A researcher at the #Palestinian Return Centre in #London-@PietroStefanini, attends a conference where he sees a video by a young Palestinian man-Ahmed Shehadeh speaks passionately about the 70-year ordeal his family has faced living stateless in #Lebanon
Inspired by "I challenge anyone to stay in a refugee camp-not for 70 years-because we were forced out of #Palestine 70 years ago-but for just 7 days" @PietroStefanini travels to the Burj al-Barajneh refugee camp where 50,000 #Palestinian refugees live
Pietro met #Palestinian women whom all still hope they'll be returning to #Palestine: "Our homes were demolished-lives destroyed-We still have our keys because we hope we'll go back 1 day"
Pietro says "What strikes me most is that everyone I meet here is trying to find hope"
If the #USA is worried about south #Syria ops it means the establishment is afraid of #SAA's success. Obviously, #SAA took eastern Ghouta with 35K jihadists and the south today has with 20k-25k jihadists & FSA and the geography is much easier.
Actually, the #USA has nothing to do in the south of #Syria. the area is not part of US national security nor it affects #US citizens or interest. It is #Israel that is extremely worried about #SAA regaining demarcation line with #IDF.
#Israel is aware #SAA and its #NDF have gained enough experience and is afraid the long 30-40 years of "peace on the borders" is over: #Damascus next step after the war will be the #GolanHeights, an area rich of oil and exploited by #US companies.
#Syria launched 10s of missiles against 4 #Israel/I military objectives in the occupied #GolanHeight in response to continuous Israeli provocation of war (hitting Syrian & allies' targets in various locations).
#Iran will follow & is expected to deny any access to #IAEA inspectors to any nuclear facility in the country and re-open closed nuclear facilities.
Iran will never renounce on its missile development.
#Lebanon: The final analysis of the #LebaneseElection2018 shows (a.) the electoral triumph of Hezbollah,Amal&allies (b.) division of Sunnis, with weakness of PM Hariri, & (c) a lesser division of the Christians. (1)
The Sunni vote was distributed among PM Hariri, Miqati, Karami & few others. Hariri, being not objectionable by Hezbollah, can still get another term. But this will depend on orientation of his program’s regional relations. (2)
President Aoun will be challenged by the new gains of the Lebanese Forces, but not a challenge strong enough to undermine his current position. (3)
Wow! I am watching @almanarnews discussing the parliamentary elections and they have shown videos in some voting locations of #Hariri men distributing money to voters waiting to vote. #lebanonelections2018
However, preliminary indications are that the candidate challenging #Hariri in his home turf #Saida, Ousama Saad, will be elected.
Polls will close in 4' in #Lebanon, the access to vote has been slow, news anchors are calling on voters to enter voting locations, even if it means they will be packed to earn the right to vote after 7 p.m. local because there will be no extension. #lebanonelections2018
#Israel jets flew over Ghazeer (#Lebanon) at a very low altitude to avoid #Russia/n radars in an area where topography allows jets to hide. Inhabitants were terrified by the sound. Jets took altitude in the Bekaa for 3-4 minutes and launched its missiles+
#Russia imposed on #Israel to notify its Air movement over #Syria and the course of its jets if ever willing to enter the Syrian airspace. Israel believed Russia is informing Damascus to be prepared when knowledgeable about an Israeli violation.+
The title & first paragraph of this article indicates the main concern of this writer: #RegimeChange.
Q: Why would someone be worried about regime change in #Iran, unless they have interests in such a regime remaining in power. Interesting aljazeera.com/indepth/opinio…
The term “anti-Iran” is interesting. Has #Iran’s regime left anything to be supportive of? Butchering innocent people across the #MiddleEast, gross #HumanRights violations back home, wasting billions on an unnecessary nuclear program, ballistic missiles & terrorism.
And talking about #NorthKorea being “disinclined” shows how #Iran is terrified of losing Pyongyang in its trek to obtain nuclear weapons & the ballistic missiles. Now Tehran is all alone. But why is this writer so worried about it? Again, a matter of common interest?
Real interference in election: #Lebanon, 1950s: CIA provided funds to support the campaigns of Camille Chamoun & selected parliamentary candidates; other funds were targeted against candidates who had shown less than total enchantment with US interference. williamblum.org/aer/read/156
The US was instrumental in South Vietnam canceling the elections scheduled to unify North and South because of the certainty that the North Vietnamese communist leader, Ho Chi Minh, would easily win. williamblum.org/aer/read/156
Activists say the US $ is selling at 48,000 rials in #Iran's currency exchanges.
People are saying a month later & after Trump's May 12th decision deadline on the fate of the nuclear deal, prices could skyrocket well beyond the 50,000 mark.
March 25 - #Iran
Reports indicate the US dollar is now selling at 50,350 rials.
More signs of #IranProtests taking their toll on Tehran's mullahs, as they fear #RegimeChange becoming imminent.
March 26 - For the second consecutive day, #Iran's currency, the rial, is trading at over 50,000 against the U.S. dollar.
U.S. dollar = 50,230 rials
Euro = 61,700 rials
UK pound = around 70,000 rials
More signs of #IranProtests taking their toll on Tehran's mullahs.
Activists reporting graffiti depicting poverty on brink of #Iran's calendar new year using a Farsi hashtag translated to "suffering"...
"We don't have money. Do you? #Ranj"
"Do you have money to buy new clothes? #Ranj"
More reason for #IranProtests for #RegimeChange.
This poor man says:
“We’ve been selling oil for 150 yrs & this is our fridge”
Ridicules the regime’s slogans of “Death to America” & “Death to Israel.”
Ironically says “Death to the poor,” “Death to the workers,” “Hats off to the oppressor.”
More reason for #IranProtest.
March 13 - Kerman, central #Iran
This man is seen eating weeds...
Millions of people are living in utter poverty in a country sitting on oceans of oil & gas. The mullahs' regime is sending billions abroad to #Syria, #Yemen, #Lebanon, #Iraq & ...
More reason for #IranProtests.
Qazvin, NW #Iran
A disturbing image of a likely homeless man searching the trash for something to sell or even eat.
This is the result of Tehran's mullahs plundering this nation of its God-given wealth & propping #Syria's Assad to bomb #EastGhouta.
More reason for #IranProtests.
As #Iran's regime continues to send billions abroad to prolong its destructive meddling throughout the region, people back home are struggling in poverty.
This young woman in the metro cleans men's shoes, hoping maybe they will help out.
More reason for #IranProtests.
2⃣Feb 27 - #Rasht, N #Iran
Investors demanding their stolen savings from the #IRGC-linked #Caspian credit firm.
They're chant : our money has been lost- under the cloak of mullah #IranProtests
Feb 27 - #Ahvaz, SW #Iran
Employees of the Ahvaz National Steel Group continuing their strike & protests outside the Khuzestan Province governor's office on 8day
the workers show the empty their table (food) in street
#Breakingnews: #Hezbollah Nasrallah said: "If the Lebanese authority decides the #Israeli oil platform should stop working, in few hours these will be neutralised" (by Hezbollah anti-ship missiles).
The reason why #Hezbollah launched his menace to #Israel is due to #USA Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, David Satterfield (visiting #Lebanon) who threatened the Lebanese authority about preventing #Lebanon from exploring their oil
#USA Assistant Secretary David Satterfield said in closed doors to the Lebanese authorities:"If you don't give up of 860 sqkm of your territorial water to #Israel we won't allow you to exploit your oil in block 9" #Hezbollah answered the #USA and #Israel today, through Nasrallah.