Tag Archive for MEMRI

Palestinian leader “Drenched in Antisemitism” spews revisionist history

Monday’s diatribe at a meeting of the PLO Central Council by Mahmoud Abbas, was drenched in hateful allegations from the ‘reasons’ why Jews were massacred by Christians, to arguing Israel was a “colonial project with no relationship to Judaism.”
• Israel’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett: The Palestinian leader is “drenched in antisemitism from head to toe.”

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

Reacting angrily to a controversial speech made by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday, Education and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett (Bayit Yehudi) said Wednesday that the Palestinian leader was “drenched in antisemitism from head to toe.”

“Abbas’s body is drenched with antisemitism, from head to toe. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Renowned Kuwaiti writer says Israel ‘not occupier, home to Israelite descendants’

The land of Israel was promised to the Jews by “Allah,” Al-Hadlaq said, “There is no occupation…There is a people returning to its promised land,” then implicated the Palestinians of doing the plundering themselves.

BY ERIC SUMNER

 

A Kuwaiti writer challenged the Arab states’ longstanding solidarity against Israel Sunday in interview with Kuwait’s Alrai TV channel, calling the Jewish state “independent and sovereign.”


Abdullah Al-Hadlaq on Alrai TV. (Translated & Edited by MEMRI)

“Like it or not, Israel is an independent and sovereign state,” Abdullah Al-Hadlaq said. “It exists, and it has a seat at the United Nations, and most peace-loving and democratic countries recognize it.”

The countries that don’t recognize Israel, Al-Hadlaq said, are “the countries of tyranny and oppression,” citing North Korea as an example. Continue Reading »

Colonel Richard Kemp: World leaders ignoring Hezbollah’s threats to Israel

 

Former commander of forces in Afghanistan, Colonel Richard Kemp, along with Friends of Israel Initiative says international community needs to focus on the threat of Tehran-directed Hezbollah attacking Israel.

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Countries that maintain relations with Iran and Lebanon need to focus on the threat of Tehran-directed Hezbollah attacking Israel, rather than wait for war to come and then point fingers, Col. (ret.) Richard Kemp, a former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, says.

Former commander of forces in Afghanistan, Colonel Richard Kemp. – Screenshot from richard-kemp.com/

“The purpose really [of my visit to Israel last year was] to determine what the current threat is and see how Israel can counter that threat,” he says. Continue Reading »

Hamas leader: No peace, no deals, we want all of Palestine in its entirety

 

Hamas’s Mahmoud Al-Zahar urges members of Hamas & Islamic Jihad never to mention the term “1967 borders,” adding, “We have liberated Gaza, part of Palestine, but I am not prepared to accept just Gaza…our position is: Palestine in its entirety, and not a grain of soil less.”

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar recently declared that “removing the Jews from the land they occupied in 1948 is an immutable principle” in the Koran.

Speaking to Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV on March 8, Al-Zahar also made clear, “Our position is: Palestine in its entirety, and not a grain of soil less.”

The comments were translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). Continue Reading »

MEMRI Report: Putin ready to sacrifice Iran to improve ties with United States

 

The Middle East Media Research Institute report cites several Iranian articles, concluding that Russia is essentially trying to marginalize Iran in Syria and “eliminate” its ability to shape Syria’s future despite their nominal cooperation.

By Erez Linn & Israel Hayom Staff

 

Russia is willing to use Iran as a bargaining chip to move closer to the United States, and as a result Moscow’s relations with Tehran have been hurt, the Middle East Media Research Institute said in a report released Wednesday.

Knucklehead Hamas official: ‘Trump may be Jewish’

 

view videoWATCH Senior Hamas official in an interview with Al-Jazeera saying earlier this month, “Trump loves the Jews, and not only because he likes the Jewish religion.”

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

Senior Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar has suggested that US President-elect Donald Trump is secretly a Jew.

In an interview with Al-Jazeera earlier this month, translated by MEMRI,  Zahar said that “Trump loves the Jews, and not only because he likes the Jewish religion. I do not rule out the possibility that he is a Jew.

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Kingdom has Saudi media initiate a pro-Jewish campaign

 

Numerous pro-Jewish articles appearing in the Saudi press seems to be preparing the groundwork for future cooperation with the Jewish state.

By Guy Cohen

 

A series of articles in various Saudi news sources appears to be preparing the ground for greater cooperation with the Jewish state, according to Channel 2‘s veteran Arab affairs analyst, Ehud Yaari, who quoted reports by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

Saudi Arabia – Reuters

Yaari said that there is absolutely no doubt that the articles are part of a coordinated campaign.

Yaari cited influential female Saudi columnist Saham al-Kahtani, who recently wrote that the description of Jews as the “sons of apes and pigs” in the Quran relates to the period in which the book was written, and not to the Jews of today. Continue Reading »

WATCH Iraqi cleric: ‘Netanyahu, gives orders to ISIS, rulers of America, Europe’

 

view videoIn a TV interview translated by MEMRI, Sunni cleric Sheikh Ahmad Al-Kubeisi said Netanyahu “holds the remote control” and “gives orders to all the rulers of America, Europe, and elsewhere.”

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

A prominent Iraqi cleric has accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of being the driving force behind the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group.

In a recent TV interview translated by MEMRI, Sunni cleric Sheikh Ahmad Al-Kubeisi said that ISIS was an asset in the hands of Netanyahu, who “holds the remote control” and “gives orders to all the rulers of America, Europe, and elsewhere.”

He also said that the Jews are the masters of the land today and that none of the ISIS fighters “are even circumcised.”

