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Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 611 - Syria Reimposes Its Patronage over Lebanon - 05/24/10

Introduction "... Syria's political return to Lebanon is taking place slowly but surely, by means of its allies in this country , whose numbers are growing and whose voice is becoming stronger. It is regaining its influence over Lebanon quietly and without military force , placing more emphasis on diplomacy than it did in the past..." 1 Thus columnist Emil Khouri described the reality in Lebanon in Al-Nahar , a Lebanese daily which is close to the March 14 Forces. Five years after a ...

H. Varulkar

Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 589 - From The MEMRI Archives – Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradawi And Qatar's Education City: Hosting American University Students From Carnegie Mellon, Georgetown, Northwestern, Texas A&M, Virginia Commonwealth, Cornell & Others - 02/18/10

View the PDF Version As top U.S. universities are being scrutinized for their failure to address skyrocketing antisemitism on campuses, so are the ties between these universities and the chief financier of the designated terrorist organization Hamas – Qatar. 1 For years, Qatar has financed Hamas' military buildup and harbored its leaders, who live in Doha to this day. 2 Hamas' leaders are managing this war from Doha, and conveying their messages via Qatar's Al-Jazeera television channel, while ...

Steven Stalinsky, Ph.D.

Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 583 - Syria Regains Pivotal Regional, Int'l Role – The Triumph of the 'Course of Resistance' - 01/29/10

... begun treating it as a key regional country capable of mediating between the West and Iran and of influencing the ... would be president ... Syria's friend Hamas ratcheted up the level of violence against Israel so that Damascus would intervene ... insists that Turkey will mediate in its negotiations with Israel, thus contributing to Turkey's international status. The Arab Countries ... ," whose other main members are Iran, Hamas and Hizbullah, as well as Qatar and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. Syrian ...

N. Mozes

Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 566 - Egypt's Palestinian Reconciliation Document - 11/30/09

Introduction In the past year, Egypt has carried out an ongoing effort of mediation between Hamas and Fatah, in a bid to end the internal Palestinian conflict. In October 2009, it demanded that the two sides sign a reconciliation agreement, which Fatah signed but Hamas rejected. An examination of the document, which was published in the Palestinian and Arab press, reveals that it includes a clause stressing "the Palestinian people's right to resistance and to defending the homeland and the ...

C. Jacob

Special Announcements No. 63 - Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi Barred from U.K. - 08/03/09

It was announced during the first week of February 2008 that foremost Sunni cleric Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi has been barred from the U.K. 1 Sheikh Al-Qaradhawi, who is head of the European Council for Fatwa and Research, president of the International Association of Muslim Scholars (IAMS), and the spiritual guide of many other Islamist organizations across the world, including the Muslim Brotherhood, has already been barred from entering the U.S. MEMRI research on Al-Qaradhawi was ...

Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 516 - Hamas Challenges PLO's Legitimacy as Sole Representative of Palestinian People - 06/08/09

Introduction Since the end of the Gaza war, Hamas has renewed its efforts to challenge the PLO's legitimacy as the sole representative of the Palestinians, in an attempt to complete the process that began with its victory in the 2006 parliamentary elections and continued with its violent takeover of the Gaza Strip in 2007. Hamas has long been protesting that the PLO is not a legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, because it excludes some influential forces, predominantly Hamas and ...

C. Jacob

Special Dispatch No. 2376 - Egyptian Liberal 'Abd Al-Mun'im Sa'id: Nasrallah's Leadership Is No Different than Arafat's; Movements Motivated by Ecstatic Adoration for Their Leader Cannot Run a State - 06/04/09

The London daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat published an op-ed on May 27, 2009, titled "Will Lebanon Be a Hassan Nasrallah State?" by Egyptian liberal Dr. 'Abd Al-Mun'im Sa'id, director of the Al-Ahram Center for Strategic Studies. Sa'id wrote that although Nasrallah has succeeded in creating a state within a state inside Lebanon , he will not be able to run the country - because revolutionary leaders like him and like Yasser Arafat are incapable of administering a state. Following are excerpts from the ...

Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 492 - An Escalating Regional Cold War – Part I: The 2009 Gaza War - 05/07/09

Table of Contents Introduction The 2009 Gaza War: Timeline The Iranian-Saudi/Shi'ite-Sunni Rivalry in the Wake of the 1979 Islamic Revolution The Escalation of the Conflict During Ahmadinejad's Presidency Iran Extends Its Influence Into the Arab World The Emergence of the Iran-Syria-Qatar-Hizbullah Axis The 2009 Gaza War Deepens the Schism Between the Two Camps After The War – The Schism Between the Two Camps is An Acknowledged Fact The Saudi Camp: Iran Is Responsible for the Rift in the Arab ...

Yigal Carmon

Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 499 - Syria and the Lebanese Opposition Against Lebanese President Michel Suleiman - 03/31/09

In recent months, Syria and the Hizbullah-led Lebanese opposition have sought to undermine the position of Lebanese President Michel Suleiman, who was elected May 25, 2008 . Suleiman's election was part of the Doha agreement, signed May 21, 2008 , which settled the political and military confrontation in Lebanon with a victory for the opposition. The campaign to undermine Suleiman comprised the following political moves: A. In early December 2008, senior Lebanese opposition leader Michel Aoun, ...

H. Varulkar

Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 486 - Rising Inter-Arab Tensions: Saudi Arabia and Egypt versus Syria and Iran Part II – Egypt Trades Accusations with Hamas, Syria, Iran - 02/24/09

The ongoing conflict between Hamas and Fatah has put a strain on Hamas–Egypt relations. Egypt is at loggerheads with Hamas over its refusal to hold early elections to the presidency and Legislative Council, its withdrawal from the Palestinian national dialogue talks in Cairo, and its ongoing rocket attacks on Israel. Also provocative to Egypt were recent statements by Hamas leaders, who condemned Egypt for failing to open the Rafah border. 1 In response, Egypt accused Hamas of preventing ...

L. Azuri

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