Entries by Middle East Media Research Institute

The PLO Covenant Calling for the Liquidation of the State of Israel was Never Abolished

Palestinians | MEMRI Daily Brief No. 572 It is widely believed that, in April 1996, the PLO abolished its notorious Covenant calling for the liquidation of the State of Israel. This belief is based on PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat’s statement in his September 9, 1993  letter to Israel’s then prime minister Yitzhak Rabin: “The PLO affirms that […]

JIHADI TRENDS: What Is On The Horizon In 2024?

The Hamas attack against Israel on October 7, 2023, has reinvigorated jihadi groups such as the Islamic State (ISIS) and Al-Qaeda, which are reprioritizing the cause of “Palestine” and the fight against the “Jews” and their “Crusader” allies as a key foundation of their messaging campaigns which aims at expanding their global threat landscape. Similarly, […]

Former Iranian Nuclear Chief Ali-Akbar Salehi: Iran Has Crossed All Scientific And Technological Thresholds Necessary For Producing A Nuclear Bomb

Iran | Special Dispatch No. 11133 Former Iranian Nuclear Chief Ali-Akbar Salehi discussed in a February 11, 2024 interview that aired on Nasim TV (Iran) whether Iran is capable of producing a nuclear bomb. He said that Iran has crossed “all the scientific and technological nuclear thresholds” necessary to create a nuclear bomb. View the clip of former […]

TV COMPILATION – Dearborn And Detroit Imams And Protests Prior To And Following October 7 Hamas Attack

Since October 7, 2023, when Hamas invaded southern Israel, murdered over 1,200 people, and took nearly 250 hostage, the MEMRI research team that monitors imams’ sermons in mosques in the U.S. as well as speeches and statements by U.S. Muslim leaders and organizations has been finding, and exposing, some very disturbing content emanating from the […]

Officers Of Hamas’ Security Apparatuses Trained In Qatar

Qatar, Palestinians | Special Dispatch No. 11111 Qatar – which is known for supporting Hamas, financing its military activity and sheltering its leaders, and for extending media support to Hamas by means of its Al-Jazeera channel – also trained, in its Police College in Al-Rayyan,[1] officers from Hamas’ Interior and National Security Ministry, which is part of Hamas’ governing […]

Who Is Expanding Which War In The Middle East?

Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestinians, Yemen | MEMRI Daily Brief No. 567 According to Iranian sources, after the killing of three American soldiers by an Iranian-controlled militia drone on January 28, the Biden Administration feverishly messaged the Iranian regime that “the United States did not want an open war.” Iran supposedly responded that “Tehran rejected Washington’s threats and said targeting its territory is […]

Chinese Media Outlet 81.cn: ‘Taiwan Independence And Peace In The Taiwan Strait Are Incompatible’; ‘China Will Realize Reunification, And This Is Unstoppable’

China | Special Dispatch No. 11095 On the January 23, 2024, Chinese media outlet 81.cn published an article commenting the result of the recent elections in Taiwan in which Lai Ching-te of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPPP) won 40 percent of the vote. The article said that despite how Lai’s victory, which angered China, was celebrated in the […]

MEMRI TV: Compilation of California Imams in Support of October 7th Hamas Attack

Claiming Attack Defeated Israel, Calling For Annihilating Israel, Claiming Israel Created Hollywood-Type Videos Of Hamas Atrocities, Saying The U.S. Lied About Hamas Beheading Babies And Raping Women, Calling To Make Zionists On Campuses ‘Very Uncomfortable’ And For Jews To Hang From The Rope Allah Gave Them Palestinians | Special Dispatch No. 11093 Since October 7, 2023, when Hamas […]

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI: Watch Sheikh Waleed Ashkar stating, ‘Gaza Is Being Bombed By The Most Bigoted Category Of People’

In a November 10, 2023 Friday sermon in St. Louis, Missouri, Sheikh Waleed Ashkar said that Gaza is being bombarded by the most hateful bigoted regime that “was instilled as a cancer in the heart of the Islamic nation.” He said that these are “the most bigoted category of people you can ever meet.” The […]

Hamas Delegation Visits Moscow In Second Meeting With Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Since October 7

On January 19, 2024, a Hamas delegation, led by Hamas international relations Moussa Abu Marzouq, visited Moscow, in the organization’s second visit to Russia since its October 7 attack on Israel. The delegation met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, who is also Putin’s special envoy to the Middle East. MEMRI recently documented Hamas-Russia […]

Why Do The U.S. And Israel Tolerate Qatar’s Blatant Anti-U.S. And Anti-Israel Policies?

Qatar | MEMRI Daily Brief No. 563 Introduction Two developments with dangerous and even explosive repercussions for the standing and interests of both the U.S. and Israel in the Middle East occurred in the last few days. 1. The U.S. has extended its presence at Qatar’s Al-Udeid airbase – CENTCOM’s main airbase in the region – for another […]

Hamas In Their Own Words Since The October 7 Attack

Palestinian Authority | Special Dispatch No. 11049 This is a compilation of announcements, statements, and interviews by Hamas leaders and officials, from the day of the October 7 Hamas attack on southern Israel to this day. They include the Hamas military commander Mohammed  Deif”s October 7 announcement of the Operation Al-Aqsa Deluge, on Qatar’s Al-Jazeera TV, and interviews […]

VIDEO: The Road To October 7 – Education For Jihad And Martyrdom

Palestinian Authority | MEMRI Daily Brief No. 558 This extensive collection of MEMRI TV clips exposes educational materials that encourage Palestinian and Muslim youth to wage jihad and to become martyrs, in the spirit of Islamic fundamentalism. These materials are taught at kindergartens, schools, and other educational settings, as well as by mothers and fathers at home, by […]

Pro-Hamas Cyber Group Claims Cyber Attack On Elon Musk’s SpaceX

The following report is an offering from MEMRI’s Cyber Terrorism & Jihad Lab (CJL) project. Pro-Hamas Cyber Group Claims Cyber Attack On Elon Musk’s SpaceX In Retaliation For His Support Of Israel, Threatens ‘Cyber War’ Against U.S., Europe On December 15, 2023, a pro-Hamas hacking group claimed perpetrating a cyber attack on SpaceX, a private aerospace manufacturer […]

MEMRI REPORT: Brief Primer on Yemen’s Iran-Backed Houthi Movement and its Attacks Against Israel and the U.S.

Iran, Yemen | Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 1731 Introduction Yemen’s Ansar Allah Houthi Movement – a delisted foreign terrorist organization (FTO) – has, since October 7, launched six rounds of aerial projectiles at Israel,[1] downed a U.S. drone in Yemen,[2] captured a shipping vessel in the Red Sea,[3] and, most recently, fired ballistic missiles and drones in the vicinity of a […]