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Behind the IRGC-Hezbollah Alliance, Soleimani Bonded With Mugniyeh’s Family

Behind the IRGC-Hezbollah Alliance, Soleimani Bonded With Mugniyeh’s Family

Iranian general Qasem Soleimani (left) with Hezbollah commander Imad Mugnihey. Muganiyeh was assassinated by Mossad in 2008 Soleimani was killed by a U.S. air strike in 2020. (Credit: Al Manar TV) U.S. intelligence has long assessed that Iran’s Quds Force and Lebanon’s Hezbollah work closely together in projecting Iranian power in the Middle East. In...

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The Coronavirus Truce: Guns Falling Silent Across the Middle East 

The Coronavirus Truce: Guns Falling Silent Across the Middle East 

From Yossi Melman, well-informed intelligence reporter at the Haaretz, the Israeli news site. The coronavirus emergency has forced Israel’s intelligence community – Shin Bet, Mossad and military intelligence (Aman) – to adapt themselves to the new reality. Thanks to travel bans and restrictions on face-to-face meetings, their collection methods have to be modified. They must...

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Is Israel Targeting Iran’s Top General For Assassination?

Is Israel Targeting Iran’s Top General For Assassination?

That’s the question circulating both in Arab and Israeli media. Israel’s Mossad is the world’s foremost practitioner of assassination. General Qasem Soleimani is commander of the Qods Force, the special operations command of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Israel is worried about Iran’s growing influence in the Middle East. Soleimani is Iran’s most effective...

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The Trumped-Up Case Against Iran’s ‘Terrorist’ IRGC

The Trumped-Up Case Against Iran’s ‘Terrorist’ IRGC

The initial coverage of President Trump’s designation of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a “terrorist organization” has oddly avoided a central question. CIA and Pentagon officials tell the New York Times the decision would threaten U.S. military personnel in the region. Iraqi observers tell Al-Monitor’s Laura Rozen the designation might alienate Iraq...

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