The assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was reckless, provocative, and illegal. Rex Tillerson’s visit to Beirut didn’t resolve Lebanon’s persistent war threat from Israel, or Hezbollah’s perceived threat to Washington. The British press seem to be doing a rancorous business of late of fabricating stories about Iran, Hezbollah and China. Follow him on Twitter @MartinRJay President Trump Leads the Country Into Dangerous Waters With Latest Iran Move, Trump’s Confused Middle East Foibles Are Actually Pushing Assad And Erdogan Into Each Other’s Arms. All Posts. Martin Jay is a British journalist based in Beirut who recently won the UN’s prestigious Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize (UNCA) in New York in 2016. The murder of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has not gotten nearly the condemnation it deserves. Award-winning freelance journalist and political commentator based in Beirut, Lebanon, Anti-War. Massive Armada Of IRGC Boats Mobilize In Persian Gulf Ami... Scoop: Israeli military prepares for possibility Trump wi... Iran swaps jailed British-Australian academic with Irania... Iran to pursue legal action against US over medical sanct... Why Is the British Press Sexing Up Stories on Iran, Hezbollah, and China? https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1332781322784411648, News Analysis: The killing of Iran's nuclear scientist threatens President-elect Joe Biden's plans to revive the nuclear deal. Follow him on Twitter @MartinRJay. Martin Jay is an award winning British journalist now based in Beirut who works on a freelance basis for a number of respected British newspapers as well as previously Al Jazeera and Deutsche Welle TV. The British press seem to be doing a rancorous business of late of fabricating stories about Iran, Hezbollah and China. Martin Jay is an award winning British journalist now based in Beirut who works on a freelance basis for a number of respected British newspapers as well as previously Al Jazeera and Deutsche Welle TV. Yes to satire & culture. Martin Jay. Who are the two competing parties waiting to govern Iran? But can the UN or the West even organize an election? All rights reserved. He can be followed on Twitter at @MartinRJay Martin Jay is an award winning freelance journalist who has previously worked and lived in Kenya, Belgium and Morocco – reporting for CNN, Euronews, CNBC, BBC, DW, Reuters, Sunday Times and others. ... always been, for the large part of my thirty year career, a freelance journalist. Despite congratulating himself in Helsinki about defeating ISIS in Iraq, it seems that this was more of his own fake news. The US may think a new strategy backing the Kurds in Syria with 30,000 border guards will settle old scores. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. CNN has found the most dispassionate expert analyst on Iran. Media, Why Is the British Press Sexing Up Stories on Iran, Hezbollah, and China? The EU’s own foreign policy, ran by Federica Mogherini, is looking more and more farcical by the day. Read RT Privacy policy to find out more. When #Iran supports its regional allies, it’s called “meddling” or “Iran’s malign influence” or “intervention.” When the US assassinates an Iranian general an ocean away from the continental US or when #Israel assassinates an Iranian scientist, it’s labeled “fighting terrorism.”, By leaving the timing of its response to #Fakhrizadeh assassination open #Iran can benefit by exacting concessions later from US and Europe after Jan 20 for continuing to hold off on revenge. But will the PR stunt distract media attention away from its own internal crisis, not to mention Qatar’s ‘independence’? In fact, it might push Turkey’s relations with Russia beyond breaking point. Diplomacy, not murder, is the best path forward. © Autonomous Nonprofit Organization “TV-Novosti”, 2005–2020. Trump’s plans are not about starting a war with Iran but trying to bring about regime change by draining it financially. Don’t laugh. newnownext.com — by Jay Martin Williams 9m ago NewNowNext spotlights new music by upcoming and established artists we think you should know about. Martin Evan Jay (born 1944) is the Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. Lebanon is a pressure cooker which could blow at any moment, but don’t worry about confused US policy. They are thinking of creating a crisis". Before Lebanon, he has worked in Africa and Europe for CNN, Euronews, CNBC, BBC, Sunday Times and Reuters. Is there more to the allegations than is being reported? Israel’s threats to invade are not irking the Lebanese, but many wish Hezbollah would end a local Shiite-Christian spat.