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Haggai Carmon
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Haggai Carmon is an international lawyer, author and columnist, who heads Carmon & Carmon, a boutique law firm with offices in Israel and New York. For more than twenty eight years, he has been representing the United States government in civil litigation matters in Israel. He is also the outside general counsel of the U.S embassy in Israel on non-litigation matters. He also represents the Multinational Force and Observers, and many other multinational entities. Haggai is the author of an international law text book "Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Israel", with an introduction by the Hon. Eliezer Rivlin, Deputy Chief Justice, the Israel Supreme Court, which was published by the Israel Bar Association . Springer Publishing, one of the world's largest publishing houses has published the English edition. Haggai has also successfully represented the European Union in Israeli civil litigation and many other foreign clients. Haggai is the author and editor of Diplomaticlaw.com a blog dedicated to issues of diplomatic, consular and sovereign immunity. Haggai is the author of five commercially published intelligence thrillers, the Dan Gordon Intelligence Thrillers, inspired by his 20 years of undercover work in intelligence in service of the U.S Department of Justice and other federal agencies, gathering on absconding white collar criminals that he performed in 30 foreign countries. Haggai is the FraudNet member for Israel. FraudNet is a unique international network of law firms that specialize in the field of fraud and white-collar crime, operating under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Haggai is a member of AFIO an association for current and former intelligence professionals and supporters of the US intelligence community. In 2013 he was selected by his peers as one of the world's leading practitioners in the field of asset recovery lawyers.

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The Goat and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Negotiations

(4) Comments | Posted March 15, 2014 | 10:15 PM

On its face, the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's demand that as part of a final peace agreement with the Palestinians, the Palestinians declare that they recognize Israel as a Jewish State makes sense. Netanyahu has said that the PLO's public recognition of Israel as a Jewish state is a "minimal...

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Can Iran Decide: Death to America or Smiles for America?

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2013 | 10:00 AM

The Iranian leadership's smile offensive and their willingness to negotiate instilled hope in the West that a new dawn is breaking in Tehran: the realization that they cannot have military nukes as well as a functional relationship with the rest of the world. It's either, or. While the Geneva negotiations...

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Turkey Telling on Israeli Mossad Agents: No Loyalties in the Intelligence Cesspool

(28) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 1:00 PM

Did Turkey give Iran the names of Israeli Mossad agents allegedly operating in Turkey? David Ignatius of the Washington Post writes that "early last year the Turkish government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is said to have disclosed to Iranian intelligence the identities of up to 10...

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Israel and Arab States: Strange Bedfellows

(20) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 1:03 PM

Positive winds came out from Geneva on October 16 upon the conclusion of the first round of talks with Iran. Not so positive wind came from Iran's neighbors. The progressing thaw of U.S.-Iran relations is worrying the oil-producing Gulf States, including Saudi Arabia. UN sanctions or any future agreement notwithstanding,...

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Caligula's Horse Senator and the U.N's Iranian Trojan Horse

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 12:54 PM

Iran was selected to serve in a senior role on the U.N Committee for Disarmament and International Security. A farce, tragedy or both?

Judging by the outcome, Karl Marx was wrong in most of his social theories. However, he was right when in The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis...

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Day Dreams of a Fiction Author: A Deal That Forced Iran to Smile Attack

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 9:57 AM

I was daydreaming, like any fiction author does, trying to fathom various realities. In my dream there was a deal actually being implemented between the so-called P5+1 - the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany regarding a new order in the Middle East, starting with Syria. Right out...

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An Iranian Spy in Israel? Hardly a Professional

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2013 | 2:23 PM

The SHABAK -- Israel's internal security service, has announced that on September 11, 2013, it captured Ali Mansouri, a/k/a Alex Manes, a suspected Iranian spy. The revelation came as part of Israel's effort to provide solid proof that while Iran is publicly sweet-talking President Obama, its Revolutionary Guards...

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Someone Is Telling Iranian Scientists: Don't Buy Green Bananas!

(9) Comments | Posted October 3, 2013 | 3:29 PM

Someone has been sending a message to Iranian nuclear scientists, and now to Iranian Cyberwar experts: don't bother buying green bananas; before they ripen, you could be dead.

The UK Daily Telegraph reported on October 2, 2013, that Mojtaba Ahmadi, who served as commander of the Iranian...

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The Iranian Tango: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

(1) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 6:08 PM

In what seems like a peace-speeches onslaught led by President Hassan Rouhani, the Iranians are suddenly displaying a gentler and more peaceful face. Last Tuesday President Rouhani announced that he was interested in diplomatic negotiations over Iranian nuclear policy with the permanent members of the UN Security Council and perhaps...

