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Obama To Iran And Israel: 'I Don't Bluff'

Posted 03.02.2012 | Home

President Barack Obama says he means it when he insists it's unacceptable for Iran to have a nuclear weapon. "I don't bluff," Obama said in an intervi...

Nico Pitney

Liveblog: Latest Updates On Israel-Iran Conflict | Nico Pitney | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home

The prospect of a high-profile military conflict looms again in the Middle East. National security analysts believe Israel's government is giving seri...

Joshua Hersh

Iran: Low Support Among Israelis For Solo Attack | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.29.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- A new poll of Israeli public opinion found surprisingly low levels of support for a military strike against Iran -- and especially if Isra...

Nico Pitney

Liveblog: Latest Updates On Israel-Iran Conflict | Nico Pitney | Posted 02.29.2012 | Home


Iran: Obama's Indecisiveness Makes Israeli Strike Likely

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

Israel would not have found itself seriously deliberating to undertake a preventive military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities without U.S. approval had the Obama administration acted more resolutely much earlier.

Allen West Warns Of 'Second Holocaust' In Israel

Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) recently warned that a "second Holocaust" could break out in Israel if the United States didn't take sufficient action to pro...

Russia: Iran Strike Would Have Catastrophic Consequences

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home

MOSCOW, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Russia warned Israel not to attack Iran over its nuclear programme, saying on Wednesday that military action would have c...

Twisted Twitter Chatter, The Hindu, and Jews

David Harris | Posted 04.21.2012 | Home
David Harris

These journalistic provocateurs created a red herring by invoking unwarranted images of starvation and death, and associating them with "the Jews," for whom they obviously haven't the highest regard.

Michael Calderone

Iran Nuclear Coverage Echoes Iraq War Media Frenzy | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.21.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Military strikes expected! Weapons inspectors called in! A murky al Qaeda connection! And Cheney says time's up for Ira... Wait. Haven'...

The Imperial Way

Noam Chomsky | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Noam Chomsky

Why exactly is Iran regarded as such a colossal threat? The question is rarely discussed, but it is not hard to find a serious answer -- though not, as usual, in the fevered pronouncements.

Why Would Israel Attack Iran, Really?

Ira Chernus | Posted 04.10.2012 | Home
Ira Chernus

Even if the Iranians did manage to make a handful of nuclear weapons, why should we believe they would ever use them against Israel? They know that Israel already has 100 to 200 nukes of its own -- enough to destroy every major city in Iran.

Why the Term "Israel First" Matters

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 04.04.2012 | Home
MJ Rosenberg

I do not want America to be dragged into a war that Netanyahu provokes and which the United States would then be dragged into. I favor diplomacy, unconditional diplomacy, with all issues on the table.

After Iraq Success, Neocons Push Iran War

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
MJ Rosenberg

It makes no sense. And yet, due to the pressure of the pro-war lobby, it is diplomacy that is barely on the table, while war, always the direst option, is front and center.

SHOCK: Israeli Officers Allegedly Posed As CIA Agents

Foreign Policy | Posted 03.14.2012 | Home

Buried deep in the archives of America's intelligence services are a series of memos, written during the last years of President George W. Bush's admi...

Assassination in Tehran: An Act Of War?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 03.12.2012 | Home
MJ Rosenberg

Actions like these against civilians in one country endanger civilians in others. Imagine how the United States or Israel would react if Iran or even Canada started bumping off nuclear scientists (or anyone else) in Washington.

Iran: Israel, US Killed Nuclear Scientist

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2012 | Home

By Ramin Mostafavi TEHRAN, Jan 11 (Reuters) - An Iranian nuclear scientist was blown up in his car by a motorbike hitman on Wednesday...

Bombing Iran's Nuclear Facilities: Shortsighted or Resolute?

Paul Heroux | Posted 03.05.2012 | Home
Paul Heroux

In what may be one of the most outrageous comments about resolving the Iranian nuclear standoff, Rick Santorum said that he would bomb Iran's nuclear facilities if they do not open up for IAEA inspectors. Is this prudent or foolish?

A Warning Call

Ephraim Sneh | Posted 02.18.2012 | Home
Ephraim Sneh

Sanctions, if seriously implemented will accelerate the collapse of the repressive regime in Tehran. And, Israel will be exempted of the need to take military action against Iran, with all its repercussions.

How the Mossad Is Reining in Netanyahu on Iran

Sigurd Neubauer | Posted 01.14.2012 | Home
Sigurd Neubauer

Politics aside, it is not the first time that Benjamin Netanyahu's hardline national security positions have been openly challenged by senior Israeli intelligence officials.

AIPAC's "War With Iran" Bill Passes House Committee

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

Wasting no time after its success in getting the administration to oppose Palestinian statehood at the United Nations, and still celebrating the UNESCO funding cut-off, the lobby has returned to its #1 priority: pushing for war with Iran.

Iran Ups the Ante

Stanley Kober | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stanley Kober

The choices facing Israel are not enviable. Its fears of an Iran with nuclear weapons are understandable, but the political environment is not what it was before. A fresh approach may be in order, before time runs out altogether.

Iran Makes Waves In Israel By Sending Ships To The Suez Canal

Time | KARL VICK / JERUSALEM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Uprisings across the Arab world. Bearings askew. Sands shifting like nobody's business. And into this disorienting world of new uncertainties, the Isl...

Wait Him Out

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

The Iranian nuclear program is still not operational and has encountered some difficulties of late. Why not wait him out? Whoever follows him is bound to be better, not worse.

Israel Has '8 Days' To Strike Iranian Nuclear Site, Says Former UN Envoy John Bolton

Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Former UN envoy John Bolton said Israel has just "eight days" to launch a military strike to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions before such an attack would...

Iran, We Hardly Know Ye

Iara Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Iara Lee

This recent round of sanctions is an unjust act of economic warfare against the people of Iran, and another step in the wrong direction on our calamitous approach both to that country and the region.