Al-Kubeisi further said that his fatwa ruling that people killed fighting ISIS were martyrs did not apply to the mostly-Shi’ite militia Popular Mobilization Units, because they “are killing Muslims just because they are Sunnis,” and compared them to Jews. Continue Reading »

Bin Laden’s son calls for “killing the Jews and attacking their interests everywhere.”

 

According to the new al-Qaida video, Bin Laden’s son praised the stabbing attacks by Palestinians against Israelis, urging Muslims to target Jewish, US, & Western interests everywhere.

By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON

 

Hamza Bin Laden, the son of former al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, is calling for the targeting of Jewish and Western interests and the building of an army to “liberate Jerusalem.”

AN AL-QAIDA video released yesterday features a recorded message by Hamza bin Laden. – Photo: Middle East Media Research Institute

According to a new al-Qaida video discovered by the Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor of MEMRI (the Middle East Media Research Institute) and shared with The Jerusalem Post, Hamza praised the stabbing attacks by Palestinians against Israelis and called on Muslims from around the world to join the fight to defend Jerusalem, urging them to “participate in the intifada” of their Palestinian brethren by “killing the Jews and attacking their interests everywhere.”

In addition, Hamza called for Muslims to attack the interests of US and Western countries in the Muslim world because of their support for Israel. Continue Reading »

Kuwaiti columnist advises Arab world: Time to Recognize Israel

 

Popular Kuwaiti writer pens article calling on Arab, Muslim world to accept fait accompli by giving up on political charade and to ‘immediately recognize Israel,’ drop terms like ‘Zionist entity,’ as most Arab and Islamic companies and businessmen have already done.

By David Rosenberg

 

Yousuf Abd Al-Karim Al-Zinkawi, a writer for the Kuwaiti-based Al-Seyassah newspaper has called for Arab and Muslim countries to “immediately recognize Israel,” telling them to drop monikers used to maintain the pretense of non-recognition such as “the Zionist entity.”

Flag of Kuwait – Thinkstock

Al-Zinkawi, a frequent critic of religious intolerance within the Arab world, dedicated his column on Saturday to the long-standing refusal of most Arab and Muslim countries to recognize the State of Israel, MEMRI reports.
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WATCH Saudi TV personality: Time to admit the truth, terrorists are Muslims

 

view videoSaudi television journalist rips into ‘hypocritical’ leaders who encourage Jihad, then “have the audacity to declare that they denounce bombings everywhere and that the killing of civilians is an attack on the religion (of Islam).”

By Ari Soffer

 

A Saudi Arabian TV host has urged Muslims to face up to the fact that Islamic terrorists are indeed Muslims, and do more to combat the phenomenon instead of denying it.

In a rare – and scathing – moment of introspection for an Arab TV host, Nadine Al-Budair insisted no one should be surprised that Islamist terrorists had emerged from “our schools and universities.”

“Whenever terrorism massacres peaceful civilians, the smart alecks and the hypocrites vie with one another in saying that these people do not represent Islam or Muslims,” she said in her monologue on Rotana Khalijiyya TV, which was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). Continue Reading »

Watch Bahrani FM admit Iran is bigger threat to Gulf states than Israel

 

view videoBefore Bahrain listed the Shi’ite militia group Hezbollah a “terrorist organization,” they broke off formal relations with Iran at the beginning of 2016.

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

Iran presents a greater danger to Gulf States and the stability of the Middle East than Israel, a high ranking official in the Bahrain government told Arab Media in recent comments.

During an interview with Saudi Arabia’s Al-Arabiya TV last Tuesday, Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said that Iran is currently the coastal kingdom’s “biggest problem” and added that his country will not “hesitate to defend” itself if necessary, according to a report by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). Continue Reading »

Palestinian envoy to UNHRC calls on Jews to ‘return to country of origin’

 

Palestinian envoy to the UNHRC Ibrahim Khreisheh suggested in an interview on Palestinian Authority TV, that Jews are not indigenous to the land of Israel, and the modern state is a product of colonization.

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

Palestinian Authority envoy to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Ibrahim Khreisheh, said that all Jews living in Israel “should all return to their country of origin,” according to The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

In an interview with Palestinian Authority TV earlier this month, Khreisheh posited that Jews are not indigenous to the land of Israel, and their presence today is a product of years-long colonization. Continue Reading »

Not Really News: On Remembrance Day Khamenei Denies Holocaust

 

WATCH VIDEO: An ignoramus on Western History, Iran’s supreme leader released a video in which he expresses doubt that the Holocaust ever took place, teaching lies and hate to his followers.

By Elad Benari

 

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Wednesday took advantage of International Holocaust Remembrance Day to deny that the Holocaust ever occurred.


A video titled “Are The Dark Ages Over?” was posted on Khamenei’s official website. Against the backdrop of images of the Auschwitz death camp, the video says that “speaking about the Holocaust and expressing doubts about it is considered to be a great sin,” but that “it is not clear whether the core of this matter is a reality or not.”

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) posted a version of the video with English subtitles to its website. Continue Reading »

Jordanians calls to fight terror by eliminating curricula of ideas that ‘denigrate life, aggrandize death’

 

One Jordanian educator wrote, “Our schools spread extremism, as do our universities. Sometimes, a child or youth returns from school or university with horrid ideas that shock even his parents.” 

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

According to unofficial statistics, about 4,000 young Jordanians have so far joined the armed organizations in Syria and Iraq, a figure that places Jordan second only to Tunisia in the number of citizens who have joined these organizations, MEMRI (The Middle East Media Research Institute) has reported. The media watchdog group has published an in depth report focusing on calls in Jordan’s media on the Education Ministry to reform school curricula in light of the problem of youth gravitating toward extremist Islamic ideology. Continue Reading »