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"The roots of our problems are the Zionist regime and American imperialism," Iranian president Hassan Rouhani declared during a military ceremony.
Iraqis voted in May in their first parliamentary election since the defeat of Islamic State's self-declared caliphate, but the announcement of final results was last month.
Iraq’s police and security services claim to be in control of the protests that are sweeping the country, yet it seems impossible for this to be true.
The roots of the crisis are to be found in the long-standing feud between Sunni and Shi’a, which dates from the very beginning of Islam.
By Zvi Mazel
"Iran has created a Frankenstein," says a Western diplomat in Beirut.
It is the Sunni-Shi’ite divide that is driving unrest in the region, and clashes between Shi’ites and Sunnis are not an Israeli interest
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Turkey now finds itself confronting a formidable bloc of pro-Shi'ite countries: Russia, Iran, Syria, Iraq, and (not to mention the much smaller Lebanon).
By BURAK BEKDIL
The Islamic state will need time to ‘digest’ all the territory it has taken, but once it does, it will face a strategic dilemma.
By YAAKOV AMIDROR
“Everything is very simple in war, but the simplest thing is difficult.”
By LOUIS RENÉ BERES
Four children died, while another 28 were hospitalized after the incident. Iranian authorities said they arrested five members of hotel staff.
If the Arab world could come to terms with the existence of a Jewish state with a Muslim minority in its midst, then it might offer enough cover for the Palestinian Arabs to move forward.
By ERIC R. MANDEL
Saudi rhetoric about Yemen ‘fits logic of sectarian hatred,’ says another • Clerics in kingdom are inciting against Houthis, calling them ‘rats.’
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
The mere sight of Douri, a wiry man with a red mustache who often wore a military beret, terrified Iraqis who endured what was known as the Republic of Fear.
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