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Twisted Twitter Chatter, The Hindu, and Jews

David Harris | Posted 04.21.2012 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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 | World

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 | World
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 | World

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

Bombing Iran's Nuclear Facilities: Shortsighted or Resolute?

Paul Heroux | Posted 03.05.2012 | World
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 | World
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.

Israeli Defense Minister: Iran Strike May Be Only Option At Some Point

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 01.31.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel does not want to take military action against Iran over its nuclear program, but at some point may have no other option, Isra...

How the Mossad Is Reining in Netanyahu on Iran

Sigurd Neubauer | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
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.

Iranian Supreme Leader Warns Of 'Strong Slap And An Iron Fist'

AP | Posted 01.10.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's supreme leader on Thursday warned Israel and the United States that Tehran's response will be tough should its archenemies...

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.

Poll Shows Israel Divided Over Iran Attack

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 01.03.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israelis are evenly divided over whether their country should carry out a military strike against Iran's nuclear program, according ...

NATO Has 'No Intention Whatsoever' Of Intervening In Iran

AP | By SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 01.03.2012 | World

BRUSSELS -- NATO has "no intention whatsoever" of intervening in Iran, the alliance's top official said in response to reports that some governments m...

Iran Blames Israel For Killing Its Nuclear Scientists

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 11.20.2011 | World

VIENNA — Blaming Israel for assassinating its nuclear scientists, Iran said Tuesday it would not retaliate for the "ugly phenomenon" but would s...

Iran: No Hostile Intentions For Suez Canal Ships

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Iran's navy chief says Iran had "no hostile intentions" by sending two warships to the Mediterranean for the first time in mor...

Iran Ups the Ante

Stanley Kober | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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.

Israel: Iran Warships Are A Provocation

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Two Iranian warships sailed from the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean on Tuesday, the first such trip in at least three decades, el...

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

Time | KARL VICK / JERUSALEM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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

Iran: More Than 10 Arrested Linked To Mossad

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's intelligence chief said Tuesday that more than 10 people arrested in connection with last year's killing of a nuclear phys...

Iran Claims To Have Penetrated Israel's Spy Agency

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's intelligence services said Monday they have arrested suspects in the assassination a year ago of a nuclear physicist in a ...

Iran Hangs Man Convicted Of Being An 'Israeli Spy'

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Tuesday hanged an Iranian convicted of spying for the country's archenemy Israel, the official IRNA news agency reported....