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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...

Netanyahu & the Lobby Cowboy Up For War With Iran

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The only thing that has changed in Iran since Netanyahu last did his war dance is that Iran has elected a new president who, unlike his radical predecessor, seems determined to tamp down tensions in the region.

Sanctions Are No Medicine for the Iran-U.S. Standoff

Sara Afzal | Posted 07.20.2013 | World
Sara Afzal

Most Iranians would obviously be strongly opposed to war and the tortoise-paced path to diplomacy with the U.S. is of less concern than living day-to-day in a stagnant economic climate, where food prices become more and more expensive and basic medical needs are not satisfied.

It's Time to Reconsider U.S. Policies That Create Terrorists

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 06.24.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

There is one change that the United States could make in response to the terrorism threat that is never discussed. That is to consider the part U.S. policies have played in creating and sustaining it.

Fantasy Weapons, Real War: Washington's Iran Policy

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Tom Engelhardt

By now, we're so used to such a world of headlines -- about Iran's threatening nuclear weapons and its urge to "wipe out" Israel -- that we simply don't see how strange it is.

Khamenei: Iran Will Raze Tel Aviv And Haifa If Attacked

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2013 | World

* Says Tel Aviv, Haifa would be "razed" if Israel bombs Iran * Israel tiring of talks aimed at curbing Iran's atomic work ...

A Lull in the Iranian Crisis?

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 03.17.2013 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

Ever since last year's U.S. presidential election race ended, the much-discussed concerns over Iran's nuclear build-up have vanished from the national debate. A sudden shroud over Iran, however, does not mean that the dispute is going to go away. The Iranian spectre will pop up again in unexpected ways.

Mr. President, Tear Down This Wall

Pepe Escobar | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Pepe Escobar

Will Obama 2.0 finally admit that Washington doesn't need regime change in Tehran to improve its relationship with that country?

"Ex Malo Bonum": Out of Bad Comes Good

Michael Burns | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Michael Burns

Being a moderate Republican can be very lonely. I supported Mitt Romney for the simple reason that I believed that he would accomplish more than our current president. In truth, there is no real Republican Party today.

Ex-Mossad Chief Meir Dagan Silenced in Iran Nuclear Debate in Israel

Dan Raviv | Posted 01.06.2013 | World
Dan Raviv

One of the most important debates on the world scene has gone silent. For more than a year, commentators and politicians worldwide had been discussing: How can Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program be stopped, and should Israel be stopped from bombing Iran?

Iran and Israel: A Scientific Collaboration

Hessam Nowzari | Posted 11.02.2012 | World
Hessam Nowzari

For the first time in the recent history of Israel, I believe I am the first non-Jewish Iranian of a Persian heritage to be the keynote speaker at the Israel Dental Association Congress.

Israeli Defense Minister: Iran Pulled Back From Nuclear Program

Reuters | Posted 12.30.2012 | World

LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Iran has drawn back from its ambitions to build a nuclear weapon, Israel's defence minister was quoted as saying on Tuesd...

New Senate Push to Pledge Unconditional Support for Israeli Preventive War on Iran

Jamal Abdi | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Jamal Abdi

The Senate should not be handing out promises to enable foreign leaders to decide whether and when the U.S. goes to war. This would not be a mutual defense pact -- it would be a suicide pact.

Partaking of Polow and Pique

Remy M. Maisel | Posted 10.05.2012 | College
Remy M. Maisel

I expected -- what? Maybe for Ahmadinejad to say something shocking. Maybe to be deeply offended. Maybe to be very, very uncomfortable. Maybe to be lied to, very obviously, and very often.

War With Iran? A Time to Ask Questions

Terry Newell | Posted 12.01.2012 | World
Terry Newell

We should not once again leave ourselves at the mercy of events or inadequate public debate. War may in fact need to come, but the time to adequately consider that need is now, not when the immediacy of the moment renders rational discussion and debate emotionally, or practically, impossible.

Speaking English

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

Iran is showing more durability than we would like. What happens if, in fact, we discover evidence of an underground nuclear test? Will we really go to war? The Israelis are threatening to drag us there. It would be nice to know what the president is talking about.

Difference in U.S. and Israeli "Clocks" on Iran Now Painfully Obvious

Dan Raviv | Posted 11.11.2012 | World
Dan Raviv

Don't tweak the nose of the superpower that feeds you. That might be a thought for Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu -- or perhaps he knows what he's doing, with some ingenious plan to make it look like he has bitter differences with his country's greatest ally.

Making Iran Into Enemy Number One

Fariba Amini | Posted 11.06.2012 | World
Fariba Amini

Iran is not an exemplary country by any measure, and it is far from having a representative government. It has a dismal human rights record but it is preposterous to claim that it is the biggest threat not just to Israel and the United States but to the world.

Israeli Experts: Attacking Iran Will Ravage Israeli Economy

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 10.23.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

It is time for the United State to act like Israel's ally, rather than Netanyahu's, and prevent any attack on Iran. In fact, I believe that is precisely what Obama is quietly doing. He just needs to make sure that Netanyahu gets the message.

Israel's Posturing: Behind Netanyahu and Barak's Threats to Attack Iran

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 10.21.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

While Israel's determination to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons has not changed, the new strategy is meant to strongly convey that Israel is not bluffing.

What U.S. and Iranian Leaders Can Do to Avert War

Thomas J. Buonomo | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
Thomas J. Buonomo

It is clear that if U.S. and Iranian political leaders continue down the present course they will almost certainly lead us into another bloody war. Out of empathy for those who will do the fighting and dying, here are a few things they can do to avert conflict.

In Secret War in Iran, Some Rules Restrain the Mossad

Dan Raviv | Posted 10.08.2012 | World
Dan Raviv

Aimed -- it seems -- at keeping America's attention firmly on the unacceptable danger of Iran building nuclear weapons, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are hinting that an Israeli attack on Iran could come at any time.

In a Future Nuclear Confrontation, Iran and Israel Would Have No Hotline to Avert Catastrophe

Alan Elsner | Posted 10.01.2012 | World
Alan Elsner

In an Israeli-Iranian confrontation, who would their leaders call? How would they communicate? There may be backchannels but these are slow, cumbersome and unreliable. The danger of a catastrophe would be unacceptably high.

Live Updates On The Nuclear Tug-Of-War With Iran

Posted 07.03.2012 | World

An international tug-of-war over Iran’s controversial nuclear program has pitted several world powers against the Islamic Republic, with little sign...

Iran, Israel, and the Bomb

David Harris | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
David Harris

When I first saw the headline in the current issue (July/August 2012) of Foreign Affairs -- "Why Iran Should Get the Bomb" -- I thought there was a ty...