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Why Obama-Netanyahu Fracas Is About Politics in Israel, Not Iran

Martin van Creveld | Posted 01.23.2015 | World
Martin van Creveld

Most people think that the recent fracas between Jerusalem and Washington is about Iran. They are wrong. Israel has what it takes to turn much of Iran into a radioactive desert. Nor are the mullahs unaware of that fact. It is about Netanyahu playing the Jewish-American card for the upcoming elections in Israel.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Iran Sanctions Supporters Don't Want To Improve Nuclear Talks. They Want To Destroy Them. | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared to have pulled off a masterful political victory against the Obama administration Wednesday...

Iran Vows To Retaliate After Israeli Strike Kills Iranian General

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, Jan 20 (Reuters) - An Iranian general killed in an Israeli air strike in Syria was not its intended target and Israel believed it was attac...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Israel Strike Underscores Security Concerns In Syria Beyond ISIS, Upping Stakes For U.S. | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An Israeli-linked airstrike in Syria on Sunday is drawing attention to an element of the messy Syrian civil war that the U.S. has tried ...

Iranian TV Shows Off Allegedly Downed Israeli Drone

AP | NASSER KARIMI and ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 10.25.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A crash scene aired on Iranian state television Monday purported to show the wreckage of an Israeli drone shot down near an Iran...

Iran: Revolutionary Guards Shot Down Israeli Spy Drone

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2014 | World

DUBAI, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday it had shot down an Israeli spy drone that was heading for its Natanz nuclear enrichment site, Iranian...

Iran's Supreme Leader Calls For Arming Gaza To Fight Israel

AP | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday called on Muslims from around the world to help arm Gaza Palestinians in their fight against Is...

Which Iran Will We Choose?

Trita Parsi | Posted 02.17.2014 | World
Trita Parsi

The historic interim agreement between the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) and Iran over its nuclear dispute is not just about enrichment, centrifuges and breakout capabilities. Ultimately, it will help determine who and what will define Iran's foreign and domestic policies for decades to come. Will it be the security-oriented, confrontational and internally repressive orientation preferred by the Iranian hardliners? Or will the more cooperative, moderate and win-win approach favored by President Hassan Rouhani and the majority of the population take root and prevail?

Does Hillary's Silence on Iran Deal Show Neocon Influence on Her Presidential Run?

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

People have noticed the silence of former Secretary of State and widely presumed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry. Where does she stand?

Iran Has No Plan For Nuclear Talks With Israel

AP | Posted 11.29.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister says his country will not enter nuclear talks with its arch-enemy Israel. A Friday report by official I...

Nuclear Deal Only Strengthens Iran As Regional Power

Anav Silverman | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Anav Silverman

A recent AP report revealed that the United States and Iran had secret high-level, face-to-face talks for over the past year, which paved the way for the nuclear deal that was settled between Washington and Tehran this past weekend in Geneva.

Iran No-Spoiler Alert

Marty Kaplan | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Marty Kaplan

So where are we in the Iran narrative? I mean no disrespect to the victims of Iran's terrorist clients, or the existential fears of Israelis and world Jewry, or U.S. security interests in the Middle East by calling it a narrative. Real events do happen in the real world, but people can't help trying to fit them into larger stories. We love to connect the dots. Storytelling isn't some atavistic remnant of our pre-scientific past; it's how our brains are hardwired. When no one knows what comes next, the political advantage goes to the most powerful narrators. When no one knows how things will end up, the same events can be construed as signposts toward tragedy or triumph. The Geneva deal may turn out to advance America's Middle East interests; it may be a historic blunder; it may make no difference.

Israel: Iran Deal Based On 'Deception'

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister harshly condemned the international community's nuclear deal with Iran on Sunday, calling it a "historic mi...

Iran Negotiations: Thomas Friedman Takes on the Israel Lobby

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Friedman is saying what everyone knows but no one (of his stature) has had the nerve to say. The opposition to an Iran deal in Congress represents "tak[ing] Israel's side against" the American president's, but it's also about campaign contributions.

Israel-U.S. Relations Deteriorate Over Iran

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

JERUSALEM -- JERUSALEM (AP) — A pair of testy public exchanges this week appear to have undone whatever good will was created between the Israeli an...

Israel Rejects Mooted Nuke Deal With Iran

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Louis Charbonneau, Fredrik Dahl and Justyna Pawlak GENEVA, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Israel rejected out of hand on Friday a mooted deal be...

Peace -- Coming Soon to Israel?

Saloona | Posted 12.22.2013 | World

I am writing to tell you what I think. I do not have a moving story, one that will bring you to tears. But I still want you to read this.

Joshua Hersh

The Other Negotiations: Obama Takes On Iran | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- While most of Washington was caught up in the intense gamesmanship over the budget and the debt ceiling, the Obama administration quietly ca...

TED: Are Israel and Iran Destined to Enmity?

Trita Parsi | Posted 12.09.2013 | World
Trita Parsi

Are these countries destined to be enemies? Is a war between the two inevitable? Not at all. Behind the surface, there is a remarkably different story -- one of friendship and collaboration even at the height of their ideologiocal clashes.

Obama: Iran Talks Won't Lead To U.S. Taking A 'Bad Deal'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama discussed the U.S.' situation with Iran in a wide-ranging interview with the Associated Press, vowing that America would not ta...

Netanyahu: Rouhani's Charm Offensive Is A Ruse

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 12.01.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- Israel's prime minister declared Tuesday that his country will never allow Iran to get nuclear weapons, even if it has to act alone,...

Rouhani: Israel Should Sign International Nuclear Treaty

AP | MATTHEW LEE and LARA JAKES | Posted 11.26.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS — U.S. and European diplomats welcomed a "significant shift" in Iran's attitude at talks on Thursday aimed at resolving the impas...

If Netanyahu Talks Iran, It Is About Israel

Shai Franklin | Posted 11.23.2013 | World
Shai Franklin

For all its indispensable weapons, Israel's greatest strategic asset is the credibility of the United States of America, and not the bait-and-switch of temporal red lines, kitschy cartoon bombs, and UN speeches geared to impressing Republicans in America and Israelis back home.

Iranian And Jewish Comedians Have A Dance-Off For Peace

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.19.2013 | Comedy

Comedians Maz Jobrani and Elon Gold were pretty frustrated that their respective people seem to always be at each others' throat, with America and its...

Report: Rouhani's Israel Remarks Distorted

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2013 | World

DUBAI, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Two days before his inauguration as Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani said on Friday that Israeli occupation of Palestin...