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The Bangkok Bombing Attributed to Iran: A Scene From a Keystone Kops Movie or a Clever or Rushed Maneuver by the Iranians?

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2012 | 12:51 PM

Did the three suspected Iranians terrorists in Bangkok reenact a scene from the early 1920s silent film comedies -- the Keystone Kops featuring clumsy and incompetent fictional policemen? At first look, it would seem so.

On Monday, Feb. 13, an explosion shattered a house in Soi Pridi Banomyong 31,...

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It's Saudi Arabia, Stupid!

(13) Comments | Posted February 8, 2012 | 3:11 PM


With the winds of Israel-Iran war looming, albeit thus far primarily in the media, many observers speculate whether Israel will launch an attack on Iranian nuclear installations. With the Holocaust as a fresh memory, Israelis do not take lightly the Iranian leadership's repeated threats to wipe Israel off...

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The Short Life Expectancy of Iranian Nuclear Scientists: Assassinations with a Message

(53) Comments | Posted January 15, 2012 | 3:54 PM

Was it an accident that on January 11, 2012 in the Seyed Khandan neighborhood
of northern Tehran an Iranian nuclear scientist was killed when a bomb was attached
to his car by two passing motorcyclists?

The fact that this attack was operationally similar to an attack on an...

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Gunfight in the Strait of Hormuz: Who Will Be Left Standing?

(25) Comments | Posted January 8, 2012 | 7:59 PM

It took only 30 seconds of a gunfight at the O.K. Corral, in Tombstone, Arizona on October 26, 1881 to make history, when only Wyatt Earp remained standing at the end of a seven-man gunfight. One hundred thirty years later, is the world facing yet another historic gunfight, this time...

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The Mysterious Death of Ahmad Rezaee: Whodunit?

(1) Comments | Posted November 17, 2011 | 2:53 PM

Ahmad Rezaee (31) an Iranian national was found dead on November 12, on the floor of room 23 on the 18th floor of Gloria Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai.

When discovered, he had already been dead for three days, with a copy of the Holy Koran laid...

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The Arab World vs. Syria?

(4) Comments | Posted November 15, 2011 | 11:59 AM

The League of Arab States has issued an ultimatum to Syria: cease all hostilities against your rebelling citizens by November 16, or face expulsion from the League. This is not a token threat: The next move could be an Arab military intervention condoned by the League. On Monday, November...

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Iran: To Bomb Or Not To Bomb, That Is The Question

(77) Comments | Posted November 11, 2011 | 10:29 AM

To bomb or not to bomb Iran's nuclear installations, that is the question asked by many world leaders following the UN International Atomic Energy Agency report which provided the smoking gun: Iran is developing nuclear weapons.

Inevitably President Ahmadinejad immediately rejected the report. The summary of his response is:...

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A Case of Russian Sexpionage in Britain or Simply a Case of a Young Woman Preferring Older High Ranking Officials?

(0) Comments | Posted November 1, 2011 | 7:42 PM

Ekaterina "Katia" Zatuliveter insists that she is not a Russian spy operating in the UK. Russia also insists that she was not their spy. MI5, the British internal intelligence service insists that she was working for Russian intelligence and wants her deported from the UK. Zatuliveter is currently fighting in...

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US Withdrawal From Iraq: Good for America, or Good for Iran?

(10) Comments | Posted October 23, 2011 | 9:30 PM

Last week President Obama announced that all US troops would leave Iraq by the end of the year. That would formally end more than eight years of combat that cost the U.S more than 4,400 lives, more than 33,000 injured servicemen and servicewomen, and up to one trillion dollars in...

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Gaddafi Is Dead: Is It the End or the Beginning of the War?

(6) Comments | Posted October 21, 2011 | 1:59 PM

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's brutal death has been confirmed, but the fear is that it doesn't mark the end of hostilities in Libya, but the beginning of an equally brutal civil war.

You might think that there have been only two major players in Libya's power struggle: Gaddafi's government and...

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Neighborhood Bulling in Turkey -- Cyprus Conflict

(53) Comments | Posted September 9, 2011 | 12:58 PM

Turkey is at it again behaving like the schoolyard bully. This time, Turkey's target is not Israel but the Republic of Cyprus. In an interview to Zaman, a Turkish newspaper, Turkish EU Minister Egemen Bağış has threatened that if the Republic of Cyprus enters claimed Turkish terrestrial waters during their...

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