News aggregator for: Al-Monitor

Why Abbas needs Hamas

Despite attempts by Hamas to topple Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the latter knows that he must preserve the Fatah-Hamas unity government at all costs, as the West Bank and the Gaza Strip…

Iranian cleric says 3G phones are un-Islamic

Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi declared 3G phones un-Islamic as Iran’s minister of communication information technology was summoned before a parliamentary committee on the issue.

Mutual deterrence achieved between Israel, Gaza

For the first time in the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Israeli establishment will have to think twice before it embarks on what used to be an “easy war” against the…