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Ephraim Sneh
Ephraim Sneh, a retired IDF General, twice served as Israel’s deputy minister of defense, was a member of several Israeli cabinets, and is chair of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Strategic Dialogue at Netanya Academic College in Netanya, Israel.

Entries by Ephraim Sneh

Why Israel Will Not Need Massive Forces in the Jordan Valley

(4) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 12:24 PM

As Secretary of State Kerry prepares a framework agreement for Israelis and Palestinians that will address the question of a military presence on the western bank of the Jordan River, some Israeli leaders have argued vigorously for the Israel Defense Forces to be massively positioned there for decades.

As a...

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Iran Deal Validates Nuclear Blackmail and Hurts Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

(1) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 4:42 PM

With the deal between the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council -- the United States, Russia, China, Britain, and France -- plus Germany) and Iran that was signed in Geneva last month, the Iranian regime stands on the verge of getting exactly what it wants, thanks...

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Silent Majority of Israel Supporters Must Speak Up in Support of Kerry's Efforts to Save Two-State Solution

(16) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 10:44 AM

Secretary of State Kerry is back in the Middle East -- his sixth trip this year. His four days of meetings in Jerusalem and Amman during his last visit yielded no breakthrough and no Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

One hurdle he must overcome: 42 of the 120 Members of the Israeli Knesset...

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The Day After Assad

(24) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 10:06 AM

The end of the Assad government in Syria is near. Even if the precise date is unknown, the process is inevitable. Israel has refrained -- and rightly so -- from any involvement whatsoever in the Syrian civil war. But the time has come for Israel to spell out to the...

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On Iran: Repairing the Widening American-Israeli Rift

(79) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 4:25 PM

The Islamist takeover in the Middle East and North Africa has created perilous strategic turbulence in the region. Consequently, it is now critically important that the United States and its few allies cooperate closely. Unfortunately, this has not been the case in recent weeks for U.S.-Israel relations regarding Iran's nuclear...

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A Warning Call

(414) Comments | Posted December 19, 2011 | 6:09 PM

In light of the damning IAEA report released in November, showing no equivocation regarding Iranian intentions for producing nuclear weapons, it is high time that the United States and Israel abandon their current policies and adopt a new joint strategy.

Since 1993 I have been calling attention to the potential...

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Tickling Sanctions for Iran From the UN-- It's Now Up to Congress

(64) Comments | Posted June 14, 2010 | 12:35 PM

Secretary of State Clinton promised to impose "crippling sanctions" on Iran if it keeps cheating the international community and enriching uranium for a nuclear weapon.

However, the sanctions decided by the UN Security Council last week are tickling sanctions -- definitely not crippling ones. They annoy the Ayatollahs' regime, but...

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