Death of top Hizbollah man sign that no-one is in control in Syria

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 16, 2016

Senior commanders have been killed on all sides of the Syrian war over the past five years. Generals in the Syrian army and Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps. Rebel chieftains, emirs of Daesh and veteran Hizbollah field operatives.

It is a dirty war, often fought at close quarters, and shifting loyalties create the conditions for treachery.


Zionist group wants UK government to label Hizbollah a terrorist organisation

By Josh Jackman, April 19, 2016

A campaign has been launched calling on the British government to classify Hizbollah as a terrorist organisation.

The Lebanese group’s military wing currently falls under this categorisation, but the Israel-Britain Alliance (IBA) - a creation of the Zionist Federation group - wants it to be extended to the whole of Hizbollah.


Gulf states label Hizbollah a terrorist organisation

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 3, 2016

The confrontation between Saudi Arabia and Iran took a turn for the worse this week when the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a six-member group of Sunni states on the Persian Gulf, announced that it was labelling Lebanese paramilitary group Hizbollah a terrorist organisation.


With Daesh's warning, Israel senses that the relative calm may be ebbing

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 28, 2015

For the first time, Daesh is threatening to launch attacks on Israel.

In a rare speech published last weekend, the Islamic State’s “Caliph”, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, is purported to have said: “The Jews thought we forgot about Palestine and they deflected our attention from it. Not at all. With Allah’s help we will not forget it.


Hizbollah boosted as focus shifts to Daesh

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 26, 2015

The elevation of Daesh in the wake of the Paris attacks to Global Enemy Number One has mixed implications for Israel.

It means that the ongoing wave of Palestinian attacks will be starved of international attention. Whether this will dampen down the flames or fuel Palestinian desperation remains to be seen.


Why Jeremy Corbyn’s radical 'friend' Abou Jahjah blamed the JC for being banned from Britain

By Marcus Dysch, August 19, 2015

An extremist who claims he is a friend of Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn once blamed the JC for being banned from Britain.

Dyab Abou Jahjah, a former Hizbollah fighter and leader of a radical Muslim group, had addressed two meetings in London in March 2009 – one while sitting alongside Mr Corbyn in Parliament.


Another Lebanon war is inevitable - and Israel is preparing

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 19, 2015

On the face of it, a third major war between Israel and Hizbollah seems implausible right now.

Israel is not eager for another summer like the last one. For 50 days, people across the country were sent scurrying to bomb shelters as Hamas launched missiles from Gaza.


Israel playing nuanced game in Syria

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 30, 2015

for the past four years, report after report has emerged attributing air strikes on Syrian military targets to Israel. The Israeli government has not acknowledged a single one - not even when the remnants of bombs with labels in Hebrew were found on the scene. However, Israeli officials have developed a way of taking indirect responsibility that - theoretically - serves the country's interests.


Why did America leak a report on Hizbollah chief killing?

By Anshel Pfeffer, February 6, 2015

A detailed report in the Washington Post last weekend revealed that, contrary to popular belief in the Middle East, the 2008 assassination of Hizbollah operations chief Imad Mughniyeh was largely carried out by the CIA, rather than Mossad.


Two IDF soldiers killed in clash on Lebanon border

By Marcus Dysch, January 28, 2015

The IDF has confirmed two soldiers were killed and a number of others wounded in an incident on the Lebanese border.

Earlier reports suggested four people had been killed.

An IDF patrol was hit by rocket fire in the Har Dov area. Initial reports suggested anti-tank missiles and grenades had been fired by Hizbollah terrorists on the border.