday to Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah and gathered in Beirut’s southern suburb in solidarity with Gaza and to pay tribute to the 318 martyrs who fell so far in the Israeli barbaric attack on the Strip. One protester said that Arab leaders must unite and revolt against Israeli tyrants. “Arab leaders are invited to immediately break off

How relevant are the “lessons of the 2006 war” for the current Israeli assault on Gaza

Many pro-Israeli commentators are making statements about how the IDF has learned the lessons of the 2006 war against Hezbollah and how the mistakes which were then committed by the Israelis would not be repeated today. Sounds good, but it also makes me wonder what exactly they are referring to? Let’s take a closer look at the two main aspects of the 2006 war and see whether they are really

Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah Calls for Massive Rally Monday

al-Manar reports: Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah called for a massive gathering in Beirut’s southern suburb to denounce the Israeli aggression on Gaza and to express solidarity with the Palestinian people. Sayyed Nasrallah was speaking through a large screen as he marked the first night of Ashoura at the Sayyed Shouhadaa complex in Dahiyeh. His eminence addressed the situation in Gaza and expressed deep regret at the Arab collusion

Israel begins its much announced assault on Gaza – what is next? (UPDATED!)

Israel’s lack of options – sympathy with the devil? After weeks of rumors, speculations and not so veiled threats, Israel has finally begun its assault on the Gaza strip. Predictably, it began with F-16 airstrikes at “Hamas targets” and, equally predictably, the hospitals in Gaza are filling up with many casualties (190+ killed and many more wounded). Actually, this is the “least-bad” strategy for Israel as it makes it possible

Is Israel about to re-invade Gaza?

al-Manar reports: Israeli Army Gets Green Light for Gaza Operation The Israeli defense establishment is currently preparing for a military move against Hamas targets in Gaza after it received the green light Wednesday from the Israeli Cabinet. During a cabinet meeting about the situation in and outside the Gaza Strip, a senior Israeli occupation army officer gave ministers in attendance an overview of the potential retaliatory moves that the defense

Cold War shivers

This will appear in the next issue of Al-Ahram Weekly Sense is returning to East-West relations, despite the US and NATO, affirms Eric Walberg 2008 will be remembered as a turning point in Russia’s relations with the West. It was a tumultuous year, with Kosovo, missiles in Europe and NATO’s seemingly relentless march eastward like thunderclouds gathering on Russia’s horizon, which finally burst 8 August over South Ossetia, bringing